New York Fashion Week: Honor – Spring|Summer 2015

Every once in a while during Fashion Week a collection comes along that leaves one slightly perplexed and unsure. Do you like or dislike it? Does it intrigue or is it confusion? One studies the pictures, looks at the entire collection and then clicks out of the window once finished. Then he goes back and…

An Overview of Autumn|Winter 2014 at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NYC

If I had to use one word to describe the Autumn|Winter 2014 season at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, I would use the word changes. The months and weeks leading up to NYFW caused a lot of change. Alexander Wang had announced plans to show in Brooklyn, organizers added the Hub at Hudson venue to the mix…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Carolina Herrera – Autumn|Winter 2014

For the latter part of 2014, designer Ms. Carolina Herrera disclosed her latest page from her volume on elegance. An amorous poet of visual precision, she’s an artist who evokes romanticism and dictates refinement to her audience. Evident that it was written with fashion’s version of a fountain pen, the collection’s calligraphy is of proper style,…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Ralph Rucci – Autumn|Winter 2014

Sticking to the program of discussing venue before clothes, this season Ralph Rucci opted to show in his palatial new showroom on West 26th Street. The upside was that one could reach out and touch the clothes & get very personal with them, the downside was that the audience was abbreviated from its usual huge grouping that…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Georgine – Autumn|Winter 2014

When it comes to fashion, New York City is home to some of the most successful designers in the world, designers whose empires extend to every hemisphere. Having always been fertile soil in nurturing entrepreneurship, the city is also renowned for being an incubator to emerging designers, to the powerful talent of tomorrow. And this…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Dennis Basso – Autumn|Winter 2014

At the shake of his hand as if rolling dice, Mr. Dennis Basso scattered jewels unto the runway as his Autumn|Winter 2014 collection gracefully presented itself in an array of regal colors. Crocodile cuffs, sable trenches, and embellishments added their own charisma. At this point, it’s quite blatant that Mr. Dennis Basso is entrenched in his…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Rolando Santana – Autumn|Winter 2014

One of the most exciting parts of attending Fashion Week season after season is watching the evolution of a brand and its designer. And for designer Rolando Santana, the change was visible from his previous seasons: theme, fabrics, and tailoring. The color palette; in a somber mood of gray, black & white; perfectly aligned with…

Maison Moschino | Milan

Dominated by Via Montenapoleone like Paris is by Avenue Montaigne, Milan is known to be one of the fashion capitals of the world. A city that is a master creator of design & beauty, it is home to many contemporary lifestyle names & legendary fashion houses. And for the Milanese, sophistication is a part of their…

Brushstrokes: Artist Jean-Georges Béraud

Renowned for his visual preservation of Paris’ decadent Belle Époque era, artist Jean-George Béraud captured the daily life of the bon vivant. Fashion, elegance & class, no detail was forgotten. Below are several of his exquisite masterpieces, depicting not only the extravagances of the affluent but as well as the ‘perfection’ of a more simpler life with…