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24 Jun

ALAIA’S NEW FRAGRANCE

ALAIA LAUNCHES NEW FRAGRANCE Before there was Herve Leger, there was AZZEDINE ALAIA. Alaia is the sole creator of the bandage dress; The style that created a million copycats. Azzedine Alaia, the master of drape and the man that plays fashion by his own rules, is launching his first fragrance. Aptly named ALAIA. He does not show on the Paris calendar, but after all Editors have departed the city of lights, he decides to have them all return, the most important ones of course, to view his collection. There is no better time for Alaia to foray into the beauty business. His brand is expanding worldwide. Perfume, as we all know, is big business and therefore Alaia’s entrance is long overdue. The...
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19 Jun

Fashion’s Rising Star

MARQUES ALMEIDA FASHION'S RISING STAR Marta Marques and Paulo Almeida are the design duo behind the label Marques Almeida. Formerly designers of Helmut Lang, the modernist label that reached its peak in early 2000's fizzled after its namesake head designer departed. Their silhouette is that of volume with a raw sensibility in denim. They are the winners of the LVMH Prize for Young Fashion Designers and in turn, they will receive a year of mentoring from LVMH plus the cash prize of 300,000 Euros. This, they say, will be used to hone their vision of “raw undone luxury”. I discovered this rising star of a label at one of my favorite stores...
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5 May

ROLAND MOURET AND BANANA REPUBLIC

ROLAND MOURET FOR BANANA REPUBLIC The wheels of fashion keep turning. This week Banana Republic announces its collaboration with Roland Mouret, The designer of uber sexy fitted dresses. Mouret will design a 25-piece collection for the mass-market retailer. It will be comprised of Skirts, tops, trousers and dresses. In Mouret ‘s vocabulary, Pencil skirts, slim trousers, and shaped dresses. Expect to see color blocked dresses, asymmetrical details, fabrication with a little stretch and lots of form fitting pieces, His dresses are to be the most coveted item, as they will be priced at a mere $165. The collection bows in August This is the Second announcement of collaboration with a mass retailer. Alexander Wang just announced his collaboration with H & M. Therefore in your...
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3 Jul

Lanvin Spring Summer 2014

Lanvin, Back to Luxury Paris. Lanvin Spring Summer collection was a lesson in Season less dressing which is the absolute best option in this economically and environmentally troubled times. Luxurious classics were the MOD and therefore arriving at the essence of the House of Lanvin. Alber presented the trench in all its classic variations, the fitted 3-button suit and the lack of prints and the introduction of texture. Lanvin, Available at Barneys New York TELL THEM I SENT YOU. ...
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3 Jul

Givenchy Spring Summer 2014

Givenchy’s African influence The administrative panel of a star wars space ship is what came to mind upon viewing Riccardo Tisci’s collection for Givenchy. But Africa it was, complete with quite a few gorgeous black models, which is quite rare for any collection coming out of Paris. Tisci’s MOD has always been about prints and this season he did not disappoint. His collection has always been built around prints and sportswear: namely the Parka, The sweatshirt and the T-shirt. Make way for Givenchy’s tribal warriors. Givenchy available at Barneys New York TELL THEM I SENT YOU       ...
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3 Jul

Saint Laurent Paris Spring Summer 2014

Saint Laurent’s 80’s Decadence Paris. Hedi Slimane is on a steady course of 80’s glam. It must be noted that Mr. Slimane is a step ahead of the fashion pack. His shrunken bedazzled looks were shown on 80’s looking waifs including pale washed denim, pointy shoes, and trousers with a higher waistline. The entire collection brings to mind David Bowie. Saint Laurent Paris is available at Barneys New York. TELL THEM I SENT YOU.     ...
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3 Jul

Balmain Spring Summer 2014

Balmain Spring Summer 2014 Paris. Balmain’s spring summer collection was a lesson in effortless style Courtesy of his influence Serge Gainsbourg. The Bomber was front and center, mostly in black leather with Marine stripes and Sailor embroidered crest at the sleeves. Olivier Rousteing states that he loved the Frenchness and moves of Mr. Gainsbourg , hence the bomber and the dancing flats . Balmain has always been pricy and this spring summer will be no different. Balmain is available at Barneys New York. TELL THEM I SENT YOU.   ...
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3 Jul

Junya Watanabe Spring Summer 2014

Junya Watanabe’s Swiss outing Paris. Junya Watanabe took Spring Summer to the great outdoors, namely the Swiss Alps. Hiking and fishing gear featured prominently in this collection. The inside out patchwork construction is a Junya signature and was delivered in perfect accordance for spring. Junya Watanabe is available at Barneys New York. TELL THEM I SENT YOU              ...
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