This season we will be helping return Christine Ayres to good health, who was diagnosed with Stage IIIB breast cancer last June, and is currently undergoing chemo. 100% of auction winnings will go to Christine Ayres.
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“As a kid I had a very nomadic lifestyle, having lived in several countries around the world, mostly due to my parents’ jobs. It’s an experience for which I’m eternally grateful. While it benefited me with a rich exposure to other cultures, it left cracks in my foundation that others could not see.
The emotional and psychological impact of uprooting and rerooting myself in five different countries before the age of 20 meant I had no sense of home or place in the outer world and my internal world felt incredibly malleable.
I had no sense of home or place
As a result, I struggled to establish myself in a career, a community, and an identity. Music was the one constant companion that’s managed to stick with me through the rapid series of tectonic life shifts I’d gotten used to. Playing music was something I loved since I was a small child, before all of the moving around began. After the globetrotting started, I clung to it like a life raft because it was the only thing I had that gave me a sense of personal foundation.
I moved to Los Angeles after school and spent three years struggling to break in to the industry. That was when I found myself in the worst job market in recent memory. During that time I had no friends, no money, no life really. The cumulative stress those years of struggle in LA took a debilitating toll on my health, which had a ripple-effect on my life for several years after. Saddled with student loan debt, and my health issues made finding work that would pay the bills and shrink my debt that much harder.
During that time I had no friends, no money, no life really
Things took a turn for the better when I finally landed my first entry-level position at an independent record label. The pay was low but I didn’t care. That year, everything started falling into place — I had an exciting job in the only world I felt I belonged, I found several great girlfriends, found a charming studio apartment in a neighborhood I loved and essentially laid the groundwork for a new life I could finally live on my own terms.
I found several great girlfriends, found a charming studio apartment
I also found love, ending up in a great relationship with a man whose presence in my life was a vital source of love and support. By 2018 I was feeling a lust for life I hadn’t felt since I was a teenager. I dove into a forgotten passion, dancing, and started planning trips. I finally felt like I was living and not just surviving.
I also found love, ending up in a great relationship
But that year things started changing too, starting with the breakup of my relationship. I spent that year readjusting to life as single me after six years with my now-ex boyfriend. One rift followed another, and by January of 2019 I learned that my closest friend and confidante was moving away to another country. I felt so alone with no support for what was to come.
Around that same time I remember when I felt the lump in my right breast. At the same time beloved cat Smokey had also become ill — vets were concerned he might have cancer. As we both went to a doctor for a diagnosis of a cyst on the same day I found out he was not sick but my news was not so good. I felt like a bomb about to explode from the shock, and explode I did. But the real knuckle on the gut punch was that I was finally feeling GOOD for the first time in my adult life, and now this.
Around that same time I felt the lump in my right breast
I was ultimately diagnosed with Stage IIIb breast cancer. Since then its been established that I’m going to have a year-long journey fighting this cancer. Treatment is 3-5 months of chemotherapy, followed by surgery, radiation and then five years of hormone therapy.
I’m blessed that I now have insurance, which is helping defray some of the cost, but even with that the medical bills have eaten away more than half of the savings I’ve managed to build, and I’m only two months into a year-long battle. Medical debt is a near-certainty.
I am grateful for the support of the Carol Galvin Foundation.
With your help I hope to avoid backsliding into the downward spiral that poor health and debt can find you in, that I worked long and hard to escape from in the past. I’ll be able to rebuild to a place of vitality once more so that I can give back to all who have given to me.”
With your help I’ll be able to rebuild to a place of vitality once more
Open to the Public
After the success of our previous FD Paris Fashion Show, FD is back for a new edition of an event showcasing the artwork of Indonesian Fashion Designers.
This event is organized in partnership with the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Paris, supported by Obsvision (Music Label), Aposia Drinks, 9Five.Paris and Phenix Motors.
We will present the work of 10 designers showcasing what Indonesia has to offer in term of fashion, including Harry Halim Paris that celebrates his 10 years in the industry (he collaborated with Cardi B for her last single cover “Press”) and Ali Charisma Chairman of the Indonesian Fashion Chamber.
