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…

DIY Halloween Costumes From Scratch

I wanted to create our Halloween costumes from scratch, and decided to sew Pirate Vampire looks inspired by the victorian trend we saw hit the runway. I used Simplicity pattern 4059 to create bishop-sleeved frill-collared shirts and Vitorian knickers to match, and hacked the pattern to add a button fly, draw string waistband, and differentiated…

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.

Elie Saab Pre-Fall 2018

Vibrant prints, embroidery, and appliques make Elie Saab Pre-fall 2018 a standout collection. Studded fringe leather moto jackets, lace-up and grommet detail dresses, a metallic black and burgundy striped knit dress, a gold studded red and black tweed jacket, a sequin and embroidered bomber jacket and thigh high boots, and studded tuxedo pants, all paired…

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, cut-outs with faggotting, and broderie anglaise- sweet touches adding to the darling aesthetic of the collection.

Diane von Furstenberg  Spring/Summer SS18

Seventies and eastern flare characterized the Diane von Furstenberg Spring/Summer 2018 runway show, which featured lace-up knee-high peep-toe boots with tassel laces and platform sandals paired with bell-bottoms, a black bias-cut assymmetrical embroidered dress, dresses with a sheer layered double floral print effect, striking bold multicolor prints, and wide-strap bags in a range of sizes…

Fenty X Puma Spring/Summer 2018 SS18

Barbie met Tomb Raider in Fenty X Puma’s Spring/Summer 2018 runway show. The collection played on athleisure with a retro take on athleticwear: wind-breakers, track suits and shorts layered over cycling shorts, neoprine and diving suits turned catsuits, trendy off the shoulder dresses with long sleeves. The bad looks included the unflattering monokini- a maxi…