Let Them Wear Neon! Bright Baubles at Lulu Frost’s Baroque-Inspired S/S 2014 Presentation

Models bedecked in Lulu Frost's newest designs
Models show off Lulu Frost’s newest designs.

The theme was Neon Baroque at last night’s Lulu Frost Spring/Summer 2014 presentation, with stoic jewelry models draped in layers of bright baubles and glitzy chains, and dressed as modern day versions of Marie Antoinette. Continue reading “Let Them Wear Neon! Bright Baubles at Lulu Frost’s Baroque-Inspired S/S 2014 Presentation”

Bali Hai: Island-Friendly Looks Unite WHIT’s S/S 2014 Collection

Clockwise from top: designer Whitney Pozgay;  WHIT S/S 2014 collection; the designer with models wearing her newest looks.
Clockwise from top: WHIT’s Whitney Pozgay; the S/S 2014 collection; the designer flanked by models showing off her Bali-inspired collection.

Fashion designer Whitney Pozgay’s looks for WHIT’s S/S 2014 collection are characterized by playful mix-and-match prints and jungle florals. The collection is an ode to the island of Bali and, fittingly, the stage for today’s presentation was Banchet, a flower shop in Chelsea. Continue reading “Bali Hai: Island-Friendly Looks Unite WHIT’s S/S 2014 Collection”

Jenny Packham Packs a Punch

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This morning, at her Autumn/Winter 2012  runway show, British designer Jenny Packham displayed her edgier side, surprising New York’s fashion elite with striking, silky silhouettes evocative of those worn by 1940s silver-screen glamazons. The confidently draped gowns, each one enlivened with shimmering beads, flowing chiffon, or antique lace, exhibit a newfound strength and attitude in Packham’s designs which coincides with her recent catapult to success. I wonder if this means Duchess Catherine of Cambridge—one of Packham’s most famous admirers—will be adopting a slightly more assertive style herself?

Marchesa Makes Waves at New York Fashion Week

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After nearly five years of beautiful yet snoozy presentations, Marchesa founders Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig have finally breathed life into their models, taking them off pedestals and sending them strutting down the catwalk for the first time. The designers could not have picked a better way to showcase their Spring 2012 collection, a line inspired by a 19th century Ilya Repin painting of an underwater kingdom. The result was an undulating sea of tulle, organza, silk, and embroidery which glistened and rippled with the models’ every move.

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