“The higher the heel, the closer to heaven I feel”.
You may or may not agree with me, but it sure is a fine excuse to fill that shoe closet up!
Another year has gone by, and Sweet n’Raw is just two months away from its second birthday! Since we are about to bid farewell to what has been a year filled with fashion, beauty, illustrations and satisfactions, it’s only fair that we remember the highlights of it. Here it is, a quick summary of what you saw on the blog this 2012 (part of it anyway). Enjoy!
Ready for the countdown? Have you written those resolutions? I am so ready to welcome 2013, it’s gonna be a good one ( I have a feeling).
It’s almost that time of the year, Sweet’n’Raw’s favorite time of the year: Sweet Spring! While trees start growing leaves, flowers start to bloom and we begin to catch the first glimpses of warm sun, our closets have to be ready and prepared to embrace the new season. It’s time to box our coats and heavy boots and leave some space for those cheery and lightweight pieces that will be accompanying us until Fall falls upon us yet again (seven “no coat” months, yay!).
Sweet’n’Raw has prepared a garment by garment guide that can help you, my lovely readers, build your wardrobe with all the trend essentials you’ll be needing. On the following days, I will be presenting the pieces that, according to Sweet’n’Raw, are key elements for the coming season. Also, I’ll be whipping up some looks and ideas on how to style it all.
Ready for Spring? Sweet’n’Raw sure is! Keep checking back to find out what to buy and where to find it!
PS: Little fact, this is my b-day month and to celebrate it, a giveaway is in order. Expect more news soon!
It’s been a long and fashionable month and I finally get to have some runway rest after this post. Probably you are in need of a break too. We close this season’s Sweet’n’Raw Fashion Week coverage happy with the results and with six of my favorite names from the Paris line-up: Hussein Chalayan, Balenciaga, Giambattista Valli, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and my favorite, Haider Ackermann.
Thank you Hussein for bringing your usual colorful pop to the season. For this show, the designer chose a vivid color palette that included bright red, teal, lime, black, mustard and taupe. He mixed his long and minimal gowns with oversize garments, structured shapes, and cut-outs, lots of them. He did his fair share of color-blocking by putting together beautiful combos such as teal-mustard-white or taupe with holographic panels. As always, his prints were as interesting as his garments and he definitely hit a high note by pairing the looks to equally colored pumps.
Leave it to Balenciaga to make the ultimate PFW statement. This show is among the most coveted of the week, I always silently curse my paisana Salma Hayek, her marriage to Mr. Pinault has snagged her a front row seat next to Anna Wintour. Nicolas Ghésquiere is always one step ahead of all of us mortals, and with this collection, it shows. The designer sent out the runway a display of high-waisted trousers with metallic finish, structured and oversize coats, sheer garments with shiny leather inserts, printed sweatshirts and volume A-line skirts. The collection had an air of sporty to it but also some 80’s vibe. For the accessories (major role at the Balenciaga show), pumps with a strap overload, two-toned ankle booties and gloves, beautiful leather gloves.
Shall we address the fact that the Chanel set is always insultingly beautiful? The Grand Palais always dresses up with its best pieces when it comes to the brand’s show. This time it was all about crystals and it was dazzling. Now about the collection, to be honest, it wasn’t my cup of tea. Miranda Kerr and company strutted the stellar catwalk in oversize garments, pants over dresses or skirts, metallic and sheer textures and colorful tweed. Color palette was jewel toned, so were the eyebrows of every model that walked Karl’s runway. My favorite parts, the side strap pumps and the little boy.
This is my PFW climax, I was expecting this show for ages and it didn’t disappoint me one bit. Over the seasons, ,my love for Haider Ackermann keeps growing and growing. He has developed a signature style that can be recognized from a plane. This show, like his past two,, was delightful. The designer payed special attention to the woman’s waist by cinching almost every look on the runway, his artistic layering skills were at its best and his effortless and precise tailoring was done to perfection. His color palette was all about rusty, Autumnal shades. What killed me? The cobalt blue, cropped jacket number.
