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Kingpins Show Presents: Trend

#HipNJ had the pleasure of attending Kingpins exclusive fashion presentation in NYC, Denim Trends, for their S/S 2019 season! The event featured an installation of garments using in-season fabrics, and we were nothing short of impressed at all the gorgeous looks we could find!


A view of the simultaneously gorgeous & edgy setup.

Boutique Bazaar: The spotlight on the Middle East that drove last season’s fascination with re-worked Arabic typefaces further evolves this season to drive a more sophisticated, sun-bleached desert-inspired summer story. Time-worn textiles marry with ultra-faded indigos, cementing this as the season’s true vintage denim theme. Explore authentic artisanal crafts and techniques including border prints, Islamic geometric, hand-loomed blanket stripes & tufted surfaces.”

Shirt: Aruind, Pants: Cazik

Summer Goth: The Noughties is the new era everyone is drawing inspiration from, due to the recent obsession with the near-nostalgia. Maligned subcultures of the decade collide: emo-heroes such as Marilyn Manson & trash-fashion icons Paris Hilton and Ed Hardy mix with Y2K race references to create a new susubversive anti-cool look. Tap into musical genres of the era, including nu-metal, goth and grunge to influence both styling, detail and surface. Punched and deconstructed denim is paired with bootlegged metal typefaces and patches, S&M gothic detailing and grunge-inspired destroyed plaids.”

Our favorite presentation we came upon (among the many!) was by Amy Leverton of Denim Dudes.

Denim Dads: Just when you thought it couldn’t get any more normal…Drawing inspiration from the mundane, this story evolves from the anti-fashion movement epitomized by norm core & athleisure. Taking elements of last season’s youth-driven sports-casual styling & mixing it with sensible apparel, Denim Dads encompasses a look that references suburban middle-aged dad style. This is a story all about wardrobe essentials: the regular 5-pocket jeans, the practical cagoule, the ugly sneaker, the blazer, and the basic tee.”

We definitely recommend perusing Kingpins’ website – you might find some inspiration!

Anthony Garubo on the Anthony Garubo Advanced Hair Academy

#HipNJ‘s Lisa Marie Latino chatted with Anthony Garubo of Anthony Garubo Salon about why he has established the Anthony Garubo Advanced Hair Academy

Latino also spoke with Christopher Catanese, one of the brilliant minds behind the Academy, about what to expect from their upcoming launch event.

Salon owners, stylists and recent cosmetology graduates, RSVP to this free continuing education event happening on Monday, October 23rd from 6-9pm.  Space is limited, so e-mail academy@garubosalon.com today.

To learn more, click here.

Irina Shabayeva on Designing for the Bold, Feminine Woman

Irina Shabayeva, fashion designer and season six Project Runway winner, sat with Joanna Gagis on “A Life & Living Moment” to discuss her fashion and the women she designs for.

“Every woman wants to be glamorous and beautiful, and that’s what I love to do,” Shabayeva says. “Clothing and fashion enhances that, but it’s really about an attitude of femininity and being bold about it.”

Shabayeva says that being a woman is beautiful, “and we should all embrace it.” Who is her target audience? A woman who wants to be unique and express who she is.

“I love to cast models that are curvier,” Shabayeva says. Most women are not stick thin, and she calls for everyone to embrace themselves as they are.

To check out Shabayeva’s clothing, head over to her website.