Israeli-born fashion designer Elie Tahari has created an ‘iPhone Dress’ as a way of paying tribute to Apple’s latest product offering. While the design of the dress is a very basic black silhouette, it is made of a special mesh ‘techno-fabric’ that allows over 50 iPhones to be sewn into it.
The iPhone Dress isn’t exactly what you’d call wearable, but Tahari’s intention was to make a statement about the fusion of fashion and technology, and to honor the iPhone 6. “I’m inspired by the iPhone,” he said. “I’ve always been. The only device I really have is an iPhone.”
The unique dress was unveiled during his Spring 2015 presentation earlier this month at the Elie Tahari Vault on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. Before the event, a spokesperson for the designer said: “The model will be wearing the dress and circulating throughout the presentation. Since the iPhones are all over the dress, they can capture all angles of the presentation. If you walk up to her you can see yourself on it. It captures what the dress sees.”
The spokesperson also added that Tahari was inspired by the vision of Steve Jobs, and his lasting impact on our everyday lives. “They saw that the two things were coinciding, and used it to tie fashion and technology together.”
Wearable technology is great but honestly, this dress is a bit of an overkill. Granted, it isn’t meant to be worn, but it isn’t even covered with the iPhone 6 that Tahari claims to honor. Instead, the dress carries the obsolete iPhone 5s. In fashion terms, that is so last season!
Source: Oddity Central
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Joram Muzira shares his gratitude after being recognized at the Abryanz Fashion awards
Joram Muzira of JMM models on Friday was shocked to a special recognition award at the Abryanz style and Fashion Awards where he initially only attended to walk his models the run way. A surprised Joram shed tears of joy on receiving his “STAR MAKERS” awards at the awarding event.
“Being awarded a special recognition as a STAR MAKER was quite an emotional moment for me because it’s been a long journey transforming and fighting for models of color and pushing for more international representation of Fashion Models from Africa to the world stage.” A teary Joram revealed. Joram revealed he was delighted to have been part of the new generation that is changing the narrative of African Fashion and raising a new breed of working international fashion models, reason he started his company JMM.
Joram has over time groomed models currently working internationally, including Aamito Stacie Lagum who is best known for being the winner of the first season of Africa’s Next Top Model, Patricia Akello, and Paul Mwesigwa. Joram Muzira says the presence of his models on the international scene has changed the face of Ugandan modeling as people now realize that modeling is not only a hobby but can become a career.
Photos: Ozward Boateng presented Lifetime Achievement Award by President’s daughter Diana Kamuntu Museveni at ASFAs
American designer Ozward Boateng on Friday night added another accolade to his already rich collection. While attending Uganda and Africa’s biggest fashion red carpet awards the Abryanz style and fashion awards, Ozward was honored with a Life achievement award that was presented to him by the President’s daughter Diana Kamuntu Museveni.
Diana piled praise for the designer and openly disclosed her admiration for the American designer. Here are some moments while Diana presented Ozward his Life time achievement award.
Fashion excellence awarded at Abryanz Fashion Awards, full list of winners
A breath of fresh air to the fashion industry in Uganda and the world is what can be used to describe the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards (ASFAs) that took place today at Serena Kampala Hotel.In it’s 7th edition, the glamorous event hosted Africa’s biggest red-carpet event featuring top 100 Starz that have made headline News throughout the year. This cemented the theme for this year that seeks to celebrate the uniqueness in everyone – The Starz.
The awards that were broadcast on top media channels including Uganda’s leading broadcaster, NTV Uganda, Spark TV and Nigeria’s Spice TV shone the spotlight on the outstanding stars that day.The talk of the night was Jidenna’s performance. The American rapper, singer and songwriter and fashion star staged his best show yet, leaving everyone amazed. From his award-winning songs like Bambi to Classic Man and to particula he sure stole the show and left all entertained.
The nights was dotted with Ugandan pperformances from John Blaq, Beenie Gunter, Eddy Wizzy dancing group. At the glamourous event, in the eyes of many, British fashion designer, Ozwald Boateng, who is credited for infusing a trademark twist on classic British tailoring and bespoke style, received the Lifetime Achievement award.
