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Highlights from New York Fashion Week

Herve Leger by Max Azria

Originally founded in 1985, Hervé Léger was acquired by BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP in 1998, marking the first time in fashion history that a French couturier was absorbed by an American designer. In early 2007 Max Azria relaunched the Hervé Léger label with his own designs, which were quickly embraced by today’s most renowned style-setters, including Kate Hudson, Diane Kruger, Beyoncé Knowles, Rihanna, Kate Bosworth, Kate Winslet, Rachel Weisz and Jennifer Lopez.

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Venexiana

Launched in 2003 by designer Kati Stern, the collection is sold at Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and other leading retailers around the world.

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Carmen Marc Valvo

Carmen grew up in Westchester County, New York. His father was an anesthesiologist and mother, a nurse. In the Valvo home, traditional children’s story and coloring books were supplemented with educational and anatomy related volumes in hopes their son would follow in the family footsteps. This is where Carmen first developed the formative knowledge of the female figure that would later help him to become such a successful and intuitive designer.

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Highlights from New York Fashion Week 2015

Concept Korea

The concept behind Beyond Closet’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection is “New Orange Boy,” which is a Korean term that was used to describe the excessive consumption of wealthy offspring in Gangham (Seoul’s most lavish neighborhood) in the 1990’s. This generation was notorious for their debaucherous ways and exorbitant purchases of luxury goods and vehicles. Beyond Closet reinvents this notion, contrary to the old “Orange Boy,” “New Orange Boy” represents the new generation of youth independent of family riches who strive to live their own lives.

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Mongol

Born in Mongolia and one of the very first It girls is widely known for her impeccable style and sense of fashion. With a degree in Business and Finance, she has been successfully ran her father’s company with her two siblings as she simultaneously worked as a stylist and designer. She started a small fashion house in 2005 and built it up to its current status.  Bayarmaa Bayarkhuu is bringing her style and Mongolian heritage to New York to debut her brand MONGOL at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Her collection is inspired by traditional Mongolian costumes combined with urban casual as well as entrepreneur lifestyle. 

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Monique Lhuillier

Monique’s love for fashion has been a lifelong passion. Growing up in the Philippines, Monique’s early experiences with fashion took place alongside her mother whose own sense of personal style and elegance were major influences for the designer.

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New York Fashion Week – Spotlight on Costello Tagliapietra

New York Fashion Week kicked off last week on February 11th with Designers showcasing their 2015 Fall Collections.

Today’s spotlight shines on Designers Costello Tagliapietra.

Nicknamed the “lumberjacks of fashion” in their debut in Vogue, Jeffrey Costello and Robert Tagliapietra have also been a large part of the Brooklyn Movement.  The Wall Street Journal claimed, “they anticipated the hipster movement. They’re pioneers.”  Fashionista said, “In addition to cutting killer dresses season after season, their uniform–plaid, suspenders, and those signature grizzled beards make them the original cuddly hipsters of the fashion world.”

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New York Fashion Week 2014

I am rather sad to report that after perusing through hundreds of pictures of designers and their ensemble showcased at New York Fashion Week last month, I not once experienced an AHA moment! déçu!!!! If this is what Spring is going to look like in America, then I’m not jiving it.

But…I still went through the luxury of handpicking my best moments from the ensemble delivered. Don’t hold your breath though…

Long overdue but necessary, my picks! One thing for sure – colors dominate!

1.  Marc Jacobs

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2.  Oscar de la Renta

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3.  Ralph Lauren

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4.  Tory Burch

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5.  Zac Posen

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6.  Victoria Beckham

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7.  Ostwald Helgason (my personal favorite!)

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