"I hope that when a woman sees another woman in our clothes, or comes to our fashion show and sees a woman on the runway in our clothes, she can look at that woman and say “Look at that model on the runway, I really want to be that woman and I can be that woman.” If I accomplish both of those then I think that I sort of won the game." -Adam Lippes
" I seek to work in a rigorous yet balanced fashion. Balance is the basis for my creativity—soft/tailored, sexy/strict, rich/pure. " - Alexandre Vauthier
In honor of American Football, I had to cover the super Dope Alexandre Vauthier collection!
No need for lots of accessories, the students did the job!
Inspired by sports, he turned an everyday football practice into a High Fashion Photo shoot! His look book was Filled with Sequins, Bold Colors, sophisticated styling, and Tailored looks!
What Is fun about Alexandre is even though he is a Couture based designer, he still put his couture twists on his silhouettes. (Like attaching the comberbun to the red slightly drop crotch tuxedo pants.)
Alexandre Vauthier is the definition of Sporty Chic!
"Every day I feel like I have a moment where I’m like, I can’t do this. But I think that moment when you get a little scared is also the moment where you tried something different — the sign of a good place to be. And sometimes I almost try to get a little nervous about something because maybe you’re going to cross the line and make something really great." - Rachel Comey
First thing First! This is my all time favorite LookBook! The colors in the clothing pop so beautifully with the bare setting in the background.
Rachel Comey gave us a youthful 2015 Resort collection that hits the mark of Urban, Vintage with of course high fashion. Rachel wasn't afraid to make Powerful silhouettes that could be portrayed as too masculine and instead turned it into something so beautiful and effortless. She put all my favorite things together, Denim, Florals, unique Prints, and bright Colors.
Comey always stays true to herself which makes this line even more special!
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“All of our designs—you can pull them over your head, you can wash them, and they can go in the dryer. It’s an effortless kind of styling.” - Jenna
I would never guess Ace & Jig started in 2010, viewing this well made Spring 2014 RTW collection. Designers Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson met September 10, 2001.
"Through the years, we worked together at different jobs and had a design team that moved with us. We got married around the same time, we were each other's bridesmaids, we had kids around the same time- it's kind of awesome," Cary says " We lived together for a while, and when we didn't live together, we lived two blocks from each other in East Village," Jenna adds. " Now we both live in Brooklyn."
There are two very special things about Ace & Jig. One being (Ace & Jig) are the initials of their first born children Alice an James. Two is the use of custom made cotton textiles to create comfortable, yet beautiful silhouettes, and patterns, like the checkered top for instance.
At first glance you would think these clothes could only be worn in a casual setting. BUT you would be wrong! ;) The way this line was constructed untailored or not, each individual piece can be styled up or down per occasion!
As you can see reading my blog, I have a Serious LOVE for prints in Spring/Summer! Antonio Marras took my love to a whole nother level!
This is Antonio Marras Pre-Season Milan Spring 2013 Resort Collection.
Marras inspiration was 1980's, he was looking at design group Memphis this season. Design Group Memphis is an Itiallian design and architecture group started by Ettore Scottass that designs Post Modern furniture, fabrics, ceramics, glass, and metal objects. (Christian Dior used them as inspiration for there 2011-2012 Fall/Winter collection)
Antonio is such a fun designer. As the former Artistic Director for Kenzo he definitely knows how to use prints to make unique designs. His Pre-Season collection was no exception. From his personal line, this has to be my favorite collection! What i loved the most was the combination of sharp prints, light fabrics, Chunky Wedges, and splashes of color. Simply amazing .
"I wanted my designs to express two distinct and opposing sides of women, the strong and independent side alongside the fragile and ephemeral side.” -Mug
G.V.G.V (GrapeVine, GrapeVine)
There is nothing i love more than Women in Menswear. Designer Mug helped my fantasy's come true. GrapeVine's Japan collection is feminine with an androgynous edge..
This is G.V.G.V's answer to high-end American sportswear. The inspiration for the Spring 2013 collection was retro happy go lucky Japan. It Reminds me of the 1950's beatnik style with a modern futuristic twist, with the pastel floral prints, high necklines, Striped shirts, over sized sweaters, pencil skirts and skinny pants.
The collections concept was Utopia Paradise & Entomology(The Scientific Study of Insects). Not insects from Japan, but from a Tropical rain forest. Manly It reflects the rhinoceros beetle. You know a runway show is successful when you leave with an image stuck in your head. Watching This show gave me an image of a garden through an insects eyes. We definitely see the "Insectopia" theme with the devil-horned hair, abstract patterns, iridescent fabrics, unzipped beetle winged leather jacket, and cool futuristic dragon fly sunglasses.
The platform creeper shoes, vibrant and bold colors made the collection inherently Tokyo style.
Feel free to take a look at my Favorite looks from the 41 piece Collection
Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'
One Thing I Love about Chris Benz is that nothing he designs is basic or ordinary. The way he uses colors, textures, and prints is amazing.
Benz was inspired by a zombie apocalypse and while the inspiration may not be clear Benz expressed . "I wanted it to be pretty in an off-putting way,"
Personally i think he achieved that Goal. The lean lines and unusual layering choices definitely made me fall in love!!
I am absolutely obsessed with Benz's Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear Show. Feel free to scroll down and take a look at some of my favorite pieces from the 46 look collection.