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NY’s FINEST SPRING 2014, part 2

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Yeah, I know what some of you are thinking. You might be thinking that this is not a race, that everyone’s a winner. Well, that doesn’t really happen when it comes to fashion. When it comes to Fashion Week, some finish last, some finish first. That’s why every season I like to choose my top 10. Yesterday we started our countdown, the spots from 10 – 6 have already been filled. Now it’s time to reach the top of this little chart of mine, the five best shows (in my opinion) from what was a fabulous Fashion Week in New York. Are you ready to discover my picks? Keep on reading!

proenza

Lázaro Hernandez and Jack McCoullough can do no wrong. Their collections always rank really high, their shows have always so much buzz around them and there are many reasons why that keeps happening. But the main one, their clothes are always exquisite. For Spring 2014, with a neutral color palette and some hints of shimmer, they presented a collection packed with beautiful tailoring and craftsmanship. And no we are not talking hand-embroidery or embellishments, we are talking construction. From coats to evening dresses, it was all so effortless and chic at the same time!

jasonwu

Jason Wu had been following a patter until now, that chic goes bondage theme was a regular in his runway shows. For Spring 2014, he went all soft and glam on us. And guess what? We kind of love it! The color palette was all about powdery shades and pastels (touch of navy and black here and there). The shimmery fabrics played the most important role of the collection, paired up against slouchy coats and loose midi skirts. The slip was everywhere, from those sultry sparkly numbers to sheer, crisp white ones. It was different drom what we’ve always seen from him, but it still had Jason Wu written all over.

MKors

Oh boy, this was a beautiful surprise and a beautiful collection! The most important thing, it was so wearable and so likeable and it had that retro feel that everybody loves. The structured garments (blazers and trench coats) worked perfectly with those leaf-printed, breezy dresses. And while the color palette was a little bit on the earthy side (I’m not that fond of that range), I couldn’t care less, I fell in love. The highlights? The pin-up bikini, the short suits and short combos, that dress with the thigh-high slit and plunging neckline (it would’ve been too much, but it somehow worked) and the platforms (simple platforms, but platforms ever girl needs inside her closet).

jmendel

I’m always drawn to peachy colors and meticulous garments and that’s exactly what J.Mendel gave me for their Spring 2014 collection. Ever since that all-white Winter collection, I’ve been keeping an eye on this brand and I’m not disappointed at all. This collection was all about the short, short hem (thank God someone out there is still thinking about legs, with all the midi and 3/4 skirts we have been seeing) the pastels and the details (even the simplest of dresses had a little special something). We got to see short combos, skirt combos, pleated and ruffled hems, embellishments and beautiful prints and shoes. Those shoes, those shoes were even better than Sophia Webster’s range for J. Crew. Those shoes were even better than Delpozo’s bow sandals. I have to get me some J. Mendel heels next Spring, I really have to.

altuzarra

And last but definitely not least, the top of the list. With an effortlessly sexy collection, one of my favorite NYFW designers, Mr. Joseph Altuzarra. The slits on his skirts went as high as a slit can get. The layering and the styling was spot on. The collection was all about separates coming together and variations. He understands that there has to be something for everyone in a collection. While some of his sexy skirts were paired up with silk button downs, tank tops and long sleeve t-shirts were also an option. The highlight? The metallic fabric he used on some of the skirts and lightweight jackets. He gets the first place not only because it was all so wearable, but because it was original and beyond desirable!

That’s a wrap! We are moving on to LFW Trends and best shows. Are you ready for more Spring 2014? Don’t worry, I’m on it!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
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NYFW SPRING 2014: The Trend Report

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NYFW ended about a week ago and with an endless line-up, it takes some time to review and identify the strongest trends and colors of the coming season. As always, there were lots of surprises, new styles, comebacks and more! I wanted to present to you no more than 10 trends but it was impossible to narrow them down (I ended up with 20). Best thing about it? There’s something for everyone and pastels for me, yay! Let’s start!

sweatsForget about your classic pullover, it’s all about sheer panels, textures, graphics and even sequins this Spring!

