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Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 6

Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 6

As we head to the finish line the Paris Spring-Summer 2016 collections are starting to form more concise messages.  Here, as in New York, London and Milan, designers are following tradition as they focus on the strengths for which they have become renowned.  It is Paris doing what Pairs does best,  season after season. Politeness

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Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 5 

Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 5 

As we hit the mid-week mark we are beginning to observe the stylistic moods and sartorial approaches that will define the key trends for Spring-Summer 2016.

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Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 4

Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 4

Paris fashion is proving to be a bit of a puzzlement. Each day of the Spring-Summer 2016 collections seems to march to its own drum, delivering new directions that lack an obvious likeness to anything shown just days earlier.

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Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 3

Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 3

Paris Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2016 is showcasing its creative flexibility today, presenting a wide range of stylistic interpretations.

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Paris Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 1
Milan Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 6

Milan Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 6

If Italians actually embrace what has paraded down the runways during the Milan Spring-Summer 2016 collections, the country will be full of beautifully dressed people next year. This fashion week reconfirms Milan’s position at the center of the fashion universe.

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Milan Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 5    
Milan Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 4

Milan Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 4

Each day Milan Spring 2016 presents a welcome collection of winning designs that provide plenty of interesting options for both editors and retail buyers.

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Milan Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 3

Milan Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 3

Milan Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016 is living up to its reputation for extraordinary design and craftsmanship. Venerable labels are continuing traditions, delivering collections rife with the trademarks that made them famous.

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Milan Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 2

Milan Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 2

Milan Fashion Week is truly special. Designers here blend creativity and craftsmanship to create extraordinary, innovative fashion and present it with great fanfare.

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Milan Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 1

Milan Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 1

As the Spring-Summer 2016 collections march on Milan Fashion Week is embracing what it does best: it is offering great renditions of bourgeois chic for the next generation while keeping a strong and forceful hand on history.

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London Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 5

London Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 5

London Fashion Week’s last day of the Spring-Summer 2016 presentations is a visual conundrum that is contradicting much of what we have been witnessing since the week’s inception.

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London Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 4

London Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 4

London Fashion Week is almost over and we can begin to identify some of the key trends from among the more prominent directions we are witnessing daily. If one were to categorize the overall vibe at this point, many looks really feel Italian in spirit, which is truly fascinating. If one trend stands out so

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London Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 3

London Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 3

London Fashion Week Day 3 may very well introduce new directional trends that weren’t so visible in New York (we need to go back and double-check our notes). Still present on the runways are historical references and, of course, some great examples of the wildly creative and eccentric treatments peculiar to London that ruffle conventional

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2015 Primetime Emmys Red Carpet Review

2015 Primetime Emmys Red Carpet Review

To say that the 2015 Primetime Emmys Red Carpet was hot took on a whole different meaning this year. Reaching temperatures of 106 degrees plus, actors and actresses deserved an award for showing up and trying to pull it together. Remember plastic melts in severe heat.  Trust us, they were brave! What’s Old is New

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London Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 2

London Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 2

London Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016 Day 1 felt so familiar that we weren’t certain if we had actually left New York.  But things changed so drastically on Day 2 that we aren’t clear what to think!   Beware the faint of heart!  London’s renowned, if not notorious,  eccentric style is raging. London appears to be embracing

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London Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 1

London Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 1

Welcome to London Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, or  should we say New York part 2, as what we are currently witnessing reads very familiar. So far much of what we are seeing is almost in sync with what we just saw last week.  The good news?  The key global trends are beginning to come into

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New York Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 8

New York Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 8

New York Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2016 ended without much of a fuss. The week, officially 8 days of collections, began and finished just the same with a little bit of everything on the menu.  For one, a looser approach to drape and formality played out on the runways as well as the introduction of semi-referential

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New York Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 7

New York Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 7

We are reaching the last stretch of New York Fashion week shows and now we begin anticipating what will continue across the Atlantic. Some key trend directions are beginning to emerge. Some are continuations of previous seasons, others are new.

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New York Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 6
New York Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 5

New York Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 5

We’re not saying that New York Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016 is schizophrenic in its delivery, but every few days we see a completely new batch of looks following their own point of view, kicking to the curb whatever was favored a day or two prior.

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New York Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 4

New York Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 4

As we are marking the midweek point, things couldn’t be more blurred when trying to pin down the overriding theme of the New York Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016 collections.

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New York Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 3

New York Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016, Day 3

While it may still be too early to begin articulating a clear message, New York Fashion Week: Spring-Summer 2016 appears to embrace an ornamented simplicity, including the elevation of hyper-casual activewear into day-to-day basics (the Ath-leisure craze). The fashion pendulum is moving and ease and comfort are on the menu.

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