Monday, September 10, 2012

Zac Posen: Power in Fashion

Zac Posen is one of those designers that I have always admired but for one reason or another I have never featured him on the blog. I loved his collection for Target that debut about 3 years ago and the Z Spoke line is the perfect blend for a diffusion line. Posen has such large following in the Fashion industry and his years of experience show in his powerful collections. What happened last night was refection of power in fashion with every top model walking the show debuting his Spring 2013 collection marking his territory one more time as top American designer. All day I have been thinking about the collection and I already read some reviews and some have not been so positive. Yes, I agree with the constant review that it was not something out of the Posen market but we can all agree the man has his own touch and esthetic that cannot be replicated.

When first looking at the collection my immediate reaction was Valentino, there is a bit of that Valentino flowing of the dresses and color pallet that could not be overlooked. It might have been those strong red looks on the runway or the organza silk knee length dresses but there was definitely a bit of the Valentino touch in this collection. Posen concentrated mostly on the evening wear in this collection, with gowns for every movie star under the Hollywood lights to wear at premiers and award shows. Ending the show with Coco Rocha walking out in the wedding gown gave the collection a complete ending to a glamour collection with a haute couture finish. Posen will continue to dominate on the fashion scene but he is not the type of designer to go out there and create a complete sportswear collection. Bad reviews and all this collection will continue will sell to the Zac Posen clients and will be successful among high end retailers.

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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Givenchy: American Man

Blogging is something I enjoy doing and honestly I have missed it, but now I’m back on track. I think a lot had to do with my last post of MIA (Not fashion related) and in a way it inspired me again. I have mentioned before how much I really enjoy Cathy Horyn from the New York Times and she explains what a person should do with blog and now I'm taking notes and starting over in a way. When I started the blog I said this would be a journey and for sure so much has already changed. That being said I will share some of my thoughts of collections and just blog more about exciting news and fun activities I’ve been doing.

I know most of you fashion lovers already saw the menswear shows online, both Milan and Paris but there are still some that I can’t get out of my head. Givenchy is the first that comes to mind, maybe it’s this love obsession I have for Riccardo Tisci but the man knows his shit. The first couple pictures brought me back to a Rick Owens show, with the hard edge goth men walking down the runway each wearing a heavy nose rings. I’m not sure if anyone will be rocking those next season but I would for sure would like to see someone wear them. Then came America; with Letterman jackets, blended leather and many many stars. I was surprise to see the pleated skirts come back this season for the menswear collection but I guess they are here to stay. The leather leggings and embellish sweaters gave the collection a sense of bondage, and in my mind when we talk leather then we talk sexy. Overall I see how this was Tisci interpretation of America, the play on the flag and the over use of starts really made the collection stand out. My favorite pieces by far were the embellish sweaters towards the end; I could see those being a huge seller for Givenchy.

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