• Dena Silver | September 4, 2014

    Dannijo Spring 2015

    When packing for a road trip, there are a few essentials: good tunes, a few snacks, some luggage overstuffed with essential threads, and a whole lot of jewelry. That was the tune that Dannijo was after for their Spring 2015 presentation, where they presented their sparkling baubles on mods decked out in vintage denim shorts,

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  • Paige Reddinger | July 11, 2014

    Vionnet Couture Fall 2014

    For Hussein Chalayan‘s demi-couture show chez Vionnet, pleating was the premise for most of the collection, which was comprised almost entirely of evening gowns. They had the same technical arty flair for which Chalayan’s designs have come to be known. Take, for instance, a navy blue strapless organza gown with subtle hints of white piping

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  • Dena Silver | July 11, 2014

    Viktor & Rolf Couture Fall 2014

    There was a singular theme for Viktor & Rolf’s Fall showing: red. So yes, the set, the runway, the clothes, and the accessories were all in coordinating hues of red. But the meaning behind the show was much deeper than just a color obsession. After all, this is Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren we’re talking about.

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | July 10, 2014

    Elie Saab Couture Fall 2014

    If anyone can do Couture with aplomb, with an uberloyal clientele of fangirls, and with no elaborate detail spared, it’s Elie Saab. His Couture getups for Fall were par for the unapologetically ornate course, rife with both buttery pastel hues (a couple of pinky shades; plenty of blue, from cornflower to a rich midnight navy)

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  • Dena Silver | July 10, 2014

    Maison Martin Margiela Couture Fall 2014

    Continuity between collections isn’t always a hallmark of the Couture offerings. But it goes without saying that the Fall 2014 couture collection from Maison Martin Margiela nearly seamlessly emerged from Spring’s offerings. The most telling sign of this pattern was look 15, which combined patchwork, heavy beading, and tattoo-esque designs, all in one dress. Those three details were

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  • Paige Reddinger | July 10, 2014

    Valentino Couture Fall 2014

    Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli‘s designs for Valentino tend to look like they’ve leapt off the canvases of history’s greatest artists, and this season’s Couture showing was no exception. Absolutely beautiful pre-Raphaelite inspired clothing floated down the runway. Some pieces took inspiration from Roman togas and were worn with gladiator sandals (all of which

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  • Paige Reddinger | July 9, 2014

    Chanel Couture Fall 2014

    Le Courbusier and concrete. Those were the themes swirling inside Karl Lagerfeld‘s head when creating this season’s Chanel Couture looks. In terms of the setting, the result was much more pared down from his previous extravagances like a full-blown supermarket or art gallery. The backdrop featured two faux fireplaces and a pair of decorative mirrors

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  • Dena Silver | July 9, 2014

    Ulyana Sergeenko Couture Fall 2014

    For Fall, Ulyana Sergeenko strayed from her easy-going Russian lore, instead debuting a stark, strong collection with more than just a few political undertones. She took inspiration from the former Soviet Union, weaving in her own feminine and sexy details. So how did she make her political statement? That would start with look one, which included a

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  • Paige Reddinger | July 8, 2014

    Dior Couture Fall 2014

    Raf Simons’ Couture latest spanned centuries. While designers are always referencing other eras, Simons packed in several time periods of inspiration into one show, from 18th century court costumes and Edwardian coats to ’20s flappers and NASA astronaut jumpsuits. It was, of course, another stellar showing from Simons, who is constantly proving he can come up

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  • Dena Silver | July 8, 2014

    Giambattista Valli Couture Fall 2014

    Perhaps you’ve seen the images by now, splashed across Instagram and Twitter, of Giambattista Valli‘s finale of ruffled couture gowns in tropical hues, topped off with round shades and a chic white turban-esque topper. An overdose of Old Hollywood glamour? Anything but. The collection was a refresher course on what couture should be: a smattering of simple,

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  • Paige Reddinger | July 7, 2014

    Schiaparelli Couture Fall 2014

    Since reviving the house of Schiaparelli, Marco Zanini has been spicing up the couture runways by bringing his wild interpretation of Elsa Schiaparelli’s quirky style, which was often influenced by surrealist artists Salvador Dali and Alberto Giacometti. One of Elsa “Schiap” Schiaparelli’s most famous designs was her 1969 white gown, featuring a giant red lobster

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  • Dena Silver | July 7, 2014

    Atelier Versace Couture Fall 2014

    Atelier Versace kicked off the Couture season yesterday, and Donatella Versace‘s latest was seeped in glamour, but that of a tailored sort. Her first look was a woolen rounded shoulder jacket paired with a wrap skirt that was fairly subdued, save for a panel of sheer boning at the waist. This subtle nod to the art of tailoring

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  • Dena Silver | June 24, 2014

    Haute Hippie Resort 2015

    For the jet setter with a penchant for all things boho, the latest Resort designs from Trish Wescoat Pound at Haute Hippie are perfect for packing in a suitcase and taking on the world. Filled with a sense of wanderlust and borrowing from cultures across the globe, there’s plenty to take in here. To start off, the colors set

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  • Alexandra Ilyashov | June 17, 2014

    Karolina Zmarlak Resort 2015

    For Resort, up-and-comer Karolina Zmarlak kept it clean, polished, and sophisticated. In a simple and understated color palette, she offered up plenty of must-have pieces: a super chic graphic T shirt dress with a tassel hem, a heavy, short sleeved silk jacket, and a knit, draped jacket with a waist tie. And then there was the poncho,

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  • Dena Silver | June 16, 2014

    Vera Wang Resort 2015

    She might be known for artfully crafting tons of lacy white wedding gowns, but Vera Wang proved via her Resort showing that she knows how to create a dark, brooding collection with equal aplomb. It was pretty clear from look one—a tiered tulle dress in a dark floral print, paired with a coordinating floor-length vest and

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  • Paige Reddinger | June 16, 2014

    Milly Resort 2015

    Michelle Smith debuted a sexily cool collection for Resort this season, and it’s bound to have clients clamoring for key pieces like a pair of high-waisted wide leg elongating trousers, see-through pencil and flare skirts, and an array of crop tops in solids and colorful prints. Some of the crop tops came paired with high-waisted, pleated shorts,

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  • Paige Reddinger | June 13, 2014

    Vionnet Resort 2015

    Goga Ashkenazi‘s resort collection for Vionnet this season was all about the fusion of nature and tech. The veiny wings of dragonflies served as the inspiration for most of the patterns throughout the collection. The insect-centric motif cropped up on pieces like a long white halter neck evening gown with an asymmetrical hemline made from

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  • Dena Silver | June 13, 2014

    Zac Posen Resort 2015

    As Zac Posen continues his quest towards establishing himself in the separates realm, he’s taken a bit of personal inspiration: himself. During a preview of his resort collection, he admitted to editors that the shape of the nude pant in look deux was the exact same of the slightly flared pants he’s often seen sporting. The

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  • Dena Silver | June 13, 2014

    Rebecca Taylor Resort 2015

    Rebecca Taylor’s latest 17-piece offering is an exercise in the sweet spot between laid-back and chicly put-together. Which is exactly what one would expect from a collection that was created for the jet set type who lives between suitcases. Just don’t confuse laid-back with messy; while the hems might have been uneven and the shapes a

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  • Dena Silver | June 12, 2014

    Cynthia Rowley Resort 2015

    Fitness buffs, take note: Cynthia Rowley’s latest creations are just as appropriate for a session with a personal trainer as they are for an evening on the town. But why so sporty? “You see people mindlessly putting on their black or grey leggings with sneakers, and they don’t really think ‘Can these be prettier?'” the designer

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