Good Reads
Archive Monday, January 23rd 2017

Tomas Maier’s collections at Bottega Veneta get better and better with every passing season. What he delivered for Spring must be his most considered, worked-over, strategically conceived and luxurious clothes to date.

Ana Rita Sousa and Ivano Salonia created this fashion editorial, which is shot in Kennemer Dunes National Park and Amsterdam; the shoot stars the beautiful Ilaria Pozzi.

Making vintage-boheme a thing of luxury has been Gregory Parkinson’s calling card for years.

Raf Simons has discovered “specific codes” since he began working at Christian Dior.

A collection of drawings from Violeta Hernández’s sketch book.

The fashion designer has taken part in a contest to find a super stylish dresser. Readers of a magazine sent in pictures of themselves in their favorite outfit, with Roland picking the best and presenting them with one of his dresses.

When applying concealer the object is to hide imperfections with the most minimal amount of product and blend into the surrounding skin.

Galliano’s line joins Karl Lagerfield Paris, Pierre Balmain, and John Paul Gaultier at Italian manufacturer Ittierre SpA

Summer fashion is often associated with floaty dresses, crop tops and plenty of skin on display. But one of this season’s hottest trends is more about smart silhouettes than flirty frocks, giving our vacation attire a new sleek edge.

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have had lots on their collective plate as of late (namely, the opening of their New York City flagship store uptown with another downtown location following suit right after), and yet, a heavy workload has never been known to stifle the creative juices that flow from the powerful Proenza Schouler duo – that is, until this latest resort collection.

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.

Sophie Dahl features in the Fall/Winter 12 campaign for Aubin & Wills.

The designer is launching a lower-priced collection Miss Wu with department store Nordstrom in January. He has described the ways it will differ from his high-end line.

The fashion designer has created the clothing the UK team will compete in at the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games.

Whether or not music plays a big part in your life, every fan of electro pop should be aware of The Shoes. With a few singles and an album under their belt, this award winning band is full of ideas and plans for the future and nothing is going to stop them – they are ready to rock the world!

Zac Posen’s collections are best experienced in person. So when we received the invitation to personally view the Resort 2013 collection at the Zac Posen showroom in TriBeCa we knew we were in for amazing craftsmanship, showmanship, and new and interesting takes on 1940s Hollywood and American aristocratic dress.

There are watches, and then there are watches. Unless you’re from the planet Zog, you’d probably agree that the new “Tourbillon with Three Gold Bridges” by Girard-Perregaux falls into the latter category.

The model has created a line of clothing for British retailer Marks & Spencer. Among the pieces she has created are jeans which sit higher than most others, which have been a huge hit with her fans.

The most prescient, lingering sentiment after Alexander Wang’s Spring ’13 show was ‘focus’. It was fiercely edited, and that’s not a fashionista layman’s “fierce” term we’re talking about here.

Marni’s Consuelo Castiglioni decided that this was the season to turn that cushiony notion right on its head. Marni is a label brimming with supposed givens. Marni means color, print, fabulous jewelry – it means leather and fur. Turns out, not so much. Well, at least not this season, anyway.

Expect the unexpected is the constant protocol du jour on show or press day at Balenciaga. The guessing game is only a halfway fruitless endeavor with a Nicolas Ghesquiere collection.

The first look out at Proenza Schouler couldn’t have been more different from anything Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandezpresented last season.

A chic accessory does not go unnoticed during the fervor of Fashion Week. Street style photographer Roza Sinaysky has gone to the streets to document outstanding moments of handbag history.

Naomi Campbell is hoping to find a model who is a “chameleon” on her upcoming TV series.

Simon’s project A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters locates the photographic medium’s capacity to at once probe complex narratives in contemporary politics and to organize this material in classification processes characteristic of the archive, a system that connects identity, lineage, history, and memory.