Antonio Berardi SS18 Spring/Summer 2018 SS18

Antonio Berardi SS18 Spring/Summer 2018 was a sophisticated collection- layered hemlines, bias cut draped assemetrical tops and dresses, unique blazers, cut-outs, silhouette and proportion play, and contrasting sheer and opaque fabrics made for an elevated and well executed fashion show.

Jenny Peckham Spring/Summer 2018 SS18

Jenny Peckham Spring/Summer 2018 exudes opulent glamorous femininity with sumptuous gowns exquisitely embellished and embroidered in a celebration of a collection.

Marchesa Spring/Summer 2018 SS18

Marchesa Spring/Summer 2018 was glamorous, chic, sexy- form fitting dresses with plunging necklines and carefully placed strands of pearls left just the right amount to the imagination. Draped bodices oozed spring with cascading floral appliques and embroidery which flowed into the full skirts of tulle, chiffon, silk taffeta and charmeuse, and lace. Fringe and ostrich…

Zimmermann Spring/Summer 2018 SS18

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

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…

Full Circle: the Resistance Will Be Trendy

The revolution may not be televised, but the resistance will be trendy. Some say that the political and social climate are shaping how people dress, however, knowing that fashion was headed into the 70’s regardless of and before the election, I feel as if its only a part of the cyclical nature of fashion.  Yes,…

Thom Browne Spring/Summer 2017

Quirky, cute, retro chic, pretty and pastel- the Thom Browne SS17 collection was a fresh take for the designer. It’s geek chic, there’s something animated about this take on menswear turned womenswear.  Um…but what the hell is that? A quilt?  The styling and beauty look also added to the modernity and elevated the runway show. …

J. Mendel Spring/Summer 2017 SS17

J. Mendel Spring/Summer 2017 is fresh yet retro, modern yet ethereal, and just so chic. There’s something effortless, just a bit edgy, elegant, and beautiful about almost every look in the collection. Even those I don’t like still catch my eye in the way the cuts work so well with layering, for example. The color…

Rodarte Spring/Summer 2017 SS17

How do we feel about the Rodarte Spring/Summer 2017 collection? I feel as if it looks like Betsey Johnson, YSL’s 80’s collection and Xena had a baby…sheer polka-dot fabric gathered and ruffled, layered, draped, studded and cut out…it was 80’s Bo-peep. There is some obvious Indian and 80’s influence in the collection. I found the…

VFiles Spring/Summer 2017 RTW

There is always amazing talent showcased at VFiles, and this year it is no different.  A pant jumpsuit…like, shoulder high pants were sent down the runway.  These designers have such strong voices, such clearly defined visual styles and aesthetics- from the avant-garde to Asian inspirations. The third designer is my favorite: modern and bold with…

Nicholas K Spring/Summer 2017 RTW

Rompers, visors, silken nude and earth tones, slip dresses, so-wrongs, utilitarian bags, bold prints…the Nicholas K Spring/Summer 2017 collection might be my least favorite to date. I love the brand’s dark, modern, original and edgy aesthetic, but this feels like a watered down beachy meets 90’s show, although I do love the garments that are…

Hervé Léger Spring/Summer 2017 RTW

Hervé Léger’s Spring/Summer 2017 RTW collection featured the classic bandage dress, this time with a pleated and studded twist, among dresses that were either gorgeous and elevated or over worked. The ruffles, the tie-straps, the fur chunky heels…some of the dresses were a lot piled on top of too much, which is a design and…