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Fashion Xchange Magazine
Fashion Xchange Magazine

Fall | Behind The Label Issue


This is a our first annual NYFW coverage and designer issue. Our fall issue will be featuring interviews & articles all about those who make fashion, fashion, the designers!


Featured Designers:

Altaf Maaneshia, Shekar Rahate, Mia Jianxia Ji, Madison Detro, Asiyat Tsalikova, Max Lu, Liz Li, Jihyun Kim, Jingci Wang, Yin Yang, Yaqiong Zhou


NYFWS/S15 Coverage:

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Couture FW, NYC Fashion Week, Project Ethos, Art Hearts


Featured Articles:

Academy of Art University Returns to MBFW New York S/S15,The Perfect Head Shot, Beauty In Motion with Christina Morgan Cree, Style Bee the beauty app that simplifies looking beautiful anytime, anywhere, The future of visual search with Cortexica, MUA extrordinnaire Tamiko Carillo

& more!!!


Purchase A Copy! More Videos


The Fashion Fund: Season 2 - Extended Trailer - Anna Wintour & Diane von Fürstenberg - Ovation


Altaf Maaneshia with Somy Ali on the red carpet at Style Fashion Wk

New York Fashion Times




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    Southern California is hotbed for wage theft in garment industry
    Company time cards showed more than a dozen employees all clocked in within two minutes of one another — a telltale sign of payroll falsification, according to investigators with the U.S. Department of Labor. This spring, an investigation found that 15 employees were owed more than $33,000 for unpaid work.

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    Michael Kors launches a 'shoppable' Instagram initiative
    Michale Kors is taking its 3 million + Instagram followers and attempting to transform their social media community into commerce.

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    How Sportswear Became Fashionable
    BY LISA ARMSTRONG | The Telegraph
    An affirmative revolution is happening: more and more of us are regularly exercising, and wearing the leggings to prove it. In response, the likes of Nike are becoming not only fashion brands, but communities

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    Academy of Art University Graduation Fashion Show Named in BizBash’s First Top 100 San Francisco Event List
    Blog Post

    The Academy of Art University School of Fashion 

    Graduation Fashion Show has been named as the No. 1 San Francisco Fashion Industry Event in 

    BizBash’s inaugural Top 100 list of Annual Events in San Francisco. BizBash’s widely renowned Top 100 list includes annual events that are evaluated based on economic impact, buzz, innovation, and the event’s prominence within the communities it intends to serve.

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    Win a SUE WONG dress from the new Fairies and Sirens Spring 2015 collection! Enter for a chance to win a SUE WONG dress.

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    Flying from Times Square to One World Trade Center: Aerial Photographer George Steinmetz Takes a NYonAir Helicopter Ride to Vogue’s New Digs
    This weekend, as Vogue’s voluminous Rent-a-Crates made the trip downtown in moving trucks, from our previous offices in Times Square to our new digs in One World Trade Center, the aerial photographer George Steinmetz took a decidedly more elevated route. Aboard a NYonAir helicopter, Steinmetz flew the distance, capturing the journey from above.

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    Russia’s New Fashion Revolution
    By Emma Hope Allwood, Photography Lea Colombo |
    Putin, Pussy Riot, homophobia – we hear a lot about the former Soviet state, but not about its fashion. There's a generation of young designers about to change that

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    Ryan Roche, Academy of Art University School of Fashion Alumna, Named Runner-Up in CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF)
    School of Fashion Alumna, Ryan Roche, was named Runner-Up last night at the eleventh annual awards from the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund (CVFF). With this high recognition, Roche will now meet with an assigned business mentor and will be given $100,000 to enable her to pursue her plans as a fashion designer. 
    (From left to right: CFDA President, Diane von Furstenberg; Academy of Art School of Fashion Alumna and CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Runner-Up, Ryan Roche; CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Runner-Up, Eva Fehren; CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Winner, Paul Andrew; Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour; Chief Executive Officer of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, Steven Kolb.)

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    Premiering Tonight: Vogue’s Fashion Fund TV Series Is Your Ticket to Fashion’s Inner Circle
    The competition for the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund may have just ended, but as of 10 p.m. tonight, you can follow along from the very beginning on the Ovation network, from the first swell of application-wielding hopefuls to an intimate behind-the-scenes look at the judging process. From interviews with fashion industry luminaries like Anna Wintour, Diane von Furstenberg, and Jenna Lyons, to behind the scenes with the designers, there is no better way to understand the inner workings of both this competition and the fashion industry at large. Consider this your ticket to the inner circle.

