Just when you thought an Apple Watch was wearable/ fashionable technology, the fashion designers of today tell you otherwise!
Last night’s Met Gala, saw actress Claire Danes quite literally glowing on the Red Carpet! Dressed in Zac Posen, Danes was all about the LIGHTS, Camera, Action!
Having worked for Google in the past, Posen is known for more than just embracing the evolution of technology, but bringing it to the runway and fusing his technological creativity with fashion!
The Cinderella like gown, is made from custom fibre optic woven organza; that I can only assume cost a lot and was a challenge to work with-a stylish challenge nevertheless! Although the dress is a little too bright for me (just a tad), I am impressed by the idea and given Zac Posen’s background, he is a true creative genius! All in all, it is a lovely gown and Claire Danes looked stunning in it! She really lit up the room!
…And she does it again. Sarah Jessic Parker never fails to impress. Whether it be as oh so fabulous Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the city or simply herself, SJP is often the “Belle of the Ball”. Quite literally this time too, as she takes the red carpet at the New York Ballet Fall Gala. Wearing a glamorous glittery Zuhair Murad gown, Parker was most definetly Cinderella-esque last night.
The smokey grey ballgown took on a sweet-heart neckline, 3-quarter length sleeves, a dramatic train (to which flared from her waist) and an elegant front slit. Overlaid with sheer and plenty of sparkly embellishments; SJP looked stunning and certainly dazzled the crowds in her Zuhair Murad original!
Having previously fallen in love with the The Big Apple; I always knew I’d be back. Back to the glamour, glory, fortune and fame…Not! Well not for me anyway (not yet). Just back to the sites, shops and skylines! Ironically, with that said, as much as I was looking up; as usual; I was capturing the “View from the Top”, and focusing down. Before VFTT 109, there has been a lot more exotic, rural and tropical shots, so I figured it was time to break it up a bit, to get back to the city and to momentarily replace mother nature . What better place to start, than the concrete jungle itself?
Since I’ve already been the clichè NY tourist; I took a step back this time and saw more of New york for what it is. Staying in Brooklyn’s finest and yet so typical Brownstone apartments, I felt like I was home. Granted, it was a short (but sweet) trip, there was something about not staying in a hotel in the centre of Midtown, that opened my eyes and made me want to go back for than just a visit. I could avoid the crazy, jam-packed city that never sleeps, yet still enjoy the “New York vibe”. Having strolled through a couple of parks and the Botanical gardens, I could quite literally stop and smell the roses. Minus the Subway system (to which I won’t rant on about), I still love New York. Therefore, yet again; I’ll be back! #WatchThis Space
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VFTT 109 The Crossing
VFTT 110 Stella-Falabella
VFTT 111 NYFD
VFTT 112 Kenzo Vs NY Sewers
VFTT 113 The Golden Age
VFTT 114 Flower Power 2.0
VFTT 115 Nutella Love!
VFTT 116 The Plaza.
VFTT 117 Brooklyn Brownstone
VFTT 118 Pipe Dreams
VFTT 119 Macaroon Time!
VFTT 120 Mirror, Mirror.
VFTT 121 Fifth Ave, NY
VFTT 122 Pistachio Love!
VFTT 123 By the slice!
VFTT 124 Leaf me Alone.
VFTT 125 Subway bound
VFTT 126 Orange is the new black.
VFTT 127 Bergdorf NY
VFTT 128 You’ve got mail!
VFTT 129 In The Shadows
VFTT 130 Marc Vs The Plaza
VFTT 131 Plaza Interiors
VFTT 132 YSL
VFTT 133 Feeling Blue?
VFTT 134 Pop Bar NY-Yumm
VFTT 135 Be-COS I said so!!
Despite all her tantrum throwing at both her dad’s show and Alexander Wang’s at the first of 2015’s NYFW, you have to admit this little girl radiates cuteness. A regular to the front row, North is definatly looking the part. In a real fur, fur coat said to be worth over $3000, the little Miss. West is just a pair of sunglasses away from a diva!
Saving the best ’til last, Marc Jacobs ended New York Fashion Week Last night with a fantasy feel, dreamlike runway contrasted with his military inspired collection. The catwalk was more like a theatre set with a bright Barbie-pink house surrounded by matching plush pink carpet.
Complete with oversized garments, belted waists, just as oversized pockets and several 3D polka-dots, Jacobs brought a 60s military feel to the runway -with a twist. With a muted colour pallet that consisted of navy, ivory, cream, brown and khaki, together with the texture created by the oversized polk-dots and nipped in waist; S/S15 is going to be an interesting one.
As always Marc Jacobs pays exceptionally close attention to detail. Although he explores bold detailing, he still sticks to simplicity and class; to which I admire most about Jacobs as a designer. Having left Louis Vuitton almost a year ago now, he is able to dedicate his time to his own brands; remaining unique and style focused.