YVES SAINT LAURENT
It was the final bow at YSL for the great Stefano Pilati and what a dark & sexy way to say bye, bye. With a runway filled with dark puckered amazons, the designer sent out the runways a bunch of looks in which the waist was the main element. Almost every ensemble from the collection was cinched, enhancing the woman’s natural hour-glass figure. Form structured and leathery outerwear to sheer and delicate sheer, midi dresses, it was beautiful all the way. The accessories went perfectly with the collection´s mood, ruched black boots, wide belts and wait for it… metallic pumps (I’m a sucker for shiny stuff). It was a beautiful end of an era and on to the next question: “Where are you going Stefano?” We already know that Mr. Slimane is taking over Pilati’s position and that makes us very, very happy.
A fabulous Italian in Paris, that’s how I like to think of Giambattista Valli. I’m a sucker for his romance and his beautiful silhouettes. This time his mixed up his signature femininity with some graphic and edgy prints. He pleated skirts with sheer inserts, he added peplums to knitwear, he did the “very popular this season” dress over trousers and for the end, he did a beautiful evening gown display (the long-sleeved, burgundy one took my breath away). It was a versatile collection, but it always stayed true to its creator’s style.
Last FW look and we had to do a little Parisian chic. I chose a green lace dress, that as soon as I saw it at ZARA, I fell for it. I made it jumper style by adding a red, striped button-down underneath, this one is from ASOS. To enhance the waist, a skinny belt in the same shade of green as the dress. This peacock snake one is from Malene Birger. For coverage, a chic tan biker, also from ASOS. For the legs, thigh-high socks in cream and tan booties (I have used them in previous looks) from ASOS, they are now on sale.
For the bag, I love the contrast between navy, green and tan. That’s why I went with Proenza Schouler‘s PS1 Large. For accessories, I kept it simple, a single deer ring from and ASOS beige & tortoiseshell watch. For the nail detail, Tom Ford‘s Scarlett Chinois polish.
For all the deets on today’s ensemble, go to FASHIOLISTA.
We officially close Fashion Month (even tough it ended a week ago) and we are very much looking forward to welcoming the new season, of course, Sweet’n’Raw style.
Wishing you a gorgeous weekend, sweet kisses…
Friday is near and so is the end of our Fashion Week coverage (we are just another post away from ending the beautiful madness that has been this fashion month). The Paris line-up is so impressive that also for today, some of the biggest names in the industry: Vuitton, Kenzo, Saab, McQueen and of course, Lovely Lanvin… Ready for your runway review overdose?
I think it’s safe to say that Marc Jacobs is really into hats right now. The setting of his runway (he is starting to compete with venue king, Karl Lagerfeld) was a train, made specially for the show. Models strutted the runway accompanied by old school porters that carried their “luggage”. The key elements: volume, oversize coats, ladylike silhouettes, trousers under a-line skirts, embellishments and pantsuits. The color palette was all about camel, beige, navy and green, just to name a few. The patterns and prints had a 1970’s vibe to them and they were paired with platform heels and brogues.
Miss Sarah Burton can’t deny that she learned from the best, her constructions, shapes and vibe have the late Alexander McQueen written all over. Last collection was breathtaking, but with this one I can’t help but wonder, has she gone too far? It was a feminine collection where the volumes and the textures had the main role. Color palette was neutral (almost): black, white, ivory, gray, red and pink. To create those artistic structures, the designer used feathers, fringes, fur, tiers and laser-cut. Accessories showed the same textures as the ensembles and models sported visors that matched those metallic bow belts on the runway.
Just before the Kenzo show, my twitter timeline was completely flooded with comments about the Museum setting, the Magnolia Bakery cupcakes and more. The amount of attention the show got and the stellar collection can only tell us two things: Humberto Leon and Carol Lim are doing a kick-ass job and Bernard Arnault can’t be happier. With the colorful venue as background, the designer duo sent out the runway a texture and pattern parade. Colors were so alive, that I can’t believe I’m about to say this, I can’t wait for the Kenzo Fall to arrive. The highlight of the catwalk: the high-waisted, wide, emerald green trousers and the Kenzo embroidered jumpers. Functional but also beautiful, Kenzo was definitely on the top of the PFW pyramid.
