Dynamic design sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte did not disappoint with their imaginative Australian outback inspired collection. Using a 1940’s silhouette as a starting point, the Mulleavy’s presented indigenous Auzzie motifs on a series of dresses that celebrate form and femininity. The true standout of the collection was the footwear. Two-tone pumps with…Continue
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Jason Wu returned to his Asian roots and added a touch golden era glamor for his fall winter 2011/12 collection. From Mao jackets to military motifs, the theme of Chinese history was woven into every embroidery that traveled down the runway. Black, red and floral prints dominated the collection while fur details gave an added touch of opulence.
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Looking for some NYC Fashion Week excitement without going to the shows? The Stone Rose Lounge located on the fourth floor of Time Warner Center may be your answer.…Continue
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Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli have proved there is power in numbers by creating one of the most beautiful collections of Paris Couture Week. The dynamic design duo responsible for continuing the house that Valentino built, created an ode to all things feminine with a flurry of long floral print dresses that exude a sublime story book style of elegance…Continue
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Realizing the main inspiration for this ten-piece Givenchy Couture collection came from cutting edge science fiction flicks from the 1920’s, it became obvious designer Riccardo Tisci wanted to explore the more futuristic side of his creativity. Jewel encrusted gowns, Art Deco trim and crocodile ornamentation were all part of the collections highlights, while the…Continue
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Karl Lagerfeld used 150 shades of blue to encapsulate his modern mood for Chanel couture. The collection mixed classic Chanel with a more youthful silhouette in long and lean lines that had a 1980’s feel to them. The boat neck and low waisted “slouch pant” style slash pockets were the key details used to…Continue
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Dior Couture returned to the roots of the house that Christian built back in 1946 offering golden era classics that channel a Grace Kelly like appeal with a modern transparency. John Galliano’s assistant of 16 years Bill Gaytten is holding down the fort unveiling his second couture collection to mixed reviews as the search for a successor to his former boss…Continue
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Atelier Versace’s return to Paris Couture week after an 8 year absence was triumphantly marked by a 15 piece collection celebrating modern women who fully embrace second skin sexiness. Dresses were tight and made to accentuate a womens curves. Standout red carpet gowns used gold metal…Continue
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In light of the absence of John Galliano now ex creative director for Christian Dior, the old adage “the show must go on” was the operative at the House of Dior today. CEO Sidney Toledano made a brief speech saying, “Now more than ever, it is necessary for us to remember the values of the Dior house.” The collection was a bittersweet reminder of Galliano’s creativity…Continue
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Roberto Cavalli knows his where his strengths lie when it comes to dressing women. Between bold prints sumptuous fabrics and sultry silhouettes, Cavalli understands his woman is strong, sexy and not looking for the understated.
The fall winter 2011 Roberto Cavalli collection does not disappoint loaded with looks for the modern day gypsy warrior.…
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Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana put the fun back into fall winter with a colorful alphabet inspired D&G collection for the young urbanite.
The 80’s style silhouette lent itself well to the neon fluorescent and primary toned over-sized t-shirts, boxy blazers and jacquard knit dresses. Layers of bold letters on below the knee pencil skirts, leggings and…Continue
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Bad boy designer John Galliano has gotten himself into quite a predicament, just days before Paris Fashion Week is to commence, he gets arrested for an Anti-Semitic rant on a couple in a Paris restaurant. A police official said that Galliano also exchanged slaps with the couple.
To add sour cream to the now ex-Dior creative director’s sour grapes, the brand has suspended…
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Tom ford hasn’t even been back in the women’s wear game for a full calendar year since his departure from Gucci in 2004 and yet he’s already out change the way we see fashion. Last season’s ultra exclusive New York debut of the Ford line was viewed by only 100 invited guests with a no photography restriction enforced to control when the visuals would be made…Continue
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Running with the idea that your water bottle is an important fashion accessory, Hollywood writer-producer Kevin Boyd has created the champagne of acqua.
Bling H2O, dubbed “the most expensive bottled water in the world” according to Forbes magazine, comes in a…Continue
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Fashion entertainment moguls IMG have partnered with 505 Games and Funcom announcing their launch of the first interactive online platform for fashion lovers that also promises to be first site fully integrating fashion brands into social media.
Fashion World Live debuting September 2011 is a platform covering all facets of the…Continue
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Take a 1940’s cigarette girl combined with a 1950’s lady of leisure, fashion forward her to a high tech future and what you get is Marc Jacobs F/W 2011 collection. Arguably the hottest ticket of NY fashion week, Jacob’s mainline show was filled with strong couture references of a bygone era blended with an ultra modern feel.
The key structured…Continue
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With the recent GQ/CFDA Men’s Designer of the Year Award and his first flagship boutique opening next week in New York, Alexander Wang’s proverbial icing on the cake is his latest women’s collection that he simply describes as “Extreme sportswear.”
Presenting a slick urbanite woman who embraces the idea of fashionable form and function, Wang’s standouts are…Continue
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Jason Wu is living up to his reputation as one of the most important young designers of the moment. Gaining instant notoriety for creating first lady Michelle Obama’s inauguration gown, the dress and his name became immediately recognizable from Wall street to Main street.
This time Wu has crafted his own version of lavish luxury for fall winter 2011, finding…Continue
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