Monday, February 22, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: NEGRIS LEBRUM Fall 2015!

I saw the NEGRIS LEBRUM  Collection by Travis Hamilton for the first time in 2012 and was impressed enough that I kept a lookout for when the collection would be shown in New York again.

In the 3 years that had passed since my introduction, Travis Hamilton has grown and NEGRIS LEBRUM has grown with him to become more focused and sophisticated.

Travis Hamilton drew style inspiration from several past decades and mixed it with his theme “Le Noir est Joli”, “Black is Beautiful”.  The NEGRIS LEBRUM Fall 2015 color palette keeps in line with this theme, emphasizing black and shades of grey with white to make them all pop.

It’s great to see NEGRIS LEBRUM showing in New York again and proves once again that it is a collection to keep an eye on!

Video Photography by Cassandra Past

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: Vivienne Hu Fall 2015!

Designer Vivienne Hu worked in investment banking on Wall Street before following her passion and starting her career in Fashion.  Knowing that fashion was her true calling, Vivienne Hu left the world of finance and attended Parsons School of Design.

A native of China who has opened her company in New York, Vivienne Hu blends her past with her present blending her cultural background of China with the modernity and western sensibility of New York.

Presenting her Fall 2015 Collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Vivienne Hu showed a collection that was geared towards a customer who is as she puts it, fearlessly contemporary, independent yet sexy and feminine.

Vivienne Hu took her inspiration for the Fall 2015 Collection from one of her favorite operas Wagner’s Die Valkyries.  Wagner’s opera inspired a collection that stayed true to Vivienne Hu’s clean silhouettes, while at the same time infusing it with strong colors and a sense of strength.

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: MARK AND ESTEL Fall 2015!

Los Angeles based MARK AND ESTEL presented their Fall 2015 collection at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York and while the design team delivers an LA vibe, their style is right at home in New York as well.

For Fall 2015, MARK AND ESTEL’s theme was “STAIRWAY TO THE STARS”, staying true to their rocker style, but also evolving and pushing their design style forward with edgy cuts and the introduction of more color and prints.

MARK AND ESTEL also made history in September 2013 when they became the first fashion designers to use their own music on the runway and to perform as well.  Fall 2015 was no different and MARK AND ESTEL rocked the runway once again.

The major message that MARK AND ESTEL wanted to convey with their Fall 2015 Collection is to “Rock Your Own Style” and that everyone can be a Rock Star.  So pick up some of the cool MARK AND ESTEL Fall 2015 Collection and release your inner rock star!

Video Photography by Josh Bell