New York Fashion Week Recap

Fall 2014 fashion week is almost over, and what a beautiful run it has been. Some incredible collections have hit the runways, ans waves of amazing new trends are bound to hit the streets. Asymmetry, fur in unexpected places, mismatched patterns.. I’m very excited to see what the next few months hold.

BCBG Max Azria

With new age color blocking and fur in unexpected places, BCBG holds true to its wearable high fashion nature and creates a collection that is body conscious in a new way. With virtually no fitted pieces, this collection accents the woman wearing it by leaving a little to the imagination.

Charlotte Ronson

A mix of modern hippie, rockabilly and slightly punk styles, Charlotte Ronson’s collection is on ode to the future, inspired by years past. The sort of dark meets light feel of this collection is evident through sheer layering and black on black looks that seem new in the context of the show.

Jill Stuart

Reminiscent of Saint Laurent of seasons past,  Jill Stuart was the perfect mix of structure and sex appeal. Both extremes made their appearance on the runway, from daring netted dresses that left little to the imagination, to oversize boxy coats that hit the lower calf. No matter how covered up the women were, they always looked sultry and seductive; an ode to the idea that sometimes more is less and less is more.

Rebecca Minkoff

By pairing pieces in innovative ways, Rebecca Minkoff has created a street style collection that is attainable and lust worthy. The sort of easy breezy looks we would all love to live in, Minkoff has a penchant for effortless downtown style. Details like thick beanies and sheer paneling in unexpected places help to create a collection that is both memorable and wearable.

ICB

With a neutral color pallet and many differing aesthetics woven throughout the collection, ICB’s show is one for the insatiable woman who lives life on the edge. Whether inspired by a more structural and origami style piece, or a leather tracksuit style, there is easily something to suit everyone’s desire throughout this show. This collection weaves together interesting silhouettes and darker themes to form the perfect fashion week web; high fashion and macabre in all its glory.

All photos courtesy of style.com.

More to come,

Nammaste

Gabriela

ICB Pre- Fall 2014 Collection Review

There’s something effortless about silhouettes that help shroud you in mystery. The not so simple task of wearing something that is sexy but still leaves enough to the imagination is taunting, but is definitely worthy of the effort. ICB’s pre- fall collection is a noteworthy mix of structured leather, color blocked pieces and thigh and ankle skimming bottoms in the perfect neutral color scheme. Not only is this collection perfect for the woman who appreciates an effortless edge to each of her looks, it’s also for the woman who knows her style like the back of her hand; this collection is easy, effortless, simple and so wearable that it is almost a joke. The tight graphic prints and punches of red throughout create the perfect city slick mix and help to style the woman who loves her style as fierce and original as she is. This collection creates the perfect potion for sexiness, edge and the perfect pinch of mystery.

All photos courtesy of style.com

What do you wear when you want to feel mysterious and sexy?

XXX

Gabriela

 

 

 

 

 

 

ICB Spring 2014 RTW Collection Review

It’s classic Prabal Gurung style to send models down the runway wearing exactly what we want for Spring. Clean lines in a medley of blue, white and black tease the senses from the very start  of the show. Holographic silver, ripe reds and jade greens keep the minimalist collection interesting; whether it’s a drop waist dress, a low riding pant and a crop top or a futuristic take on the peplume, there was always a new perspective to the trend that’s been going on and on. Pearly pinks, baby  blues and dove grays also added to the softly structured shirts and shorts. Even though the pieces weren’t completely “structured”, the shape of each piece accented the model who wore it perfectly by draping to accentuate her body instead of just conforming to it. After seasons and seasons of punk ideals and culture trickling into fashion, it’s refreshing and new to see clean lines, soft colors and a “less is more” mentality. The perfect juxtaposition to the fall runways, if this season is anything like this collection, we’re set for the best Spring to date.

All photos courtesy of style.com

What do you love about this season?

Namaste,

Gabriela Loaine