By Melissa Unsell of Vinously Chic,
Wine and Fashion have merged. That’s one of the reasons I love merging the two subjects in my blog posts. Perhaps it brings awareness to the fact that not only do we each express ourselves by the clothing we choose to wear each day, but that we also express a liquid style through our palate. We all have different preferences, and that’s what makes it fun.
I wanted to take a moment to enlighten you on a couple of fashion designers that have received accolades from the Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation (yes – Ecco Domani has a fashion foundation)! The foundation was founded in 2001 and recognizes up-and-coming designers (Zac Posen, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, and others have been recognized by the foundation).
A couple of years ago, Lyn Devon, was recognized by the foundation.
Since then, she has been featured in InStyle, Lucky, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and many other publications. She produces the entire line in New York City and focuses her design on iconic American fashion – think clean lines and impeccable tailoring. The line can be found at Neiman Marcus and other specialty boutiques.
These are two of my favorites in the Spring collection:
Joseph Altuzarra was recognized by the foundation in 2010. He was born and raised in Paris, and has since worked in NY with Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler. He now designs his own collection focusing on the modern professional woman.
This suit is awesome; I have to have it:
Ecco Domani isn’t the only label that can seen around the fashion industry. New Zealand’s Kim Crawford was the official wine sponsor of Fashion Week last year. And in September 2010, Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits announced its role as The Official Wine and Spirits Retailer of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, and poured champagne selections from their cellars for invited guests and VIPs all week long.
Watch the designers above as they begin to flourish and offer us irresistible styles.