Vivetta Fall 2019

Jeepers Kreepers…why’d they cut out peepers? Jeepers kreepers…hats just don’t need eyes. Vivetta presented questionable, plagiarized, and brilliantly conceived and executed designs for Fall 2019. While I hate the peephole hats and poor copy of Jeremy Scott’s teddy bear designs, I found the embellished florals with Lilly of the Valley appliqué absolutely remarkable.

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…

Prada Fall 2019

Prada Fall 2019 killed it in the boot department- those combat boots with and without straps and pouches are to die for solely for the sole. I’m sure the shades will look great on some and ridiculous on most, but they’re unique and cool nonetheless. The prints and appliqués definitely made the garments pop off…

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.

2019 Oscars Best and Worst Dressed

Below are my Best and Worst Dressed for the 2019 Oscars / Academy Awards, those at the top of each are best and worst, but they’re more categorically segmented. Best Dressed Michelle Yeoh In Elie Saab: it’s really a beautifully embellished dress with impeccable styling- except for the watch and bag. I would’ve put her…

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.