Today’s Fashion Headlines: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

October 22, 2013 • Fashion, Fashion News

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Darren Romanelli and Kate Dwyer                       Some looks from the Coca-Cola by DRx collection.

Coca-Cola, Dr. Romanelli Team for Retro Collection

Known for reconstructing vintage clothing pieces, Dr. Romanelli is partnering with Coca-Cola to create fashion inspired by the soft drink brand’s famous iconography. The collection includes a total of 200 pieces of “Coca-Cola by DRx,” including signature bomber and biker jackets, vests, and cut-and-sew T-shirts. This unisex line is sourced from flea markets and vintage stores around the world. Each piece is a customized item stitched together from multiple Coca-Cola garments, including vintage clothing, delivery jackets, workwear, uniforms and pants. The retro finds span a period from the 60’s to the 90’s. The collection will launch today at Opening Ceremony in New York, Los Angeles and London; Colette in Paris; Fruition in Las Vegas; Unknwn in Miami; NoMad in Toronto; United Arrows in Tokyo, and Juice in Hong Kong and Shanghai.

Anne Hathaway Lends a Hand to Elyse Walker’s Pink Party

Elyse Walker hosted her ninth annual Pink Party and fashion show Friday night at Santa Monica Airport with help from Oscar winner Anne Hathway. The actress has a good friend who was treated at the Women’s Cancer Center at Cedars Sinai, for which the event raised $1.7 million. Among those who came out for the runway show featuring fall looks from Chloé, Valentino, Lanvin, Matthew Williamson, J.Mendel (who dressed Hathaway), and Barbara Bui were Jessica Capshaw, Kate Beckinsale, Usher, Poppy Montgomery, Maria Bello, Paz Vega, Frances Fisher, Francesca Eastwood and designers Ken Kaufman and Isaac Franco – their line KAUFMANFRANCO closed the show.

FGI Honors Gustavo Cadile in Miami

New York-based Argentine designer Gustavo Cadile returned to his alma mater’s city of Miami last week to pick up Fashion Group International’s Fashion Achievement Award, while premiering his spring collection of signature gowns and cocktail dresses. Launched in 2007, the label was renamed Memeka after the designer’s mother and is carried at specialty stores such as Mark Ingram Atelier in New York, Gus Mayer in Nashville and Barbara Katz in Boca Raton, Fla.

-Mehar Singh

Source: WWD

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