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

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

NYFW SS13: Rodarte’s Throne Game

The big story, of course, is that Rodarte brought out our inner fantasy/sci-fi fangirl this week for its Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Among those of us for whom Game of Thrones is always only a couple of conversation points away, it took just a few looks to get the wheels spinning. And then when Look 13 dropped with its pair of red wings, we gasped with recognition. “I knew it!” we exclaimed. “WHERE ARE MY DRAGONS?” Rodarte,... Read More

Fishbowl

Ohh, Mary…that woman just keeps on bringing it! Mary Katrantzou trotted out another winner collection for Spring 2012, rife with both the extravagant bloom of nature and the rampant excesses of humans. Her most interesting pieces located the point where the two meet to perform a weirdly unsettling dance – such as the below dress, wherein tin cans swoop in to mar a florid waterscape of brightly colored tropical fish and coral. Mary Katrantzou,... Read More

Irene in Wonderland

Tonight Chillin’ Productions continues to celebrate local artists, fashion designers and musicians with another talent-packed, stellar event at Mezzanine in San Francisco. Tonight’s event marks thirteen years of commitment to Bay Area talent on the part of Irene Hernandez-Feiks, producer of Chillin’ Productions, proprietor of Wonderland SF boutique and gallery, and resident queen of San Francisco’s independent art and fashion... Read More

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