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Lipstick and Leopard Print

Ever wonder what it’s like to be a fashion buyer? Well, last week I got up close and personal with some of the hottest new brands at The CMCDTLA. They have 3 showrooms. SELECT is a curated showcase of woman’s clothing and accessories. SHAPE is athletic and lifestyle apparel and TRANSIT is all shoes a.k.a. heaven!! I met a bunch of passionate and talented designers and saw some really cool stuff. It’s torture not being able to shop! Here are some of my faves from SELECT…

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Fashion Times / Gen Art Debuts PRMITVWORLD During NYFW

Gen Art, the organization celebrating 20 years of discovering and curating the hottest emerging fashion, returned to New York Fashion Week this season to support the launch of urban, sportswear brand PRMITV WORLD by Creative Director, Jacqueline Levine.

The debut of PRMITV WORLD’S “The First Wonder Collection” featured an interactive presentation fusing fashion, art and music for an unparalleled experience.

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NY1 – Final Touches Bring Fashion Collections to Life

Their looks may look effortlessly put together at Fashion week, but models, designers, and their teams spend plenty of time tying together all the elements that go into the shows. NY1’s Jessica Abo got a peek behind the curtain and filed this report.

On this cold winter day the Gen Art team is casting models for their upcoming PRMITV WORLD presentation.

“Gen Art is an organization that for the last 20 years has been showcasing young, hot fashion talent. So we give brand new designers their first show at New York Fashion Week,” says Keri Ingvarsson, partner and managing director of Gen Art.

This season Gen Art is helping Jacqueline Levine’s famous sculptures make their way into the fashion world.

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GW Hatchet / Student artists see red

What does the color red mean? Is it a symbol of love, lust, danger, hate? This was the interpretative task undertaken by the students who submitted artwork to GW’s fine arts gallery, Smith Hall 102, and its most recent exhibition, “~700-635nm: A monochromatic exploration of red’s wavelength.”

The show’s title is the wavelength measurements of the color red, according to exhibit coordinator Sarah Allison, a first-year student in the University’s MFA program.

“We wanted to study red’s wavelength and create works based on that interpretation,” she said. “The idea is that we really just wanted to fill the entire space with color.”

Undergraduate and graduate students from GW and other local universities were invited to submit their artwork to the juried exhibition, and explore their own ideas about the color red and all it represents. Allison said artists considered questions such as, “What’s the dialogue of red?” and “What emotions are drawn out by the color red?” in creating their art.

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flickr / Jacqueline Levine and Brandon Hill Art Installations

In celebration of Earth Day, on April 22, 2012, Benevolent Media and SCRAP DC presented an afternoon of eco-conscious art and design, featuring a pop-up marketplace of local vendors and interactive workshops led by teaching artists dedicated to inspiring “creative reuse” and environmentally sustainable behavior.

This event was scheduled as part of The Water Street Project, a multidisciplinary “flash” exhibition housed in a temporary art gallery/creative space in Georgetown, along the newly renovated waterfront.

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The Eagle / AU graduate finds ‘temptation’ in art

Jacqueline Levine’s exhibit “Temptation” is all about fear, but it’s probably the least frightening exhibit in the entire city. That’s because Levine’s cartoon world combats fear with happiness and confidence, and the whimsicality and beauty of her work ensures that, just by walking into the exhibit at the Flashpoint Gallery in Metro Center, you’re halfway there.

Levine, a 2004 AU graduate, transformed the gallery space into a comic-book fantasyland that she said draws on her dreams. The result is an exhibit that acknowledges the presence of fear, but rebels against it through positivity.

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