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Fall 2015’s Pantone Color of the Year: MARSALA

Fall 2015’s Pantone Color of the Year: MARSALA

Color authority Pantone have selected “Marsala” a wine colored hue with reddish-brown roots as its 2015 color of the year.The yearly color selection is a painstaking process that includes analyzing the worlds of art, fashion, entertainment, popular travel destinations and even upcoming sporting events.

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New York Men’s Fashion Week Spring 2016 Menswear Collections Part 3
New York Men’s Fashion Week: Spring 2016 Menswear Collections Part 2
Fur Fashion Trends: Craftsmanship & Technology Increase Year-round Fur Demand

Fur Fashion Trends: Craftsmanship & Technology Increase Year-round Fur Demand

As a followup to our Spring Furs post a few weeks ago, and as a result of the prevalence of Furs that we see on the Spring 2016 runways, we thought we’d go behind the craft and investigate which techniques and technological advances in fur production are helping to increase year-round fur demand globally.

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Fall 2015 Haute Couture Show Reviews Part 4

Fall 2015 Haute Couture Show Reviews Part 4

The term artistic expression takes on many different meanings in fashion and most prominently within the realm of the Fall 2015 Haute Couture Shows. The implementation of fur instantly heightens the dramatic flare and WOW factor of any collection, elevating it from mere high-end to luxe. Because fashion is definitely a form of artistic expression, it gives designers the latitude to explore their craft and tell their story in cathartic form.

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Fall 2015 Haute Couture Show Reviews Part 3

Fall 2015 Haute Couture Show Reviews Part 3

Nearing the end of the Fall 2015 Haute Couture Shows, even if you didn’t understand the concept or need for them previously, by now, you certainly appreciate the exquisite creativity and majesty of the collections. The pinnacle of the fashion totem acts as an inspirational design clinic for many ready to wear collections.

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Fendi Haute Fourrure Show – Fall 2015-Winter 2016

Fendi Haute Fourrure Show – Fall 2015-Winter 2016

Haute Couture Fall 2015-Winter 2016 came to a brilliant close with a finale like no others… an extravagant tour de force provided by the Roman company Fendi. World renowned as “The” inventive fur label, the one bridging traditions with innovations, the Fendi Haute Fourrure show celebrated by championing fur’s design magic while honoring Karl Lagerfeld’s 50 year tenure at its creative helm.

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Fall 2015 Haute Couture Show Reviews Part 1

Fall 2015 Haute Couture Show Reviews Part 1

A flood of taste makers descended on the Streets of Paris this weekend to view the Fall 2015 Haute Couture collections. A little more than a dozen Fashion Houses meet the strict requirements that must be met to present a Haute Couture – French for “High Sewing” collection.

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2016 Spring Menswear Collections Review Part 5

2016 Spring Menswear Collections Review Part 5

The overriding message that designers seem to be delivering to men this season is to have fun. Bold prints and patterns, easy, wearable styles and relaxed silhouettes offer plenty of comfortable, versatile wardrobe options with a touch of whimsy and daring. But make no mistake, there is a wealth of very sophisticated sportswear looks here too.

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Spring 2016 Menswear Collections Review Part 4

Spring 2016 Menswear Collections Review Part 4

It’s nice to see a bit of machismo creeping back into the Spring 2016 menswear collections. More designers seem to be reaching beyond the lowest hanging “trend of the season” and trying to add a splash of originality to the core of what makes menswear so appealing– the way it conforms and enhances the male form. Bold prints with rich colors are being used liberally.

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Spring 2016 Menswear Collections Review Part 3

Spring 2016 Menswear Collections Review Part 3

Far East cultural influences ruled the runways for this next grouping of shows within the Spring 2016 Menswear collections. The use of luxurious silks, and more relaxed herringbone and check prints were pleasant and refreshing elements that set the collections apart. Heavy usage of Batik and Asian references, mixed soft pastel shades of salmon pink and powder blue, converged with sartorial tailored nuances to create a commanding presence in many of the more relaxed pieces.

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Spring 2016 Menswear Collections Review Part 2

Spring 2016 Menswear Collections Review Part 2

Men’s fashion is in a clinical trial phase. Gender lines in fashion are seriously being pushed and blurred with the Spring 2016 Menswear Collections. Gone is the strict adherence to certain color stories and an avoidance of softer more traditionally feminine prints.

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Spring 2016 Menswear Collections Review Part 1

Spring 2016 Menswear Collections Review Part 1

Bermuda shorts, sporty attire, oversized tops, rompers and jumpsuits were trending in the Spring and Fall 2015 menswear collections. Floral prints and sandals that were on also on display in the last two menswear collections could also find their way into the current Spring 2016 Menswear collections that got underway in London this past week.

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2016 Resort Collections Review Part 5

2016 Resort Collections Review Part 5

Perhaps the one unifying element we love about the 2016 Resort collections is that they highlight and celebrate the femininity of being a woman! Flirty, light, colorful, polished and sexy brought together with exquisite attention to sartorial editing and lines that make being a woman, and womanly dressing, fun.

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2016 Resort Collections Review Part 4
2016 Resort Collections Review Part 3

2016 Resort Collections Review Part 3

Keeping pace with the 2016 Resort collections can turn anyone into a fashion Olympian. Like with the Fall 2015 – Winter 2016 collections we are seeing designer still holding on to their love of the 70s reinterpreted vibe and delivering pieces that are reminiscent, but refreshed and we love it!

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2016 Resort Collections Review Part 2

2016 Resort Collections Review Part 2

And, the fashion beat drums on for the 2016 Resort Collections! A heavy showing of dramatic and prominent prints are dominating the fashion landscape for the upcoming cruise season. Electric colors and the strategic use of brightly colored fur drives home the message that Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall; fur fashion travels well!

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