Marc Jacobs closed out New York Fashion Week yesterday -In all its beautiful silence on the last night of a gruelling NYFW spring summer that’s seen its share of the opposite – loud late night happenings are a thing here – the fashion show was both breathtaking and mystifying. What did the silence mean? What dreamed up these fantastical creatures? Jacobs made a run for it, leaving us with show notes that didn’t give much away. “The reimagining of Spring Summer seasons past somewhere beyond the urban landscape of New York City.” He was looking past the borders Western countries are so eager to protect these days, and recalling a time in fashion when inspiration was less limited.
The show represented the Torrid woman – bold, beautiful and badass with looks featuring the juxtaposition between hard and soft. Hard edge corsets and leather moto jackets topped flowy, feminine pieces for an unexpected contrast that encompasses the many sides of a woman. The collection was also peppered with signature, hand-painted elements. NYX Professional Makeup’s neutral palette and Redken’s loose waves enhanced each girls’ natural features, along with shimmering gold nails courtesy of Essie.
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“The collection is about art and expression—and the fusion of those two things. We also explored the idea that apparel should reflect the many sides of a woman—she’s never just one thing. The overall result is a juxtaposition between feminine and hard-edge artistry,” explained Torrid designers Liz Munoz and Kim Sippl.
The Torrid runway show also served as a showcase for the brand’s third annual Model Search competition, serving as the semi-final competitive round for the top 10 finalists. Selected by a panel of judges comprised of influencers and celebrities including designer and Project Runway winner Ashley Nell Tipton, celebrity makeup artist Pricilla Ono, and supermodel Candice Huffine. These finalists hit the runway before going on to the third and final round of competition, where the winner is chosen by Torrid friends and fans. These brave ladies who are seeking to earn the “Face of Torrid” title, along with a modeling contract and brand ambassador status are: Ashley Martin, Daquendra Elston, Haley Chapman, Haley Rudolph, Julia Rose Miller, Katrina Gumabao, Ruth Santiago, Sara Smith, Seairra Thompson and Sophia Ervin.
Claudia Li's Spring Summer 2018 collection explores the surrealism of childlike dreams. Teetering between the real and unreal, the collection draws to memory the playfulness and whimsical nature of a child's curiosity and their ability to boldly enter another world, despite the unknown lingering at the edges.
The play on shapes this season focuses on the organic. Light silks and jerseys are draped and brought together into hanging tulip and cocoon silhouettes, while cottons and denims provide a contrast with structured, boxy shapes. Oversized rain drop-shaped buttons accent tops and outerwear.
Referencing the colors of Akira Kurosawa's film Dreams, vibrant yellows, pinks and reds are joined by darker undertones such as deep blues and evergreens, adding a tinge of mystery. Original floral prints of goatsbeard and tulip are layered into the collection.
Claudia Li introduces the Kete bag - a leather flower basket shape featuring an inner drawstring silk pouch.
JULIANNA BASS UNVEILS SPRING / SUMMER 2018 COLLECTION WITH UNPRECEDENTED FASHION TECH DEVELOPMENT
Julianna Bass Spring / Summer 2018 collection centered on the concept of journeying to the future and the inherent emotional dichotomy that thus ensues: an anxious vulnerability as one leaves behind the familiar and progresses forward into the unknown, and yet an eagerness to get there and witness all of the magical advancements and innovations that have taken place.
To wit, Bass unveiled a cutting-edge "responsive garment" during her Spring / Summer 2018 fashion runway show. In partnership with LOOMIA, an innovative technology company that specializes in adding intelligence to everyday objects and the engineering masterminds behind the Zac Posen "Light" gown worn by Claire Danes to the 2016 MET Gala, Bass created two dresses that change colors. More specifically, in the areas designated by Bass's design, the dress's fabric shifted from one color to another thanks to thermochromic inks.
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ACTRESS KELLY RUTHERFORD, TV PERSONALITY KELLY BENSIMON, AND MISS UNIVERSE 2018 IRIS MITTENAERE, MISS USA KARA McCULLOUGH, MISS TEEN USA SOPHIA DOMIGUEZ-HEITHOFF SIT FRONT ROW AT SON JUNG WAN’S SPRING 2018 SHOW.
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SON JUNG WAN debuted her luxurious Spring/Summer 2018 collection inspired by “The French Riviera” which is on the Mediterranean coastline that starts from the southeast corner of France to the west. The bold looks included a playful mix of vivid colors, floral prints, and feminine silhouettes that captured the vivid color palette.
For its 11h return to New York Fashion Week, Noon By Noor debuted its Spring/Summer ’18 collection on Thursday, September 7th at Gallery III at Skylight Clarkson Sq.
