With fringed over-sized tanks, a nice combination of pastels (sky blue) and prints, Altuzarra’s Spring 2013 collection had a lot to offer on the runway in New York during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
Sally LaPointe’s Spring 2013 Ready-to-Wear collection was one of structure and flow. The well-constructed pieces incorporated styles of geometric influences with the fluidity of chiffon draping, as well as other similar fabrics.
EDUN Spring/Summer 2013 had a nice array of cargo pants with a little shine and sheer prints, crocheted patterns, jacquard dresses paired with utilitarian outerwear, and patch work with hand drawn and etched florals.
Daisy Fuentes’ Spring 2013 collection during New York Fashion Week was clear in its theme: Bohemian, sexy, and siren, just like Daisy Fuentes. So it’s no surprise that the inspiration was Daisy Fuentes herself and the gypsy movement, giving the strong presence of “sexy.”
The Fall 2012 L’Une Presentation was displayed outside in the courtyard of Vibiana during Style Fashion Week LA. This presentation was the Mid-Summer’s Night Dream of the fashion lineup for that evening.
Since runway shows for men’s collections are so few and far between, the Madison Park Collective show was a welcomed departure from the usual. The collection, designed by a showroom owner Trey Alligood III, whose experience and direct contact with retail buyers undoubtedly gives the market what it needs, did not overwhelm.
For a mainstream casual line distributed in many of the major retailers, most of the XCVI knits, jersey separates, and accessories had just enough of that little detail that managed to push them across the line from basic & boring to interesting.
There is only one word that can describe Dubai–based designer Furne One’s Fall 2012 collection, “c-r-a-z-y!” I was transported, along with a packed house at Vibiana during Style Fashion Week LA. It was wild being backstage watching the laborious work that went into getting those costumes on those models.
During Style Fashion Week LA, Alicia Estrada’s fall 2012 collection was one of vintage-inspired dresses. This line continues to channel vintage into easy, ready-to-wear pieces that would turn any tomboy surfer chick into a 40’s hourglass-curved vixen, without breaking a girl’s piggy-bank.
This Bosnian-born designer and FIDM graduate has definitely embraced the glitz and glamour of L.A., here in her new hometown. Ina Soltani is still loyal to leather, as seen by the body-conscious shift dresses, fitted pants, halter tops, and jackets in black, orange, white, and metallic leathers.