Hello lavish! That was the main theme of this season’s runway. Opulent and rich, the show started out with some jewel-toned numbers, then there was navy, red, ivory and black. Silhouettes were built so they would enhance the woman’s body ( hence the amount of cinching). Artistic draping was a key element on Mr. Elbaz’s show, it seemed to be perfectly built on some of the collection’s garments. As always, the jewelry was heavy and remarkable and the gloves, well the gloves gave the whole exhibition that air of sophistication and edge.
Leave it to the “gown” man to make a girl look chic and feminine. Elie Saab never disappoints with his elegant and poised collections, and this one was no exception. He started out the show with sharp and dark daywear. Little by little, as looks and colors passed, the show arrived its climax, his signature, embellished, gowns (very popular among Hollywood A-listers). For his day ensembles, Saab used loose trousers, ladylike skirt suits, beautifully draped tops and some fur. For evening wear, his usual gown display. His color palette ranged from cream, gold and nude, to a beautiful emerald green and black. The most beautiful thing on the catwalk, his use of sequins and his sensual shapes. As his campaign girl, Miss Karlie Kloss was the show opener and the fabulous Anja Rubik the closer. Beautiful!
I’ve always had a thing for feather skirts and PFW is the perfect excuse to take them for a stroll. For this ensemble, I chose a cream, ostrich feather mini from one of my fave designers, Malene Birger. I paired it up with a vintage and lovely Hermes jumper with floral silk print. For the jacket, a boxy, quilted jacket from ASOS. I love how the micro floral print clashes with the one on the sweater. No tights for this one but a pair of killer wedges from Jeffrey Campbell. The crochet finish adds more texture to the outfit.
For the bag, to contrast with the jumper’s leaves and to give a little edge, Alexander McQueen’s khaki box clutch. Since the jacket has a reverse sleeve hem, arm swag is in order! To match the look’s color palette: a tan strap watch from ASOS, a triple bangle set from PIECES, a lip friendship bracelet from NW3, a cream enamel, stud bangle from Ted Baker and a wooden bead bracelet from River Island. For your fingers, a House of Harlow band ring and from Essie‘s new collection, Orange it’s obvious nail polish.
For all the details on today’s look, just click HERE.
Only one to go and we are done! Get your Spring engines ready because after the next post, Sweetn’Raw will be on full Spring mode.
Almost Friday! Sweet kisses…
Buongiorno! Sunny days are finally here in Milan, weather forecast is already showing 20º and I couldn’t be happier! As Spring approaches, so does my B-day and the end of this Fashion Month coverage. Today I have some stellar Parisian fashion, courtesy of Valentino, Carven, Nina Ricci, Miu Miu and the always genius, Givenchy. What to expect? Cuteness, lingerie, romance, darkness and more! Ready, set, go!
This is my favorite brand that shows in Paris, season by season it just blows me away. The style, the shapes, the colors are really, really what I’m into. For this season, the wonderful Guillaume Henry sent out the runway a collection inspired by the Medieval times. With that characteristic chic vibe, Henry went a little more dramatic this time. Color palette included shades that the designer used beautifully on his Spring collection: mustard and red. He paired them up with some burnt orange, classic black and the very resourceful, cobalt blue. Textures included tapestry, laser cut, dazzling prints and cut-outs. For the shapes, it was all so clean and pretty: A-line skirts, oversized coats, capes, blazers and perfectly tailored, cropped pants. The t-strap shoes were to die for and collars and cuffs peeked out from some garments. I want to be a Carven girl, I need to be a Carven girl!
