Autumn/Winter 2012: Prada Menswear

It’s like fan of Mr. Darcy’s wardrobe and a multi-generational ensemble of men came to life to star in “Prada Presents: Il Palazzo. A Palace of Role Play.”

It seems like Miuccia Prada planned a spectacular event of theatrics and celebrity.

The space was reconfigured into a court, laden with a red carpet and featuring Gary Oldman, Adrien Brody, Willem DaFoe, Alex Carril, and Jamie Bell in its later portion.

If that isn’t clout, [Read more...]

Chanel Channels Claudia Schiffer and Classics for FW2011 Eyewear ADs

Simple. Chic. Black and White.

It’s classic Chanel advertising by Karl Lagerfeld.

Utilizing the chain, the most iconic fixture in the brand (probably besides the Little Black Dress), Lagerfeld has incorporated it [Read more...]

PRADA Goes Global Glamazon With New “Made In…” Project

PRADA is stepping up its global enterprise by seeking inspiration from far away lands.

Mario Prada, the fashion house’s original visionary, spent the early twentieth century traveling the world in need of a refreshing muse or two. In search of the most luxurious fabrics, exotic materials and techniques, Mario Prada evolved into a renowned “gentleman-connoisseur.”

His curiosity, exquisite taste and yearning to incorporate sophisticated international ideals remains a priority for the Prada family today.

In this era of globalization PRADA engages the melting pot theory and [Read more...]

{iStyle} Color Controls Milan Fashion Week SS11

Italian designers are heating things up on the Milan runways with their Spring/Summer 2011 collections.

After countless seasons of basic black, this week’s fashion celebration is coming alive with both bright refreshing pallets and bold prints.

Incorporating cheerful shades of orange, violet, green and royal blue, Italian designers are pulling inspiration from exotic island getaways and capitalizing on the summer vacation spirit.

The message was simple—carefree couture. [Read more...]

Fashion’s Night Out 2010: The Good, Bad & The PR Nightmare

Moi and the divine Marc Jacobs

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UPDATE – September 13, 2010
I got a tweet from @BCBGMaxAzria about the FNO situation.
See the “PR Nightmare” section below for details.
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Virgina, there is a Santa Claus because Fashion’s Night Out exists and it was an adventure, Charlie!

Susan and I at Marc Jacobs

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{iStyle} Who Designed It Best for the CFDA & Vogue Fashion Fund?

By: Julia Rachlin, guest blogger

There are multiple ways designers install themselves into the fashion-lover’s guide to life.

One of these ways is to marry a really rich dude who funds you until you become one of the most prolific (and admittedly in this case, talented) designers out there….. [Read more...]

{iStyle} Era of the Ice Queen: A History on Anna Wintour

Image via NY Mag

By: Louise Whitehill, guest blogger

She is the epitome of chic, an empress of fashion and a beacon of power.

With 22 years as editor-in-chief of US Vogue, Anna Wintour is top dog among the fashion elite.

One of five children, Anna grew up with journalism in her family. Her father, Charles Wintour, was the editor of the London Evening Standard and her younger brother, Patrick, followed suit and is now political editor at the Guardian newspaper.

With Fleet Street in her blood, Anna took her first steps into journalism as a wide-eyed teenager. With her father’s help, she created a print publication that spoke to her generation. [Read more...]

{iStyle} What will you be wearing this Fall?

By: Jenn Ortiz, guest blogger


Fall 2009 RTW and Couture collections have been presented, and a bit of analysis is in order.

Overall, looks are stronger and more dramatic. Puff sleeves and stronger shoulders with cinched waists, invoking the 1950′s and 1980′s; however, this influence is presented in a more modern and softer way. Come Fall, there will be bolero jackets and some boxier cut jackets and coats showing up on the racks. For the most part, hem lines were shown high (or non existent as the pantless look continues). Draping was used, most interestingly, in shorter dresses and less like the grecian goddess draping of the past. You’ll see a mix of modern with revived and revised classics. We’ve seen embellishment, luxurious fabrics, mixed with torn and deconstructed or unconventional and casual. Old-fashioned lingerie, hats, and gloves are reinterpreted and mixed into outfits. Much of what is presented here can be added to a basic wardrobe easily. There are plenty of opportunities to thrift, buy vintage, and DIY. Below are my picks for Fall/Winter ’09 trends. [Read more...]

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