Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

New Form Perspective

For knitwear designer Gail Travis the ability of the wearer to shape their own garment is key. Her line of unique pieces, inspired by sculpture and designed to be worn in multiple ways, is called New Form Perspective or N:F:P, because of the focus on form. I was amazed that with a few snaps and folds, a knit shrug from the collection becomes a dress, and then can change again into pants. Best of all, everything in the collection transforms easily into new silhouettes without unsightly seams.
  I met Gail Travis when she had her last pop-up store in New York, and was instantly taken with how beautifully crafted and carefully designed each one of her knit pieces are. Even though Travis is not a sustainable designer, the versatility of her clothing speaks to one of sustainability's core concepts, doing more with less. This innovative approach to fashion design paired with the quality of her knits, makes her garments not only worthy of purchase, but worthy of keeping for years and years.

Meet Gail Travis and see the latest N:F:P collection at the pop-up shop located at the Roger Smith Hotel on Lexington Avenue (between 47 & 48th streets) September 20th -October 10th, 2010, 9 AM-8PM; for more information.

All images courtesy of Gail Travis

Monday, September 20, 2010

House of Holland Spring/Summer 2011

seventies-inspired floral prints with 
metallic touches

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bill Cunningham Working Hard During NYFW

Despite the explosion of street style bloggers over the past few years, it's nice to know that the original master, Bill Cunningham, is still capturing the best-dressed at Lincoln Center during New York Fashion Week.

                               Image: Style Gourmand

Monday, September 13, 2010

Catherine Malandrino Spring 2011

With the reflecting pool outside Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center as a backdrop, Malandrino’s Spring 2011 collection took us on a trip far away from the overcast skies of New York City to the South of France. Malandrino’s inspiration for the collection came from the artists’ village, Vallauris, in the South of France, and more specifically, ceramist Roger Capron. This spirit of artistry and craftsmanship could be seen in the intricate details of the clothing like a floor-length macramé dress, chunky beaded jewelry, woven leather vests and intricately-designed studded jackets. Despite the emphasis on details, some things were still classic Malandrino: the models’ slightly tousled chignons, as well as pieces like wide-leg linen pants, drop crotch capris and bright dresses, are the kind of effortless chic that we’ve come to expect from Malandrino.

All images: Style Gourmand

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Edun Spring 2011

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

In case you missed the largest runway show to date....

Last night, Anna Wintour put on quite a show featuring over 170 looks from a wide range of designers in anticipation of Fashion's Night Out and to kick-off the first Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at its new location, Lincoln Center. The show was visually stunning, not just because of the overwhelming amount of stunning looks whizzing by, but also the unusual circular layout of the show, which gave everyone a great view. So in case you missed this momentous event in fashion history, here is the show in its entirety, hosted by Andre Leon Talley.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Luxury is Sustainable

“Quality items that stand the test of time – it is this concept of sustainability, symbolised by a timeless handbag that you wear again and again, and can pass on, that I am always thinking of when I design.”