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  • London Fashion Visits NY- The Best of London S/S 2012 at The London Show Rooms

    Holly Fulton

    Naveed and I popped by The London Show Rooms in New York last week to take a close-up and intimate look at some of London’s brightest designers. As always, we were mesmerized with the up close privilege of ogling at some incredible construction, innovative design, and left with a wish list days long from the generous talent of these young designers from “across the pond.”   I guessed right on wanting to see  Cate Blanchette wear Felicity Brown, as, ironically, she’s…

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  • Tilda Swinton in Jil Sander Spring 2012

    Just as Tokyo Fashion Week comes to an end pops-up Tilda Swinton in a deliciously discrete and beautifully envisioned minimal blue knee-length Jil Sander dress from the house’s recent Spring 2012 runway collection. According to WWD, “Raf Simons and his team at Jil Sander designed all of the costumes for Swinton’s character in the movie ‘I Am Love,’ which will be released in Japan on December 23.” It comes as no surprise as Swinton, the queen startlet of embracing fashion’s changing…

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  • Isabel Toledo Spring 2012 Runway Collection In Miami

    Isabel Toledo

    Besides having Michelle Obama as one of her most ardent celebrity clients, Cuban-born designer Isabel Toledo has been wowing critics and fashion fans including yours truly since she began her eponymous line in the mid-80’s with her artisinal-minded, avant-garde confections and her deliberately off-the-radar cult of personality. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Leave it to Toledo to debut her Spring 2012 collection just weeks after the fashion-show season has ended and all the way down in Miami…Miami? Well, it makes sense after…

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  • Leg Work- Spring 2012’s Best Footwear -Celine, Dries Van Noten, Rochas, Yves Saint Laurent

    YSL Spring 2012

    After seasons of major statement making shoes with mind-boggling heel heights and preposterous ornamentation, we’re really feeling the simplicity of the footwear options we saw on the runways for next spring. That’s not to say that footwear has been reduced to the simplistic and merely functional, quite the contrary indeed. From YSL’s shielded heeled loafers to Rochas’ mirrored slides, there were plenty of options out there to lift your wardrobe’s potential and your spirits too.  Here’s a look at the…

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  • In the Details- Fresh Spring Ideas at Paris Fashion Week You Shouldn’t Miss

    Rochas Spring 2012

    After a month+ of consecutive international fashion shows, it can be hard to not only remember what we’ve seen, but to get a second to glance at all of the astonishing details seems sadly unlikely. That being said, we wanted to take a moment and look back at everything one could easily miss. Here’s a look at our favorite elements from all of the Paris shows starting with Rochas’ angular techno take on 50’s starlet glamor as seen above.  >> MORE: FASHION…

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  • Alexander McQueen Off The Runway, an Illustrated Look for Spring 2012

    Alexander McQueen Spring - Summer 2012 look 2 by Michalis Christodoulou

      Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen, offered a truly inspiring collection for Spring/Summer 2012 and in our books, one of the most exciting shows during Paris Fashion Week. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS As Burton said, the collection was an exploration of ideas of beauty at their most extreme and women as objects of desire. Models had beautifully veiled eyes and expertly lace-bound heads, which immediately triggered my inspiration for illustrating some of the looks. Featuring skirt suits, dresses with…

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  • Chloe – Spring 2012 Fashion Show Photos

    chloe spring 12

    CHLOE Fashion Show Photos / Runway Collection Spring  / Summer 2012 Paris Fashion Week MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS [nggallery id=28] Peek at CHLOE in store now: More Chloé… In their words… Chloé Spring/Summer 2012 In her first season for Chloé, Creative Director Clare Waight Keller considered the mood of the Chloé girl and discovered a multitude of feminine personalities that define the brand. “I looked at festival girls, girls on the street and David Bailey’s photos of Marie Helvin and Anjelica…

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  • Age Appropriate Fashion- Over 40, It’s Back to classics and how to navigate trends for Spring 2012

    The Urban Jungles of this world inevitably produce trends in fashion that make their way into closets across America. With fashion week upon us, I’m looking forward to the fashion parade outside of Lincoln Center. The young and restless work the stairs and promenade leading up to the tents ala Lady Gaga!  Yet, there are elements that can be lifted from the wreckage such as the vintage print scarfs that reemerged during the fall 2011 fashion week in February. Tied…

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  • Best of Milan Fashion Week- D&G, Jil Sander, Moschino, Prada – Spring 2012


    As per usual, from New York collections one can expect pragmatic sportswear(the kind that doesn’t often reinvent the wheel, maybe just spins it), from London one can expect out-of-this-world, well executed propositions and from Milan; riotous colors, bold adornments and brilliant uses of technological advancements in fabrications. And with that being said, Milanese designers did not disappoint. We saw a large variety of finessed, retro-inspired options full of energy, enticing plays on print and a generous dose of giddy sex…

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  • Emilio Pucci Off The Runway, an Illustrated Look for Spring 2012

    Emilio Pucci Spring/Summer 2012 by Michalis Christodoulou

    Peter Dundas for Emilio Pucci, offered  an ultra modern gypsy-sexy catwalk look, with visible dentelle knit panties, lace embellished tops and slipdresses with embroidered beads, and breathtaking skirts and dresses with amazing detailed prints. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS My illustrated look from the catwalk was this  ethereal, ultra sexy, stylish and see through lace embellished black dress, which with the right dentelle panties, just can’t go wrong. The makeup was also exquisite. I just love this look! –Michalis Christodoulou Watch the…

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  • Gucci Off The Runway, an Illustrated Look for Spring 2012

    Gucci Spring/Summer 2012 look 1 by Michalis Christodoulou

    Please welcome new FocusOnStyle Contributor Michalis Christodoulou and his discerning eye that captures the nuances of the runway through fashion illustration. -S.H. Gucci and Emilio Pucci were among my favourite Spring/Summer 2012 collections from Milan Fashion Week. My three illustrated looks are the ones I loved the most from the Gucci catwalk show.  Frida Giannini for Gucci delivered a seriously glamorous, yet very wearable collection, a blend of twenties elegance and the strong feminine style of the Gucci woman. Dresses and tops…

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