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    Fashion Backstage: Speaking Fashion with Toni Francesc

    Januar 26th, 2017

    Interview blast from the past, March 2011, New York

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    Don’t have the time to see the entire interview? Just browse through. Below we emphasize the most remarkable quotes.

    ‘Before I create a new collection I have to feel its spirit from the bottom of my heart.’ [02:30]

    ‘I consider my style made for being worn on the street.’ [03:01]

    ‘I’m convinced that simplicity is in the beauty and therefore I look for the beauty in the simple.’ [04:43]

    ‘I was looking for a concept that would provide me with a smaller and more localized idea of the European Phoenix.’ [06:04]

    ‘In my mind everybody is able to change his own nature and state of mind at any given time.’ [07:00]

    ‘For any stage Garuda goes through I created a counterpart within my collection.’ [08:00]

    ‘Fashion design and therefore fashion designers are already somehow universal.’ [09:36]

    ‘Being a designer means to suffer and a global competition makes it even tougher.’ [11:38]

    ‘Therefore I think the only way to become successful is to work hard every day.’ [13:26]

    Catch up with Toni Francesc
    Toni Francesc – Barcelona Headquater

    Juli Galvé i Brusson, 9-11 // 08918 Barcelona, Spain

    P: +34 93 460 56 68 // Email to Isabel Muñoz

    W: www.tonifrancesc.com/ // View it on google maps.

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    New York Fashion Week: Zang Toi Fall/Winter 2015 Runway Show

    Februar 18th, 2015

    Zang Toi wowed his audience at Lincoln Center last night as he presented his jaw-dropping Fall/Winter 2015 Collection “Mystique Beauty of Venice”. To the sound of alluring opera music the designer opened the show with an elegant collection of black pantsuits accessorized with black and mahogany rabbit fur, silk and wool tweeds and taupe lamb suede twin sets. The majority of the pieces were heavy on black and taupe creating a dramatic yet sophisticated look with a hint of romantic mystique. The second half of the runway show earned the designer rousing applause from the audience as he sent out his models wearing glamorous black couture silk satin gowns, bronze lamé fortuny pleated gowns and black lamé fortuny pleated Venetian gowns that brought sunny Venice to snowy and cold New York City. The stunning show concluded with the Grand Finale look for which the renowned designer received a standing ovation: a male model in a black cotton velvet dinner suit and a Venetian feather mask walked the runway hand in hand with a model wearing a taupe silk gazar grand opera cape with hand-beaded black sequins outlining the Venetian skyline. Toi’s latest creations capture the beauty of Venice while paying homage to the sophisticated, glamorous and timeless beauty of the female form. Bravissimo!

    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.

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    Zang Toi Fall / Winter Fashion Show

    BOLD: Glamorous full-length gowns // Great combination of fur, silk and suede // Elegant pantsuits OLD: Too heavy on dark colors // Some gowns are too extravagant

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    New York Fashion Week: Pamella Roland Fall/Winter 2015 Runway Show

    Februar 17th, 2015

    For her Fall/Winter 2015 collection Pamella Roland took her inspiration from a recent trip to Paris and Alicia Drake’s fashion novel “The Beautiful Fall”. The designer captured and visualized the seductive glamour of 1970’s Paris with a stunning show of elegant dresses and separates at Lincoln Center on Monday afternoon.

    Adding to the Parisian and seductive vibe of her latest creations, the models walked the runway in sexy Manolo Blahnik knee-highs, flowing dresses with thigh-high slits, voluminous and long messy hair accompanied by songs such as “Naughty Girl” by Beyoné. The extensive collection included an elegant mix of deep shades of burgundy, plum, olive and midnight navy and rich fabrics such as jacquard cloque tweed, silk chiffon and silk organza with beading and velvet sequins. The standout pieces of the collection were definitely the beautiful and feminine evening dresses that are Pamella Roland’s signature designs: olive silk satin chiffon gown with velvet sequins, gold metal sequin and fringe beaded dress, burgundy silk satin chiffon dress with fringe beading and spiral gunmetal beaded gown. My personal favorite was the black wool strapless jumpsuit with maco beaded bodice that completed the seductive and elegant twist of this collection. The show closed with a model strutting the runway wearing a gorgeous ivory lurex fils-coupe bridal gown with an ivory feather jacket and there was nothing left to say but “Paris – Je t’aime!”

    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, Halle Berry and Taylor Swift. Pamella’s highly anticipated and first ever bridal gown collection is set to debut in fall 2015.

    Pamella Roland Fall / Winter 2015 Fashion Show

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    BOLD: Beautiful and feminine evening gowns and dresses // Gorgeous color palettes // Sexy strapless jumpsuit OLD: Overabundance of beading // Very expected collection

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    New York Fashion Week: Mara Hoffman Fall/Winter 2015 Runway Show

    Februar 16th, 2015

    Mara Hoffman, who is best-known for her bohemian style and bold prints, showed off a more diverse side for her Fall/Winter 2015 collection at Lincoln Center on Saturday afternoon. For this collection the designer took her inspiration from the Star Wars movie which was clearly reflected in the hairstyle of her models that strutted the runway wearing a thick braided crown and long messy fish-braids low in the back.

    The designs were heavy on earthy tones such as creams, whites and camels as well as fabrics like quilted cotton and tufted chiffon which again added a hint of Sci-Fi and space vibe in the late 70’s. While the Star Wars theme was dominant throughout the entire collection, some of her more colorful creations were definitely the stand-out pieces of the show and my personal favorites: blue connector crepe strapless jumpsuit, tufted chiffon landscape gown and gold spaghetti strap tessellate gown. The majority of the designs are ready-to-wear and I am sure that especially the sexy jumpsuits and the stunning Grecian-style gold dresses will be a self-runner in the stores!

