A few weeks ago I got to meet the designer behind the men's brand Ernest Alexander. It's sort of weird when I think about the fact that I've been following his growth since I was back home in the Carolinas and then I got to meet him but, such is life. We talked about his personal brand expansion, the changing menswear scene and even a little about SoHo.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Saturday, March 8, 2014
Awww, cummere copy cat; you're my puppet, you know I love it
I practically gushed over the Fall 2014 collection from Louis Vuitton; I'm still gushing to be quite frank. Nicolas Ghesquiere has that effect on people though, and for his debut as the new Supreme residing at the house of Vuitton, I should have expected it.
If there was one nail that Ghesquiere hammered home in this first collection, it was in silhouette. Offering only a handful of pant options, Nicolas pulled the waists of mini A-line skirt wearing models tight and while one could wax and wane about how this could be an allusion to the approach the designer is set to take at the house -- everyone remarked at how sensible both the collection and venue were in comparison to Vuitton presentations of yester-season -- it took the mind of one Matthew Schneier to point out what the resulting sihouette had an uncanny resemblance to: an upside down V.
And having taken into account the shapes of one of my favorite but generally overlooked components of the collection -- the earrings -- it's quite remarkable how subversive the designer can be with a brand that's basically made it's bread and butter on its monogram.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
To end London Fashion Week, the red carpet set turned up at the Elle Style Awards in Central London. Tom Ford, having just shown his Fall 2014 collection with it's sequined jersey dresses, looked positively smug and rightfully so. Check out more looks on StyleBlazer.
See more of my clips here.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Lupita Nyong'o in the perfect green Christian Dior Haute Couture gown at the BAFTAs just shimmering with a slight mohawk. More BAFTA best dressed looks.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Who Is The New Supreme?
To the sound of Jessica Lange's monotonous and ominous-to-some-while-soothing-to-others voice, models stomped out the long trek of the Marc Jacobs Fall 2014 runway. With 70s lines and silhouettes by way of bellbottom trousers and deep v-necklines, and a muted palette of pale blues, mauves and even taupe, Marc Jacobs presented his first collection since leaving the house of Louis Vuitton.
Hurtling towards an impending IPO offering, the designer and his still LVMH-owned brand served up a renewed interest, incorporating his new accessories collection as well as colors from his new beauty lines and even throwing a silent curveball, calling on Kardashian-Klan member Kendall Jenner to model for the show. Happy days are indeed here again.
They say it takes three seasons for you to hit your stride at fashion week and if that's the case, bring on September. For the Fall 2014 season of New York Fashion Week I switched up outlets, nixed the constant Instagrams and attended a curated list of 20-something shows, down from last season's 30+, resulting in 20 show reviews and a scattering of designer/celebrity interviews. It was a gradual move towards quality over quantity.
And while I wouldn't have minded a few more menswear shows thrown into my mix, what a season it was.
Suno - designer quote
Alexandre Herchcovitch - designer quote
Vivienne Tam - Ty Hunter quote
Patrik Ervell - designer quote
Zang Toi - Cynthia Bailey quote