Prete & Bruno was all about sophistication and glamour taking it back to the 40′s but wearable for the twentieth century woman. Inspired historical woman from Marlene Dietrich to Grace Kelly the runway was filled with extravagant day to night ladylike silhouettes with classic updos.
We are a fan of the classic blacks a touch of emerald greens and gold, ladylike gowns and timeless high waistlines.
SOPHISTICATION! Jeremy Laing created a line full of garments with flawless movement. Working with chiffon, linen and silk was no challenge for the designer who pulled together a succinct collection that I was VERY pleased with. Filled with flowy silhouettes and slouchy overalls, Laing made easy-going fashionable. The line was beautifully constructed with earthy colors that screamed words to me like FRESH, COMFY, and SEXY!
This was Irish designer, Dean Quinn’s first showing at NYFW and he did NOT disappoint. The gowns were MARVELOUS! I couldn’t take my eyes off of them. The lighting at Milk was perfect, bright and focused on the beauties in Dean Quinn. The colors were bright and the mixture was so dope! Turquiose happens to be my favorite color and I would have never thought to pair it with orange, but Dean Quinn did …. and it worked IMPECCABLY! Two words: STUNNING ELEGANCE!
COPPER, GOLD, and SILVER were all the rage at Norman Ambrose. Take these bold shimmers and mix them with rusty auburns and oranges, beautiful coral, peach and mustard and you have GLAMOUR at it’s absolute BEST. Decked out in 22 millon dollars worth of jewelry the models glided down the runway with such grace and confidence that I almost had to pick my jaw up from the person’s head in front of me.
CLEAN. FLAWLESS. YUMMY. I was wondering where all the Men of Summertime fine were … they were all in the Perry Ellis show, duh. In classic Perry Ellis show, the show delivered was very chic and masculine. With key pieces amped and made more appealing with color blocking, timeless stripes, and terrific knits this spring collection was faultless. The gorgeous models strutted in plaid linens and denims paired with accessories ranging from sunglasses to watches. The versatility of the line was very apparent, but still had the archetypal American man twist to it! LOVED EVERY SINGLE THING ABOUT THIS VISUALLY APPEALING SHOW STOPPER!
I LOVE TIBI!!! I was so excited to go to this show because I love this line. I most certainly wanted to snatch every single piece of the model for my OWN S/S collection! Strikingly gorgeous salmon suits and elegant use of whites at Tibi had me at a loss for words. When I went to write notes on my pad, my mind would go blank and my eyes would dart back and forth to the runway. I literally didn’t want to miss one piece. As the models strutted down the runway, the colors and silhouettes spoke for themselves. The palette of hues used were visually stimulating because they were all PERFECT for the upcoming season. Everything was so wearable very 90s inspired. Amy Smilovic did an INCREDIBLE job!
3-D HAS NOW ENTERED THE FASHION WEEK BUBBLE! Upon arrival, we were all given CAT EYE (love) 3-D glasses and I was a bit confused. Then I read the program and realized we would be seeing the show in 3-D instead of a live line-up. Talk about generating press buzz! This was a terrific idea and I was beyond excited to partake in it! The models were set in front of a white background dancing and playing instruments in the less than 10 minute video. There was neon stitched onto the black bodysuits and swimsuits which took my 3-D experience to another height! With gorgeous dresses in orange and blue with fun fringe, stripes and polkadots this was a very easy-going and light-hearted experience during such a chaotic week.
With a collection that screamed sex, love and VAMPIRES. Eva Minge delivered a tantalizing show! With the genius use of black and creams incorporated into stripe dresses and tops for women, Eva Minge SS collection was a sight to see. The silhouettes were ultra sexy and feminine, the asymmetrical designs were terrific and the cropped tops and jackets complimented the beautiful pants they were paired with. For the men, there was more creativity exemplified in the use of color. The reds, yellows and blues used throughout the sporty and beachy themed clothing for men was a nice change from the very goth inspired women’s collection. All in all, I REALLY enjoyed Eva Minge because not to mention I LOVE TRUE BLOOD AND TWILIGHT AND ANYTHING VAMP-LIKE!
When I saw the dreamy tulip inspired runway and backdrop, I was already in love with the collection. The line was uber feminine with the perfect colors and patterns draped over beaded and embroidered fabrics. Very inspired by nature and the simple beauty of it all, Tadashi Shoji was my favorite show to date! It ended with a fantastic flowy chiffon one shoulder gown and I was truly in AWE. With a mix of STRIPES, LACE AND PASTELS the show had a very eclectic feel and definitely stayed true to the Seventies and Eighties! Truly beautiful collection.
The line for the presentation was INSANE, everyone chattering about with excitement for the line. Eagerness dripping from their every word. Since, I was alone I decided to ear hustle, if you will, I listened to people debate about what trend would be prevalent or what fabrics he’d use. Finally the people in line began scooting and rushing into the room. Gasps filled the room as people began to quietly murmur about the beauty of the clothes and the minimalism use for hair and makeup. EVENING WEAR GALORE at the Rafael Cennamo SS’ 12 presentation was absolutely stunning! His playful use of the major spring trend – lace – was tastefully done and the silhouettes captured the elegance and edgy vibe the line was conveying. There was a genius use of creams, tans, beiges, off-whites and a pop of lilac I was very satisfied with the line. There was playful use of fabrics and tulle and LBDs in abundance. He also experimented with prints and he hit the fashion nail on the head!