Fashion is like chocolate for women- one taste and it’s over, and its love at first bite! The craving for more and more is on the menu, but unlike chocolate, fashion does cost a pretty penny. But, isn’t the sheer feel of trying on that fabulous coat for the first time like ecstasy? Even twirling around in front of the mirror for hours, imagining the lust in everyone’s eyes for that certain coat, while you are the lucky one that snagged it!
This is especially true when Paris designer, Andrew GN, is in the house and has these certain goods up for grabs! Just the welcoming of his hypnotic and enticing clothes intrigues you and casts a certain spell on you, almost as if in a trance or something. And as for the designer himself, he just welcomes you with open arms and makes you feel like that certain piece was made just for and only you.
Bienvenue! Fashion week is here, and we couldn't be more excited. Our highlights for today include: Vena Cava, Christian Siriano, Farah Angsana, Daniel Vosovic and many more. Vogue has relaunched its site, vogue.com, by capturing a first-look preview from the Brooklyn duo of Vena Cava and Oliver Theyskens for Theory. We expect to see plenty of color, rubber-choker pieces and motif jewelry from Vena Cava, alongside structured tailoring from Theyskens. And, we couldn't ask for anymore. Could we?
Resort collections of designers have become a major priority and focus this summer as opposed to previous years. Not that resort collections have been unimportant in the past, but comparative to Spring and Fall collections, it has seemed reserved for the elite few gallivanting to remote beach destinations while the mere commoners battle through harsh winters.
Designers are attempting to gain sales from all facets of consumers. Understanding that not everyone nowadays is frolicking off to Bali or Fiji for a winter getaway, they are targeting "those who vacation in designer clothes, and those who choose designer clothes over vacation".
In an effort to lessen their impact on the environment, fashion powerhouse Gucci is going green! Creative director Frida Giannini says these practices will be implemented within the month, and that she hopes their initiative will serve as an example to other companies. Gucci's goal in this effort is to eliminate waste without taking away from the company's creativity and signature aesthetic. The company's packaging will be replaced by 100% FSC Certified recyclable paper (no worries- it is still "very beautiful", according to Giannini!) and there will be an organization-wide movement to reduce paper waste. In addition, she is designing eco-friendly mannequins to be used in store. Modern, chic, and a sense of global consciousness- sounds like Gucci to us!
Azzedine Alaia, the "King of Cling", does not fail to live up to his name with the new leopard corset belt. The scalloped edges of the top and bottom of the corset recall both the primal nature of the pattern and the careful consciousness of the designer's aesthetic. The corset, a piece that throughout history has (quite literally) transformed the bodies of women is done in luxurious ocelot print pony that blends beautifully with the body conscious trends of the season, while the leopard pattern exudes the feel of a modern twist on a classic. The must-have for the summer and seasons to come is available at Barneys New York for $3075.
When one fashion lover tramps upon the long train of another's couture, networking and double cheek kisses are surely inhibited. The trend at the June 7th Council of Fashion Designer's of America Awards saw plenty of this fashion faux pas. Whitney Port donned a goddess-esque silver David Meister confection, and Sarah Jessica Parker wore a lovely patterned Alexander McQueen gown picked for her by Sarah Burton. Both the budding designer and New York staple brushed off any complications caused by their trains. "If I can't manage my train, I shouldn't even be called human," Parker said, "Just lean over and...pick it up!"
Designers Have Birthdays: Everyone wish Prabal Gurung a very big Happy Birthday today. The designer who is in his third season traveled home to Nepal to spend his special day with family. The Bill Blass veteran left the design house in 2008 to design glamorous gowns of his own for Orpah, Demi Moore and more celebrities. He recently made Paper Magazine's Beautiful People: Class of 2010, saying, "I can’t believe I’m in this issue. I hope it’s for my inner beauty -- that’ll last longer. I’m assuming that it is."
Granted, one may flock home to review the latest flicks from famed streetstyle photographers moreso to see if you were photographed - in the likes of Jak & Jil, Streetpeeper and the Satorialist - yet, when the fashion week events are all said and done, and there's no one to pose for on the streets of New York, Milan and Paris, where is one to turn?