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Punk Rock Meets Glamour at Marc Jacobs Spring 16′ RTW

Marc Jacobs is a legend. End of post. Kidding, of course. Not about him being a legend. About this being the end of the post. I could honestly go on and on, discussing the icon that is Marc Jacobs. But I’ll keep this post sweet and straight to the point. During the unveiling of the designer’s Spring 2106 Ready-To-Wear collection, the designer introduced some extremely interesting concepts. Sparkly and patriotic would be my overall description of the collection. But dig a bit deeper, and one will find there’s much more. The collection combined Jacob’s quirky aesthetic, sticking with a color palate reminiscent of the American flag. Red, white, and blue dominated the runway, as models waltzed down the catwalk wearing pieces inspired by punk rock and old Hollywood glamour. Prints were plaid, texture was glittery, and there was even the occasional, embellished letterman jacket thrown in. Odd combination, no? But sprinkle it with a bit of the ole’ Jacobs artistic talent, and somehow it all works.  Advertisements

Nothing But Romance at Oscar de la Renta Spring 16′

Color. That is the reoccurring theme behind Oscar de la Renta‘s Spring 16’ collection. But not just any amount of color. A rich, carnivorous hue, that you can almost taste. This is a theme which Oscar, himself, adored to incorporate into all his collections. The designer’s affinity for brilliant shades, is what differentiated the him from all others. Sadly, the talent that is Oscar de la Renta is no longer with us. But you wouldn’t know, judging from his recent collection. There was an abundance of elegance and class circulating the air, it would seem as though the late designer was in the very room. Models strode the runway in ravishing designs, featured in brilliant shades, which was enough to make one salivate with want. Apparently, Peter Copping, Oscar’s predecessor, was inspired by Hispanic culture during the 1950’s, which included everything from paintings by Goya, to brilliant illustrations on Spanish postcards. This was evident in a carnation-red pencil skirt paired with a matching ruffled cape. Dresses were adorned with carnation prints, gowns featured eyelet detailing, and blouses incorporated an abundance of …

Tory Burch Spring 2016

It’s safe to say Tory Burch understands women. How could she not, being a successful female designer herself. But what’s more, she’s a talented female designer. What I love most about Tory Burch is her ability to create stylish clothing which is wearable. Most of the time, the collections which emerge out of Fashion Week are merely fit for a celebrity to wear at an award show, thus making them less attainable to the rest of the human population. The truth of the matter is, we’re not all size two’s and we’re not all celebrities. Honestly, where  am I going to wear a floor-length billowy gown, crafted entirely from tulle? Perhaps I can just leave it in my closet, and stare at it whenever I feel down. Nope, that’s not going to do the garment justice. Let us now turn the page to Tory Burch’s Spring 2016 collection. What do we see? Well, we see interesting pieces, which are all realistic within the modern world. Models walked the runway in bright, crocheted pieces, reminiscent of …

Old School Glamour at Rodarte S/S 16′

For sometime now, I have been a huge fan of Laura and Kate Mulleavy; the sister duo behind the innovative brand, Rodarte. It seems every time the sisters unveil a collection, they never fail please. With a darkly-romantic aesthetic, both Laura and Kate have quickly become the industries leading women. That much was evidently apparent during the showcasing of the sister’s Spring 2016 collection. Models strode down the runway donning glittery pieces, crafted with lace, suede, silk, and metallic detailing, reminiscent of Old Hollywood. The overall vibe for the collection was clear; Victorian era meets 70’s glamour. Lacey tights were paired with high-collared dresses, while sparkly trousers were combined with billowy blouses and flowing scarfs; loosely tied around the neck for a seductively nonchalant feel. Bianca Jagger would be envious of such a collection. Perhaps my favorite look in the entire collection, came in the form of an embellished silk slip, which was elegantly paired with a shearling coat and lace stockings. By far, one of my favorite collections to come out of New York Fashion Week! …

Capes Emerge Out of Fashion Week

I can’t help but think back to that scene in The Incredibles, when Edna tells Mr. Incredible that capes are a life hazard.  “No capes!” she proclaims, throwing a wad of paper at Bob Incredible’s head. I have an eight-year-old cousin who is OBSESSED with the movie, hence; the metaphor. But to be fair, capes are awesome. Yes, they may be a potential life hazard if you’re a superhero, but if you’re a regular Jane, or Joe, such as myself; capes can be pretty incredible. See what I did there? Thankfully, for all of us superhero wannabes, capes appear to be making a comeback. We first witnessed this movement back at New York Fashion Week, when Tommy Hilfiger dressed his models in cashmere capes, for an all-around collegiate-inspired collection. The trend popped up again during London Fashion Week, when Simone Rocha dressed her models in capes featuring brocade and embellished material. Flash forward to Milan Fashion Week and capes appear to be all the rage, appearing in shows such as Alberta Ferretti Fall 2015 RTW and Stella Jean Fall 2015 RTW. …