All posts tagged: Runway

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! …

Louis Vuitton Fall 2015 RTW

I chose to wait until Paris Fashion Week was over to deliver my review on Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2015 RTW collection. The reason, you may ask? Well, like every great designer needs time to cultivate a marvelous collection, the same theory applies here. I needed an additional amount of time to fully appreciate the collection in order deliver a review which could only be worthy of  a collection designed by Creative Director Nicholas Ghesquière. Like many few, Ghesquière is in a category of his own. His atheistic is boundary-pushing, and the results he delvers is anything less than extraordinary. But perhaps I’m letting my vast appreciation for the designer cloud my judgment. Surely there are many who can emulate such a talent. WRONG! I repeat, no one comes close. Let us start with the opening of the show. A model, with Jane Birkin tousled hair, walked down the runway in a puffy, white,fur coat; accessorized with black ankle booties and a silver cosmetic box in tow. It gets better. A-line miniskirts, with zip-and-buckle fastenings were paired with embroidered …

Derek Zoolander and Hansel Own Paris Fashion Week

Get your best pose ready, cause it’s a walk-off! Okay, I’m not going to lie, Zoolander is by far one of my favorite films of all time. No, it wasn’t on the Academy’s radar, and sure, it’s totally ridiculous, but no matter how many times I’ve watched it; I always find myself laughing at the exact same scenes. Honestly, where are you going to find quotes like “Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness, is the essence of beauty” or “Mugatu is so hot right now he could take a crap, wrap it in tinfoil, put a couple fish hooks on it and sell it to Queen Elizabeth as earrings”? It’s comedic gold! So you can imagine my utter excitement, when both Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller), and former rival, Hansel (Owen Wilson), walked the finale at Valentino’s Fall 2015 RTW, looking every bit like the handsome male models they’re not. If you haven’t already been informed, the comedians showed up to the show to announce the sequel to their 2001 cult classic; Zoolander 2. It …

Military Vibes At Lanvin Fall 2015 RTW

Some might say that mixing trends is a definite no no. However, if done correctly, one just might find ensemble perfection. That was very much the case at Lanvin’s Fall 2015 RTW collection.There were so many trends incorporated into the collection, it was slightly difficult to keep up. But nevertheless, it was a collection worth paying close attention to. The show opened with striped trousers, paired with tasseled knee-length boots, and a cropped jacket. Billowy dresses were paired with russet-dyed furs, while fringed skirts were accessorized with velvet coats featuring more tassel detailing. There were evident signs of military, bohemian, 70’s glamour, and equestrian inspirations all thrown into the collection. Honestly, I do not know how Creative Director, Alber Elbaz does it. He always manages to travel slightly further than anyone else is willing to go when it comes to his designs. Although unconventional, he never seems to disappoint. This time around is no different.