From the iconic Hôtel Salomon de Rothschild in Paris, Rihanna presented her second FentyxPuma collection. With socialites and models in attendance, the ambiance was captivating. Violins played trap music, while models strutted a “super-regal and a perfect mix of street- and sportswear.” Since our bad gal became the face of Dior, one can see how the Château de Versailles was a huge influence. The setting alone was inspired by how Christian Dior once showed his latest designs: within the walls of a small room in Paris. Rihanna paid homage to France’s most fashionable royals, her inspiration was “what if Marie Antoinette went to the gym.” The idea is feminine and fun yet wearable. It was interesting to see male models in lacy camisoles and pearl necklaces. Many brands have been including gender neutral styles in their collections, so it’s nice to see Rihanna’s personal interpretation. I’d love to get my hands on a “Puma”-labeled lace fan, that’s a dope touch in my eyes. x
Images via Vogue Runway & The New York Times
This week has been major in New York City thus far, top celebrities attended and celebrated with Karl Lagerfeld as he hosted the Chanel’s Métiers d’Art show showing their Pre-Fall 2015 collection at the Park Avenue Armory. Among the distinguished and poised guests were Beyoncé, Pharrell Williams, Alexa Chung, Daphne Guinness, and Julianne Moore wearing the finest of Chanel. x
We all know how much I adore Chanel, but many don’t know that I adore everything floral. Today in Paris, Chanel held a gorgeous garden party for the Spring Couture show. It was a beautiful display of a magical story being told. The inspiration behind the show consisted of every element of nature. The dresses and skirts adorned with silk flower appliqués, the use of tulle is always acceptable for the Spring. The flower child bride and her Chanel flower boys, parading through with the largest bouquets was a Lagerfeld signature. It was quite an elaborate show, but very CHANEL and iconic. x
Sadly it’s Day 13 — the final day #NYFW and unfortunately, it’s difficult for me to review every presentation so I’m showcasing some from the past few days. Starting with Zac Posen, who was influenced by one of his favorite designers, Charles James. Posen said, “This collection came down to exactly what he was about: focusing on a level of discipline and craft.” His garment construction is similarly precise. Zac Posen is a notable dress designer who’s presentation expressed that clearly.
The theme of Alice + Olivia’s presentation definitely caught my attention. The visual gave me a haunted Alice in Wonderland vibe. Stacey Bendet knows how to tell a story.
Marc Jacobs never disappoints. After leaving his position as creative director of Louis Vuitton, the anticipation for this presentation was major. He presented neutrals and soft pastels. Debuting her modeling career is Kendall Jenner in a sheer top, no pasties. Hey now.
I don’t have to tell the world how much I adore Vera Wang. I’m saving my pennies for a dress from her wedding collection. She does no wrong in my eyes, the woman is brilliant. I love the darkness + attitude that came down the runway, that shocked people but not me. I’m here for the rebellion. “People think of me for romance,” said the wedding gown designer. “But there’s always the old reference to what our brand stands for. There’s tomboy, male energy mixed in with a sensuality.”
Josie Natori’s Fall collection was inspired by, “the richness of Russia’s cultural heritage.”
Today, designer Yigal Azrouël showcased his latest presentation. I’m not familiar with his work, but the textures used is something that you rarely see in this industry. His designs are simple yet intricate.
DKNY wow’d us with the models and real people showcase. This is probably my favorite RTW collection, and the fact that my girl Hannah Bronfman walked this runway is absolute perfection.