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    Is This the Beginning of the End for Skinny Jeans?
    By EMILY HOLT | The Wall Street Journal
    High-waisted, faded and decidedly not skinny, an unlikely new style of jeans—often inspired by Levi’s classic 501s—is being adopted by the most fashionable women.

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    For Macy's, a Makeover on 34 Street
    by Natasha Singer | The New York Times
    "The reframing of the Herald Square store's mission is part of a corporate strategy, known internally as "My Macy's," to tailor the product assortment at each of the 789 Macy's stores nationwide to the needs and wants of local customers."

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    The Stars Align for STARLOOKS PRO/HD COSMETICS Celebrity Mall Takeover With Scheana Marie and Kaya Jones presented by Ashley Fox
    Parker Whitaker Productions
    (Los Angeles)  Thursday, October 30th, 2014- With the launch of signature lines by some of today’s hottest celebrities, STARLOOKS Pro Cosmetics has the world seeing stars. This Wednesday, the pro cosmetics line partnered with Ashley Fox for an in-store launch of their signature celebrity lines and celebration that the brand is now available for retail purchase at Ashley Fox. Singer, designer, and former Pussycat Doll Kaya Jones, caused quite a stir when the fiery redhead and her tiny pooch greeted fans at the center of Stonewood Mall in Downey. Two lucky pretzel vendors even got a special appearance in return for Kaya sneaking some cinnamon pretzel bites!

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    How Women Use Fashion to Assert Their Power
    Vanessa Friedman | The New York Times
    The 'Women Fashion Power' Exhibition at the Design Museum in London

    "Clothes have the power to define a person and a position, and though they are often seen as handicapping women in positions of authority, acting as a distraction from their achievements and substance, they can also be a strategic communication tool."

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    STYLE FASHION WEEK: Official Los Angeles Fashion Week 9th Season Showcases World Renowned Designers on their Magnificent Runway
    October 25, 2014 – LA FASHION WEEK

    STYLE FASHION WEEK shows began with a bang as California’s own Sue Wong graced the runway on Wednesday night, October 15th. Before the show, musician Dave Navarro  and actor Vincent De Paul presented her with a Tiffany’s Lifetime Achievement Award. The not-to-be-missed  spectacle included over 75 looks down the runway. Her “Fairies and Sirens” collection consisted of exquisitely  embellished embroidered silks, lavish beadwork on organza dresses, and capes matched with beautifully crafted  headpieces by Lisa Maranucci, Kicka Custom Designs, Miss G Designs and Fiori Couture. During the 30-minute  show of absolute amazement, models made their way down the catwalk to music produced by Dave Navarro.


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    Anna Wintour Remembers Oscar de la Renta
    by Anna Wintour |
    Oct 21st, 2014 -  There is much being said that his passing yesterday marks the end of an era. Not true. He was the most democratic man I knew and he would have lived happily and defined any era. He was happy dining with the rich and famous, for sure, but equally happy playing dominoes with his devoted staff. His designs reflected his extraordinary personality: optimistic, fun, sunny, romantic. At dinner this summer—just the two of us—he told fascinating stories about his life in Paris and later working for Miss Arden who apparently always called Helena Rubinstein “that woman.” 

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    Art Hearts Fashion: The New Era has Arrived
    Erik Rosete

    Fashion, ushered in the new era for LAFW. Boasting the most impressive designer line-up in years, Art  Hearts Fashion brought admiration and innovation back to the runway. Sparkling garden fountains and  opulent chandeliers at the Taglyan created a fantastical environment, setting the tone for the incredible  shows hitting the runway. Guests, celebrities and star athletes including Terrell Owens, Deandre Jordan,  No Doubt’s Stephen Bradley, Courtney Stodden, Joe Simpson, Bobby Brown, star cast of Rich Kids of  Beverly Hills, MTV 90’s VJ Jesse Camp, Members of Cypress Hill, Anna Easteden, Candice Cayne, and  playboy playmates, packed the venue, enjoying art and installations by Sham Ibrahim, Joseph Jasso, and  Eugene Huffman before the evening’s shows. 

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    Nicole Miller, Helena Dazzle at Project Ethos LA Fashion Week
    Press Release
    With over 1,500 attendees, Project Ethos supported Stand Up To Cancer during their annual LA Fashion Week event Tuesday night, October 14th at Avalon Hollywood presented by Glendale Infiniti.