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The “Future of Fashion” at FIT

Judged by experts like Neiman Marcus’ Ken Downing, celebrity stylist Kemal Harris, “Today Show” contributor Lilliana Vazquez, even those who did not win presented the very best of the art of textile to the audience. Working off the theme of “Innovation” this year, students worked in two to three submission, under the guidance of industry […]

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Sans Pants Across The World

Conflicting accounts put the origins of this unusual communal occurrence at a Texas college campus decades ago when students decided to ‘drop trou’ in celebration of their end-of-the-year finals. Still, others put the blame on the Texas-based humor organization the Knighthood of BUH. Whoever is responsible for starting the tradition it seems to have originated […]

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After The Met Gala

This year’s theme for the Met Gala was “Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons,” celebrating the famous designer to be featured in this year’s Met museum exhibit. The last time the Met featured an exhibit at the museum focusing on a living designer was with Yves Saint Laurent …back in 1983. The Met Gala, what has been […]

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Peter W. Czernich’s Dominatrix

As a top fetish photographer, and the man who began “Marquis,” Peter W. Czernich claims “shooting dominant women has been one of my specialties,” and Czernich shoots them in latex costumes, rubber clothing, leather, you name it. His latest (and fourth) photo book, Dominatrix debuts this summer and Czernich is currently running a Crowdfunding site […]

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Dawnamatrix collaborates with artist Lana Crooks for the World of Wearable Art competition

Dawnamatrix and sculptor and fiber artist Lana Crooks collaborated to make a dress for the upcoming World of Wearable Art competition in New Zealand. WOW® is a globally respected and renowned international design competition. Yearly it draws hundreds of entries from all over the world, awarding $165,000 in prize money, and internships with huge creative […]

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Rockin’ Billboard, Part 2

As much talking about musicians like Katy Perry and getting the call from stylist Andrew Richardson to create what has, to date, been one of our most seen creations, the inflatable skirt and “Skater Dress” for CoverGirl’s “Plumpify Mascara” commercial, Shira also delved deep into the Dawnamatrix story. I loved how her article focused on […]

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Dawnamatrix and Billboard, A ‘Rockin’ Match-Part 1

Latex clothing and Billboard? Why not, we say. Writer Shira Karsen, the Lifestyle Editor for Billboard.com recognizes how the styles and material we so love are slipping ever further into the mainstream in her just published: “The Fashion Designer Bringing Latex From Cosplay to Katy Perry & Nicki Minaj: Exclusive”…an exclusive with, yours truly!

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Hillary In Leather

Culturally we’ve pretty much come to expect the black jacket turn from men. From Brando in “The Wild One,” to Elvis’ ’68 “Comeback Special” (dressed in head-to-toe black leather actually) to John Travolta’s T-Bird leader in Grease, the ubiquitous leather jacket has been recognized as male king-of-the-heap style. Yes, we did have Beyoncé wearing her […]