FILA and Urban Outfitters Launch Sailing-Inspired Women’s Capsule Collection

FILA and Urban Outfitters are excited to launch an exclusive FILA + UO collaboration. The women's capsule collection takes sartorial cues from sailing and the sea, offering a playful nod to FILA’s roots in water sports.

The current FILA + UO styles continue to fuse classic FILA silhouettes with a completely modern aesthetic. The collection’s crisp whites are contrasted with bright, vivid shades - including bold blue hues that create an ocean-inspired color palette, and orange and yellow accents. To borrow from nautical style influences, a contemporary stripe motif decorates pieces throughout the line, and features asymmetrical blocks of color. The fashions are branded with FILA's iconic logo, whether embroidered or emblazoned across each item.

The new FILA + UO range retails from $35 to $150. The eight-piece women's assortment consists of a crewneck sweatshirt in two colorways, a cropped henley, a tank top, a casual tank dress, and two short styles. The yellow sailing jacket and bright blue overalls anchor the collection. Additionally, a selection of FILA + UO bodywear will be offered this season. 

 The FILA + UO sailing inspired collection is exclusive to Urban Outfitters and is available online at and in-store beginning on March 5.

The line will also be featured in a new ad campaign shot by Daniel Shea. The editorial campaign is inspired by 80’s swimsuit and fashion ads, giving the collection playful beach vibes. The campaign will live across all social and web platforms and will appear on billboards within top markets, including a month long takeover of the famed Walgreens building in Times Square, the location of the New Years Eve ball drop.


The Legendary Moulin Rouge of Paris is Coming to New York City


The Moulin Rouge has officially confirmed their landmark voyage to the United States, as a part of this year’s BEST OF FRANCE celebration in Time Square, taking place on September 26, 2015 from 10:00am to 8:00pm and September 27, 2015 from 10:00am-7:00pm. Organized by the New York French Community in partnership with many prominent organizations, this third edition of BEST OF FRANCE, formerly known as Taste of France. The celebration is expected to have thousands of visitors over the course of the weekend, attendees will enjoy free entrance to walk the festival grounds and see abridged Moulin Rouge performances and fashion shows.

The French review is bringing “a Taste of Moulin Rouge” to New York City for the first time in 126 years, highlighting all of the glamour and elation that is a part of the French staple’s rich history. During their short time in NYC, the Moulin Rouge dancers will be making appearances at New York City’s most well-known landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty, The Empire State Building and Times Square. Over the years, the Moulin Rouge has become the most famous cabaret in the world, internationally known for its French Cancan, immortalized by Toulouse-Lautrec in 1891 with his first advertising poster, as well as for its sumptuous grand stage shows: elaborate costumes boasting feathers, Swarovski crystals and sequins, fantastical settings, and original music.

“This is a widely anticipated event. The Moulin Rouge will greet the city that never sleeps for the first time in over 100 years,” says Moulin Rouge CEO, Jean-Jacques Clerico. “We are absolutely thrilled to participate in BEST OF FRANCE it is truly an honor to be part of something that encourages such strong global ties and cultural values. What better way to bring our legendary show to a legendary city than with our lavish costumes, majestic dances, and sensational French energy.”

The Moulin Rouge will perform two live shows daily at BEST OF FRANCE, in addition to the performances Moulin Rouge will host a daily Costume Fashion Show. Scheduled times as follows:

Live Performances: Main Stage                                                Fashion Shows

  • Saturday, September 26, 2015                                               Saturday, September 26, 2015 2:20pm
    12:50pm EST & 4:05pm EST
  • Sunday, September 27, 2015                                                  Sunday, September 27, 2015 2:40pm
    11:20am EST & 4:30pm EST 
  • Saturday, September 26, 2015 2:20pm





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Project Runway Season 10; Episode 1

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AND they're back!

Project Runway


fab four

kicked off

Season 10

with an anniversary celebration at the

Center of the Universe

, aka, Times Square. Then, PR rewound to "1 day earlier" to do their traditional meet-the-designers introductory segment - you know, when they show the designers walking with their luggage through NY and meeting one another of the first time.

The first guest judges of the season were actress

Lauren Graham

and stylist extraordinaire

Patricia Fields


The designers were challenged to create a "second" look for a piece they had created earlier and brought on the show. Easy enough? Not!


Tim Gunn

in the workroom! He delivered his famous, at times infamous phrase "make it work" within the first eight minutes of the show.


I enjoyed these two... 

Christopher Palu

(l) and

Ven Budhu

(r) appear to be nice guys and are certainly skilled and talented.


The bad & the ugly.




Fabio Costa

(l) didn't make much of an impression on me. He seems nice enough, just hard on the eyes.

Gunnar Deatherage

(r) is just a bad little girl. His whining, high-pitched voice and hateful demeanor puts him in the lead for a major bitch slap. After being rejected from PR last season, Gunnar claims he found himself as a designer in the past year, we'll see.



Kooan Kosuke

. Is he a cartoon or anime character? Is he adorable or simply annoying. Talented or just an idiot? Time will tell, thanks to Heidi, who insisted to give Kooan a chance to reveal himself. Glad she did. I think?


Two good looks from designer

Melissa Fleis

. They are chic and edgy. I love the leather vest but I'm not crazy about the severe asymmetrical bottom of the second dress. I've seen that done too many times before [by college students]. The only real concern I feel for Melissa is her allegiance to the color black. Sweetie, I love black too, but there is nothing original or innovative about it. I loved black in 1985 and wore it for an entire year. Twenty years later, my little sister did the same. Get over it Melissa


the judges will rip into you!


I'm excited to see more from Ven. Everyone agreed, judges included, that the blossoming bustier was amazing. His proportions, skill and aesthetic, if consistent, will make Ven a force to be reckoned with...


Lantie Foster

, 38. No, 48, created these two messes that scored her in the bottom two. I can deal with the first look a little bit; the crochet/lace/doily dress. But as for the second look, no way. The skirt portion is okay, but the bodice is heavy looking and so unflattering with the snakeskin breastplate... You just have to question her sense of style. I don't know anyone who would wear that dress.


Being the first contestant to go home on any reality show is always rough. Being told, "hey at least you made it this far" just doesn't make it any easier. The first 

auf wiedersehen

of the season went to

Beatrice Guapo

. She was all about knits but unfortunately for her, the judges were not.


He's sweet, he's cute, he's the current "

Fan Favorite

" and he's the winner of the first challenge!

Christopher Palu

wowed the judges with his long flowy dress. It's craftsmanship gave it a fluidity that made it so appealing that it forced

Patricia Fields

to remove her shades to get a better look.

This concludes [my review] of the first episode of what seems to be a promising and exciting season. There is plenty of potential drama material from the combination of egos, temper tantrums, lesbian designers, bitchery in the workroom, a variety of ages, talent and pressure. Of course, WE watch Project Runway for the fashion, only!