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli’s dramatic romance has really become a trademark for the Italian brand. You can spot a creation by this duo from miles away. This collection was inspired by folk and may we say that the result was effortlessly beautiful. The show was packed with embellished gowns, structured and detailed coats, their signature colored leather and the classic Valentino red dress display. The air of femininity filled the catwalk with meticulous sheer inserts, Victorian lace, shimmering garments and pretty, ankle-strapped pumps. My favorite look, the long, nude dress with the flower embellishments and embroideries. Overall, it was fashion poetry…
Leave it to Signor Tisci to make an impact on the runway. Season after season, the Italian designer has worked his ass off to become one of PFW’s favorites. His genius, talent and construction skills just keep on sweeping us off our feet. As always, it was a dramatic and dark catwalk. His inspiration was clear: equestrian with the expected pinch of bondage. Leather was the main element on the show, it opened with a series of black, rubbery and structured numbers. His already signature sheer skirts also made it on to the runway over sexy enough, slip dresses. The boots were one of the highest notes and those slouchy, leather trousers (middle picture) are just pure French perfection. Riccardo Tisci just seems to always get it right, he is an all-time favorite that’s definitely here to stay.
It’s Peter Copping and his lingerie once again and we never get tired of it. Models strutted the catwalk with side-swept bangles and dramatic berry puckers and lovely, lovely garments. Nina Ricci is always about a game between seduction and cuteness. It was a neutral color palette with some hints of plum. Lacy and sheer slip dresses were paired up with heavy and structured coats. Volume (big trend of the season) played an important part with those puffy and printed numbers and soft fur embellished the perfectly tailored outerwear. The show had that Paris chic vibe that we all love so much. Special mention to the ankle-crossed pumps (BIG ACCESSORY TREND ALERT!) that complemented beautifully Copping’s sensual ensembles.
Now that’s an unexpected turn. We were really getting used to Miuccia Prada’s cute and girly skirt parade and we kind of loved it. For this season, it was all about the menswear and the famous pantsuit. And guess what? We kind of love it too. With a jeweled color palette, Mrs. Prada sent out the runway a total of 37, perfectly tailored looks. The fabulous range of 70’s inspired prints (stripes, tapestry, hexagonal and more) created a game of optical illusion. Of course, some cute leg-flashing was present and some solid colors as well. As always, the shoes are definitely worth mentioning: loafers reinvented all the way. I always love Miuccia’s stuff, but I do have to admit that being a girly girl, I am more into her frilly and cute skirts and dresses. Anyway, being objective, it was another amazing collection from the Italian designer extraordinaire.
This is definitely a Parisian macaron inspired look, and very appropriate to say bye, bye to those lovely furry coats that have kept us warm and stylish during the Winter (after all, Spring is almost here). I chose a pretty yellow playsuit from ASOS. The lace and front bow detail make it even cuter. For coverage, a striped furry coat in pale pink, also from ASOS. For leg coverage (this is going to be one of the last looks with tights), a Sweet’n’Raw favorite, Modcloth‘s spotty, white tights. For the shoes, keeping up with the pastel vibe, minty court shoes from CO-OP.
For the bag, a classic vintage Chanel one. This two-toned beauty is definitely a dreamboat. And since it’s all about lavish details, for jewelry: a pair of bow & pearl earrings from Kate Spade, a woven pink bracelet, a floral and butterfly one and a crystal stretch bangle. For the final touch, a pretty ring with an aquamarine stone from TOPSHOP and TOM FORD‘s Naked nail polish.
All the deets on today’s look can be found at FASHIOLISTA.
We are halfway through with our coverage and after that, a little giveaway and some Spring are on the horizon. Brace yourselves, fashionable ladies!
After a forced break from the blog (I was in the mountains, where internet connection is actually nonexistent), I am back with the first post of the last from this Fashion Month. PFW it’s officially over but for us, the party is just getting started. Reviews, looks and photos are already lined-up for you to read away and enjoy! For the fist Paris delivery, I have put together a group that’s used to dressing the cool chick with the sophisticated street vibe: Balmain, Marant, Chloé, McCartney and a personal favorite, Vionnet.
