Archive for February 15th, 2011

Nicole Miller Blends Dark Hues with Geometric Shapes and Parisian Glam

Nicole Miller

The designer’s Fall 2011 show was full of deep midnight blues, baby blues, and sparkling night sky blues. There were also many charcoals, grays and blacks backing those blues. Nicole Miller showed a collection full of her trademark touches: dresses with geometric shapes, gun metal/metallic tops , figure hugging skirts, and tunic style dresses over [...]

Tibi New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011

Model at Tibi

Designer of Tibi, Amy Smilovic, spoke to Lives of Style before her 2011 fall/winter show. The collection was filled with wearable looks from separates such as blouses, skirts, outwear, etc. While staying in the neutral color palette of blacks, tans, navies and whites, she added a hint of color with bright reds in certain pieces. [...]

Narciso Rodriguez New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011

Model at Narciso Rodriguez

Reds, pinks, corals, lavenders and plums were all used for Narciso Rodriguez’s fall 2011 collection. Not only did he use a mix of colors, but also a variety of fabrics. Models with slicked pony tails, while some hair styles rather short and border-lining the idea of androgyny. Narciso mastered the art of layering in this [...]

Prabal Gurung New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011

Karlie Kloss opens the Prabal Gurung show

Prabal Gurung opened his show with 18 year old model Karlie Kloss, in a crimson red, one shouldered dress and a black belt. The looks were more sophisticated than where the Nepalese designer has gone before. The reason was to create more than sportswear, in order to enter a larger market. Many of the looks [...]

Norma Kamali Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2011

Norma Kamali cutout

It has been quite some time since Norma Kamali has shown a collection, but of course in Normal Kamali manner she went the unexpected route. While backstage press, make-up artists, hair-stylists and the other gaggles of people scurried around Lincoln center, Normal Kamali had a calm, organized showing of her collection — featured on eight [...]

Herve Leger Mercedes-Benz Fashion Fall/Winter 2011


Max and Lubov Azria have created a staple piece, the bandage dress though Herve Leger. Although this form-fitting dress is sexy enough, that didn’t stop Max and Lubov for adding silver and gold hardware, leather-wear. A slick-backed mullet-esque hairstyle kept the focus on the vixens of the runway. Cut-outs, buckles, metals, leather bustiers and other [...]

Venexiana’s Kati Stern Dazzles with Immaculate, Edgy and Stunning Gowns, Dresses and Coats


Set to the music of “The Nutcracker” as well as an initial blast of rock n’ roll, the Venexiana Fall/Winter 2011 show exploded with gold and silver sequins, bright one-shouldered gowns, intricate headpieces and daring cuts. The crowd welcomed Designer Kati Stern with a standing ovation for the creativity and wide range of innovative styles [...]

Rebecca Taylor: Classic feminine style blends with vintage and retro

Rebecca Taylor

Rebecca Taylor’s goal this season was to “provide cocooning from the cold.” Combining stunning hues of rich burgandies, deep lavenders, cool blues, icy pearl greys and basic black, Taylor displayed beautiful patterns (particularly floral), lace overlay on silk tees and beading on silk blouses and dresses. Every last detail was meticulous, including bows on belt [...]

Badgley Mischka New York Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week F/W 2011


Baadgley Mischka isis known for their glamour, glitter and sparkle. Mark Badgley and James Mishcka are not shy to say that they want to make a woman feel beauty, sexy and stand out in the crowd. Their aesthetic shined through this collection and they were inspired by the Hollywood girl, which coincides their recent flagship [...]

Peter Som: A Runway of Practicality and Wearability

Peter Som

Peter Som’s mantra for his Fall/Winter 2011 collection was: “Real clothes for real women.” The collection consisted of kitten heels rather than sky high heels, fur swaths instead of fur coats, cigaratte pants and elegant sequin jackets. Som’s signature mixing makes its mark in more sophisticated ways for fall, focusing on tonal combinations like a [...]

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