I have mixed feelings about this. To start, I’m a Margiela fan and probably wear a piece in some form or another, from one of the collections, almost every day, starting with the 14 pairs of shoes & boots that are in the front rotation of my closet. I love the understated and edgy appeal. I love the non-showiness of pieces that withstand time and always look current. I love the deconstructed “secret” white threads that have the same appeal […]
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While fashion’s come & go, they do serve as a sign of the times we live in and work as a time capsule of sorts full of memories, moments and merriment. Looking back at the sartorial world of 2011, what comes to mind may be the abundance of too much too fast (so much fashion, so many news outlets, too many designers) -that’s why we’ve complied a shortlist of the good, the bad and the boring. From Missoni madness to celebrating fallen […]
Retail Remedy: Le Bon Marché in Paris showcases the Eternellement Dior We know how much Richard Nahem loves the Paris that he shares in his walking tours, and he will be tipping FocusOnStyle during Paris Fashion Week. Designer John Galliano has been certainly in the news this week for his rather horrific alleged comments caught on a cell phone video. I’ve been interviewed a bit for my opinion on this and, based on what I have seen thus far, personally […]
It's that time of the year again in Paris when fashion hits the runways and fashion is more in the forefront than usual.Runway beauty can be very different than woman on the street beauty, particularly during Paris Fashion Week – Spring 2011. However, in all of it attention-getting extremes, there are nuances for you think about for your own look.>> MORE: Fashion Shows and Runway Reviews
“As we prepare for the Spring 11 Fashion Weeks, we reflect the unimaginable beauty of what was Haute Couture Fall 2010. Naveed Hussain has spent some time digesting the magnificence of all that is available for only a privileged few.Haute Couture has been a tireless subject of debate. While many like to continually point out it’s weak sales across the board and diminishing relevance in society. Although that may be the case, wasn’t it always?Isn’t couture about that unattainable and […]
Fashion designers of the decade. Our fashion savants, and vintage experts, Andrea Perini and Naveed Hussain of VagabondNYC have culled some of their thoughts from the past 10 years and have put together this quick-study crib sheet of what influences in fashion are worth remembering and collecting from the decade and why.
We all like to think we can recognize great fashion, but what about the iconic face behind the brand?