Great sportswear should be easy to wear, easy to pair, and look effortlessly sophisticated. For spring 2015, Nautica marries styles and functionality with a collection inspired by latitude; a brilliant way to rethink the brand’s hallmark of sailor stripes and nautical motifs. Favorites include comfortable and slightly structured updates to the sheath dresses, form fitted nylon jackets and vests, chambray blouses and lightweight crew neck knits sweaters, all found in a palette of predominantly blue and cream. See the slide show above for my top picks from the collection, which you can shop at Nautica.com in the spring, but there’s also some great holiday gift items, from wallets and tech items to watches, sunglasses, handbags, hats, and robes!
From the Runway
December 2, 2014
October 9, 2014
Dubbed “Mindscapes,” the spring/summer 2014 collection from Marimekko was “inspired by the invigorating feeling of freedom one can experience when faced with the force of nature, offers an escape from the busy everyday life by bringing natural elements into the urban environment.” Sounds good to me! Without really knowing any of this and just looking at the the clothes can still invoke a sense of awe and a desire to dress in these free-flowing forms that look as pulled together as they surely are comfortable.
The black and white pieces will surely get a lot of play in your work wardrobe, but don’t under estimate the powerful patterns and pink paint stroke prints that are sure to be head turners, if not make for a fantastic iconic, signature look. See the slide show above for some of my top selections from the upcoming collection.
p.s. -does something look familiar? Perhaps I got to test one of them out during New York Fashion Week.…
September 19, 2014
[Images via Style.com]
There are few moments in fashion when a uniform awe and revery in the beauty of a designer’s collection is actually palpable throughout the audience, which was certainly the case at Bibhu Mohapatra during his spring/summer 2015 collection.
Each look was virtually exclusive unto itself yet cohesive in the styling and circular pattern that pervaded the lineup in a graph-like formation. Digitized and adorned with crystal embroidery, floral prints have never felt more avant garde, with an ode to the inspiration via some 40s styling to allude to the writer, activist, and shipping heiress Nancy Cunard. Highly wearable ans sure to be sought after come spring, the color palette felt both fresh and practical, utilizing hues and combinations of them in shades described as onyx, bleached, ivory, rosewater, blush, peony, and cloud.
The collection veered slightly in a sportswear direction with some separates and bouncy knit options, however what Mohapatra does best is evening wear, with a well-edited selection of the breath taking gowns concluding the show that surely did not disappoint.
Posted in From the Runway, #MBFW, bibhu, bibhu mohapatra spring 2015, new york fashion week spring 2015, NYFW
September 18, 2014
By Jenny Kozena and Julia DiNardo
It’s no secret that FPD is all about accessories, so of course we would pay special attention to shoes, bags, jewelry, and any other accessory-like accoutrement that finds its way down the runway for spring 2015! See the slideshow above for some the greatest objects that we’ve seen thus far, where trend call-outs include structured bags, thickly strapped flatform sandals, the heavy use of tassels, oversized jewels, and vibrant prints. Check out some of favorite accessory-spotting moments from shows Cynthia Rowley, Gucci, Tom Ford, Fendi, Topshop Unique, and more!