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Author Archive | Alix Kivlin

  • Diane Von Furstenberg Spring 2013 Blends Soft Princess Worthy Dresses With Google Project Glass Tech


    DVF Spring 2013 Runway Review: The queen of iconic, feminine, ready to wear is back!  Diane Von Furstenberg unleases her bold Spring 2013 collection and takes it up a notch by introducing Google’s Project Glass eyewear as the newest techy accessory. Project Glass uses technology to stream information to your eyes, rather than onto a screen of a phone, and pairing one of these uber-tech shades with your colorful DVF shift dresses takes on some bizarre Minority Report meets 5th Avenue…

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  • Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2013 has a Bali vacation in mind


    Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2013 Runway Review:  “I want to be on a Bali vacation!”. That is all I could think of during the Rebecca Minkoff Spring 2013 collection of breezy, gently hued, beautiful clothing. >>MORE: Rebecca Minkoff It’s absolutely perfect for a chic island getaway, and if Bali isn’t on your upcoming agenda, its do-able for the office, but even more do-able for brunches, museum Sundays, and dusk outdoor concerts. The ombré and faded prints were the highlight and I, you, we all need…

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  • Helmut Lang, A Mastery of Minimalism Continues for Spring 2013

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    Runway Review: Helmut Lang never ceases to impress with clean lines, impeccable seaming, that mod-boxy shaping, and techy textures.  And so again we have those very elements for the Spring 2013 collection. Here’s the big “is-this-really-Helmut-Lang” factor: kaleidoscope floral prints and brocades!  Yes, it’s a fact.  I am not sure how I feel about that element of the collection – the prints are executed well on stiff, sheen poly/nylon, and certainly are more modern versus girlie, it’s just so un-Helmut.  The bright…

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  • Cushnie Et Ochs Spring 2013 Runway Is All About Clean Chic


    Cushnie Et Ochs Spring 2013 Runway Review: Very clean, chic, minimalism seen at Cushnie Et Ochs.  And a splash of Blade Runner-esque necklines and cut-outs, which certainly can’t go wrong on this uber modern Spring 2013 line. >>MORE: Cushnie Et Ochs There’s no fuss, no bulk, no added nonsense to this collection which is something to be appreciated these days when the fashion market is so saturated with designers who tend to one-up each other with how many studs or chains or…

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  • BCBG Max Azria Fashion Show Photos & Runway Review Spring 2013


    BCBGMaxAzria  Spring 2013 Runway Review: BCBG is famously known for their young, contemporary, and often color blocked party dresses, but this season strays a bit from this mold and I am not certain it was their best move. Colors are more neutral and washed out and black casts a big shadow over this Spring 2013 line.  No, not your usual brights and bold blocks of color covering the airy pleated chiffons and crepes.  Not this season. There’s a strong hint of…

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  • Michael Kors Fall 2012 Runway Review


    Runway Review: Women of a certain age will have no problem finding plenty of modern, sophisticated glamour Another Michael Kors collection exuding American luxury hits the runway; this time it is dressed as fall 2012, and not a single detail of opulence has been overlooked.  >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS  Plush cashmere sweaters, soft brushed wools, sequins, leather, and more fur than you can find backcountry. Fur was a major statement, and not shearling, but long hair furs with shine and…

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  • Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2012 Runway Review


    Runway Review: Body conscious, well-tailored and asymmetric dresses with expert seaming and unusual folding and pleating are what really draw my attention to this collection… The fall 2012 Narciso Rodriguez collection was a seamless continuation of what we saw in pre-fall with structured outerwear, oversized and voluminous silhouettes, asymmetrical draping and folding, seaming, and color blocking. Very true to it’s identity, the perfectly tailored, clean line is a home run.  The warm chestnut browns and smoky greys were kicked up with saturated…

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  • Custo Barcelona Fall 2012 Runway Review


    Runway Review: Wild yet wearable, Custo sticks to its style roots and remains the collection to push your fashion boundaries The fall 2012 Custo Barcelona collection takes the brand’s iconic textures, psychedelic colors and prints, and one of a kind designs to a new roughed up and tough level. At the same time it comes off as one of the most wearable, wild collections that I can recall. Lots of raw edges, pieced mixed fabrications that appear torn, zippers and…

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  • Betsey Johnson Runway Review & Backstage Fall 2012

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    What a fun time you’re bound to have at a Betsey Johnson show, and the fall 2012 show was no exception! Whether the clothes cater to your fashion aesthetic or not, the show itself is not one to be missed. On top of the pumping rock music and a colors-of-the-rainbow light show, you have massive scale bold prints, sequins, rhinestones, faux fur, tulle, bright saturated color, pink, pink, pink, and a heavy splash of cheetah. Sounds like a helluva party…

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  • Tracy Reese Fall 2012 Runway Review & Fashion Show Photos

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    Runway Review: Tracy Reese gives us a colorful fall 2012 collection that balances strength with femininity with her use of punchy colors, large tropical prints, sturdy fabrics paired with draped silk, and silhouettes that accentuate the female shape. It’s refreshing to see a fall collection that isn’t dark and dreary, instead the saturated oranges, purples, aquas and yellows put a sunny spin on the cold months of the season. This line had some of the most wearable, flattering peplum shapes I have…

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  • Herve Leger Fall 2012 Runway Review and Photos


    Runway Review: If you want a truly sexy LBD, you have come to the right designer. Sexy. Bondage. Need I say more about the Fall 2012 collection from Herve Leger?! There is not a chance, with all the leather straps, anatomical seaming, and skin-tight dense knits, that a woman can wear one of these slammin’ dresses and NOT exude supreme sexiness. No way. This is the most bodycon one can get; besides the perfect fit there are cut-outs, cinched waists,…

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  • Charlotte Ronson Fall 2012 Runway Review and Photos


    Runway Review: Asymmetrical hems, oversize honeycomb stitches and graphic fair isles are must-haves, along with gotta-get sweaters. The Charlotte Ronson Fall 2012 show had me already yearning for chilly autumn’s return when it’s yet to be spring! A soft, warm palette painted itself on cozy intarsia and cable sweaters, tightly fit leather, light weight georgette, and thick jacquards. The looks were completed and well-balanced with soft purple eye shadow and pouty geranium lips. Every sweater in this collection is going to…

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