Sunday, February 12, 2012

Fashion week: Custo Barcelona

What: rock chic meets urban warrior

Take away: Custo has grown out of its comfort zone of t- shirts and jerseys. The fall collection is about sharply tailored separates with an edge. Leather is used throughout in motorcycle jackets, lapels on a sharply tailored suit, and sheath dresses. There's a tone of fierceness and danger to these clothes, as if to protect the wearer the harshness of living in an urban jungle.

What we love: the sharp suits, the knits that have leather embellishments, and the winter coats. Even in the softness of furs and knits the sharp edges shine through. Brilliant!

Photo Credits: Imaxtree.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Fashion Week AW12: Rebecca Minkoff

What: lower east side chic meets hipster with a dose of preppy

Take away: as Rebecca Minkoff's fourth season to venture into RTW, she sent down the runway a collection of hip separates that complemented her mainstay - handbags. The collection bears similar outfits that the fashion show attendees are wearing currently, with lots of fitted jackets and tight pants. I suppose all these worked because they showed off the bags, which act as the anchor piece that tie the outfits together.

What we love: the bags in classic winter hues of wine, mauve and purple. A morning after bag in snake skin gave the collection an extra kick of luxe.

Photo Credits: Imaxtree.