The worst thing a writer can do during Fashion Week is oversleep.
….and that’s just what I did this morning, missing an opportunity to see Nanette Lepore’s show.
The alarm didn’t go off. The cat didn’t meow….the next thing I knew it was after 9:00.
So I’m sitting here, watching Robert Verdi tell me what I’m missing –on the American Express Fashion Network (if you haven’t checked it out, definitely, DO)! You can see live video of the tents, the shows, and the “stars” at: http://stylevideo.areyouacardmember.com/
But as Robert just said on his fashion forecast for today, there’s plenty yet to experience in the tents later on. I’ll be seeing Anna Sui, and tonight, I’ll have a special treat….an “American Express Cardmember Only Show” featuring Peter Som in the Promenade at the Tents at Bryant Park!
It may be all about Fall 2008 in the tents, normally, but this show is all about Peter Som’s Spring 2008 collection, which will be available in stores next month (March 2008). During the one hour event, American Express cardmembers will get the inside scoop on how to order the looks they have seen. And, Peter Som will take questions from the crowd, talk about designing his different collections and his new role at Bill Blass.
…how can you beat that!
Peter Som’s clothes are popular, and getting even more so. In July 2007 Som announced his appointment at the house of Bill Blass as creative director of the iconic American brand. He know oversees the company’s entire women’s collection, including all owned and licensed divisions.
All proceeds from the American Express Cardmember only show ticket sales will go towards the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund :: CFDA.com Council of Fashion Designers . The fund’s purpose is to generate sufficient income each year to fund significant financial awards to one or more designers and provide business mentoring. Award recipients are selected by a Committee of industry experts, based on the exceptional talent they have already demonstrated in fashion design and their capacity for future distinction in the fashion industry.
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