Friday, November 18, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: Cristina Ruales Fall 2016!

Always curious to find new interesting designers, I attended the show of designer Cristina Ruales during New York Fashion Week.  I went to the show with no prior knowledge of Cristina Ruales work and with no expectations found a collection that was as complex as the designer herself.

Cristina Ruales honed her craft by attending Parsons School of Design.  Her passion then pushed her to further that education by earning her masters in Design from Yale’s School of Drama, the first Latina student to do so!

A native of Ecuador, Cristina Ruales collections are influenced by her homeland.  But, she also finds inspiration in mountains.  Cristina Ruales started scaling mountains in the Andes at the age of 5 and continued to mountain climb throughout her youth. Ruales says that climbing “set the stage for her self-expectations and standards”.

Cristina Ruales, shows her combined love of nature and architecture in collections that are innovative, interesting and very wearable.  Collections for today’s modern woman and her modern lifestyle.

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Friday, November 11, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: Ricardo Seco Fall 2016!

Mexican designer Ricardo Seco presented his Fall 2016 Collection in New York during the Men’s New York Fashion Week.  And while this talented designer consistently produces awesome menswear collections, Ricardo Seco also does womenswear and managed to blend some of those designs into his presentation as well.

Going back to his Mexican roots, Ricardo Seco took his inspiration for his Fall 2016 from the serape, the blanket like shawl or poncho that comes from his homeland.

Ricardo Seco titled his Fall 2016 Collection TIME, mixing the traditional inspiration of the serape with innovative shapes, fabrics and colors, creating a collection that is fun and right on target for this upcoming season.

Video Photography by Cassandra Past

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: Malan Breton Fall 2016!

Showing at Style Fashion Week during New York Fashion Week, Malan Breton showed once again his inimitable style that captures a mix of drama, sophistication and luxury.

Opening the show with a performance by Sylvia Tosun, impeccable dressed in a Malan Breton ballgown, what followed was a runway show full of everything from leather, fur, luxe fabrics and sequins.

Malan Breton took his inspiration from 1970’s Glam Rock and an homage to Studio 54.  The inspiration paid off with a collection that captures the spirit of the era, while at the same time being modern.

Malan Breton Fall 2016 is a perfect collection for the jet set and the jet set wanna-bes and keeps me coming back for more.

Video Photography by Mariana Leung