A Tanya Taylor designed football is displayed at the unveiling of the CFDA Footballs Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at the NFL headquarters in New York.
A football designed by Betsey Johnson is shown at the unveiling of the CFDA Footballs, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at NFL headquarters in New York.
An Illesteva football is shown at the unveiling of the CFDA footballs Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016, at NFL headquarters in New York.
Founders of Juicy Couture Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor will be the subjects of a television show on the Freeform network.
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The new Who What Wear collection for Target features bold accessories, feminine prints and easy layering pieces, such as the gathered Bardot top ($24.99), pencil skirt in crosshatch print ($27.99) and double zip rectangle bag in green with ebony ($29.99).
By Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
No need to have a Valentine to feel giddy this February. For fashion lovers, at least, the month ahead is packed with lots to gush about.
From fresh fashionable bargains to a stylish twist on the Super Bowl, here are some things to do, see and shop for in February to warm your heart (and your wardrobe).
Event to check out: Some traditions just keep getting richer with time. Take Carnegie Mellon University’s Lunar Gala fashion show, for instance. Now in its 20th year, the event unites student designers, models, dancers, videographers, technicians and more talents to bring the production to life. This year’s theme is Strain, a nod to the event’s endurance and evolution. Check it out at 8 p.m. Feb. 13 in the campus’ Wiegand Gym. Tickets go on sale Monday at Cohon University Center. Information: www.lunargala.org.
New York Fashion Week watch: February is poised to be a one-two punch for fashion across the Big Apple. Monday kicks off the second Council of Fashion Designers of America New York Fashion Week: Men’s shows, which will run through Thursday. Then the marathon of runway shows resumes Feb. 11-18 for the women’s shows. While all eyes will be on the trends for next fall and winter, there’s already a slew of celebs and shows that fashion fans are anticipating: What do the Kardashians have up their sleeves for an event that Women’s Wear Daily reports will open New York Fashion Week? Will Kanye West be back with another Yeezy installment? Who will land Rag & Bone’s runway show ticket giveaway? To keep up with it all as it unfolds, #NYFWM and #NYFW are the hashtags you’ll want to follow on social media. Plus, stick with each event’s official website — www.cfda.com and www.nyfw.com — for more updates.
Are you ready for some (fashion) football?:Not a football aficionado? No problem! In honor of Super Bowl 50, designers decked out 50 footballs that will be auctioned off to raise funds for programs that support youth football and health programs for athletes, among other sports-related community endeavors. The Council of Fashion Designers of America teamed with the NFL in 2014 for a similar charity collaboration (that time, it was with bespoke helmets) when the Super Bowl was held in New Jersey. It was so successful that they decided to give it another go. Betsey Johnson, Kenneth Cole, Rachel Roy, Nicole Miller, Marchesa and Tiffany & Co. are among the designers and brands who lent their talents to the project this time around. Place your bid on your favorite ball through Feb. 14 at NFL.com/auction.
Break out your velour tracksuit: Yep, pop culture’s favorite two-piece Juicy Couture leisure wear, known for its rainbow of colors and buttery-soft fabrics, is making a comeback, with its resurgence landing recent mentions in the likes of Vogue and People StyleWatch. But that’s not all that’s got people talking lately about the brand and its founders, Gela Nash-Taylor, a Carnegie Mellon University graduate, and Pamela Skaist-Levy. A couple of “Gossip Girl” producers and Mila Kunis’ production company Orchard Farms Productions will produce a TV show about Juicy Couture’s built-from-the-ground-up emergence in the fashion industry, which Ms. Nash-Taylor and Ms. Skaist-Levy described in their 2014 memoir, “The Glitter Plan.” It’s anticipated to be a weekly half-hour show that will air on the Freeform network (formerly known as ABC Family). No air date yet, but at least we can slip into our circa 2000 tracksuits while we wait!
What to buy (without breaking the bank): Target is a master at coming up with collaborations that keep fashionistas glued to computer screens and standing in lines for hours when they’re released. (I think some of us still are recovering from Missoni mayhem in 2011, when demand for the limited-edition capsule collection overwhelmed the retailer and crashed its website.) For 2016, it’s partnered with fashion site Who What Wear to roll out a monthly capsule collection with a street-style flair. The site’s founders (and former ELLE editors), Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power, will come up with ideas for the apparel based on their own stylish insights, along with feedback from their online followers. The first installment debuts today and features feminine prints, bold accessories, denim designs and more easy layering pieces for spring — all of which are priced at less than $50. See more at www.Target.com.
For more from Post-Gazette style editor Sara Bauknecht, visit the PG’s fashion blog Stylebook at www.post-gazette.com/stylebook. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @SaraB_PG or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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