February 22, 2013 § 1 Comment
This month marked the beginning of stressed out editors, interns steaming sample dresses and everyone trying to catch the Instagram-approved shot of the runway. That’s right, fashion month is upon us once again!
February 7 was the start of New York Fashion Week, what I call the weakest week of the four – albeit the most sellable. But there were a handful of Fall/Winter 2013 collections that I thought were quite unique and internationally appealing.
Check out my top 4 picks from NYFW below:
4. Cushnie et Ochs
I’ve been keeping my eye on this young label for a few seasons now, and Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs of Cushnie et Ochs presented a refreshingly cheeky collection for the Fall season. The show opened with a clinical white structured tank and flip skirt, a great start of a well-tailored and downright sexy collection. From the thigh-high slits, swingy skirts and a standout mint-c0lored vinyl secretary dress, the collection combined the sexy librarian and flirty schoolgirl into looks that injected some playfulness that NYFW was lacking.
3. Diesel Black Gold
Being a fan of the classic Rock n’ Roll look, I was excited to see it interpreted in a modern way that was so downtown New York. I loved the play on texture: embossed leather, gunmetal studs on the jackets and resin-treated wool pants. The spark of the badass vibe that Diesel’s collection had was appreciated. People who usually associate Diesel with the mall version, which is more suited to guidos, will now see the label in a more high-end lens. There is no doubt the items will sell quickly – every editor will be coveting that perfect leather jacket.
February 20, 2012 § 1 Comment
I reviewed my favorite collections (from nine through six) earlier, and now I present to you my top five collections from Fall ’12 New York Fashion Week!
Here we go!
5. Alexander Wang
It has been interesting to see how Wang has turned his brand from a downtown secret to a worldwide phenomenon. But this transition has not been easy, as Wang seemed to have lost his street-inspired edge. But his F/W collection reflected a hint of his past aesthetic, with its utilitarian theme and risky fabric use.
4. Theyskens’ Theory
This brand brings it season after season with seriously cool and city-ready pieces that any girl would kill to have in her wardrobe. This season’s collections adds a bit of glam with its glizty tops and metallic threads. It is very contemporary but in no way commercial; buyers will definitely eat this collection up!
February 20, 2012 § 2 Comments
This year’s Fall NYFW (unexpectedly) blew my mind! There were many collections that I was in awe of, from my regular favorites to a few surprises. I could not simply pick one favorite.
So instead of choosing my usual top four, I have a list of my top nine shows!
9. Kimberly Ovitz
With the current “Girl With The Dragon Tattoo” craze, many have begun to associate darker, Gothic-inspired looks with Lisbeth Salander. But Kimberly Ovitz’s FW show was in its own individual element. The looks were very tough-girl chic; I would not want to mess with this clan of all-black wearing girls!
8. Cushnie et Ochs
With its clean cutouts, slivers of silver zippers and peek-a-boo slits, this collection definitely mastered a surgeon-like precision to tailoring. The looks are dangerously sexy but still elegant. The colors also packed a fun punch!
January 23, 2012 § Leave a comment
According to New York Magazine, the CFDA and the British Fashion Council have (finally) come to an agreement for fashion week!
Both NYC and London’s fashion week dates will be moved up by one week. New York Fashion Week will be from September 6 to 13, and London Fashion Week from September 14 to 18.
With these new dates, Milan will get the dates they wanted – from September 18 to 25, making Paris Fashion Week from September 25 to October 2.
Sounds good to me!
Hopefully with this new agreement, Milan can stop complaining…
Photo Courtesy: Style.com
December 15, 2011 § 3 Comments
Milan proposed an agreement for New York stating that they should cut their fashion week by a day so that editors could make it to the London menswear shows. There was one catch – Paris had to agree to these changes.
It turns out that they had their own agenda which rules out Milan’s proposal! The Chambre Syndicale just released their 2013-2014 dates, which sees their spring shows beginning a week earlier than the suggested October 2 date. This just makes everything all the more complicated.
Didier Grumbach, president of the Chambre Syndicale said:
“It was perfectly open and clear and very obvious that our members could not accept this…We fall at the end of the calendar. All of the member houses agreed that this would make them very late in taking orders, which in turn would be penalizing for deliveries. It’s an industrial reason you are a manufacturer, you need your orders early.
Who wants to be penalized? It doesn’t make sense. We have had lots of meetings about pushing Paris show dates earlier as many brands really want that.”
Well CFDA president Diane Von Furstenburg had something to say about that, counteracting:
“I don’t understand why Paris completely and totally just ignored what all of us have worked so hard on. I am speechless.”
It turns out that Mario Bosselli of Milan’s Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana (who started this madness in the first place) was not going to budge, telling WWD:
“One thing is sure: it’s unthinkable for Milan and Paris to overlap. We were very clear, we tried to find a solution, but we didn’t succeed. We were going to move if Paris was also moving. As Paris is not moving, we won’t either. Perhaps the only way out would be for the Americans to reduce their fashion week to seven days, as nine days is too long, and start a couple of days after Labor Day.”
Will they ever work it out before the Spring 2013 shows? Who knows…
December 7, 2011 § 1 Comment
The CFDA has finally come to an agreement with Milan, after Milan’s Italian fashion authorities had proposed to shorten New York Fashion Week.
The have agreed to (as per request by Milan) to push NYFW a week back for Sept. 2012; shows will now run from Sept. 6-13.
But there is always a catch! The CFDA has also refused to give in to all of Milan’s requests by rejecting Milan’s proposal to eliminating the last day of NYFW.
Read on after the jump to see what the 2013 Fashion Week schedule will look like if Milan finally compromises!