Christian Siriano Spring/Summer ’15

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Perhaps the best-known winning designer of the Project Runway set, Christian Siriano’s been a success since debuting his first collection at NYFW six years ago. Upon entering the Eyebeam Art+Technology Center, one of my personal favorite show venues, I saw a series of doorway-like frames in the center of the runway, setting the tone for the night’s emphasis on structure and layers. Every look was pretty and feminine, starting with clean whites and.. Read More

Ricardo Seco Spring/Summer ’15


For his Spring/Summer ’15 collection, “Dreams,” Ricardo Seco elegantly infused a mostly monochromatic palette with colorful accents and beaded patterns inspired by the Wixárika, an indigenous tribe in his home country of Mexico. These rainbow beads composed geometrical and natural motifs on everything from jackets to bags to stakeboards – even a custom guitar. Seco, usually a menswear-oriented designer, had an equal showing of womenswear, which felt naturally complementary to his men’s designs. Outside.. Read More

Maria ke Fisherman Spring/Summer ’15


When Madrid-based Maria ke Fisherman showed this season at The Standard High Line, it was clear that designers Victor Alonso and Maria Lemus had refined and updated their vision. The label previously known for its cyberpunk futuristic take on the 90s left behind its nostalgic lens, instead focusing on a more modern interpretation of streetwear. Cleansed of the bright colors of previous collections, this season’s palette was mainly restricted to black and white,.. Read More

À MOI Spring/Summer ’15

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Á Moi is a young luxury brand, based in New York and created by designer Alejandra Alonso. Alonso is unproven, with just a background interning at brands like Nicholas K. and Anna Sui, but I had high hopes after seeing the aesthetic upon which the collection was based. I arrived at the S/S 2015 presentation at the High Line Hotel, a classic, stylish venue with a large hall where the models were lined on.. Read More

Cynthia Rowley Spring/Summer ’15


Cynthia Rowley is certainly no stranger to the fashion industry, having been a designer for over thirty years. But something about her youthful style has managed to transcend the barriers of time, and even after thirty years, her clothes continue to remain fresh, trendy, and full of life. The crowd, which included fashion editor extraordinaire Natalie Joos and musician/artist Sean Lennon, was positively buzzing before being let into the Swiss Institute, the gallery.. Read More

Karolyn Pho Spring/Summer ’15


Karolyn Pho may be a newcomer to New York Fashion Week—this is her fifth season and only her sophomore runway endeavor—but this young designer has already established a strong sartorial voice, one of ethereality, comfort, whimsy, and above all, functional beauty. Citing a traveling nomad as an inspiration for her collection, the presentation’s main theme was minimalism: Pho shied clear of complicated pieces of clothing, instead sticking to summery, flowing sundresses, crop tops and.. Read More

Zang Toi Spring/Summer ’15

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For his twenty-fifth-year anniversary show, Zang Toi pulled out all the stops- shortstops, that is. The theme of Toi’s show was “A Privileged Life: The American Dream,” as demonstrated by his models clad in red and white stripes reminiscent of the early days of American baseball.  Toi first started his show with sportswear, which was filled with slick black and white suits for the everyday working woman. As the last sportswear look filed off.. Read More

Long Tran Spring/Summer ’15


      A single spotlight illuminated the studio space at Gibney Dance as Vietnamese-born Long Tran’s show kicked off Sunday evening—but it was hardly the brightest light in the room. His latest collection, inspired by the multifaceted nature of holographic surfaces and aptly titled “HOLO,” featured both mens and women’s couture looks in fabrics ranging from shiny metallic to full-on LED. As far as classic gender roles and clothing go, the designer.. Read More

Lie Sang Bong Spring/Summer ’15

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Lie Sang Bong, also known as the “Korean Alexander McQueen,” centered his Spring/Summer ’15 collection around the fleeting but ephemeral figure of the butterfly. The show at this year’s New York Fashion Week opened with an electric tie-dye of butterfly motif and the basics: white dresses that were slowly layered with colors and patterns, bringing to mind tropical gardens and vivid wings. The music it was paired with was dreamy and upbeat, and the.. Read More

Amir Taghi Spring/Summer ’15


I really wanted to like the Amir Taghi Spring/Summer ’15 collection. I made it all the way down to Chelsea on a Saturday morning to see the show in unseasonably hot September weather. The show was not well attended, and after asking many who did attend to stand for half an hour after the runway should have started – the folks working the event quickly shuffled everyone into the many open seats. There were.. Read More

Forget About Your Pearls, DYLANLEX is Here


“It is such a statement piece: you walk in and get noticed,” said a DYLANLEX admirer. She paired her necklace with a simple white ensemble. On the other corner of the room, stood a woman in a multicolored bomber jacket along with a neon pencil skirt; her bold look was completed, of course, by a DYLANLEX neckpiece. We constantly spotted the brand’s exclusive, Swarovski-covered, silver work of art on men and women, yet.. Read More

BCBG Max Azria Spring/Summer ’15

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Self described as “timeless elegance… with bohemian silhouettes,” the Spring/Summer 2015 BCBG Max Azria show at the Lincoln Center Theater held true to its own words. Classic calf length hemlines dominated the show modernized by sharp deep-V necklines and intricate Far Eastern inspired tie belts. The bohemian element shined through in the filmy sheer fabrics and the fluid, loosely draped silhouettes defining many of the looks. The color palette was mainly restricted to.. Read More