Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2018

Vibrant prints, embroidery, and appliques make Elie Saab Pre-fall 2018 a standout collection. Studded fringe leather moto jackets, lace-up and grommet detail dresses, a metallic black and burgundy striped knit dress, a gold studded red and black tweed jacket, a sequin and embroidered bomber jacket and thigh high boots, and studded tuxedo pants, all paired…

Fendi Pre-Fall 2018

A witchy western vibe resonates with fifties glamour throughout the Fendi Pre-Fall 2018 collection, which features sheer black chiffon tops with Bishop sleeves; scooped, plunging, boat, and bishop necklines; velvet and leather skirts; pleated floral print and golden rod skirts; raspberry gingham suiting; raspberry mint and black plaid fur-collared trench; and laser-cut notched-lapel black leather…

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…

Zimmermann Spring/Summer 2018 SS18

The Zimmermann Spring/Summer 2018 runway show featured bishop and leg of mutton sleeves, cut-outs with faggotting, and broderie anglaise- sweet touches adding to the darling aesthetic of the collection.

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…

Prabal Gurung Spring/Summer 2018 SS18

Structured, fitted, boned and corsetted garments contrasted flowing romantic frilly ruffled tops, as patent leather and leather juxtaposed chiffon and silk at Prabal Gurung’s Spring/Summer 2018 runway show. White, black, poppy pink, cerulean, wine, plum, taupe, blue, green, yellow, and bold strawberry pink composed the color palette. Ruffles and frills met with button embellishments; puff…

Fenty X Puma Spring/Summer 2018 SS18

Barbie met Tomb Raider in Fenty X Puma’s Spring/Summer 2018 runway show. The collection played on athleisure with a retro take on athleticwear: wind-breakers, track suits and shorts layered over cycling shorts, neoprine and diving suits turned catsuits, trendy off the shoulder dresses with long sleeves. The bad looks included the unflattering monokini- a maxi…

Alaïa Couture Fall 2017

Alaïa’s Couture Fall 2017 collection was it’s first in over half a decade, and featured a Roman glamour leather look, with black dresses which melded leather and softer more feminine fabrics into gorgeous dresses with pleated skirts and unique structural bodices.  Black chiffon layered over nude skirts; a burgundy baby-doll burnout velvet dress; floral print…

Rihanna X Manolo Blahnik “So Stoned”

Rihanna collaborates with Manolo Blahnik on “So Stoned” capsule of clear strap and heeled sandals ecrusted with large stones…it’s what a senior stripper might envision after. It’s funny but perhaps that dichotamy comes from the collaboration itself- young meets old, demure meets flashy…  I’m not sold on this collaboration- it’s granny trashy luxe- if riri…