fashion / 29.12.2015

Latin line, Sachin & Babi’s Pre-Fall lineup is captivating! The husband-and-wife Ahluwalia team's aesthetic is all blooms and flamenco flounces. Hand-painting, silhouetted blossoms, and embroidered all over with even more - so much traditional and flirtiness.The label is so charming, it's bound to have an appeal, it should do lots of sales; they've claimed it!...

fashion / 28.12.2015

The pieces are cosmic, the line I absolutely adore. Just perfect!TM showed the sweetest peach dress sequined among other silhouettes that channeled the season's familiar '70s vibe. I'm addicted to every one. There are seasonal showpieces—including a jumpsuit flossed in fringe!!! What more can I say. I love everything that a jumpsuit offers.I could have started talking accessories immediately,but I saved the best for last. They are beyond and will be worn and re-worn in months to come. All eyes on the 'frontline' sandals/flats. Modern, modern, modern. Two years have passed since the launch of TM's collection, the line remains unstoppable. Cult modern classics....

fashion / 28.12.2015

Reem Acra! She is so Hollywood conscious and we live for this. After all, whether it’s the Emmys or the upcoming Oscars, that’s where she is always highlighted; her looks outshine. But, says the designer, Pre-Fall is also “for the client,” which means that there was a mix of offerings here, ranging from cocktail pieces to those floor-length, camera flash–inducing gowns. The would-be red carpet numbers are predictably the best.There were champagne pink and lavender gowns with taffeta layers and Chantilly lace bustiers, dotted with flower appliqués. On the more skin-flaunting side, there was pretty naval-diving décolletage on a rose-color...

fashion / 28.10.2015

 Kim K West had major déjà when she attended the InStyle​ Awards in a floor-length, skintight, white gown and cape by Valentino. She's among the herd of celebs to go for the caped gown ensemble, a look that history proves always gives the wearer the FOCUS, for obvious reasons: the all-white color communicates confidence with a capital C (the kind possessed only by those who don't fear stains), and a floor length cape signals superhero-levels of boldness. Also, it looks really, really good.Take a closer look at Kim's outfit and see other members of the white cape dress superheroes....

fashion / 22.10.2015

Founders: Takeshi Kitazawa and Emiko Sato
Year established: 2009
Known for: Clean, cool, minimal street mode
Worn by: Part of the daily uniform of Tokyo’s most fashion-conscious girls 
Spring 2016 inspirations: The passage and distortion of time; hand-dyeing and fraying techniques....

fashion / 04.10.2015

Urban life is out, it's about being relaxed and perhaps putting your feet on the sand. Phoebe Philo is Céline. Philo rebuilt Céline by trusting her instincts, and by trusting that other women are tuned into the same wavelength. And now she’s getting more outspoken about it. “I am somebody who is interested in how clothes make us feel,” she said, “and in how we behave in different places. I thought, If you were traveling for a year, what would you need to take with you?”Where were her model-avatars heading? The space, constructed by FOS, a Danish installation artist, suggested something...

fashion / 25.09.2015

It's official, I'm obsessed with Proenza Schouler. They have achieved huge success with accessories for such a young brand, but the duo behind the label has never been known for having the same touch with shoes. Sure, Proenza’s footwear has been notable from time to time, but they’ve never had the sort of breakout hits that make shoe lovers flock to them season after season. Some people in the industry think that the shoes from the Proenza Schouler Spring 2014 runway show are set to be a turning point.Since bringing on hotshot American fashion investor Andrew Rosen, Proenza has sought...

fashion / 21.09.2015

I arrived in New York that Friday night only to hear that Riccardo Tisci’s 9/11 Givenchy show was contemplative, or at least set out to be; the good news was that it was totally open to the public. The bad news; I didn't attend. I got the scoop  though. That'll be a different post! On the hand a week later Marc Jacobs’s show was a vociferant, exuberant affair. Both got the public involved: It’s still hard to score access, but the shows are less and less an insular, insiders-only experience. Circumstance forced Jacobs out of his usual venue—sometimes the Army needs the...

fashion / 17.09.2015

West worked with performance artist Vanessa Beecroft for the second season going. Like last time, street-cast models mixed with professional ones, and Kylie Jenner, the designer’s sister-in-law, put in a cameo. Unlike last time, West and Beecroft made the military metaphor literal, enlisting real drill sergeants who called out formations. Platinum-blond, fair-skinned models came first and marched to the end of the runway to pose for pictures. As the show progressed, the clothes shaded from beiges and taupes to browns and blacks, and the models’ hair and skin tone got darker, with the darkest models and clothing coming last. At...