Daily Archives : September 14, 2011

NYFW | Rachel Zoe SS/12

Fashion & Photography

Rachel Zoe presented her Spring 2012 Collection on day 5 of NYFW. A line to see the celebrity stylist turn designer’s spring collection wrapped through a lobby and down a hall way to 39th St. where photographers waited to catch a pic of Joe Zee, Fern Mallis, and every stylish editor from magazines like W and Elle. I had 2 shows at 4pm and had to choose between Rachel and Vlov knowing that Rachel Zoe would definitely be the one to miss. En-route to Zoe, my blackberry was streaming with tweets, with the who’s who of fashion making appearances at the Zoe show. Once I arrived at the presentation to see the collection, this is what I found.

I walked along the 3 walls of models, the long side of daywear where I found a mix of prints, a white shorts suit, black blazers topping off multiple looks, some animal prints, mixed with abstract colorful prints and a pair of cognac leather shorts.  Once I turned the corner I found a row of white day dresses styled with more blazers and matlasse gowns, a one shoulder white structured mini and an off the shoulder printed maxi.  I was searching to find a constant that would provide me with some kind of inspiration but couldn’t seem to.  The looks were obviously styled by Mrs. Zoe and she was able to pull something together by mixing and matching  but as stand alone pieces they fell very short. This collection lacked vision and the looks were not strong enough to stand on their own with out the personality of an uber stylist behind them.

FIASCO and Fujifilm team up for LFW


At the cusp of the cutting edge of fashion and photography, FIASCO magazine will be using Fujifilm cameras exclusively to document it’s London Fashion Week Spring 2012 experience. With images and videos appearing on the magazine’s digital platform, FIASCO+, the team will give an insider’s view in HD via the site’s Image Diaries.
It’s great to be working so closely with Fujifilm during London Fashion Week, their kit is not only functional but looks pretty cool” said FIASCO editor, Dave Wise.

NYFW | Vera Wang SS/12

Fashion & Photography

Having Beyonce Knowles, Madeline Albright, Solange Knowles, Kim Kardashian, and Serena Williams turn up to sit front row at your show is certainly no small feat. So even before the first look of Vera Wang‘s light, perforated, and slightly Victorian inspired Spring 2012 collection came down the runway the world was already atwitter about her show.
But the look finally did followed by a collection steeped in an ethereal Victorian stew with a side of peplum detailing and served on a platter of athletic structure. This manifested itself by way of perforated hooded jackets, bubble skirts – one of which Beyonce herself was wearing in the front row – and fluttering gowns printed in vibrant hues.
While nodding to the growing trend of graphic prints for the season in the demure way that she bows at the end of her show, Vera Wang distances herself from the pack with an attention to detail and softness that’s been forgotten by some designers intent on distancing themselves from the minimalism of seasons past.