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Tag Archives | fall 2011

  • Must-Have… Christopher Kane’s Crochet Cardigan

    Christopher Kane Crochet Cardigan

    Like fellow powerhouse Miuccia Prada, we wait with bated breath to see what kind of mind-boggling, jaw dropping references London designer Christopher Kane is about to release onto fashion’s trend radar for season’s to come. From intricate floral embroideries placed on patent leather to haute 90’s notes from the likes of Gianni Versace and Dolce & Gabbana, he’s taken us on a wild, un-assuming ride and made our wardrobes all the better for it while becoming a renowned pioneer of the new & the must-have. WE KNOW YOU…

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  • Instant Update- Cover up in the Best Coats of the Season

    Hermes Fall 2012

    For all their dualities, from the practical set to the sophisticated sort, the winter coat is one considerate, sartorial godsend…especially as New York City is getting its first slam of cold weather. Keeping in mind the functionality one needs from outerwear, we understand that winter weather combat gear’s performance is more important when determining what one wears than judging by looks alone. And since one wears their coats consecutively more over winter months than any item of clothing, careful consideration on the…

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  • Fashion How-To’s -Short Heels That Aren’t Short On Style

    Rochas Slingbacks Fall 2011

    Think of this as your “How To Wear Low Heels” tip sheet… Blame it on the abundance of too-high heels, walking behind girls fumbling in them, or our admiration for the cool retro sophistication that Rochas has been championing as of late, but we are beginning to rethink the short heel and their recent wearable reemergence on the scene. Once matronly and down-right blase, the updates to what we consider the “smart” heel height offer an entirely new way to think about proportion…

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  • Must-Have…Balenciaga’s Dog Print Sweater

    Balenciaga Pre-Fall Sweater

    As hard as it was trying to score this Balenciaga dog print sweater when it first came out for F/W 2000(we’ve never stopped looking since), an even greater shock comes at the thought of how difficult it’s going to be 10 years later, now that it has been reissued for Pre-Fall 2011. As eternally elusive as this trophy sweater may be, we could in turn use it as a reference point for the decade long block of cool cult status Nicolas Ghesquiere…

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  • Shopping the Trends of Fall 2011- The Peplum

    Giambattista Valli Fall 2011

    Body-defining, figure enhancing peplums have been working their way on quite a few runways over the past few seasons(including next spring) so we couldn’t think of a better time to take note on how to incorporate them into your repertoire for an unexpected dose of lady-like chic. We’ve pulled together some of our favorite uses of peplums for Fall 2011 and jotted a few quick notes down on how to pull them off and make them work for you. >> MORE: FASHION…

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  • Shopping the Trends of Fall 2011- Vintage Inspired Fashion

    Miu Miu Fall 2011

    Because every season calls for a bit of vintage flair we thought it would be a good time to look back at all of our favorite vintage-inspired looks from the Fall 2011 collections to cull a handy bit of inspiration to help you cultivate a look that incorporates notes from the past with a thoroughly modern sophistication. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS And since you can always use real-deal vintage pieces to pull together a completely customized look, we couldn’t think of…

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  • Shopping the Trends of Fall 2011- Snakeskin

    With head-to-toe prints now de riguer on runways around the world it’s time to cozy up to one of our favorite fall prints and fabrications as the alluring, graphic and even sexy use of snake & python we saw for Fall 2011 felt undeniably fresh. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Use them to add texture to all of your favorite fall looks while keeping up with the trends…here’s a look at how to pull it off. Prada (and above) Miuccia Prada used python…

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  • Shopping the Trends of Fall 2011- Color-Blocked Separates

    Balenciaga Fall 2011

    While color-blocking is no new trend story, it wasn’t until this fall season that we really saw a spike in contrasts with ingenious iterations from designer’s the world over. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Along with some simple shopping advice, here’s a look at some of our favorite uses of color-blocking that are certain to make a graphic statement this season and most probably many to come. Balenciaga (and above) Nicolas Ghesquiere has been doing graphic sci-fi couture for many seasons and…

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  • Fall Trends Accessory Report- The Choker Necklace is the IT Jewelry Trend

    Trend Report: The Choker Necklace is the IT jewelry trend for fall 2011

    The Top Seven Accessory Trends for Fall 2011 with StyleSight, Day 6, is Jewelry Day! Our last day of looking at Accessory Trends with StyleSight leaves us with the re-imagined Choker necklace adding a concise, tailored, industrial and ultimately sophisticated finishing touch to Fall's minimal glamour. From Louis Vuitton's harmonious take on the Peter Pan collar in metallics and leather to Lanvin's maximalist chunky floral choker, these statement making necklaces are the last word on polished, put together confidence. We…

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  • Men’s Style Fall Trend Report- The Color Is Russet Orange

    Men's Style Fall Color Report: Russet Orange

    The Top Seven Accessory Trends for Fall 2011 with StyleSight, Day 5 is Men's Style Day What men want this fall, is a pop of vivid color! With every fall menswear season comes a heady mix of flattering autumnal hues to add a dapper bit of unexpected hits of color to even the most utilitarian of winter weather ready garb. More Paul Smith… Men's Fall 2011 colorways came in a rich mix of brown ranges, country greens, bold blues including…

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  • Fall Trend Accessories Report- Snakeskin, Python, Croc and Stingray

    Exotic Skins - StyleSight Fall Accessories Trend Report

    The Top Seven Accessory Trends for Fall 2011 with StyleSight, Day 4 It's the skins… Snakeskin, Python, Croc and Stingray … Snakeskin whether in print or genuine python, was clearly on almost every major designer's runway for Fall 2011 from Chloe, to Dries Van Noten to Prada, skin is back in. From classic boots to aviator caps to full-on print, from Mod to Charlie Girl, high doses of snakeskin came in literally every iteration. Python, croc and stingray were used to…

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