Category: ‘Runway Style’

NYFW 2013: Furry Beasts, Lucid Dreams, And Seriously Sexy Neckwear

February 14, 2013 Posted by rissvandal

I know that New York Fashion Week wasn’t a competition, but if it were, the award for Best Overall Performance would go to Jeremy Scott. I don’t recall the last time I was this wowed by a collection. It’s so playfully creepy, with a youthful edge. In this collection we saw mummies, zombies, leopard-print, anarchy, and some absolutely crazy neon fur. I need these things in my life.

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NYFW 2013: Highlighting the Heavy Hitters

February 11, 2013 Posted by rissvandal

New York Fashion Week is well under way and from what I’ve seen there seems to be a 50/50 split between the breathtaking and the absolute bores. In terms of bigger names, I’m finding myself impressed by designers I never would have imagined (Donna Karan) and let down by some of the ones I thought I could always count on (Y-3). This first NYFW post focuses on three of the big names that left an impression. I’ll deliver my faves from the more independent names and presentations at the end of the week–there are still lots of shows to check out and the presentation I’m absolutely dying to see still hasn’t happened yet, as of when I’m writing this on Monday night (Jeantrix!).

My favorite collection so far is Vivienne Tam. I’m a sucker for sharp lines, plaids with edge, and I love the stark yet minimal makeup and hairstyling of the models.

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Alexander McQueen and Beekeeper Chic

October 4, 2012 Posted by rissvandal

I can’t get over how stunning the new McQueen Spring 2013 collection is. One reviewer called the collection “slightly mad,” which I think is an indication that designer, Sarah Burton, is doing something right. Every season she’s managed to create new collections both surprising and thought-provoking.

The collection is opulent and ultra-feminine, with an edge. Burton managed to combine fishnets, petticoats, and luxe beekeeper hats and somehow make it all seamlessly fit together.

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The Heavy Hitters of NYFW

September 13, 2012 Posted by rissvandal

New York Fashion Week gave us some stunning new collections, and in my opinion, a few surprises. I expected to be blown away by The Blonds, as usual, but that ended up not being the case. While their collection was as loud and bold as always, it felt kind of stale–like they were pulling the same old “shocking” tricks without much innovation.

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What I also didn’t expect was to be blown away by Anna Sui. Her collection was full of diversity and contrasts–part romantic part playful punk rock.

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On Aura Tout Vu Couture

January 31, 2012 Posted by fashionvandals

There are a handful of Spring 2012 couture collections to rave about, but let’s start off with On Aura Tout Vu Couture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 This collection is absolutely exceptional. Sheer prints accent billowing skirts, rich blues and reds create striking contrasts, and fireworks and fur-trim are somehow worked into the same piece. (more…)

The Resort’s Much Needed Edge

January 4, 2012 Posted by fashionvandals

It’s no secret that I hate Resort collections. I say it a billion times and sometimes I skip over them entirely. This year I decided to give them another chance, in the hopes I’d be pleasantly surprised, and I’ve so far found two collections with some pieces I can stomach (notice I didn’t say I’d fallen in love with the entire collection)–Balmain and McQueen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dsquared2′s Spring 2012 Menswear – It’ll Be The Season of the Tiger

December 11, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

I love Dsquared2′s Spring/Summer 2012 Menswear collection for a lot of reasons, but the main reason can be summed up in two words: Tiger sleeves. Yes, I said tiger sleeves.

 

 

 

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Kevork Kiledjian Fall/Winter 2011-12

December 6, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

I would love to get a hold of something from Kevork Kiledjian’s Fall/Winter 2011-12 Collection. First off, are those sheer leopard pants? Whether they are or not, hell yes.

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David Koma Spring 2012

November 30, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

I’ve been looking at the David Koma collection for a while now, and I still can’t decide if I actually like it, or if I just find it interesting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Alexander McQueen Spring 2012 – Darkness Awaits

October 11, 2011 Posted by fashionvandals

So let’s talk about stunning, and what I wish every single Spring collection could resemble, as we take a look at some designs from Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2012 collection.

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