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…

Backtrack to Versace Spring/Summer 2017 MFW

The Versace Spring/Summer 2017 fashion show featured windbreakers, sporty body suits, drawstring gathered dresses, and suits belted at the natural waistline. The color palette tottered between the dark, with black, and the bold, with emerald green, grape, yellow, all sewn into an abstract graphic print.  The square-toe platform boots have a pop of color and…

Gareth Pugh Spring/Summer 2017

Since it is Throwback Thursday, let’s discuss the Gareth Pugh Spring/Summer 2017 LFW collection, an avant-garde, grandiose, even theatrical show. Like something out of a Lady Gaga video, this dark and dramatic 3D sculptural masterpiece strut onto the runway. Speaking of which, I can see her, Beyoncé, and Katy Perry in Pugh, and feel as…

Phillip Plein Spring/Summer 2017

Phillip Plein Spring/Summer 2017 was disappointing considering the last two collections were everything…for SS17 the most eye catching garment was an overalls dress with chain detailing down the sides…but only because it was a throwback to when slutty urban was a thing. The overall jumpsuit featured a denim corset. Phillip Plein SS17 was a step…

Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2017: Seventies Slayed

Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2017 will be the third collection inspired by the 70’s trend- we’ve seen rock star and boho chic looks from the designer recently, and SS17 seems- at first sight- to be a continuation of the last show…down to the set. Asymmetry, Indian inspiration, the expected plethora of prints from the print-master himself-…

No. 21 Spring/Summer 2017

No. 21 Spring/Summer 2017 was refreshing with its layering of contrasting fabrics and materials, sheer, mesh, feathers… The color palette was mostly white, with black, navy, and very soft peachy pinks with rust floral prints and embroidery.  There’s something a bit reminiscent of the Material Girl; note the studded platforms, similar to those shown at…

Charlotte Olympia Spring/Summer 2017

Charlotte Olympia Spring/Summer 2017 resorted to kitsch over stitch, an the most eye-catching looks were those fruit-tastrophes…this bitch is bananas, B.A.N.A.N.A.S. I’m confused by the costumes…although they’re just on time for some Fruit of the Loom Halloween costumes, and feel like the collection was a monotonous monochromatic presentation of lackluster “fashion,” or boring mall clothes,…

Gucci Spring/Summer 2017

There is a fabulously chic tone to the Gucci Spring/Summer 2017 runway show- seemingly all of the librarian and 70’s looks from the past shows have been leading up to this on-trend collection. Again, some are a little too period costume or should’ve been edited out, but the others are so luxe- the fabric selection,…

Fendi Couture FW16 Fall/Winter 2016

Romantic, feminine, with flowing embellished and embroidered dresses and coats seemingly inspired by Asian trends and mixed with story book illustrations, the Fendi Couture FW16 Fall/Winter 2016 collection was ornate and delicate, and rather graphic as well.  While I didn’t like the blue cape I loved the art nouveau illustrations on it. **Warning- Graphic description:  I…

Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2017 Menswear

Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2017 Menswear took a bite out of fashion week…literally with shark bites cut out of pants, shark prints, experimentation with suiting- lapels, no lapels, collar and placket…wings!  The green blazer- 😱.  Although I usually don’t get Thom Browne, I appreciate the effort to be original, and there was this playful creativity to…