  1. 3.1 Phillip Lim
  2. Alexander Wang
  3. Prabal Gurung
  4. Reed Krakoff

powdery

Powdery is the new nude! Pale blue, pale peach and pastel gray will be everywhere next season!

  1. Jason Wu
  2. Marchesa
  3. Narciso Rodriguez
  4. Tocca

shorts

The short suit has been around for a while now. But this Spring, forget about the blazer combo it’s more like a twinset.

  1. Alice + Olivia
  2. J. Mendel
  3. J. Crew
  4. Michael Kors

festival

For all of you, Coachella junkies, this season you’ll have a lot of garments to choose from. Festival fashion has gone from a style to a trend.

  1. Anna Sui
  2. Naeem Khan
  3. Donna Karan
  4. Rebecca Minkoff

slit

Spring 2014 will not only be about leg flashing, is all about thigh flashing!

  1. Altuzarra
  2. Ralph Rucci
  3. Rodarte
  4. Thakoon

cropped

We need to keep on crunching like crazy because cropped tops will be the strongest trend of Spring 2014.

  1. Rag & Bone
  2. Peter Som
  3. Narciso Rodriguez
  4. Jill Stuart

90sNobody saw this one coming but the nineties are back (all new and improved, of course)!

  1. Alexander Wang
  2. Rag & Bone
  3. DKNY
  4. Rodarte

oarty hem

Pretty hems with tons of volume, ladylike and beautiful!

  1. Cynthia Rowley
  2. DKNY
  3. Victoria Beckham
  4. Oscar de la Renta

surferBring on the neoprene, the zippers and the tropical florals, surf’s up this Spring!

  1. Tommy Hilfiger
  2. J. Crew
  3. Cynthia Rowley
  4. Calla

white

White trousers will be next season what leather pants are this Fall, a must-have!

  1. Calvin Klein
  2. Helmut Lang
  3. J. Crew
  4. Helmut Lang

sequins

Shiny disco ball? Hell, yeah!

  • Jason Wu
  • TBD
  • TBD
  • Marc by Marc Jacobs

sheer

Sheer panels are always in trend, but when you add some texture, you definitely get the peek-a-boo effect!

  1. Oscar de la Renta
  2. J. Mendel
  3. Jill Stuart
  4. Oscar de la Renta

pastels

Two Springs ago pastels were the strongest trend of the season, this Spring, they are back!

  1. Rebecca Minkoff
  2. Philosophy
  3. Alexander Wang
  4. Prabal Gurung

slip

Lingerie has been around for ages, but for Spring 2014, the slip will be your best friend!

  1. Jason Wu
  2. Thakoon
  3. Jill Stuart
  4. Tocca

wallpaper

Flowers are always very resourceful for Spring but for the coming season, we are really embracing wallflowers!

  1. Honor
  2. Marc Jacobs
  3. Tory Burch
  4. Oscar de la Renta

blue

Last season, it was all about the greens. This coming season, it’s all about the blues!

  1. Ralph Lauren
  2. Honor
  3. Jenny Packham
  4. Sachin + Babi

preppy

Tennis jumpers, pleated skirts, mod dresses and polo shirts, preppy is back!

  1. Alexander Wang
  2. Karen Walker
  3. Ralph Lauren
  4. Ruffian

citrus

I’ve never been a fan of citric shades, but it looks like I’m gonna have to start  liking them.

  1. Oscar de la Renta
  2. Costello Tagliapietra
  3. Ralph Lauren
  4. Lela Rose

golden

We all love gold and shiny clothes, so did the designers when thinking about next Spring!

  1. Altuzarra
  2. Creatures of the Wind
  3. Josie Natori
  4. Kate Spade

bikerBikers with nice and romantic dresses? Never say never until you give it a try!

  1. Jason Wu
  2. Ruffian
  3. Ralph Lauren
  4. Robert Rodriguez

What’s your favorite NYFW trend? I’m all about the slip, the powdery shades and of course, the pastels!

