Runway Report: Everything You Need to Know from New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2016

All of the Highlights From NYFW You’ll Want To Know About (Besides Strippers at Alexander Wang)

Karlie Kloss’ darling Barbie-looking wrap dress at DVF.

KARLIE KLOSS DVF SS16

The model who tripped at Givenchy, and the two darling gentlemen that immediately helped her up….which made me notice all of the models shoes looked like they were untied…

GIVENCHYSS16 MODEL WHO FELL

The plethora of other Barbie-worthy dresses at Carolina Herrera.

Carolina Herrera Fashion Show Ready to Wear Collection Spring Summer 2016 in New York

The cringe-worthy idea that models should take selfie-sticks on the same runway…

SELFIE STICK DESIGUAL SS16

The Always Gorgeous, Fairytale-kinda Beauty, Marchesa show.

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The rainbow eyelids at Betsey Johnson.

RAINBOW EYELIDS BETSEY JOHNSON SSS16

That Dress at Givenchy.  Yes, please.

At first I thought this dress was the dress to make all other black fur dresses obsolete....

At first I thought this dress was the dress to make all other black fur dresses obsolete….

But then I saw this one, and it made me question everything.... Sigh (#whitegirlproblems).

But then I saw this one, and it made me question everything…. Sigh (#whitegirlproblems).

The gorgeous braids at Herve Leger.

HERVE LEGER BRAIDS SS16

The Awkward Nipple Dress at Idan Cohen.

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And That Gorgeous Yellow & Pink Crop Top & Trousers Ensemble at Idan Cohen.

Idan Cohen ss16 yellow pink crop top trousers

Marc Jacobs’ Indescribable Super-Hollywood Show at the Zeigfeld Theatre.  Hence, the following video:

Shiny, Pretty Things! at Tory Burch.

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Americana-Inspired Plaids & Red, Whites, & Blues at Victoria Beckham.

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The white bikini at Herve Leger.

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Legs for Days at Altuzarra.

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Anna Sui’s Rockabilly Beach Party.

Anna Sui SS16

The Mohawk Headphones at Desigual.

desigual ss16 mohawk headphones

Those Lace-Up Shoes at Derek Lam.

derek lam ss16 shoes

The Bucket Hats at BCBG.
BCBG SS16 Bucket hats

What were your favorite highlights at New York Fashion Week?  What shows did you like the best?  Share in the comments section below!

stay lovely, xo

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Designer Spotlight: Au Jour Le Jour

Au Jour Le Jour via Buro 24/7

Au Jour Le Jour via Buro 24/7

Recently, I stumbled across a sushi-printed jacket, and had to track down the designer immediately.  It turns out, the jacket was the product a new fashion label known as Au Jour Le Jour.  The Italian label debuted in 2010 as brainchild of designers Mirko Fontana and Diego Marquez.

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Designers Mirko Fontana e Diego Marquez

The designers combine their complementary and diverse skill sets and backgrounds to create elegant, yet quirky and sophisticated, yet totally unique designs.  

Anna Dello Russo in Au Jour Le Jour

Anna Dello Russo in Au Jour Le Jour

Their whimsical prints can be found on celebrities and fashion icons alike, as well as through high-end department stores and prestigious online fashion boutiques, such as FarFetch.

Au Jour Le Jour Menswear

Au Jour Le Jour Menswear

Their lines include both mens’ and womens’ wear, and prices range from $200 to over $1,000.  My personal favorites include this bus-printed skirt, this pair of sequin-embellished denim shorts, and this apple-print playsuit.

