Today’s Fashion Headlines: Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January 7, 2014 • Fashion Blog



One of the helmets designed by Nicole Miller


Michael Kors and DVF Move Their NYFW Shows to Spring Studios

Lincoln Center will be losing two designer vets at next month’s New York Fashion Week shows: Diane von Furstenberg and Michael Kors have both opted to head downtown to Spring Studios to trot out their fall 2014 wares.While neither designer has explained their southern moves (yet), the absence of two major names on the official Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week roster, according to WWD, adds to a growing list of recent changes. Last month, IMG announced tweaked show spaces, prices and guest lists at Lincoln Center; shortly after IMG announced its new owner, William Morris Endeavor. DVF will now show an hour later than her usual schedule spot, at 5 p.m. on February 9th, while Kors will maintain his 10 a.m. slot on February 12th.

CFDA Members Design ‘Haute Couture’ Football Helmets

Fashion has finally landed on the gridiron, via a freewheeling array of 48 “haute couture” football helmets as part of the New York area’s inevitable Super Bowl frenzy. The roaring panthers, bucking broncos and lightning bolts on the macho helmets of surviving NFL playoff teams have been upended by happy florals, Mohawk streaks, moody embroidery, faux stretchy mesh and even a twinkling touch of Swarovski. They’re one-of-a-kind helmets styled by members of the Council of Fashion Designers of America in conjunction with the National Football League and Bloomingdale’s, and will unveil the helmets in the windows of its 59th Street flagship and online, and begin auctioning them off to support the NFL Foundation.

International Woolmark Prize Finalists to Show in Milan

The Woolmark Co. has finalized plans for the International Woolmark Prize competition that will take place in Milan during fashion week on Feb. 21. The five selected finalists will show their merino wool collections during a fashion show at the Museo Della Triennale, competing for the 100,000 Australian dollar global award. The judging panel for the final event are Angelica Cheung, editor at large of Vogue China; Colette Garnsey, director of Australian Wool Innovation; Franca Sozzani, editor in chief of Vogue Italia; Frida Giannini, Gucci’s creative director; Tim Blanks, editor at large of, and fashion writer Colin McDowell.

-Mehar Singh

Sources: WWD and Fashion Week Daily; Photo:WWD

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