Friday, March 11, 2011

FashionTV partners with YouTube for Fashion Week Live Runway project

FashionTV announced the start of its cooperation with YouTube sponsored by Maybelline for Live Runway project. From February 10th all fashion followers will have direct access to the hottest shows from New York fashion week in Lincoln Center on YouTube. Every day FashionTV on YouTube will be presenting best shows from the New York Fashion Week (February 10-17, 2011) and other Fall/Spring Collections from around the world. From Carolina Herrera to Herve Leger to Narciso Rodriguez, all the hottest designers' runways, interviews, backstage and parties can now be watched on YouTube Live Runway: http://www.youtube.com/liverunway.
About FashionTV

FashionTV, the global leader in fashion & life style channel, broadcasts in 193 countries to over 350 million households and 7 million public locations across the 5 continents; it is the only 24-hour fashion, beauty & lifestyle television station worldwide.

In North America, FashionTV channel is broadcasted in Miami Beach via Atlantic broadband Cables (channel number 179) and FTV HD is also available all over the USA in English in the Platinum HD package on DISH Network (channel number 374) and in Spanish via the Dish LATINO Ultimate Pack (channel number 5304) and as Direct-To-Home via IntelSat 805 satellite. In South America & the Caribbean, FashionTV Latin feed reaches over 17.5 million homes via Turner Latin.

Source : FashionTV http://www.ftv.com

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Immigration Rules Keeping Fashion Models Out

Top fashion models have no problem getting past velvet ropes. But getting over the border? That's apparently a problem, says the mayor.

Fashion industry leaders were forced to cancel some Fashion Week photo shoots because foreign-born models couldn't get into the country, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday.

"What's happened is the fashion people can't get their models over here. They start to cancel," Bloomberg told WOR's John Gambling during his weekly radio sit-down. He warned the nation's immigration rules, including hard-to-secure work visas and processing delays, threaten the city's fashion industry, which generates $9 billion in wages a year.

"The designers want to come over here and create jobs here and we're not letting them in. And the girls want to come here," said Bloomberg, a long-time supporter of immigration reform.

"We could lose this business very easily," he warned. The headaches have prompted 11 fashion leaders, including Diane von Furstenberg, Oscar de la Renta, Saks Fifth Avenue and Perry Ellis to join Bloomberg's "Partnership for a New American Economy," which advocates for immigration reform.

"Fashion's next great talent could be born anywhere in the world," said von Furstenberg, a designer who was born in Belgium. "America was built by immigrants — and if we want to stay the global leader in fashion, then America must continue to welcome immigrants who bring to the industry new ideas, new businesses, and new energy," she said in a statement.

Faith Kates, the founder of NEXT Model Management and another new partner, agreed. "All too often, photo shoots in New York or elsewhere in America are cancelled or delayed because of visa problems," she said in a statement, adding that canceled shoots cost companies thousands of dollars as well as jobs.

Source: Digital Network Associates dba DNAinfo.com