The Westin Paris – Vendôme
Open to the Public
10 am – 6pm
20 Rue du Pont aux Choux, 75003
Nathnit is the brand of Natxa Gonzalez, designer and artisan. Nathnit’s pieces are designed and created on her study – workshop in the center of Valencia, Spain. She works principally with sterling silver and natural materials, and she’s constantly experimenting with new materials that could reduce her environmental impact and which are recyclable or recycled.
On this occasion we have the honor of being able to present the ss2020 collection in the nomet showroom within the framework of PFW September 2019, with a new colorist and ethical proposal.
MADE FOR YOU FROM THE MEDITERRANEAN
All the materials we use are recycled and came from local suppliers or from the European Union because we defend a way of working respectful with the environment and proximity. We keep constantly experimenting and researching with new materials that can reduce their environmental impact and which are recyclable or recycled. We also seek for packaging with less environmental impact and we try our best to arrive to the 0 waste. For us, the most important is the piece, so we avoid excess of packaging, to be as consistent as possible with an environmental and minimalist thinking.
We start the process with a silver thread and then the magic is done. There are no third parties, everything is done 100% in our study in Valencia. Each piece we sell includes a certificate of authenticity and has a lifetime guarantee.
Open to the Public
7 Rue Bachaumont, 75002, PARIS
The House of Luxury will be hosting a Paris Fashion Week showroom for fine jewelry brands as well as an art gallery showcasing emerging artists from around the world.
Open to the Public
Irvinx womenswear collection titled “Contour Noir 2” from the Dutch fashion designer Irving Vorster (since 2010)
Chapter 2 of his international fashion week debut last 2018
The story continues, caught in asymmetrical shapes and black highlights
121 Rue de Lille
Open to the Public
A Ready-To-Wear collection presented by brothers Julius Juul and Victor Juul from Copenhagen, Denmark. Exploring the lines between form and function driven by experimental approaches, HELIOT EMIL pushes the semantic dialogue within the creative industry.
A subversive scandinavian and monochromatic aesthetic, combined with custom developed materials, fabrics and trimmings, HELIOT EMIL entices a high attention to detail throughout every branch. Designer Julius Juul draws on thought provoking themes for every collection by HELIOT EMIL.
COLLECTION INSPIRATION — TORQUED ELLIPSE
Named after the steel sculpture series by Richard Serra, the HELIOT EMIL SS20 collection titled ‘Torqued Ellipse’ explores the relationship between form and function. A 4 x 8 x 10m 5 cm steel metal sheet is bent in an oval shape and torqued on its own axis. An unconventional, industrial material exploring a shape which many experts told Serra was impossible to create. Viewers were encouraged to move around or through the works to explore how the sculptures both add or subtract from space. Richard Serra’s ‘Torqued Ellipses’ series inspired designer Julius Juul to explore softer shapes, and unconventional materials. Constructing with the distinctive HELIOT EMIL silhouettes and experimenting by adding or subtracting shapes. Key pieces of the collection feature a long tech coat constructed by multiple soft round shaped layers. A cropped stiff vegan leather vest constructed by two sheets of rounded shapes. A layered high neck knit with torqued cuff and neck details. The collection is underpinned by unique developments in fabric and trimmings expressed through form and function.
Through the lens of 7 different cameras, the SS20 show experience offers full transparency for the viewer on a virtual platform. The audience will be able to tailor their own individual experience of the show, by observing the pieces from their individual choice of angle at any given time. The viewers will then form their own opinion, with minimized influence from the brand. The show will be available on a digital website accessible for all, communicating the creative collection narrative.
Open to the Public
Minhua Guo Lenoir is affirming a chic, delicate and romantic femininity in her collections.
She creates handmade work with high-end materials, embroidery, and pearls.
After completing her training at Olympia le Tan and studio Berçot, she launched her own luxury brand ready-to-wear and accessories in 2017.
Lysandre Gl will take the runway during Paris Fashion Week, at Salon Hoche, 8.30pm.
Each season, FWO compiles a list of people interested in attending independent shows, events, and parties happening during Paris Fashion Week. Please note: The only way to register for the industry-only Paris Fashion Week shows is via the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode website at FHCM.paris. However, registering here means your information will be made available to respected independent producers, event creators, and party-holders for open-to-the-public and industry-public mix events. If selected for an event or events, you will be contacted via email.