Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Ladies Who Lunch: Erin Fetherston Fall/Winter 2017

Designer Erin Fetherston is known for her signature feminine collections.  And for Fall/Winter 2017 Erin Fetherston's collection maintained its beautiful feminine appeal, while also creating a free-spirited bohemian vibe.

Drawing on global influences, Erin Fetherson’s collection pulls references from France, Spain and Morocco.  Fringe, narrow scarves, and Moroccan babouches slippers mix together for a look that is very exotic.

As with other collections this season, there is a message behind the collection.  Erin Fetherston explained, “I also feel like it’s a nice message to remind the world that we’re global citizens and that is something to be treasured, protected, and defended.” And that message is as precious as her Fall/Winter Collection.

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Ladies Who Lunch: Zang Toi Fall/Winter 2017

I love Zang Toi’s collections. They are a perfect mix of sophistication, luxury, and beauty.  And each season, his collections take us on a journey that ties all of those elements together like a carefully orchestrated bouquet of flowers.

For Fall 2017, Zang Toi took his inspiration from the newly remodeled Ritz Hotel in Paris.  In particular, he was inspired by the very regal blues used in the decor.  Zang Toi mixes Royal Blues with black, utilizing luxurious fabrics like Loro Piana.

Zang Toi Fall 2017 once again blends his sense of the dramatic with his skilled eye for beauty in a collection that is a sheer delight.

Video Photography by Mariana Leung

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Ladies Who Lunch: Francesca Liberatore Fall/Winter 2017!

Italian designer Francesca Liberatore may be young, but don’t let that youth fool you.  Francesca Liberatore has already proven herself to have the skills of a designer twice her age and her Fall 2017 Collection is further proof.

Taking her inspiration from Franklin Roosevelt, the underlying theme of the Fall 2017 Collection is politics, power and how they shape our worlds.  In the current political climate, this collection uses this theme to construct a collection that highlights a woman’s strength, while also acknowledging her femininity.

The collection blends structured fabrics with lighter fabrics, highlighting the struggle between strength and femininity.  With a nod towards lingerie, Francesca Liberatore shows the softer feminine side with lace, pairing it with fabrics like luxe velvets for a look that conveys how the two attributes can exist together in harmony.

I have admired Francesca Liberatore’s work since her first New York Fashion Week show and this Fall 2017 Collection demonstrates how prolific and fascinating Francesca Liberatore is with a collection that uses fashion to make a statement about our current world.

Video Photography by Mariana Leung

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Ladies Who Lunch: Vivienne Tam Fall/Winter 2017

It is no secret that I am a major fan of designer Vivienne Tam.  I love the way she blends eastern and western sensibilities for a style that is truly global and uniquely her own.

Vivienne Tam divides her time between New York and her native city of Hong Kong.  For Fall 2017, Vivienne Tam pays homage to Hong Kong, inspired by its energy and city lights.  A perfect collection to mark the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to China.

Vivienne Tam Fall 2017 brings to life her Hong Kong inspiration with prints inspired by its neon signs, metallics, sequins and lam├ęs for a collection that reflects the city’s life and atmosphere. There is even a nod to Hong Kong’s financial district with wonderful menswear inspired fabrics and androgynous silhouettes.

Vivienne Tam has once again created a beautiful and exciting collection for Fall 2017. She not only captures the vibrant city of Hong Kong, but also her own excitement and enthusiasm for her craft.

Video Photography by Mariana Leung

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Ladies Who Lunch: Son Jung Wan Fall 2017

I have been a fan of Son Jung Wan since I covered her Fall 2011 New York Fashion Week debut.  Son Jung Wan perfectly marries fashion and art, while still making garments that are wearable.

For Fall 2017, Son Jung Wan took her inspiration from 1980’s fashion.  Staying true to the period, Son Jung Wan created a collection with bold silhouettes, vibrant colors and strong shoulders.

Son Jung Wan’s references to the 1980’s are clearly evident, but she manages to take those references and incorporate them into the collection in a way that creates a modern look.

Son Jung Wan Fall 2017 once again delivers with a collection that is beautiful, innovative and truly a work of art.

Video Photography by Cassandra Past

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Ladies Who Lunch: Malan Breton Spring/Summer 2017!

Designer Malan Breton has a global style that marries luxe western design with an eastern flavor.  Malan Breton draws on his native Taiwanese heritage for themes, fabrics and colors.

For his Spring 2017 Collection, Malan Breton took his inspiration from San Xian Tai, a coastal area of Taiwan.  This inspiration influenced the colors of the collection as well as leant an exoticism to Malan’s always dramatic collections.

Malan Breton definitely knows how to put on a show and he opened this one with a dance performance by the Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, setting the mood for the show to come.  The show also had celebrities modeling his clothes, including Titus Burgess and NeNe Leakes!

Malan Breton Spring 2017 is an impeccable collection of men’s and women’s wear that is luxurious, dramatic and above all stylish!

Video Photography by Mariana Leung

Friday, June 16, 2017

Ladies Who Lunch: Calvin Luo Spring/Summer 2017!

Chinese designer Calvin Luo moved to New York at the age of 16 to attend Parsons School of Design and pursue his passion to be a fashion designer. With only 2 years of school under his belt, this talented designer has launched his first collection while still attending Parsons!

For Spring 2017, Calvin Luo presented a collection that is a combination of mens and womenswear.  Calvin Luo has also incorporated a lot of unisex garments into his collection, with items easily being worn by men or women.

Calvin Luo also holds the distinction of being the youngest designer to present his collection on the official New York Fashion Week Calendar.  Calvin Luo’s Spring 2017 Collection is a strong collection that proves that he is a designer to keep an eye on!

Video Photography by Mariana Leung