Focus… The CFDA Awards The Row Womenswear Designer of The Year

The 50th CFDA Fashion Awards were held last night at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, celebrating the best of American fashion. All the nominees were chosen based upon their outstanding creative contributions to the world of fashion. Womenswear Designer of the Year Award went to Ashley Olsen & Mary-Kate Olsen for their label The Row. What they … Continue reading

Focus… Peter Pilotto Spring Summer 2012 Collection

Let’s take a look back at Peter Pilotto SS 2012 collection, presented last September during London Fashion Week.  Designers Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos Drew were inspired by a recent trek to the Pacific Islands in their spring/summer collection: everything from lush jungles, volcanic craters, white-tipped waves and sulphuric plumes of smoke were incorporated into … Continue reading

Focus… Technicolour Bags for the Season

Dull is not an option, where Spring-to-Summer bag statements are concerned. Bold bags are nothing short of eye-catching accessories, sure to amp up everything from a beach-going attire to sophisticated ensembles a few colour notches. Prada’s limited edition turquoise-hued madras tote for a quick dose of off-duty cool, Kate Spade’s saturated orange satchel is a warm … Continue reading

Focus… Shoe Trend for The Season: the Metallic Detail

This season, everything is in the detail, specifically the metallic toe, strap or heel on those covetable shoes. Sometimes a little shine goes a long way. Easy to mix with your day-to-day wardrobe, shoes boasting metallic details pack a more illusive impact. A metallic ankle strap, for example, gives a futuristic edginess to an otherwise neutral shoe … Continue reading

Focus… Fashion and Beauty by Prabal Gurung Spring 2012

It seems that for S/S 2012 Prabal Gurung really stepped out of his comfort zone and chose to play with subverting the ladylike credo. This time, he looked to the fetishistic work of Japanese photographer Nobuyoshi Araki for his digitized floral prints and tapped Zana Bayne to incorporate leather harnesses into his intricately-pieced mesh panel dresses. He … Continue reading

Focus… Spring Trend: Sporty Chic

As the world rallies around London for the upcoming 2012 summer Olympics, designers showed their games-ready spirit for the Spring collections. Fusing traditional sports-style codes such as racer-backs, jumbo zippers, neon trim and perforation with sleek, chic silhouettes, spring looks (even evening wear) gave athleticism a leading edge.  Pared-down, relaxed and easy, sports luxe is … Continue reading

Focus… Chanel Eyewear Campaign SS 2012 by Karl Lagerfeld

Canadian supermodel Linda Evangelista is back on the Chanel wagon for the Spring / Summer 2012 eyewear campaign photographed by Karl Lagerfeld. Sporting a pair of electric orange shades or bright blue frames, Evangelista seems the perfect fit for this season’s campaign.        

Focus… Spring Trend: the Golden Dress

The golden dress standard has been set, and this ornate hue speaks for itself. There were more than a few Spring ’12 variations to choose from. Marchesa presented rich metallic fringe, Emilio Pucci sent out luxe beaded minis, and Gucci offered up ’20s-inspired gold-infused pieces to start. And it wasn’t just the runways that were … Continue reading

Focus… The Bag of the Season

The beloved envelope clutch has been knocked off the pedestal on which it had pride of place, and a new breed of clutch bags have taken its place.  Behold the ‘Grab Bag’.  Having been seen on the SS ’12 runways of 3.1 Phillip Lim and Chloe amongst others, the grab bag features an innovative strap … Continue reading

Focus… Ozwald Boateng Spring collection

Whilst in the midst of the Fall 2012 runway collections, it is still capital to keep an eye on exciting new looks for the Spring, and start longing for the return of sunny days. The SS12 collection of Ozwald Boateng, who is undoubtedly one of the best of the season is the perfect example. Master … Continue reading