Fall 2019 Fashion Week Trend: Utilitarian

Utilitarian garments, pockets, and bags dominated the Fall 2019 Fashion Week runway. Oversized patch pockets with flaps or zippers, pouches draping off different areas of the body, and gargantuan bags such as Derek Lam‘s and Ovadia & Sons’ meet consumers’ growing need to carry their expanding essentials; phones, tablets, e-cigarettes, makeup, wallets, fragrance atomizers, skincare…

Fabulous Fashion: Dior’s New Look To Now Exhibit

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibit was certainly titled appropriately, abounding with fabulous fashion from post war era to modern times. Upon entering, I was greeted with Dior’s New Look, the inspiration for the exhibition, which changed the silhouette and hemline of wartime garments back to full skirts, cinched waists, and floor lengths as a…

Trend Alert- Mini Low Down: Bitty Bags Pre-Fall 2018 Spring/Summer 2019

Small bags have been hitting the runways hard since LV showed it’s small boxy trunks and Moschino caused a sensation with quirky bags made to look like (extra)ordinary objects. From Balmain to Chanel, houses have begun putting out alternatives to the classic clutch and small handbag or pocket-book. We’ve seen menswear shift to accommodate men’s…

Roberto Cavalli Pre-Fall 2018

The Roberto Cavalli Pre-Fall 2018 collection marks a shift in the brand’s visual style.  It seems that Paul Surridge, the new creative director (Vogue ’18), succeeds in taming the wild animal that is Cavalli and its prints- almost everything is salable, marketable, wearable.  There is a marked difference between this and recent Cavalli collections which really…

Fendi Spring/Summer 2018

Fendi Spring/Summer 2018 featured striped chevron print off-the-shoulder dresses, a continuation of the bag and bag-accessory evolution with unique strap details including prints and frimge, cut-outs, sheared fur in intricate prints and textures, and an interesting use of fabric selection. Pointed and peep-toe heels were paired with plaid and striped stockings. Models were given blue…

Diane von Furstenberg  Spring/Summer SS18

Seventies and eastern flare characterized the Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2018 runway show, which featured lace-up knee-high peep-toe boots with tassel laces and platform sandals paired with bell-bottoms, a black bias-cut assymmetrical embroidered dress, dresses with a sheer layered double floral print effect, striking bold multicolor prints, and wide-strap bags in a range of sizes…

Matthew Miller Spring/Summer 2018 

A dark and mysterious air and beauty preceeded the fashion at Matthew Miller Spring/Summer 2018 Menswear runway show. The hair and makeup featured black smudged lips, dark stringy greasy wet hair, and pale matte faces.   Strap and pocket details characterized unique tanks, cropped vests, and jackets. Dangling belt bags, huge pockets, even outerwear attached…

Moschino Resort 2018

Pinup print sheer dresses, patchwork denim and floral print suits, graphic sweaters, overalls, cow hide jackets and coats,  horizontal rainbow stripes, cowboy boots and hats, more of the 2D printed clothing on bodysuits, flame prints, 8-ball bikini tops, SpongeBob trippin balls, and last but not least the male leather catsuit, which really shows up the romphim or…

2017 Cannes Red Carpet Best and Worst Dressed

The 2017 Cannes Film Festival Red Carpet was full of glitter, glitz, and glam and sharply contrasted by cheap costume looks complete with synthetic wigs in fashion colors.  Fabulous stylist-curated wardrobes, carefully posed clutches, poised postures…Cannes is one of the years big fashion events, Hollywood starlets drawing the attention of the world in all their…

Met Ball 2017: Rei Kawakubo Comme des Garçons

The 2016 Met Gala’s theme is Manus x Machina, and appropriately, Marchesa tweeted out a collaboration with IBM- and their “Cognitive Dress” in the early morning hours. We’ve seen many memorable looks from past Met Ball themes of Punk and China through the Looking Glass.  I just have Linda Fargo and Sarah Jessica Parker, as […]