June 22, 2018
by Julia DiNardo
[An Alexander Wang Spring/Summer 2019 look. Photo courtesy of ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images]
Have you ever wondered how best to sync up your nail look with your finger baubles? If you’ve been curious about how best to style these two fashion statements, then you’re in for a treat! Rita Remark for essie
, who just did the nails for Alexander Wang’s Spring/Summer 2019 collection show, shares her tips and tricks for navigating skin tone, nail color and jewels, and in fact, she makes it seem quite effortless! Read on for the interview with Rita, below:
Fashion Pulse Daily: Can you share a bit about the thought process behind the nail and ring look by Alexander Wang?
Rita Remark: His collection was heavily inspired by Americana. Images of 80’s hair bands, NFL tailgate parties, wrestlemania and dirt bike racing were littered across his mood boards. The custom Alexander Wang championship rings were a key feature in the runway look, so though I would have loved to create a star spangled manicure, it was important to keep the nails muted. In the end, Alex and I chose a bright opaque nude, essie’s Topless & Barefoot, and finished it with essie Matte About You Topcoat so that the finished look would feel raw, not dainty.
April 4, 2018
by Rachael Comeau
Now that New York Fashion Week for Fall 2018 has come to a close, the most prevalent trends from the runways have made themselves known. In terms of accessories, many designers opted out of the oversized silhouette that has been popular in past seasons. This is especially true for sunglasses, which appeared on many runways in a small, cat-eye style. Designers, like Anna Sui, Calvin Klein, and Calvin Luo all featured this style in their collections.
At Self-Portrait, masculine and feminine silhouettes were combined in the form of oversized outerwear and flowy dresses, accessorized with small, rounded sunglasses. Anna Sui’s latest collection, inspired by her love of the fashion world in New York City, featured slightly larger frames in a cat-eye style. At Adam Selman for Fall 2018, the designer debuted a bright and bold collection inspired by the 80’s, which included smaller, bright-colored cat-eye pieces.
Click through the slideshow above to see how other designers incorporated the cat-eye trend into their collections.
March 8, 2018
by Rachael Comeau
At Paris Fashion Week, which marks the end of the Fall 2018 show season, maximalist, bold trends again stole the attention. Among the most noteworthy of these trends is the use of holographic, iridescent, and metallic fabrics. At shows like Maison Margiela, Nina Ricci, and Balmain loud fabrics appeared everywhere from outerwear to accessories and shoes.
Olivier Rousteing imagined his most recent Balmain collection in the year 2050, which was fitting considering the entirely holographic, futuristic looks featured in the show. At Anrealage, a collection entitled “Prism” featured reflective pieces in voluminous silhouettes that were meant to vary in appearance, depending on perspective.
Click through the slideshow above to see how other designers incorporated the holographic trend into their Fall 2018 shows.
March 7, 2018
by Rachael Comeau
The 80’s trend continued throughout Milan Fashion Week, this time with a heavy focus on silhouette. Often accompanied by vibrant colors and voluminous shoulders, labels such as Jil Sander, Emilio Pucci, and Roberto Cavalli featured wide belts cinched at the waist in their most recent collections.
At Agnona, a show inspired by the 70’s and 80’s decades, featured wide leather belts worn at the waistline over relaxed, voluminous shapes. At Marni, designer Francesco Risso included wide leather belts with oversized buckles with brightly colored vinyl coats in his collection titled “Technoprimitivism.” Similar looks were featured at Fendi, with wide, checked belts on display over patent leather trench coats of the same pattern.
Click through the slideshow above to see how other designers incorporated this 80’s silhouette into their most recent collections.