Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: Vivienne Tam Spring 2015!

As Spring collections start to roll into the stores, it is time to start showing the best that will be heading your way!  One of my favorite designers to show during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Vivienne Tam always delivers collections that are well thought out and brilliantly executed!

For Spring 2015, Vivienne Tam took her inspiration from a visit to the Forbidden City in Beijing.  Vivienne Tam took landscape elements found in the paintings, architecture and objects in the Forbidden City and translated them into prints and embroideries for a collection that embraces Spring to perfection.

Vivienne Tam also made use of technological fabrics and laser cutting for a look that is thoroughly modern.  Neoprene and power mesh were the stand out fabrics and served as the canvas for Vivienne Tam to create her printed and embroidered landscapes.

Vivienne Tam also collaborated with Pandora Jewelry to create the perfect look on the catwalk.  She also collaborated with Zeusé, creating limited edition Vivienne Tam designed phone charging clutches, which are a must have!

The master of merging Eastern and Western Culture, Vivienne Tam Spring 2015 does so again flawlessly!

Video Photography by Cassandra Past

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: CITYZEN by Azin!

Architect Azin Valy is the co-founder of the award winning Architecture firm I-Beam.  But Azin Valy’s creativity merged her architecture world with the fashion world, creating a luxury line of fashion and accessories.

CITYZEN by Azin began as a line of scarves with topographical maps of cities around the world becoming the artwork on the scarves.

And while scarves are still the focal point of the collection, CITYZEN by Azin has expanded to offering dresses and bags with the same map artwork.  For the dresses, Azin Valy uses the elements of the topography to define each piece with rivers turning into straps, mountains forming necklines and roads marking transitions in the garments.

The newest addition to the CITYZEN by Azin collection are  scarves and bags for men!  And with this addition, you know that you will find yours truly decked out in a scarf by CITYZEN by Azin!

Video Photography by Josh Bell

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