My final post on NYFW is a mini-round-up of my top three collections from the entire season. Everyone knows my heart beats for Mara Hoffman, but aren’t you curious to see who the other two are? Yes, you’re on the edge of your seat! Of course they must contain flowing fabrics, a bit of glitz and boho-chic.
Nothing floors me like strong-yet-feminine silhouettes garnished with metallic bead-work and the occasional floor sweeping goddess-worthy skirt. These three have all of these mouth watering qualities, and then some.
Mara Hoffman (See Full Collection)
Jenny Packham (See Full Collection)
Sass & Bide (See Full Collection)
And that, my petunias, ends my coverage of New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014. What a beautiful season!
It’s so tempting to hibernate during the winter, but when you think about it, it’s the one time of year when you can pile on the layers, the shimmer, the luxe, and the alpaca wool… and parade through the city like you’re an Ice Cage rendition of Cleopatra. Viva Fall & Winter fashion!
I haven’t slept in 2 weeks, so I’m going to do that.
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The last show I attended at Lincoln Center this season was FTL Moda + ART HEARTS FASHION, presented by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. The show’s dual purpose promoted the connection between fashion and philanthropy and supports the next generation of young designers, all while promoting AIDS awareness.
The Italian designer line-up included Kokler and Silkskin heading up ready-to-wear, followed by Giada Curti, Jamal Taslaq, and Gianni Tolentino‘s eveningwear. The finale, during which my camera inconveniently died, showcased Haute Couture designer Nino Lettieri. Some of my favorite looks from the show are below.
As London Fashion Week surges forward, I’m chugging green tea and wrapping up the last of my New York Fashion Week coverage. It was an inspiring season, and despite the snow mounds and precipitation, I got the feeling that the fashion crowd were in good spirits. Maybe it was the technicolor outerwear, or the random snowman someone built outside Lincoln Center on the final day of shows?
Concept Korea is one of my favorite shows, combining Korea’s up and coming talent in one epic showcase of craftsmanship and creativity. This season the collections included KAAL E. Sukatae, Choi Boko, Beyond Closet by Tae Yong, and Big Park.
The show opened with a modern dance performance, and then KAAL E. Suktae’s 90s-inspired collection, featuring epic wide-brimmed hats reminiscent of traditional Korean gat. Choi Boko’s collection was inspired by the designer’s memory of a woman in a white coat, that morphed each time he recollected it over the years. Beyond Closet was inspired by the designer’s time in the Korean military, featuring soldiers “off duty” in casual, but tailored ensembles. Finally, Big Park presented a rather aggressive, highly stylized collection of bold high-contrast colors and strong silhouettes, accented with hip hop inspired styling.
Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥ Whatever your relationship status, I hope your day is bursting with love and fizzy, delicious pink drinks. Even if you don’t have a date, V-day is the perfect excuse to deck out your apartment and invite some friends over for a totally sweet afternoon.
Erin and I whipped up an amazing raspberry cocktail to share with you—one that tastes just as good without alcohol as it does with. Also, I should confess, this recipe was all Erin. I just photographed her making magic and enjoyed the outcome. ;}
Raspberry Kiss Valentine’s Day Cocktail
♥ Mull 6 raspberries with 1 teaspoon of raw sugar (and blow a kiss in there for good measure).
♥ Spoon into shaker with 3 large ice cubes, 2 oz of grapefruit juice and 1.5 oz of raspberry vodka (we used Absolut Raspberri). Shake shake shake!
♥ Once shaken, pour over heart-shaped ice. Top with a cap of seltzer, and serve with dark chocolate and raspberries.
♥ Makes one serving. For an extra kick, squeeze in some fresh grapefruit!
If you’ve been in the market for a flawless color palette for your next soiree (or your spring wardrobe), soak in the gorgeous hues of Noon by Noor FW14. The rich lilacs, bright spring yellows and mint greens are dazzling in the company of vibrant navy, electric violet and jet black. See some of my favorite looks below, and watch the whole show here.
I love a good color scheme. I’ve always felt a real challenge coming up with combinations that are as arresting as this when planning room decor or even designing a dress. I’ll be keeping this one on file for inspiration!
P.S. I have a special Valentine’s Day treat for you tomorrow… stay tuned!