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

SS15: The Row’s Golden Sylphs

The Row’s ruminative show for SS15 delivered an angelic host of muses who were wrapped, draped, and loosely hung with the most exquisitely crafted silken robes. When I think of the fairy tale concept of being “spun from gold,” this collection is exactly what I imagine, complete with all of the magic inherent to that phrase. With an artful heavenliness at its core, and nary a hard edge to be found throughout, the collection still... Read More

SS15: Mara Hoffman’s Rainbow Vision

In the midst of the striving and trending and innovating of fashion week, sometimes we just need to give thanks for the color and vibrancy and sheer optimism of a designer like Mara Hoffman, who injects what seems to be something close to pure happiness into her collections from season to season. And true to form, her Spring 2015 collection brought yet another infusion of joy to our pleasure centers, while also stepping up the refinement of her offerings.... 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

Alexandre Herchcovitch: Peeling Back the Petals

Alexandre Herchcovitch‘s FW13 flower-themed collection, shown on Saturday in New York, seemed to mark a new level of clean sophistication and refinement of the Brazilian designer’s fantastic imagination. His prints were a pleasing combination of the graphic (black stripes) and the romantic (botanical imagery), which made for a magical and intellectually stimulating show that explored the anatomy and life cycle of flowers. Alexandre Herchcovitch’s... Read More

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