May 23, 2021

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Pierre Yovanovitch Launches a Furniture Brand

“After years of creating custom pieces for my interiors projects,” AD100 designer Pierre Yovanovitch explains to AD PRO, “I felt like the facet of my design work was ripe for fruition, so to speak.” This week, the acclaimed decorator and interior architect is debuting 45 new furniture and lighting pieces with a special installation at the Académie d’Architecture at Place des Vosges in Paris. And as luck would have it, the launch happens to coincide with his firm’s 20th anniversary. 

For fans of Yovanovitch’s work, the news will likely bring to mind his past experiments in furniture design. (Two small

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May 2021 Fashion Collaborations, News, and Launches

The weather is slowly but surely heating up, and spring fashion is following suit. From Burberry’s newest bag launch to Fendi’s trippy collaboration with Sarah Coleman, watch this space for the month’s newest and most anticipated fashion collaborations, launches, and products.

More Joy Launches First Le Specs Collaboration

Who: More Joy

What: Sunglasses collaboration with Le Specs

Where: Available in-store and online May 20th

Why: Christopher Kane’s More Joy line is inspired by just that: a line that inspires joy, hope, and optimism that go beyond a label or item. They have brought their classic logo and happy-go-lucky attitude

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Studio Ghibli Launches Adorable Spirited Away Jewelry Line

Studio Ghibli recently released its first foray into the world of computer-generated animation with Earwig And The Witch, and it seems as if the anime studio is once again diving into some strange territory with a jewelry line that celebrates one of its biggest blockbusters in Spirited Away. Following a young girl traversing through a magical world in an attempt to change her parents back into human beings after a spell transformed them into pigs, Spirited Away won an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and was one of the most profitable movies to ever be released in Japan.

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Esports Fashion Group launches and unveils Esports Fashion Week

Esports Fashion Group, a new firm founded by Warren Fish, Owen Fish, Ali Rezvan, and Alex Bienert, has announced its formation and unveiled its first event, Esports Fashion Week. 

According to the release, Esports Fashion Week is projected for Q3 2021, with the event expected to be a ‘first-of-its-kind hub’ for brands within the industry to debut their latest collections.

Image credit: Esports Fashion Group

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Esports Fashion Group’s founders have experience across a multitude of sectors and have held positions at firm’s such as Verizon, Microsoft, Nintendo, and Movember. Warren Fish,

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Bellevue fashion designer launches knitwear brand with unique material

SSKEIN clothes are made from the hair of Peruvian baby Alpacas. #k5evening

SEATTLE — Elisa Yip is the visionary behind SSKEIN, a clothing line that specializes in luxury knitwear.

“I love knitwear!  It’s my favorite category to wear because it’s endless possibilities,” explained Elisa. 

The opportunity to create her own brand came about in June 2020, after a professional loss.  After more than 10 years at her dream job designing for Nordstrom, the pandemic led to her getting furloughed. 

She admits at the time of not even knowing what a furlough was. Months later, the temporary layoff would become

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Dia & Co, The Leading Clothing and Lifestyle Brand for Plus-Size Women, Launches into Swimwear

NEW YORK, March 19, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Dia & Co, the leading clothing and lifestyle brand for style in sizes 10-32, announced today the launch of it’s newest category: swimwear continuing their mission to provide every woman access to stylish options that make her look and feel her best. The collections represent Dia’s belief in the power of style to transform, and provide customers with fun, fresh, fashion-forward swimwear. A digital-only retailer and community of more than 5 million women, Dia & Co is launching with top swim brands to offer its community an expansive selection of swimwear

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Dior Launches Gem Dior Watches and Jewelry Together

GEM DIOR: Victoire de Castellane is launching a new line of abstract, 1970s-flavored watches and jewelry called Gem Dior, a striking collection that features patches of various gemstones — marking the first time the Dior designer has created a watches and jewelry collection together.

Like many in the sector, the launch was postponed due to the pandemic crisis, and comes as the luxury industry shows signs of improvement, thanks to robust demand in Asia.

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“It’s a style that I would describe as abstract-organic,” de Castellane said. The prominent design is de Castellane’s second watch model for

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Missoma Launches Its First Fine Jewelry Collection

Counting fans in Meghan Markle, Kate Middleton, and a few hundred thousand people on Instagram, Missoma’s appeal is hard to deny. The British jewelry brand is loved for making trend-forward, affordable pieces—and its empire’s reach is steadily growing. (November 2020, for instance, saw the brand introduce men’s chains that Connell Waldron would undoubtedly approve of.)

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Meghan, Duchess of Sussex wears Missoma’s open heart signet ring on a trip to Sussex. March 3, 2018.

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Now, for the first time in Missoma’s 13-year history, the brand is tapping into fine jewelry. Called Missoma Fine, the brand’s foray into 14ct

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Fashion Designer, Niiamar, Launches Documentary on Prime Video

NEW YORK, Feb. 10, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Fashion and costume designer, Niiamar, launches his debut documentary on Prime Video.

The documentary, dubbed NIIAMAR: It Is What It Is, captures the inspiring experiences and challenges faced by fashion and costume designer, Niiamar Felder. Poised for a breakthrough in the fashion industry, NIIAMAR showcases the entrepreneurial spirit of a trail blazing talent. In this 26-minute film narrative, Niiamar designs a Fall (2014) collection, with a host of friends, all adding High Passion and High Drama.

Niiamar is a graduate of Florida A&M University (FAMU) and has been a fashion and costume

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