They’re Planning To Combine Male & Females Fashion Shows

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Tom Ford and Vetements, Gucci announced at The New York Times International Luxury Conference in Versailles on Tuesday that it will be combining its men’s and women’s shows beginning in 2017.  Similar announcements came from Burberry (which will combine its men’s and women’s shows starting in September)

 

Gala @ The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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The Met Gala has been held every year since 1946.  Everyone who’s someone big is there, and if you’re lucky enough to receive an invitation, you’d better be stepping on the big night.  Each year, the gala is given a theme around which the evening (and the institute’s featured exhibition for the year) revolves, and guests are expected to dress to fit said theme. This year’s theme, however, has the potential to generate a lot of interesting discussion.  The 2016 Costume Institute Exhibit, along with the opening gala which will take place on Monday, May 2, has been given the theme “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology,” and will examine how modern fashion is being shaped by modern technology – and vice versa. We can expect  feature items made with traditional handmade crafting techniques like embroidery and lacework intermingled with smart wearables and machine-made designs. Expect to see a lot of 3D printed clothing and accessories, among items made with other machined techniques like laser cutting, ultrasonic welding and circular knitting. The exhibition itself, which will be open to the public from May 5 to August 15, will also feature several “in process” workshops, including a 3D printing workshop in which guests can see firsthand how 3D printed clothing is created.

This year’s gala and exhibition is sponsored by  Apple,  the tech giant that has been quite focused lately on not only wearable technology but high-fashion wearable technology.

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You Tube Stars Now In The Running For Emmys

 

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Thanks to the introduction of new categories that will recognize digital short-form content.YouTube stars could end up winning awards not only for their shows but also their acting.The Television Academy outlined the changes today, which include the addition of three awards: Outstanding Short Form Series, Variety; Outstanding Individual Actor in a Short Form Series; and Outstanding Individual Actress in a Short Form Series. Additionally, the Short Format Live Entertainment category has been renamed Outstanding Short Form Series, Comedy or Drama; and Short Format Nonfiction is now Outstanding Short Form Series, Reality/Nonfiction.

Digital players such as Netflix and Amazon have increasingly swept the awards in recent years thanks to their big-budget shows, which generally contain episodes that clock in at 30 minutes or more.These category changes reflect the broader opportunities that emerging networks and distribution platforms, such as Maker Studios, Fullscreen, Crackle, AwesomenessTV, YouTube Red, Adult Swim, and others, are seizing in choosing innovative formats that enable our television community to share stories in novel and entertaining ways.The expanded short-form Emmys will be handed out at the Creative Arts Emmy Awards, a ceremony that takes place prior to the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast.

 

Under The Table

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Christian Louboutin, world renown for his red soled ultra-high stilettos, is focusing on flats for Spring 2016. The brand just released a film titled Under the Table by Parisian duo Mathilde Toulot and Olivia da Costa, which features mostly flats, sneakers, and a few kitten heels beneath white cloth dinner tables.

 

Fashion Week New York 2016

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The Council of Fashion Designers of America is looking FOR a solution for what many in the industry find to be a “broken system”—the fashion show. Consumers are now experiencing collections right as they happen, However, in most cases the same clothes that come down the runway are not available for sale until months in the future. To try to find answers about what place the runway show actually holds in today’s fashion calendar, the CFDA has contracted Boston Consultancy Group to conduct a study

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Hisotric Hotels

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 Historic Hotels of America was founded in 1989 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation with 32 charter members. Today, Historic Hotels of America has more than 250 historic hotels. These historic hotels have all faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity in the United States of America, including 46 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Historic Hotels of America is comprised of mostly independently owned and operated properties

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Restaurant Companies Will Become Tech Companies

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Over the past year, restaurant chains have invested heavily in recruiting serious tech players into top management in chief information officer or chief technology officer roles. Starbucks Corp. hired a former Adobe executive Gerri Martin-Flickinger. Chipotle Mexican Grill hired Starbucks’ former CIO Curt Garner. And countless other restaurant chains have announced the hiring of a first technology chief or vice president who will develop and implement new digital strategies that will fundamentally increase customer engagement, from RAVE Restaurant Group to Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. Blue Apron, HelloFresh, Plated and others are popping up across the country offering consumers the promise of a restaurant-quality meal they can make themselves without the fuss of shopping or the need for cooking skills. Typically meal kits are ordered online and delivered straight to consumers at a reasonable price. Some argue that the meal-kit trend will be a flash in the pan and peter out. Guests will be able to use their smart phones to order, pay ahead and get their meal delivered by Postmates.

A new service called Dispatch, scheduled to debut before the end of the year, will allow guests to order and pay through the restaurant apps, then at checkout select a delivery option. Guests will then see a selection of delivery price quotes from local courier providers and to track their delivery selection in real time.

ChowNow likewise is developing online ordering platforms designed to allow restaurant operators to control the ordering-to-payment-to-delivery process through their own branded apps or websites. In San Francisco, Chicago and New York, the software company is partnering with specially trained Uber drivers to offer delivery, and the service is expected to expand to more markets next year.

Film To Be Made On The life of Lamborghini

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The life and loves of Ferruccio Lamborghini will be the subject of an upcoming film depicting the founder of the famous car company named after him.

Already assigned the working title of Lamborghini — The Legend, the biopic project was announced this week and is expected to film this summer in Italy and other locations around the world.

The film is expected to draw inspiration from an unspecified biography about Lamborghini and input from the car creator’s son, Tonino
Originally a tractor manufacturer, Lamborghini first rose to prominence as a developer of agricultural equipment during the postwar period in Italy. He eventually created the automobile company Automobili Lamborghini in 1963, and the cars bearing his name went on to become some of the most celebrated exotic sports cars in the world. His innovation and success made him one of Italy’s wealthiest industrialists, and he eventually retired to pursue winemaking in the 1970s.

Broadway HD

A new streaming service called Broadway HD is aiming to extend the reach of Broadway and Broadway-caliber shows to anyone, anywhere. While it’s free to subscribe to the service, most shows require a one-time payment (around $8) to stream — though there are a few free options, mainly short, behind-the-scenes stuff. Broadway HD is a trendy idea, especially for those who live far away from New York . Although, Broadway HD’s selection might be too limited to attract most casual theater fans. It currently has around 100 offerings, which are drawn from Broadway Worldwide’s Direct catalog, as well as BBC Worldwide North America and public television station WNET.