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In September of this year, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig presented their Spring 2014 Collection for their Marchesa brand during a runway show at the New York Public Library. The collection statement was ‘Playful curiosities come to life!’ and was interpreted as a fanciful collection of breathtaking evening wear in metallics, pastels and neutrals, not forgetting the classic black.
Greek fashion-designer Zina Glou chose to draw her inspiration from old Hollywood glamour and current trends for her zinaG Fall/Winter 2013-2014 Collection.
In September of this year, Michael Kors presented his Spring 2014 Collection at the Lincoln Centre in New York. Received by an enthusiastic audience, his range of clothes for men and women represented is unique vision of what constitutes a complete wardrobe for the well-dressed New Yorker, a classy contemporary look with a hint of mid-century glamour.
Global awareness of the talent of young Taiwanese designer, Jason Wu, came to light when Michelle Obama chose his stunning one shouldered white evening gown for her husband’s inauguration as President of the USA.
Historical department store in Paris, Le Bon Marché is dedicating all its ten windows to Louis Vuitton for the first time to host this very special collaboration. Heart-shaped shiny balloons, glossy cherries, neon-strip heart shapes and supersized peonies, we discover here another aspect of the cinematographer’s personality...
Earlier this month Fausto Puglisi held his first runway show for his own brand at the Palazzo Serbelloni in Milan. A unique vision of fashion with vividly opposing elements dominated the collection, a pairing of demure with daring in what Puglisi described as ‘Carolina Herrera meets Axl Rose’!
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez’s usually turn into travel for inspiring their collections. This season, however, the design duo found inspiration through “the warmth of domesticity”.
Unlike other designers who treat sheerness with some sort of vulgarity that make one feel exposed, Reed Krakoff references it in a way that is fluid and exudes lightness.
Marni’s collection for Fall/Winter 2013 was a hybrid of romance and austerity, a “new atmosphere” in the words of the house’s designer Consuelo Castiglioni. This antithesis was evident throughout the show’s monochromatic palette of strict, angular shapes softened by luxurious fur found anywhere from hemlines to stoles to gloves, bags and capelettes and boots.
Alexander Wang’s collection for Spring Summer 2014 was provocative, fun and witty and seemed more like a branding exercise for the designer. Wang was clearly highly influenced by his teenage years in the 90’s when the designers were all about logo-mania.