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New York Spring 2013 Top 5 Shows


New York was great this year. Between collections of 1960’s glamour and innovative silhouettes and prints came covetable, wearable clothes. These 5 shows I have chosen as my favorite was a hard choice considering the extremely successful collections each designer delivered. Strong trends came through right from the start and the New York Fashion Week hype buzzed around the city better then ever before!

Alexander Wang

Spring 2013

Altuzarra

Spring 2013

Marc Jacobs

Spring 2013

Proenza Schouler

Spring 2013

Calvin Klein

Spring 2013

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Autumn/Winter 2012 Top Trends


With the stores loading in their Autumn/Winter stock and the weather turning sour, here’s my pick of Fall’s hottest (well coldest) trends…

The Trouser Suit

Prada

Blue

Stella McCartney

Wide Leg Leather Trousers

Proenza Schouler

Oriental

Dries Van Noten

Tangerine

Haider Ackermann

Gothic Romanticism

Gucci

Puffer Jackets

Peter Pilotto

Oversized Silhouettes

Jil Sander

1960’s Print

Miu Miu

Over Embellishment

Lanvin

Avant Garde

Alexander McQueen

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Get Ahead Of The Trend


Ladies, it’s ‘in’ for 2013 and you have to have it! Denim has been popping up all over the Resort 2013 collections, from Proenza Schouler’s new denim line to Derek Lam’s jumpsuit. Straight leg, wide leg, skinny and even flared; you name it they have it. The hard part? Choosing!

Derek Lam Resort 2013

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Fashion’s Future Force


As we embrace the new generation of fashion, talented and inspiring designer duo’s takeover the (fashion) world!

Proenza Schouler

Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez

Preen

Thea Bregazzi and Justin Thornton

Rodarte

Kate and Laura Mulleavy

Pier Paolo Piccioli and Maria Grazia Chiuri

Meadham Kirchhoff

Edward Meadham and Benjamin Krichhoff

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The ‘New’ Coat


I spot a trend! Wine leather coats seem to be next seasons star buy already.

Alexander Wang

Tommy Hilfiger

Proenza Schouler

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New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 – Top 5 Shows


New York Fashion Week (NYFW) took an unexpected turn this time. Instead of the established designers taking over the spotlight, it was all about the up-and-coming (with the exception of Marc Jacobs and Alex Wang of course). From Rodarte’s Australian dream, Proenza Schouler’s collection of protection, Altuzarra’s traveling warrior, Alexander Wang’s monochrome magic and Marc Jacobs’ fantasy of reality, this week certainly delivered a wide range of variety but with an overall tough edge. Here are some of my favorite looks from my pick of NYFW’s top 5 designers:

Marc Jacobs

Alexander Wang

Altuzarra

Proenza Schouler

Rodarte

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Spring/Summer 2012 Trend Report


It’s time for the Trend Report. Here is the best of the trends you’ll be wearing for Spring/Summer 2012. This season Designers seemed to be inspired by what is happening around them, from sports wear (The London Olympics) to 1920’s glamour (the re-make of The Great Gatsby film) and everything in between. Originality and individuality also proved to be on designer’s minds from tribal wear to a 1950’s housewife, it’s time to make up your own mind.

Pastels

Louis Vuitton

Peplum Waist

Jason Wu

Bandeau Tops

Proenza Schouler

1950’s Housewife

Marni

Tribal

Donna Karan

PVC

Marc Jacobs

Modern 1920’s

Gucci

Satin

Haider Ackermann

Pleated Skirts

Celine

Floral

Valentino

Sportswear

Alexander Wang

Cowboy Boots

Marc Jacobs

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 – Top 5 Shows


Oscar De La Renta – Mr. De La Renta really went for the wow factor this season. Opening his couture-like show with yellow, green and red ball gowns was nothing but trés allure.

Oscar De La Renta

Rodarte – With Vincent Van Gough’s painting’s splashed across the dresses in print, it created quite a fascinating colour palette. And there is nothing more glamorous than that.

Rodarte

Proenza Schouler – For Spring, the Proenza Schouler show had quite a handmade feel to it. Each look better than the next, revealing simple silhouettes and styles in a wide range of toned down colours and prints.

Proenza Schouler

Marc Jacobs – Western girls mixed with sportswear? I think I like it! Master showman Marc Jacobs did not dissappoint with his fringed edges, plastic and oversized sequined collection. So will the biggest fashion rumour come true? Will Marc Jacobs take over the helm of Dior? I certainly hope so.

Marc Jacobs

Jason Wu – At Jason Wu, it felt like the models were stepping out of a ballerina’s boudoir and into the real world. With a great use of colour from candy floss pink to lime green, Wu impressed the fashion folk with another wonderfully wearable collection.

Jason Wu

Roll on London!

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CFDA Awards 2011


The time for the annual CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) awards has come. The sun beaming down the red (or shall i say purple) carpet made this event look much more glamourous. Here are the nominies and winners of the evening.

WOMENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Marc Jacobs

Winner: Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler

MENSWEAR DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Michael Bastian
Patrik Ervell
Simon Spurr

Winner: Michael Bastian

ACCESSORY DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
Alexander Wang
Jack McCollough & Lazaro Hernandez for Proenza Schouler
Reed Krakoff

Winner: Alexander Wang

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR WOMENSWEAR
Joseph Altuzarra
Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen
Prabal Gurung

Winner: Prabal Gurung

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR MENSWEAR
Alexander Wang
Phillip Lim
Robert Geller

Winner: Robert Geller

SWAROVSKI AWARD FOR ACCESSORY DESIGN
Alejandro Ingelmo
Eddie Borgo
Jason Wu
Pamela Love

Winner: Eddie Borgo

NTERNATIONAL AWARD
Phoebe Philo for Celine

MEDIA AWARD, given in honor of Eugenia Sheppard
Hilary Alexander

FOUNDERS AWARD, given in honor of Eleanor Lambert, the CFDA’s founder
Hal Rubenstein

FASHION ICON AWARD
Lady Gaga

GEOFFREY BEENE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
Marc Jacobs

BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ SPECIAL TRIBUTE
Arthur Elgort

And now some photos!

Steven Kolb and DVF (president of CFDA)

Anna Wintour and fashion designer Haider Ackermann

Grace Coddington

Michael Kors, Miranda Kerr and Ashley Greene

Phoebe Philo and Kanye West

Zac Posen and Sessilee Lopez

Lady Gaga

Marc Jacobs and Sofia Coppola

Linda Fargo

Daphne Guinness and Olivier Theyskens

Proenza Schouler's Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez.

Michelle Harper

Alexander Wang and Iris Apfel

Robert Geller, Eddie Borgo and Prabal Gurung

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