Speaking at the event; the CEO of Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards. Brian Ahumuza noted that it has been a long 7 year but all worth the while. Brian expressed gratitude to masses that have continuously supported the event but also urged the fashion industry to keep yearning to learn as Ugandan fashion spreads to the continent. He also pledged support to the young fashionistas and designers whenever he can.The CEO Talent Africa, Uganda’s leading events and Entertainment Company who worked together with the ASFAs to bring a new level of professionalism in event and business management, Aly Allibhai, said that from the start, the new partnership was meant to make the ASFAs the biggest fashion event in Africa. He added; “Talent Africa is very pleased to be a partner of the ASFAS. It’s always our pleasure to make great partnerships inorder to bring you the best events Experience. We look forward to the next 2 years as together we build the best redcarpet and awards show in Africa”
Joram Muzira was awarded a surprise Star Makers accolade for producing established models to the world.
Here is the full list of the winners in the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards, African fashion industry stake holders including fashion designers, models, icons, media influencers categories.
Here are the winners of the night.
1. Lifetime Achievement Award – Ozwald Boateng
2. Icon Award – Jidenna
3. Positive Change – Susan Guerts
4. Special Recognition Award for Innovation – Kayiira
5. Fashion Designer of the Year (Uganda)- Kaijuka Abbas
6. Fashion Designer of the Year (Africa)- Ifeanyi Nwune
7. Model of the Year (Uganda)- Aliet Sarah
8. Model of the Year (Africa)- Shanelle Nyasiase
9. Fashion Stylist of the Year (Uganda)- Mavo Kampala
10. Fashion Stylist of the Year (Africa)- Chuck Mbevo
11. Hair Stylist of the Year (Uganda)- Ice Kenny
12. Hair Stylist of the Year (Africa)- Corrine Muthoni
13. Fashion Photographer (Uganda) – Walter Keys
14. Fashion Photographer (Africa) – Andile Mthembu
15. Make Up Artist of the Year (Uganda) – Nayha Glam
16. Make Up Artist of the Year (Africa) – Lavie Makeup
17. Most Stylish Female Artiste (Uganda) – Spice Diana
18. Most Stylish Female Artiste (Africa) – Souhila
19. Most Stylish Male Artiste (Uganda) – Fik Fameica
20. Most Stylish Male Artiste (Africa) – Bourna Boy
21. Fashionable Music Video Award(Uganda) – Sunday Allan Tonix, Slick Stuart and Roger
22. Fashionable Music Video Award (Africa) – Pull Up by Bourna
23. Fashion Media Excellence Award – Gloria Haguma(Uganda)
24. Fashion Media Excellence Award (Africa) – Bella Naija
25. Star Maker – Joram Muzira
American star Jidenna promises to blend both fashion and music at ASFAs this Friday
American rapper and singer, Jidenna is without a doubt one of those stylish fashion forward artists you don’t get to see every day. The flashy and fine-looking bearded stud is scheduled to perform at the ASFAs this Friday.
The Classic Man is set to perform at the seventh edition of the Abryanz Style and Fashion Awards that will take place on Friday December 13th.While addressing the media during a press conference held at Serena Kigo, on Monday evening, Jidenna promised fans an electrifying show.
“I am very happy to be in this beautiful country, I will be performing at the ASFAs and I can’t wait to have you guys”,
Jidenna, known for his fashion sense will be rocking British fashion icon Ozwald Boateng’s designs to the red carpet before entertaining the guests at “The Stars” themed ASFAs event on Friday at Kampala Serena Hotel.ASFAs CEO Brian Ahumuza at the press conference also promised to give his all to produce an all to remember fashion event this Friday.
ASFAs has partnered with Talent Africa in this edition and been sponsored by Ciroc, NTV, Isuzu, Capital FM, Fenon, JMM, Spice TB Nigerian among many other sponsors.
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