Call me biased, but I love everything Kenzo. There’s just something about the cool, edgy label that satisfies all my weird fashion cravings. Over the weekend, Kenzo presented at Paris Fashion Week. The show took place at a skate park near Paris’ Périphérique. Humberto Leon and Carol Lim have been known for wearing their political views up their sleeves. So, it was no surprise that before the show started there was an avatar repeating in various languages,Read More →

With the 60s and 70s being a big trend on the runway, for this throwback thursday we’re taking a look at 1970s prints and silhouttes that are inspiring us today. A while back we looked at 1960s prints, which had a heavy influence from geometry and the rise of television and media. The new attraction to exotic musical and artistic influences in the 1970s catapulted the paisley print in magazines and adorned the hippest pop icons of the day; most noticeably The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Kinks, and The Who. The paisley design was commonly associated with rebellion; it was a statement ofRead More →

Jean Paul Gaultier has announced he is ending his men’s and women’s Ready-To-Wear collections to focus more on Couture and his fragrances. After 38 years of RTW he claims that it saps him from creativity and ultimately robs consumers of newness.  The 62-year-old says of his decision to WWD, “For some time, I have found true fulfillment in working on the haute couture and it allows me to express my creativity and my taste for research and experimentation.”  The fast pace movement of RTW collections has cost him to lose his energy and doesn’t allow him the creative freedom that couture collections allow.Read More →

With New York Fashion Week still flooding my senses, it was hard to choose what I wanted to take a look back at for Throwback Thursday. So I thought of something timeless, the wrap dress. We all know what it looks like: the deep v-neck, long sleeves and sitting just above the knee with the wrap tie placed right at the waist. What started out as a shirt and skirt turned into an iconic go-to style that flatters any woman.Read More →

Part of the upcoming year’s palette of a thoughtful, artistic colors, 2014’s shade of choice is radiant orchid. In a news release late last week, Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute said, “While the 2013 color of the year, Pantone 17-5641 Emerald, served as a symbol of growth, renewal and prosperity, Radiant Orchid reaches across the color wheel to intrigue the eye and spark the imagination.” This illuminating color has already been incorporated in the spring 2014 runway shows of Juicy Couture, Yoana Baraschi, and recent up and comer Emerson by Jackie Fraser-Swan. Radiant Orchid pairs well with 2014’s chosen neutrals of PalomaRead More →