Sweet kisses…

llustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: style.com

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NY’S FINEST part 1

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NYFW is like a race among designers and like in every race, some finish first, some finish last. This year, the competition was tough: lots of great fashion, tons of innovation and genius and not that many misses. Some shows built a lot of expectation around them (we are talking about Galliano’s comeback for ODLR and first A. Wang show after being chosen as Balenciaga’s new Creative Director). Some others let the clothes and the spot on tailoring talk for themselves. Here is the first part of NY’s finest. From the 10th spot to the 6th.

red valentino

It was one of the first shows or presentations in this NYFW edition and what wonderful way to start the week. Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli have been doing a great job a creative directors at Valentino this past seasons. With every collection, it becomes more certain, there is no one better than this duo to run the brand. The inspiration was obvious, Hansel & Gretel, folk fairy tales, craftsmanship at its best. Short hemlines, floral tiers, hand painted prints, bows, capes and embroideries were paired up with shoes that were cute as a button and delicate knee socks. It was a dream, a fairy tale dream.

ALTUZZARRA

I have always considered Joseph Altuzarra as part of NYFW’s Fantastic Four (he is up there with Prabal Gurung, Thakoon and Young Mr. Wang) and this season, he definitely proved why he is part of the cool group. It was a sexy enough fall for Mr. Altuzarra, one where leather, slits, sheer panels and big buttons had the leading roles. And even tough I’m a fake fur kinda gal, that white fluffy number did make a strong statement on the runway. The highlight? The architectural stitching details and the texture mix.

THEORY

Not only is Oliver Theyskens the sexiest French designer on Earth (all-time sexiest will always be my Tom Ford), he is also the most talented. He doesn’t need big drama and theatrical presentations to do his thing. He knows shapes and tailoring and it shows. For this season, quilting got the Theyskens treatment and if this is quilting, I can’t wait to get quilted (yeah, I know, I used quilted three times in one sentence, I’m overexcited). His knee boots were cooler than the infamous Givenchy ones from last Fall and his trousers, well his trousers speak for themselves. Bravo, Oliver! You make simple complicated and vice versa, that’s why we love you!

ODLR

Galliano and de la Renta together? When the news about this collaboration broke out, it seemed almost too good to be true. The picture perfect designer and the drama queen that is John Galliano? Yes, it happened and yes, the result was pure bliss. The shapes screamed Oscar, but the details screamed John. His influence on the runway was clear but not overpowering. The balance was great. And the hats? The hats was all Galliano, I can bet my life on that. It may be the start of something new between this two, it may have been just a way to re-introduce Galliano to the fashion world. Whatever it was, it worked!

PRABAL

I have a feeling he is about to take the “prodigy” crown from Alexander Wang and he deserves it. Prabal Gurung and his prints have made his show one of the most expected in NYC and he also just presented his collection for Target. The mood for  his Fall 2013 show? He took his military inspiration and glammed it up. The show opener was a hit and just the beginning of what would be an extraordinary catwalk. Harnesses, endless slits, tailored coats, precise and meticulous details and the shoes, those multi-straps are gonna be all over next season. Expect to see one or two Hollywood youngsters with his dramatic gowns on the red carpet.

That’s it for today! Don’t forget to check back tomorrow to discover the top 5!

Sweet kisses…

 
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Hello NYFW!

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It’s all set and it’s finally here! NYFW kicks-off tomorrow and it will be the start of a wonderful fashion month. And while I won’t be there physically, I’m gonna pretend I am and give you the best coverage possible. New York City always has an extensive line-up, but also an impressive one. New talents and veteran designers put on a wonderful show and manage to get all eyes on the Big Apple for one week (not that the most wonderful city in the world needs more attention than it already has). I’m sure this season won’t be an exception, I can’t wait to discover what it’s store for us for the next Fall. To start with our coverage, I put together a little line-up of what we are going to be seeing on the runways starting tomorrow. Don’t know which shows are your cup of tea? Keep on readin’.

line-up

  • THE BIG SHOTS: they have been around for ages, everybody knows who they are (even those who don’t give a damn about fashion).
  • THE HEADLINERS: The true stars of Fashion Week. Young, innovative, talented, they are the creme de la creme.
  • THE GROOVY: Indie vibe? Retro swag? Old school style? They have it all!
  • HOLLYWOOD: When actresses and singers get creative.
  • THE COOL KIDS: Favorites among bloggers and street style stars, they’ve got swag, lots of it.
  • THE GLAM PACK: Love the red carpet numbers? Dramatic gowns? Shiny fabrics and textures? This is your box
  • THE ECLECTIC: A unique as unique can get, this designers manage to put together beautiful but edgy mash-ups.
  • THE ROOKIES: The newbies, the ones to watch.
  • THE CUTE BUNCH: Like picture perfect ensembles? Flirty silhouettes? Parisian chic?

