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Thu 02.24

Gucci Fiat 500 Collection

Gucci is one brand that is always up for a fun collaboration. To wit, Frida Giannini this week unveiled her design partnership with Lapo Elkann on a limited edition Fiat 500 (absolutely adorable!) that will launch in April for around $24,000. For those who love the project but don’t have the need for a car, […]

Wed 02.23

Gucci Bags Fall 2011

With clothes offering an abundance of texture and color for fall, Frida Giannini made the right move by keeping her accessories subtle and, for the most part, understated. The majority of the collection shown on the runway was small and subtle. The idea, it would seem, is that they’re meant to complement, not dominate, the […]

Wed 02.23

Francesco Scognamiglio Fall 2011

With Lady Gaga and Madonna as clients, Francesco Scognamiglio is clearly having a moment all his own. While at first glance this young Italian appears to appeal to the Ferré, Pucci and Aquilano Rimondi set, upon closer inspection he’s actually a lot more engaging–dare I say kinky even. While his designs maintain classic shapes–pantsuits, gowns, […]

Tue 02.22

Burberry Prorsum Fall 2011 Review

While the ready-to-wear had the critics drawing mixed reviews, Christopher Bailey’s fall bags at Burberry Prorsum were whimsically beautiful. The bowling bag was the clear standout style, with an alligator trimmed landscape version drawing top remarks for its English men’s shoe inspired details (note the two large tassels). The oversized yet simple tassels add a […]

Thu 02.17

Proenza Schouler Fall 2011

Only Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez could make Native American Indian look this incredibly chic and desirable. For fall the unrivaled duo took a road trip–from Sante Fe to Wyoming, to be exact–and used a collection of blankets they amassed along the way as the starting point for their ingenious fall collection. But if you […]

Thu 02.17

Marchesa Fall 2011

The deteriorating beauty of Miss Havisham–the New York season’s second reference to the Great Expectations character–served as the touchpoint for Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig’s fall Marchesa collection. Decadent? Yes. Absolutely. The collection boasted shredded fabrics and embellishments in shades ranging from subtle blush and porcelain to more devious smoked sky and fiery red. The […]

Thu 02.17

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2011

Images by style.com “A loitering presence.” That was how Phillip Lim described his fall collection. In such a simple term, it would be easy to miss the intricate navigation of his collection, which had true global appeal. Draped flyaway jackets, roomy and voluminous pants and shorts and a whole look that was essential utility, graced […]

Thu 02.17

DAX GABLER Fall 2011

Designed with a leisurely feel in mind, but updated to be modern and chic, Devi Kroell had returned to the fashion scene with DAX GABLER, a new line whose name draws from her grandmother’s maiden name. The Tyrolean heritage was evident throughout the garments, with their indigenous roots, as well as in the practical nature […]

Thu 02.17

Marchesa x Christian Louboutin Fall 2011

As expected by now, Marchesa’s seasonal collaborations with Christian Louboutin are both breathtaking and, if not properly worn with care, backbreaking. Both always beautiful. Shredded fabrics and embellishments adorned much of the clothing, so for the shoes, the designers went ethereal–almost as if to camouflage the feet into the silhouettes of the dress. Spiked heels […]