Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Design of the Day - Ralph Rucci - Resort '14

Ralph Rucci Resort 2014
Ralph Rucci is the greatest living American fashion designer. His work is not as celebrated because it's subtle, he doesn't do advertising, and he doesn't go to industry parties. Sad reflection on American fashion.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Design Matters - Design of the Day - Chelsea Agawa

Chelsea Agawa FIT BFA Graduation Collection
Terrific work from one of the best of FIT's 2013 graduates

Monday, July 29, 2013

Design Matters - Design of the Day- Tanya Taylor Fall 2013

Tanya Taylor Fall '13
Tanya Taylor's tailoring touches are what elevated her Fall collection.

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Design Matters - Design of the Day - Dina Tarrab

Dina Tarrab Parsons BFA graduation show.
One of the more interesting designers in this years crop of Parsons grads. I've heard nothing but good things about Dina's work ethic which is more important than her talent.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Design Matters - Design of the Day - Hibi fall '13

HIBI by Yeji Joe Fall 2013
Three jackets from Yeji Joe's debut collection, if you're going to be bold with color the key is to really go for it.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Design Matters - Design of the Day - Camilla Skovgaard Fall '13

Camilla Skovgaard Fall 2013
Ah the mighty Dane, Camilla Skovgaard. So many trends we see now she invented years ago.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Design Matters - Design of the Day - Bionda Castana Fall 2013

Bionda Castana "Erin" Fall 2013
The color blocking on these delicious booties is perfect. Not to much intersection and not too little.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Design Matters - Design of the Day - Dion Lee Resort '14

Dion Lee Resort 2014
The cut of the skirt is what caught my eye in this look. As much as we've been in a dreadful retro loop for the past decade there are always designers who are creating new styles and shapes. You just have to look harder.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Design Matters - Design of the Day - Diego Dolcini - Fall '13

Diego Dolcini Fall 2013
Gleaming patent, the dark of the night meets the shimmer of silver & gold. Amazing work from the criminally under recognized Diego Dolcini.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Design Matters - Design of the Day - Vanessa Bruno Resort '14 - Simple done well

Vanessa Bruno Resort '14
Simplicity in fashion is often far from simple. Vanessa Bruno's designs always have a precise balance to them.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Design Matters - Design of the Day - Reem Acra Resort '14

Reem Acra, Resort '14

Although Reem's growth has been leading her in a different direction the last few seasons, she always makes amazingly beautiful gowns. 

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Design Matters- Design of the Day - L.D Tuttle Spring '13

L.D Tuttle "Mask" in Petrol
Tiffany Tuttle has long been one of my favorite American shoe designers, in fact she's one of the few American shoe designers. I wish we had more like her.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Design Matters - Design of the Day - Sandra Backlund Fall 2013

Sandra Backlund Fall '13
One of the most important designers working today. One of the finest knitwear designers of all time. Her work in one season echoes among less imaginative designers for the following three or four.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Design Matters - Design of the Day - Walter Steiger Fall 2013

Walter Steiger, "Unicorn" Fall '13
The trademark inverted curve heel, a perfectly proportioned D'Orsay cut upper and a stunning bow all in a dazzler of a print. Pure perfection.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Design Matters - Design of the Day - Jitrois Fall '13

Jitrois Fall 2013
When it comes to leather work these days Jean Claude Jitrois has few equals.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Design Matters - Design of the Day - An Ren

Design of the Day An Ren...all of them.
If you've never stopped by  315 E 9th St #1, New York, NY do so immediately. An is the definition of high quality whimsy in fashion.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Design Matters - Design of the Day - Ines Gloves - Leather Glove Bolero

 Ines Gloves Bolero
I have long been head over heels for this brilliant design. Buy now or just ogle

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Design Matters - Design of the Day - Loewe Fall '13

 Design of the Day, Loewe Fall '13
I love how Stuart Vevers design uses pops of color while still exuding an all business attitude.

Monday, July 8, 2013

Design of the Day - Mary Beth Bachand
Mary Beth Bachand Parsons Senior 2012

 Mary Beth's work absolutely blew me away last year. Both her accessories & RTW. I hope to continue to see her work for many years to come.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Design of the Day - Franck Sorbier Couture Fall '13

 Franck Sorbier Couture Fall '13 
Fashion so strong it looks like it could take a few bites from a sword.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Design of the Day - Jean Paul Gaultier Fall Couture 2013

Waiter, can I have some Parisienne glamour & a touch of elegant decadence with my fashion?
Jean Paul Gaultier Fall Couture 2013

Friday, July 5, 2013

Designs of the Day, Paris Couture July 5th 2013

Stephane Rolland Fall 2013 Couture

Rad Hourani Fall 2013 Couture

Julien Fournie Fall 2013 Couture

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Designs of the Day - Fall Couture Edition - Raf Simons - Giambatistta Valli - Alexis Mabille

Raf Simons for Christian Dior Couture Fall '13, the doubters are silenced.
Giambattista Valli Couture Fall '13, the legend grows.
Alexis Mabille Fall Couture '13, unparalleled romanticism. 

Monday, July 1, 2013

Design of the Day - Thom Browne Fall '14

I understand that this entire collection is essence a fantasy. But designers like Thom Browne and the fantasies they create are essential to move fashion forward. Particularly now when fashion so desperately needs to start to move forward again.

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