It’s the absence of color that has taken the runway by storm this fashion season. The best footwear and handbag designers are using this crystal clear trend to project a mix of elegance and sophistication with stylish and innovative shapes and sizes. While slight hints of color are employed to make a shoe pop and handbags stand out, it is the lack of color that make these accessories a hit for spring. Not to mention, it offers a versatility that allows for easy pairings with almost anything in your closet.
This season shoes will have you floating in air, or at least look like it, according to top fashion houses like Givenchy. Footwear has long been a focus on the runway during fashion week, and this year was no exception. The runways were paved with a plethora of sky-high stilettos and eye popping pumps. But how exactly do you rock the crystal clear trend? That’s easy! Effortlessly shift from day to night with a sophisticated oxford, highlighting stylish cut outs and invisible side paneling, or take that little black dress to the next level sporting see through pumps with invisible straps from Michael Kors. Pair it with a clear tote from Fendi or translucent crystal-like clutch from Gucci.
There's something resolutely American about Tom Ford. The six foot tall Texas-born designer, who became well known for heading the powerhouse Gucci, knows how to sell sexy clothes and get to the bottom line. He has his own brand, after his own name. It could be the sign of an egotist, or a supremely confident man.
He carved a niche for himself, as an actor in television commercials before he became famous for his clothes. He had the dark and brooding good looks. He had charisma in spades. Dropping out of NYU and hanging out with the "fabulous people" at Studio 54, he came to several conclusions: one about his sexuality, and two, about his passion for fashion design.
Wave goodbye to winter, because it's time to ring in spring, and as you tuck away bulky overcoats and infinity scarves, make room for shine and sparkle to add that finishing touch to your springtime wardrobe. This season be prepared to pair minimalist pieces with pale shade garments, as well as colorful jewelry with eccentric prints. These springtime treasures are sure to make you stand out in a crowd.
Some would say the runways of NYC's Fashion Week were all about the accessory. And jewelry was a key staple in perfecting those final looks. Metallic took center stage with designers like Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy and Dries Van Noten. They utilized glossy metal finishes paired with pale colored garments as backdrops. This is a perfect way to add sleek touches to flirty dresses and girly silhouettes. Metal fringe and chunky bracelets are easy go-to items.
Italian design house, Gucci, has teamed up with the Green Carpet Challenge (an organization created by Colin Firth's wife, Livia) and Rainforest Alliance-certified cattle ranches in the Brazilian Amazon to help fight deforestation. The leather handbag industry greatly contributes to deforestation with three-fourths of deforestation being cause by cattle ranching and therefore, leather goods. Gucci, the first line of leather products to be involved in such a project, wants to preserve the rainforests of Brazil without compromising the quality of their products.
Exotic skins such as crocodile and python have always had a glorified place in women's fashion but only recently have these skins crawled their way into men's fashion. Accessories made out of crocodile-like skin and crocodile-embossed items have become standard in the menswear shows. Croc is a great way to enhance your look with a luxe element while also making a bold sartorial statement. Read on to see how to incorporate some croc into your look from cufflinks to full on crocodile bags. As always, we recommend opting for more environmentally friendly "faux" croc over the "real thing."
Greg Cummins, founder of Logan Zane, a handmade leather goods company in New York City, chats with Joonbug about his line. The company, founded in 2010, draws inspiration from the art deco period, using quality materials, and made right here in America. Cummins created the collection out of his own necessity for a quality bag. He created The Remsen, a camouflage leather backpack, and within weeks of sporting it, people began to notice. Thus began Logan Zane. This company sets itself apart from the rest with its simple sophistication. Unlike some other designer brands, Logan Zane's classic design can withstand the test of time--both with durability and style. See what Greg has to say about Logan Zane.
There's no doubt that sunglasses have become a lucrative mega industry. Not only do they protect our eyes from harmful UV rays, but they also 'up' our style factor. From aviators, to cat eye and Wayfarers, it's safe to say sunglasses are a staple in just about everyone's wardrobe. They're like great jeans, everyone should own a few good pairs! Check out some styles we adore and their less expensive, equally stylish counterparts.
You can't go wrong with these sunglasses. This timeless frame compliments most face shapes and they're especially trendy right now. Go for classic gold or try something different with a pop of color!
It’s unanimous; boldness dominated Resort 2013 collections in the form of extreme silhouettes, stripes, and florals—and we like what we see. The in-between season offerings give designers an opportunity to reach a broader range of consumers, incorporating wearable trends that appeal to those seeking the perfect vacation wardrobe as well as the rest of us those forgoing exotic destinations to afford said ready-to-wear. (We’ll have our Resort right here at home, thank you.) The trends abound from oversized ensemble to lively prints and among the looks we are dying to make our own, there were also a few encore appearances by styles that aren’t going anywhere.
At last night’s Mr. Porter Suits & Style event, the combination of cocktails, television and fashion created the perfect way to spend a Tuesday evening. At first glance, onlookers walking around the High Line probably wondered why men in check shirts and bow ties, holding big, white umbrellas were escorting people along the walkways. Or why there were women with clipboards manning the roped off entrance; or even why were there 1960s hits blaring from the speakers inside? Little did they know it was a cocktail party and fashion show hosted by Mr. Porter and Vanity Fair Magazine to celebrate the USA hit T.V. series, Suits.