Ann Demeulemeester Fall 2019

Ann Demeulemeester Fall 2019 combined menswear and tailoring, pushing the envelope with the construction- the overlaid contrast lapel, for example, was so uniquely original. Red silky satin brocade, black pinstripe and solid black suiting with contrast silk satin sleeves, and white shirting.  I love the proportions: the length of the vests, the sleeve cuffs, the…

Manish Arora Fall 2019

Manish Arora’s Fall 2019 collection really would benefit from editing because some of the garments and accessories are really cool but may be overlooked within the hoard of design splayed onto the runway: it’s an overdose of color, print, texture and fabric selection. The object bags are amazing- tea pots, sharks and fish, vehicles… The…

Courréges Fall 2019 Runway Beauty

Courréges Fall 2019’s show was stolen by the Runway Beauty with top lashes used as bottom lashes, red and orange shadow contrasting blue on the lower lash-line and visa versa, a peachy orange soft smokey eye, exadderated yet soft white brow-bone contour, extra lashes under the eyes entirely, and use of unusual materials for lashes. …

Gucci Fall 2019

Gucci Fall 2019 mixed goth with victorian era and 50’s styled with a touch of horror to put on a sumptuous show slithering with snake skin, leather, spiked collars and masks, weird ear pieces, all contrasting the light flowing sheer chiffon, silk, lamé, complete with cravats and frill. Those green skin pants with the mustard…

Iceberg Does Disney

Iceberg’s Fall 2019 collection, a rather sporty one with neon colors contrasting black, featured Disney’s Cinderella and Snow White graphic sweaters.

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…

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…