Monday, October 10, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: Son Jung Wan Fall 2016!

I never miss Son Jung Wan’s shows during New York Fashion Week.  Each season she utilizes a very strong inspiration which she commits to, leading to collections that are always dramatic and focused.

For Fall 2016, Son Jung Wan took her inspiration from the idea of a puzzle, varied pieces coming together and interlocking to create the whole.  The effect was achieved with new silhouettes and the mixing of textures, fabrics and colors.

Son Jung Wan also collaborated with Kopenhagen Fur to create this collection. The mix of furs combined with fabrics give the collection a lot of texture and depth.

Season to season it is evident why Son Jung Wan is the number 1 designer in Korea.  But I would go a step further and say she is one of the top designers in the world!

Video Photography by Cassandra Past

Monday, September 19, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: Vivienne Tam Fall 2016!

Vivienne Tam is know for her designs which blend Eastern and Western sensibilities, motifs and inspirations, bridging the cultures and creating collections that have a global appeal.

For Fall 2016, Vivienne Tam went even further in her desire to share the culture of the world and create cultural harmony.  Vivienne Tam took her inspiration for this collection from Central and Norther Asian influences, from Xinjiang to Kazakhstan and over to Turkey and Russia.

Vivienne Tam draws upon the fabrics, Ikat designs, embroideries and patchwork of these exotic regions blended with a Western design sensibility to create a collection that is modern and sophisticated.

Vivienne Tam is a prolific designer who continues to surprise and dazzle me each season.  Just when I think that she has given me all that she has got, she ups the ante and outdoes herself again, keeping me in awe and a major fan.

Video Photography by Mariana Leung

Friday, July 29, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: Malan Breton Men Spring/Summer 2016!

Designer Malan Breton creates upscale sophisticated collections for both men and women.  A native of Taiwan, his careers in the entertainment industry and as a designer have led him to live internationally.  His international lifestyle has decidedly filtered into his collections, giving them a global appeal.

However, Malan Breton also infuses his collections with inspirations taken from his homeland, often using fabrics from Taiwan and influencing his color palette.

While Malan Breton designs beautiful collections for women, I am personally drawn to his menswear collections and lust after the entire line.  Malan Breton presented his Spring 2016 Men’s Collection during New York Men’s Fashion Week and showed us once again why his designs are so special.

Video Photography by Mariana Leung

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: Malan Breton Spring 2016!

If you are searching for clothing that will make you fit in with the jet-set crowd, look no further than Malan BretonMalan Breton’s collections are sophisticated, elegant and as luxe as they come.

While Malan Breton draws his inspiration from sources as varied as Cabaret and the Edwardian era, there is always an element of his Taiwanese heritage that melds with that inspiration.  Staying true to his background, a lot of the fabrics in his collection are drawn from Taiwan and its traditional fabrics.

Drawing on his recent travels to his homeland, Malan Breton’s Spring 2016 Collection was inspired by Taiwan’s Sun Moon Lake.  The inspiration provided a color palette that is perfect for this Spring season.

A collection filled with beautiful drapes, artful cutting and luscious colors, Malan Breton Spring 2016 has all the glamour and style that you could ask for.  And stay tuned in for our next video which concentrates on Malan Breton Men Spring 2016.

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Friday, June 24, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: Erin Fetherston Spring 2016!

Erin Fetherston is known for her ultra feminine designs with an element of whimsy and fun.  These are clothes that are perfect for the modern day Audrey Hepburn, a look that is of the moment, yet timeless.

For Spring 2016, Erin Fetherston expanded her vision by adding denim pieces into the collection for a little bit of a more laid-back look.  Erin Fetherston also introduced a collection of minaudières purses, shaped like needlepoint hoops with embroideded images, phrases and words, like LOVE.

Erin Fetherston Spring 2016 manages to stay true to the designer’s vision of femininity and romance, while pushing the envelope to continue the evolution of the label, producing a collection her customers both established and new will adore.

Video Photography by Josh Bell 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: Son Jung Wan Spring 2016!

I was at Korean designer Son Jung Wan’s first New York Fashion Week presentation in February 2011 and I became an immediate fan.  From season to season after that first show, Son Jung Wan has never failed to produce amazing collections, proving my initial instincts were right!

Son Jung Wan creates collections that are always feminine, but the most exciting aspect of her collections is the artistry that she puts into them.  Son Jung Wan’s collections explore creative drapes and silhouettes that are always flattering and combine them with innovative and interesting fabrics.

For Spring 2016, Son Jung Wan drew her inspiration from Korea’s Jeju Island and the nature that is embodied there.  The inspiration led again to artistic drapes and silhouettes and a color palette that is perfect for Spring.

One of the designer’s that I most look forward to each season, Son Jung Wan’s collections never disappoint and remind us that she is not just a designer, but a true artist.

Video Photography by Cassandra Past

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: Zang Toi Spring 2016!

Sophisticated, elegant, luxurious, beautiful: these are just a few words that describe designer Zang Toi’s collections. This Malaysian born designer has been producing astounding collections for over 25 years and each new collection is as exciting as the previous one.

Zang Toi creates designs that take me back to the reason I first became involved in fashion many years ago and inspired me to be a designer myself.  Zang Toi designs collections that are as functional as they are beautiful.

Zang Toi always creates dramatic collections and the shows that showcase his collections reflect that.  For Spring 2016, Zang Toi took his inspiration from the Greek Island of Santorini.  Zang Toi creates the mood and feeling of his inspiration without being costumey or using clichés, taking the inspirations essence and molding it into beautiful designs.

As with all of Zang Toi’s Collections, Spring 2016 is an awe inspiring collection that prove once again how prolific this designer is!

Video Photography by Cassandra Past