Tanya Taylor Wins the International Woolmark Prize USA Regional Final

The Designer Will Compete With Other International Finalists February 2016.

Acclaimed American designer Tanya Taylor has had a meteoric rise in the fashion world since she first appeared on the scene just a few years ago. But at long last, after a handful of fashion award nominations, Taylor can now call herself the winner of the International Woolmark Prize for the USA region in womenswear.

INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRIZE USA Regional Awards 2015

A Glowing Tanya Taylor with Her Winning Look Read More..

Acclaimed American designer Tanya Taylor has had a meteoric rise in the fashion world since she first appeared on the scene just a few years ago. But at long last, after a handful of fashion award nominations, Taylor can now call herself the winner of the International Woolmark Prize for the USA region in womenswear.

INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRIZE USA Regional Awards 2015

A Glowing Tanya Taylor with Her Winning Look

An impressive panel of judges, including Saks’ own Colleen Sherin, VP, Senior Fashion Director; Eric Jennings, VP, Men’s Fashion Director; Ariel Foxman, Editor-in-Chief of InStyle, Francisco Costa, Women’s Creative Director of Calvin Klein Collection; John Varvatos, Chairman of John Varvatos; Malcolm Carfrae, Global Head of Communitcations, Public Relations and Media for Ralph Lauren; Michelle Lee, Director of Americas for The Woolmark Company; Stefano Tonchi, Editor-in-Chief of W Magazine and Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA.

INTERNATIONAL WOOLMARK PRIZE USA Regional Awards 2015

This Year’s Esteemed Panel of Judges for the US Competition

“Innovation was evident in all aspects of the collection,” offered Francisco Costa after announcing Taylor as the womenswear winner for the USA. “From fabric choices to overall creativity. It was free-spirited, happy and playful. I especially loved the prints and the variety of knits.”

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Tanya Taylor: Bella Printed Silk Dress

Though, this coup is not the final step for Taylor. “It was such an honor to be nominated by The Woolmark Company and to be chosen to represent the US for the women’s designer challenge,” Taylor admitted. “To be announced as the winner by Francisco Costa is a dream. I’m thrilled and so looking forward to February and meeting the global finalists.” Taylor takes home a grand prize of AU$50,000 as the womenswear finalist for the US, but come Februrary, who knows, perhaps she’ll take the grand AU$100,000 prize with her back to the states.

 

Dress like a winner in Tanya Taylor.


Saks at the Shows: John Varvatos Spring/Summer 2016

John Varvatos Returns to New York City with a Rock & Roll Fueled Collection.

It’s been eight years since American designer John Varvatos showed his menswear collection in a New York show space. With the debut of the New York Fashion Week Men’s platform, they looked to the Rock & Roll fashion master himself to be the closer of ceremonies. As luck would have it, he didn’t disappoint, sending a collection down the runway that was all attitude and energy.

John Varvotos on His Return to the New York Runway

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Graphic Stripes and Pitch-Perfect Tailoring Made This a Men’s Week Best Read More..

It’s been eight years since American designer John Varvatos showed his menswear collection in a New York show space. With the debut of the New York Fashion Week Men’s platform, they looked to the Rock & Roll fashion master himself to be the closer of ceremonies. As luck would have it, he didn’t disappoint, sending a collection down the runway that was all attitude and energy.

John Varvotos on His Return to the New York Runway

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Graphic Stripes and Pitch-Perfect Tailoring Made This a Men’s Week Best

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With Each Passing Look, The Crowd Was Reminded of Why John Varvatos is an American Great

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These Oxblood Numbers Coalesced the Rock & Roll with the Dandyism to Great Effect

Cause a stir in John Varvatos

Photos Courtesy of Billy Rood


Saks at the Shows: Polo Ralph Lauren Spring/Summer 2016

While Still Holding on to Its Youthful Look, Polo Embraces a More Mature Composure.

The Polo Ralph Lauren man is treading sleeker ground come spring 2016. It would prove hard not to notice the maturity that has been infused in the line. Turns out it wasn’t just a mature touch. Ralph Lauren Black Label will now be absorbed into Polo.

VP, Men’s Fashion Director Eric Jennings on the New Direction of Polo Ralph Lauren

What transpired at the label’s presentation was a great symbiosis of Polo‘s youthful, preppy aesthetic and the sleek, ruggedness of Black Label. All in all, an exciting development.

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Polo Ralph Lauren After Dark Read More..

The Polo Ralph Lauren man is treading sleeker ground come spring 2016. It would prove hard not to notice the maturity that has been infused in the line. Turns out it wasn’t just a mature touch. Ralph Lauren Black Label will now be absorbed into Polo.

VP, Men’s Fashion Director Eric Jennings on the New Direction of Polo Ralph Lauren

What transpired at the label’s presentation was a great symbiosis of Polo‘s youthful, preppy aesthetic and the sleek, ruggedness of Black Label. All in all, an exciting development.

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Polo Ralph Lauren After Dark

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The Denim Looks Were a Major Stand-Out

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The Metropolitan Ralph Lauren Man

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The Iconic Polo Ralph Lauren Look Was Still Very Prevalent for Spring

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Eric Jennings and the Khaki Boys of Polo Ralph Lauren

Show off your style smarts in Polo Ralph Lauren.