Mary Katrantzou Fall 2019

Mary Katrantzou Fall 2019: she’s become one one of those designers whose prints and graphics stand out, and while I didn’t understand the “London look” when it comes to voluminous silhouettes and outlandish proportions in one of her collections years ago as well as this one’s few looks, I feel as if this is a…

Simone Rocha Fall 2019

Simone Rocha Fall 2019 proved the house has designers that know what they’re doing- who can manipulate satin to that extent and not have it look overworked? Triple layered sheer coats with secondary contrasting color and lapels beneath, sheer overdresses, a stunning sheer black and red fabric skirt, and use of weaved contrast and self…

Helmut Lang Fall 2019

Helmut Lang’s Fall 2019 collection was like a cool take on a retrospective notion of modernity: the transparent coat, shear tops and pants with contrasting fabric pocket exposed from the layer beneath, unique straps with hook and eye closures-some in silver lamé- were details that made the collection stand out. I will definitely be sewing…

Blackface Fashion Faux-Pas

Following Prada’s rather controversial monkey doll and it’s speedy removal from displays, Gucci missed the message and released a Blackface turtleneck. Somehow, Katy Perry managed to join in on the scandal, and created a pair of slippers. At first, I wasn’t too familiar with the imagery although remember learning about it in school, but at…

Dion Lee Fall 2019

Dion Lee Fall 2019 presented amazing undulating knits contour with the body, curving around the shoulders, weaving under and over pieces of the top, revealing slight glimpses of skin through keyholes; jackets with cutouts revealing corsets; a cutout dress fits perfectly together with a turtleneck shrug; uniquely curved vining in tops was an interesting take…

Sies Marjan Fall 2019

Sies Marjan Fall 2019 combined menswear tailoring with the most feminine and light hand, juxtaposing a navy leather suit with an off the shoulder trench; softly darted key lime suit jacket and relaxed trousers; double layered emerald silky satin top with gathered collar, sleeve cap, and waist; and floor length black dress seemingly in a…

Grammys 2018 Red Carpet

The Grammy’s Red Carpet had more Worst than Best looks. The The Best Dressed: Lady Gaga in Céline because there weren’t many good looks. The Worst Dressed: Tayla Parx: oh…girl! Earth to Ricky Rebel…Trump is not a fan of any friend of Dorothy’s, click those heels and phone home. Early 2000’s Gaga doesn’t want this…

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…

NIHL: (Porno)Graphic T-Shirt Publicity Stunt

(Porno)Graphic T-shirts I try not to discuss designers and collections who use publicity stunts on the runway to force the penned hands of the press…but it’s not every day porn walks down the runway. NIHL actually sent censored pornographic T-shirt’s down the catwalk. Other features of the menswear collection featured circular cutouts, zippers which coiled…

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…