Christian Dior is still in search of a definitive head designer after John Galliano’s unceremonious departure last fall. Bill Gaytten has taken the reins during this transitional time, and seems to have suggested safe, refined, elegance for Spring 2012. Waves aren’t always needed to wow the crowd, so waves weren’t provided. Gorgeous jackets slightly nipped Continue Reading
If you’re not in Paris to take in Kanye West’s Parisian Fashion Show in person, take heart. NowFashion.com will be streaming the show live at 9:30 Paris time (3:30 EST/12:30PST): Click here for the lowdown. Rumor has it Jay-Z and Beyonce will be in the building. Can’t wait!
Gold, black, white, and denim dominated Olivier Rousteing’s first runway collection for Balmain, with ornate gilded thread cast on bodices of fringe lined jackets and embroidered cocktails. Though Balmain is typically known for its exceedingly tarty minis, hole ridden t-shirts, and ripped denim shorts (pegged for the party hardy elitist set), Spring 2012 brought a Continue Reading
So Paris has been hectic! In addition to temporarily losing my suitcase, I’ve also had a full plate of shows, including Manish Arora, Sharon Wauchob, Rue du Mail, and more. Today while on the circuit, I stopped the following fashionisto, and asked for his picture: Gregory Ambroisine, the Editor-in-Chief of the new magazine Ground Zero, Continue Reading
Dries Van Nonten celebrates nature’s perennial resurrection for Spring 2012 with images of sprawling mountainscapes, hazy, saturated rainforests, and bursts of exploded floral print. Trading last spring’s pervasive color blocking with pattern blocking, charcoal line drawings are interrupted by vibrant panels of bubbling brooks and blooming buds. Textured solids in black, white, and navy blue Continue Reading
So today is the last day of Milan Fashion Week! Tomorrow I’ll be headed to Paris for the last leg of the stylish whirlwind that is Fashion Month. Every season gets better in good old Italy, and every season a few more invitations tumble my way. This weekend, after attending the Emporio Armani and Just Continue Reading
Moschino designer Rosella Jardini looked to Spanish culture to inspire the brand’s Spring 2012 collection, evoking flamenco dancers and bull fighters in each look. Almost literal adaptations of historical costumes were modernized with the addition of embroidery, sequins, patches, and varying hem lengths. The brand’s signature bright colors were on high, as were look-at-me toreador Continue Reading
Donatella Versace took to the ocean to inspire her Spring 2012 collection, painting seashells, starfish, seahorses, and fish on a series of dresses and chic separates. Blacks and whites set the foundation, as muted blues, purples, greens, and yellows played on seaworthy patterns. Stud embellishments brought select garments to life, either dotting bodices or peppering Continue Reading