Posts tagged “mb fashion week

Eva Minge: Stripes All Over!

Stripes inspired by the famous marinière, Jean Paul Gaultier’s favorite motif, were everywhere in Eva Minge’s collection, presented during MB Fashion Week at Hudson Hotel in NYC. Multiple versions of stripes, mostly in blue or black & white, were placed on casual chic and smart business women’s and men’s looks. Other colors used in this rich collection was red, yellow and green. Most lines where fitted with smart details such as zippers and openings. If you are searching for sexy and comfy everyday look, then this is going to be your favorite Spring/Summer 2012 collection. Mini skirts, hot shorts, leggings, and seductive swimwear are among your choices for next season. The whole idea is to get some of the pieces and make with them endless combinations. Geometry, sharp contrasts, underwear and sportswear inspirations made up easy-to-wear items for young, active people looking for ‘basics with a twist’. Most styles were combined with ankle boots which remain a trend for the coming months. Some of the models were also wearing impressive flats, further satisfying the quest for comfort. There was nice tailoring in jackets and trench coats for men and women, and a very interesting hoodie with revealing zipper on the back. The show was huge, so I didn’t manage to stay till the end. I had to rush for the next show (Venexiana) which I knew it was going to be fabulous, and finally I did it!

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Venexiana’s Incredible Gowns!

Venexiana Spring/Summer 2012 was an endless series of fabulous evening gowns and spectacular cocktail dresses, full of sparkle and color that can be called ‘dazzling’. Sequins, rich draping, soft and bright colors, solid, shiny and light weight fabrics, monochromes and prints, all kind of necklines (from strapless to turtleneck), maxis and minis where the key points of this amazing collection presented during MB Fashion Week in NYC. Those dresses are the ones most women are dreaming of for a special night out. They attract attention, make you feel unique and above all can be an investment. Many of them had interesting golden and bronze hues or shine. The rest of the palette included pinks, greens, blues and a little bit of black. Details such as flowers and bows were placed at key points of the silhouette to enhance the design and reveal the power of fabrics to fold in many different ways and create unexpected shapes. The whole array of colors could have been inspired by some sort of a magic spring garden or from Alice in Wonderland. It seemed as if they have been placed inside Barbie’s Fairytale Glitterizer Wardrobe which infuses everything with incredible sparkle! Venexiana loves Old Hollywood glamour and with the right moves manages to make this style modern and fresh. For that matter, the collection included a lot of mini lengths and fitted lines. Femininity takes here a very impressive and delicate form, one that can make all heads turn towards it.

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Lela Rose: Simple and Fabulous!

Lela Rose Spring/Summer 2012 show during MB Fashion Week in NYC was all about effortless elegance, sophisticated simplicity and harmony. Fitted midi dresses in nudes and soft metallic shades, as well as looks with wonderful abstract prints and lacy details, and gowns with charming transparencies were the main pieces that attracted attention. Polka dots which are many designers’ favorites for this, and the next, season, were included in this collection as motifs on light-weight fabrics. Romanticism and retro elements dominated the picture, with florals and lace used selectively on plain backgrounds to promote the concept of ‘urban vintage’ – looks that seem old and new at the same time. Evening styles were so loose and subtle that could be easily adopted whole day long with slight changes in accessories. Some details, such as flares from the waist and simple necklines, flattered the silhouettes even more, supporting the very idea of ‘chic and sleek’. Those are outfits that should be in every wardrobe because they are easy-to-wear in many occasions. Most dresses can help you build up a smart corporate look as well as many for the evenings. And besides that, in this collection you can find very modern and edgy combinations of tops with mini skirts and shorts, for your summer vacations. I just loved the loose jacket matched with shorts as well as the funky yellow-blue t-shirt with a colorful printed mini-skirt.

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Teen Vogue Rocks Lincoln Center!

Teen Vogue Magazine organized a wonderful show in teen spirit during MB Fashion Week in NYC, presenting its editors’ choices for this season, meaning warm and stylish clothes for young people who want to stand out in most occasions. The collection which talented fashion editors assembled piece-by-piece included party, leisure and college looks, some sporty and somewhat boyish while others extremely girly. They suggested extensive use of layering, employing items of different character that can match for some obvious reason and above all can be extremely comfortable. Among the highlights, one could see tutu’s and other skirts worn over leggings or skinny pants, contrasts of warm and cold shades, blazers with full skirts, little dresses worn with opaque tights and boots, tartan pants and animal print faux furs, flared jeans, Dock Martin’s, All Star Converse shoes and heels worn with little socks. Most outfits were ideal for a heavy winter and were introducing all kinds of unexpected combinations since teenagers are not at all color-phobic or fearful in terms of fashion. On the contrary, they love experimenting with new trends and always succeed in creating their own, even without spending a lot of money. The whole event was extremely successful attracting a lot of guests and other fashionistas surrounding the enclosed open-air area where it took place, at Lincoln Center. I just allowed a teenage girl to stand in front of me while I was taking photos and she was watching on her knees so as not to disturb me. She even came back to me after the show to thank me again and again for giving her my standing position. Look how polite and mature those kids are! I really admire them…

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Custo Barcelona’s Fashion Cocktail!

