Posts Tagged: New York Fashion Week

J.Crew Fall 2013 | Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

While Moroccan themes have been at play for a while in both fashion and interiors, inspiration from a recent trip to Marrakech led head J.Crew women’s designer Frank Mora to spearhead one of the most appealing collections for the brand in seasons.…
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J. Mendel Fall 2013 | Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Unabashed luxury always marks the collections of J. Mendel. But this fall it’s a luxury with conspicuous contrasts – outerwear of sophisticated biker chic with layered lush opulence and evening looks of sleek simplified silhouettes with complicated craftsmanship. Here the extravagance of Indian broadtail is perfectly paired with trapunto leather panels in this uber chic hooded parka.…
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Jenny Packham Fall 2013 | Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Jenny Packham’s beautiful new collection is princess pretty – literally and figuratively. With elegant slim shapes and flowing silks and chiffon with sparkle aplenty, there were quite a few dresses that looked like they were made especially for holiday celebrations at the palace.…
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Naeem Khan Fall 2013 | Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

From the very first dress, it was clear that Naeem Khan is yet again red carpet ready. With a wide range of luxurious looks, Khan’s collection was ripe with lush luxe. Khan looked to both the sinuous lines of 1920s deco and the opulence of the Byzantine empire for inspiration.…
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Ralph Rucci Fall 2013 | Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

When explaining my set of photographs from the exquisite Chado Ralph Rucci show to my sister, she suggested entitling the post Rear Window. While I had an excellent second row seat, due to the facing lights in the pit, I couldn’t photograph the models as they walked toward me down the aisle but only as they passed.…
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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week | Badgley Mischka Spring 2013

It’s not surprising that at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, the Badgley Mischka team of Mark Badgley and James Mischka were inspired by the 1935 version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Legendary directory Max Reinhardt’s amazing Shakespearean fantasy with magical sets and costumes was one of the most visually spectacular of its time.…
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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week | Naeem Khan Spring 2013

At Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Naeem Khan‘s collections are, for me, perennial favorites. Their timeless glamour, elegant  embellishment and incredible craftsmanship make for covetable creations and this spring was no exception. Showing more daywear than usual, Khan’s inspiration came from “elemental beauty and cultural landscapes.” This imagery, from florals and geometric patterns to dessert sunsets and ocean surf, was then digitally translated into “prints, beading, threadwork and laser cut leather designs,” the latter an especially popular theme throughout the shows.…
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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week | Tory Burch Spring 2013

At Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, tt was a bright sunny day inside and out for the Tory Burch show at Avery Fisher hall. We all knew immediately what color was going to be the star of the show. Mercedes Benz Fashion Week After her fabulous fall show, channeling an interesting storyline for a sophisticated step up in her fashion profile, I wasn’t quite sure what direction she would take for spring.  …
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Wait For It – Spring 2013 From NYFW Continues

I came home from my final fashion week show feeling rather under the weather. So I will continue with my reviews of the Spring 2013 collections hopefully tomorrow but in the meantime, here’s a little peek of just some of what I saw on the runways.…
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Reem Acra at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

Reem Acra, in her show notes, cited Aaron Young’s famous motorcycle art as inspiration for her collection. His reductionist, raw, minimalistic work did not seem to me particularly compatible with Acra’s usual ultra feminine sensibilities. To her credit, however, she translated the artist’s work into trim, tailored silhouettes with an edgy attitude for expanded daywear, making a “compelling statement on modern femininity.” From literal laser cut leather motorcycle jacket Reem Acra to tailored dresses and ensembles with similar leather laser cut details, Reem Acra Acra added her spin to modern motorcycle chic.…
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