Tag: new york based womenswear

fall collections, new york: elie tahari

romanticized with lace, the elie tahari FW11 collection was beautifully designed & presented on the runways of new york fashion week yesterday. high end details & refined concepts were seen as the collections overpowering black designs faded to an immaculate set of white. leopard printed trench coats were seen alongside fur, embellished blouses & an interesting fusion of digitally screen animal print was created for the collections gowns. creatively inspiring & jaw dropping beautiful whites allow the collection to soar for me- from white the palette became entrangled in a warm set of brown & caramel tones which eventually boiled to red, which closed the collection palette. there is a certain air of fearlessness felt this season from the tahari label this season; a great collection & strong set of looks that are beautifully designed.

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video: tom ford womenswear, spring

collection images: monique lhuillier, pre-fall

sitting on a stove, recently filled with cold water- the monique lhuillier pre-fall 2011 collection started off on an uninspiring set of casual looks. as the collection progressed the gas fuled fire started to boil the water & just like a tea kettle, the collection soon steamed & wrapped with a whistling finale set of gowns. one element of the lhuillier brand & collection concepts is based on strength found in design drama. i dont expect to see a crisp white blouse- if i wanted that i would refer to stella or phoebe with céline. when i see the collection i want gowns, trains & tulle out the ass. a poetically conceptualized dipped gown tipped the iceberg of creativity for the collection as gown slowly trickled into the pre-fall set. vivid purple designs were seen alongside a majestically printed gown, while an incredibly strong emerald green gown took us to the end; where the collection was topped with a bold shot of blue. a staggered beginning & lacking set of casual wear but by the close of the set all missed elements & low lights were made bright with the formality of feminine charm. like a true champion, a great & powerful finish.

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