Au Jour Le Jour Spring/Summer '15 runway show, via StyleBlazer

Au Jour Le Jour Spring/Summer ’15 runway show, via StyleBlazer

What do you think of their funky designs?  Would you wear them?

xo

Footwear Designers Recreate Cinderella’s Glass Slippers

via Pinterest

via Pinterest

Disney recently asked nine various designers, such as Charlotte Olympia, Nicholas Kirkwood, and Jimmy Choo, to recreate the Cinderella glass slipper with their own unique style in anticipation of the Cinderella film set to debut.  The best part?  In March, the designs will be sold in shops throughout the world, such as Saks Fifth Avenue in New York & Beverly Hills, Harrods in London, and Galeries Lafayette in Paris.  Click through to see all the beautiful designs and what the designers had to say about ’em, courtesy of BusinessWire.

Salvatore Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

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Designer Spotlight: Krikor Jabotian

Recently, I came across a beautifully designed dress by Krikor Jabotian, and immediately needed to see more of his designs.

Krikor Jabotian, Spring/Summer '14

Krikor Jabotian, Spring/Summer ’14

Krikor is a Lebanese designer who attended l’Ecole Superieure des Arts et techniques de la Mode in Beirut before working in Elie Saab’s creative department.  Shortly after, he began his own atelier at the young age of 23, creating beautiful wedding and couture gowns at his family-owned business.

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His work truly speaks for itself, and the designs are indescribable.

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If you are interested in ordering his couture gowns, you can send him your measurements after being properly fitted, and order one of his gowns featured in his collection.  There is also the option to work with Krikor to create your own gown inspired from one of his collections, but you will need to travel to his atelier in Beirut to discuss and be properly fitted by the designer.  Prices range from around $12,000 to $13,500.

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This designer is one to keep in your radar.  What do you think of his gowns?

Best of NYFW Fall 2014: Rodarte

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Rodarte, Fall 2014. Photo via The Coveteur

Sisters Laura & Kate Mulleavy translated raw materials into ethereal, distorted reality RTW apparel this New York Fashion Week while debuting their Fall 2014 line.  Some of the key pieces were draping dresses with smocked and crochet details, and the standout pieces were definitely the Star Wars inspired dresses, emblazoned with Luke Skywalker and R2D2.

Rodarte, Fall 2014. Photo via The Coveteur

Rodarte, Fall 2014. Photo via The Coveteur

What are your thoughts on Rodarte’s Fall 2014 collection?

Designer Spotlight: Jeremy Scott’s NYFW Fall 2014 RTW

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Jeremy Scott ended NYFW with his signature loud fabric and bold color combinations.  Following his collab with Adidas, as well as his hat collection for New Era (sold at Opening Ceremony), the designs seemed to be mainlining an athletic-inspired touch.  There was an array of jersey numbers, sports-inspired accessories, and stripe detailing inspired by football jerseys.

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Key Pieces: Fur coats, laced skinny pants, sports jersey dresses, shirt dresses, bodycon dresses, and bomber jackets

jeremy scott fall 2014

Fabrics & Materials: Sweater knits, fur, leather, mesh, & PVC

Would you wear that gear-inspired boot/shoe?

Designer Spotlight: Inside Famous Fashion Designer’s Homes

We’ve all seen their famous collections on the runways, but their homes are a mystery to us.  These are the places where fashion designers can be inspired to create their beautiful collections.  Check out the interiors of fashion’s most beloved designers, such as Anna Sui, Ralph Lauren, and Peter Som, among others.  Their homes are an evident reflection of their style; unique, artful, and have a characteristic personality.

Nanette Lepore

Nanette Lepore

Nanette Lepore employed Jonathon Adler to decorate the interiors of her Manhattan townhome, and the influence is clearly evident.

Peter Som

Peter Som’s apartment in the West Village

Brian Atwood's apartment in Milan

Brian Atwood’s apartment in Milan

I need that hand-sculpture chair in my life..

Ralph Lauren's sophisticated dining room in Manhattan

Ralph Lauren’s sophisticated dining room in Manhattan

Jill Stuart's bedroom in Philip Johnson's Urban Glass House in Manhattan

Jill Stuart’s bedroom in Philip Johnson’s Urban Glass House in Manhattan

Would you expect anything less from Anna Sui's apartment in Greenwich Village?

