Monday, April 28, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: Ann Yee Spring 2014!

One of designer Ann Yee’s signatures is her architectural mix of proportions, creating collections that play with layering and volume to create a sophisticated style with an urban edge.

A native of Michigan, Ann Yee drew on her home State for her Spring 2014 Collection with a focus on Detroit.  Ann Yee titled her Collection Resurgence, as a tribute to the city she believes will soon have a renaissance.

Staying true to her signature style, Ann Yee’s Spring 2014 Collection balances edgy silhouettes with a femininity that is not only a fitting homage to Detroit, but a collection that is sure to inspire a resurgence in us all!

Video Photography by Mariana Leung

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: THEIA Spring 2014!

Over the past several years, designer Don O’Neill has been conquering the evening wear market with his sophisticated, elegant and sexy designs for THEIA.

You’ve seen Don O'Neill's designs for THEIA on the red carpet and most likely at events you have attended yourself and they are always stunning!

With every new season, Don O’Neill keeps THEIA fresh and exciting, offering gorgeous must have gowns and cocktail dresses.  

For Spring 2014, the THEIA Collection was presented at the Palace Hotel in New York.  Celebrities, socialites and industry insiders gathered to once again be awed by Don O’Neill’s spectacular designs in a memorable new THEIA collection.

Video Photography by Cassandra Past

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: Bonnie Young Spring 2014!

Bonnie Young, Donna Karan’s long time creative director, traveled the globe for inspiration for each seasons collections.

Since leaving Donna Karan, Bonnie Young has channeled all of that creativity into her own lines, including a children's collection.  But this isn’t your everyday children’s line.  Bonnie Young creates clothing that is truly couture for kids.

Interesting fabrics, creative drapes and couture details truly set this line apart.  And for Spring 2014, Bonnie Young has created another collection that will mesmerize fashionista kids and parents alike!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: The Art Institutes Show 2014!

While it may still be cold outside, Spring is officially here.  And with Spring comes the final semester of the school year and commencement.

The Art Institutes, an art and design college with campuses all over the United States, presents its top fashion design graduates at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.

Pulling the best of the designers from their campuses around the nation, The Art Institutes puts on an impressive show that gives us a glimpse into what young, up and coming designers are inspired by and where the future of fashion is going.

A round of applause is definitely in order for this group of very different and very talented designers from The Art Institutes!

Video Photography by Cassandra Past & Josh Bell

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Ladies Who Lunch: Zang Toi Spring 2014!

For Spring 2014, designer Zang Toi took his inspiration from the ballet, opening his show at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week with a performance by Cory Stearns, principal dancer with American Ballet Theater.

True to form, Zang Toi’s Spring 2014 collection displays his skills as a master couturier.  From impeccably tailored suits and day wear dresses to stunning evening gowns that take your breath away, Zang Toi’s collection is a testament to the love for his craft.

Designers often take their inspirations too literally and create collections that read more as costumes.  But, Zang Toi didn’t fall into that trap.  Instead he uses the ballet inspiration to subtly infuse his collection with an elegance, gracefulness and strength that are the signature of the real life ballerinas he takes as his muse.

The color palette is primarily black and navy, but a beautiful pastel blue and a soft ballet pink round out the collection to create a Spring 2014 collection that is a fine balance of sophistication and femininity.  The collection also exudes a drama and beauty that makes it unmistakably Zang Toi!

Video Photography by Cassandra Past