Runway Reports

Runway Report: Cushnie et Ochs | New York Fall 2015 RTW

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Cushnie et Ochs Cushnie et Ochs sent curve conscious clothing down the runway. Their collection this year seemed to have a lot of elements from the 30’s and 70’s, which they translated into contemporary shapes. It was tailored and sleek yet feminine and flowing. Michele Ochs and Carly Cushnie manage to have a mix of really sinuous lines that accentuate the best part of women. The clothes are completely wearable. There are some items, which…

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Runway Report : Thom Browne | New York Fall 2015 RTW

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Thom Browne: New York Runway | Fall 2015 RTW Thom Browne’s latest fall 2015 collection brought Showtime’s Penny Dreadful to mind.  The late Victorian Era is often referred to as “The Cult of Mourning”.  This is due to the fact that Queen Victoria’s late husband Prince Albert was the love of her life and after his death, she spent the rest of her life, which spanned 4 more decades mourning him. This meant wearing all…

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Runway Report : Alexander Wang | New York Fall 2015 RTW

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Alexander Wang: New York Runway | Fall 2015 RTW “I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker colour.”   Wednesday Addams. One can’t help but think that if Wednesday Addams was a grown-up this is what she would look like in present day. Cool, powerful, mysterious, dark, interesting with a bit of Punk, Goth and Heavy-Metal all mixed up. I loved this show. I like to be transported, which Alexander Wang does through the uniformity of his…

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DOLCE & GABBANA SPRING 2015

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This Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015 collection looks like a modern-day version of the opera, Carmen. There were many glorious in-CARNATIONS from the Matador’s traditional bullfighting costume, as well as, literal carnations in a large part of the collection. The Matador theme echoed through out each piece of the collection from: jackets, to dresses, to skirts, to shorts. The collection moved to black dresses, which were so feminine and mostly see through, like a sexy…

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Julien Macdonald Spring 2015

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Julien Macdonald’s show was completely about the exquisite embroidery and details.  The patterns were reminiscent of tattoo themes such as: phoenixes, koi fish, flowers, water, fire, and air.  Most Asian tattoos are based off of Japanese 17th-century woodblock prints, in which each image signifies a trait. The koi is the fish of perseverance, phoenix is reincarnation, water represents strength & fluidity, and flowers- cherry blossoms represent youth. You get the picture! Symbolism in Fashion is…

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Antonio Berardi Spring 2015

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The Antonio Berardi Spring 2015 collection was like a great dream taking you through an abundance of emotions and leaving you wishing you didn’t wake up so soon! Berardi told a story through distinct vignettes; each illustrated differently through use of shape, color, pattern, and line. First came the dramatic and mysterious blue, black, and sage green, with a slight use of blush.  From the darker place, it transitioned into a brighter story, complementary of the…

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Ralph Lauren Collection Spring 2015

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It was Ralph Lauren, straight up, olives with a twist! Olive was Lauren’s neutral canvas in this collection; acting as a backdrop to let the pungently perfect hues of purple, hot pink, yellow and orange shine. Lauren’s signature cargo, jodhpur, and safari items were all taken to the most elegant level through use of suede, satin and silk, which made it very evening. Another stunning day-to-evening look included a black crewneck sweater topping off a…

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Tory Burch Spring 2015 RTW

Tory Burch Spring 2015 RTW

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Tory Burch’s collections are always a successful fine mix of ethnic patterns made into extremely feminine and interesting takes on classic shapes. The designer said that her inspiration for this collection was Françoise Gilot, who was an artist in her own right, as well as, a lover and muse of Pablo Picasso. Burch’s collection gives us a glimpse of a woman who is refined, on the move, and an independent spirit; she has a great…

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Sally LaPointe Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear

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The Sally LaPointe Spring 2015 Ready-to-Wear took very standard features for her collection and gave them a more modern touch by exaggerating their lines; the sleeves, hemlines, and necklines are flared, which give them a 3 dimensional shape. It conjured up medieval meets modern kimono. The skirts are an interesting bell-shape, which evokes a pin-up with a dramatic side ruffle, which facilitates movement. The hemlines on the tops and skirts are extended and squared, which…

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Halston Heritage Spring 2015 RTW

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Halston Heritage Spring 2015 RTW I think the last part of the name says it all. Miriam Webster defines heritage as “something that is transmitted by, or acquired from, the predecessor; a legacy and inheritance”. I think that the most recent Creative Director at Halston, Marie Mazelis, understands what the job of transmitting Roy Halston Frowick’s legacy entails. The shapes are modern interpretations of his most successful 70’s designs; this can be seen in the…

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