Event + Runway Recap Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2018

26th Annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares - An Unforgettable Evening of Fashion and Philanthropy

Jeffrey Fashion Cares Co-Chairs: (l-r) Louise Sams, Jeffrey Kalinsky, Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy /   Photo: Ben Rose Photography

Jeffrey Fashion Cares Co-Chairs: (l-r) Louise Sams, Jeffrey Kalinsky, Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy / Photo: Ben Rose Photography

The 26th anniversary of Jeffrey Fashion Cares benefitted Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina. Over the course of its history, Jeffrey Fashion Cares has raised more than 15 million dollars for its beneficiaries.  For more information, visit jeffreyfashioncares.com.  

A special thank you to the 2018 sponsors including: Host of the Night - Phipps Plaza; Toast of the Night - Nordstrom; and Presenting – Blue Sky Agency, eventologie, Jeffrey Atlanta | New York, MAGNUM Co., and The Tavern at Phipps. 

Jeffrey Kalinsky’s Fall Trend Forecast: 

If there is one bold font message from the Fall 2018 shows, it’s that fashion is forever changing. In a world where bothmenswear and womenswear are being presented together, brands are evolving from the notion of seasonal collections.

If we had to choose one word to describe the season, it is #EMPOWERMENT. The expression of femininity came in many differentshapes and sizes. From sharp shoulder outerwear, to an array of shine and iridescent colors, Fall 18 was anything but safe.  

Other notable trends we noticed on the runways:

Sparkle:  Traditional sequins just don’t cut it! Your favorite knits, dresses, and coats have been transformed into exploded novelty items. The whirl of paillettes storming down the runway was hard to miss and the most shimmering jumpsuits were sent down the cat walk.

Oversize:  Enormous fashion, anyone? Don’t be afraid to layer up with 2-in-1 pieces or oversized strong shoulder outerwear reminiscent of the 80’s. Designers are delivering exciting collaborations with this trend. 

Sports:  Go team go! Many designers took to the sports culture, each creating their own athletic inspired merchandise.

Neon:  Not afraid of color! Fall 2018 brings you iridescent dresses that can be seen from a mile away.  On the runway, there were eye-popping neons (pink, green, and orange) in every type of fabric imaginable, including florescent infused knits.

Plaid:  Plaid looked richer than ever this season. We saw perfect tailoring to strong outerwear, all featuring plaid or plaid prints.

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SNEAK PEEK: JEFFREY FASHION CARES 2018 RUNWAY

My eyes were blinded by the shimmer and sparkle of head-to-toe sequins shining bright in all their brilliance as the model walked the walk for Jeffrey Kalinsky. I entered into the fittings as a runway look by designer [Michael] Halpern was being styled for the show. Jeffrey and JFC Co-chair Lila Hertz were focused, possibly mesmerized, by the model who wore a green, blue and purple sequin jumpsuit with matching knee-high sequin boot - a Halpern/Louboutin collab. The glamazons continued to march out of the Jeffrey Atlanta dressing room in showstoppers by Balenciaga, Givenchy, Dries Van Noten and Saint Laurent. If this preview was any indication of what's to come Monday, August 27 to the Jeffrey Fashion Cares runway, then hold on because JFC is planning to blow you away with a fashion tornado of the latest and hottest Fall looks of the season!

The  26th anniversary of Jeffrey Fashion Cares will benefit Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta, the Atlanta AIDS Fund (AAF), and the Medical University of South Carolina.  Last year’s sold-out event raised nearly $860,000 for the organizations, and in its history, Fashion Cares has grown into one of the largest combined AIDS and breast cancer benefits in the country.  For the 2018 philanthropic affair, guests are invited to mix, mingle and enjoy an unforgettably stylish evening in a completely transformed and private environment in the Monarch Court at the recently renovated Phipps Plaza.

For more information and tickets, visit  jeffreyfashioncares.com.    

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Attom Pop Up Shop Opens at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta

Attom has opened a pop up shop in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta prior to the launch of their permanent store in the development. The luxury concept store is based at Neuchâtel and Berne in Switzerland, and the store at The Shops Buckhead Atlanta is the company’s first US store. Shop labels like Balenciaga, Rick Owens, Maison Margiela and many more. 

The pop up shop is located in the former Helmut Lang location in The Shops Buckhead Atlanta. For more info on Attom, visit http://www.attomshop.co.cc/...

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Jeffrey Fashion Cares 2015 - TICKETS ALMOST SOLD OUT!

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This photo, by Ben Rose, pretty much sums it up. Jeffrey Kalinsky, focused and committed, in a moment of silence, Jeffrey watches his models during one final run through before showtime. What is going through his mind, only he can answer that question, but the outcome is nothing short of perfection.

