Always my favorite show in New York, The Blonds always do it real big for the close of fashion week stateside and this collection proved to be the costume-y couturiers magnum opus.
This time, it looked as though Nicki Minaj will have one hell of a wardrobe. Each piece was without a doubt stitch-by-stitch inspired by her kooky, cartoon-y persona and aesthetic. And though she wasn’t in attendance for the sparkly spectacle, she was there in spirit… just look at the wigs! [Keep it locked for exclusive backstage pics]
(bottom two) photos courtesy of stylelist/getty images
WORLD PREMIERE, Pt. I: “L.O.V.E.” – Jessie J
I gave you her first single last year and she’s proven to be a force to be reckoned with – an unlikely vocal powerhouse with a vibrant personality. Now that she’s made enough noise, Jessie J is officially braced to release her full-length debut LP entitled Who You Are on April 12, 2011. Enjoy a first-listen to two never before heard album cuts above/below.
WORLD PREMIERE, Pt. II: “Who’s Laughing Now?” – Jessie J
Definitely my favorite Rad outing to date. Loved every bit, especially the styling by my boy, William Graper; which featured crazy variations of black fleece zip-up’s worn in every which way except the usual, along with what looked like a black waxed garment bag strapped and folded to fit certain model’s figures. Big ups to Patti Wilson on consulting duties, too. Below, find a selection of highlights from the collection. [Click thumbnails to enlarge]
You may recognize her name from Bravo’s Fashion Show, but, this designer’s much more than just another reality show contestant. Her clothes speak for themselves… and they’re utter poetry. This season, she took it all the way to the dark side and back. Poe would be proud. (Kallmeyer also makes the sickest jewelry imaginable… see below for her bronze knuckle-crusher.)
Congrats to Harold Kuhn and Stacey Clark of Odilon on their first-ever NYFW presentation! I must say – their use of antique bronze fringe and pony hair – had me s’riously TURNT OUT. View my favorite looks from the collection below [click thumbnails to enlarge].
To say I’m floored would be an understatement. This fashion week, The Row debuted looks heralding a new sense of American glamour. From ultra-refined and minimal to mature, aristocratic and divine – the luxury line, now in its fifth season presenting, has developed before our eyes into a redefined yet traditional house (see: from their launch with a singular t-shirt to their current onslaught of elegant LBD’s, handbags, and extravagantly dyed furs) and seems only to get better with time. And the best part is being able to say it was all
‘Made in the U.S.A.’
It’s not often handmade jewelry or headdresses (better yet – bespoke lingerie) draws such an eclectic crowd. But, late Sunday night, in a dimly lit SoHo apartment, littledoe. designer Chase Cohl and custom jeweler Aurora Lopez Meija showcased their latest baubles to some unsuspecting guests and close friends – Adrien Grenier and Theodora Richards watched a special acoustic performance in the living room (by Spider-Man’s Carney) while magician David Blaine pleased partygoers, packed into the dining room, with card and coin tricks.
“Anyone got a quarter?” the illusionist was caught asking throughout
the night. Read my full post on littledoe. for Vhere.
I’m proud to announce my involvement in New York [by way of Honduras] designer, Carlos Campos’ latest menswear collection. Above find the invite I designed for the presentation and below read my description of the new collection… and stai toon’d for a separate behind-the-scenes post.
Fall is a season for change, for reflection, for realization. A season that enabled Carlos Campos’ introspective return to his Latin roots. Traveling back in time and across continents, Campos found inspiration in South America’s most beloved poet; the romantic, Mr. Pablo Neruda. From the tip of his newsboy cap and tap of his cigar, Neruda’s stylistic mark is revitalized through Campos’ signature synthesis of old-world craftsmanship and modern male sensibilities. Using the highest quality Italian wool and pima cotton, Campos’ details come alive in relaxed fits cued by Neruda’s cinematically laid back aesthetic. The palette is treated as though its been burnt or left to age, with deep, rich colors such as rust, cognac, midnight blue and hunter green. Many of the wools come speckled, adding a variety of texture and richness to the garments. Shirting comes in solid varieties, ginghams, stripes, and other patterned combinations that when paired together create subtle yet interesting looks. Full length and cropped trench coats exude a sense of modernity whilst remaining true to Neruda’s romantic nostalgia. This is Campos’ ode to common things – bicycles, handwritten letters, and afternoons without plans.
Congrats to my boy, Guillaume Boulez, who styled an immaculate collection for avant garde NY designers, Gabriel Asfour, Angela Donhauser, and Adi Gil. The pieces were all based upon a sonic vision of string-laden vibrations. Considerably one of the most exquisite sights of sound I’ve ever experienced. Loved their updated signature bodysuits, grim reaper hoods, light-as-air puffer jackets, and wildly re-interpreted black-tie-ready gowns, replete with marionette-like details. Was especially feeling the tuner-heel booties by United Nude. Peep the collection in its entirety below. [Click thumbnails to enlarge.]
Watch as Moncler’s flash mob takes over New York’s Grand Central Station. Scope my favorite looks below. [Click thumbnails to enlarge.] Would really love to see people actually wear these looks around town (as in, not just skiing in them) – so very Aaliyah, with the baggy parachute pants and snow goggles!
See below for my favorite looks from the latest ComplexGeometries’ lookbook. Definitely seeing some disseminated Haider Ackermann vibes here. I’m not complaining – I’d wear any and all of it! [Click thumbanils to enlarge.] Below that, find select images from their stunning stripper luxe presentation at The Westside Gentleman’s Club. Unisex heels courtesy of LD Tuttle.