Archive for February, 2011

Milly Brings Youthful Luxury into Fall/Winter 2011

Model at Milly

Milly’s Michelle Smith, celebrated her 10th anniversary this year with her Fall/Winter 2011 collection. Previously having interning with Hermes, Christian Dior and other luxury brands, she incorporated couture detailing in her latest collection. This season her jewel-tone colors were inspired by the esteemed photographed, Guy Bourdin. Deep reds, topaz, plums and emeralds filled the runway. [...]

Irina Shabayeva New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011

Irina Shabayeva model

Irina Shabayeva, 6th season of project runway, explored technology with fashion with her newest collection. Including the usual fall musts: wool, coats, and cardigans she also incorporated the use of laser cutting. Chrysanthemum flowers were incorporated in prints throughout her collection, but she also used laser cut outs of these flowers which added a twist [...]

Carolina Herrera New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011


Carolina kept it cozy this season with a play on thick fabrics such as wool and fur. A basic black turtle neck is accentuated with large leather cuffs. Carolina didn’t miss the memo and threw in a few pleats, sequence and sparkle to her collection. While the alluring gowns, thick coats, and jackets attracted attention, [...]

Tadashi Shoji Achieves Success with his Affinity for Unadorned Elegance

Tadashi Shoji

Noted for his “less-is-more” ethos, Shoji’s small but gorgeous collection included some garments that were less typical of him: cocktail dresses with ruffles, belts and pleats. However, the majority of the collection was simple but jaw-dropping: including vibrant colors like magenta, purple and yellow. Other trends incorporated by Shoji were one shouldered gowns which floated [...]

Jill Stuart Displays a Brilliant Palette of Colors in Her Fall/Winter 2011 Collection

Jill Stuart

Jill Stuart combined patterns derived from nature (including owls, foxes and deer furs) with metallics and bright colors (such as teal, orange, salmon, burnt red and emerald). Feminine and fun, the drop-waist dress with a pleated suede skirt and leather cognac bodice was one of the more dramatic styles on the runway. Packed with celebrities [...]

Charlotte Ronson Mixes Grunge and Punk with Florals and Sweaters

Charlotte Ronson

Set to the tunes of Adele and Arcade Fire (and DJ’d by her sister Samantha Ronson), Charlotte Ronson’s ready-to-wear runway collection overflowed with spunk and hippie chic. Standout pieces included a chunky cable yellow sweater with a black and white checkered pattern; a dreamy floral dress with purple and magenta undertones; and an army green [...]

Carlos Miele Glams Up the Runway with His Sleek, Colorful Collection

Carlos Miele

Fitted column gowns, drapey tops and jumpsuits, fur shrugs and simple hair and makeup set the stage for Carlos Miele’s dramatic collection. Luxurious materials included silk, velvet, chiffon and fur. Miele’s color scheme was equally decadent, incorporating a vivid cobalt blue, bright red-orange and a dark olive green. In addition to an array of his [...]

Michael Kors celebrates 30 years during New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011

Model at Michael Kors

Happy 30th Anniversary Michael Kors! Today’s cover of Women’s Wear Daily pays tribute to Michael Kors’ 30th, with Michael Kors showed earlier this morning, with a packed theater and runway. Michael celebrated with 30 models, and had several models at the same time, and the longest finale we have seen yet, besides Betsey Johnson. Michael [...]

Karolina Kurkova and the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Force during New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011

Karolina Kurkova and Elisabeth Laurence

Lives of Style met up with supermodel Karolina Kurkova yesterday for an exclusive interview. Before the interview, she casually chatted with designer Max Azria, wearing Herve Leger of course. She was later seen sitting front row at the show. Karolina let us know how to feels about being a supermodel and even questioned “what is [...]

Vera Wang New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011

Vera Wang model

Vera Wang kept it plain and simple this season, with lots of pleats. Pleats here, there and everywhere. Every single look that Vera Wang put out included pleats. Although she explored with the different use of pleats and styles of pleating, she didn’t stray too far from the pleat. In addition to the latest fall [...]

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