Gabbana Goes Gangster Fall 2019

Dolce & Gabbana plays off the 50’s trend by personifying the gangsters of the era on the catwalk, complete with hats, menswear inspired double breasted suits, coats, tuxedos…some of which are reminiscent of Madonna’s 90’s style. It is a sharp tailored look- even the dresses take a bow to the menswear influence, with draped suiting…

Vivienne Westwood Fall 2019: Fashion Protest

Vivienne Westwood’s Fall 2019 runway show was all about graphic protest through fashion, although Vogue’s Luke Leitch’s review was more a protest of the protest than a review…he discussed literally nothing shown but rather complained about being sold clothes while being “preached” to about sustainability. Sustainability and pollution in the fashion industry is not about…

Mary Katrantzou Fall 2019

Mary Katrantzou Fall 2019: she’s become one one of those designers whose prints and graphics stand out, and while I didn’t understand the “London look” when it comes to voluminous silhouettes and outlandish proportions in one of her collections years ago as well as this one’s few looks, I feel as if this is a…

Simone Rocha Fall 2019

Simone Rocha Fall 2019 proved the house has designers that know what they’re doing- who can manipulate satin to that extent and not have it look overworked? Triple layered sheer coats with secondary contrasting color and lapels beneath, sheer overdresses, a stunning sheer black and red fabric skirt, and use of weaved contrast and self…

Moon Choi Fall 2019

Moon Choi Fall 2019: draped shirts and crossed lapels; split pleated sleeves; and a warm palette of wine, golden rod, neutral taupe, grey and black.

Coach 1941 Fall 2019

The Coach 1941 Fall 2019 collection was a youthful interpretation of 50’s and Western influences with fringe platform creepers and a fresh take on moccasins; checkered polos, plaid shirts and matching sheer pants; coats with western flare yokes; vibrant colors including blues, lime green, fuchsia, and aquamarine contrasting wine, deep brown, and black; the fabric…

Helmut Lang Fall 2019

Helmut Lang’s Fall 2019 collection was like a cool take on a retrospective notion of modernity: the transparent coat, shear tops and pants with contrasting fabric pocket exposed from the layer beneath, unique straps with hook and eye closures-some in silver lamé- were details that made the collection stand out. I will definitely be sewing…

Sies Marjan Fall 2019

Sies Marjan Fall 2019 combined menswear tailoring with the most feminine and light hand, juxtaposing a navy leather suit with an off the shoulder trench; softly darted key lime suit jacket and relaxed trousers; double layered emerald silky satin top with gathered collar, sleeve cap, and waist; and floor length black dress seemingly in a…

Fall 2019 Fashion Week Trend: Utilitarian

Utilitarian garments, pockets, and bags dominated the Fall 2019 Fashion Week runway. Oversized patch pockets with flaps or zippers, pouches draping off different areas of the body, and gargantuan bags such as Derek Lam‘s and Ovadia & Sons’ meet consumers’ growing need to carry their expanding essentials; phones, tablets, e-cigarettes, makeup, wallets, fragrance atomizers, skincare…

Labyrinth: 3D Fashion Show Spring/Summer 2019 SS18

3D fashion show inspired by the 50’s, unrequited love and yellow flowers (tabebuia), love and heartbreak. Butterflies and Moths translated into literal and abstract prints, with some pattern pieces and garments mirroring the shapes of the wings, as well as appliques. I chose to embody the different styles that came out of the fifties, the sock hoppers, greasers, beatniks and the glamour evoked by old Hollywood.I chose to embody the different styles that came out of the fifties, the sock hoppers, greasers, beatniks and the glamour evoked by old Hollywood.