NYFW KICKS OFF WITH DUALITY OF FALL16 & SPRING 17 SHOWS

One of the most buzzed about weeks in New York City has once again arrived, New York Fashion Week. The lineup of fashion shows all around the city has grown and so has the ‘see now, buy now’ business model for many designers. It seems the goal is to target consumers in a big way! More American fashion brands are choosing to present their current collections to the public and giving them the option to buy it instantly, instead of six months ahead. Although not everyone has adopted this way of presenting their NYFW collections. Europe is still also opting to present their collections the classic way. On another note, we hope to see more growing numbers in the model diversity portion. Last season saw an increase but we definitely will keep an eye on what that inclusion represents. For now, we move on and take a closer look at some of…

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Q&A WITH FASHION DESIGNER LEANNE MARSHALL

There is something quite special about witnessing a live fashion show and one of the best moments is to see a garment in action on the runway. Last week we had the pleasure of attending Leanne Marshall’s Fall/Winter 2016 show during NYFW. Perhaps the name sounds familiar? Leanne was the season five winner of Project Runway. She was born in Yuba City, California and now resides in New York where she continues to work on her ready to wear line and her signature bridal collection. She has also dressed some of the most elite ladies in music and Hollywood including, Carrie Underwood, Julianne Hough, Andie MacDowell and Paula Abdul among many others. Marshall’s designs are known for their feminine, timeless, light, flowing lines and this new fall collection proves to include that trademark effect. One after the other, these gowns were ethereal and just flowed as the models made their…

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NYFW FW16: LELA ROSE FROM DAY TO NIGHT COLLECTION

Lela Rose is always one of the much-anticipated ready to wear fashion shows during NYFW. This past week she presented her fall/winter 2016 show  at the Gallery at the Skylight Clarkson Square venue. She is well known for very romantic and feminine daytime dresses that include prints and A-line silhouettes. She’s from the south so she understands the embodiment of lady-like and a polished style. For this coming fall, Lela decided to switch things up a bit and although she did present dresses that will surely appeal to woman and her long list of celebrity clients, separates were now a part of this collection. She was inspired to work with texture and dimensions and wanted to present her version of ‘modern suiting’. Some of the pieces included bell sleeves, embroideries, touches of metallics and a soft palette that included an earthy green moss hue. What was also new? Well, the…

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NYFW FW16: ANGEL SANCHEZ PRESENTS DARK ‘FETISH’ FASHION

Angel Sanchez presented his autumn/winter 2016 collection this past week during New York Fashion Week. The show invitation did include the name ‘Fetish’ with a dark image of winged feathers. That definitely set the theme and it peaked the curiosity of what was to come. In an intimate setting at his midtown, garment district studio, the models made their way down the runway and the mood was definitely dark, romantic and highly elegant. Angel’s designs are usually monochromatic and architecturally inspired and in this collection, he certainly kept his aesthetics. The approach was more dramatic and as he told the WWD publication, he “is obsessed with the mystery of the night” and it definitely showed as he wanted to present the “faces of desire”. There were sensual cocktail and evening gowns that featured lace and illusion necklines with velveteen ribbons. The neckline was a key point which was highlighted by…

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NYFW: FALL/WINTER 2016 KICKS OFF IN NYC

All eyes are on New York as the city is host of New York Fashion week. Designers have made their way to the big apple and brought their Fall/Winter 2016 collections with them. Although the city is finally free from the mountains of snow, the temperatures are at record-breaking lows and in full polar vortex mode.  Despite the arctic temperatures, the shows must go on and so they did. The first few days of fashion week are already giving us plenty of noteworthy coats and separates that include textures, colors and layers to play with for next autumn. The sophistication of Jason Wu’s tailoring, the popular color yellow continues living on in Marissa Webb’s collection and the entire collection by Cushnie et Ochs was romantic, sexy and a great nod to vintage fashion. Then there is that moment when you thought fashion is so casual, laid back and unkempt. Here…

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