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magazine antidote: the shoe issue

fashion publications have done just about every trick in the book to boost sales & to re-attract attention on a global scale. the concept of the cover series is not an uncommon one & magazine antidote comes back with their issue two with five times the vitality as their debut issue along with five female models who are sitting on top of fashion as well. namely the shoe issue, constance jablonski is seen in dior ankle boots, anne vyalistsina is seen in boots by giuseppe, sigrid agren appears in yves saint lauren’t chain detailed ankle boot, magdalena frackowiak is seen in knee-high gucci’s while ashley smith is seen in vuitton boots with hanne gaby odiele rocks louboutins while on crutches. with editing by EIC, yann weber, the covers set the perfect tone for the issue, which focuses on footwear through the lens of giampaolo sgura. as seen on each cover, each respective girl also stars in her own feature editorial as the issue reveals a versatile grouping of thoughtful & well executed spreads. i always love a good cover series & this cast of female models is undeniably great. kept clean against a white backdrop, well placed emphasis allows you to focus on the shoes. strong covers & solid cast.

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fall collections, new york: vera wang

the vera wang FW11 collection surprised me in it’s show of rugged & still soft feminine influence. in season’s past, i had criticized what was presented on the runway as being unpolished & unattractive; but this season a defined form of urban elegance is felt. with a dark, moody eye & slightly undone hair fur lined parkas were matched to ethereal gowns & ankle boots that allowed vera’s elegant style signature to clash with the edge of new york city street fashion. i was very inspired by how rugged & perfected each look was- very, very happy with what was created this year, in style & design. all our faves walked for the show as daphne gorenveld opened leading joan smalls, ming xi, kasia struss, hanne gaby odiele, sigrid agren, jac & frida gustavsson, among others, down the runway. arizona muse closed the show in a vintage inspired sleeved gown which allowed the soft feel i described to be felt through to the end. cohesive from the first look to the last; it’s glamourous, edgy, sophisticated & extremely stylish- i love this collection & applaud the vera wang label. here two perceptions of style collide, perfectly.

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fall collections, new york: y-3

created in black & white, with red accents, the Y-3 fall collection taps into progressive concepts & forward fashion elements along with a stunning cast. fei fei sun opened the show as jac jagaciak, hanne gaby odiele, jacob coupe, mark cox, ajak deng, frida gustavsson, constance jablonski, mathias lauridsen, liu wen, tao okamoto, lasse pedersen, clement chabenaud & armando cabral followed in the 60 look collection. the Y-3 collection is yohji yamamoto’s modernized approach to design with a usually dark aesthetic. this season, in a sea of black, elements of white & khaki were seen but for the most part, the collection remained dimmed through palette. plaid was seen in the collection as well along with few shots of grey & blue. overall, the collection is one of great direction & solid execution. nothing too spectacular, but it’s an overall fare presentation.

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fall collections, new york: altuzarra

urban refinement is how i would describe the FW11 collection presented by joseph altuzarra. luxurious use of fur was seen on the collections coats as models walked the runway in sheer tops, larger than life parkas, argyle & satin gowns. interesting design was seen in the collections dresses, it was chaotic but still sexy- very interesting. a wide range of basic colors was used for the collection palette as shades of grey, brown, red, white, neutral & black were seen with a bit of gold undertones. equipped with a red statement lip & catlined eye daphne groenveld opened the show as karolina kurkova, karmen pedaru, arizona muse, joan smalls, toni garrn, jacquelyn jablonski, jourdan dunn, frida gustavsson, karlie kloss, magdalena frackowiak, hanne gaby odiele, fei fei sun, jac jagaciak, ashley smith, constance jablonski, liu wen, sigrid agren walked leading to kasia struss, who closed the show. a beautiful collection of daring design that allowed sophisticated pieces to become urbanized through styling.

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fall collections, new york: prabal gurung

as karlie kloss opened the show, the FW11 direction taken by prabal gurung was instantly felt & greatly represented. a rich series red looks ensued the runways as black & white entered the collection palette. unexpectedly chic dipped furs were seen alongside sheer textiles, beautiful use of leather & impressively intricate details which broke some of the strict sophistication up a bit. deconstructed necklines, wide legged trousers & slim tailored looks were seen as well as the models walked with bold brows & multi-layered nylon stockings. as the collection progressed the palette cooled to grey & eventually to white, as shades of neutral swelled to pink; leading to beautifully beaded gowns that closed the show. creatively, the collection makes a promising mark for the FW11 season & further proves the talent & skill of prabal gurung, who has had quite the buzz in new york fashion circles both this year & last. as stunning as the show itself, the gurung girls of the fall season included, frida gustavsson, ming xi, liu wen, alla kostromichova, our beloved joan smalls, jacquelyn jablonski, patricia van de vliet, anais mali, hanne gaby odiele, valerija kelava, jourdan dunn, fei fei sun & constance jablonski in addition to this season’s opener, previously mentioned, ms. kloss. a beautiful collection of thoughtful & powerful details, a stunning approach to the fall.

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fall collections, new york: rag + bone

barbaric chic mixed with a bit a varsity cheerleader & a bit of new age  marching band were the insanely creative concepts i felt from the rag & bone womenswear collection this fall. from the first look the collection wasted no time projecting a visually stunning vision that really blew my mind. though a bit more wild compared to some of the american designer labels that have opted for more conservative or refined direction, the rag & bone collection achieved it’s goal in presenting a refreshing take on the fall with fur sleeves, stylish layering, leather pants, geometic color blocking, plaid & even padded leggings. i was very inspired by how wild & tamed the concepts were- very creative & outrageously innovative. in cast, valerija kelava opened the show while liu wen, karmen pedaru, joan smalls, fei fei sun, jacquelyn jablonski, lindsey wixson, edita vilkevicute, sigrid agren, anais mali, hanne gaby odiele, jac walked as arizona muse closed. everything from military style coats were seen alongside ponchos. a super stunning collection of imaginative design & exciting execution. fearless & fashionable all at once.

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fall collections, new york: jason wu

stunned completely, the jason wu collection presented in new york was american couture. incredibly refined down to the last thread, jaw dropping by cast- every aspect of what a runway show should be was seen in this collection. im am beyond astounded at what was created by wu this season, given my initial hesitation at his development early on. wu’s interpretation of sophistication is at it’s peak this season as refined use of lace, metallics & feathers are seen. an all star cast including an opening daphne groenveld that followed sigrid agren, karmen pedaru, ming xi, rose cordero, hanne gaby odiele, fei fei sun, liu wen, jacquelyn jablonski, alla kostromichova, valerija kelava, lindsey wixson, anais mali, barbara plavin, frida gustavsson, joan smalls & karlie kloss with a final look worn by ms. jourdan dunn. based on design aesthetic alone, this collection is a clean cut winner- the cast drives that victory to the next level. the collections palette consisted of black & soft neutrals, with shots of blue, red, yellow & grey coats which were seen at the entrance of the set. i love, love, love this collection & am standing on my feet in applause for the vitality that is seen displayed as the vision of jason wu. new york fashion week just keeps getting better & better- this collection, is the best of the season thus far. an astounding show of sharp tailoring & gorgeous gowns.

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