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Author Archive | Alix Kivlin

  • Nicholas K Fall 2012 Runway Review & Photos


    Runway Review: Heritage prairie inspiration with a dose of edge– and some of the best outerwear around. Fall 2013 from Nicholas K. takes you to the wild west prairie days, roughed up with an ample amount of dark edginess to boot, and a dose of old-school 90’s heroin chic played up with goth-ish hair dye. Sometimes a bit frightening! But not too terrifying, because the fabrications were flowy, easily draped on the body, and layered under soft furs and supple leathers…

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  • BCBG Max Azria Fall 2012- Runway Review / Photos


    Season after season BCBG stays true to it’s many signatures with consistent color blocking and banding, fabric manipulation in the form of pleats and folding, luxe, draped fabrics and an array of neutrals punched up with panels of bright color. And while Fall 2012 didn’t steer far from that formula, it still had a delightful freshness about it! >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS The long skirts with sheer pleated panels and horizontal bands of color were major items of the collection….

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  • Naeem Khan Spring 2012 Fashion Show


    Runway Review: Timeless elegance for a woman of any age The master of elegance, Naeem Khan masters his Spring 2012 collection with grace. For absolute dress-up this line can suit a woman from 18-70, something wearable for all ages worn from cocktail parties to the red carpet. And we certainly can look forward to these gowns on the red carpet! Every piece is hand crafted exquisitely with beading, sequins, feathers and fringe. A signature detail being the back of each…

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  • Jen Kao Spring 2012 fashion show


    Runway Review Excerpt: Jen Kao reminds us of the unique creativity that can be toyed with in ready to wear dressing, that light spirit inspires us all to dress well and want to stand out in the crowd. The Spring 2012 collection was my first Jen Kao show, and not to be the last, as I was in awe by the creative beauty she brings to fashion and I found myself wanting several items from line.  This showcased fashion as a…

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  • DKNY Fall 2011 Runway Review

    DKNY Fall 2011 Runway Review

    New York Fashion Week Highlight: Nice mid-thigh length to elongate the figure and paired with the pop color wide stripes it adds femininity to a menswear feel The Fall 2011 DKNY collection is what all the cool kids on the street will be wearing and feeling comfortably confident in while keeping their edge. Nicely paired color combinations of navy and camel with pops of pumpkin orange, poppy red and bright pink with a rich butternut brown, and of course black…

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  • Michael Kors Spring 2012 Fashion Show, chic and simple animal print jungle


    Runway Review Excerpt: Bravo, with this Michael Kors collection, simplicity still exudes luxury, no matter how long you’ve been trapped in the Amazon!  A luxury private jet filled with women crashes in the Amazon jungle and luckily everyone survives.  When the survivors are found one week later, they are all wearing the Spring 2012 Michael Kors collection! Torn and loosely knit sweaters, oil stained anoraks, tie dye wrap skirts, nonchalantly draped dresses hanging from the body with snake skin, chunky tribal…

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  • Anna Sui Spring 2012


    Runway Review Except: The old world, highly feminine glamour is missing from current fashion trends and Anna Sui smoothly mixes retro + sexy, making you want to pucker up that red pout and blow a kiss to the waving men on the boat deck. The Anna Sui Spring 2012 collection channeled a glamorous 1940’s girl all dolled up to impress the boys of Fleet Week!   Fire engine red lipstick, cartoonish jewelry, bow belts and ankle socks worn with patent leather mary…

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  • Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2012 Fashion Show pops with preppy colors and modern 60s edge


    Runway Review: Redefines the classic prepster with bold, head turning statements and fresh silhouettes A bright, modern prep statement was clearly made at the Tommy Hilfiger spring 2012 show where it was anything but old school country club attire. The show kicked off with large glen plaids in pink, blue and tangerine orange and the plaids continued, it is Tommy afterall, in pop colors and mod 60’s silhouettes. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Then we had bright wide…

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  • Betsey Johnson Spring 2012 Fashion Show serves up sexy girl power


    Runway Review Excerpt: If your goal this Spring involves snagging a man, or men, with your sexy girl-power and making them putty in your hand – this collection is for you babe. *I left this show GLOWING… so bubbly and happy!!  Best show season after season* Those heated, sexual energy butterflies we are all familiar with having in our stomachs were fluttering around in full force through the captivated audience at Betsey Johnson’s Spring 2012 collection! Sex, the power and confidence…

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  • Custo Barcelona Spring 2012 Runway raves with it’s mind-blowing fashion meets art palette


    Runway Review: The Spring 2012 Custo Barcelona collection was perhaps the most wearable I have seen in many seasons! Has Custo Dalmau strayed from his wonky roots to make something more sellable?! No, definitely not, however you will have no problem shopping for strong, out of this world items that don’t feel tailored solely to the Lady Gaga’s of the world. As always the color palette is psychedelic and not toned down whatsoever. As a matter of fact, that concept…

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  • Derek Lam Spring 2012 Runway is Full of Louche Sportswear


    Runway Review: Plenty of key pieces we all can wear and stylize! Lucky for you, Derek Lam’s recent Spring 2012 outing stays mostly consistent within his timeless sportswear mentality and time tested hallmarks– clean colors, color blocking and sleek tailoring. His crisp palette of bright whites, coral, seafoam, yellow and toasted brown sheen leather should make smart choices for sunny spring days lounging around a rooftop pool. As always, fabric details were key here and Lam’s knits define this point…

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  • Charlotte Ronson Spring 2012 Fashion Show for the free-spirited BoHo girl in you


    Runway Review: Light, simple and carefree – as fashion should be – is what you will find in Charlotte Ronson for Spring 2012. Charlotte Ronson’s Spring 2012 collection continues with the bohemian feeling known for her line, but for Spring 2012 she trades in the grunge we have seen in the past two seasons and for a of precious vintage femininity.  The ever-present small floral prints are here again and in addition we have cotton eyelets, lace collars, ombre chiffon, delicate…

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