Posts for February 13th 2010
Lebanese designer Georges Chakra, better known for his recent red carpet standouts, has churned out some very sexy silhouettes on his Fall 2010 New York Fashion Week runway. Vibrant blood-reds, paint-on metallics and futuristic silvers each had their moment on the eclectic runway.
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Peter Som strikes again. He delivered an eclectic collection rich in color, texture, and whimsy. Som is emerging as the freshest mixmaster on the block — my eyes could not keep up with the multitude of fantastic clothes. With an underlying bohemian vibe, separates were thrown together in a haphazard way, but always retaining a ladylike air. Layers were often cinched together with hardware belts, furs were dipped in jewel tones, cardigans were essential pieces, and happy hats were an adorable accessory. Super saucy lace up boots by Charlotte Olympia supplied a slice of edgy Victorian. Get ready to swoon.
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The Ohne Titel Fall 2010 runway bravely combined textures and fabrics like mesh netting, velvet, fox hair, wools and knits -- and pulled it all together into a beautiful, wearable collection. Massive leather belts at the waist, shearling moto jackets, and menswear trousers are just a few of the runway trends. Stay tuned for FabTV's exclusive interview with Ohne Titel's hot designer duo, Alexa Adams and Flora Gill!
Jenni Kayne is a quite force at New York Fashion Week. Her sharp cuts, feminine silhouettes, and cool girl aesthetic are always on my radar. For Fall, the LA-based designer brought equestrian chic to her sportswear. Striped blankets, mud cloth, and aged leather were reworked for the city. Utility played a big role — jodhpur shorts and boxy coats rocked my world. The sleek suede platforms were also designed by Jenni, and leather gloves added the final sporty touch. I caught up with the designer, and she told me about her inspirations, challenges, the difference between East and West Coast style, and what she wears to keep warm. Listen up.
Let's talk Fall 2010 inspirations.
Equestrian culture was a major inspiration. Ochre, British racing green, and mud brown feel like Fall in the English countryside.
What was the biggest challenge with this collection?
Timing is always a challenge.
Proudest piece from this collection?
The Mud Cloth Anorak. I love the versatility of it and the weightless quality of the silk.
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New York Fashion Week is fast approaching and The Green Shows, four days on the official NYFW roster dedicated to eco-friendly fashion, are yet another indicator that sustainable style is here to stay. Introduced last season, the eco-chic showcase will feature 10 global designers at an environmentally responsible venue: 311 E11: Village Green, a collection of eco-friendly condominium residences in the East Village.
Two designers bring some Canadian content to the Green Shows this season. Born and raised in Nova Scotia, Anna Gilkerson lived in New York for three years, studying at the Fashion Institute of Technology when the tragedy of 9/11 struck. Following stints designing for Buffalo, Dalia Private Label, and matt & nat in Montreal, Anna returned to her roots to establish Deux FM (pronounced as the French for two women) in Nova Scotia in 2006: "The name represents two women or the dual woman — she is both eco and fashion-minded. The FM is a play on radio which is the educational aspect of it."
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Confession: I've recently become addicted to Asos.com. It stocks a range of on-trend pieces — I recently scored this dress — at affordable prices. Even more exciting is its special clearance section, boasting fresh deals on the latest with items marked up to 80 percent off. This Bright Printed Minidress ($38, originally $55) would make for a fun Valentine's Day outfit.
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Husband and wife designer duo Swaim and Christine Hutson helped to revitalize this famed 80's brand. Taking inspiration from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and playing with playful pops of acid color, the Hutsons are injecting new life into the classic staples label.
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