Giovanna Randall serves up a particularly sweet morsel with Honor, during a gloom-laden New York Fashion Week.
Marc by Marc Jacobs gives the week the shake-up it needed with a much appreciated bolt of fun, light-hearted energy.
For Fall, Patrik Ervell gave us equal measures of his Swedish and Californian self. In design parlance, it means he feels most at home designing outerwear, and he surely gave his gents some thrilling offers.
Espionage inspiration is kind of a funny one. For a career that wants you to blend in, fashion designers who use the spy world as inspiration sure make it difficult.
Having models slowly but deliberately make their way around and around to show off Lucio Castro’s primary color fueled collection.
It’s hard to pinpoint the best words to describe the collection. It had touches of athletic wear, mixes of downtown cool, and even an almost Amish accessory.
Alexandre Herchcovitch takes us on a walk through his maternal, cosmic garden, but sidesteps his own innovation with an unfortunate taste for color.
Pulling inspiration from the cave drawings at Chauvet, Rochambeau’s ready-to-wear men’s fall 2013 collection melds cave drawings with utilitarian style.
Louise Goldin wows the New York Fashion Week crowd, on this her sophomore showing on the other side of the pond.
Gregory Parkinson pulled a quick 180, leaving his signature taste for resplendent colors back in the studio to deliver a deep and moody Fall lineup.
The structured designs inspired by architect Santiago Calatrava from Carlos Campos Spring 2013 line continued in his fall collection with strong tailoring and slim fits.
Nordic prints and textured fabrics create Custo Barcelona’s Beauty and the Beast inspired collection.
Cushnie et Ochs cite pilgrims and the Salem witch trials as inspirations for their FW 2013 collection, but their signature provocation stayed wholly intact.
Bernardo Rojo, Joseph Abboud’s still-fresh creative director gave the suits a rest and started the week off with a forward-thinking outerwear showcase.
Shane Gabier and Chris Peters of Creatures of the Wind balance their whimsy and consumer-mindedness for fall, but it’s their folksy roots that win out.
Another New York Fashion Week designer has decided not to show his collection in February.
A “modern medieval” princess stalked the runway this season at Rodarte, adventurously taking inspiration from the fantasies of role playing games to create an image of the ultimate warrior.
Marc Jacobs has an idiosyncratic way of looking at women with a spontaneity and fearlessness that pushes boundaries that may not necessarily be everyone’s taste, but still fascinating in execution. His spring 2013 collection was exquisite, a dreamlike nod to the 60’s;
Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough reinvent the idea of the “cool” girl every season at Proenza Schouler, and this one birthed the computer manufactured, high def heroine that is both ambitious and energetic decked out in a collage of abstract images said to be found from Tumblr.
With all they have to celebrate, how apropos is a ‘Greatest Hits’ collection at this point? It may not have been intentional, but Proenza Schouler’s latest collection, all its mighty bravura aside, came across as self-referential at times, despite McCollough and Hernandez’s insistence on internet ‘randomness’ as their guiding trope for the season.
It seems almost a miracle that they hadn’t tackled it before. Fantasy role-playing warrior princesses? That’s prime fodder for the overly active imaginations of Rodarte’s Kate and Laura Mulleavy.
Ruby Jean. Remember that name. “You’re destined for big things little Ruby Jean”. It’s that kind of name, and fitting for the bleach blonde beauty that opened the Marc Jacobs show. It’s possible that her entrance was so picture-perfect, so holistic in mood, so Marc Jacobs at a molecular level that, at least for this editor, the message that would play out for the next seven minutes announced itself entirely in that moment.
Hair was tucked and pinned loosely into a faux 1930’s bob delicately waving around the jaw line. One could almost envision the young Duras captured in time, beautiful and fresh, gracefully pushing a curl aside.
Inspired by Sarah Moon, the Sixties model and photographer, Diane Kendal from MAC cosmetics kept the makeup chic and illimitable for a look that could be lost in time. She applied MAC face and body to the skin, a favorite amongst artists for a flawless finish.