Would you expect anything less from Anna Sui’s apartment in Greenwich Village?

Reed Krakoff's apartment in Southampton, designed by his wife, Delphine

Reed Krakoff’s apartment in Southampton, designed by his wife, Delphine

To see more, head to Elle Decor, where these photos are courtesy of.  Which of these glamorous apartments are your favorite?

Designer Spotlight: Yaz Bukey

Yaz Bukey, ottoman queen and Parisian designer, is my new favorite person.  Of course, I’m not alone in this- Bjork bought out Yaz Bukey’s entire first collection.  Her namesake line, Yazbukey, is filled with unique, tongue-in-cheek pieces that poke fun at celebrities, and have an playful, cartoon-like appeal that makes the inner 6 year old in me squeal with excitement.

Yaz Bukey in her home.  Photo courtesy of The Coveteur

Yaz Bukey in her home. Photo courtesy of The Coveteur

Yaz Bukey started out working at Jeremy Scott, Givenchy (alongside Alexander McQueen), and worked at Maison Martin Margiela, but her style is completely her own.  Check out some of the photos from her Spring/Summer ’14 collection, titled “Fabulous Market” below.

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Just try to tell me your not obsessed already, too.  Check out her collections at her website here.

Designer Spotlight: Coco & Breezy

Coco & Breezy (aka Corianna and Brianna Dotson) are two twin sisters from Minneapolis, Minnesota, who designed some unique sunglasses for themselves, mainly because they were super shy.

Coco & Breezy

Coco & Breezy

They went out to New York City on vacation for a few weeks, and people started stopping them on the street to buy their sunglasses right then off of the girls.  Long story short, the girls decided to make a business out of making their quirky sunglasses, and moved out to NY with a dream and a lot of determination.  Soon enough, their sunglasses were selling out faster than they could make ’em, and worn by the likes of Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj, Kelly Osbourne, Kim Kardashian, and Pharrell Williams, among many other celebs.

An editorial featuring their shades from the OakNYC pre-fall edition

An editorial featuring their shades from the OakNYC pre-fall edition

What I find truly amazing about Coco & Breezy’s story is that it truly shows with ambition combined with hard work, anything is possible.  When asked for their favorite quote in an interview with Jason Lee, they responded:

“I was in Bed, Bath and Beyond buying a snack and this older lady told me, “First, it’s about taking care of your health ,and second, its about being happy and true to yourself.  Then, its the money.  If you don’t have the first two things primary, then the money doesn’t matter.  Money is not what makes happiness.”
Undoubtedly, these twin sisters are trendsetters

Undoubtedly, these twin sisters are natural born trendsetters

Their sunglasses and miscellaneous other items (jackets and children’s, among others) can be found at their website, as well as everywhere from Karmaloop to Napolean Perdis.   Each collection under the Coco and Breezy eyewear range has its own story.  “20/20” collection – living in the year twenty twenty and having 20/20 vision, “Rainy Days” based on the concept of an umbrella, the literally translated collection “Wearable Art”, and “Omorose” meaning ‘beautiful’ in Egyptian.

A look at their children's collection (I'm all for raising a generation of super cool badasses)

A look at their children’s collection (I’m all for raising a generation of super cool mini-badasses)

To C&B, “Your eyewear is always your outfit and your clothing outfit is always your accessory.”  Be sure to keep an eye out for these inspiring fashionistas.

I was in bed,bath and beyond buying a snack and this older lady told me “1st its about taking care of your health, 2nd its about being happy and true to yourself and thennnnn its the money. If you don’t have the 1st two things primary, then the money doesn’t matter. Money is not what makes happiness.” – See more at: http://iamjasonlee.com/2012/07/exclusive-jason-lee-catches-up-with-coco-breezy/#sthash.X2bO1dKF.dpuf