On Monday, February 11th, at Cipriani’s 42nd Street, Dennis Basso debuted its Fall/Winter 2019 collection at New York Fashion Week.
The inspiration for this collection is the “New York City Girl.” I think women around the world all have a desire to be a New York City woman. This allows her to experiment with fashion from high to low with a feeling of freedom, strength, and independence. The original New York City girl is our own statue of liberty that represents this woman from casual days to gala evenings. Our New York City woman never allows the clothes to wear here; she wears the clothes.
The silhouettes include haberdashery coats and jackets with feminine touches. Fabrics include cashmere, fox, sable, mink, chinchilla, shearling, dutchess satin, wool jacquard, mohair, and faux fur. After-five dresses and evening gowns have hand embellished flowers, beaded embroidery, animal print, metallic finishes, feathers, and hand pleating. Classic silhouettes include form-fitting gowns and strapless bodices with ball gown skirts. The color palette for this season is daffodil, café, aubergine, faded pink, and rose gold.
“My vision for my New York City girl is for her to select pieces from the collection, experiment, have fun, and enjoy her fashion freedom.”
(New York, September 6, 2018) –Tadashi Shoji, debuted its Spring/Summer 2019 Collection at New York Fashion Week at Spring Studios –Gallery 1.
Look ahead –and up. Somewhere, something beautiful is waiting to be discovered. Spring 2019 is inspired by going to space and the feeling of hope, because the future is bright and star-filled.
Galaxies –mysterious and captivating –underscore the collection’s vibe. Glossy finishes andchrome sheens play up sensual cutouts and figure-skimming draping. Sequins glitter like liquefied jewels. They drip down like sleek silhouettes and sculpt sexy shapes.
Colors blend from darkness to vivid darkness, reflecting the Milky Way’s enchanting nebulous glow. A red-iron ombre, coated with clear paillettes, creates multi-dimensional shimmer. Venus, aptly named after the goddess of love, burns the brightest with her grace, charm and beauty. Gowns enjoy a natural ease and ethereal prettiness, evident in blouson waists, Watteau trains, and cosmos-printed chiffon.
This season’s Pamella Roland collection is inspired by the tranquil, colorful scenery and architecture of Bali. We wanted to channel the aura of the island using color, textures, and embroideries, while staying true to our customer. Bold and soft colors are used to represent the water and wildlife found on the island. Sleek angles and lines in silhouettes represent Bali’s modern architecture, while ornate embroidery and fabric manipulation is employed to emulate Bali’s traditional elements.
The collection is comprised of simple and complex silhouettes, each fashioned with exquisite fabrics including stretch crepe and pleated tulle, as well as a fresh take on a 3D floral jacquard. Pamella Roland Spring 19 embroideries include 3D cut feather flowers, colorful ostrich feathers, ombré signature sequins, and mixed-element embellishments. The color palette balances the bold with the subdued, allowing the collection to be worn at any event all over the globe.
Bahrain is yet again Noon By Noor’s source of inspiration, this time for the Spring/Summer 2019 collection, designed by Noor Rashid Al Khalifa & Haya Mohamed Al Khalifa.
The palette of dusty tones, Sand, Pink Sand and Blue Haze are derived from the landscape of dunes, sea and sky. These shades work back to a core of clean Optic White and Black. Colors work as tone on tone in the textural 'Palm' print as well as the second print, a delicate hand drawn stripe, offered in a combination of two opposing color ways.
Silhouettes are influenced by traditional Middle Eastern costume, which also inspires the manipulation of printed lines around the body. Easier pieces are cut with movement and have planes of striped cloth, tucked and folded to offer distorted optical patterns.
Fabrications give depth to the collection through natural fiber qualities, and texture is created with surfaces broken with stripe weaves, mini pleats, accent Dobby weaves and undulating fringes. The palm leaf is taken as a symbolic motif from the island and is interpreted in the use of sunray pleating in tops, skirts and dresses, all contributing to a flow in movement.
Embellishments also echo the leaf frond and are worked as a literal motif in tone on tone thread-work, or traditional 'Pitta' work, in Metallic Bronze. Styling pays tribute to the masculine and feminine, by contrasting clean mannish tailoring and separates worn back to drape, offering fullness and movement.
Epitomising effortless elegance, the Ralph & Russo Autumn/Winter 2018 Prêt-à-Porter collection presents an adaptable offering for the modern woman and her multifaceted lifestyle.
Comprised of thirty-five looks, the second Prêt-à-Porter collection explores plongé leather separates, multi-use biker jackets, and off-the-shoulder gowns; in addition to asymmetric knits and open fronted cascading bouquet skirts, which feature as key silhouettes.
This season’s color palette is derived from minerals: shimmering ice-pastels, flashes of mirrored gold, and traces of hyper-glossed jet black. Contrasting textures can also be found throughout as feminine smoky pink cashmere turtlenecks oppose oversized houndstooth outerwear, whilst liquid double satin silk tuxedos and crunchy metallic leather skirts ensure our cosmopolitan muse knows no bounds.
Bespoke debossed buttons highlight the house codes of traditionalism and creativity, offset by rubberized leather details heeding to adventure.
Free-spirited yet bold, the Ralph & Russo woman is equipped to encounter the farthest corners of this world.