Archive for February, 2011

Donna Karan can always be counted on for fashionable creations–and choices.

Donna Karan

The woman lives a life of style. After a stellar Fall-Winter 2011 New York runway show–which admixed some of the most sumptuously draped silk fabrications, furs, chiffon headscarves, mother-of-pearl luminescent hues and pencil-slim skirts in a paean to old Hollywood glamour, Karan switched coasts–and gears, and fed her philanthropic side–Urban Zen, by sponsoring a pre-party [...]

Dark and Elaborate, Gilles Mendel Dances from Ballet-Influenced Look to a Menswear-Inspired Collection for J Mendel Fall/Winter 2011

J. Mendel

Replete with his own new line of shoes (including suede peep-toe embellished booties with skinny heels and fur boots), Gilles Mendel’s show featured such chic items as turtlenecks, tailored pants and three -quarter length coats. Gilles Mendel was inspired by tribal body art and the intricate ironwork of architect Jean Prouvé. Dripping in sumptuous materials [...]

Flowing Capes, Sleek Silhoettes and Luxurious Furs Capture Attention at Elie Tahari’s Fall/Winter 2011 Show

Elie Tahari

Rich burgandy was the main color utilized by Elie Tahari other than neutrals – camel, black, chocolate, white and beige. Slinky, glamorous, rich, detailed and sharply tailored, the line exuded grace and high style. A crisp white suit was shown with a white fur stole, and it was followed up with a white shirt bedecked [...]

Gwen Stefani Rocks it at the L.A.M.B. Fall/Winter 2011 Fashion Show

L.A.M.B.

L.A.M.B.’s Fall/Winter 2011 Collection spanned a wide range of looks. There were Soldier Girls, Rasta Ragga Muffins, London Girls, Buffalo Girls, Mod Girls, and Glamour Girls. It was obvious that these were all the looks Gwen has cycled through during her career. High energy and kinetic, the show included bold patterns, bright colors and made [...]

Sleek and Sparkling, Naeem Khan Takes Elegance to a Whole New Level

Naeem Khan

Dramatic smoky grey eyes, glossy black nails and sleek ballerina buns accented Naeem Khan’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection. The collection featured beaded gowns, luxurious patterns, vibrant colors and assymetrical cuts. Khan incorporated floral accents, sequins, metallics and body-conscious silhouettes. Unique additions included ostrich feathers and patent leather embellishments. Check out next season’s fashion trends with Naeem [...]

Dramatic Shoulders and Juxtaposition of Textures and Shapes Defines Alexandre Herchcovitch’s Collection for Fall/Winter 2011

Alexandre Herchcovitch

Using cashmere, lace, wool and chiffon, Alexandre Hercovitch stuck with only three colors for his show: a gray-blue, black, and a bright greenish-yellow. He termed it a “grieving widow” theme – wool dresses and hoods and barely any skin exposure. Edgy and daring, Herchcovitch included such fun touches as tight leather gloves that went up [...]

Tracy Reese Combines Edgy and Feminine with a Graceful Ease in her Fall/Winter 2011 collection

Tracy Reese

Flanked by celebrities such as Gabrielle Union, Julia Stiles, Veronica Webb and Natalie Morales, Tracy Reese excited her audience with metallics (copper, gold and silver), and glimpses of vivid colors like aqua and raspberry and amber. As Reese was quoted as saying: “Breating new life nto muted neutral tones of toffee, black, brown and gray”. [...]

Academy of Art University New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011

Stephanie Gelot

The Academy of Art Institute, based in San Francisco had it’s 10th biannual collection shown during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. Most notable collections were Stephanie Gelot, Hurst Chang Wei and Jonathan David Baker. Student, Stephanie Gelot, a graphic design and knitwear student gained the attention of many for incorporating prints and patterns into [...]

Ralph Lauren New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011

Model at Ralph Lauren

Keeping the color palette simple, Ralph Lauren focused mainly on blacks and whites. Also, the crimson red lips of the models matched small red details in the collection such as pops of red shoes, and jewelry. Ralph added some color with emerald greens and cobalt blues in very few pieces. Luxurious fabrics and precise tailoring [...]

Calvin Klein New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011

Calvin Klein model

Francisco Costa, designer of Calvin Klein, kept it simple this season and played it up with rich fabrics. A neutral palette of blacks, whites, and greys flowed on rich cashmeres and silks. Fur coats of alpaca added a variety of texture to the loose-fitting collection. Leather was also included several times, including a full leather [...]

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