FASHION BRIEFS AND FORUM FIRSTS…
THE FORUM SHOPS SEARCHES FOR LAS VEGAS’ BEST NEW DESIGNER: This year, The Forum Shops at Caesars promises to make Fashion’s Night Out special for one lucky aspiring fashion designer from Southern Nevada. In conjunction with the yearly event taking place on September 8, 2011, The Forum Shops at Caesars is currently searching to discover what could become tomorrow’s next big fashion icon. Partnering with The Art Institute of Las Vegas, interested designers from Southern Nevada can apply exclusively at The Forum Shops Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ForumShops.
The application allows for budding designers to share their story, as well as upload a video and/or photos which they can use to vie for the top spot. Whether designing couture or denim, sportswear or retro-tees, all designers are encouraged to apply (rules and criteria will be available on application).
Recognized worldwide as one of the finest luxury shopping streets in the world, The Forum Shops at Caesars, is participating in this year’s global celebration of shopping with Fashion’s Night Out festivities on Thursday, September 8, 2011 from 6 p.m. – 11 p.m. The stage is set for a night full of excitement, amazing fashion shows, one-of-a-kind in store events, product demonstrations, parties, giveaways, food, Las Vegas celebrities and entertainers – all at Las Vegas’ premiere retail destination, The Forum Shops.
The winner, along with select runners-up will be featured in an exciting fashion show and have their work highlighted inside the world-renowned shopping destination (which is home to the most famous brands in the world). The top designer will receive a $500 shopping spree to The Forum Shop at Caesars. The Forum Shops will also provide The Art Institute of Las Vegas with a $2,000 scholarship which will be dedicated to assist an aspiring designer.
FASCINATE, SEDUCE AND CHARM WITH JEWELRY FROM BACCART: Originally founded in the town of Baccarat in eastern France, the premiere retailer is world-renowned for fine crystal of incredible luxury and elegance. No exception, the new Fleurs de Psydelic rings for Dawn, Day and Night. This trio of colorful pleasers epitomizes grace and beauty.
JOHN VARVATOS TO SERVE AS CELEBRITY MENTOR ON NBC’S NEW REALITY COMPETITION SERIES “FASHION STAR”: Renowned American menswear designer John Varvatos is set to serve as a celebrity mentor on the highly-anticipated new reality competition series “Fashion Star.” The new NBC competition series will search for the next big brand in fashion. Varvatos joins newly-announced mentor; actress, author Nicole Richie, previously announced celebrity mentor Jessica Simpson and host Elle Macpherson. The series is designed not only to groom and discover America’s next popular brand, but through an exciting new format twist, it will allow viewers at home to buy the winning designs each week. The show will target real-time consumer feedback and interactivity and will span all categories of fashion from suits and dresses to lingerie, denim, bathing suits, accessories and more. One of the most well-known menswear fashion designers in the country, Varvatos will bring his trendsetting design skills and expertise to the contestants each week on NBC.
NIKE “KICKS OFF” NEW CONCEPT STORE INSIDE THE FORUM SHOPS: A parade of drummers, cheerleaders and nearly 200 local youth were on hand recently to join Nike for a Blitz The Strip grand reopening event. The procession kicked off on the famous Strip and made its way through the premiere retail destination before arriving at the new Nike store concept inside The Forum Shops at Caesars. The freshly revamped 30,000 square foot location offers the largest multi-category brand experience in the U.S. with innovative consumer experiences, market tailored product offerings, community resources and the introduction of team customization services. The store is only the fifth of its kind to open in the U.S. For the grand opening celebration, consumers also participated in the Redzone 360 Experience featuring NIKEiD, which provided the opportunity to star in a signature sport animation. After designing their own unique shoe on NIKEiD, consumers got the chance to style up like a pro and try out Nike footwear for their own personal touchdown highlight video shot in 360 degrees on a turf set up outside the store entrance.
DESIGNER SPOTLIGHT – GIUSEPPE ZANOTTI: Italian designer Giuseppe Zanotti’s hometown is famous for its great shoe manufacturing tradition. It’s no wonder the now world-renowned designer is heralded for his elegant footwear creations with sleek and innovative designs that are masterfully crafted. Zanotti’s early passion for music and his instinctive knack for art and fashion continue to be reflected in his distinctive shoe designs. With an eye on the past and on quality manufacturing tradition and an eye on the future with fashion trend-setting, Zanotti’s creations remain true to his original inspiration of art, music and fashion and can be found inside his new expanded location inside The Forum Shops at Caesars near the Festival Fountain.
FORUM FASHION FORWARD TIP: The peak of the summer heat and sun can wreak beauty havoc. Luckily, The Forum Shops has the solution for beating the heat during the final dog days of summer. Keep your eyes fashionably protected from the sun’s rays and glare with the Morgenthal Frederics collection at Davante. Available in a variety of styles, the unique eyewear collection provides a stylish safeguard for your eyes. For moist, kissable lips – Fresh is the destination for you. Keep your lips puckered and protected with Sugar Honey Tinted Lip Treatment with SPF 15. Maintain a luminous, ultra-natural tan without the harm of the sun’s rays with Dior Bronze self-tanning line at Dior Beauty. Keep your skin moisturized with an easy one-step finish specially suited for the season, Studio Moisture Tint SPF 15 is a light, tinted moisturizer with SPF 15 and other skin nourishing ingredients from MAC Cosmetics. Capture the scents of summer with the Peace, Love and Juicy summer set from Juicy Couture complete with Eau de Parfum spray, shower gel and body lotion.