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Carlos Miele: Making Waves!

What one could clearly see through Carlos Miele show during MB Fashion Week in NYC was green and blue waves mixed up naturally with rays of sunset light, golden hues and eternal white. There was wavy tailoring, fabrics and prints revolving around the same theme like typhoons, placing in the middle of everything the very idea of flowing, refreshing water. Some of these fortunate pictures of summer fun were rendered in black and white while others kept their original colors as they were rocking the catwalk. Some waists were highlighted smartly with thin golden/bronze belts while many décolletés were enriched with wonderful draping. Florals won their case assuming shades that were out of the garden-scape and staying in tune with the sea-breeze concept. Noone denies that those elegant gowns made of light-weight fabrics will be a must-have for next season. Most patterns and motifs were very imaginative, almost escaping from the palette of the long-forgotten painter living somewhere in the Mediterranean. Turquoise with sugar white and gold as well as orange with gold were among my favorite combinations from this collection. I also loved the rich, colorful caftans and will never resist to their wavy prints even when they appear in black and white. Slim lines juxtaposed on the same outfit with loose ones, made the interplay of volumes look like a natural phenomenon. The ‘atmosphere’ was warm and windy, compelling you to view these looks in a completely natural setting outside that huge room (namely the ‘Stage’ at Lincoln Center) were their showcasing was actually taking place. In terms of lengths the designer suggested a lot of midis – especially in fitted little colorful dresses – and maxis, some of them with completely revealing slits. I also enjoyed a lot of marvelous one-shoulder dresses and details such as richly draped, short sleeves.

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Vlov-Quingquing Wu: Men’s New Look!

Vlov-Quingquing Wu for Spring/Summer 2012 was a lesson of flawless simplicity that can fill a man’s wardrobe with precious basics and desirable statement pieces. The show at Lincoln Center during MB Fashion Week in NYC was a charming parade of blues, blacks, whites and greys in nice, easy-to-wear fabrics put together in loose and fitted styles, for casual and corporate looks. Some of them seemed to be inspired from workers’ outfits, others from traditional Asian costumes while others from sportswear and hipsters’ attires. I spotted a lot of pajama-like shirts, wide pants and Bermuda shorts, smarty-cut jackets and blazers, and excellently tailored pieces. Among the features that stood out and grabbed the whole attention were the nude color duos, the electric blue monochrome items, the white suits and the shiny fabrics in darker shades. Minimal as they were, some of the looks could be called futuristic, stressing more the very need for convenience and mixing it up with modern-age elegance. The quest for comfort played a major role, making those clothes very attractive to young, active people with an urban lifestyle and fast moving routines.

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Jad Ghandour Goes Wild!

It’s very difficult to distract the audience with your creations when is focusing on one of the most beautiful creatures nature ever produced – a baby tiger. Jad Ghandour made a huge bet placing this charming animal inside a cage directly on the middle of the catwalk were models presented the Spring/Summer 2012 collection. MB Fashion Week in NYC was full of hidden surprises and one of them was incorporating wild life into a true fashion event! During the show the designer was winning points with sparkly items, making gradually the tiger almost invisible. The gorgeous wild animal was reacting to the models walking in front of it in a playful manner, which could not be ignored but after a while it was fashion that was proven more appealing to the eyes and attracted more attention. Smart openings, sparkly materials, metallic shine leathers, animal prints, mini lengths and kinky accessories made the whole collection sexy and provocative, wilder in instincts and intentions than the animal itself. Golden swimsuits, bodysuits, skirts and outfits played a dominant role confronting us with a version of glamour that is less elegant and refined that that of gems and crystals. Most of the hot material presented in this show addresses directly dancers and other sorts of performers in our popular culture, while others could be easily adopted by daring party (or California) girls with perfect silhouettes and nice tan. I could probably get one of the golden bodysuits, just in case I need an extra boost of my confidence, making all men staring at me, speechless!

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Zang Toi Turns Out To Be Majestic!

