Friday, December 16, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: VIVI ACADEMY Fall 2016!

Graduating from Parsons in 2013, designer Vivi Moya has taken the leap to launching her own label, VIVI ACADEMY, after getting real world experience with designers like Nanette Lepore  and Steven Alan.

With VIVI ACADEMY, 24 year old Vivi Moya has created a collection that is flirty, playful and above all wearable!  For VIVI ACADEMY Fall 2016, Vivi took her inspiration from our obsession with our smartphones and social media.

Vivi Moya’s family hails from Cuba and she learned how to sew from her grandmother who still critiques her technique and keeps her on point.  A self proclaimed tom-boy, Vivi Moya’s collection mixes it up with down-to-earth looks that can be paired with sneakers for a casual look or a cool pair of pumps to dress it up.

As part of the launch of VIVI ACADEMY 2016, Vivi Moya also created a short film which she presented at the debut of her collection, showcasing the collections inspiration. 

VIVI ACADEMY Fall 2016 is a reflection of Vivi Moya’s youth and using that to tap into her generation’s mindset for a collection that will appeal not only to them, but also to generations from many eras!

Video Photography by Josh Bell

Friday, December 9, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: KYE Fall 2016!

With a focus on funky high-end streetwear, KYE has won awards from the Samsung Fashion Design Fund and was one of the 30 finalists for the LVMH Prize. Designer Kathleen Kye has been named as an “emerging designer to watch’ and a “trailblazer of new fashion trends” by numerous high profile press organizations.

KYE designer Kathleen Hanhee Kye earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in design at Central Saint Martins in London.  She presented her debut collection durning London Fashion Weeks Fall/Winter 2011 Season and has continued to build her label and her presence.

Based in South Korea, KYE began showing at New York Fashion Week as part of Concept Korea for five consecutive seasons and now is presenting the collections solo.  The KYE collections, which offer apparel for both men and women, feature designs with an emphasis on wit, humor and fun.

KYE Fall 2016 is a hip collection that has wide appeal and shows why numerous prestigious stores like Opening Ceremony and Harvey Nichols carry this youthful and innovative streetwear line!

Video Photography by Mariana Leung

Friday, December 2, 2016

Ladies Who Lunch: Marcel Ostertag Fall 2016!

German designer Marcel Ostertag made his debut at New York Fashion Week with his Fall 2016 Collection.  Already well known in Europe, Marcel Ostertag is ready to make his mark on the American market!

With his headquarters in Berlin, Marcel Ostertag runs his company based on ideals of sustainable production, the use of high quality materials and fair production conditions.  Marcel Ostertag developed his skills at Central St. Martin College in London and has continued to hone those skills through his collections and collaborations.

For Fall 2016, Marcel Ostertag was inspired by Rain, which is evident in the collection not only in the silhouettes, but in the use of innovative fabrics as well.  Marcel Ostertag is know for his design sensibility which draws on the tension between traditional influences and modernity.

After seeing Marcel Ostertag’s Fall 2016 collection, it is evident why this young designer has developed a following in Europe.  It is also evident that Marcel Ostertag has what it takes to make it in America as well!

Video Photography by Mariana Leung