Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
The top 10 looks from the TFI new designer showdown
Who came out on top? That would be AliceAzur’s Miriam Baker, a recent Ryerson grad, who was met with a huge hug from her visibly-moved folks at the end of the runway after accepting her prize. (Aww.) But the competition was stiff; prize or no, you’ll be seeing more of the runners-up yet.
Here are my picks for the top 10 looks from TFI New Labels 2014.
ABOVE: Nomad Of The Sun’s Ashley Boutcher focuses on swimwear tailor-made for lounging glamorously by the poolside. Her geometric suits were often layered under flowing chiffon – in this case, black sheer trousers and a plunging-front swimsuit made for ’70s-style glamour.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
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These women prove your top fashion model career can last long past your 20s.
1. Daphne Selfe, 84
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Daphne Selfe has been a fashion model for the last 62 years.
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3. Carmen Dell’Orefice, 82
Carmen Dell’Orefice is known as one of the oldest working fashion model. She appeared on Vogue when she was 15-years-old and never stopped.
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French Fashion, State Your Case: Retailers Weigh In Photo by Giovanni Giannoni:
Linda Fargo, senior vice president, fashion office and store presentation, Bergdorf Goodman: “It’s a great tribute to the overall season when choosing one collection above all is so difficult. However, Céline keeps bubbling up to the top of the catwalk. You know when something’s a game-changer when you want to eradicate your closet and restock it with a new vision like this. From the catwalk to the Stores.
David Rubenstein, vice president and general merchandise manager, Jeffrey New York: “My single-favorite collection is Céline. The catwalk show had an incredible energy. The collection is constantly evolving, and Phoebe is always pushing the needle forward. It all just seemed like what women will want to wear.” French fashion impacts the industry as usual especially on the catwalk.
Tancrède de Lalun, merchandise manager for men’s and women’s wear, Printemps: French fashion, “Céline straight from the catwalk. After revolutionizing fashion four years ago, Phoebe Philo needed to renew herself and she did it with brio and talent. She opens up a world of possibilities for all the brands over the next few seasons, and what I like is that she was able to take a risk and reinvent herself exactly when she needed to.” French fashion is an interesting factor in all of this.
- British Fashion Awards 2013: David Walliams announced as host (fashion.telegraph.co.uk)
- Candela’s Gabi Perezutti on Effortless Bridal Style (thefashionspot.com)
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The Odd Squad Photo by Giovanni Giannoni
(Featured: Tom Ford RTW Spring 2014) CLICK Photo to Review
Thomas Carlyle “Tom” Ford (born August 27, 1961) is an American fashion designer and film director. He gained international fame for his turnaround of the Gucci fashion house and the creation of the Tom Ford label before directing the Oscar-nominated film A Single Man. – – continue Reading
- Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2014 Accessories (bapology.wordpress.com)
- Exclusive Video: Tom Ford Explains How to Look Like Tom Ford (nymag.com)
- Justin Timberlake takes Tom Ford wardrobe on tour (fashion.telegraph.co.uk)
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
©ourtesy of FirstComesFashion & Vogue.co.ukPARIS FASHION WEEK starts today – an epic nine-day-long marathon that ends next Wednesday. It’s the mother of all fashion capitals, the home of fashion’s biggest and oldest names, from Chanel and Dior to Balenciaga and Givenchy. If energy levels are beginning to wane among the fashion press, who have now been on the move for three weeks, Paris is always certain to inject a new verve. –> Instagrams of #PFW
The action gets underway today with Anthony Vaccarello – who is rumoured to be Versus’s next collaborator. His sexy, skin-tight dresses are a given though, and we look forward to seeing them worn by his model muse, Karlie Kloss, who is a regular on his catwalk. Wednesday’s big show is Rochas and all eyes will be on creative director Marco Zanini, who is rumoured to be leaving for recently-revived fashion house Schiaparelli.
Monday, September 16, 2013
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“Just LOVE this ad campaign”
On Friday the 13th it was all about gory darkness. After all, who said that Spring is all about light, fluidity and ethereal fabrics? For SS2014, Marc Jacobs message sounded loud and clear: Fuck Spring! His mood was irreverent punk meets embroidery winter fantasy, chanelled through his rebel wig peroxide blondes (Cara Delevigne, Sky Ferreira, Lily McNemany and more). His mood (which is flirting with the doom & gloom of the day) is clearly mirrored into his collection for yet another season (after all last time he was refusing to get out of his pajamas).
