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NYFW Quick Picks | J. Mendel :: Spring 2015

J.Mendel’s Spring 2015 collection showcased long flowing gowns as well as cropped, textured styles. The trend of incorporating influences typically found in the realm of sportswear is still going strong. Mendel’s influences were subtle and elegantly done with the use of bold color blocking in pinks, whites, yellows, blacks and reds. I loved the breadth of this collection. There were enough styles within it that it could easily carry you from day to evening, and the use of textures and prints helped to ground the line and add depth. ♥

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NYFW Quick Picks | 3.1 Philip Lim :: Spring 2015

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Here are my NYFW Quick Picks from the 3.1 Phillip Lim Spring 2015 Ready to Wear show yesterday. Phillip Lim’s Spring ’15 collection was inspired by his recent home renovation, (during which, Lim spent most of the time working from his bedroom). The collection referenced quilted textures and thick undulating piping reminiscent of textures one might find on bedroom mattresses and elegant drapery. These references were incorporated into the collection in both elegant and organic ways. The color palette consisted of subtly textured cremes and taupes; there was elegant gold embroidery, tangerine cording, textured blacks and leather, forest greens, deep yellows, muted fuchsias and bright whites. The collection evoked an urban sporty sophistication. ♥

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Quick Picks | Giambattista Valli Fall ’14 Couture

Lavender Love . . .

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Black + White Glamour . . . Valli38 Valli33 Valli35 Valli_2 Valli_7 Valli_8

Floral Syndicate . . . Valli41 Valli_17 Valli_21

Colour Confection . . .

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I love Giambattista Valli’s Fall 2014 Couture collection. Inspired by the Alhambra Gardens located in Granada, Andalusia, Spain, Valli’s collection gave nod to the mix of Moorish and Spanish cultures that dominate the area. He even worked in a little old school Hollywood glam to round out the mix. I love the bold black + white stripes as well as the beautiful  lavender and multicolored florals. The solid creme and black gowns were stunning just the same, and needed no embellishment to stand out. Best of all, I loved the styling of this collection. The solid white head scarves, dark sunnies and minimal make up, although seemingly retro, seemed to give this collection a really modern look for couture. Loved it.

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