Sitting front row were Kate Mara, wearing Noon By Noor’s Resort 2018 crisp clover green bell sleeve shirt and tailored trousers, Caitriona Balfe, in a statement rosebud embellished clover green skirt and rosebud shirt from Resort 2018. Seated alongside Caitriona was celebrity stylist Tara Swennen, and The Misshapes’s Leigh Lazark, who were both also wearing Noon By Noor Resort 2018. Top models to walk the show included Lina Hoss, Lia Pavlova and Odette Pavlova.
For Noon By Noor’s Spring/Summer 2018, designers Shaikha Noor Rashid Al Khalifa and Shaikha Haya Mohamed Al Khalifa drew inspiration from their home country, Bahrain, which is portrayed through the color palette of red and white, sketchbook print, embellishments and several silhouettes and shapes within the collection.“This collection was a testament to our brand’s versatility, which merges masculine shapes with timeless femininity.” said Shaikha Noor Al Khalifa.
Shaikha Haya Al Khalifa added that “This season has marked our first handbag collaboration. When we sat with Tyler and her team, we all felt that Tyler Ellis and Noon By Noor were a perfect match.”- Haya Al KhalifaSpring/Summer 2018 achieves a blend of masculine and feminine elements by exploring masculine shapes in wide leg trousers, tailored blazers, oversized shirts and knitwear while ruffles, pleats, billowing sleeve shapes and sheer fabrics attest to the collection’s femininity.The core color palette of red, soft white and rosebud pink is supported by black, as ladybug and large sketchbook floral print contribute to the all over textural pattern. Using signature techniques, the floral sketch is embellished on blazers, skirts and dresses. Pleated detailing offers clean minimal lines, and sheer cottons and silk fabrics present a modern take on Bahrain’s traditional silhouettes. Oversized tailored trousers are paired back with knitwear, offering classic mannish tailoring.This season’s collection also introduces cotton embroidered and printed t-shirts, quoting the words “Love” or “Wisdom” in Arabic script with its English translation featured on the back, which are styled with trousers and skirts.New for Spring/Summer 2018, Noon By Noor has collaborated with luxury L.A. based handbag designer Tyler Ellis to create a signature 10-piece capsule collection comprised of two styles a sleek Kelly Box and Lee Pouchet envelope clutch. Presenting its first handbag collection, Noon By Noor features a variety of luxe textures, fabrics and gold hardware
New York-based designer Bibhu Mohapatra showcased his Spring Summer 2018 collection at New York Fashion Week at Skylight Clarkson Square.The BIBHU MOHAPATRA Spring Summer 2018 collection draws inspiration from art and life in traditional Eastern Asia. Reflecting on the mysterious female samurai, the collection strikes a balance between seduction and strength – a power dynamic interpreted in geometric silhouettes and artful, embellished fabrics.“The role of the female samurai has, historically, been a battle of its own. She is always the exception and never the rule. Each piece has been designed to echo her extraordinary uniqueness through masterpieces of Japanese lace, sunburst pleated tulle, and silk mikado. There is war in art and there is art in war – this collection captures the vibrancy of it all,” explains Mohapatra.Rooted in conflict, the SS18 collection’s resolution is a synergistic mix of couture ready-to-wear and evening gowns. Highlights include necklines and drapework reminiscent of formal kimonos, geometrically inclined beadwork, and knotting inspired by Japanese Shibari – the artistic practice of bondage.
Mohapatra also collaborated with Christian Louboutin to customize two styles of shoes from the French luxury brand’s SS18 collection. Nosy, a pointy-toe pump, and Nosy Flat, a pointy-toe flat style combine two contrasting colors of leather with transparent PVC and floral lace accents. These sleek, ultra-feminine styles both reveal and conceal the foot, echoing the duality inherent to Mohapatra’s collection.For embellishments, Mohapatra collaborated with PreciosaGroup on fine crystals. “Preciosa is the perfect collaborator for us as we built this collection. Their product stands for incredible quality, refinement and modernity which enables me to take my collection from concept to realization.”Explicitly designed from head to toe, the BIBHU MOHAPATRA SS18 collection introduces the image of a self-actualized warrior.
The collection is divided into four separate stories under the same headline. The stories are strong enough to stand-alone, but they also make sense when they are united.
The main headline is ”Ethno Techno” and “The four elements” give name to each separate story: Water, Earth, Air and Fire.
Ethno Techno is a self-made expression that represents the contrasting mood of the traditional and the modern. When we say techno, we don’t necessarily mean 90ties rave music and neon colours, but we are using the word in the sense of something high tech and modern. Ethno refers to different ethnic national traditions. Typical African, South American or Japanese wardrobes, ornamentations or craftsmanship are gathered under the same umbrella and called Ethno.
Water is cool and calm and still very mysterious. The water collection kicks off the season and creates a balanced foundation, yet with many surprising news. The colours sand, denim and Bordeaux are used in mélange and striped woven linens that create the cool look of original work wear in a feminine interpretation. The prints are mainly based on traditional techniques as tie-dye and Ikat-weaving and they both have the look of something made from uid watercolours. The new technology is represented by new surfaces that resemble water with their shiny and compelling effect used in more unique and stand-alone pieces.
