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Gen Art - Styles 2007 Fashion & Award Show
http://www.genart.org/event.view.htm?itemid=1759

Tuesday, May 22nd - 7:00 - 11:00pm

7:00pm: Pre-reception
8:00pm: Fashion Show & Awards Presentation
9:00-11:00pm: After-Party

Hammerstein Ballroom
311 West 34th Street
(b/w 8th & 9th Avenues)
New York, NY

Master of Ceremonies: Robert Verdi (E!s Fashion Police)

Judging Panel

supermodel Liya Kebede
designer Cynthia Rowley
designer John Bartlett
Bill Blass' Michael Vollbracht
IMG's Fern Mallis
Elle's Style Director Isabel Dupre
designer Reem Acra
Jeffrey Boutique owner, Jeffrey Kalinsky
designer Trina Turk
Sounds by DJ Rene Arsenault

Styles 2007 is Gen Art's largest fashion event of the year! And you are invited to join press, celebrities and members of the fashion industry for one of the most-talked about fashion events of the year.

Taking place in the former opera house, The Hammerstein Ballroom, this fashion runway and awards show features looks from 30 finalists culled from over 800 designers who submitted to the competition from 31 countries & 35 U.S. States. The fortunate 30 finalists were chosen by a Selection Committee of 25 fashion editors, buyers and stylists including representatives from Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Womens Wear Daily, Vanity Fair, Barneys, Henri Bendels and Saks Fifth Avenue.

The 30 Finalists will battle live before guests and the Fashion Judging Panel for $35,000 in Awards... Styles features two looks from 25 designers in five categories: womens ready-to-wear, eveningwear and avant-garde, menswear and accessories each seeking an Eos Airlines Design Vision Award, as well as 5 finalists competing for the $10,000 Perrier Bubbling Under Award for the thematic of "Pop".



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Gen Art Styles Winners Take the Cake
Click this link to see the slideshow! http://www.fashionwiredaily.com/firs...e.weml?id=1163

Here is the text of the article from the link above:

Renata Espinosa
May 23rd, 2007 @ 4:52 PM - New York

"Project Runway" isn't the only design competition making noise these days: Gen Art's Styles competition, now in its ninth year, presented the latest crop of finalists at a runway show hosted by E! Fashion Police's Robert Verdi on Tuesday night in New York.

The winners - E.Y. Wada, A3, FORM, Dragana Rikanovic and Black Sheep + Prodigal Son - each took home $5000 for best women's ready to wear, men's, evening, women's avant-garde and accessories, respectively.

After narrowing the international pool of applicants to 25 designers in five categories – over 800 submissions from 31 countries and 35 states – finalists showed two looks each at Tuesday's sold-out event.

"They're very sophisticated," said Lee Trimble, Gen Art's fashion director, about this year's finalists. "The trends overall are very interesting – we're seeing a lot of dark palettes, a lot of sleek silhouettes. I thought I was going to see a lot more volume, sort of repeating what we had done in the past on the runways, but instead, I saw a lot of things that reminded me of the upside down triangular silhouettes, like the ones we saw on the runways in Paris."

High profile members from the fashion industry - model Liya Kebede, designers Cynthia Rowley, John Bartlett, Michael Vollbracht of Bill Blass, Reem Acra, Trina Turk, IMG's Fern Mallis, Elle Style Director Isabel Dupre and Jeffrey boutique owner Jeffrey Kalinsky - voted on the spot to pick the winners of the $5000 prize in each of the categories.

"Nothing too crazy," said Elle's Isabel Dupre before the show about what she would be looking for as a judge. "Sometimes designers can go a little bit over the top….with something you would wear on Halloween."

While the women's ready to wear winner, E.Y. Wada, fit the bill of conventionally pretty clothes – loose white dresses and tailored cropped jackets, the men's winner, A3, stood out from fellow finalists with their riskier color palette – pale pink, khaki and white – swapping moody for preppy.

An additional $10,000 prize went to Wanda Marie Sanders, the winner of Perrier's Bubbling Under award. For this, contestants were asked to produce sketches interpreting the theme "Pop." Sanders' sketches for mod '60s shifts took inspiration from Pop Art godfathers Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol.

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Very dissapointing that the slideshow is so brief. Here are more links to images of works by the winners of the competition.

E.Y. Wada: http://www.refinery29.com/profiles/mix_master.php - this shop in New York is "coming soon" - http://www.minoriinc.com

Dragana Rikanovic: http://www.draganaweb.blogspot.com/

Wanda Marie Sanders: http://www.wandamariesanders.com

I can't find links to A3 (dumb name - all I get are Audi links...). FORM and Black Sheep + Prodigal Son (I don't know if this is one or two designers) are also eluding me... arg!

