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Author Archive | Alix Kivlin

  • NY Fashion Week: Zac Posen fashion show review


    ZAC POSEN | Runway Fall 2009 Collection-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week… This was the most stunning production I have laid eyes on all Fashion Week and in general, one of the most classically beautiful shows I have ever seen!!! The scene is this: dark runway with 5 grand pianos lined up down the center, spotlights shine on 5 women and men, dressed gowns straight out of Amadeus, as they walk to their pianos and begin to play, their own part, together…

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  • NY Fashion Week: Rebecca Taylor fashion show review


    REBECCA TAYLOR | Runway Fall 2009 Collection-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week… A warm colored presentation of feminine pieces mixed with some edge and balanced with an air of innocence best describes the Rebecca Taylor fashion show for fall 2009. I picture these pieces on a cute, mousy girl at an art gallery opening sipping red wine, a little bit quirky, very creative and intuitive, she stares at the art with question but really she is wondering why Wendy ever left Neverland….

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  • NY Fashion Week: Custo Barcelona fashion show review


    CUSTO BARCELONA | Runway Fall 2009 Collection-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week… Love Custo!!! I realize Custo Barcelona clothing may come off as ridiculous to some, it makes no sense, but that is what is to love about it!!! Wild patterns, a million colors all at once, texture mixing and playing no where near the rule book – fashion on acid – doesn’t that sound amazing?! >> More Mercedes Benz Fashion Week photos of the Custo Barcelona fashion show   There was…

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  • NY Fashion Week: Thuy fashion show review


    Thuy- Fall 2009 Collection, video below… Fashion is not always taken at face value. Sometimes you need to give it a bit of time and understand that taste is very subjective. I’m more of a realist than trendy fabulousista when it comes to flattering silhouettes. Ok, I won’t lie, my first impression of this collection was not a good one, but by the end of the show I acknowledged it means absolutely nothing if I personally don’t like it, but…

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  • NY Fashion Week: William Rast fashion show review


    William Rast | Runway Fall 2009 Collection-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week… Yet another designer going with the rock ‘n roll theme– this time via Justin Timberlake– but this so far has been my favorite interpretation. Yes we are feeling the 80’s, yes we are feeling the punk rock, but in addition we are feeling the grunge / hipster vibe which helps to tone it down a bit and gives a sort of all American look. First off the William Rast collection…

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  • NY Fashion Week: Miss Sixty fashion show review

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    Miss Sixty | Runway Fall 2009 Collection-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week… Rock ‘n roll heavily weighted with an 80’s and punk feel set the tone for Miss Sixty. Denim washes had a huge range from classic blues to greys and black of course, but the washing techniques were far from average – some were heavily bleached, others were very stone washed giving an allover crinkle texture reminding you of your favorite pair of jeans in 1985, colored tints and resin washes,…

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  • NY Fashion Week: Lela Rose fashion show review


    Mercedes Benz Fashion Week– Lela Rose, Fall 2009 Collection… Finally a show with color to keep our recession spirits up and remind women that party attire should indeed be fun. There is also a fantastic play of texture – chunky woven tweeds with a hint of metallic, shiny silks mixed with sequins, flowing silk chiffon as well as stiff and shiny satin. The shimmer caught everyone’s eye, nothing was flat and it allowed for a lot of movement when on…

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  • NY Fashion Week: Alvin Valley fashion show review


    The words structured and romantic do sound like they belong in the same sentence, but Alvin Valley has changed that perception with a collection of supremely feminine dressing that is not only well tailored but involves pieced seams and cut outs. The black brocade fabric is something you may ordinarily see on a chair at your grandmother’s house, but it took on a whole new look at well fit pants and jumpsuits. Skirts and blouses had an overwhelming array of…

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  • NY Fashion Week: Luca Luca fashion show review


    Luca Luca – – Fall 2009 fashion collection… The high society soiree hopping woman reigned supreme here recession or not. As always very feminine with the look of the silverscreen, refined and classy. Fitting the show would be held at the Plaza Hotel, the Luca Luca girl would only be seen in such a lobby. The hair and make up almost stole the show, I couldn’t keep my eyes of the models faces – just beautiful!! Fresh skin and wide…

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  • NY Fashion Week: Shelly Steffee fashion show review


    Shelly Steffee – Fall 2009 fashion collection… A great mix of fabric textures and beautiful tailoring made for an impressive collection with a futuristic / equestrian feel. Well placed cut-outs to show off a woman’s decoltage, a beautifully draped jersey dress with braided fabric woven within the sweeping cowl, very well fit felt jacket with pleated latex shoulders and of course the of-the-moment peg shaped pant looking wearable on the mannequin – too bad that silhouette can be difficult for…

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