Young&ng jewelry is the brainchild of designer Michelle Ng. Her second collection to date -Fall 2011- was inspired by the intricacy of the human body (blood cells, bones and muscles) and debuted to public, very appropriately I must say, at the BODIES Exhibition here in New York. Be it the little red Swarovski crystals resembling blood cells or metalwork mimicking the bone matrix, Young&ng headpieces and cuffs are definitely making a statement with each piece being a wearable art.
Having received a formal art training at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, Michelle Ng walks the fine line between art and fashion, creating unique but accessible jewelry. With two beautiful Young&ng collections under her belt, to say we expect great things ...
Sha Yen presented his Fall 2011 collection during London Fashion Week, showing his incredible development as a designer over the year. Last year's Fall 2010 collection was highly conceptual - all white nylon fibers creating the illusion of fur got him noticed and featured in Dazed & Confused. Fall 2011 is much more versatile.
For his Fall 2011 collection, Shao Yen used wool, fur and crystal jewelry elements and left out the nylon yarns he's been doing for the past two seasons, thus creating much more wearable and functional looks. Be it the saffron knit dress, the navy cropped sweater or the crystal jewelry vest, they are all pieces a girl would love to have in her wardrobe.
Shao-Yen Chen is ...
Carine Roitfeld's first project since leaving French Vogue has been revealed and it's not her and Tom Ford taking over Dior. So the overreaching rumors can stop.
Roitfeld will style and even serve as somewhat of an inspiration for Barneys New York Fall 2011 advertising campaign and catalogue. She will even style the store's Madison Avenue windows. All these will be unveiled in September.
Barneys New York tapped Mario Sorrenti to photograph the campaign and catalogue in two locations - New York and Paris. And it is Roitfeld's laid back and cool Parisian attitude which will set the mood. Barneys creative director Dennis Freedman says of Roitfeld, "She is the ideal muse as well as editor. She has a unique and extraordinary ...
Nicholas Kirkwood Fall 2011 shoes collection was unveiled by the designer a few days ago in Paris. Standing out were the Moroccan slipper inspired sandals. Rising high on Kirkwood's classic platform, the upper and heel were made of fabric embroidered with gold thread, trimmed with gold-colored leather. Priced near a hefty $7,000 mark, one might be temped to think they were actually made gold.
While normally Miu Miu collections serve us with an over-the-top dose of young playfulness, this time Miu Miu Fall 2011 was all about vintage coquettish chic. One could consider vintage dressing as adult, remembering a mother's style in the Fifties, but there was something very young and fresh about the collection. No dowdiness in sight.
Miu Miu Fall 2011 served us with familiar vintage hourglass-shaped dresses and coats, updated into the now with oversize elements like huge shoulders, outsize collars and fur stoles used as belts.
The best part of the collection were the accessories. The bags were all oversize gold frame clutches, made out of leather, suede or fur and those cat-eye sunglasses, cropped at the tip, will surely become an ...
Perhaps what started the rumor that Sarah Burton will be designing Kate Middleton's wedding dress is the insiders' prior knowledge that Burton will be sending wedding dresses as the final looks for Alexander McQueen Fall 2011.
In true McQueen spirit that Burton so skillfully continues, none of them were banal or traditional. Not quite white and highly textural, one dress was even harnessed with a black belt/necklace type contraption. Perhaps it was wishful thinking that caused those Kate Middleton rumors, as who wouldn't want to see a future princess (pardon the monarchical term) walk down the isle in an edgy gown.
Three Cousin Its walked the runway at Ann Demeulemeester Fall 2011 runway show. It is not to say it came as a total surprise, Demeulemeester's entire collection was generously embellished with horse hair, creating a very raw, Gothic vibe. The three full length fur looks following one another mid show seemed like a combination of horse and goat hair. How devilish!
Kaikoku - "Open society" in Japanese. That is the name of Hussein Chalayan's recent Fall 2011 collection. Besides showing a presentation and creating a look book, the designer also created a film. Whether you can call it a short film is debatable when it comes to fashion films - it's 19 minutes long. A play on models walking the collection in a smokey space, shadows and darkened silhouettes. Some very sharp coats and double breasted jackets live alongside the more deconstructed and asymmetric pieces in this collection, while simple dresses in mute prints complete it.
After much anticipation, buzz and heavy internet promotion, Nicola Formichetti's debut womenswear collection for Mugler Fall 2011 finally happened yesterday. The who-is-who of fashion world was in the front row and many more watching the runway stream live on Mugler's Facebook page. Besides directing it musically, Lady Gaga also walked the runway for two looks - doing her best impersonating a 90's supermodel.
As far as the clothes go, I cannot help but feel a bit disappointed. With so much PR, one would expect the debut collection looks to be ... more. Strong shouldered body-con dresses and rubber bras is not something we haven't seen before - created by Formichetti for Lady Gaga in the past. Some of the pieces, like ...
Amber Heard, the actress who's known for movies like Pineapple Express, Zombieland and the forthcoming The Rum Diary, was just announced as the new face of Guess. Ellen Von Unwerth will photograph her for the Guess Fall 2011 campaign next month in Los Angeles. It will be interesting to see if Von Unwerth continues the 60's vibe that the past couple of Guess campaigns shot by her had. I hope a new brand face will bring new inspiration.
Paul Marciano, Guess' creative director said that Heard "embodies the essence of the true Guess girl with her natural beauty and classic all-American good looks." It's very refreshing to see a fashion brand (you could even call it "mass") using an openly gay ...