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

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

Shine Bright Like A…Well, You Know.

Save your aluminum foil for spring, ladies – it’s time for some high shine. The metallics that are gracing the runways of New York and London thus far this fashion season are bright and more blindingly Reflektor than Arcade Fire’s new single. Below are some strong examples from New York (other gilded beauties showed up at Anna Sui, Reem Acra, Rodarte, Sass & Bide, Assembly, Creatures of Comfort, Tocca, and many more). From left:... 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

Red Valentino’s Gingerbread Cottage

“About noon they saw a pretty sn0w-white bird sitting on a bough, and singing so sweetly that they stopped to listen. And when he had finished the bird spread his wings and flew before them, and they followed after him until they came to a little house, and the bird perched on the roof, and when they came nearer they saw that the house was built of bread, and roofed with cakes; and the window was of transparent sugar.” Grimm’s Household... Read More

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