Author Archives: Shannon Davenport

Detail of the Day – Anthony Vacarello

In just four seasons Anthony Vacarello has become an editor favorite, counting many of fashion's it-girls as fans. Known for his provocative, skin-baring looks, he kept things familiarly sexy for Spring, experimenting with wrapping and bodycon shapes enhanced with iridescent metallic brocade that merged trippy florals with textured animal prints in a glitzy-trippy mash-up. —Shannon Davenport
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Detail of the Day – Missoni -

From sunset colored ombré hues to aquatic-inspired accessories like goggles and visors, designer Angela Missoni seemed to be influenced by the water this season. Pushing the boundaries beyond the traditional zigzagged raschel knits that the Italian brand is famous for, the designer played with the concept of 3D textiles, most impressively demonstrated through graphic organza layered over matching patterned knits, ...
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Detail of the Day – Etro -

Swirling floral prints and allover embellishment added romance to simple shapes at Etro this Spring, and designer Victoria Etro, like many others this season, seemed to be inspired by the Far East. In true Milanese fashion, she upped the glitz factor with allover sequins studded with multicolored lacquered stones, while a matching clutch took the whole look to the next ...
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Detail of the Day – Prada -

Leave it to Miuccia Prada to keep us guessing with the off-kilter sense of irony that she brings to her collections season after season. In a total 180° turn from her 1970s-flavored Fall lineup, she turned to the Far East for Spring, with a spacey exploration of cherry blossom infused Mod. Origami folds, ribbon flowers and delicate piecing lent texture ...
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Detail of the Day – Gucci -

Designer Frida Giannini has steadily taken Gucci in a chic yet feminine direction, and the collection kicked off Milan Fashion Week with a colorful punch of energy. Whimsical feather prints had a bohemian feel but most notable were the juicy bright solids, embellished with intricate spindly spikes and jewels that added a luxurious if not royal look. — Shannon Davenport
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We Asked the Experts – What Do You Love Most about LFW? -

Our team is in London for the last day of shows today, and we stopped to chat with some of our favorite British fashion personalities about why LFW is such a fore in the industry. Watch and discover just how passionate these writers, designers and stylists are about this forward thinking, tight-knit community that is world renowned for fostering creativity ...
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Detail of the Day – Christopher Kane -

At the ripe age of 30, Christopher Kane has conquered the London Fashion world, and he's single handedly created a dialogue around an exploration of materials, from oil-filled plastic to metal-wire knits. This season, he again turned his eye toward non-traditional construction, juxtaposing rough black electrical tape with ladylike appliqué, for a look that deconstructed femininity in the most effortless ...
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Detail of the Day – Marios Schwab -

Marios Schwab tapped into the beauty of natural world this season, citing human ancestry, traditional tribes and organic forms as points of reference. Honeycomb geometric patterns and raffia fringe channeled a warrior-inspired effect while long dangling chains of Svarovski crystals swayed back and forth gracefully with every step down the catwalk. — Shannon Davenport
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Detail of the Day – Sass & Bide -

Perfectly in step with the purist notions of many key designers this season, Aussie label Sass & Bide utilized white for a crisp, weightless take on the Spring dressing. The neutral bright was anything but banal, thanks to origami-inspired folds, intricate laser cutting, and geometric gold closures that turned what could have been run-of-the-mill jackets into sculptural-inspired works of art.  ...
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Detail of the Day – Ralph Lauren -

The Ralph Lauren show is somewhat of New York Fashion Week finale, and the collection always leaves a lasting impression. This season the inspiration came from Latin-America and Spain, as traditional blanket striping and baroque, gold-threaded embroidery was mixed with chic suiting and basic knits. — Shannon Davenport
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We Asked the Experts – What Trends Did You See During NYFW? -

New York Fashion Week is a wrap! While we're hunkering down dissecting the key trends at our Manhattan offices, we thought it would be fun to hit the streets and talk to some of our favorite buyers, stylists, editors and bloggers to see what they're loving this season. Get the scoop in our interview with Ken Downing of Neiman Marcus, ...
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Detail of the Day – Proenza Schouler -

Proenza Schouler has been on an upward trajectory since they launched nearly a decade ago, and designers Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez have been on the cutting edge of New York fashion ever since an early CFDA nomination put them on the map. For Spring, they were inspired by the internet of all things, and they collaged digital prints sourced ...
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Face Time – Oscar De La Renta -

The looks at Oscar de la Renta this season were one part Keith Haring, one part Holly Golightly . The hair, streaked and swept up, conjured a modern, technicolor Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany's. "Her look had white streaks and we’re using colored extensions,” said stylist Orlando Pita. “We’re also teasing the hair — a lot.” A suede-matte fuchsia-stained ...
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Stylesighted – Mellow Yellow -

From dayglow to saffron, New York Fashion week attendees relied on sunny shades of yellow to add pop to their ensembles. Basic biker jackets and crew-neck knits were re-invigorated with in bright colorways while stark gridded patterns drew attention to this primary hue. — Shannon Davenport
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Detail of the Day – Rodarte -

The Mulleavy sisters' designs exist in the space between fantasy and front row, and this season their collection was chock full of intricate details that showed innovation and imagination toward run-of-the-mill materials. Leather was spliced, diced and appliquéd while sweaters were deconstructed into pieced knitted squares held together with metal chain and backed by a wall of iridescent sequins. —Shannon ...
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