Philip Lim Catwalk Fashion Show New York FW2010

February 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, New York, womenswear

Every fashioncity has its darlings. Philips Lim is one of the darlings of New York. Not because he is so brilliant and original, but because he knows how to sell clothes. The Chinese American Phillip Lim has a major in business at California State University and that shows.

American fashion generally puts pragmatism ahead of pyrotechnics; Lim more than most. That can make his shows seem like a series of ticked boxes rather than an experience. Mohair? Got it. Céline-esque camel drenched minimalism? Check.   Those winter 2010 trends kept on coming. Jersey, fur trims, trouser suits, low-shine sequins, sheepskin-lined biker jackets, animal prints. Sometimes it makes you a bit grumpy because it is almost predictable.

After launching his label six years ago, Lim now sells in more than 400 stores around the world and it’s not hard to see why. In real life the clothes work just fine. Lim has a knack for combining cute with chic.

Narciso Rodriguez Catwalk Fashion Show New York FW2010

February 18, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, New York, womenswear

Narciso Rodriguez let his signature codes — sleek, a-symmetric cuts and architectural details — rule his fall winter collection. The collection was full of good, studied clothes, grounded in controlled silhouettes, which packed commercial appeal and were a bit on the safe side.

Sleek but sturdy outerwear, much of it reversible, was the message for the day. A parka,  a thick, shearling jacket with a wrap funnel collar  felt protective. Rodriguez’s razor-like cut-outs, slashed across the shoulder, or a sliver down the chest, came into play on glossy silk dresses for the evening.

Menswearshows fw2010 Paris: Kanyeeeee!

January 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured Items, Menswear, Paris, People


Look who we spotted at the menswearshows, it’s Kanye West with his girlfriend Amber Rose wearing a …..dress?? The musician, fan fs style and fashion,  was visiting the shows of Louis Vuitton and Yves St. Laurent.

Paris Catwalk Fashion Show fw2010: Dries van Noten

January 22, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Menswear, Paris

Dries van Noten knows his way with menswear, with just that little touch of eccentricity and panache.

The Belgium designer focused at graphic details, think black (or red) and white stripes, piping, mixing checks and stripes and he took inspiration from the English jockeys. From dressed down sweat-styled trousers and bold electric blue separates to contrasting inserts, Van Noten’s man proved to be confident and stylish.

Trends ss2010: denim never goes out of style

October 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Fashion, Milan, Paris, womenswear

Jeans are one of the few things in fashion that never go out of style. On the contrary other denim outfits seem to come and go every few years. For the coming season several brands carefully introduced a few denim designs. We  saw denim blouses, skirts and dungarees. At Jean Paul Gaultier  streetwise models wore darkblue denim overalls. The designs were immediately recognizable as JPG’s because of the cone-bra details he added. Dolce & Gabbana used denim in both their collections. At the D&G western inspired show denim was mixed with white, beige or brown  in almost every look. Pieces of lace or leather were stitched at the  designs. For her first collection for Twenty8Twelve Sienna Miller also created some denim blouses and tough-looking sleeveless denim motorjackets with frayed ends. Hannah MacGibbon designed exactly one denim look for Chloé. It didn’t match any of the other outfits from the show, but she came up with it at the right time. (Tess van Daelen)

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