The 23rd annual Jeffrey Fashion Cares Atlanta is a little over a week away and 2015 co-chairs, Lila Hertz, Jeffrey McQuithy and Louise Sams, have revealed the latest round of exciting details including a glimpse at this year’s silent and live auction, the after-party location and more. The 2015 affair on Monday, August 31, 2015 will also toast the 25th anniversary of Jeffrey Atlanta | New York in Phipps Plaza, where the event will be held in honor of this exciting milestone for acclaimed retailer Jeffrey Kalinsky. 

Below is a glimpse of some of the remarkable auction items just waiting for your bid!

After taking in the live auction and runway show featuring Kalinsky’s style selections from high-end designers such as Balenciaga, Manolo Blahnik, Celine, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Lanvin, Christian Louboutin, Saint Laurent Paris, Valentino and Dries van Noten guests are invited to continue the celebration at the official after-party at Yebo Restaurant & Bar, conveniently located in Phipps Plaza.  An upscale dining and imbibing destination, partygoers can enjoy creative South African small plates, cocktails South African wines and more.

$500 Reserved Seating / Subject to Availability at www.jeffreyfashioncares.com

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I may have shed a tear or two while putting together this tribute for one of the greatest American designers,

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. The legendary designer died Monday night at the age of 82. He dressed celebrities like Sarah Jessica Parker [pictured above at this year's Met Gala] to first ladies like Jacqueline Kennedy. But one of the facts that impressed me most about the designer was that he trained with Balenciaga - tutelage under one of the greatest couturiers in the world set the foundation for the house of de la Renta. Oscar de la Renta was the personification of style, elegance and sophistication. He will not be forgotten. R.I.P.

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Dreaming of Balenciaga: Who Brand Devotees Want to See at the Helm ofthe Fashion House

by guest blogger: Sophie Trimble

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International fashion house

Balenciaga

recently announced that renowned luxury designer and couturier

Alexander Wang

has been appointed as its newest Creative Director. The news follows a statement made by PPR chairman and CEO François-Henri Pinault affirming that former Creative Director

Nicolas Ghesquière

and the fashion house have ended their partnership. After helping shape the legendary Balenciaga fashion house with unparalleled creative talent and influential visions, designer Nicolas Ghesquière leaves behind a 

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legacy and Wang has the fashion prowess to ensure its successful continuity. 

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The Balenciaga fashion house dominates the global fashion industry with its visionary brand and fashion-forward trends. Chief Executive Pinault of PPR, the French luxury group that owns the Balenciaga brand, expresses in 

a press release

that the brand's founder "Cristóbal Balenciaga was a master, a genius whose avant-garde vision dictated fashion’s greatest trends and inspired generations of designers." Under the creative direction of Nicolas Ghesquière since 1997, the brand was shaped by his artistic contribution essential to the unique influence of the house.

Cristóbal Balenciaga founded La Maison Balenciaga in 1919 and established the brand 17 years later in Paris. According to the PPR Group's press release, the Balenciaga fashion house is timelessly recognized for its unprecedented fashion influence between 1930 and 1968. The Balenciaga fashion house has been defined by its epic fashion trends and accessories representative of prêt-à-porter collections. The House continues to formidably transform the fashion industry by creating and marketing prestigious men's and women's fashion, handbag, accessory, shoe, eyewear and fragrance collections.

Nicolas Ghesquière's Resignation

The former Balenciaga director Ghesquière officially ended ties with the fashion house at the end of November. According to NYMag.com, Ghesquière got his start when he assisted French haute couture designer

Jean Paul Gaultier

and designed a men's knitwear line at Pôles. By 23, the young designer started his Balenciaga career by creating funeral clothes. Two years later and Ghesquière officially made a name for himself when he was appointed as Balenciaga's Creative Director. As described by the NYTimes.com, the global fashion brand is lean, seemingly energized with French street cool and relentlessly sharp in its concept; its fashion identity is greatly attributed to the Ghesquière leadership and influence.

Alexander Wang: Creative Visionary

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Alexander Wang, one of the most recognized and hottest names in the industry, 

now replaces

Ghesquière as the House's newest visionary. According to NYDailyNews.com, the 28-year-old designer will take over ready-to-wear collections and accessories. A creatively talented and fashionably illustrious individual, the designer will undoubtedly and effortlessly uphold the brand's iconic image with the edgy and downtown style that made him so internationally acclaimed and famous. Wang expressed in a statement he's "deeply honoured to embark on this new role for a brand and house that [he has] such great admiration and respect for." Chief Executive for Balenciaga, Isabelle Guichot, also shared in the excitement by referring to Wang as "proven talent" and "cosmopolitan vision of design." Naturally with any new leadership, a fashion brand will experience change, and it's predicted Wang may do this by focusing on the Asian market. Nonetheless, the world excitedly looks forward to how this exclusive new partnership between these two powerhouses will revolutionize the future of the fashion.

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What TO Wear...

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