Below you’ll find the official schedule from the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. A few names are missing, but for the daily list of shows and updates, LIKE Sweet n’Raw on Facebook.

MBF SCHEDULE

Let the Fashion Week games begin! What show are you most excited about? I’m all about the Proenza boys, Thakoon, Altuzzarra and Alexander Wang. Be sure to keep checking back for all the scoop on NYFW.

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Mercedes Benz Fashion Week site

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NYFW COVERAGE: Board Shorts Gone Cute

Hello, hello my sweet readers! As promised, I’m back with more NYFW runway reviews. Pulling-off this coverage by myself is a lot of work (browsing pics, choosing them, editing them, putting the looks together, sketching, more editing, writing reviews, proofreading and so on), but it’s definitely worth it. In this FW edition, contrasts have been the main trend so far: the sweet versus the hard, the fabric mash-up, the print mix. Sheer is back, stronger than ever, and so are cut-outs. Florals are making their seasonal (and regular) comeback and jacquard will remain for Spring (thank you, Fashion God). The color trend? Surprisingly, sky blue (I kinda wanted this color around since Chanel released their Skyline nail polish). And please, for the love of God, stop saying that the harness trend is Fifty Shades of Grey inspired. Bondage has been around fro much longer than that and those collections were ready to be produced when that shitty mommy porn sadly became a sensation (sorry for the rant, I just had to put it out there).
Anyway, after what seemed like the longest introduction, here they are, the reviews of the day:

ALTUZARRA

As I stated on my last post, Joseph Altuzarra is part of my NYFW favorite trio (along with Prabal Gurung and Alexander Wang). Known for his eclectic and beautiful prints (talk about his tropical parrots from S/S 2012 and the graphic horse jumpers from Fall), this season he didn’t disappoint in that department (or in any department whatsoever). His collection lacked the usual Spring feeling, but that’s what made it so special. The thing about Altuzarra, he manages to twist the trends and revamp them. For this collection, he gave fringes a whole new meaning and reinvented the gladiator sandal (that shoe is gonna be all over the editorial world this coming Spring, mark my words). His shapes and tailoring? Flawless. An that jacket-over-the-shoulders thing, we better start embracing it right now!

JILL STUART

Last Spring it was the sorbet parade, this Fall the rocker chic vibe and now she gave us romance. One thing is clear, the Jill Stuart show never gets boring. The runway opened in black, black with a feminine vibe. As the show kept on going, the colors kept on changing but there was never brightness, all shades were mute (eggshell, blush, pastel peach and that aqua number). As for the shapes, everything was clean, everything was beautiful and everything screamed romance. Stuart’s elements included full skirts, straight trousers, sheer fabric, cropped tops (strong, strong trend), jacquard (designers can’t get enough of this fabric), lace and sequins.

The designer, for the evening part, had a clear 1920’s inspiration and a ballerina one with a twist. Her garments flattered the female form to perfection. As for the shoes, wide ankle straps were also present on her show. Overall, a pretty collection that didn’t need the bright color factor to pop.

RAG & BONE

Rag & Bone has got it going on! Definitely one of the shows with more swag when it comes to NYFW. Over the years, David Neville and Marcus Wainwright have mastered the art of layering and on their Spring 2013 runway, it definitely showed. They gave their looks a chic spin on sporty, that’s what made their presentation so special and interesting. Bombers paired up with flirty, flare skirts, leather trousers and shorts with plunging neckline tops, skater dresses and denim, all were among the elements that were sent out the runway. As for the shoes, they gave platform sandals and wedges a whole new meaning, a beautiful one.

