Tag: rose cordero

rose cordero for arise

as one of the most stunning covers i’ve seen upon entering the new year, rose cordero of ford models appears radiantly on the cover of arise magazine. shot by john-paul pietrus, with styling by sabrina henry, cordero killed this cover entirely. with perfected cosmetic accents, beautiful bold color & immaculate bone structure- this is what a fashion cover looks like. as an african publication of style & culture, arise magazine has been in existence since their soft launch in october of 2008. with this cover, the arise team demonstrates apt ability at breaking new ground. as a publication solely focused on highlighting the achievements & happenings in africa, i applaud the team that has produced this cover. rose is one of my favorite editorial models & im always very inspired by her photographic performance. of dominican decent, rose hit the scene in 2009 & is just coming off an extremely successful runway show season. rose is a developing force as a new model, working in fashion.

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fall collections, new york: nicole miller

bold blues, stoned greys & black looks filled the FW11 nicole miller runway show. as cameos of red entered the collection palette, progressive construction was seen in the use of metallic, suede & leather. while much more fashion forward concepts were seen within this collection, in comparison to seasons past; i did not agree with the use of print. the use of print seen within the collection made the concepts feel dated & in a sense, forcefully innovative; the collection could’ve been much more powerful through simplicity had that aspect been removed. models ajak deng, tao okamoto, siri tollerod & rose cordero were seen in this season’s cast as alana zimmer both closed & opened the show. i’ve had my eye on the nicole miller since being blown away by the label’s pre-fall collection & admire many moves the label has made in an effort to become more modernized in this new digital age of fashion. their FW11 show was live streamed from new york & the label has created a successful twitter account, as well as a tumblr account & facebook fan page- which allows the brand to become more involved with consumers. in my attraction to the labels pre-fall collection, little use of print was seen & my attraction was more greatly concentrated on the simplicity of the seen concepts. within this collection, a further development of similar concepts that are much more structured is recognized. overall, the collection is one of strong direction, with few questionable choices. created in 1994, i recognize the potential that the miller label has to becoming much more progressive & more stunningly, creatively. with what was presented for fall, in this collection- i loved the styling, the use of layers & the collections coats had an inter-galactic feel that drew me in. displayed in some of the collections coats were the same elongated, almost exaggerated silhouettes that i really loved as well. i would like to see greater forms of power through simplicity, as much of the fashion market is preying on the art of minimalism.

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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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fall collections, new york: peter som

sophisticated style was presented with metallic accents in the form of the FW11 peter som womenswear collection. less than perfect beehives sat atop the models heads as they walked down the runway clad in well tailored dresses, formal pants looks & floor length gowns. much of the collection, stylistically, reminded me of oscar de la renta- it’s that same approach to dressing women that is so timeless. with a palette consisting of cameos of orange, red, blue, grey & black- the collection is one of solid direction & promising concepts. strong not only in design direction but in cast, as anais mali walked alongside tao okamoto, ming xi, valerija kelava & rose cordero. i loved the use of fur on some of the collections coats & while i readily identify a likeness to oscar de la renta’s design style, i also admire the sense of youth seen in the clothes- though classic, the concepts aren’t dated & are given a slight tinge of modernization, which will only enhance the som labels marketability.  

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fall shwpckg: ford models, new york

as one of the most prominent agencies in fashion, ford models has represented some of the baddest females in fashion for over years. karmen pedaru, anais mali, valerija kelava, ming xi, rose cordero, alana zimmer, tao okamoto, hanne gaby odiele, anna jagodzinska, julia hafstrom & crystal renn have dominated the world of high fashion in editorial & through campaign bookings in the past five years. for the fall show season, im anticipating seeing all of these females in the biggest & best shows of new york fashion week. established in 1946, by eileen & the late gerard w. ford, ford models has offices in miami, san francisco, toronto & chicago while representing men, women, children & artists alike. under the direction of paul rowland, the ford agency has gone though a modern make over providing a much more edgy model option to brands & luxury clients in fashion.

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spring prêt-à-porter: christian dior, paris

as sexy pin-up sailors walked the runway for the house of christian dior, a stunning cast of females blazed the catwalk. karlie kloss opened the show as anja rubik, toni garrn, kasia struss, jourdan dunn, jac jagaciak, jacquelyn jablonski, constance jablonski, chanel iman, coco rocha, rose cordero, sigrid agren, siri tollerod, liu wen, vlada roslyakova, frida gustavsson, ana selezneva, maryna linchuk & iris strubegger followed. i was waiting on the edge of my seat wondering where joan was & thinking of possible conflicts with scheduling to provide reason for not seeing her this far into the show sequence. then, joan smalls closed the show. an amazing feat to be accomplished for such a historically valued house, as dior. the collection did well with it’s use of nautical sailor elements & seemed to come off as a set of army wives walking around a hawaiian army base in my mind. i loved the collections use of sheer along with the wide stretched socks that appeared at the opening sequence of the show. overall, the house of dior under the creative hand of galliano is unstoppable. im glad that we got a little bit of paradise this season as we’ve been seeing a slightly darker aesthetic in the past few seasons. one of the most sought after shows each season, galliano delivered completely this season. a wide range of looks, refreshingly bold use of color; cast & concepts completely on-point. one of the seasons best. always a strong direction & well executed vision at dior.

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