Lacoste Catwalk Fashion Show New York SS2013

September 11, 2012 by  
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It was tennis that inspired Felipe Oliveira Baptista for his ss2013 collection for Lacoste. He repeated an abstract version of rackets, balls, an umpire’s chair, and a pattern of folded polos as a print on shirts, pants, and parkas. The color palette matched perfectly: cobalt blue and  orange intensified the shades of summer. Baptista also tweaked the house’s more classic looks, cutting polo shirtdresses looser and working them in bold color blocks and mesh. The clear plastic jackets over cropped tops and miniskirts were especially fun, as was the sexy black leather minidress embossed with alligators.

Jason Wu Catwalk Fashion Show New York SS2013

September 11, 2012 by  
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The models that wore Jason Wu’s new ss2013 collection could have walked out of a Helmut Newton-picture. And the photographer was indeed one of Wu’s inspirations for this collection. So that means lots of leather and lace and sexy clothes, nude and black with leather harnesses, black net veils and deep red lipstick.

A point d’esprit bra ­— Wu collaborated with La Perla on the innerwear pieces — topped a short flounced leather skirt with laser-cut embroidery; a sleeveless white blouse with black lace inserts went with leather shorts. Wu softened the look a bit with lace blouses and cigarette trousers, and sheer and severe dresses.

Zac Posen Catwalk Fashion Show New York SS2013

September 10, 2012 by  
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That was quite an impressive lineup of models at Zac Posen, Naomi Campbell, Angela Lindvall, Karolina Kurkova and even Erin o’Connor were present. And the supermodels weren’t the only thing that looked vintage, the music and the clothes both had a retro vibe. Skirtsuits breathed a forties vibe, wide leg satin pants  and a jumpsuit reminded us of Studio 54 era.  Most of the designer’s attention was focused on gowns, timeless is good for red carpet occasions. And so does color, like ivory, scarlet-red and mint-green.

DKNY Catwalk Fashion Show New York SS2013

September 10, 2012 by  
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The DKNY-collection was all the way about a New York vibe. From a rolled-down  jumpsuit tied around the waist with a silk button-up to a coated-cotton blazer paired with distressed denim Bermuda shorts. Other items made an impact, too. Leather-trim circle skirts cut from spongy coated mesh, oversize color-blocked car coats, and neoprene-jersey racer back gowns balanced femininity with urban athleticism.

Meanwhile, accessories including baseball caps, leather knapsacks, fanny packs, and wedge sneakers played a key role in putting the NY-vibe back.

Diane Von Furstenberg Catwalk Fashion Show New York SS2013

September 10, 2012 by  
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Diane von Furstenberg presented a strong collection full of pretty colors, bold prints and a hefty dose of embellishment.
Von Furstenberg, working with creative director Yvan Mispelaere, layered several dresses over pants, including a draped one-shoulder version with trousers in the same colorful print, and a linear navy halter dress over fluid orange pants. Adornment abounded: She decked out a suit and a top in little metal spheres, which she also piled onto her statement-making heels. Draped blouses with billowing sleeves and palazzo pants added to the collection’s glamour.

Victoria Beckham Catwalk Fashion Show New York SS2013

September 10, 2012 by  
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It seems Victoria Beckham has decided she wanted to to advance her collection. She accomplished this smartly for spring, most notably by adding chic, tailored separates. From a minimalist baseline, she worked interesting details into coats and jackets, slim pants and crisp shirts, the perfect ease of their combinations showing the hand of Beckham’s new stylist, Joe McKenna.
Yet Beckham still loves a great dress. She also incorporated feminine touches via lingerie details — bra tops and straps peeking out from under dresses — and various types of lace.

Alexander Wang Catwalk Fashion Show New York SS2013

September 10, 2012 by  
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The glow in the dark-effect on the ivory clothes of Alexander Wang was a cool ending to his ss2013 presentation. The impression left after a very fast show was one of sharp, minimalist sport. There were boxy “hockey jerseys” worn over tailored shorts — skinny and Bermuda styles — and some of the models wore lacquered porcelain helmets. Wang rarely strayed from black and white, and when he did, it was a few notes of beige leather and gray. The silhouette was  spare and crisp, in stark cotton and exotics, such as snakeskin.

FRANK by Zeeman Backstage AIFW SS2012

The make up at the show of Frank was colorful, with bright colors like red and yellow at eyelids and nails, while lips were kept neutral. Take a look backstage.

Catwalk Fashion Show SIS by Spijkers en Spijkers SS2012

July 13, 2011 by  
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Tonight the Amsterdam Fashion Week kicked off with the SIS by Spijkers en Spijkers (their second line) fashion show. A great start of a week full of fashion!

Designers Truus and Riet Spijkers presented a fun, sunny collection which turned a big smile on our faces. They were inspired by the twenties and Olympic swimmer Zus Braun in particular. The swim details were visible through fun play/bathing suits and old skool bathing caps.

SIS was divided in day wear and evening wear and overall felt very playful and optimistic. Shades of rose, red, pistachio, amber and nautical blue were used in combination with white and black. The models looked feminine in jumpsuits, shorts, jeans skirts (with large pockets) and casual suit jackets.

Stripes were used in every possible way, a zig zag print came by and a ‘vintage’ fashion illustration formed the print on some of the SIS-tops. Multi-colored belts, sunny shades and cane hats added just the right feeling to some of the looks. Overall it was just a very joyful and wearable collection, exactly what a second line should be.

 

Fashionclash, this was saturday

June 12, 2011 by  
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The second day of Fashionclash was reserved for three long shows from all kinds of designers, from expertimental hairpieces to perfect men’s shirts. Highlights of the evening were the collections of Delikatessen, Femke Agema, Angelo van Mol, Diana Tax en Swantje Langeheine.

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