Met Ball 2017: Rei Kawakubo Comme des Garçons

The 2016 Met Gala’s theme is Manus x Machina, and appropriately, Marchesa tweeted out a collaboration with IBM- and their “Cognitive Dress” in the early morning hours. We’ve seen many memorable looks from past Met Ball themes of Punk and China through the Looking Glass.  I just have Linda Fargo and Sarah Jessica Parker, as […]

Vicuña: Wealth in Wool

In modern history, the animals rightfully owning the en vogue skins and furs have literally been hunted to the brink extinction; and in at least 13 cases, made extinct!!!  That’s right, we totally wiped out a species- the Steller’s Sea Cow, which is similar to dugongs and manatees.   Whenever a species is targeted for its…

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…

Resort 2017 Fashion Shows

Helmut Lang Altuzarra Boss Isa Arfen Givenchy: youthful yet mature, edgy and ethereally feminine, the Givenchy Resort ’17 collection was beautiful, fun, chic and wearable. Norma Kamali Marchesa is known and renowned for its carpet-worthy gowns. The Resort ’17 collection was full of beautiful dresses and gowns, embellished with feathers, beading, and floral embroidery. I…

Met Ball 2016: Manus X Machina

The 2016 Met Gala’s theme is Manus x Machina, and appropriately, Marchesa tweeted out a collaboration with IBM- and their “Cognitive Dress” in the early morning hours. We’ve seen many memorable looks from past Met Ball themes of Punk and China through the Looking Glass.  I just have Linda Fargo and Sarah Jessica Parker, as…

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…

Nicholas K New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 NYFW FW16

Nicholas K New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 runway show looks like a goth pirate Gypsy ship docked backstage.  Black looks, kimono belts, long and mini fingerless gloves, headbands and scarves, asymmetry, satin dresses, contrast paneled leather pants, black on black leather shearling jackets, long velvet coats, an amazing shirt collar skirt tied with the…

What Fashion Means to Me as a Designer and Blogger

Fashion, design, sewing- they’ve always been a source of inspiration, creative expression, even necessary skills passed down from my mother who taught me how to sew.  She taught my younger brothers and I how to mend a hem, reattach a button, iron, all when we were young children.  She imparted upon us the skills she…

Aganovich SS16

Aganovich was a sculpturally genius collection and the most original show we’ve seen at any fashion week globally for Spring/Summer 2016, let alone Paris Fashion Week.  The Burton-esque coats, corsets, and insane neckties were literally out of this world.  This can certainly be great editorial material, as well as costumes, but I do not mean…