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Lucky Brand/Epic Rights, Style For Humanity, and Metropolitan Fashion Week

Lately, I’ve gotten interesting press releases relevant to my local Fashion Examiner title. Thanks to them, my days are a little more interesting. There’s a new apparel line in development by Lucky Brand and Epic Rights. The line features KISS, Journey, Def Leppard, Billy Idol, The Doobie Brothers, Jefferson Airplane, CBGB (birthplace of punk):

Lucky Brand and Epic Rights Partner on Rock Inspired Apparel Program (PRNewsFoto/Epic Rights)
Credit: PRNewsFoto/Epic Rights

Lucky Brand partners with Epic Rights for top classic rock band apparel line

Epic Rights, a full-service global branding, licensing and social media marketing company, has partnered with major retailer Lucky Brand for the development of a national apparel program. The announcement was made today by Lisa Streff, Executive Vice President, Global…

I had a pretty sizable Lucky Brand jeans collection for awhile and probably still have a few hiding in drawers. This was interesting from both a fashion and music standpoint. I’m familiar with those bands, though I could claim to be a fan of is Def Leppard in my childhood. However, since I like Lucky Brand shirt designs, I think this could make for some exciting band merchandise!

My other articles this week are on a KickStarter for a new brand called Style for Humanity (SFH), which is a clothing brand of minimalist style that focuses on charity and putting people before profits:

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image from Style for Humanity Kickstarter

Style for Humanity launches socially conscious fashion brand on Kickstarter

September 22, 2015

“Look Good. Feel Good. Do Good.” – That’s the mantra of Style for Humanity (SFH), a new fashion label whose founders hope to be part of making the world a better place. The brand will donate…

The designs are pretty simple (minimalist). I think they are aiming more towards a young professional crowd. Costs are $29 for a basic jersey tee, $39 for a jersey dress, $49 for a long sleeve button down, $59 for a sweatshirt with tassels, and $115 for men’s scuba bomber jacket. Unfortunately, you can’t feel high quality fabrics through a website, but you can describe it. I think with a company attempting to be charitable – transparency is important. In this case, cost breakdowns, descriptions on production, and where materials are coming from are more important than the designs.

My last interesting article for the week was on the Metropolitan Fashion Week closing gala, not something I’m normally interested in. Something about “over 150 one-of-a-kind avant-garde costumes and couture evening gowns” appealed to me. Also, it’s on the Warner Brothers lot, which I want to visit.

Metropolitan Fashion Week (PRNewsFoto/Metropolitan Fashion Week)
PRNewsFoto/Metropolitan Fashion Week

Metropolitan Fashion Week’s closing gala includes a tribute to breast cancer

The 3rd ANNUAL METROPOLITAN FASHION WEEK (MFW) HOLLYWOOD CLOSING GALA – “Puttin’ on the Ritz”(#MetroFW), presented by Century West BMW, showcases a unique, exclusive runway show that will feature over 150 one-of-a-kind avant-garde…

It’s hard enough getting to concerts these days, fashion events seem even less likely. Last week’s stories centered around events at South Coast Plaza and Fashion Island. Orange County fashionistas seem more likely to shop at these malls. However, I prefer Brea Mall based on proximity. I’m not as into high fashion, just stylish and comfortable clothes. Anyways, please check out my articles and subscribe if you happen to be an Examiner writer!