Ann Demeulemeester Fall 2019

Ann Demeulemeester Fall 2019 combined menswear and tailoring, pushing the envelope with the construction- the overlaid contrast lapel, for example, was so uniquely original. Red silky satin brocade, black pinstripe and solid black suiting with contrast silk satin sleeves, and white shirting.  I love the proportions: the length of the vests, the sleeve cuffs, the…

Anrealage Fall 2019

Anrealage Fall 2019 was like a PSA for garment care instructions, only it seems the models have shrunken in the dryer- not the clothes. We haven’t seen proportions like this since LFW years ago, although this collection takes it to a whole new level with avant-garde takes on oversized jackets, lapels, and buttons; giant patch…

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…

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.

I Can’t: Resort 2018’s Worst

Anna Sui Resort 2018 The proportions, the hemlines, it’s like layers of granny when combined with her prints. Stella McCartney Resort 2018 I wasn’t feeling the play with silhouette and volume- some of it came down to styling- the pairing of oversized jackets with a-line skirts…but honey, I can’t with the draw-string, the palm-tree print, the sneakers,…

Bottega Veneta Fall/Winter 2017

Seventies influences met with a western flair- layered contrasting colors and textures with knits, graphic tees, creepy faces photo prints, ascots, double breasted jackets, ski masks…there was a lot going on in the Vivienne Westwood Fall/Winter 2017 collection. The runway makeup featured both understated nude faces, lips, and eyes; and insane runway beauty looks with […]

Versace Fall/Winter 2017

Seventies influences met with a western flair- layered contrasting colors and textures with knits, graphic tees, creepy faces photo prints, ascots, double breasted jackets, ski masks…there was a lot going on in the Vivienne Westwood Fall/Winter 2017 collection. The runway makeup featured both understated nude faces, lips, and eyes; and insane runway beauty looks with […]

Prada Fall/Winter 2017

Seventies influences met with a western flair- layered contrasting colors and textures with knits, graphic tees, creepy faces photo prints, ascots, double breasted jackets, ski masks…there was a lot going on in the Vivienne Westwood Fall/Winter 2017 collection. The runway makeup featured both understated nude faces, lips, and eyes; and insane runway beauty looks with […]

Emilio Pucci Fall/Winter 2017

Seventies influences met with a western flair- layered contrasting colors and textures with knits, graphic tees, creepy faces photo prints, ascots, double breasted jackets, ski masks…there was a lot going on in the Vivienne Westwood Fall/Winter 2017 collection. The runway makeup featured both understated nude faces, lips, and eyes; and insane runway beauty looks with […]

Alberta Ferretti Fall/Winter 2017

Seventies influences met with a western flair- layered contrasting colors and textures with knits, graphic tees, creepy faces photo prints, ascots, double breasted jackets, ski masks…there was a lot going on in the Vivienne Westwood Fall/Winter 2017 collection. The runway makeup featured both understated nude faces, lips, and eyes; and insane runway beauty looks with […]