Friday, October 23, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: Vivienne Tam Fall 2015!

As we have noted in previous seasons, New York designer Vivienne Tam is the master of merging Eastern and Western aesthetics.  And for Fall 2015, she did just that once again for one of her most stunning collections to date.

Vivienne Tam drew her inspiration for the Fall 2015 Collection from chinoiserie, a style that was created from how Europeans imagined China in the 17th Century.  Vivienne Tam took the feeling and elements from this period and reinvented it in a modern way.

Vivienne Tam also drew inspiration from romanticism, resulting in silhouettes that are very feminine.  Ruffled necklines, soft draped blouses and flowey dresses and gowns emphasized this direction in the collection.

With gorgeous prints, beautiful embellishments and interesting fabrics, Vivienne Tam has created a Fall 2015 Collection that once again shows she is a fashion leader.

Video Photography by Cassandra Past

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: Loris Diran Spring 2015!

Loris Diran’s French-Armenian family immigrated to America when he was a small child and settled on the Upper West Side.  Drawn to Music and theater, he attended New York’s High School of Performing Arts and performed on Broadway.

After earning a Fine Arts degree from NYU, Loris Diran went on to work for design houses like Versace and Claude Montana where he learned the key elements of style and set him on the path to create his own collection.

Loris Diran creates menswear and womenswear collections that draw on the design expertise he gained working with notable American and European design houses. But, they also draw on his New York upbringing and his theatrical background.

For Spring 2015 New York Fashion Week, Loris Diran presented a collection of luxury menswear that shows he is a master of design, with clothes that are right on target for today’s man.

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Friday, October 9, 2015

Ladies Who Lunch: Alexandra Lin Spring 2015!

Perhaps it is a sign of a global shift in consciousness, but I seem to meet more and more people that are leaving established careers in order to follow their passions.  Alexandra Lin is a good example of someone who is doing just that.

After a very successful teaching career in Florida, Alexandra Lin decided to follow her dreams and created her Alexandra Lin collection.  Creating the collection out of her Florida base, Alexandra Lin designs her collections with inspirations drawn from everyday women, a feminine ideal, luxurious fabrics and a love for color.

For Spring 2015, Alexandra Lin’s collection is stylish and chic while still being extremely wearable.  Alexandra Lin’s designs blend today’s trends with classic design in a way that is sure to speak to the modern woman everywhere!

Video Photography by Cassandra Past