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NYFW: Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2015 Ready-to-Wear Collection

NYFW: Michael Kors S/S 2015(images courtesy of Style.com)

Light; feminine; romantic; refreshing; completely elegant; these are some of the words I’d use to describe the visual fest that is the Michael Kors spring/summer 2015 collection – he is the king of daytime glamour!

His collection featured many things the mind conjures when you think of springtime, florals (daffodils, geraniums), sundresses, full-skirts, linen, crisp clean white-on-white looks and gingham – a major trend this coming spring as gingham also appeared in the collections of AltuzarraDiane von Furstenberg, and Oscar de la Renta. Above I featured my favorite looks from his darling collection.

 
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Posted by on September 11, 2014 in Designer Collective

 

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NYFW: Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2015 Ready-to-Wear Collection

NYFW: Altuzarra S/S 2015(images courtesy of Style.com)

I first discovered Joseph Altuzarra back in February when designers were presenting their fall/winter collections. Instantly I was drawn to his aesthetic, the collection was simplistic but rich in color, construction and style. I very much loved the attitude of his collection, it was polished and sophisticated, but in no way intimidating, featuring pieces that women will wear now or 5 years from now.

Now here we are in September (can u believe it), I have been riveted by all the amazing collections that have debuted so far! For his spring/summer 2015 collection, Altuzarra cited the films Rosemary’s Baby (still creeps me out to this day) and Barry Lyndon as inspiration. Above I featured some of my favorite looks from his collection. Now I’ve never thought of gingham as being pretty and polished, but some how that’s how it looked as models made their way down the runway in soft and pretty pink and baby-blue gingham dresses and skirt-suits. The collection also featured stripes and more stripes – (in dresses, shirts and pencil skirts with risqué thigh-high slits), as well as flowy tiered floral maxi-gowns with plunging necklines.

Overall it was a beautiful show, I absolutely loved the collection and he is easily now a new addition to my list favorite designers. Earlier this year Altuzarra was awarded CFDA’s womenswear designer of the year award and he has partnered with Target to introduce a limited-edition collection of women’s ready-to-wear & accessories for fall 2014 (available September 14th) – clearly this year is his year!

 

 
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Posted by on September 9, 2014 in Designer Collective

 

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RL Resort 2015

RL Resort 2015

“My Pre-Spring 2015 Collection is about a modern glamour, an easy sophistication and feminine refinement.” – Ralph Lauren

On June 4th, Ralph Lauren unveiled his resort 2015 collection. Unlike his spring/summer 2014 collection which was dominated by mod and bold monochrome, he kept the color palette of his pre-spring collection muted with crisp white, navy and accents of gold.

Nautical and preppy was a clear and present influence. The collection was simplistic and minimal with wide-leg trousers, pencil skirts, tunics and elegant flowy dresses. Yet the collection still had an air of day-time glamour surrounding it. It goes without saying, Ralph Lauren just gets luxury!

(above features some of my favorite looks from the collection).

 
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Posted by on June 7, 2014 in Designer Collective

 

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