Even though there are times I am not completely in love with his collections or can not see myself wearing a particular garment, I can not fault Mr. Jacobs for his consistency and creative edge.
No fashion week in the big apple is complete without the show stopper catwalk that is Oscar De La Renta. In recent years I have fallen in Love with his designs, his amazing gowns and his ability to turn any woman into a princess. As cheesy as it sounds, its true. Just look at his Autumn/ Winter collection (look at any collection) and tell me you wouldn’t complete your Cinderella story in one of his gowns.
Known for his evening wear, Bridal wear and Red Carpet sensations, Oscar De La Renta has out done himself once again. Subtlety bringing the florals back, exploring fragile embellishments and using intricate gold detailing, De La Renta creates a some what ‘enchanted’ theme across the catwalk.
With meters and meters of lace, sheer, satin and silk; every gown is distinctly different to the next. Compare to the barbie pink and royal blue gowns that took centre stage last A/W, De La Renta presents a slightly more muted pallet this time around. Just like some of the other shows at this season’s New York Fashion Week, Gold is rather prominent; as an entire gold dress, black and gold combo or exquisite gold embellishment.
His choice of blue, is just perfect too. Typically, these floral designs look far too summery for an A/W collection or just do not work as well in darker colours, nevertheless, Oscar De La Renta’s balance of blue and black look amazing together. The black is just enough to mute the otherwise brighter shade of blue and not too much to take over as black dresses with blue detailing. (They are still very much blue dresses). The statement dresses have to be the big beautiful red gown with gold patterned detailing and the black and gold foil printed, floor length gown; both as jaw-dropping as each other. We can definitely expect to see those on the red carpet. My favourite however, is the black and pale pink gown. To me, it looks very Christian Dior and thats why I love it. It is simple, yet extremely elegant, classy and fashionable. All the model needs is a fabulous pair of Manolo Blahniks, a copy of the New Yorker and/or New York Times and we’ve got another Carrie Bradshaw in the making.
Two-thirds through the week, the Big Apple has already seen some glamorous gowns take to the catwalk; some to which I can already envision on the the red carpet in the coming months.
After quite a few official awards ceremonies so far this year, several celebrities have been seen dressed head-to-toe in designer outfits on the red carpet; many to which started on this very runway. With both the Oscars and BAFTAs still to come, I wonder what other designer masterpieces will be spotted on the red carpet. Whether it is at the end of the week, within a couple of weeks or later into 2014, I guarantee at least one of these unique designs will make it from runway to red carpet.
Keeping it simple, both Carolina Herrera and Lela Rose stick to a single coloration, with vibrant colour-block gowns; both in a boob-tube cut and floor length design. Herrera embraces the red, whilst Rose joins the purple club. Continuing the purple theme, Dennis Basso combos his sparkley torso gown with a just as purple fur jacket. Whilst his choice of red knee high boots may not be seen on the red carpet with the outfit, the dress is definitely one to look out for.
Inspired by African designs, Mara Hoffman’s geometric patterned panel sets her sheer LBD apart from any other black gown on the catwalk. Thus potentially fit for the red carpet. Looking very “black tie”, Venexiana’s A/W collection is consistently elegant. With a selection of floor length gowns; in different colours, textures and delicate detailing; Venexiana wowed the runway audience with hand sewn embellishments, laser cut patterns, velvet designs and textured sheers. All thats needed are some fashionable celebrities to rock these beauties down a red carpet and wow the rest of the world.
For the autumn/ winter season, gold comes back around to add a bit of shimmer, splash of sparkle and sense of royalty to the runway.
Whilst the week is not over yet, so far New York Fashion Week has seen the ‘black and gold’ duo grace us with its presence once again; with elegant patterns, delicate embroidery and lace combinations by Carmen Marc Valvo and Venexiana. In contrast, Lela Rose’s designs take on the lighter and brighter golden look; one overlaid with a black polka-dot sheer crop top and another in a slightly more summery approach with a knee-length, off the shoulder foil print floral dress.
Also sticking to the knee-length number, Rebecca Vallance show cases a more casual look, with her textured tee-skater style gold dress. Dennis Basso also keeps his A/W collection rather textured with several fur combos; one to which was placed with the fine gold detailing on a stripped sheer dress. Opposite to Basso’s use of minimal gold the runway, Venexiana (as well as the black and gold masterpiece); goes elaborate with gold, by showing off completely gold, floor-length gowns. Silk, sheer and sequins; and in gold; it couldn’t be better.
Venexiana; Black and gold
Carmen Marc Valvo
Lela Rose 1
Lela Rose 2
Dennis Basso, gold detailing and fur combo
Rebecca Vallance, gold textured knee-length
More from Venexiana; gold gowns.
More from Venexiana; gold gowns..