There’s a mentor out there that’s so damn proud! I’m sure Christophe Decarnin, the man that managed to change and evolve Balmain’s style and direction, was a kick-ass teacher for young designer (and hottie from the block) Olivier Rousteing. He was able to keep Balmain’s winning formula but with his own twist on it: a wild & rocker Louis XIV. The macaroon inspired color palette against the signature, nonchalant silhouettes played along perfectly. Some of the looks even resembled the walls and ceilings of Versailles or any other French villa from that era. The usual slouchy trousers and low-rise jeans, were beautifully paired with embellished jackets and button-downs. Leg-flashing, as always, played a major role on the catwalk and mini skirts and dresses were beyond beautiful. It was all paired up with delicious ankle boots and that cool vibe you can only get from Balmain,
The first show after changing the Creative Director is always key for the brand. Last season, Rodolfo Paglialunga bid farewell to Vionnet with a beautiful collection, where butterflies and softness were the main elements. This season, Barbara and Lucía Croce had a tough one to break. The show was decisively different from what the brand’s former designer usually brought to the table, but staying true to what Vionnet is about: ethereal elegance meet Parisian chic. It was more minimal and more about day than night (Rodolfo payed more attention to evening and gowns). Their twist, the trousers, not what you usually see from the french house. It was more real than Paglialunga’s red carpet stars, but I kinda liked it that way.
Keep doing what you are doing, cause you are doing it great. That’s probably what someone said to the coolest French woman that has walked this Earth. Isabel Marant’s style has become her strongest trademark. Her cigarette, cropped pants with a low-rise are regulars on all of her runways. This time, she added a touch of Western to that bohemian chic style of hers: fringes, suede, cowgirl shirts, cowboy embroideries and even some cowboy boots. The results were dazzling, look after look, I kept praying for more. My favorite part of her shows are always the final bow, when you get to see that Isabel really embodies the woman she designs for. J’adore!
They are saying that this collection is her masterpiece, but the truth is, Stella just keeps getting better and better with the seasons. With gal pal, Natalia Vodianova as her opener and closer, the British designer did hit it out of the ballpark with her luxury & sporty Fall 2012 collection (after all, she is designig the UK’s olympic uniforms). The show was a beautiful display of slouchy trousers, oversized coats, fitted dresses, structured garments and those heart-stopping flared numbers. The color palette was mainly blue (a color that she seems to adore lately) with hints of white, taupe and pink. My favorite part: definitely the ornate print , outstanding!
May I just say what a damn, fine work has Clare Waight Keller done for this season with Chloe’s collection. Critics were not so keen on her debut show, but this one was really, really different. It had that air of chic and effortless every girl loves and wants to really pull off. The color palette was completely neutral (some hints of red made their way on to the runway), shapes were structured and oversized. The designer did her fair share of layering by putting together those midi, volume skirts, with cozy jumpers and button-downs peeking out. The ankle-strap shoes were a lovely detail and everyone’s favorite look was definitely the pink number that came out first. Lovely Miss Waight Keller, really lovely…
Parisian chic is one of my favorite styles, with this in mind I developed a rusty, primary colored look. I chose a white pussybow blouse (you should have on by now inside your closet) from ASOS. I tucked it inside a pair of tan leather shorts from A.P.C. For coverage, the most beautiful cardigan jacket there is: Tory Burch‘s Aldwyn cotton number. For hosiery, Modcloth‘s wine tights and for the feet, Opening Ceremony‘s fabulous suede booties.
For the bag, Parisian preppy calls for a satchel, a mustard one from Modcloth. For arm swag, a navy Toy Watch, a French Connection red bracelet and Mulberry‘s double belted bracelet. For the finger factor, a circle ring from MEHEM and Bernard Wilhem’s dark blue nail polish.
For all the details on this look, go to FASHIOLISTA.
What do you think of Paris so far? All so lovely and chic like the city itself! Just a few shows more to review and we are done!
Wishing you a lovely week, sweet kisses…
Greetings from a less frozen Milan, Italy! As we began to warm-up for our Fashion Week, New York begins to wrap it up. It’s been a wonderful week so far (Proenza Schouler made my heart literally stop yesterday, but their review will be coming up tomorrow), Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren have yet to show their stuff on the runway. As for myself, I have five more reviews in store for you, my sweet and gorgeous readers. Ready for today’s round-up? I have Mr. Elegance, Oscar de la Renta, the showman, Marc Jacobs, and more! Let’s start!
