There was a surprisingly edgy twist to Oscar de la Renta’s Fall show yesterday at New York Fashion Week. His use of leather, mesh and lace were in full swing creating a fresh take on dlR’s elegant cuts and shapes. I particularly loved the layered leather dress with long sleeves paired with the red T-bar pointed courts, such modern elegance. The short hair and simplistic makeup also gave a good contrast to the fresh modern take on the ever-present ball gowns.
Now this is the kind of theatrics that I miss from fashion week. Overexaggerated everything, fabrics to die for and hair and makeup fit for a queen (Elizabeth I would be proud). With the church as inspiration, the intricacies of the cuts showing pure craftsmanship, Brown has taken his detailing to religious new heights, both in literal and physical senses.
I’m loving the tough-girl-with-a-twist theme coming from Nicole Miller’s show this season. The all black colour palette with vibrant accents of prints with peacock elements gave a subtle contrast to the textures that included leathers, studs, chains and fur. The hair and makeup contrast also worked well with the strong eyes and contoured cheekbones paired with the softness of loosely pinned up hair. Warrior girl next door was the girl of the moment.
Now this is the kind of look I love. Cool, but not overly cool. The unconventional tailoring paired with wells and shorn black wigs gives off the kind of vibe that I would want to give off every day. Every single piece in this collection is easy to wear, comfortable, beautifully made and definitely cool. It’s cool okay? I want to be this cool.
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Fierce sex appeal was basically the running theme of the Herve Leger by Max Azria show this week. Slicked back ponytails, geometric panels and thigh-high peep toe boots were all that mattered on a chilly Saturday in New York. Bandage-designed corsetry, asymmetric shapes with fringing and pleats to boot were all key aspects to the mood unto which creative director Lubov Azria sees the upcoming Winter period. Intricate beading and feather trims accessorised with bare legs provided the ever-present glitz and glam.
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Altuzarra, Altuzarra, Altuzarra. Do words exist that are elegant enough to describe Joseph Altuzarra? The S/S 2013 collection itself was one of glitz, glamour and opulent culture all rolled into one. The rich hues of royal blues paired with gold sequins splayed out in fan shapes, with mini gold tassel trim and intricate beading sounds fabulous enough doesn’t it? And that’s only one look.
With impeccable tailoring, understated but fabulous splatterings of gold sequins, olive green tassels and an air of cool grace that all followed and defused from the models, in what Altuzarra makes sure of, in a mixing pot of class, elegance, sophistication with a dash of Miss Carefree in what is surely spring’s perfect recipe of trends. And to boot, the slicked-back hair and dewy makeup are all part of the composition of reasons why women love Altuzarra – true wearable art.
Bloggers, celebrities, fash eds and every single other well-connected being at the Alexander Wang S/S 2013 show were all asked via loudspeaker (by a wishful thinker) to refrain from using flash photography during Wang’s show. It became apparent at the finale that the procession of clinical-cut, sharp-shaped garments would all glow yellow as the lights went down. This use of technology, once again, stamps the 2013 seal of approval that Alexander Wang is still at the forefront of modern technological fashion.
His S/S 2013 show was a juxtaposition of clinical simplicity meets futuristic, leather-adorned voyeur. The monochromatic palette that strutted down the catwalk included with a tougher exterior, a no-nonsense, can-do attitude which was reflected in all aspects of each model’s look.
Innovative knitwear, leather and razor-sharp lines all were featured on garments which could only be described as warrior queen meets romanticised beauty.
Wang’s lazer-cut leathers and silks on both garments and footwear place him once again, at the top of the innovative tech stakes. Although, it is a must to add that he never left, and will continue to reign for seasons to come.
With connections at Vogue, Harrods and Harvey Nichols; Rave reviews from Stella McCartney and Chanel; and been mentioned in Vogue after interviewing Roland Mouret, Enya Morrisroe is a sure-fire up-and-coming powerhouse. Morrisroe’s brand EJMfashion comprises of many aspects of the fashion industry, from designing innovative collections each season, to enlisting her very own photographer, Charles Davis to accompany the brand image; Morrisroe states that she had a “love affair between photography and fashion” and that she loves “turning a garment into one beautiful picture which speaks a thousand words”. Also acting as PR manager to rapidly growing new young designer Daniel Bird (DB Boutique), she has proven herself to be a true hard-worker when it comes to her career and the boosting of others’.
You’d think that all these achievements (and many more) would come from the CV of a well-established fashion-business guru. However you’d be wrong. Guru-in-the-making Morrisroe is just a girl from Yorkshire on an exciting adventure to become the powerhouse that she and her company deserve. Having written articles for Harrods, interviewed the Harrods spokesperson, attended Both London and New York Fashion Weeks, gained contacts at John Lewis PR AND running a successful fashion blog, it’s hard to believe Morrisroe’s brand has only been running for 3 years. However, with the likes of Vogue on her CV, the brand will no doubt become one of the greats in years to come. But what an already amazingly successful 3 years it has been!
In celebration, I asked Enya herself where she sees the brand in 10 years’ time and what she hopes the brand will evolve into in the future…
”That’s an interesting question really. I see myself working within the industry, either as a PR girl or Journalist. The blog will still be going, travelling and experiencing the events of the fashion calendar. I’d love to own an apartment in NYC.
As for the brand, I’d love to see EJMfashion as a fully launched brand; the collection on the LFW Newgen Catwalk at Somerset house and see the collection on the rails of the respectable department stores.
I also would like to be a part of helping the new talent in the industry, helping to create their own brand and career.”