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Ooh! I must say, Rikanovic almost seems out of place in that list, don't you think? Her work is so different compared to the others that I've seen--I had just checked her website... It's very rich Thanks for all the info and links, SomethingElse

I agree with the names of the other designers. It's not very unique at all... I thought of 8x11.5 paper when I saw A3 I did find a few works by Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons... Jewelry though
http://www.fashionlines.com/blog/une...-prodigal-sons

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Rikavonic's site needs an upgrade. The font is way too small!!

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Found info on FORM...

from coutorture.com
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FORM is a design collective dedicated to designing original womenswear infused with a modern sense of luxury. Jerry Tam, founder and creative forcebehind the label is originally from Butte, Montana and has studied coutureat Fashion Institute of Technology as well as fashion at Parsons School of Design. He has worked with Imitation of Christ, Perry Ellis and Zac Posenbefore starting his own line and later inviting Kelly Andrews and Eric Werner to join FORM. FORM seeks to reintroduce fashion to the modern woman. The line is sold at Eva in New York, Creatures of Comfort and Curve in LosAngles and Arrive in Miami.


a link to FORM's website:
http://www.formnewyork.com


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Oh thank you, Gius! Now, I can see what the award winners create! At the end of the blog string is the link to Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons: http://www.blacksheepandprodigalsons.com/

^ I think that blah shirt is awful with the skirt and trousers. Ooooh, the origami of the skirt though... over a catsuit perhaps?

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And here is the link to FORM: http://www.jerrytam.com.

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^oh weird. I put up a link to FORM too and I got the same website... I guess we are only missing A3.

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Oops. I didn't see it under the picture because I was totally distracted by the look. It's common for a bunch of URLs to point to a single site.

A3 has me totally stumped. I might just have to write to GenArt!

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Dragana is lovely. Have to agree about the styling with Form(looks a bit too safe for such a piece,no?) but otherwise that is a brilliant skirt.

Hate to say though,they could have done better with that roster of judges. How boring. and Verdi,master of ceremony....he's about as interesting as a potato....and he part of this,a little bit sad for them. obviously they only got him because they needed more attention and his annoying presence is all over style channel(though i hate that station these days).

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Well, A3 doesn't appear to have an online site. But here’s a list of all the designers who participated, and you can click this blog link to follow the hotlinks to the sites of most of these designers: http://fashionindie.com/events.

Eos Airlines DESIGN VISION AWARD FOR EVENINGWEAR:
FORM (New York, NY)
H Fredriksson (Brooklyn, NY)
Julia Clancey (London, UK)
Julianna Bass (Astoria, NY)
Patrick Cupid (New York, NY)
Eos Airlines DESIGN VISION AWARD ACCESSORIES:
Black Sheep & Prodigal Sons (New York, NY)
Opal Stone (Beverly Hills, CA)
Yarborough (New York, NY)
Jib & Genoa (Los Angeles, CA)
BYLU (New York, NY)
Eos Airlines DESIGN VISION AWARD FOR READY TO WEAR:
Ardistia Design Works (New York, NY)
e.y. wada (Astoria, NY)
Ecliptica (San Juan, Puerto Rico)
Jolibe (New York, NY)
Miras (Matadepera, Spain)
Eos Airlines DESIGN VISION AWARD MENSWEAR:
A3 (New York, NY)
Brian Wood (New York, NY)
David Michael for Endovanera (Los Angeles, CA)
Jan iu Mes (Barcelona, Spain)
T-county (New York, NY)
Eos Airlines DESIGN VISION AWARD FOR AVANT GARDE:
Dragana Rikanovic (London, UK)
FORM (New York, NY)
Hana Co (New York, NY)
Jolibe (New York, NY)
Miras (Matadepera, Spain)
PERRIER “BUBBLING UNDER” AWARD FOR DESIGN:
FORM (New York, NY)
Kate Wendelborn (New York, NY)
Ohne Titel by Flora Gill and Alexa Adams (New York, NY)
Salvador Trinidad (New York, NY)
Wanda Marie Sanders (Monoa, WI)

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Sorry to double post, but the blog is continuing naturally, so here are the links to each designer:

http://www.jerrytam.com
http://www.hfredriksson.com
http://www.juliaclancey.com
http://www.juliannabass.com
http://www.patrickcupid.com
http://blacksheepandprodigalsons.com
Opal Stone (Beverly Hills, CA) - none
http://www.yarboroughjewelry.com
http://www.jibandgenoa.com
http://www.bylu-nyc.com
http://www.ardistianewyork.com
http://www.eclipticafashion.com
http://jolibe.blogspot.com
http://www.txellmiras.eu
A3 (New York, NY) - none
http://www.brianwoodonline.com
http://www.endovanera.com
http://www.janiumes.com
http://www.t-county.com
http://www.draganaweb.blogspot.com
Hana Co (New York, NY) - none
Kate Wendelborn (New York, NY) - none
http://www.ohnetitel.com
http://www.salvadortrinidad.com
http://www.wandamariesanders.com

Phew! Lots to see!

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Txell!!! Love her

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i wish i could see pics of the whole show !

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