Saturday, February 25, 2017

Josie Natori Fall 2017 RTW

Josie Natori took an Asian influence for her Fall 2017 collection and it turned out really sleek. I was not loving her choice of prints, but the designs overcome the mediocre choices. Her clothes scream "commander"! It's great. Nice job, Josie and team!

Friday, February 24, 2017

Alice + Olivia Fall 2017 RTW

Alice + Olivia brings out my inner wild child fantasy. IF I were childless and lived in a cool city, I would definitely include this label in my wardrobe. Since that is no longer the case, I will daydream about it....

Enjoy this awesome Fall 2017 collection!

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Naeem Khan Fall 2017 RTW

Whoa Nelly Naeem Khan brought out the big guns for the millennials this season. Woo hoo!!! This man is SO SMART. You have to watch the whole show. It's incredible.

Here are my favorites below. The guy is a freaking fashion genius. I am obsessing...

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Zac Posen Fall 2017 RTW

I was surprised by how much I liked Zac Posen's Fall 2017 collection. I also liked his ZAC by Zac Posen collection but decided not to create a post for it (there were't enough favorites to fill a post). It's simple with some improvements on classics which are very tasteful.

It was a bit annoying the way he modelled the photo shoot. It's difficult to see the full effect of the clothes and how they are designed when models are sitting in chairs and lounging.

Nevertheless, here are my favorites, enjoy!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Badgley Mischka Fall 2017 RTW

Badgley Mischka tried to bring the 1990's back in a BIG way. Well guys, you did it but I am not loving it (wahhhhh). This is going to be a dreary year (or years) until fashion gets out of this decade. I am not a happy camper. Bah humbug.

From the styles to the prints to the model's makeup and hair, it SCREAMS 1990's. I picked out a few that I liked but the rest can go in the trash. Sorry, Badgley Mischka... hope you change it up for Spring 2018!

Monday, February 20, 2017

Tory Burch Fall 2017 RTW

I love Tory Burch's Fall 2017 collection... it feels so pulled together.

This season so far has felt very mottled - an unwelcome throwback to the '90s. Maybe the election has everyone off-center, but I have been thoroughly unimpressed and uninspired by Fall 2017 designs. Tory comes through with a purpose and story behind her line (Katharine Hepburn's character, Tracy Lord, in The Philadelphia Story) and executes with precision all the way through the show. The models look spectacular and the clothes are exactly how Tory aimed for them to be. You can just tell when a season ends as planned.

So I applaud her for that, though I did not love all of her designs and styles. She brought in a lot of inspiration from the '70s (especially color palette) and I was just not feeling the color palette, the neck ties, nor some of the patterns (no more tweed, please!).

Here are my favorites below and applause to Tory Burch for keeping her head on straight through these troubling times and putting out a complete Fall 2017 collection all the way through to the finish.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Oscar de la Renta Fall 2017 RTW

I am still mourning Oscar de la Renta's death (in 2014). Things will never be the same for his label.

Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia fell short of the glory in this first season Fall 2017 but there were still enough good and interesting pieces to post about. Let's just hope they will have got the kinks worked out to produce a successful Spring 2018 collection. We are waiting with anticipation!!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Rosie Assoulin Fall 2017 RTW

I'm so intrigued by Rosie Assoulin. She has a fun, playful sense of design which is a happy change from the very serious big house designers. Her Fall 2017 collection was littered with housing references - fabrics mimicking traditional upholstery fabrics, wooden peg heeled mules, clay pot earrings. I also love interior design and homes so this collection struck a particular note with me.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Elizabeth Kennedy Fall 2017 RTW

This is the first time I've seen Elizabeth Kennedy's evening wear designs and they are quite stunning. I love the colors that she chose for Fall 2017. She has very art-like and fashion-forward designs, perfect for an awards show. Excited to see more of her work in future seasons!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Jenny Packham Fall 2017 RTW

Jenny Packham never disappoints for me. As a former sorority girl, I am definitely digging her preppy slant with the pearls and bows in this Fall 2017 collection. Applause for Jenny! Thank you for these beautiful designs!