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Happy Feet: Fall 2016 Shoe Trends

Happy Feet: Fall 2016 Shoe Trends

The right footwear can make or break any outfit. How do you dress up a casual look? With a great pair of heels. How do you safely add color, pizzazz and prints to a monochromatic look? With a wild pair of shoes; of course! For these and so many other reasons, many fashion lovers ascribe to the belief

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Evolution Of A Collection: Raeana Anaīs

Evolution Of A Collection: Raeana Anaīs

Discovering new fashion talent, like Raeana Anais,  and following them as they evolve and grow is incredibly exciting.  Success comes in many shapes and forms and it is always an honor and a thrill to be a part of the journey, even as an observer.   We first met Raeana Anaīs when we had the

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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 6 Part 2

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 6 Part 2

The Martin Grant fall RTW collection is simply pretty pieces for chic, easy dressing across all dayparts.  Pixie pants paired with hounds tooth jackets or tunic tops, shirt dresses, leather skirts and shifts all had a polished look, perfect for the office or a lunch date.   For cocktails there was a sexy black jumpsuit with

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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 6 Part 1

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 6 Part 1

The fall RTW collection curated by designer Albert Kriemler for Akris is the epitome of casual elegance with an African safari exotic flair. A can’t-go-wrong-with-any-piece clarity fueled by vibrant orange and aubergine color combinations, animal print motifs, fine wool, cashmere, and leather fabrics makes each outfit speak of refined elegance. A Russian broadtail vest and

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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 4 Part 2

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 4 Part 2

If you drive an electric car, subscribe to global warming, and recycle then chances are you’re going to like the concept behind the Junya Watanabe fall RTW collection. Geometric shapes and architectural designs came to life in fabrics made of repurposed industrial material forming a futuristic design vision.  These statement pieces were shown over skinny

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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 4 Part 1

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 4 Part 1

Paris fashion is proving that these designers are masters of fabric manipulation.  Draping, pleating and ruching enhance shapes. Designers are not shy about presenting more architectural constructions.  Velvet, lace and sheer fabrics continue their dominance here.  Midi lengths can now be confirmed as a trend.  Voluminous outerwear is making its statement throughout the collections with

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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 3 Part 2

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 3 Part 2

All eyes were on Lanvin at Paris Fashion Week as they presented their first post Alber Ebaz collection and the results were, frankly, a bit disappointing.  Sure there were some pretty looks.  Delicate lace blouses, an embroidered tulle dress and pleated chiffon skirts offered an ethereal elegance.  Rich brocades, metallic lace overlays, and sumptuous velvets

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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 3 Part 1

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 3 Part 1

Balmain’s clothes defiantly have a place in time, I’m just not sure where. I’d like to say that anyone can pull off thigh-high suede boots, corset tops, metallic waist shaper belts, or side ruffled lace pants but if you’re larger than a size 2 and older than the invention of the internet, chances are this

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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 2 Part 2

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 2 Part 2

At first glance you might mistake the Vionnet fall RTW collection as colloquial in its simplicity but these pieces are anything but. While there was very little layering, each individual outfit had so many special touches you needed more time to really relish each piece. Contrasting colors and/or fabrics added dimension and depth, the best

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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 2 Part 1

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 2 Part 1

A collection literally coming apart at the seams, Yang Li’s fall 2016 show at Paris Fashion Week featured RTW with an edge. Mr. Li set out to prove his tailoring skills through a range of treatments and gimmicks that added a surprising twist to every look.  Inverted seams, raw folds and unfinished hem lines gave

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Paris Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 1
Milan Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 5 Part 2

Milan Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 5 Part 2

Dandy, dapper and perfect for a day in the country – get your ascot and riding boots and let’s set out for a fashion hunt. Trussardi’s fall RTW 2016 collection was a field of corduroy, suede, and tweed. Pantsuits with vests, capes, corset jackets and chapeaux gave a sophisticated air. Meanwhile, girls in London town

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Milan Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 5 Part 1

Milan Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 5 Part 1

A crop top for the more mature woman?  Impossible you say? Marni has figured out how to incorporate modern trends and a buoyant energy to create sophisticated, polished looks. This was not a collection for the demure.  Consuelo Castiglione experimented with dramatic proportions, executing them with bright colors, bold prints, and big details. Wool, cashmere,

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Milan Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 4 Part 1

Milan Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 4 Part 1

Here in Milan outerwear remains a strong component of the collections with plenty of extraordinary statement coats and jackets that complete the designers’vision. Bring on the freeze for next winter! We’ll be ready!

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Milan Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 3 Part 2

Milan Fashion Week Fall 2016 – Winter 2017 Collection Reviews Day 3 Part 2

It’s getting towards mid-week in Milan and we’re seeing a turn toward classicism. Perhaps this is Milan’s nod to retail concerns. Brands hold close to the core of their DNA so as not so cause consternation among their clients.

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