Dark woods at Nicole Miller

New York: The Nicole Miller autumn/winter 2015/16 collection took the audience on a nighttime journey through the woods with a rock ‘n roll concert at the end of the path. The intricate prints and patterns were a mixture of photo real woodland scenes and embroidered animals and creatures with dark grounded backgrounds that elicited an almost mystical feeling. Patchwork, pattern ...
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N. Hoolywood Takes Us on a Streetwear Ski Trip

New York: Inspired by the exploration of luxurious ski destination Vail, Colorado in the late 1960s, N Hoolywood fused ski and outdoor items with the uniforms of military mountain divisions while keeping the brand’s contemporary flavour for a knockout collection. Outerwear was a particularly strong point with collarless coats in a variety of styles from luxe suede, shearling-lined tailored overcoats ...
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A night out with Cushnie et Ochs

New York: the Cushnie et Ochs collection was full of colour this Autumn/Winter 2015/16 with bubblegum pink opening the show and deep teal closing it. The brands signature bodycon and sheath dresses moved forward with wrapping, cutout, and mesh details. Plunging necklines, deep keyholes, and thigh-high slits injected that sultry sex appeal we’ve come to expect from the brand. Delicate ...
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A midwest romance at Zimmermann

New York: Zimmermann created another well-executed contemporary collection with unique design details referencing the 60’s and 70’s. Double keyhole necklines in knitwear, braided seams, lattice insets, and waist cutouts romanticized the flowing silhouettes. An emphasis on high waistlines was seen throughout with maxi skirts and trousers hitting at the natural waist. Pale and bright shades of mint, orange, orchid, and ...
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Jonathan Simkhai finds the pieces to his puzzle at his first runway show

New York: Jonathan Simkhai’s first runway show balanced modern sportswear with a contemporary edge. Gorgeous textured fabrics played an integral role with wire lace, drip rib intarsia knits, and interwoven strips of fabric. Curved pieces of fabric were cut and spliced together to draw the eye around the body creating the perfect puzzle. Leading model, Devon Windsor, opened the show ...
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Deconstruction of bygone eras at Creatures of the Wind

New York: Creatures of the Wind was founded in 2008 in Chicago and shortly after Shane Gabier and Chris Peters moved to New York. The design duo endeavours to avoid trends, instead, collections are driven by concept and narrative. This season was a melting pot of the past and the lines between the ‘20s, ‘60s and 70’s were blurred whilst ...
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NEW YORK: Fashion Week for Foodies

Fashion’s elite has landed in New York for the first iteration of Fashion Week. And while the winter weather prevails, these local hotspots are your source to rejuvenation. Defrost and unwind at these seen-and-be-seen foodie favourites.
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“Beer” Exhibition by Form Us With Love

Swedish design studio Form Us With Love was commissioned by Stockholm's Spritmuseum to curate an exhibition dedicated to "Beer" and the art of brewing. Beer-brewing enthusiasts are growing in number all around the world, while in Sweden alone the amount of new independent breweries doubles every year. 
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Gothic Distortion at Nicholas K

New York: Sibling design duo, Nicholas and Christopher Kunz explained their gothic and abstracted aesthetic for this season came from the 1920s silent horror movie The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. Hand-dyed silk gowns and cape knits swept the floor and billowed wildly in voluminous distorted shadows. Necklines were slashed down to the naval and draped asymmetrically around the body, worn over ...
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From Country to City at Coach

New York: High upon an elevated train track, surrounded by a backdrop of snowy hills, Stuart Vevers transported us to “being in the middle of everything and in the middle of nowhere.” A perfect scene for Coach’s country meets city-inspired aesthetic. A natural launch into outerwear for a leather house meant plenty of covetable leather jackets. These came spliced and patched, finished ...
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The best of this year’s Valentine’s campaigns

Valentine’s Day: the perfect excuse for brands to throw out fluffy, romantic pieces of work tied to the theme of love. The best of this year’s efforts from retailers and fashion brands include everything from a humorous film about a first date to an intimate series of self-portraits. There is also a love app, animation work and a virtual concierge. ...
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A Walk in the Forest at Costello Tagliapietra

New York: Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra presented a charming collection inspired by the deep forest and their own personal style – ‘we were thinking about ways in which we could reinterpret our own clothes and reflect on our own persons and our own histories’ – said the designers backstage. The heart of the lineup was translated into convincing fluid ...
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Sartorial Vacation at Creatures of Comfort

New York: Jade Lai fused the relaxed allure of the Seventies with elements taken from the structured tailoring of the Forties, creating an easy-to-wear, easy-to-like collection of feminized masculine wardrobe staples. A sense of vacation was noticeable throughout the whole lineup, but the tropical paradise Lai offered in her clothes was a dark place – kitsch Hawaiian blouses were styled ...
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NRF predicts best year for US retail since 2011 but January’s figures tell different story

2015 should be the best year for US retail growth since 2011 according to the NRF driven by a consumer spending what they've  saved on falling gas prices in stores. Great news if it comes to pass but the bears in the sector are already warning it may be arrogant to assume the fuel price windfall will come retail’s way. They cite ...
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Urban layering with softness and warmth at Richard Chai

New York: Autumn/Winter 2015 saw Richard Chai taking an extremely casual approach but at the same time, cleverly incorporating tailoring with a sporty technicality. Utility layering was juxtaposed against soft layers of long ribbed dreses and billowing pleated skirts. This layered look prevailed throughout the entire collection and felt appropriate for the imminent blistering cold NYC days. Within this lineup, ...
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