Zang Toi is the designer who, during the last seasons, manages to raise all people from their seats at the finale of his shows. The Spring/Summer 2012 collection presented at Lincoln Center during MB Fashion Week in NYC was no exception to this rule. Once again there was a main cultural influence which is this case was Africa and a major celebrity at the end, showcasing his most impressive creation for the season, a role assigned this time to Kirstie Alley, a woman with many fans all over the US. Everything started with an impressive outfit dominated by a huge turban in earthy tone, followed by caftans and easy-to-wear power suits and ensembles in nude shades and black. The greatest contrast in the middle was black & white while at the end of the show we enjoyed – as we always do – his seasonal color duo which is now black with blue. The result of this magical mix was luxurious, impressive and majestic. Opulence and glamour were once again the basic attributes of his precious gowns that call for princesses and red carpet creatures to adopt them in their wardrobes. Many of them were adorned with gems, while others with golden chains on the back and shoulders. In between, one could notice some disco girl sparkle & vibes, especially those ones at the outfit with the golden leggings. The whole collection was smoothly diverse incorporating styles for many different types of women, classic and avant-garde. What was equally delicious there, was the hairstyling. All models had adorable and sleek updos which resembled works of sculpture. I’ll ask for a similar one at my hairdresser’s for a Christmas look and I’m suggesting the same to the brides-to-be of this season.

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Diesel Black Gold is Sparkly!

Diesel Black Gold show for Spring/Summer 2012 during MB Fashion Week in NYC was once again the magnet of a very fashionable crowd ready to absorb the new trends and dress in what’s hip and fabulous in this city. The collection included many statement pieces such as those with metallic shine and the sparkly ones – leggings or else skinny pants, shorts, dresses, tops, skirts and jackets – as well those ones made of leather. The designer combined the foil radiance with beautiful pastels and nudes for an interesting look defined by smooth contrasts. Models strolling along with the flashes produced by the reflections of lights on numerous pieces of mirror making up an impressive background for the catwalk, looked stunning and precious. The styles, eccentric but wearable, can be the fashionable alternative for an all-day outfit that matches well with a variety of occasion requirements, and solves the ever-lasting dilemma of ‘what to wear’ on a date. It’s ‘dress to impress’ but in a sophisticated manner. In most looks one could spot many smart details, from openings, to asymmetries and layering, that can effortlessly make the difference. One could also notice clearly the accentuated seams used to-the-point, in order to frame the silhouettes and wisely hide imperfections. Seams usually direct the eyes towards a specific area, making illusions and playing smartly with impressions. Those clothes definitely help all of us look slimmer and fancier. For that matter I will be among the first ones to get them and enrich my wardrobe.

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Hervé Léger’s Reinvented Bandage Dresses

The Spring/Summer 2012 Hervé Léger by Max Azria show during the MB Fashion Fashion Week in NYC, was the ultimate proof that there is a unique kind of a dress which can transform itself and survive for many seasons as the No1 desirable item for fashionistas who want to seduce everybody with their style. The original bandage dress evolves taking many forms such as the ultra glamorous item, the smart easy-to-wear item and the fancy dress for all kinds of occasions. It adopts in its thick, heavy and elastic synthesis a metallic shine, some braided details, few adorable geometrical patterns, charming openings, playful slits or elegant fringes, attracting attention and changing drastically its profile. With all these maneuverings among trends and classics, it finally remains still fresh and hot, the key to a very feminine look, for most types of women. This season the bandage dress incorporates multiple straps, asymmetries, frills and a great deal of geometry in all kinds of unexpected but flattering details. The end product is gorgeous silhouettes that are proud of themselves, revealing their curvy parts in an irresistible way. With most lengths being knee or above-knee-high, those dresses, once again, seem to be an indispensable part of your wardrobe, being quite different -and same- from your already acquired Hervé Léger ones, your all-time-classic and favorites from previous seasons.

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Argentina Does Well in NYC!

Argentine designers presented at their show a great kaleidoscope of forms, patterns, motifs and colors, inspired by their distinctive culture and its interaction to the rest of the world. Nudes and vivid colors, orange and beige, ethnic features, geometrical forms, black and white, huge flowers as headpieces, and fascinating shapes really depicted this country’s rich stock of ingenuity and creativity. The Argentine Spring/Summer 2012 collections at the collective Lincoln Center show during MB Fashion Week in NYC were really charming in variety and style. One could find many folk and traditional elements such as long full skirts with tribal motifs, dresses with ruffled hemlines, boots with fringes, belts made of big florins and colorful knitted bags. Contrary to that, came some pieces with very modern asymmetric parts, exquisite draping and layering, monochrome identity, extensive use of zippers, and smart juxtaposition of volumes. Those people with romantic nature could, on the other hand, find in Argentine creations the ultimate form of the romantic everyday look with items such as little floral dresses, outfits in pastel shades and accessories which could be called retro. Some of the looks were delving details from distant past ages while others from older periods in history. All of them were sophisticated, impressive and wearable which means that Argentine fashion has a great chance to do well next season in NYC, as an alternative to other overused so-called exotic trends.

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