ALEXANDER WANG

He has been dubbed as king of the accessories department and it’s clear why. Usually, I start by reviewing the clothes but shoes like this can’t be ignored. Like his fellow designer Altuzarra, Mr. Wang gave the gladiator a whole new spin, a minimal one. You can’t help but wonder how a couple of leather straps and a heel can shock so much (in a good way). There’s no explanation, this man just makes it work. Moving on to the clothes, it was all about the cut-out. Almost every look had them, almost every look rocked.

From barely there dresses with eternal slits to metallic tops, everything had that futuristic vibe with a sporty twist (Alexander Wang really knows how to handle the sporty trend). The thing no one expected? The lights went off, the dresses glowed. Now that’s what you call a killer finale.

PETER SOM

Thank you, Peter Som! Than you for keeping my beloved pastels around for Spring 2013, thank you for giving them a new twist and thank you for throwing in some florals into the mix. Som has proved to the fashion world that when it comes to prints, he is among the masters. This time, it was flowers, but not your usual kind of flowers, they were all ethereal and abstract. For his 2013 Spring collection, he paired up soft knits with printed hotpants (I know what I’ll be wearing next season), he mixed beautiful Jacquard jackets with delicate jumpers. The floral appliqué garments were definitely the highlight of the show.

Board shorts gone cute? Oh yeah, Mr. Som definitely pulled that off (expect Zara to go crazy with this next season). After the pastel party, the show got some rusty coating: mustard, burnt orange and gold. Matching tops and bottoms has definitely become one of the strongest trends at the moment and one Som has embraced beautifully. As for the accessories, the pointed court with the ankle wrap is going to be huge next Spring (Jason Wu, Jill Stuart and Prabal Gurung also had them on their show), so start saving up!

LOOK OF THE DAY

A neutral color palette is always bound to be a great hit. I love neutral color-blocking but this time, I wanted to try a neutral mash-up. A lantern, python print skirt and a textured jumper with an embellishment may not seem like the perfect match but when put together, the result is unbelievably beautiful. Here’s what I used for this ensemble.

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

Ten reviews down, a ton more to go! Bring the fashion on! Are you enjoying the Spring 2013 collections? I know I’m in love with Altuzarra’s edgy take on the gladiator shoe. See ya next post!

Sweet kisses…

Illustration: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: style.com, asos, zara, Valentino, Chloe, Dior Vernis
 

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NYFW COVERAGE: Darkness & Drama

Little by little I’m regaining traction with my runway reviews. No more slacking off, young lady! It’s Thursday and NYFW is almost coming to an end. An eager and stylish London awaits for us! But today, I got reviews for three of the most expected shows of the season: Alexander Wang, Joseph Altuzarra and Prabal Gurung. Are you ready to see what this fashion prodigies presented in New York? I am more than ready to walk you through their lovely and beautiful collections.

ALEXANDER WANG

He is working his ass off to become one of NYFW’s giants, and it shows. He always makes us go crazy with his creations and this show was no exception. It was a darker side of him, very different mood than the one he gave us for S/S 2012. But before getting into his collection, there is something I have to comment on first, his model line-up was insane. Almost every girl that has made a name for herself  in the industry walked that runway: Frankie Rayder, Shalom Harlow, Carmen Kass, Karmen Pedaru, Karolina Kurkova, Natasha Poly and of course queen Gisele, just to name a few. Enough with the chicks and off to the clothes.

It was a somber collection, but with a sense of luxury and a touch of gloss. The garments looked almost laquered and this was exactly what the designer was going for. His color palette was simple, black, white and some other rusty colors. It was a structure display, it was clean, it was precise and dramatic. It was a more mature side of him. I don’t know how he does it, but Mr. Wang always gets it right.

