Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fashion Week: Victoria Beckham

What: Classic sheaths cut in simplistic shapes but spare no attention away from the details. (The zipper detail at the back that runs through the whole length of the dress, opening up to the right height where one would feel comfortable/sexy depending on how high or low it goes!) These are clothes that exudes elegance with a touch of chic sophistication.

Take away: Being Beckham's sixth season designing (and being pregnant with her fourth child), Beckham has certainly elevated from being "another celebrity designer" to one that really takes the fashion elite's notice. Beckham's handbag line, which was recently launched in Fall 2010 (and was sold out on net-a-porter within minutes after it was released), further cemented her stay as a fashion power house who takes on her endeavors seriously. This season, her silhouettes have more volume instead of the tight-cuts that her designer friend Roland Mourat are famous for. New additions include coats, chic separates that are cut with the same precision as the dresses and of course, the exquisitely made handbags.  

Please enjoy the full-length video of the fashion presentation.

Fashion Week: Max Azria

What: American classicism reinterpreted in menswear-inspired womenswear.

Take away: Colors in camel, brown, and dark-green translated into menswear tailoring. Minimalism is still a theme although the colors brings a richer undertone to the clothes, giving it a feminine feel with the warmth. The army jacket returns paired with a leather choker and long, flowing maxi dress.

Video courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. 

Fashion Week: Yigal Azrouel

Please enjoy a video of the latest Yigal Azrouel Fall 2011 collection presented.

Video courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Fashion Week: Michael Kors

What: American classic reinterpreted in minimalistic chic with a dash of va-va-vroom sexiness. (Look at the slit! See the video for yourself.)

Video courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Fashion Week: Theyskens' Theory

What: Romantic goth meets street-chic.

Take away:  Belgium designer Olivier Theysken's second collection for Theory doesn't disappoint, with sharp, tailored jackets paired with wide-legged pants and romantic long skirts. Theyskens uses more colors and patterns this season - a street plaid in red still evokes a luxe touch with flowing silhouette in the bottom. This is a smart collection with a lot of cerebral aesthetics mix in with day to day contemporary wear.

What we love: What do we NOT love from this collection? Everything from the cape-like coat to the pants to the sheer black maxi dresses scream luxe without being too overt. Perfect for the new modern, contemporary woman. And with a contemporary price point, we predict this will be another sold-out collection similar to the one Theyskens did for Spring 2011.

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Fashion Week: Theyskens' Theory

Enjoy a video of Olivier Theysken's Fall 2011 collection for Theory, courtesy of Theory Inc.

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Fashion Week: MIK CIRE by Eric Kim

What: A menswear collection of slim silhouettes, layered fabrics and a monochromatic palette of black, gray and a hint of red creates a rugged urban look.

Take away: Tailored jackets and pants, fur-hooded parkas and lace-up boots.

What we love: Sleek leather jackets, three-piece suits, leather back-packs (given to front row guests). Your man never looked so cool wearing tight-fitting clothes, lace-up boots and a back-pack!


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Fashion Week: Heart Truth Fashion Show

Pls enjoy a video highlight of the Heart Truth Fashion Show, benefiting women's cardiac health.

Fashion Week: Vivienne Tam

What: clothes inspired by the Chinese opera. Tailoring is dramatic with high mandarin collar or collars that cascades down the neck.

Take away: prints that are rich with Asian influence mix with intricate appliques. Separates flow easily in easy to wear knits and flowing pants. Dresses in silk prints flow graciously down the body. Intricate appliques and crotchet throughout that gives an east meets west feel.

What we love: the tailored coats, and dresses in silk prints and appliques. The flapper cocktail dress evokes 1920s Shanghai.

Photo credits: Getty Images

Fashion Week: Prabal Gurung

What: love is the theme for the show. It opened with a show stopping red one-shoulder dresses draped romantically on Karlie Kloss. These are clothes that screams drama.

Take away: tailoring is sharp that comes in smart sheath dresses and long coats. Romantic blouses that ties at the neck are sheer with a hint of skin. Black dresses comes in a sexy sheer corset paired long
leather gloves. And there are laces too in black contrast with with wool. Ombre fur coats have returned!

What we love: the show stopping red, also the pink floral applice dress that's oh-so-sweet.

Video courtesy of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Fashion Week: Jill Stuart

What: native american theme with lots of new mexico colors, motives ( such as eagles, foxes etc). Skirt length is long and below the knee.

Take away: this is the new country attire. Why only settle for drab jeans and plaid when you can have luxurious thick knits in yummy fall colors? Accessories are Unitarian with boxed bags in brown cow leather (love the waist bag!)

What we love: a brick red leather drop waist dress, a cape vest with attached fur scarf, and the opening eagle print dress with a new length.

Photo credits: Getty Images

Fashion Week: Binetti

What: electic chic with a hint of Moraccan feel. Tunics in black with jeweled embellishment evokes easy elegance.

Take away: tops decorated with feathers. Luxury is back! Who says sequins, feathers and patterns don't go together?

Whar we love: the black chiffon maxi dresses with sequined obi- belt accents. It's evenig attire that evokes a sense of mystery.

Photo credits: Getty Images

Friday, February 11, 2011

Fashion Week: Nicole Miller

What: menswear influence with a touch of the feminine feel. Pants, slouchy or slim, are the new focal point that's dominant in this collection. Dresses are cut short and close to the body.

Take away: the new minimalism with a hint of cubism a la Picasso. This is a designer who has just launched a contemporary line into the market last year to keep in pace with a growing segment of customers who seek chic rtw day-wear with an affordable price point. This collection speaks to those same customers who want a more runway look to their outfits.

What we love: a charcoal Persian lamb vest that screams luxury. A digital print silk dress in blue evokes understated elegance.

Photo credits: Imaxtree