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London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 2

London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 2

London, it seems so far, is focused on luxe ladylike looks for London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017, playing to a more dressed-up attitude than we’ve seen in past seasons.  Are we heading into a new era of dressing that is moving away (albeit slightly) from the more casual approach? For Peter Pilotto spring came in

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London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 1

London Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 1

We’re always excited to see what comes out of London Fashion Week!  Their mash-up of prim and proper designs, Savile Row tailoring and wild, creative exploration always holds the promise of the extraordinary and unexpected.  So buckle your seat belts….here we go! Showing  men’s and women’s wear for spring 2017, Julien McDonald presented a collection

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NYFW Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Finale

NYFW Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Finale

With a mix of SS 2017 and fall 2016 presentations, NYFW comes to a close.  Some key directions for spring/summer 2017 have emerged and some fresh new looks for fall were offered.  Just how will the “See now, Buy now” format play out?  Will the emerging trends support a retail renaissance for spring?  And what’s

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NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 9

NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 9

Quite literally there is not a seam or a stitch out of place in the Michael Kors spring/ summer 2017 collection. Reflecting refined and impeccable tailoring, the clothes gave a sense of a woman who’s in control. Clean lines and sharp tailoring make for smart looking clothes. Crisp trench coats and coat dresses had a

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NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 8

NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 8

As Spring/Summerr 2017 continues its march down the runways one thing is clear; this season pays homage to a softer, more feminine approach to dressing.  Yet there are still plenty of strong, street-wise looks and a healthy dose of ath-leisure to cover all those daily wardrobe needs. Tory Burch’s meteoric rise in the ranks of the

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NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 7

NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 7

Mercury is definitely in retrograde and a few unexpected twists have shifted the focus from fashion.  But, all is back on track and we’ll be catching up as we finish NYFW and move on to London….. We always look forward to catching a glimpse into the psyche of Thom Browne. Season after season he proves

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NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 6

NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 6

The standard bearers of luxury apparel seemed to be reacting to recent sales declines in the luxury retail sector presenting Spring/Summer 2017 collections that were safe, if not a bit uninspired.  From an editorial perspective there were plenty of easy, pretty looks but these presentations were short on the dazzling, breathtaking and even over-the-top looks

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NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 5

NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 5

Sure hope Alexander Wang’s summer 2017 collection comes with an instruction manual on how to get in, out, and wear his RTW. Wrap around ties criss-cross the abdomen in such a puzzling way; it might take you a day to get dressed. His show was a hybrid mash-up of spring looks for men and women, resort

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NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 4

NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 4

  With the diversity of show strategies this season whereby some designers are presenting SS2017, others are showing fall 2016 and some are tossing in a bit of resort 2017 the breakdown of seasonal trends is a bit more challenging. But some key directions for SS 2017 are beginning to emerge.  Florals, whether as prints,

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NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 3
NYFW Spring/Summer 2017 Collection Reviews Part 2
SONIA RYKIEL | DIVAS WE LOVE Series

SONIA RYKIEL | DIVAS WE LOVE Series

With our DIVAS WE LOVE series we pay tribute to women (and men) for their vision, their accomplishments and their contributions to the world at large.  As an extraordinarily creative talent with a unique vision and a long list of successes, some in very unexpected venues, Sonia Rykiel was on our list for an upcoming

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Fall 2016 Ad Campaigns We Love

Fall 2016 Ad Campaigns We Love

It’s official.  All fashion minds are now focused on Fall 2016. The anticipation of the September covers and the trickle of cozy sweaters now fixtures on shelves signify that it’s time to put away the flip flops and get ready to light the fireplace. What better way to preview the trends and styles that you will be

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Culture Lens: Summer 2016 Travel Edition

Culture Lens: Summer 2016 Travel Edition

If you’re traveling for Summer 2016 we’ve compiled a short list of some of the best museum fashion exhibitions from around the world. Make sure to find an hour or two…we’re sure you’ll be glad you did!

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Oscar de la Renta: The Evolution of Change

Oscar de la Renta: The Evolution of Change

With Peter Copping’s surprise departure from Oscar de la Renta fashion tongues are wagging with musings of who will take the reins at the house that Oscar built.  It seems that plenty of people have plenty to say on the subject, so we will leave them to the chatter of the future of ODLR while

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Haute Couture Fall 2016 Collection Reviews Finale

Haute Couture Fall 2016 Collection Reviews Finale

Once you get over the shock you’ll put your tongue back in your mouth and laud the intrinsic value of the Maison Margiela fall couture collection for 2016 because it’s just really cool!   While the clothes on face value seem somewhat thrown together, you realize this stuff just doesn’t just happen. It takes a brilliant

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Haute Couture Fall 2016 Collection Reviews Part 4

Haute Couture Fall 2016 Collection Reviews Part 4

Zuhair Murad‘s haute couture fall 2016 collection almost seemed like two distinct streams of consciousness…one full of soft, ethereal, and sexy angelic dresses and the second group reflecting a strong gypsy dreamer with a rock-glam edge. With lots of skin peeking through tulle, the requisite couture touches of beading, embroidery, luxe embellishments, and lush fabrications

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