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Reid has become known in the fashion world

The Talisman draws together four brand values that together reflect the optimism of the human condition: jordan for sale Art & Collaboration, Manufactured Ethically, Beauty Through Compassion and Wearable Philanthropy.

An amalgam of global cultural influences the design while the ethical approach to manufacturing delivers opportunities for marginalised people to recreate their own futures. Eden Diodati’s commitment to donate 10% of dividends to Médecins sans Frontières recognises the need to address human fragility on a global scale. These three core principles combine to produce the fourth – Eden Diodati’s vision to create a brand that offers women the opportunity to experience true beauty from a compassionate viewpoint.

Eden Diodati supports artisans across the world from Italy to Indonesia, assisting them in building sustainable futures. A large proportion of Eden Diodati’s garments are crafted through a not-for-profit cooperative located in Italy. Garment workers at the fringes of society – those touched by physical and mental abuse, trauma and disability – are given the chance to rebuild their skills and lives through their journey with Eden Diodati.

Eden Diodati’s sartorial discernment is reflected in innovative combinations of natural materials that the luxury market has yet to see before. In a world jaded by mass marketing and cynical exploitation, women can experience luxury fashion that stirs both the psyche and the senses.
Alabama-based fashion designer Billy Reid, who was recently named Menswear Designer of the Year by the Councl of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), has debuted a special series of Alabama Gulf Seafood t-shirts and hats that are now available for purchase at BillyReid.com.

The series includes two hats and four T-shirts, jordan for sale designed by Billy Reid and featuring fishing boats, crabs and oysters along with the Alabama Gulf Seafood mark. Hats will sell for $38 and T-shirts for $56, and a portion of proceeds will benefit the Alabama Conservation and Natural Resources Foundation.

Reid created the line not only as a fundraiser but also to support a newly-launched effort to market Alabama Gulf Seafood. The regional marketing campaign, launched in May, highlights the state's 54 miles of brief, but beautiful coastline, and its seafood industry from tide to table.

"The time was right to throw the support of our brand behind efforts to celebrate the culture and history of the beautiful Gulf coast along with the seafood that comes from coastal waters," Reid said. "Chefs and foodies have long known about great Southern culinary traditions like barbecue and grits, and it is time that we amplify our amazing coastal cuisine as well."

On Saturday, June 9th, Reid will showcase the new Alabama Gulf Seafood series and serve up shrimp and oysters during his annual Big Apple Barbecue at his New York retail store – a private party celebrating the Big Apple Barbecue Block Party in Madison Square Park.

Next week, the T-shirts and jordan shoes hats will begin arriving at Reid's six other retail stores located in Florence, AL; Atlanta, GA; Charleston, SC; Nashville, TN; Dallas, TX; and Houston, TX.

"Having an Alabama celebrity like Billy Reid share the Alabama Gulf Seafood story in culinary-rich cities, such as New York, Atlanta, Charleston and Houston will bring well-deserved attention to the Gulf Coast seafood industry," said Chris Blankenship, Program Administrator for the Alabama Seafood Marketing Commission. "A designer of his caliber joining our effort tells the world that we produce a premium, quality, one-of-a-kind product."

Reid has become known in the fashion world for his T-shirts designed to support various causes. Last year, he sold a limited-edition T-shirt emblazoned with the word RISE to benefit tornado relief in his home state. The year before proceeds from Reid's "Tennessee Love" T-shirt benefited residents impacted by floods in and around Nashville, TN.
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The designs fuse timeless artistry

The 2012-2013 Gaspard Yurkievich collection by Gerbe is a combination of a rich creativity and an unmatchable traditional know-how. While collaborating for the jean second consecutive year with GERBE, the designer put forward his vision of tights, focusing on making them a modern luxury accessory, essential to the silhouette. The range is hinged around nine key themes with pop and sexy references: Tout Doux, Finesse, So Chic, Imprévu, Et Alors! Exactement, Paradoxale, Incroyable and Fantastique.

This year, the collection is characterized by contrasted graphism and strong patterns including “trompe l’?il” effects, some unexpected blend of opacity and transparency, restyled laces, meticulous and stunning weaving works… All those details express the new and modern styling of this elaborate and creative collection, the result of a very painstaking work on materials.

This new Gaspard Yurkievich 2012-2013 collection by Gerbe features the same palette of colours used for the designer’s ready-to-wear and shoes collection. The principal shades are burgundy, autumnal green, curry yellow, champagne… softened on the cottoned material like the “sweet green” or “sweet pink” of the TOUT DOUX tights, or emphasized to achieve some bubbly and bright hues like the “jaune piquant” of the PARADOXALE model.

The “grand cru” or “champagne” tones are amazingly sparkling on the INCROYABLE model one, and with a total offbeat effect the “rousse”, “mint” and “pinkissime” hues of the FANTASTIQUE tights turn the animal print into an awesome bestiary.

