Tag: new york based womenswear label

collection images: oscar de la renta, resort

a surprisingly wild showing for the resort pre-season was seen from none other than oscar de la renta. presented in the form of a runway show, ODR broke some new ground in showcasing what appeared to be an influence of the unending tribal trend. though i’ve come to expect more conservative forms of glamour from the de la renta label, it was refreshing to see him break out of his normal routing of sophisticated designs & dabble more heavily into the use of prints. in a showstopping 40 piece runway set, collection gowns were accented by hats as the theme of print was the headlining element of design seen. as one of the most awarded men of womenswear design, oscar de la renta presented a great concepts & sharp execution for the pre-season. de la renta never misses a step- the fact that, as a label, they show out like this for the pre-season is astonishing.

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collection images: elie tahari, resort

always interesting take on color, the elie tahair resort collection was based in a palette of golden yellows & sand tones that warmed to a set of bold salmon, eventually cooling to blues with khaki sprinkles. an air of exotic style is always felt fromt the tahair label & even in the pre-season this was still an active theme. a boundless showing of style versatility was seen as gowns, blazers & even hot pants seemed to make their way into the collection. i love the air of sophistication felt in the collection & really admire the number of looks that have been created. i feel as though the resort collections act as a pacifier for us fashion hungry consumers. with as wide ranged as the styles & number of outfit options these first few collections have spawned, designers have made a valiant effort thus far. the commonality of exageratted lines is well executed.

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fall collections, new york: diane von furstenburg

a wide array of prints in a multitude of colors were seen on the runway for the FW11 DVF collection. relaxed dresses were seen with a transfixing mix of patterns. this season, i had gone into reviewing this collection expecting something young & fresh- along the lines of what we had seen for the past two seasons & i was a bit disappointed. i admire that many of the diane von furstenburg style signatures were represented but my expectation of the set was not met. i feel like many of the elements the were introduced this season have been seen by many other labels last season; i dont feel any real sense of new. in fashion, i really look for how design can affect- how is it moving you, how is style being reinterpreted, how is it being reinvented. karmen pedaru, joan smalls, tao okamoto & anais mali were spotted amongst this season’s cast but this set was a miss for me.

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spring collections: thakoon, new york

thakoon took a refreshing note of the summer/spring season, while not completely washing out his collection palette. the clothes were seemingly dipped in warm neutrals & well balanced with purple with a bit of contrast with snake skin printed textiles. as one of the most sought after new design talents after his work with the CFDA & the gap, necessary attention has been paid to thakoon’s work. here, the collection is soft & completely stylish. a great collection & break of convention from all the washed out collections we’ve seen this season.


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source | vogue.it

spring collections: diane von furstenburg, new york

the spring diane von furstenburg collection capitalizes on prints this season. while the DVF brand is known for celebrating women & a carefree kind of spirit, the collection encompasses a fun approach to fashion. models r’el dade & tao okamoto were seen on the runway as sunglasses, lightweight textile & even a spot of metallic was seen. i have noticed that the DVF label has noticeably targeted a younger consumer. while the garments can work well for women of greater age, the collection holds a certain element of youth appeal. overall, a fair collection.


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source | vogue.it