Whether realizing it or not, accessories are just as important to fashion week as the garments being shown. A pair of shoes, a necklace, or a clutch can completely transform a look, so why not give accessory designers a pat on the back as well?
The Accessories Council, Style360 & Elle combined forces to create an event specifically focused on accessories and dubbed it: The Accessories Lounge. This took place yesterday at the Metropolitan Pavilion where we mingled with fellow bloggers and people in the press as well as learned about new, up-and-coming designers in the accessories market. They even featured a table with mounds and mounds of delicious cupcakes by TLC’s Cake Boss Chef Dana Herbert, to enjoy while taking a tour of the different designers’ presentations. And to top it all off, it even benefited B.R.A- the bra recycling agency.
The first person to stand on the catwalk just after 11 a.m. at today's Express Your Love Spring 2011 Fashion Show at the Metropolitan Pavilion sponsored by Style360 wasn't decked out in the freshest gear for the 2011 spring season. In fact, the person wasn't even a female. It was Neon Trees' lead singer Tyler Glenn, who sported a black mo-hawk, snow-white sunglasses, a slim-fitting purple velvet jacket, checkered grey pants tucked into black socks dotted with skulls and crossbones, and clunky, untied black boots. And just as the last few seats were filled and the lights narrowed down to the stage, he clicked the microphone, put it to his lips, and started to wail.
Branching out and kicking it up a notch from previous years, STYLE360 made its Fall season debut at a new alternative venue for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Stage37. Serving as the epicenter for the week's off-site runway shows and parties, STYLE360 produced the highly anticipated unveiling of bebe - Kardashians, hosted by celebrity nightlife and fashion queen Kim Kardashian, for her new L.A.-style boutique in Manhattan's SoHo designer district.