Undoubtedly, there were pieces that will still make the cut, as the above dresses can perfectly coexist with Muiccia’s take on dark tropicana. And with the given weather condition changes that won’t give it a rest, something tells me that fashion afficionados will be into those outfits in no time. The only thing left to see is what he’s going to show on the Louis Vuitton show end of month.
- First Looks: Marc Jacobs Has Walked! (nymag.com)
- Marc Jacobs Spring 2014: It’s the End of the World… (thefashionspot.com)
- NYFW Spring 2014: Marc Jacobs Spring 2014: Gloom, Doom and Bermuda Shorts (racked.com)
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Part II is here, with the no other than Derek Lam! New York Fashion Week is still on in full swing and I can’t keep up!!! I may just do multiple posts and weekend posts to keep up with everything!
One thing I have to say about Derek Lam’s runway show was the shoes…. oh my gosh the shoes!!!! I instantly fell in love with all of them! Derek Lam decided to go a different route this year and not follow the rest of the designers with monochromatic looks, instead, he went with prints.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
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IT’S not often, actually, that fashion gives rise to new items. We’ve seen it, done it, got the T-shirt all before and we’re more concerned with rifling through the drawers of the past than we are setting a new agenda when it comes to the technicalities. Narciso Rodriguez has other ideas and this evening introduced us to the “half skirt”, a skirt and shorts hybrid that is just as suggestive as the mini but has a little more practicality about it. Nice. Elsewhere among the collection and the designer mostly stuck to square cuts, bandeau necklines and flat-looking shapes. From afar it looked masculine, androgynous but close-up there were slithers of shine and layers of pretty lace to imbue a sense of femininity.
- NYFW – Narciso Rodriguez Spring 2014 RTW (mintymenyc.com)
- Elegant and simple collection from Narciso Rodriguez at NYFW (globalnews.ca)
Friday, August 30, 2013
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Before designers show off their wares on the runways of Fashion Week, they channel their inspiration and sketch their creations. For the spring 2014 shows, which kick off Thursday at Lincoln Center and other locales around New York City, those inspirations ranged from Hollywood glamour queens to ancient tribes to modern art. Here’s a peek at some of those fashionable inspirations (in the designers’ own words). — By Julie Gordon, amNew York
- Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 (newworldfilms.wordpress.com)
- Montreal Fashion Week Spring 2014: The 25th Anniversary Lineup (thefashionspot.com)
- Fashion Week on a Budget with Cheap Chica’s Lilliana Vazquez (thefashionspot.com)
- Upcoming Fashion Weeks (eduardoblancoconcierge.wordpress.com)
Thursday, August 29, 2013
Pinterest is becoming a major player in NYC’s Fashion Week.Today the social imaging network followed up on its exclusive for the J. Crew catalog by announcing a Pinterest Fashion Week hub, appearing at pinterest.com/fashionweek, where designers, brands, and style experts from the event will post exclusively on the show and upcoming fashion trends. Brand Innovators Fashion Brands Summit is also scheduled for Sept. 13, at the end of NYC Fashion Week.
The list of brands participating in the effort are high-profile and inclusive. Among them: Kate Spade, Man Repeller, Maybelline, Moda Operandi, Nordstrom, Oscar de la Renta, Refinery 29, Revlon, Song of Style, Style.com, Women’s Wear Daily, Zac Posen and Michael Kors.
- Pinterest, Michael Kors, Style Network And More To Bring Fashion Week To Everyone (prnewswire.com)
- Pinterest is official New York Fashion Week social hub (mobile-ent.biz)
- NYFW Spring 2014: Gird Your Boards: Fashion Week Is Taking Over Pinterest (racked.com)
- Pinterest Launches New York Fashion Week Special Hub (news.softpedia.com)
Monday, July 29, 2013
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First we had the statement necklaces and those have been around for a long time, there are still a bit around but not like in the beginning. But of course they couldn’t be around for a long time, in the fashion industry a thing ( clothes, accessories) will only be able to be around for a short period of time before it gets replaced by something else. And that is what is happening now with the statement necklace and the neck cuff… well sort of. Is the neck cuff going to replace the statement necklace?
The neck cuffs have been spotted in a lot of collections of top designers like Michael Kors and Céline.
Thursday, July 25, 2013
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Jakarta Fashion Week, one of the biggest fashion weeks in Southeast Asia, will once again raise up the best creations of Indonesian designers to world in 2013. JFW 2014 will present the latest collections of local and foreign designers which will inspire next year’s fashion trends. JFW 2014 will be held on October 19-25 in Senayan City, the world-class shopping mall in Jakarta. Muslim wear will feature as one of the categories on the stage of Jakarta Fashion Week 2014. Muslim fashion has presented a foundational contribution in advancing the Indonesian fashion industry. By 2015, Indonesia is expected to be the center of Muslim wear in Asia, and by 2025 the center of Muslim fashion in the world. The government also esteems Muslim fashion, with Indonesia Muslim wear exports anticipated reaching 7 percent in 2025.
