The Fashion Industry Has Something To Say

“As a Fashion Designer, It’s Important to Stay Politically Active.” –Georgina Chapman Politics on the runway span from Vivienne Westwood’s Spring 2013 finale showcasing a giant “Climate Revolution” banner to Chanel’s Spring 2015 female equality finale riot. From highlights of the Fall 2017 RTW season, fashion with a purpose is here to stay. With worldwide recent … Continue reading

And the Color is RED

And the color is RED!!!  Shades of Red were spotted on runway models during A/W 17-18 Milan Fashion Week, from Max Mara head-to-toe looks and Giorgio Armani separates to Fendi boots and accessories. The color Red was definitely on the creative minds of several Milan showing designers for the future A/W 17-18 season.  Check out some of […]

ShakeUp in Paris

Bouchra Jarrar takes creative direction of Lanvin On March 11, 2016, “Lanvin named Bouchra Jarrar its new artistic director of women’s collections, replacing Alber Elbaz, who was ousted last after 14 successful years at the label.”  (Nicole Phelps, 2016, http://www.vogue.com) I have been an admirer of Jarrar, an experienced couturier and Tailor, since the first … Continue reading

Resort defined + Resort 2017

Resort collections shown May-July, to Me, in reality have little to do with resorting or vacation, but are basically Pre-Spring/ Summer collections.  These collections give the fashion world a look into what is come in September/ October. But we’ll have to wait unto September – Spring 2017 when we see the full collections to see … Continue reading

Top 5 Fall 2016 Menswear Collections

These collections are my favorites from Fall 2016 Menswear  Gieves & Hawkes by creative director, Jason Basmajian.  Loved every season from Basmajain! Givenchy               Michael Bastian preppy collection Michael Kors Collection “The designer had performancewear on his mind for Fall. He touted a “membrane-backed wool” that he used for skinny trousers, … Continue reading

Runway Trend: Military inspirations

“Military clothes are part of the fashion vernacular now” -Marc Jacobs From New York to Paris, Military fashions were dominant on Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear runways, as well in Pre-Fall 2015 collections.  Fatigue pants, cargo pockets, slightly oversized shapes, uniformed style, and big buttons on Marc Jacobs runway; Chanel’s nautical looks and navy stripes; and Sonia Rykiel’s tailored pants and shades … Continue reading

Top 6 Spring 2015 Menswear Collections

Ready-to-Wear and Couture collections receives lots of coverage during fashion weeks.  But I always love to highlight Menswear collections.  These collections are 6 of my favorites from Spring 2015 Menswear.  Enjoy!! Alexander Wang and Balmain  Streetwear, Sportswear, and Urbanwear. For the young, trendsetting, urban Man      Dior  Homme and Gieves & Hawkes Always love a nice, fitted … Continue reading

Minimalism – NYFW Spring 2015

Minimalism: a style, design, or technique that is characterized by extreme spareness and simplicity. ~Merriam Webster  I spotted a number of Minimalism inspired collections during New York Fashion Week.  The Row, Porsche Design, Trademark, and Theory are my favorite Minimalism collections from NYFW.  If you are a minimalist when it comes to style and fashion, such as myself, then … Continue reading

‘New’ NYC Designers I’m Loving – Spring 2015

NYFW SS15. While scrolling, clicking, and viewing as many fashion shows I could, three designers/ labels seriously grabbed my attention. I am always ecstatic when I find talent and designers that are new to me. Porsche Design, Rosie Assoulin, and David Tlale, I loved all three collections this season and I will definitely be keeping my … Continue reading

Runway Highlight: Giambattista Valli Fall 2014 Couture

“A girl wakes, maybe she’s still dressed from the night before, maybe she swathes herself in a striped sheet or slips into her beau’s pj’s. It’s bright so she puts on sunglasses. Her head hurts. She wraps it in a napkin from the champagne bucket. And she goes for a walk in the garden. There’s … Continue reading

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