The minimalism of the previous seasons are truly a thing of the past. Spring 2016 couture was truly decadent in nature. Even the most bland of garments had a little something extra going on. Many garments had low cut necklines, pajama dressing is still in, and flouncy chiffon and lace are still a favorite with extra beading in the mix.
Georgine SS 15 brings the 70s glam to New York Fashion Week! The sparkles and shine are a trend that is popping up on many runways this season and it is a fun trend I can get behind. The candy wrapper disco glam look reminds me of the Studio 54 era fashions that you would see on Diana Ross or Bianca Jagger ( who was part of the inspiration for this collection). They also remind me of fashion stylist Catherine Baba– a personal style icon of mind.
Apparently the “Looks were accessorized with mink tote bags and beach towels as well as leather clutches in the shape of surfboards in collaboration with Max Steiner Design.” Cute! Cute! Cute! Cute! Cute! I am loving the trends that we are seeing so far. I wonder what the next three fashion weeks will have in store for us. Photos from Georgine.
Photo from D. Auxilly
D. Auxilly For All Women Holiday Collection has just launched, and it is hot, hot, hot! The clothes range in size from 0-20 and in price from $98-$398. You have probably seen one of these dresses before, but had no clue who designed them. Auxilly dresses have been worn by Nicky Minaj, Trina, Brandy Norwood, Dawn Richards, Kelly Choi , Kelly Rowland, and Angela Simmons. D. Auxilly has been seen in Seventeen.com, Zink, Vogue Italia, and I can see why.
By now I’m sure you’ve heard the news that Patrick Robinson is out at The Gap. Most people were shocked to hear it but not surprised as the designer had never found his groove at one of the world’s most famous mall chains.
Robinson started out as a fashion phenomenon in the mid-nineties after graduating from The Parsons School of Design in New York City. He worked for Paco Rabanne, Perry Ellis, Anne Klein and Giorgio Armani (where he managed to make the line profitable and popular). He then went on to become a member of both the CFDA and Vogue’s 100 Rising Stars. He is also married to Vogue’s Virgina Smith.
Requiem was a pretty solid collection of 17 pieces. This was another one of the chic Parisian ladylike collections with all dresses and skirts. No pants allowed! The fabrics were great except for the construction on few pieces seemed stiff and a little puckered. Maybe it was the way the model was standing. I don’t know, but I could definitely see some of the pieces on the modern woman.
This is one of my favorite Stella McCartney collections in a long time. They colors reminded me of the Tropics. I really like the blue/brown combination. The fabrics, the patterns on the fabrics, and the ruffles were amazing. Silk! Silk! Silk! The whole collection was very flirty and fun.
Viktor and Rolf was one big OHHHH EMMMM GEEEE moment for me with every piece they put out. It really was a collection of ruffles. They were everywhere. I saw ruffles on the pants, ruffles on the skirts, ruffles on the jackets. Then they had this huge dresses and jackets that had holes and shapes cut out of the ruffles. Viktor and Rolf’s construction and genius never cease to amaze me because they are just extremely well done. I don’t know who is going to wear these pieces but they all look crazy good.
Photos from Style.com.