Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2017

Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2017 was a continuation of their against-the-grain 80’s vibe…the only thing on-trend about it was the carpet bagger jackets. The silhouettes, the grotesque sloppiness of it all was off-putting – it was stiff and cheap with leather, gold lamé…sleeves and shoulders dropped more and more throughout the show. Is that a drop…

Balmain Spring/Summer 2017

Can I be honest? I want Balmain to switch it up next fall in a major way. This is like a three season transition here, and while there have been such glamorous looks, I feel like there isn’t enough of a contrast from SS16 to SS17. The post-Olivier Balmain has gone from edgy and grunge…

Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2017

Fencing has been done recently, but for Spring/Summer 2017 Dior put its own spin on it. Jackets, vests, and dresses bore signature details of the sport: quilting, straps, and studs, with a nod of a hat or visor. Gorgeous graphic dresses, knits, and skirts; on-trend below the knee skirts paired with red Moto jackets and…

Givenchy Couture FW16 Fall/Winter 2016

The Givenchy Couture FW16 Fall/Winter 2016 collection was a mix of the unwearable and originality met with attention to detail. Ill-fitting party streamer and fringe dresses added volume to the natural waistline and did nothing for the models. The mirror mosaic reveal beneath black beaded zipper paneled blazer was a unique twist on blazers similar…

Balmain Resort Spring/Summer 2017 SS17

High-waisted pants with Hip-high slits, bustiers, capes, flowing wide-legged jumpsuits, sheer chiffon, ruffles, bishop sleeved and sheer detailed blouses, turquoise and leopard tassel and crochet detailed belts over green and orange jumpsuits, a navy lace-up off the shoulder crop top, chokers, a leg and midriff cut-out top and skirt similar to dresses worn by JLO…

DSquared2 Resort Spring/Summer 2017 SS17

Let your freak…errr…British flag fly with flag and patch detailed bags, unusual nose and lip jewelry, lace-up knee-high peep-toe boots, fedoras and caps, classic cut outerwear and shirting, cropped denim cargo vests, and bleached destroyed denim, the DSquared2 Resort Spring/Summer 2017 womenswear collection mixed the 70’s with a bit of a punk influence. The long…

Junya Watanabe Spring/Summer 2017 Menswear

The Junya Watanabe SS17 menswear collection stood out mostly for its graphic prints and contrasting sleeves on leather jackets and coats- or visa versa with leather sleeves on blazers. Something about the eye graphic print and halftone print face t-shirts look dark, the first of which reminds me of Dali for some reason, the later…

Fashion and Beauty Trends From Fashion Weeks Fall/Winter 2016 FW16

Fashion Weeks typically follow certain trends globally, with each city having things in common with and differing from the other parts of the globe. In the videos below I discuss trends we’ve seen in fashion and beauty from Paris, London, Milan, and New York Fashion Week. Fashion Trends: As we move from the 90’s and…

Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2016 Paris Fashion Week PFW FW16 AH16

The Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2016 Paris Fashion Week runway show melded high fashion with athletic inspiration, made evident in the sleeves and cut of dresses and pullovers. Leather pants, jackets and coats were paired with silk dresses and skirts, fur, and cropped jackets. Remember the halfsie fingerless gloves from SS16? They’ve seemingly inspired leather finger-wrap…

Valentino Fall/Winter 2016 Paris Fashion Week PFW FW16 AH16

The Valentino Fall/Winter 2016 Paris Fashion Week runway show was romantic, delicate, and feminine with light flowing and frilly looks in tulle, silk and chiffon contrasting the heavier or hard-edged- leather and metal plating, patent leather, velvet, and wool.  Valentino PFW FW16 AH16 embodied this ballerina princess warrior, who is leather and armor clad one…

Granny Globetrotter: Chanel Fall/Winter 2016 Paris Fashion Week PFW FW16 AH16

The Chanel Fall/Winter 2016 Paris Fashion Week runway show was oh so old…I wouldn’t be surprised if that was mother of mother of pearl honey. It looks so dated, boring, period…they should make a perfume called “Moth Ball.”  Tweed, season after season, decade after decade…it will soon have a 100th anniversary! Switch it up Chanel!   Chanel…

Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2016 Paris Fashion Week PFW FW16 AH16

Saint Laurent Fall/Winter 2016 Paris Fashion Week  collection had this strange 80’s air about it, the cocktail dresses, the shoulders, the styling… it’s the third show in PFW to invoke the era.  We know Saint Laurent has embodied the 80’s and Punk recently, but this is less hard edged and more era gone by.  The…