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    New York Fashion Week: Zang Toi Fall/Winter 2014 Runway Show

    Februar 13th, 2014

    Zang Toi took the audience on a journey to Shanghai and the 1930’s with his “Paris of the Orient” collection at Lincoln Center last night. The renowned designer, who is known for his chic and elegant creations, opened the show with cashmere glen-plaid 1930’s gangster trouser suits and trench jackets followed by English wool tweed skirt and blazer accompanied by instrumental jazz music from the “Twin Peaks” soundtrack. The tweedy looks were followed by gorgeous Shanghainese Tai Tai suits and coats, extravagant and beautiful long black and jade silk empress gowns, jade ostrich feather mini cape and pouf which were the standout pieces of the show. The color jade was the key element in Toi’s Fall/Winter collection and was featured in the majority of his creations worn by the models last night. All together, the collection was a vibrant mix of oriental inspired designs in a palette of opium, black and jade and highlighted what the House of Toi does best: creating sophisticated, glamorous and timeless beauty of the female form. At the end of the show Zang Toi walked the runway with one of his models while receiving a standing ovation from the audience for his latest Fall/Winter 2014 collection.

    Malaysian-born Zang Toi founded his fashion label and the “House of Toi” collection in 1989 and is considered a renowned designer in the world of Haute Fashion. He studied at the famed Parsons School of Design after moving to NYC at the age of 20. He is known for his chic and sophisticated designs that are both timeless and elegant. Toi’s contribution to the fashion industry has been recognized in various publications such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and The New York Times. His luxurious creations that are all hand made in NYC are popular with Hollywood celebrities and royalty alike.

    Zang Toi Autumn/Winter 2014 Runway Show

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    BOLD: Beautiful combination of color black and jade // Jade ostrich feather mini pouf // Gorgeous evening gowns with diamond necklaces OLD: Too focused on color jade // Gowns too long and not easy to walk in

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    New York Fashion Week: Pamella Roland Fall/Winter 2014 Runway Show

    Februar 12th, 2014

    At last night’s show at Lincoln Center designer Pamella Roland showed her love for the Big Apple with a stunning collection that was influenced by TJ Wilcox’s recent exhibit of In the Air at the Whitney Museum of American Art and NYC’s architecture including its art-deco elements. The models walked the runway in Manolo Blahnik heels to the beat of a contemporary lounge, R&B and jazz soundtrack that complemented the NYC inspired creations. The very extensive collection includes black lambskin skirts and coats, oak brown silk satin parka with black fox trim, elegant evening gowns in navy and gold, maco beaded fringe gowns and sequin silver and pale gold cocktail dresses. Pamella Roland’s Fall/Winter line captures the architectural energy of NYC and I am sure her glamorous and elegant designs will be popular with style icons and celebrities alike. Pamella Roland closed the show by posing for pictures with her three children on the runway which earned her an additional round of applause from the audience.

    Pamella Roland, whose designs are all made in New York, launched her collection in 2002 and has since enjoyed great success with her brand Pamella Roland, which is sold at prestigious department stores and retailers in the US and abroad. With a degree in business management and her passion for fashion and commerce Pamella Roland oversees both the creative and business side of her label. She has become one of the leading American designers for evening wear and her creations are popular with A-list celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Eva Longoria and Halle Berry. Pamella is also a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America and the Vice President of the Board of Trustees at the Whitney Museum of American Art in NYC.

    Pamella Roland Autumn/Winter 2014 Runway Show

    BOLD: Great fusion of various fabrics and details // Glamorous sequin cocktail dresses // Very chic NY inspired collection OLD: Too classic evening gowns // Heavy on dark colors

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    New York Fashion Week: Meskita Fall/Winter 2014 Runway Show

    Februar 11th, 2014

    Brazilian breakout designer Alessandra Meskita presented her first collection of ready-to-wear clothing at Lincoln Center on Sunday night. The Meskita models strutted the runway with sleek high ponytails and sunglasses accompanied by electronic dance music. The collection was heavy on functional fabrics, such as neoprene, and featured neoprene bodysuits and dresses, silk wool jumpsuits and dresses, bomber jackets, leather bustier and corsets. Inspired by the 100-year-anniversary of Beverly Hills and the Year of the Horse, Meskita’s creations combine sleek lines from the world of sportswear with 1950’s Hollywood glamour. All together, the collection was feminine and chic yet comfortable and ultra-modern. The usage of neoprene was definitely an eye-catching element of the show which makes Meskita’s Fall/Winter collection unique.

