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Alexander Wang | New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2012

Alexander Wang is such a genius – As he presented his Spring/Summer 2012 collection yesterday at New York Fashion Week, unlike other designers who had earlier taken a bold take on athletic or sporty themes, Wang subtly fused the theme with his already upscale street-wear aesthetic, and goes for inspiration found on the BMX, Motocross and NASCAR tracks.  In opening, female models with their hands tucked into the pockets of mesh pants wore constantly appearing mesh tops which were under-layered with what seemed to be colored shirts. Alexander then displayed how he creatively applied floral patterns to his amazing  street-wear, showing a great deal of body-hugging dresses, rompers and jumpsuits; all having their little touch of mesh and some topped off with a biker helmet as an accessory.  Tribal prints took their place as stadium maps, atop the most gorgeous of pieces including jersey jumpsuits and sheer jerseys. As it related to shoes, all the models wore chic pointed-toe pumps, which came in black and white.  This is what I call a refreshing collection, something new, innovative and inspiring. Seems like next season, mesh will be a huge trend, especially since Dolce & Gabbana already dished the male counterparts to the mesh trend in Milan earlier this season. Check out my collection favorites below, along with all photos from the show.

 images courtesy | style.com
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Dead Poet Society | GQ Russia September 2011

At this point in time there are a few things on my mind, and two of them would be our upcoming Fall/Winter 2011 season for which I have to prepare my closet, and also my University which starts back in just a couple of weeks.  GQ Russia surprisingly made me excited for them both after releasing a spread entitled “Dead Poet Society,” which feature models Jacques Naude, Miles Garber, Bobby Nicholas and Sam Whitman and is shot by Yu Tsai. Edited by Ekaterina Melnikova, the models appear in a classic bunch of color-washed photos wearing amazing outerwear and suits from the likes of Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry Prorsum, and tons more labels.

Jourdan Dunn for Vogue’s September Issue

It’s great when a day after announcing your list of favorite female and male models, one of them become the subject of a big spread in Vogue’s ‘always amazing” September issue.  UK’s best, Jourdan Dunn appears clad in the best of the Fall/Winter season, from the likes of 3.1 Philip Lim, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Dior, Rick Owens and tons more all shot by David Sims and styled by Marie-Amélie Sauvé.  All the looks with utilitarian and military influence, are topped with Jourdan’s fierce and structured face which is furthermore adorned by a short straight hair-do with brown highlights. Once again, Jourdan pulls off her ‘je ne sais quoi’ look, for the amazing spread. Can’t wait to pick up my issue. 🙂

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Katie Fogarty | Vogue Australia September 2011

Simply stunning is just one of the phrases I can use to describe this mind-blowing spread, and cover photo of Next model Katie Fogarty,  for the September Issue of Vogue Australia. It strongly captures the true essence of fashion, and the incredible designs of geniuses like Marc Jacobs for Louis Vuitton, Stella McCartney, the Dolce & Gabbana duo and many other labels including Hugo Boss and Christian Louboutin. Shot by Kai Z. Feng, her steel-blue eyes light up the cover as her visible body, from head to shoulders is graced by Louis Vuitton Fall 2011 pieces.  The spread which is entitled “Night Watch,” captures model Katie donning monochromatic looks as she struts the streets, all styled by Naomi Smith.  Being drawn to my attention by my friend Brent, this cover represents all that we’ve been missing with covers these days, and Katie definitely pulls off a great performance.

Trend Report | Denim on Denim

I’m sure we all remember our parents saying to us never pair different patterns with each other or sometimes even the same ones. But upon entering the fashion industry, I soon realized that there are absolutely no rules as it relates to pairing fabrics, however, you’ve got to make it look good. Denim jackets are an insanely huge hit this season, and with my Denim jacket trend report still topping the charts I know people are still longing to get a glimpse of the amazing denim looks pulled off by many. In moving on from that place, it’s time to talk about how you can take that very Denim Jacket, or even a denim shirt and pair it with your favorite jeans or shorts. Denim on denim is one of those combinations which usually turn off the “look good” appeal when people think about it because its something which people generally don’t do. However, regardless of this, it’s becoming a huge trend around the world this very moment, after making it’s debut on the runway seasons past. The fundamental secret in pulling off this amazing look, is to pair two different denim washes together in order to have variety and balance. Although a few people have paired the same wash together and pulled it off (that being a combination of dark washes) it’s much safer and smarter to pair a dark and slightly lighter wash together. For example, you could pair a light-wash denim shirt, with a medium wash pair of skinny jeans, and poof, you’ve got a great look. Now be careful, denim on denim is probably one of the hardest most tricky trends there are right now,  but if it’s done properly, it’s without a doubt uber-cool.

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D&G Campaign | Fall/Winter 2011

I had these images on my computer for quite some time now, and during a random ‘clean-up’ I knew I had to post them since I’m a huge D&G fanboy.  Shot by photography favorite Mario Testino, the impeccable models including David Agbodji, Guy Robinson, Alexander Johansson, Tao Okamoto, Melodie Monrose, Marique Schimmel and Aiste Kliveckaite join forces to don the Fall/Winter 2011 looks which sauntered down the runway earlier this year. With their casual look and youthful feel, bold patterns and prints, along with fur and tweed were displayed on a great deal of draping dresses and parkas and blazers. Accessories and eye-wear were certainly not absent, as neckties and D&G’s popular pair of headphones, along with glasses and sunglasses were on display.

I definitely see myself incorporating lots of their pieces into my winter wardrobe this year.

Trend Report | The Lace Obsession

To this day no other Trend Report has surpassed the great Denim Jacket post, but I decided to take to the computer and spill the beans on something I’ve seen before, but it has once again returned. I’ve never done a female specific Trend Report, and this article may somehow fall into that category easily.  Like most fashion bloggers and writers, I’m quite up-to-date on fashion’s current movements and changes. Whether it’s been on the Haute Couture runways of Paris or on the street, anyone in fashion can admit that lace, with its strong femininity is trending. If there’s any fabric which can totally define the delicate yet striking nature of women it would have to be lace. Now honestly, I’m not trying to promote what people may see as “nakedness” but I see nothing fashionably wrong with throwing on some chic lace over an incredible under-layer to handle the summer heat. As said before,  this isn’t the first time it’s been popping up; however, balance is incredibly important to retain the vintage or antique feel and poise to the incredible fabric.  It’s ideal to not go overboard or become suggestive, but to remain romantic and classy. Famous lace wearers include my dear beloved Anna Dello Russo, and it’s been on the runway of Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Valentino, Elie Saab and that of tons more designers. Now let’s show you girls how to rock lace with elegance and style.

Anna Dello Russo

Ralph Lauren & Oscar de la Renta

D&g & Brioni

Dolce & Gabbana & BCBG by Max Azria

It also works perfectly as an under layer to an outfit.

Olivia Palermo in Lace

Victoria of Stileterne rocking a vintage Lace Skirt

Photo by Kamel Lahmadi of StyleAndTheCity.com

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