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…

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…

Fabulous Fashion: Dior’s New Look To Now Exhibit

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s exhibit was certainly titled appropriately, abounding with fabulous fashion from post war era to modern times. Upon entering, I was greeted with Dior’s New Look, the inspiration for the exhibition, which changed the silhouette and hemline of wartime garments back to full skirts, cinched waists, and floor lengths as a…

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…

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…

Gucci Resort 2018: The Sloppy Copy

I took a moment to reflect on Gucci’s recent collections, and honestly feel like I’ve had a love/hate relationship with the librarian look, the 70’s has been great to Gucci and I likewise will adore many of the on-trend looks and grimace at others.    The look that stood out from the collection was the…

What to Wear, Watch, Listen, Read, Shop, Sweat…

Read: Allure, covered by the mesmerizing Zoe Kravitz, demystifying the secrets of Italy’s Umbrian clay, and suggesting we all bottom…where lashes are concerned. Wear: Silks, Satins, lustrous light flowing fabrics and accessories that have a sinful sheen…especially for men.  I had these new, tagged, unworn striped and monogram Just Cavalli shirts and peace-sign Moschino bell-bottom jeans…

Dressing for Your Lover

We all know there are aspects of fashion and beauty each sex finds attractive- and you may have heard women say they’re dressing for men or women.  When discussing womenswear, there are “guy shoes,” maybe sexy vixen stilettos, and there are dresses that are a girl’s girl, something men might find too something or other……

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,…