Viktor and Rolf PFW Runway Frida Gustavsson
I hear all you need to create a masterpiece is a plain shirt, though I would probably add the Dutch duo of Viktor and Rolf to seal the deal. Their goal for Paris Fashion Week was to inspire femininity through the white-collared wardrobe staple, and boy did they. We saw dresses with lengthy personality disorders, gathered Elizabethan shoulders, collar multiplicity, and gowns that were lending themselves to cubism. It was a nip and tuck affair, and delightful from beginning to a “White Wedding” end. View Post

Tory Burch NYFW Runway
As a woman who is fashionably astute and also pop-culture savvy, Tory Burch always seems to know what women want to wear right now. For spring, the spirit of the ’70s is ringing out like your favourite Donna Summer tune, and the plugged-in designer turned up volume with a parade of fun and funky offerings for her New York Fashion Week show.

Jackets and coats featured cropped sleeves and, in some cases, bold gold buttons; pants were long and flared or tight and abbreviated; and blouses were billowing but not overwhelming. Bold colors such as navy, persimmon, and gold punctuated the landscape of the presentation, including on the designer herself. Amid a sea of people, the trendsetting Burch shined like the sun in a burnt-orange blouse with a matching leather three-quarter-length skirt. Booya. View Post

Jason Wu for TSE Runway NYFW
Jason Wu is in his second season for luxury knitwear house TSE, and showed a stellar twelve piece capsule collection for them on day seven of New York Fashion Week. Inspired by collages and the mixing of textures, Wu presented flowing, collarless blouses tucked into rigid linen wide-leg trousers, as well as half-leather, half-knit blazers, while abstract expressionist painter Barnett Newman inspired Wu’s digital prints splashed across dresses, shirts and skirts to resemble hand painted fabric.

He also continued some of the sure-to-be-trendy themes in his namesake collection, putting pleated high-waisted shorts, buttoned-to-the-top blouses, and extra long blazers into the mix at TSE. It was an infinitely wearable collection for a variety of ages – my favourite being a knit light gray skinny suit worn with a collarless sheer white blouse. View Post

Erin Fetherston NYFW Runway
Erin Fetherston employed some great accessories for her New York Fashion Week show; straw hats by Eugenia Kim, brown leather heels with gold hardware by Aldo, crystal encrusted starfish and shell-shaped clutches by Judith Leiber, and lots of outfit-perfect jewelry by Yazbukey.

It was super reflective of my personal style, with billowing poet sleeve blouses tucked into sharply tailored shorts and trousers, and a respectable attention to details with great additions like rose-colored silk underlays. The best piece? A lemongrass-hued short suit worn with a light yellow top. Baby, I like it. View Post