- Jakarta Fashion Week 2014: Indonesia’s Muslim Wear Ready to Lead the World Market (sys-con.com)
- The Rise of Muslim Fashion Industry in Indonesia (thejakartaglobe.com)
- ’99 Hijab Stories’ Explores Women’s Spiritual Journey (thejakartaglobe.com)
- Indonesia Islamic Fashion Fair 2013 (whatiwear.com)
Saturday, July 13, 2013
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Paris Fashion Week 2013 brought many unique, interesting, and inspiring looks to the runway. This is how they brought it to the streets!!! How do you feel about the Fashion Capital of the World sense of street style?
- The Wildest Looks From Paris Fashion Week! (styleblazer.com)
- Street Style: Hawaiian Print and Bursts of Brightness Sweep Paris (nymag.com)
- Haute Couture at Paris Fashion Week. (stylecreeper.com)
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Belgian designer Raf Simons fully embraced the man skirt for his Spring/Summer 2013 presentation at Paris Fashion Week, pulling inspiration from womenswear collections to create masculine versions of dresses and oversized t-shirts. Pop art was also a big influence, with boxy androgynous silhouettes, clean lines, and lots of bold blocks of pink, green, and blue. Vintage-style prints reminiscent of 1920s graphic design also featured on many of the pieces, with depictions of male athletes accompanied by text such as “artificially flavored”.
- Backstage at Raf Simons Spring / Summer 2014 men’s (fashionising.com)
- Paris Menswear Spring 2014: Rick, Raf and Nanook of the North (blogs.independent.co.uk)
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- New York Fashion Week: the return of Diane Von Furstenberg (guardian.co.uk)
- All The Looks: Diane Von Furstenberg’s Glamorous 1970s-Inspired Fall 2013 Collection (stylecaster.com)
- DVF Fall 2013 Collection – Perfect For Jessica Alba & Shay Mitchell (hollywoodlife.com) —
Saturday, October 20, 2012
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Models during Style Fashion Week LA Spring/Summer 2013 Dar Sara Fashion Runway.Picture copyright by Winston Burris / PR Photos.
- Tokyo Fashion Week’s dark Wonderland (bigpondnews.com)
- Portland Fashion Week grows and evolves successfully into FashioNxt (lucire.com)
- Celebrity Style Takes Front Row at Fashion Week (fabsugar.com)
- 5 Designers We’re Keeping Tabs on This Fashion Week- and Why (fabsugar.com)
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Not only do we love Jean-Pierre Braganza’s name (“Brrrraganzaaaaa!”) we love the looks we saw during The Shows, a pre-Toronto Fashion Week runway presentation held at Andrew Richards Design’s venue space in Toronto. His pop-art inspired Spring 2013 collection featured strong-shouldered blazers with hits of teal, black, and cream with bold graphic prints.
Beauty: Loose-and-intriguing fishtail braids with flattering wisps at the temples for that messy braid look we love.
- Jean-Pierre Braganza on his muse for S/S 13, heavy metal influences and struggles of the creative mind (dianepernet.typepad.com)
- Beauty at Jean Pierre Braganza Spring / Summer 2013 (fashionising.com)
Saturday, September 22, 2012
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Mixed-up prints, bright hues, and vertiginous shoes — so far there’s been so much eye candy on the streets of Milan that it’s hard to even know where to look. It also doesn’t hurt that some of the industry’s best-dressed players are all in attendance: Anna Dello Russo, Elisa Nalin, Kate Lanphear, Natalie Joos, Giovanna Battaglia, and more. Click through to peek the best styles of Milan Fashion Week, and be sure to check back soon — we’ll be adding more chic looks just as soon as they come in.
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Who: IssaWhat: A riot of color and explosion of a London Garden of Eden fashion prints on lust-worthy, super-swishy maxi dress, tiered smocks and caftans, garnished with oversize and extended Hawaiian princess style orchid bloom hair adornments and smacking hues of red, pink and purple on lips. You can’t get more tropical than this from Rio de Janeiro born fashion designer Daniella Helayel.
Highlight collection: The red, green and yellow toucan print maxi dress worn by model du jour, Jourdan Dunn. Read more…