BAND OF OUTSIDERS: BOY & GIRL

I don’t care who likes it or who doesn’t, I am a sucker for Band of Outsiders. I fell in love with Scott’s Menswear a few years ago when I chose his brand as a theme for a project. Now that he does Girl, I am even more infatuated by Mr. Sternberg’s fashion. This time, his theme was obviously western (the show opened to The Good, the Bad and the Ugly soundtrack). Long and flowy dresses with soft prints for the Girl part, tailored pieces, fur vests and cool trousers for the boy part. There was a little Mexican influence on the whole collection, which made me like it even more. It’s might not be a novelty, but it’s realxed, it’s wearable and it has Band of Outsiders written all over.

PRABAL GURUNG

It was so hard to narrow Prabal Gurung’s entire collection to my 10 favorite looks. It was heartbreaking to leave so many out. As he usually does in Fashion Week, Mr. Gurung killed it again! It was a spectacular fashion display. From the perfect tailoring, to his texture mash-up, to his color palette, the result was pure perfection. It was darker than it usually is with him (darkness suits him just fine), but in his very own style, it escaladed and ended with light (hence the title of the show, “Uncursed”).

His signature trousers, metallic gowns, feathers, fur, neoprene, his also singnature cut-outs and sheer inserts, it was so Prabal Gurung but with a twist, a beautiful one. It was a sexy collection and a bold move from the designer, a move that payed off really well. I give him a standing ovation, even though I was not physically there to do so.

PREEN

Last season I became a fanatic, thank God they kept the same lines and shapes for fall. It was a subtle and delicate transition from Spring to Fall. The main inspiration for the digitized and abstract prints Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi presented on the catwalk came from Expressionism. They combined textures and printed elements in a collage kind of way. Some of the elements from their last show came back, the beautiful peplum, the soft and femenine silhouettes, the knee-length skirts, the lace and the sheer fabrics.

But also other elements made it to the runway, bold colors, sequins, print overlapping, beautiful knits and embellished garments. It was like a sequel to their lovely S/S 2012 collection, and if you think sequels are never good, this show definitely proves you wrong.

ALTUZARRA

Young Mr. Joseph Altuzarra is definitely the man of the hour. This collection has been, up to this day, his masterpiece. Can his creations get better than this? It’s gonna be a tough one to break, but I’m sure in the coming seasons, he will keep outdoing himself. It was a mix of trends and textures, with a winning result. Precise tailoring was a key element for his success. Heavy and meticulous knits were presented on the runway, along with embellished garments, fringes, structured pieces and sharp cuts.

Like his fellow designer Jason Wu, Joseph sent out the runway an olive, leather coat to die for. The show had a Moroccan feel to it, but it was not ethnic, it was Moroccan his way. He is the man to watch, and he has earned his place in Fashion. Beautiful is all I can say!

LOOK OF THE DAY

Who said Winter had to be harsh? I like mine powdery with a little pastel in it. For this Fashion Week look, I chose some skinny, minty trousers from Zara. I paired them with a printed, cat bodysuit (it’s actually a swimsuit, but it just looks rad with this ensemble) from Nasty Gal. Over it, a blush, sheer blouse, also from Nasty Gal. You just have to tuck it in and leave it slightly open for the cat’s face to peek out. To cover up, a faux fur coat from ASOS in a lovely shade of lilac. For the shoes, to keep on candy-coating, a pair of patent leather platforms in blush, also form Nasty Gal.

For the bag, I am currently in love with Givenchy’s Antigona line, so I went with a bright white clutch. It complements the look to perfection. Accessories? I rarely do the ring/bracelet/necklace combo, but this time it seemed right: pastel, spiked bracelet, swirl golden ring and pastel blue, Hello Salilor! necklace, all from TOPSHOP. For the nails, Essie’s Nice is Nice to contrast with the furry jacket.

All set! You can find the details of the look on FASHIOLISTA.

I’ve already given you 10 reviews and two looks, want more? There’s plenty coming your way! I better get to work. I’m giving you Oscar and Marc tomorrow so be sure to check back!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofía Alanis
Photos: style.com

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SWEET’N’RAW’S NYFW COVERAGE: The Field

Are we excited or what? NYFW has finally kicked off. Who can even remeber those Super Bowl moments? Tomorrow, the streets of NYC will be filled with bloggers, models, journalists and more, all of them ready for exceptional dispays of Autumn/Winter fashion. As you have probably noticed by now, I never get to the point without a proper introduction (virtue or defect I got from my dear Momma). That is why today I have prepared for you a baseball themed, FWNY, designer analysis and tomorrow we will be starting with fresh, out-of-the-runway reviews and the looks I have already in the oven for you. NYFW’s show round-up is always interesting and youthful, it’s always exciting to see the new materials, prints and trends designers showcase on their catwalks. Shall we? Most certainly!

