October 24, 2018
by Julia DiNardo
Fragrance has always been a big deal for me in that just like body wash and deodorant, it has felt like an essential, next logical step in getting oneself ready for the day. I infrequently have a scent that is my signature and rather prefer to switch it up with the change of the seasons or even on a daily basis and occasion at hand. If you’re also in the mood to switch things up, here’s a few of my favorites, both new and considered classics (in my book) that will refresh your scent collection and give the act of getting dressed a newborn zest.
Inspired by the designers’ travels, Proenza Schouler Arizona Eau de Parfum ($130 for the 3 oz bottle; Saks.com); a rich floral accord that includes notes of living white cactus flower and creamy orris accord. As if the scent wasn’t good enough, the gorgeous organic angles of the bottle make quite an artful statement on your vanity.
October 2, 2017
by Rachael Comeau
With fashion month now coming to a close, Paris Fashion Week solidified the major trends that we’ll most definitely be seeing in spring 2018. Following in the footsteps of New York, London, and Milan, key trends from Paris continue to be bold and daring. One standout trend from the runways is patent leather/vinyl pieces, featured prominently in both clothing and accessories. Designers like Balmain, Proenza Schouler, and Isabel Marant all incorporated this look into their most recent collections.
Kym Ellery was inspired by forward thinkers of the 20th century, as well as the 1960’s decade when creating her spring 2018 line. The collection was packed with references to retro-looks, and included pieces like statement blouses and flared pants, as well as a black patent leather a-line skirt. Designer Tuomas Merikoski of AALTO featured this trend in the form of a slouchy pant, while in the accessories department, Proenza Schouler paired every look with a pair of patent leather, pointed toe shoes.
Click through the slideshow above to see how other designers interpreted the patent leather/vinyl trend for spring 2018.
September 13, 2013
by Julia DiNardo
From tie-dye to watercolors to straight up paint splatters and computer generated illustrations, unique, memorable fabrications have found their way onto the runways for spring 2014.
Here we say two extremely different looks: a beautifully orchestrated floral print on the left, and on the right, pants splattered with remnants from a fun but messy paint job. Which do you prefer for spring 2014? I thin I’m leaning toward the latter…
February 16, 2012
by Julia DiNardo
[Image via WWD.com]
Proenza Schouler played with serious proportions during New York Fashion Week this season; oversize jackets and boxy silhouettes in heavy fabrics with leather and quilted details hit the runway, as judo, fencing, and karate sports ran alongside the idea of protection as a heavy inspiration on the collection. Designers, Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough took Asian inspirations from their recent visit to Bhutan, which were seen throughout the color palette of white, cream, black, and rust. Proenza Schouler’s mix of clean and asymmetrical silhouettes with this particular color palette was far from lackluster, as the attention to leather and embroidery details within the pieces were exceptional, especially with the multi-color leather weaved mini skirts paired with an large than life crewneck sweater. Each piece was more unique than the last, making it almost impossible to wait for the collection to hit the stores!
– Ambika Makin
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