Custo Barcelona is always transforming the catwalk into a huge dancing stage full of trend remixes and unexpected cocktails of different styles. Once again a great variety of fabrics, prints and adornments came together in one Spring/Summer 2012 collection presented during the MB Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, NYC. This is one of my favorite shows despite the fact that I always face difficulty with the colorful lighting that resembles that one of the older mega clubs in this city. My photos seem to be influenced by this setback but I can easily describe you all the blurred and missing details. As usual, the fashion blender was filled with colorful knits, geometrical motifs, sparkly and textured items, leather and crazy accessories. This time one could see a lot of nudes and pastels contrary to designers’ general preference for bright colors. For women there were also some androgynous looks with jackets and blazers together with a great variety of hot fitted dresses at mini lengths. Combined with light brown suede ankle boots those dresses look fantastic – very modern and easy-to-wear all day long. Sexy tanks with sparkly shorts, dresses with tight side draping as well as menswear with eccentric prints were among my favorites from this collection. Many of the outfits had a tribal attitude, inspired by exotic cultures and folk traditions. Others reproduced one of Custo’s emblematic techniques; the patchwork. The whole show was a moment of bliss and youthful style that we definitely want to keep in our lives.

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Jenny Packham’s Dreamy Glamour!

Jenny Packham Spring/Summer 2012 show during MB Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, NYC was the sparkly little dream I had quite early in the morning, September 12. The whole collection of light-weight fairy dresses in nudes, pastels and some bright colors gave off elegant sparkles that were really appealing to the eye. There were no signs of exaggeration, just harmony, femininity and joy. Golden, metallic blue, red, white and silver flashes were part of the sequined decoration – geometrical, abstract and floral. What was very interesting was that despite all this metallic flare, the looks didn’t look heavy at all. Luxurious and subtle at the same time, the dresses made a huge statement about new age glamour. Most gowns seem to be a red carpet must-have, flattering and not hiding the silhouette. Fine details, transparencies and fluid forms transform the designers’ generosity with fabrics and precious materials into an intention to create wearable works of art. Little frills, drapes and pleats reveal a talent in tailoring and pattern making. Most forms and styles are viewed as simple ones but in fact they are demanding and complicate. I now know how a woman can be sexy without being provocative, and scandalous without making even one sin. The little sparkles on the light-weight, almost (but not) see-though fabrics can become an obsession! Maybe Jenny Packham gave us a great hint of ‘what to where’ when we want to make women jealous and men full in love with us.

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Callula Lillibelle Is Very Romantic!

The Callula Lillibele Spring/Summer 2012 presentation at Lincoln Center during MB Fashion Week in NYC, reproduced smartly a new notion of romanticism with a unique identity which is sweet and tasteful. The whole collection put together features from the 30’s, 50’s and 70’s to make statement pieces such as the hot pink under-knee dress which attracted most photographers attention. The designer revealed a long series of polka dot, black lace and animal print items. There was a variety of lightweight and more solid fabrics, with those motifs in many different forms and combinations on jackets, tops, skirts and dresses. Retro elements was an integral part of this collection, as well as the ‘spicing up’ with pieces from a man’s closet such as long blazers and men’s shoes. A certain emphasis was given to accessories framing the looks such as the very feminine thin belts with bows, the strap sandals, and the colorful straw clutches. Models were also wearing wonderful bracelets with large beads. Pencil skirts alternating with full and pleated ones coexisted in the same collection with cute shorts and pants. Transparencies and layering set the mood for seducing looks while metallic shade leathers were the No1 material for shoes – heels and flats. Most of the outfits could be called all-day and some of them brilliant party looks. There was also a prom soft turquoise tulle dress in the middle with a contrasting orange color belt which called for the most romantic modern creatures to wear it. The palette of chosen colors included black and white, heavenly pink, soft beige, vivid orange, vintage yellow, light blue and green. Old and new, the key points of those looks brought about a flare of innocence and ‘sauciness’, the magic duality of women’s nature.

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