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25 Apr

YOUNG DESIGNER ON THE RISE, MARCO DE VINCENZO

MARCO DE VINCENZO Our goal at TWOmuchstyle is to bring you the designers that matter before they are in the fashion newsfeed. Marco de Vincenzo,a Roman, shows in Milan. He is known for his use of technologically advanced fabrics. For Spring he delved into Metallic lace but in a modern minimal way and for fall Metallic degrade” lace and lurex with embroideries. The luxury conglomerate LVMH has already purchased a minority stake is this label which shows that it is on the verge. Blake is the only outlet in Chicago that carries Marco de Vincenzo. So in your quest to acquire the label that matters and in the process supporting the young creators of the future. Take a second look at...
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22 Apr

CHANEL CRUISE 2014 TO BE SHOWN IN DUBAI

CHANEL CRUISE 2014-15 Chanel is packed and ready to go to the newly minted destination of Dubai, UAE. It was announced that Chanels next cruise collection would be shown and staged in Dubai on an island off the city’s coast called “The Island”. The staging will be an indoor / outdoor hybrid. Expect to see colors of the desert sand, Caftans and lots of embroideries, jewels and pearls. Arab wives are known for their love affair with anything that’s blinged out and bedazzled. Karl Lagerfeld’s staging is always a sight to behold and this one should be no different. His past collection was shown in Dallas where he presented a Hoedown. Past locales includes Singapore, Cap du Antibes and St. Tropez. We...
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10 Apr

Delfina Delettrez

DELFINA DELETTREZ At TWOmuchstyle, we strive to bring you the creators that are on the cusp of the next big thing. Delfina Delettrez was introduced to me by my dear friend Ikram. Delettrez is a Roman and is of the Fendi family 4th generation. She formally worked at Chanel Haute couture before presenting her first collection in 2007. Delfina works with gold, silver, iron, copper, Tuscan marble, Capodimonte ceramics, exotic woods and resin. She audaciously works with precious stones, oversize Baroque pearls, leather and pieces of bones. Her jewelry is extremely modern, Surrealist and Dali esque. Therefore, cover yourself with the next big thing. A surrealist, modern piece of art by Delfina Delettrez. Get it now. Available at Ikram 15 west Huron 312-587-1000 Do “Tell them I sent you” ...
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18 Mar

Paris Fall 2014

PARIS FALL 2014 Paris is burning. The fall collection has been presented and the top trends have emerged. The Fashion world always looks to Paris to cross that T and dot that I. Below are my favorite looks for Paris Fall 2014. DRIES VAN NOTEN Dries fall collection was a lesson in Optical illusion, gone are the feathers, maximum embroideries and details. Fall 2014 is streamlined, simple and detailed enough to keep the Dries woman joyous until Spring 2015. The Dries woman is an adventuress, drawing colors, shapes and ideas from different cultures and times. A man's style coat is exquisitely designed with psychedelic swirls and stripes and worn with a 3D corsage NINA RICCI Peter COPPING is doing a fantastic job at Nina Ricci....
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27 Feb

warby Parker

WARBY PARKER In a world of over priced designer eyewear, one has to be smart to stay ahead of the “get that look” game. Enter Warby Parker, The company who has the perfect look in eyewear and the good Karma to go with it. In my Constant search to find the next best thing in Fashion, I’ve stumbled upon Warby Parker . The company that has the newest and best eyewear with good Karma to match. Warby parker was founded with a rebellious spirit indeed and a lofty objective to create boutique quality, classically crafted eyewear at a revolutionary price point. All starting at $95.00. They’ve partnered with non-profits like Visionspring to ensure that every pair of glasses sold, a pair is distributed to...
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31 Jan

MOMENTS FROM THE SPRING SUMMER COLLECTION, PARIS

MOMENTS FROM PARIS The Spring 2014 Collections in Paris was filled with that Kodak moment, Etched in time by TWOmuchstyle. It was a show on the runway as well as in the streets of Paris. In this post we bring you Snippets of the comings and goings of the fashion pack, dressed in this season and next seasons collection which is not even in stores as of yet. The Italian clothes peg, Anna Dello Russo changes her wardrobe about 3 times daily to accommodate the bloggers and paparazzi that await her entrance and exit from each show. Then again, there exist your wannabes the discouragingly numerous amount of attendees who literally shows up to make a scene, dressed in their inconspicuous looks...
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28 Jan

Haute Couture’s youth quake

COUTURE GOES POP Youth is a wonderful thing. For the first time in couture history, designers presented sporty sneaker in a realm of stiletto and lady like heels. Maybe the point that is meant to be made is that Haute Couture is young, hip and fresh for 2014 and beyond. Raf Simons of Dior and Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel presented sport like concoctions. At Dior, their version was embroidered with multicolored flowers and made of a mesh like fabric, like the cutout organza dresses they were shown with. At Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld sneakers were made of tweed and Python, veiled in lace and embroidered with pearls. The press release states that it took 30 hours to make. A Chanel ready to wear...
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11 Jan

NIKE + RICCARDO TISCI = HAUTE SPORTSWEAR

THE COLLABORATORS Riccardo Tisci, the creative director for the House of Givenchy is collaborating with the sport behemoth Nike to design a collection of shoes and sportswear to launch this spring. The collaboration will be labeled with the logo swoosh and the letters RT for Riccardo Tisci. Tisci’s Collection for Givenchy is Grounded in that sportive world of haute T shirts, Sweatshirts and sweat pants. The collection is scheduled to bow in stores and at Nike.com in the spring. “TELL THEM I SENT YOU” ...
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4 Jan

Hunger Games

Alexander McQueen at the Hunger Games As they say in the world of fashion, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”. Such is the case with the Wardrobe choices for Effy played by Elizabeth Banks, in the Hunger games “Catching Fire”. Alexander McQueen ruffled organza dress; Butterfly dress and white organza ruffled gown were all from the archives of Alexander McQueen Spring Summer 2010, Spring Summer 2011, and Fall Winter 2012. In all its ruffled organza glory, McQueen was clearly the star. The choices of shoes was from the Collection “Plato’s Atlantis” designed by Lee himself along with choices from the fall Winter 2012 collection designed by Sarah Burton. It’s a pleasure to see Hollywood embrace high fashion, as high as...
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19 Dec

THE STATE OF FASHION

The state of Fashion Its December as I write, the fall runway collections have recently been delivered and it has already been reduced by 40 % at major department stores like Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom etc. The proprietors at Blake are complaining that a particular Givenchy runway dress has just been delivered 3 weeks ago and its already been marked down at Saks. This is the plight of fashion in today’s fast paced world of multiple designer collections. For any particular major designer, such as, Alexander Wang of Balenciaga, there is the Fall Collection, Pre fall Collection, Resort, Spring Collection, Pre Spring collection, Capsule collection, Accessories, to name a few, not including haute Couture spring Summer and Fall Winter,...
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