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