Runway

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  • hachem | February 10, 2014

    NYFW Fall 2014: DKNY, Thakoon, Lela Rose, Porsche Design

    DKNY: Though the big elephant in the room is the anniversary of Donna Karan's namesake label turing 30 this year, let's not forget her cool sister DKNY who turned a mere 25 in September. This year, DKNY showed that New Yorkers (in their words) have "a zillion sides, and so does their style." The collection mixed things up with street style showing a whopping 55 looks that went by...

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  • hachem | February 10, 2014

    NYFW Fall 2014: Diane von Furstenberg, Edun, Victoria Beckham, Opening Ceremony

    Diane von Furstenberg: Prints aplenty! For DvF’s 40th anniversary, she homed in on her classic signatures, like her iconic wrap dress, boho-chic gowns, and a kaleidoscope of patterns. It was a dizzying array of Diane’s greatest hits that have turned her business into a blockbuster. The show closed in a splendor of short gold cocktail dresses, like a toast to her shining career.

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  • hachem | February 9, 2014

    NYFW Fall 2014: Alexander Wang, Mara Hoffman, Altuzarra, Tanya Taylor

    (NEW YORK) Alexander Wang Chicly equipped for the elements, Wang’s urbane latest was a slick parade of pitch-perfect toppers in cocoon, anorak, and puffer iterations, over-the-knee black boots soled in white, and exaggeratedly chunky knits. Chevron stripes and mountain landscapes in jarring shades of chartreuse, cobalt, and violet accented the noir, grey, and navies that ruled the sleek collection, as did fluoro orange and green zippers. The encore? Dark, embossed...

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  • hachem | February 9, 2014

    NYFW Fall 2014: Hervé Léger, Tibi, Christian Siriano, Rebecca Taylor

    Hervé Léger: The audience that filtered into the tents for the Hervé Léger show proved to be like a walking advertisement for the brand. There was one bandage dress after the other, in all the hues of the rainbow. The runway told a different story though. Of course there were bandage dresses, but they were spruced up with cage-like seams and corsets that skimmed body-conscious shapes, some finished off...

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  • hachem | February 9, 2014

    NYFW Fall 2014: Rag & Bone, Nicole Miller, Rebecca Minkoff, Helmut Lang

    Rag & Bone Waiting outside in the cold outside a show is not an ideal situation for the fashion flock, but for Rag & Bone, a few sacrifices need to be made. Once entry was granted, there was a prize for all that waited: branded baggies of mini donuts and a spiked cider. Clearly the latter was the winner for this camp. With their snacks in hand, the audience settled...

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  • hachem | February 9, 2014

    NYFW Fall 2014: Jason Wu, Suno, Coach, BCBG

    Jason Wu: Few things say power quite like kicking off a show with Adriana Lima in a strong black suit and a sheer sparkly top. That’s the high-impact route Jason Wu went, and the collection that followed continued on the same route, packing one punch after another. There was a coat shot through with belts, zippers and fur in all directions, and the sum of the parts somehow worked...

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  • hachem | February 8, 2014

    NYFW Fall 2014: Peter Som, Erin Fetherston, Tess Giberson, Creatures of the Wind, Zimmermann

    Peter Som: What do you get when you mix a '60s go-go girl and a tech-adoring millennial? Peter Som’s Fall wares. Rocking a deep side part, the collection started with a head of slept-in tresses and continued with the rest of the outfits, like look une: a belted pea coat in cobalt that errs on the side of classic, aside from an unfinished hem. That same cobalt made...

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  • hachem | February 7, 2014

    NYFW Fall 2014: Duckie Brown, Jay Godfrey, Raoul, Marissa Webb

    Duckie Brown The iconic men’s label Duckie Brown may have delved into womenswear for Fall 2014, but that doesn’t mean they simply threw girls into clothes made for boys. Rather, there were ladylike looks with a twist of masculine power: a flimsy silk skirt was topped with a dark bomber jacket and a pair of midnight blue evening trousers brought to a casual level with a grey layered silk tee...

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  • hachem | February 7, 2014

    NYFW Fall 2014: Tadashi Shoji, Houghton, Whit, Tome

    Tadashi Shoji: Always one to celebrate the beauty of the feminine figure, Fall 2014 was no exception for red carpet favorite Tadashi Shoji, whose front row included Alyssa Milano and Katrina Bowden. This collection was a literal world apart from Shoji’s recent showings. Previous seasons saw heavy Asian influences, while this season he mused on a slightly more western locale. Specifically, Moorish architecture as seen in Marrakesh’s Mamounia Hotel...

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  • hachem | February 6, 2014

    NYFW Fall 2014: Josie Natori, Veronica Beard, Lisa Perry, Tia Cibani, Organic by John Patrick

    Josie Natori: Modern, structural, voluminous—to put it plainly, Josie Natori’s Fall 2014 offerings were large and in charge. Natori’s women were more powerful, commanding, and edgier than ever before. She played with layers, stacking monochromatic separates like tailored tunics over cropped trousers. New fabric technologies like outerwear in thick bonded wool and hand-cut 3D embellishment allowed for more structural shapes and provided a polished finishing touch. Natori’s inspiration, the...