Here you will find the big names, the ones that have been around for years and years. The sharks or the big shots are always a big part of Fashion Week, wether you like Ralph Lauren’s classic style, Anna Sui’s excentric touch, Calvin Klein’s minimalism or the exquisite circus Marc Jacobs always puts together.

MARC JACOBS  Creative Director: Marc Jacobs  –  Owner: LVMH  –  Start date: 1986

RALPH LAUREN  Creative Director: Ralph Lauren  –  Owner: Ralph Lauren  –  Start date: 1969

OSCAR DE LA RENTA  Creative Director: Oscar de la Renta  –  Owner: Oscar de la Renta  –  Start date: 1965

CALVIN KLEIN  Creative Director: Francisco Costa  –  Owner: Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation  –  Start date: 1968

DONNA KARAN  Creative Director: Donna Karan  –  Owner: LVMH  –  Start date: 1985

ANNA SUI  Creative Director: Anna Sui  –  Owner: Anna Sui  –  Start date: 1980

MVP says it all, the most valuable players on the field. Fearless when it comes to trying new things, smart, creative and beyond fabulous. Proenza Schouler texture and material usage always manages to drop our jaws. Jason Wu has perfect tailoring skills and Rodarte’s girls always take us to their very unique fantasyland.

ALEXANDER WANG  Creative Director: Alexander Wang  –  Owner: Alexander Wang  –  Start date: 2007

PROENZA SCHOULER  Creative Director: Jack McCollough, Lazaro Hernandez  –  Owner: Jack McCollough, Lazaro Hernandez, Andrew Rosen  –  Start date: 2003

PRABAL GURUNG  Creative Director: Prabal Gurung   –  Start date: 2009

JASON WU  Creative Director: Jason Wu  –  Owner: Jason Wu  –  Start date: 2006

THAKOON  Creative Director: Thakoon Panichgul  –  Owner: Thakoon Panichgul  –  Start date: 2004

RODARTE  Creative Director: Kate and Laura Mulleavy  –  Owner: Kate and Laura Mulleavy  –  Start date: 2005

They deserve a special mention, a ticket to the All-star game. Michael Kors constantly delivers, Phillip Lim is always pretty and new and Helmut Lang, well Helmut Lang speaks for itself.

HELMUT LANG  Creative Director:  Michael y Nicole Colovos  –  Owner: Link Theory Holdings Co.  –  Start date: 1986

3.1 PHILLIP LIM  Creative Director:  Phillip Lim  –  Owner: Phillip Lim, Wen Zhou  –  Start date: 2005

MICHAEL KORS  Creative Director:  Michael Kors  –  Owner: Silas Chou, Lawrence Stroll; Sportswear Holdings

  –  Start date: 1981

They have only been around for a couple of seasons and their road to the top is just starting, but trust me on this one, they are the ones to watch. Band of Outsiders has already the Menswear experience, Joseph Altuzarra has Givenchy, Marc Jacobs and PS on his CV and the Olsen sisters have always had that X FACTOR.

ALTUZARRA Creative Director: Joseph Altuzarra  –  Start date: 2009

THE ROW  Creative Director:  Mary-Kate Olsen & Ashley Olsen  –  Start date: 20057

BAND OF OUTSIDERS  Creative Director:  Scott Sternberg  –  Owner: Scott Sternberg  –  Start date: 2011

Now you know who’s showing this week! Which show are you most excited for? I’m a sucker for Jacobs, Preen and Jason Wu. Expect the unexpected, because that’s the thing about New York and that’s the beauty about it too.

Sweet kisses…

Illustration: Ana Sofia Alanis
Photos: Google images

All texts are written by me, PLAGIARISM is not cool…

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