Making vintage-boheme a thing of luxury has been Gregory Parkinson’s calling card for years.
Nothing was what it seemed at Alexander Wang’s Fall 2012 show. The materials he used were the most customized and luxe he has ever employed.
The MoMA presents its first time-based artists retrospective with Kraftwerk-Retrospective 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8, performed live on eight consecutive evenings from April 10 through 17, by Kraftwerk, the avant-garde electronic music pioneers.
Max and Lubov Azria certainly bring sexy back this season; with signature skin-tight bandage dresses. Every look accessorized with buckled leather harnesses, adding an element of toughness to the clothes.
Charlotte Ronson steered clear of grunge this season and showed a more ladylike, refined collection.
Duckie Brown designers Steven Cox and Daniel Silver sent the story of their lives down the runway.
Audemars Piguet, will introduced his own space Lounge AP in the next edition of ARCO, the International Fair of Contemporary Art in Madrid.
El Grand Chamaco creates a series of illustrations done on an iPhone by the tip of his finger.
Max Mara Atelier is a special project focusing on the coat. This Fall/Winter 2012 collection marks a further step in the celebration of style and luxury with these must-have items from the great Italian group.
The first look out at Proenza Schouler couldn’t have been more different from anything Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandezpresented last season.
In many ways it was a classic Marc Jacobs kind of evening. He served a collection with a big point of view, a bombastic production, a little show tunes sensibility sprinkling, maniacal styling and a hodgepodge of themes and ideas that never get so tangled up that you can’t discern one element from the other.
Exactly one year ago Kate and Laura Mulleavy sent out their first ready-to-wear collection that had no ties to their home state of California. Up until their “Days of Heaven”/American Great Plains-inspired round-up last fall, one of the diehard Rodarte tenets had always been California or bust.
This time around Karan tapped into old Hollywood’s androgynous icon, Marlene Dietrich. Designers walk tight ropes when choosing iconic figures as inspiration for their collections.
The show opened in a palette of solid black, which made each piece in the first section of the show about texture, fabric choice, and silhouette.
As a makeup artist, Foundation Brand Cover FX has been on my radar for a while, however I had never had the opportunity to try it properly. So it was with some excitement that I attended a talk and demo by acclaimed fashion makeup artist David Allan Jones at the International Makeup Artist Trade Show earlier this month.
Last Wednesday was a special evening for amfAR and presenting sponsor, Hublot, when Roberto Cavalli and others were honored for leading the global struggle against HIV/AIDS.
Chadwick Bell calls his Fall 2012 woman his Midnight Rose.
There is a caveat. The similarities between this Fall/Winter 2012 lineup and Balenciaga’s own celebrated F/W 07 outing are rather severe. Altuzarra’s dip into LBD territory also recalls Nicolas Ghesquiere’s little black dress opening numbers for F/W 08.
Joseph Altuzarra is just hot off his CFDA/VFF Award win a couple of months ago and just in case there was a soul out there that doubted the young French designer’s cred, this latest collection should be proof enough that it certainly was no fluke.
VMAN Presents Calendar Girls, Photographed by Willy Vanderperre styled by Carine Roitfeld
Every fall, the Rag & Bone MO is patchwork layering. This latest from David Neville and Marcus Wainwright is no different on that stance, but the zeal and kinetic energy of their clothes appeared somewhat stifled by a drab color scheme.
Jason Wu waits for Fall to translate his almost fairy tale-like wonderment with the opulence of foreign lands. Last Fall he exorcised Robert Polidori’s ‘Parcours Museologique Revisite’ – a three volume set on the 25 year restoration of Versailles – into an utterly successful collection that cemented Wu’s place as a stalwart in the New York fashion mainstream (If his Obama associations hadn’t done so already).
Parra’s witty, often raunchy work captures attention with its vibrant color, curvaceous lines, and eccentric, distinctive imagery. The largely self-taught artist began his illustration and design career drawing flyers and posters for music venues in Amsterdam in the 1990s;
Jason Wu transports his collection to the Orient this season as a nod to his Chinese heritage. His collection was inspired by three different Archetypes of the Chinese woman; a combination of military, the King Dynasty, and classic 1940’s Hollywood glamour blossomed into the fierce warrior woman on the Wu runway.
Ecstatic Alphabets/Heaps of Language is a group exhibition that brings together 12 contemporary artists and artists’ groups working in all mediums including painting, sculpture, film, video, audio, and design, all of whom concentrate on the material qualities of language—visual, aural, and beyond.