Once again, amfAR’s generationCURE Holiday Party NYC was a huge success. The evening’s event took place at the swank Standard Hotel, Top of The Standard during Giving Tuesday to kick off the holiday season with style. The event raised a grand total of $67,778.33 for HIV/AIDS research. Contributing to the night’s outstanding soirée were incredible performances by The Dolls and DJ Elle Dee. Microsoft added whimsy into the mix with their Winter Wonderland photo booth and a raffle that featured fabulous prizes such as a $2500 BVLGARI gift card. Event Chairs The Man Repeller Leandra Medine, Barry’s Bootcamp NYC Joey Gonzalez, Stripes & Sequins Grace Atwood, IMG Models Worldwide Emerson Barth, Andrew Jenks, Daniel Kelleghen, Christian Siriano and Natalie Suarez were all in attendance showing support for the night’s grand festivities. To learn more about amfAR, amfAR generationCURE or to donate to help further HIV/AIDS research visit their site at www.amfar.org.
After four years out of the limelight as the head of his own house, as well as Christian Dior, John Galliano made a very triumphant return Monday night with his first “Artisanal” collection for Maison Margiela.
As Galliano purists held their breath for the debut of his new collection, we were pleasantly surprised to see garments that held Galliano’s classic penchant for grandeur and elegance. A collection filled with Jacquard platforms, feathered headdresses, embroidered and brocard coats was proof positive that Mr. Galliano hasn’t lost his talent for couture wear. For more information on the collection visit http://www.maisonmargiela.com/ .
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The crescent city of New Orleans is known for it’s Cajun food, jazz music, and voodoo. Not many people know that it has a burgeoning scene of talented painters, sculptors, and even fashion designers.
This past November I got the chance to view a show at the inaugural “Southern Coalition of Fashion & Design” fashion week in New Orleans. The designer Courtney Marse ,started out in a field one wouldn’t necessarily correlate with fashion, graphic design. When speaking with the young designer, she said that her transition into the fashion world was a “slow progression” she began working with fabrics a few years ago and then began experimenting with digital textile printing. I asked about her fashion influences and she cited that the brand “tibi” with their high end effortless style, was one of her favorites. Continue reading Courtney Marse
Cynthia Rowley has been doing the modish-sportif thing for years. But this season she decided to break out her running pants and rash guards into a full-blown fitness category. At her Tuesday presentation the designer separated the activewear looks from the ready-to-wear, rather than mixing them together as she has in the past. “It’s about making fitness pretty instead of making pretty sporty,” she said of the line, which includes a fetching metallic bike helmet, black leggings with “Cynthia Rowley” scrolled up the side in gold, and a pair of scalloped running shorts. Big silhouette this season was cropped kick flares, which would work as well with a pair of athletic slides as they did with Rowley’s high-heel mules. Indeed, it was obvious that, although they may now be separate, the two lines go very much hand in hand. Continue reading Cynthia Rowley Spring Summer 2015
What better way to say something nice than with flowers? For Spring/Summer 2015, Desigual and the recognized French fashion designer Christian Lacroix, have magnified this timeless tradition by giving bouquets to all the women in the world with their new “Happy Casual” Collection. Inspired by nature’s flora and fauna, this season presents a colorful, multicultural bouquet. A cool Mediterranean spirit combined with South African motifs; classic English garden blooms meet the Iberian Peninsula’s landscape; and a western countryside is influenced by sweeping European geometry. Continue reading Desigual “Say Something Nice” SS15 Collection
In his debut for Perry Ellis, Michael Maccari excels the American icon with the brand’s main collection paired with sophisticated play of fabrics, color, pattern and layers. Inspired by his environment, New York City’s architectural grids, linear elements along with the work of artist Sean Scully and his repetitive stripe sequences and bold colors, Mr. Maccari invited a fresh view on timeless dressing and layering. Unexpected fabrics and bold, playful patterns cue a new “uniform” and introduce a new take on wear-to-work wear. Performance textiles dressed up and alternatively refined dress fabrics were shown in active silhouettes. In a nod to the brand’s namesake, refreshing patterns, black-and-white graphics, tonal checker-boards and bold striping will punctuate the collection. In this newest offering from Perry Ellis, Mr. Maccari introduces athletic layers, fresh details and a glazed, modern palette to create an honest approach to blending active and sportswear. Continue reading Perry Ellis Spring/Summer 2015 Collection
Inspired by the elegant lines of French Art Deco’s Ruhlmann, Catherine Malandrino presented clean and graphic shapes for Fall 2013. A soft, yet graphic celebration of geometric shapes and craftsmanship manifested throughout this luxurious and elegant collection. Elongated silhouettes were illustrated by funnel-neck collared coats, mid-calf pencil skirts and glove sleeves in a blend of leather, cashmere knits, rubberized wool and double silk satin crepe. Elegant and sophisticated, these were classically beautiful pieces that have become the staple of the Malandrino brand.
WHIT’s Fall 2013 Collection inspired by romantic themes, emphasizes a young dreamy Marianne Faithfull. Following a bright and colorful Spring collection, Fall/Winter focuses more on darker palate with a refreshing play on plaids, paisleys and animal prints. Metallic coated wools and colored shearlings are paired with moodier hues of ruby, forest green and deep rich blues. The collection features calf-hair accessories and painterly prints by WHIT’s friend and muse, artist Jemme Aldridge. Continue reading WHIT NY MBFW AW13