OSCAR DE LA RENTA
It was a dream, a dream built by the man himself, Oscar de la Renta. It was a display of class, sophistication, femeninity but with a touch of fantasy. Who wouldn’t want to be turned into a de la Renta princess? I bet all of you raised your hands. It was all so old school, all so parisian chic and all so lavish. There was the Audrey Hepburn inspiration and then there were a gazillion jewels going down the runway (some real, some printed).
I have to admit I was hypnotized from look one, and kept on drooling till the final bow (I have a secret crush on Oscar). The Dominican designer mixed classic black looks with powdery colored ones. He sent out knits, lace, tulle, pleats, embellishments, and even colored fur, it was so overwhelmingly perfect! In the end, he had his usual red carpet moment with some dreamy and fabulous gowns, waiting to be Oscar’d. I loved his collection, I loved each and every one of his garments.
3.1 PHILLIP LIM
Moving on to a lighter and more minimal runway, 3.1 Phillip Lim’s. For the working woman, for the sleek and cool city chick, that’s the type of crowd the designer went for this season. Tailored pants in different cuts, unusually shaped knitwear, fitted blazers and the turtleneck, which was pretty much everywhere.
He did his fair share of color-blocking and layering, in a clean and precise way. It was a great show, wearable clothes for the glam gal who likes workwear and trendy in the same phrase.
When the tailoring is right, you can never go wrong, that was Derek Lam’s motto for this collection. Cream, black, mustard and a little bit rusty red painted the designer’s runway. Each look resulted in odd pairings, in a good way. Printed bombers accompanied printed midi skirts, fur, leather and silk as a combo, long and flowy skirts with thick and heavy knits. And it all worked out so damn well. It was effortless, it was laid-back with a touch of dressy and a pinch of sporty. I simply loved the movement in his final garments and the shoes, oh those shoes, someone get me a pair before I throw a fit.
This is the way proper draping should look, beautiful, artistic, flawless and wearable. This is the first time I review DOO.Ri and all I have to say by looking at the stellar collection is that it has been a pleasure. The color palette was mainly black & bone, there were a few hints of pink, a little gray and that gorgeous shade of teal she sent down the runway. The show had an air of fluidity and elegance, everything seemed to fit in the right place and at the right time.
Aside from her jersey draped beauties, we also got to see some different elements this time: silk dresses, wool knits, leather, tailoring skills and laser cutting.
Definitely the show most people expect on NYFW. Yes, it is about the clothes, but it’s also because this man sure does know how to put on a show. This time the setting was a castle in ruins, the main attraction were hats and the accessory that you could spot on every ensemble were pilgrim shoes. The collection, as the designer said, was inspired by fashion icons Anna Piaggi and Lynn Yaeger. It was a texture parade, a big time mash-up, just the way his two muses would have done it.
Everything came oversized or cropped, notice the hips with volume and the flesh peeking out underneath those fabulous coats? It was edgy, it was daring, it was beyond dramatic, it was mad-hatter, it was disco, it was, after all, Marc Jacobs.
Cute schoolgirl does the mash-up, that’s what I like to call today’s look! It’s is pretty but it has an edge. Let’s start with the first layer, a pastel blue sleeveless blouse from TOPSHOP. Second layer: a crocheted lace dress from See by Chloe, it’s flirty and femenine. To contrast with the girly stuff, a menswear sweater in grey with speckles. It’s from Oliver Spencer and you can find it on Mr. Porter. For the last layer, I added more texture and print to the game with this THU THU boucle bomber. For leg coverage, spotted natural tights from Modcloth and navy blue socks from TOPSHOP. For walking distances with style, this See by Chloe lace-up shoes are perfect for the ensemble.
For the bag, a classic in the making, the PS11 by Proenza Schouler in camel. For jewelry, the cute factor with a stripey bow necklace from ASOS and a leather bracelet in beige from Mulberry. Last but not least, pucker up with Dolce & Gabbana’s Scarlett lipstick.
All details from today’s look can be found HERE.
15 down, tons of more reviews to go. Tomorrow LFW kicks off my sweet readers! Which show are you most excited for? Me? Two words: Meadham Kirchhoff.
PS: MFW is 6 days away!
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
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.