SS15: Rodarte’s Sea Tales

Rodarte! How I’ve missed you! You’ve been here all along, sending interesting collections down the runways, but for a few seasons now I have awaited the sweet return of the type of rich and vibrant story that made me fall so deeply in love with you in the first place. I’ve waited patiently for your storylines to mesh inextricably once again with your essential gorgeously strange, unexpected aesthetic – and this season, Spring... Read More

Resort 15: The Row’s Elegant Rock Goddess

Though I’m enamored of nearly every collection that The Row creates, it can be difficult to find pieces to illustrate. The clothes are refined, perfect, beautiful…but usually quite subtle and understated. They are not necessarily designed for editorial – they are designed to be worn, in an oh-so-chic, luxurious, and comfortable manner, by those lucky enough to afford them. But Resort ’15 provided a unique opportunity to snatch... Read More

FW14: Marni’s Twisted Birds

Marni is one Milan show we always await with bated breath. Not always accessible and certainly not always pretty, Consuelo Castiglioni’s collections are nevertheless consistently packed with power, intellectual interest, and a different perspective on femininity. Like Prada, Marni often eschews sex appeal in favor of something more articulate, more thoughtful, more experimental – all of which is a welcome respite from the overt sexiness... Read More

FW14: Peter Pilotto’s Mountain Majesty

Peter Pilotto‘s Christopher de Vos and Peter Pilotto produced another swoon-worthy collection to salivate over for F/W 14. Overt themes included mountains, geometric colorblocking, balaclavaesque turtlenecks, and bejeweled separates. To me the models looked like a mountain-dwelling, gemstone mining, sacred geometry-observing subspecies. Peter Pilotto’s collections never seem to falter when it comes to richness of color, texture, and design.... Read More

FW14: Prabal Gurung’s Mustang Kingdom

Prabal Gurung’s FW14 collection seemed softer than usual, characterized by a more subtle color palette than we’ve come to expect from this lover of florid brights. This subtle grey and navy permeated a cozy queue of chunky patchworked knits complemented by wispy asymmetrical chiffon skirts – though a rich thread of persimmon/tangerine/candy apple red/bordeaux wove its way through the collection as well, reaching a crescendo with... Read More

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