Monday, October 27, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: The Art Institutes Show September 2014!

The Art Institutes school of Fashion Design has teamed up with Mercedes Benz Fashion Week for the last three seasons to present its graduating star design students work on the runway.

For Spring 2015, 13 talented designers were chosen from The Art Institutes graduating class to present their collections in New York, a dream come true for every designer and a great start to their careers in design.

We went backstage before the show to find out more about these young designers from The Art Institutes and how their design vision will shape the future of fashion!

Video Photography by Cassandra Past & Josh Bell

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: Diego Binetti Fall 2014!

Although he created his label in 2001, this is the first season that I became aware of designer Diego Binetti’s work.

Born in Argentina, schooled in the US and having worked in the European Fashion Industry, Diego Binetti’s diverse background influences his collection which mixes European style and craftsmanship with American sensibility.

For Fall 2014, Diego Binetti has created a collection of rich Autumn colors and textures making this one line that is a must to add to your have to have list!

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Friday, October 10, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: Ricardo Seco Fall 2014!

Showing his Fall 2014 menswear in an historic Lower East Side Gothic revival synagogue, Mexican designer Ricardo Seco merged the past with the present in a sophisticated and chic collection he entitled "FOREVER".

Taking his inspiration from Jackie and John-John Kennedy in the 1960’s, Ricardo Seco seems to have channeled the spirit and style of that era into a collection that is modern and relevant to fashion right now.

Ricardo Seco worked with a base palette of greys and blacks accented by pastels and a few interesting prints.  Emphasizing his inspiration, Ricardo Seco also presented graphic T-shirts with the image of Jackie Kennedy in her signature sunglasses.

Demonstrating an original style and flair, Ricardo Seco Fall 2014 is a collection that you will want to check out and add to your wardrobe!

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Friday, October 3, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: Nicholas K Fall 2014!

When I think of my fave clothing companies, I am surprised to include Nicholas K to that list.  Not because it isn’t a great line, but because although it is a departure from my typical style, it works for me and draws me in.

Nicholas K has an urban nomadic warrior feel to it and the pieces, whether separately or layered, have a stylish sense that is the epitome of modern day dressing.

For Nicholas K Fall 2014, the brother-sister team of Nicholas & Christopher Kunz took their inspiration from French photographer Jean Gaumy and his book Men at Sea, which captures the daily life of commercial fishermen.

The inspiration provided the designer’s with a palette to create a Nicholas K Fall 2014 Collection that is perfect for this current season!

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: Byron Lars Beauty Mark Fall 2014!

As Summer warm weather still lingers, it’s hard to start thinking about Fall.  However, the Fall fashion collections will already start shipping this month and if you don’t want to miss out on the best of the best, it’s time to start shopping.

Of course one collection that we always look forward to is Byron Lars Beauty Mark!  Chock full of innovative cuts and truly inspired mixing of fabrics and prints, the Fall 2014 Collection is a must have for the upcoming season.

As usual, the gorgeous Byron Lars Beauty Mark collection flatters a woman’s figure no matter what shape or size!  Sexy, flirty and sophisticated would be the key words of this collection!

Last March, we spent the day at the Byron Lars Beauty Mark Fall 2014 LookBook Photoshoot to see what exciting things would be heading our way!  So enjoy the video and start making your wish list now!!

Video Photography by Mariana Leung

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: Malan Breton Fall 2014!

If you are looking for super chic luxe fashion, look no further than Malan Breton.  Sophisticated jet set style and luxurious fabrics make Malan Breton’s collections a true stand out.

With a multifaceted background that includes lives in theater and dance, Malan Breton’s collections always have a sense of theatricality to them.  Whether from his men’s or women’s collection, each garment is a statement piece that will get you noticed!

For Fall 2014, Malan Breton presented his collection in a night club, which was a perfect setting for the inspiration of his collection.  We spoke to Malan after the show to find out what his exciting Malan Breton Fall 2014 Collection is all about!

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: Son Jung Wan Fall 2014!

Son Jung Wan is the biggest designer in Korea and over the last several years she has been making her mark on the West as well.

Complex drapes, luxe fabrics and a sophisticated style are just a few of the hallmarks of this talented designer’s collections.  Above all, Son Jung Wan’s collections are flattering on the body and are all about movement with the body.

For Fall 2014, Son Jung Wan was inspired by the artist Mark Rothko, taking his artistic spirit and color palette and infusing them into a collection that displays this designer’s true genius.

Video Photography Cassandra Past