Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: ALYSON EASTMAN Fall 2014!

Although designer Alyson Eastman grew up in Oregon, her passion for Fashion Design took her on a journey far away from her hometown.

Alyson Eastman began her design studies at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, but she continued her studies at Mod’art in Paris, where she found the inspiration to fuel her creativity.

For Fall 2014, Alyson Eastman channeled her love of Paris and its lifestyle into a collection that breathes the heart and soul of that city.

Based in and producing her line in New York, Alyson Eastman blends her love of Paris with a New York sensibility, for a collection that is worth keeping an eye on!

Video Photography by Cassandra Past

Monday, March 16, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: KAS New York Fall 2014!

Born and raised in New York with a cultural heritage in India, designer Kirat Anand grew up with a passion for fashion.  But before following that passion, Kirat took another route.

Kirat attended NYU and worked in finance before finally following his heart and pursuing a career in fashion.  In 2006, Kirat teamed up with his mother, designer Sabby Anand, and founded KAS New York.

Combining bohemian designs with an urban sophistication, KAS New York bridges Kirat’s New York sensibility with the rich culture of his Indian Heritage.

As a nod to this merging of cultures, Kirat Anand presented his KAS New York Fall 2014 Collection at the Indian Consulate on New York’s Upper East Side.  We spoke to the Kirat Anand at the presentation to find out more about this fascinating collection!

Video Photography by Cassandra Past

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: Sergio Davila Fall 2014!

Designer Sergio Davila always bridges the continents of North and South America together with his sophisticated collections of sportswear.

Davila has adopted New York as his second home, but being from Peru, the influences of his native land are evident in all of his collections.  Utilizing the fabrics and cultural influences of his homeland, he blends them together with a New York sensibility for a collection that is truly international.

For Sergio Davila Fall 2014, this merging of cultures is very evident.  And while he chose to primarily showcase his menswear collection, a few pieces from his women’s collection were added in as well, showing once again the diversity and complexity of Sergio Davila as a designer.

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: Yuna Yang Fall 2014!

Yuna Yang is a New York based designer who specializes in what she describes as “young couture”.  Her collections are inspired by her life’s journey which has spanned three continents as an artist, educator and designer!

Yuna Yang grew up in a Korean family with three generations of careers in finance and industry.  But, her own interests lie always in the arts.  After receiving her degree in fine art in Korea, Yuna traveled to Milan where she found her true passion, Fashion Design.

Yuna received her degree in design and worked in Milan before continuing on to London and earning her second degree in fashion from Central Saint Martins.

Yuna moved once again to New York, where she launched her Yuna Yang Collection for Fall Winter 2010.  Gaining attention from the fashion press and a celebrity following, Yuna Yang continues to create collections that focus on the quality of traditional couture with a modern vision.

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: SAUNDER Fall 2014!

We’ve been covering SAUNDER for several seasons and with every new collection we become more devout fans.

New York designer Emily Saunders captures a sophisticated and elegant style in collections that are very wearable and chic.

For SAUNDER Fall 2014, Emily Saunders infused the collection with a rich Fall palette of coppers, oranges and blues.  Novelty European fabrics give this Fall collection a richness that is perfect for the season.

We spoke to Emily Saunders after the show to get more insight on a collection that keeps us coming back for more!

With such a brilliant SAUNDER Fall 2014, we are needless to say once again enamored with the collection and looking forward to Ms. Saunders' future collections.

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: Bonnie Young Fall 2014!

Although I do love it, I very rarely cover children’s wear collections.  Between all of the men’s and women’s collections there really isn’t enough time.  However, the Bonnie Young collection has me under its spell and I can’t resist.

The Bonnie Young collection is the closest thing that you are going to find to couture for kids and the artistry of each piece makes for a collection that while still wearable is also very special.

For Fall 2014, Bonnie Young took classic shapes and gave them her own twist, giving them a modern edge.  Also refreshing for Fall 2014 is a color palette that plays with winter neutrals and pastels accentuated with white.

But the main reason Bonnie Young Fall 2014 is appealing to myself and kids alike is that the clothes are just plain cool to wear and keep us coming back for more!

Video Photography by Cassandra Past

Monday, January 26, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: Ann Yee Fall 2014!

Detroit native Ann Yee definitely brings the urban edge of her hometown to her collections, but she has also embraced her adopted home of New York, allowing her to create collections that are street smart and sophisticated.

Ann Yee Fall 2014 is all about mix and match pieces that work beautifully together, creating a collection that is modern, versatile and above all wearable.

I’ve followed Ann Yee’s collections for several years now and I am always delighted with each new collection.  Ann Yee masterfully mixes a variety of fabrics with beautiful knit pieces, creating collections that are the true essence of American Sportswear.  Ann Yee Fall 2014 is completely on target once again!

Video Photography by Josh Bell