Tag: FW11 show season

fall collection exclusive: raun larose menswear, new york

inspired by the time traveler, write by roland mallet; i present to you an exclusive first look at the new FW11 menswear collection by raun larose. i was approached by larose himself & was very impressed by the thoughtful choice of textile & progressive approach to design. so many designers, aspiring models, photographers & developing fashion writers approach me with ideas or work they’ve done & i very rarely take the opportunity to present what is sent in to you as my readers.  for this collection, i wanted to start new york fashion week off with something special. as the first collection review for new york fashion week, i am taking a greater responsibility to represent talent that i find outstanding here in new york. quality of cut & fit are two aspects that larose prides himself on; his knowledge & appreciation for refined style & sophisticated design were showcased to him at an early age, through the hand & work of his mother whom worked as a seamstress with high end clients. through design, a distinct style is seen as a wide range of textiles were used to develop a strong direction in what is seen from larose this season. tweed, wool, cotton spandex, silk cotton organza, suede, sherling fur, neoprene, gabardine, mohair, poplin, velcro & swarovski crystal were all seen throughout this stunning collection of bold design. a particularly large amount of attention was paid to the future & how it relates to menswear, through larose’s inspiration of the time traveler. with an intention to tap into progression in design, i was very attracted to the classical elements & different layering that was pronounced in the style of each look & each piece. the male silhouette was pushed to the limit & relaxed in more ways than one; i loved the coats in the collection, as well as the fit of some of the oversized coat designs. slight use of color blocking was also seen in a few of the pieces but the classical & progressive elements were never disturbed. overall, a strong vision was clearly translated in a combined presentation of familiar & renewed design sensibility. a great collection & thoughtful set of design for the fall.

fall shwpckg: elite models, new york

elite models holds true to their name in representing some of the baddest females in fashion. you know alessandra ambrosio from victoria’s secret, dree hemingway from international editorial bookings & ana beatriz barros, caroline brasch-nielsen & bette adewole should ring a bell as each of them has appeared here in the last year. i was surprised to see alice burdeau on the elite women’s board this season; for those who aren’t up on game, alice was the first winner of australia’s next top model & has had exceptional success booking campaigns & editorial like a veteran her first season in the game. i’ve always admired alice for her high end look & have wondered of her whereabouts after not seeing her for what seemed like a few seasons. as one of the top agencies in new york, im looking forward to seeing who books which shows; especially alessandra.

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