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  • hachem | January 23, 2014

    Haute Couture Spring 2014: Valentino

    Valentino: The setting for Valentino’s Spring Couture show may have been in Paris’ Hôtel de Salomon Rothschild, but the interior transported show-goers into a steamy jungle, via Rome. The set was created by Maurizio Varamo, who details the scenery for the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma, setting the stage for the flurry of opera-inspired looks crafted by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli.

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  • hachem | January 23, 2014

    Haute Couture Spring 2014: Viktor & Rolf

    Viktor & Rolf: Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoeren were on point this couture season. The design duo presented their Viktor & Rolf collection on the toned bodies of the ballerinas of the Dutch National Ballet. With frizzy hair that fell over their white painted faces, the girls perched en pointe in their ballet shoes donning mostly nude numbers. The result: mods that looked like spooky dolls not unlike something...

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  • hachem | January 23, 2014

    Haute Couture Spring 2014: Elie Saab

    Elie Saab: A pristine march of pastels ruled Saab's Couture runway, rife with soft shades of lavender, pale blue, and rosy pinks. Tastefully executed embellishments and embroidery (often of the floral variety) and a tempered dose of sparkle reiterated why Saab is a tapis rouge go-to. The decidedly feminine silhouettes included high-necked, long-sleeved numbers, tinged with demure sex appeal thanks to the sheer factor, and empire waists that lent...

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  • hachem | January 22, 2014

    Haute Couture Spring 2014: Maison Martin Margiela

    Maison Martin Margiela: The fashion set prefers to inhabit digs that are artfully decorated; a colorful backdrop to their lives if you will. With Maison Martin Margiela’s latest Couture showing, home-apropos textiles have found their way onto the runway. Models shrouded with face masks (this year’s version is a sheer black with applique eyes) served as mannequins for the richly textured fabrics. Raw hems and unfinished fabrics hinted at...

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  • hachem | January 22, 2014

    Haute Couture Spring 2014: Armani Privé

    Armani Privé: The iconic Italian designer might be fêting his 80th birthday this year, but Giorgio Armani still has his finger on the pulse. His audience tippled on flutes of bubbly prior to his Spring 2014 showing, which concluded with the Paris installation of his One Night Only world tour, celebratory motions and all. Quite the late-night feat, considering Armani's show was scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. But...

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  • hachem | January 22, 2014

    Haute Couture Spring 2014: Bouchra Jarrar

    Bouchra Jarrar: Having just received the official haute couture appellation only a month ago, Bouchra Jarrar proved that she's more than worthy of the honor with this season's standout collection. Jarrar is known for her expert tailoring, not for a parade of ornate evening wear, and thus, there were only three gowns in the collection. Each ultra-minimalist satin gown was devoid of the embellishments, draping, and nipped-waist peplums seen...

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  • hachem | January 22, 2014

    Haute Couture Spring 2014: Ulyana Sergeenko

    Ulyana Sergeenko: Up for an exotic Couture jaunt? Ulyana Sergeenko took her audience on the Orient Express, complete with train sounds and a set to match. But in the Russian designer’s fourth go at the Couture circuit, she also took viewers to the Silk Road, materially speaking. The first silk look was in the form of a soft plum jacket and skirt, anchored by a white shirt, which was...

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  • hachem | January 22, 2014

    Haute Couture Spring 2014: Alexandre Vauthier

    Alexandre Vauthier: For the spring Couture circuit, Alexander Vauthier is somewhat beach-bound, giving surf gear a sleek revamp, sans a pair of sunglasses or a neon bikini in sight. Instead, the predominately B&W selection had more of a nightclub vibe, especially when infused with gold details and leather intricacies. Take look trois, which paired a sharp white blazer with an equally white bikini alongside stacks of gold accessories, which...

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  • hachem | January 21, 2014

    Haute Couture Spring 2014: Giambattista Valli

    Giambattista Valli: Who wears short skirts? Valli girls, no doubt. The Paris couture shows have been all about the young ones so far, but Giambattista Valli has some of the most youthful clientele in couture. The 20- to 30-something jetsetting girls like front row attendees Tatiana Casiraghi, Miroslava Duma, Elena Perminova (the 26-year-old wife of billionaire Russian media mogul Alexander Lebedev), and French actress Solène Hébert, who recently had...

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  • hachem | January 21, 2014

    Haute Couture Spring 2014: Chanel

    Chanel: Sneakers have made the catwalk for a second time at the couture shows in Paris this week, first at Christian Dior and now at Chanel. Leave it to Karl Lagerfeld to be so in tune with youth culture at the age of 80. The sneakers accompanied those classic Chanel tweeds, but this time the jackets were cropped and the skirts' waistlines lowered to reveal a fantastically slimmed waistline.

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