Fashion Week, Oscar de la Renta for Lee Jofa and Social Media 101

With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York launching today {yipee! schedule here}, I thought this the perfect time to write about one of my favorite designers. It’s already been  chatted up in shelter magazines, national newspapers and blogland. But in case you haven’t heard, in July Lee Jofa announced its first licensed collection of home fabrics from fashion legend, Oscar de la Renta. The fabric collection includes 25 designs in silk, linen, velvet and cotton which range from delicate floral embroidery to ethnic-inspired prints. The fabrics feature the fine tailoring and opulent detail that is the Oscar de la Renta signature.
In the Lee Jofa press release, Oscar de la Renta said, “Fabrics have always played an extraordinarily important part in my collections. I am very excited about this latest extension of Oscar de la Renta Home with Lee Jofa, a company that shares my commitment to craftsmanship and quality.”
In August, Kravet’s Inpired.Talk unveiled their Lee Jofa showroom at the D&D Building in NYC launching the Oscar de la Renta Home for Lee Jofa collections. The designer room was styled by Oscar Home creative director and interior designer Miles Redd. And the fabrics are available in to the trade in Lee Jofa showrooms nationwide.

As reported in The Editor at Large, the hand-made ballroom skirts created for the launch of his fabric collection with Lee Jofa, Oscar de la Renta will be auctioned online September 7 – November 30 at {opening bid of $750}. All proceeds will benefit Casa del Niño, an organization he founded in 1982 with Xiomara Menendez to help children in the Dominican Republic.
On another note, Erika Ward from BluLabel Bungalow featured an article I wrote called, Social Media 101 by Simplified Bee. The article recaps a panel I served on for a social media discussion sponsored by Kravet and Lee Jofa in their San Francisco showroom. It gives a broad overview of social media and how it can help grow your business. Thanks Erika!

Are you following fashion week? If so, which designer’s collection are you eager to see?

*photos courtesy of Kravet and Lee Jofa

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12 Responses to Fashion Week, Oscar de la Renta for Lee Jofa and Social Media 101

  1. AB HOME Interiors September 11, 2010 at 5:27 pm #

    Oh.My.God! I love those pillows, and that fabric on the sofa is to die for. Just gorgeous!!!

  2. September 11, 2010 at 3:30 am #

    Oh, and I like your new look blog, by the way!

  3. September 11, 2010 at 3:29 am #

    Looks like a really stunning collection. Red Ikat on canary yellow tufted silk? Gotta love it!

  4. Struggler September 10, 2010 at 11:09 pm #

    These are gorgeous – I'm sure the skirts will raise a healthy amount.
    It was great to meet you (briefly) on Wednesday!

  5. AB HOME Interiors September 10, 2010 at 9:08 pm #

    These colors are great! New lines are always so exciting!


  6. Claudia Juestel September 10, 2010 at 5:12 am #

    So excited about Oscar's new fabric collection! His Caribbean flair always comes through. Great article on Blue Label Bungalow, honored to have served on that panel with you.



  7. CDS September 10, 2010 at 2:04 am #

    My goodness how stunning! I love the skirts in the window..were they really skirts? LOve the green walls with yellow chair!

  8. DesignTies September 9, 2010 at 7:45 pm #

    Nice to see such colourful fabrics!! Love the floral design on the sofa and the throw cushion on the yellow chair. Interesting skirt on the chair too.


  9. Jennifer Powell September 9, 2010 at 3:58 pm #

    Really lovely, thanks Cristin!

  10. Abby & Her Boys September 9, 2010 at 3:10 pm #

    I had not seen this. Thank you! Very beautiful fabrics.

  11. Bromeliad September 9, 2010 at 2:38 pm #

    Following it ex post facto.

    Lovely fabrics.

  12. pve design September 9, 2010 at 2:12 pm #

    Stunning!!!! Nice article too!