This collection, infused with imagination and featuring a little more offbeat style sets itself in the Haute Couture universe worthy of the greatest Parisian designers.
Following six years of conception and development, Eden Diodati has launched an iconic new chapter in luxury fashion’s narrative. Blendingextravagance with considered craftsmanship, founder and creative director, Jennifer Ewah’s groundbreaking designs and philanthropic commitment produce unique garments and accessories that embody the inherent female instinct to reflect beauty, both internally and externally.

The collections draw inspiration from an jean artistic heritage that has bound global cultures together for centuries, as well as from the eclectic beauty found in nature. Far-reaching planetary systems and the phases found in botany is the backdrop of SS13. The womenswear and jewellery pulls from gracefully futuristic and primal elements making Eden Diodati a brand for the modern woman who is characterised by a compelling awareness of individuality.

The designs fuse timeless artistry with modern innovation in evening and cocktail wear, capturing the essence of 21st century femininity with a breathtakingly creative edge. The key seasonal features are threefold. The Omega collection suggests purity and tranquility through refined lines cut in silk, reminiscent of neo-classical sculpture. The column gown and matching cape are standout pieces. Luxurious prints in the Ara, Aurora, Andromeda and Equinox pieces embrace the vibrancy of nature's exotic incarnation. Sculptural jewellery and statement belts in gold and mother of pearl define bold, but complementary accents.

Wearing an Eden Diodati piece is more than an aesthetic statement. It is a commitment to a fashion ethos embedded in a four-tiered philosophy represented by Eden Diodati’s Talisman.
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Gaspard Yurkievich style reflects

The extensive collection offers a wide variety of ladies and men's styles for everyday use, specialised sports and exquisite styles for special occassions. It is even possible to have single pieces made entirely to your own jordan for sale size and specification!

Launching at Chic is a brand new concept in high specification lifestyle bags which are adaptable for use in the city, the country or wherever you may travel with features that optomise the bag for each situation.

Each piece is individually designed to perfectly protect your laptop, kindle, i-pad or even your motorcycle helmet! and has a wealth of pockets and dividers to accomodate all the additional items that you need to use them.Following the success of the special edition bags in 2010 and 2011, Gucci is pleased to introduce a range of exclusive bags frm the classic Emily line and ‘One of a Kind’ New Bamboo bags for India, exclusively available at the House’s four boutiques in Mumbai and New Delhi. The collection features exceptional day wear bags in iconic styles with the mark of outstanding Gucci craftsmanship and quality.

There are five New Bamboo bags as part of this exclusive collection and they will be available in three exclusive leathers including a glimmering Gold Crocodile, a Gold perforated Diamante pattern on black leather and a refined pastel pink. The pastel pink version will be available in three sizes. Created in 1947, the New Bamboo is one of Gucci’s most beloved and successful handbag creations.

These bags are elegantly trimmed with bamboo fringed tassels and have a bamboo closure. The internal organization features jordan for sale a coin purse and zippered pockets and the sober iconicity of the Bamboo details makes this bag iconic. Each of these bags are ‘one-of-a kind’ and will feature an embossed ‘India Exclusive’ tag on the mirror case.

The Emily bags come in three sizes, a cocktail version, a roomier version that is perfect to double up as a daywear and cocktail bag, and a tote. The cocktail bag is available in champagne, the roomier daywear-cocktail bag is available in beige leather perforated with a gold diamante pattern and the tote is available in a wheat ostrich. The bags are characterized by elegant chain straps and an iconic horsebit detail on the front flap. Each of these bags feature an ‘India Exclusive’ metal plaque on the inside.Gaspard Yurkievich will participate in Mode City fair. Since 1998, Gaspard Yurkievich has created for women a strong identity,which subtly combines at the same time: accessibility and luxury, usual and exception, comfort and fashion, creativity and maturity.

Gaspard Yurkievich style reflects a right mix of haute couture tradition references together with his utmost contemporary designs. Elaborating cuts are designed to feature a natural luxe that has to be worn at ease in our daily lives. It is a sleek interpretation of Parisian fashion in the early twenty-first century.
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Look out for Gianni Conti

Member of the European Parliament Rodi Kratsa-Tsagaropoulou, who hosted the launch, noted that "the findings of the jordan for sale report confirm that the luxury goods sector is crucial to Europe's prosperity. The EU is actively searching for a way out of the crisis and the luxury goods sector provides here an excellent example of sustainable growth, based on European values, culture, and craftsmanship.”

Armando Branchini, President of ECCIA, said: “ECCIA welcomes the announcement of a Commission initiative on the competitiveness of the luxury sector. The study shows that the sector will contribute by 2020 up to over €900 billion to the European economy and employ up to 2.2 million people if the right framework conditions for growth are in place. The Commission’s initiative is hence essential for the industry to achieve its potential”.