Earth is warm and embracing and captures a wider foundation of the collection in a mainly ethno feeling. Knitwear colours are strong and vivid and the jacquards and prints are full of powerful owers. Black and white stripes are a playful companion to all the owers. So are the graphic prints that interpret the earth seen from above, where landscapes and tulip elds are seen in a perspective far away.
The earth-colour “Prune” is a grey-brown colour that enriches the black and whites and has a calming effect on the strong colour tones. Lightweight linen/Viscose blends in uid shapes dominates this summers silhouettes and all styles and colours are easily mixes and matched.
Air is weightless and light and almost ying away in the wind. Silhouettes and techniques have an experimental twist where many new qualities keep the over-all feeling very rich.
The colours are mainly black, white and light sky-blue and dandelions and soap bubbles give inspiration to the prints. Different cotton qualities make this part of the col- lection a crisp add on to the other stories where the jacquard decorated with Moroccan tiles in tone in tone nude and green, adds new and quirky colours to the summer dresses.
Fire is erce, festive and uorescent. This part of the collection mainly serves the purpose of providing the right out ts for the many summer parties. It contains many dresses and extravagant styles in both sculptural shapes and very easy pieces for any summer event. The qualities are sand-washed silk, heavy viscose and cupro jersey - all qualities that drapes beautifully around the body and are very comfortable to wear on a hot summer day.
The Graphic mosaic print and the colourful masquerade print bring a warm ethno vibe to the collection, where the burning-edge print and the different nuances of red and orange underline the story of the re element.
In spring/summer 18 menswear collection, Hugo Boss’ Boss loosened things up and filled its nautical-themed collection with generously pleated trousers and wide-legged Bermuda shorts.
The brand championed a refreshing, modern, sharp and airy alternative to the kind of suiting with apparent urban element. Colors in eggshell, cream, pale dove, anthracite and icy blue evoked a coolly minimalist, urban feel, lest the odes to the sea become too quaint or twee. Suits were rendered in light linen with shorts in place of trousers, or in loose-fit nutmeg, or with top stitched piping, all worn with trainers. Locally branded initials H-B-N-Y were stamped on mesh duffel bags, bomber jackets and bucket hats.
What Ingo Wilts, the house’s chief officer, proposed in lieu was a collection that was as welcome as a sea breeze in July.
Embrace change and accept that there is a whole world beyond the grey suit. So far, so good.
New York, New York, July 11th, 2017 -- maverick fashion designer Nick Graham presented today his latest collection, entitled Atlantis at New York Fashion Week/Men’s. Inspired by the mythical continent and the ocean, the collection was further influenced from fashion in the 60’s and Graham used Donovan’s 1968 hit record “Atlantis” as the music for the show.
“When you hear the lyrics Donovan wrote in 1968, you realize the message was just as relevant then as it is now, but it is just as relevant as it was 2500 years ago when Plato first imagined it.”
The start of the show featured a 10 minute short film directed by Graham based upon the ocean with music from 16 year old composer, Truman Gaynes, adding to the overall experience.
"Even before the “Life On Mars” show, I was thinking of exploring the ocean, and not only our impact on it, but it’s impact and influence on us. The Atlantis show is really a metaphor within a fashion show. In many ways we are Atlantis and need to be cognizant of where we live and how we live here,” Graham has said.
The collection featured vibrant and subtle blues of the oceans, as well as a psychedelic array of colors inspired by the coral reefs. Continuing his trademark sense of bringing color and pattern to men’s clothing, the show was an explosion of bright colors in tailored clothing, shirting, and sportswear.
New York, NY - July 12th @ Skylight Clarkson Sq, Parke & Ronen turned up the heat with sexy male models strutting the runway as usual to celebrate its 20-year brand anniversary by unveiling its special Spring 2018 Menswear Collection.
Multi stripe sprinter swim trunk, pale blue linen sleeve shirt, grass green multi stripe cotton sleeve sweater with royal daisy print meridian bikini, blue multi stripe cotton cabana shirt with tangerine colorblock stripe corcovado swim brief, white stretch cotton twill skinny cargo short, all make up for the classical pieces that hit a sweet spot and create a relax and muscle meat feeling.
This season, the collection draws inspiration from the lyrics of John Denver’s song, Rocky Mountain High, with an emphasis on the lyrics “serenity of a clear blue mountain lake.” Nostalgic to the times of our youth when John Denver was ushering in pop-awareness of the earth, nature and unique beauty of Rocky Mountain summer’s led us to create a collection inspired by the idea of Americana as seen through rose colored lenses.
During these unsettling times in America, we’re asking what does a modern manifestation of that time look like for 2018 and beyond.