Archive for February 17th, 2011

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 [...]

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 [...]

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