Icons from bygone days at Derek Lam

New York: Derek Lam presented an individualistic simple collection with the right amount of diversity. This season Lam embodied actresses like Diane Keaton, Mia Farrow, Dianne Wiest and Katharine Hepurn, “New York heroines”, he called it. His inspiration was abstractly executed rather than literal, a touch of the Seventies was noticeable. Trousers were flared in a play with proportions, either cropped ...
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Disco Birds at Rodarte

New York: Laura and Kate Mulleavy managed to marry successfully two completely different concepts, migrating birds and Disco. The first part of the show featured leather leggings – lots of them – satin and lace blouses and tweed tailored blazers and anoraks. Skin-tight leggings were made of stretchy leather and some of them came with lace panels. They were combined with ...
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Urban Tribes at KTZ

New York: Marjan Pejoski chose New York to present his latest collection this season. Native American and military elements were mixed together and this time the designer managed to get a super modern result – evocative colourful shearlings, colour-blocked fax fur coats and embroidered blanket coats were presented in traditional Native American motifs, yet they looked spirited and new. The outerwear ...
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Mod Moroccan at Edun

New York: 'Newish' Edun’s creative director Danielle Sherman travelled to Morocco over Christmas. There, she found some inspiration for her latest collection - elements from North African and European cultures blended seamlessly in both traditional and eclectic ways. Traditional European tailoring and mod-inspired dresses paired with Moroccan brocades and handmade tapestry panels. Sherman brought some newness to the lineup by playing ...
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Bohemian Dandy Ladies at Thakoon

New York: Thakoon Panichgul continued the exploration of menswear shapes with a bohemian sensibility - the designer cited Oscar Wilde’s alter ego Dorian Grey as one of the influencers for his latest collection. The dandy touches were noticeable in oversized shirts, precise tailored blazers and slim turtlenecks. The autumnal palette of rustic tones blended perfectly with textured materials and rich ...
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Kors wins praise as latest runway offer stakes claim to keep him in elite club

Michael Kors did what he does best in New York on Wednesday offering up a mix of easy, wearable ultra-luxury with a fashion edge. It was a collection that will certainly help the holding company sell more and more of those affordable bags, watches, fragrances, and diffusion line pieces. And that, in some ways, is the problem. Since the Michael Kors brand’s ...
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The bespoke drink: 365 Tokyo, Las Vegas

At Las Vegas members' bar 365 Tokyo, the concept of customising your drink has been taken to a new level. Patrons can specify the type of ice they would like in their drink - choosing to crack it, crush it, cube it or to have it carved into an orb.
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Tommy Hilfiger scored a field goal at #NYFW – and we were there for all the action

Tommy Hilfiger debuted one of his most inspiring collections yet in celebration of his 30th anniversary Monday. The New York Fashion Week sports-themed show saw a football stadium set created inside the Park Avenue Armory, for a fashion experience that arguably rivaled the Super Bowl XLIX halftime show. There wasn’t Katy Perry or Missy Elliot on hand, but Gigi Hadid ...
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Colorful architecture with Delpozo

New York: Josep Font, Creative Dirctor of the prét-a-couture house, was influenced for autumn/winter 2015/16 by the Australian artist Rhys Lee and Russian painter Andrey Remnev’s modern interpretation of the Pre-Raphaelite spirit. The set resembled a winter wonderland of white cardboard trees as the models walked the curvy path to a slow and serene soundtrack. The structure and architecture maintained ...
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Michael Kors perfects understated glamour

New York: This season Michael Kors was inspired by the yin and yang of an American attitude from people such as Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and Babe Paley. The collection exhibited opulent restraint and an overall composed and understated sense of glamour and indulgence. Menswear influences were seen throughout the collection with military accents, guncheck plaids, haberdashery capes, and burnished leather ...
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Vintage Treasures at LA’s Raggedy Threads

Since its founding in 2002, LA's Raggedy Threads vintage store has quickly become one of the go-to destinations for vintage enthusiasts and designers alike. Here we speak to the owner and founder, Jamie Wong on her favorite finds. While Little Tokyo may be off the beaten track of LA's retail and vintage store destinations like Melrose or La Brea, the area is becoming ...
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A lasting legacy at Oscar de la Renta

New York: Peter Copping’s first collection for Oscar de la Renta brought forth both an honorary tribute to the late designer as well as a younger, more modern sensibility. Coppings, who has previously designed for Nina Ricci, understood the feminine, classic, and sophisticated women who wear Oscar de la Renta. Staying true to the brand, the collection started off with ...
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A/W 16/17 packaging forecast at the Luxury Packaging Summit

I had the chance to give a talk on behalf of Homebuildlife at the first ever edition of the Luxury Packaging Summit this morning, focusing on packaging trends for autumn/Winter 2016/17. Attendees were delighted to hear how our four macro trends Artisan, ReMaster, Elemental and OffBeat will translate to their specific industry. Especially as these are not even live on the ...
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Objects In Between: a thoughtful design investigation

Ten German designers have teamed up for Objects In Between, an exhibition of objects that each explore the state of being undecided, in limbo and open to interpretation.
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Copping gets thumbs up for de la Renta debut while Hillier, Bartley mix nostalgia with protest and utility at Marc show

It was a big day at New York Fashion Week on Tuesday as Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley continued their reinvention of Marc by Marc Jacobs while Peter Copping took his first bow at Oscar de la Renta. More of Jacobs’ second line later. Just how did Copping fare? Having been chosen by the late Oscar de la Renta as the designer ...
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