The European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance (ECCIA) is composed of the five major European Cultural and Creative luxury industry associations: Circulo Fortuny (Spain), Comité Colbert (France), Fondazione Altagamma (Italy), Meisterkreis (Germany),and Walpole British Luxury (UK). Its members together represent approximately 300 of Europe’s leading luxury brands covering 14 different high-end product and service markets.The British Fashion Council launch their first nationwide search for emerging film-making talent, as part of their Fash/On Film initiative sponsored by River Island, inviting up-and-coming directors to submit film ideas in response to a brief set by leading British designer Emilio de la Morena in conjunction with Fash/On Film. The film will showcase Emilio's pre-spring 2013 collection.

One filmmaker will be selected to receive professional support jordan for sale and mentoring through the production process, offering a unique opportunity to gain insight into and experience of the fashion film industry.

This film will be shown at London Fashion Week September 2012, creating a prestigious launch pad into the fashion and film industry.
The International Fashion and Accessory Trade Fair will take place from July 1st-3rd at The Ricoh Arena, Covntry. CV6 6GE in UK.

Over 70% of buyers at Chic buy fashion clothing and footwear either as their main business activity or as a major part of their product assortment. This season, more fashion brands than ever to be show their collections.

Some will be selling Autumn / Winter for immediate delivery and others will be launching their Spring / Summer 2013 collections providing the UK's first opportunity to secure early deliveries from some sensational brands that will not be showing at any other UK show.

Your favourite fashion accessory brands, new launches and big European collections are showing exclusively at Chic so it's a show you can't afford to miss this season.

Look out for Gianni Conti, Lichfield, Yoshi, Blunt Umbrellas, My Green Planet, Humphrey's Gloves, Milano Jewellery, Doca, Urban Country Bags, H.DUE.O rainwear, Workplay Bags, Hobo International, Bencivenga, Aquascutum Umbrellas, Nuova Varriale, Duecci Gloves, Playaway Case, Tumble & Hide, Detour and more: all showing exclsuively at Chic... You will not see them anywhere else!

It is fantastic to see a new glove company launching using the finest English 'Pittards' leather and handmade in England with traditional bespoke manufacturing techniques.
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While other designs sport rainbow magic

This season, effortlessly step into the limelight with Loriblu, the luxury Italian shoe brand that’s a celebrity favourite across the world! Tempting you in-store are dramatic designs from its S/S 2012 collection such as its awesome pair of high heels featuring bold black straps with eye-catching gold rivets and peep-toe stilettos flaunting fuchsia pink alongside zebra stripes.

While other designs sport rainbow magic or come in unusual metallic hued combinations or bolder block colours. These riveting shoe sensations may well see you revamp your entire wardrobe around them…

Innovation and attention to detail has kept Loriblu on the vanguard of the field. Combining seduction, elegance and exclusivity with ceaseless research and impeccable quality, it offers every woman great shoes in a perfect synthesis of class and refinement.

Discover the magic of Loriblu’s glamorous Spring Summer 2012 collection available at the Loriblu store located in Mall of the Emirates, Level 1 and at Valencia stores in Deira City Centre, Mirdif City Centre and Maktoum Street.At a time when discussions on how to promote growth lead the EU’s agenda, a study by Frontier Economics reveals the importance of the European luxury sector as a key driver for European jobs and competitiveness.

The study was commissioned by ECCIA, the European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance, composed of the five major European luxury industry associations.

The study finds that the European luxury industry is:
? A unique business model. The sector is based on European culture, craftsmanship, and creativity.
? A major contributor to the European economy. The total output of the sector is estimated to reach over €440 billion, and represents 3% of Europe’s GDP.
? A significant source of employment in the EU. The sector employs about 1 million workers directly, and at least another 500,000 indirectly.
? A European trade champion. European luxury brands account for over 70% of the worldwide luxury goods market. The sector exports 60% of its output, representing over 10% of all exports from Europe.
? A key driver of growth for Europe’s future. The sector has recorded double digit growth in the last two years and, provided the right policy framework is put in place at EU level, will continue to grow by 7 to 9% every year.

The associations together represent over 250 of Europe’s leading luxury brands, and these brands operate across the following 14 market segments:

Watches & jewellery; Fashion; Perfumes & cosmetics; Accessories; Leather goods; Gastronomy; Furniture & furnishing; Design household equipment; Cars; Yachts; Wines & spirits; Hotels and leisure experience; Retail and Auction Houses; and Publishing.

Speaking at the launch of the study in the European Parliament, Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani, responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship, said: "The report confirms that the European Cultural and Creative luxury sector is a European flagship industry. Establishing the right framework to ensure its competitiveness is crucial. My services have recently commissioned a study on the European luxury sector and will put forward policy recommendations before the end of the year."
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