    Mara Hoffman was born in Buffalo, NY and graduated from Parsons School of Design in New York City. She launched her namesake label in 2000 and has since enjoyed great success with her bohemian-style creations that are heavily focused on unique prints, bold colors and embroidery. In 2008 the designer successfully launched her first swim-wear collection and presented her first runway show for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Mara Hoffman, whose designs are all made in Manhattan’s flower district, is inspired by her love for travel, mythology and nature.

    Mara Hoffman Fall / Winter 2015 Fashion Show

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    BOLD: Sexy Jumpsuits // Ready-to-wear Pieces // Stunning Gold Lamé Dresses OLD: Too many cream and white elements // Very safe collection // Some outfits unflattering and loose fit

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    New York Fashion Week: Pamella Roland Spring/Summer 2015 Runway Show

    September 12th, 2014

    For her Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear collection Pamella Roland took her inspiration from the beauty and tranquil spirit of the Gardens of Kyoto in Japan and awed the audience with a stunning show of elegant dresses and separates at Lincoln Center on Tuesday afternoon. The models walked the runway wearing their hair up in sleek long ponytails and Manolo Blahnik heels. The extensive collection featured beautiful stone blue web lace dresses and gowns with Japanese knot or lacquered feather waist, ivory/taupe basket-weave jacquard dresses with hand origami folding, cherry blossom printed silk organza gowns, metallic and black floral organza dresses and gowns. The designer, who was also inspired for her latest creations by modern Japanese artist Toko Shinoda, used intricate fabrics such as floral metallic organza, ombre silk tulle and floral printed fils-coupe. The show closed with a model strutting the runway wearing a gorgeous ivory brushstroke chiffon bridal gown which was definitely the standout piece of the collection. Pamella Roland captured the audience once again with her beautiful feminine designs and I am sure that her creations will be a self-runner in the stores – arigatou!

    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 recently announced that she is designing her first bridal gown collection which is supposed to debut in the fall 2015 season.

    Pamella Roland Spring / Summer 2015 Fashion Show

    BOLD: : Fresh and dynamic collection with cleaner lines // Lace dresses with Japanese knot waist // Great combination of different fabrics OLD: Too focused on Japanese inspired pieces // Very expected collection

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    New York Fashion Week: Mark & Estel Fall/Winter 2014 Runway Show

    Februar 7th, 2014

    If you are looking for ready-to-wear, young and rocker style clothing, then you should not miss designers Mark and Estel. The models strutted the runway with slicked back hair accompanied by contemporary rock music which complemented the rock ‘n’ roll inspired trends. Their collection featured dark-colored velvet jumpsuit and silk cape, brown and grey striped wool hooded sweater dresses, black wool overcoats and leather body armors which were the standout pieces of the show. All together, the collection was heavy on black and grey but I am sure the rocker-chic line will be popular with fashionistas and a younger hip clientele alike. At the end of the show the designers Mark Tango and Estel Day performed one of their rock ‘n’ roll songs which was definitely one of the highlights of the first night of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week 2014 at Lincoln Center.

    The fashion and music duo Mark Tango an Estel Day, who work and live in Los Angeles, is well-known in the industry for their rocker style yet incredibly comfortable designs. They launched their fashion brand and band “Mark and Estel” in 2005. Their rock ‘n’ roll inspired clothes are now sold in over 300 retail locations in the USA and internationally in Asia and Europe. Their edgy pieces are popular with celebrities, artists and fashion designers such as Mary Kate Olsen, Mischa Barton and Lady Gaga, for whom the duo custom-designed their ‘Ripped & Holey Leggings’ on her Fame Ball Tour in 2009.

    Mark & Estel Autumn/Winter 2014 Runway Show

    BOLD: Wearable comfortable pieces // Leather body armors // Wool overcoats and sweaters OLD: Cheap-looking fabrics // Too heavy on dark colors

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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: Kenneth Cole Fall/Winter 2013 Runway Show

    Februar 14th, 2013

    It’s been a while since Kenneth Cole got started working in fashion and selling shoes from his trunk. Last week, he celebrated the brand’s 30th anniversary with a return to the runway at New York Fashion Week after a 7 year hiatus. With a brilliantly themed event, “Social Netwalking”, focusing on the drastically evolved world, Cole’s Fall 2013 runway show was set in an unfinished industrial building. The fast walking models and the hard music conveyed the tone of the collection: Futuristic Industrial Germany met the New York City businessman on-the-go, ever so chic, edgy and sophisticated. The clothes were rendered mostly in black and gray with some military green and burgundy, along with lots of leather details and metallics. An array of outerwear and knitted skirts with an air of casual chic was also shown at his show.

    Kenneth Cole Fall  2013 Runway Show

    BOLD: Military green and burgundy // Beautiful long outerwear // Lots of leather destails OLD: Too much black and gray // Mood a bit too “triste”

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    Streetstyle New York: Dress of the week #48 – Norsi

    Dezember 19th, 2012

    Norsi told us how a real Long Island girl dresses up. She looked stunning wearing a colorful jumpsuit from Madonna’s Material Girl collection. And have you seen her pink sandals? Absolutely two thumbs up for that girl!

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    Streetstyle New York: Dress of the week #47 – Jennifer Nesterenko

    November 28th, 2012

    Jennifer looked so cute in her blue Venus Swimwear dress. She chose a pair of Enzo Angiolini high heels and a gorgeous Michael Kors handbag. Well done!

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