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 via 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 speciality boutiques.
These are two of my faves in the Spring 2011 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. This past February, New Zealand’s Kim Crawford was the official wine sponsor of Fashion Week. 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.
Just for fun, and perfect for summer – start merging your liquid style by mixing up a wine cocktail that calls for the Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio:
- Muddle 1 peeled kiwi
- Add 2 tablespoons of mango chutney
- Add 1 tablespoon of sweet basil
- Add 2 oz. of Ecco Domani Pinot Grigio
- Pour into a shaker and shake vigorously
- Pour into a highball glass
- Garnish with a kiwi slice
Then, throw on your favorite outfit, make a toast, and express yourself!
I am excited to continue our conversations of all things wine and fashion. In a couple of months I’ll be venturing off to Fashion Week in NY in which I will have TONS of things to share. I can’t wait!