Africa, Diversity, Fashion, Trends / 01.08.2020

Change in the fashion industry is seldom, however reflecting the times we have seen an increase in racial diversity (however small) within the last year. The desire to discover African brands has never been so needed and is absolutely our biggest thrill. This is now an easy task particularly with social tools such as Instagram. Tongoro is from Senegal and was created by the talented beauty, Sarah Diouf. She is a Paris-born and Cote d'Ivoire-raised creative and she founded  her brand in 2016 in Dakar. She started Tongoro knowing that she wanted to empower local artisans while celebrating her African being through prints and...

Couture, Designer, Diversity, Fashion, Runway, Style, Tigerlily Hill, Trends / 27.01.2020

Elsa Schiaparelli history Italian. 1890–1973. Fashion Designer. Greatest rival, Coco Chanel. Regarded a prominent figures in fashion. Started with knitwear. Influenced by surrealist, Dali and Cocteau. Main client, actress MAY WEST. now Schiaparelli did not adapt to the changes in fashion following World War II and as a result her couture house closed in 1954. In 2007, Diego Della Valle acquired the brand and...

Designer, fashion, Fashion, Lifestyle, Photography, Runway, Tigerlily Hill, Trends / 27.08.2019

There was a time when you had to be invited to New York Fashion Week or find some clever way to get yourself in attendance at the well sought after shows/events. Some say it was a privilege. Technically, Fashion Week existed to serve those working in the fashion industry—buyers looking for new merchandise for their stores, magazine editors reporting on the trends, stylists pulling for their clients’ next big red carpet, and so on. But with every passing year, its audience grows wider. Through live-stream videos and Instagram Stories and other social sharing, there are more eyes on the shows than...

Designer, fashion, Runway, Tigerlily Hill, Trends / 10.06.2019

Erdem Moralioglu’s lookbook, with its eccentric “twinning” of models is the best visuals we’ve seen all year. The floral prints, billowy sleeves, and head-wraps all make up this intricate interim collection. The oversize bows, printed tights to match dresses, and the most wonderful polka dots are the delicate holiday dresses which reminds me of my paradise childhood dreams....

Couture, Designer, fashion, Lifestyle, Runway, Tigerlily Hill, Trends / 06.06.2019

Stephen Wong and Kirk Pickersgill used their Jamaican roots to create their resort 2020 collection. To try to articulate this show with words  will not do it justice. It is truly a revival of vibrancy, each piece livelier and more colorful than the last. It is structured, unstructured, voluminous and ruffled. Pure joy to see the offerings, to see the BOLD MAGIC!...

Designer, fashion, Runway, Tigerlily Hill, Trends / 05.06.2019

             Michael Kors Resort 2020 collection includes black. Groundbreaking:). Resort has never looked like this, but I love it. Besides that, this is a mult-layered collection which certainly could not be described as basic, the pieces clearly can be worn in nearly all seasons. These are ‘urbane’ clothes mixing embellishments, polka-dots, and ruffles. The stand out is that the tailoring is impeccable as usual and equally important is that this season (aside from the one piece swimsuit) is absolutely a beautiful mix of...

Designer, fashion, Fashion, Lifestyle, Runway, Tigerlily Hill, Trends / 27.05.2019

Robyn Rihanna Fenty moves to London?! We love it. Apparently for the last year she’s been working on this new line. As the CEO and artistic director, Rihanna will make history as the first black woman to head an LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy) brand. Her power and Instagram influence will probably be the key to her brand,  Fenty’s success. For those of us who follow her on social media we would’ve seen some of the clothes as she’s been wearing select pieces. The salmon pink suit with coordinating fanny pack is what we all want. The only way forward is for...

Designer, Fashion, Runway, Trends / 10.05.2019

  Nicolas Ghesquière recently posted on Instagram about the historic TWA Flight Center, he was impressed and so were we. LV!!! The terminal closed almost 20 years ago, but it still looms large in the public imagination. The producers of last year’s heist movie Ocean’s 8 staged a runway show in its sweeping lobby, and before that, it made an appearance in Steven Spielberg’s Catch Me If You Can. Next week, after a multiyear renovation, it will reopen as a hotel, complete with 500-plus rooms and an infinity pool. The...

Designer, Fashion, Runway, Trends / 08.05.2019

Does the show look over-styled? No! It’s pure inspiration and Prada is the final destination for signature pieces. This resort season, Miuccia Prada was in an understated mindset. Not many embellishments, she describes it as “it’s simplicity as a protest against too much. I’m sensitive to the political situation; it affects me.” Dear Miuccia, we feel you. I love that there were so many girls of color in the show. There was a lot of work with cotton, a varied level of peasant tops with smocking and handmade...