    Alessandra Meskita was born and grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil where her artistic expression was influenced and encouraged by her mother, a sculptor and painter, from an early age. By the age of 15 she created her first clothing collection. In 2007 she started her fashion career working for French designer Christian Audigier as Global Creative Director who recognized her passion and talent in the design industry. Alessandra decided to launch her own clothing line, MESKITA, in 2010. Her designs that feature ready-to-wear, lingerie and swimwear are created to make consumers feel confident, glamorous, sexy and independent.

    Meskita Autumn/Winter 2014 Runway Show

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    BOLD: Usage of fabric neoprene // Silk wool jumpsuit // Leather corsets OLD: Too functional & sleek // Not many romantic elements

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    New York Fashion Week: Monique Lhuillier Fall/Winter 2014 Runway Show

    Februar 10th, 2014

    At this show Monique Lhuillier, who is known for her signature feminine designs, stunned the audience with a more mysterious and dramatic collection showing off a romantic dark side. The designer combined elegant embroidery and soft tulle with fishnet lace and leather elements. The extensive collection featured “noir” and grey lace blouses, fuchsia and black embroidered midi and cocktail dresses, an hombre pink skull embroidered tulle cocktail dress and a blush tulle high-low gown with black baroque embroidery. The designer’s new Fall/Winter 2014 collection including new provocative elements is simply gorgeous and I am sure it will be a self-runner in the stores and a red carpet favorite.

    Monique Lhuillier is one of the leading American couture bridal and red carpet gown designers. Founded in 1996 Monique’s label has become well-known for femininity, effortless sense of style and luxurious fabrics. The success of her bridal wear has led to the launch of a complete ready-to-wear and evening gown collection which is popular with celebrities such as Emma Stone, Blake Lively and Gwyneth Paltrow. She introduced her couture footwear line in spring 2013. The designer has two flagship salons in Beverly Hills and New York City and her collections are also available at Saks Fifth Avenue, Harvey Nichols and Bergdorf Goodman.

    Monique Lhuillier Autumn/Winter 2014 Runway Show

    BOLD: Tulle cocktail dresses // Embroidered dresses // Delicate lace OLD: Very expected collection // Too romantic

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    New York Fashion Week: Diane von Furstenberg Fall/Winter 2013 Runway Show

    Februar 15th, 2013

    Fashion designer Diane von Fuerstenberg had a breakthrough for introducing the knitted jersey ‘wrap-dress’ in 1973.

    Almost 40 years later, she still lives a successful fashionable jet-set life. For this current collection – Fall/Winter 2013, von Furstenberg turned to a heady mix of glam rock and Studio 54 — a moment in the Seventies when she began to spread her wings sartorially and otherwise. Without a creative director by her side for the first time in over a decade, von Furstenberg was determined to recapture some of her label’s essence that she felt had recently gone astray.

    Diane von Furstenberg Fall 2013 Runway Show

    BOLD: Array of colorful original prints // Beautiful maxi dresses // Glamorous Seventies OLD: Too many colors // Too many matching pieces

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    New York Fashion Week: Nomia Fall 2012 Presentation

    Februar 16th, 2012

    Last night we attended the Nomia Fall 2012 presentation which took place at “The Box” at Lincoln Center in New York.

    The focus of Nomia’s collection was to show the chic, sophisticated and empowered woman. Yara Flinn, Nomia’s head designer therefore was showing a lot of classy dresses – long sleeved, without sleeves and sometimes with a finishing on the top that looked like a blouse. There were just a few leather jackets, two very sexy, seethrough leggings and even a slouchy, trendy pants in her collection. I would have loved to see more of these egdy designs which in my opinion would have made the collection much more outstanding.
    The color palette was actually great – she used a lot of different colors like beige, red, olive green, blue and even pink which coddled up the too classy designs.

    Curious to see her Fall 2012 designs?

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