I’d love for you to check out my First Comes Fashion Video, shot with Robert Verdi at the Style Coalition NYFW Lounge presented by P&G Beauty! Hear what I have to say about what to look for when it comes to trend spotting, as well as discussing what to keep, what to retire, and what to buy to stay stylish!
October 27, 2013
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October 26, 2013
Referencing the artwork of Georgy Kurasov, Dana Maxx applied cubist’s preoccupation with shape and form to create pieces that are sculptural and striking in their color and composition. The collection worked on both ends of the spectrum, with half of the pieces presented in solid colors displaying different shades of pink, blue, or grey, while the latter half featured abstract prints, whose forms blurred together like watercolors on a painter’s palette.
The idea of taking cutouts and placing them in interesting areas was another concept that emerged for the designer for this collection. One particular leather and jersey shirt was slashed at the neckline, allowing parts of the wearer’s collarbone and shoulders to be exposed. Combined together, these color-blocked, cut-out pieces are sure to turn a few heads once spring arrives.
October 25, 2013
Cynthia Rowley continues to put her creative spin on classic pieces with her spring 2014 collection. Mixing pretty with sporty, Rowley presented a lineup of quilted dresses, skirts, and jackets alongside party dresses printed with Scandinavian floral patterns. An assortment of neoprene wetsuits were printed with lace and Hawaiian floral motifs, guaranteeing you’ll be the most stylish one at the beach. See the slideshow above for our top picks.
Rowley Eyewear has also become a major focus for the designer, with her line of retro-inspired shades and prescription lenses moving her one step closer to being a complete lifestyle brand (plus, next time you’re in the area, check out her ultra cool candy shop, CuRious Candy, on Bleecker or East 78th Street!).
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October 4, 2013
The Theme: Classic House, New Shapes
The Color Palette: Black, white pink, and blue
The Collection’s Signature, Standout Look: For Alexander Wang’s sophomore collection at Balenciaga, Wang aimed to take some of the house’s classic ideas and “inject them with a sense of ease.” With that idea in mind, Wang presented an innovative collection that introduced some new shapes into the house’s structural canon. A series of high-waisted pants that featured a peplum curving over the hips paired with a white cape-backed silk top showed the house’s experimentation with new forms for classic staples. With this collection, Alexander Wang has continued on his mission to develop and evolve the storied house of Balenciaga for the modern world.
The Show: Rick Owens
The Theme: Athletic Clothes for Every Woman
The Color Palette: Black, White, Tan
The Collection’s Signature, Standout Look: One of the most talked about shows of the season, Rick Owens presented a collection that broke with any idea of what conventional feminine beauty is or should be. Throwing tradition to the wind, the collection was presented by six college step teams that featured women of all shapes, sizes and color performing an aggressive step routine. The structured movements of the dance routine reflected the equally structured forms of the clothes each women wore. Monochrome ensembles were draped and layered with details of lacing, slitting and zipping incorporated into the looks to allow for maximum freedom of movement. To reinforce the collection’s athletic tone, each dancer wore sneakers from Rick Owens’ Adidas collaboration; the better to stomp the yard with.
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