Noon by Noor took the relaxation vibes of spring and channeled sporty, relaxed fits for their most iconic styles for SS16. The designers used fresh colors, punchy bold prints and luxurious details to their youthful line. Tropical leaf and flock prints created great graphic looks next to feather light fabrics, with an offset of standout pieces like the sheer gold stripe dress and lavender bubble blossom cape. Sporty met femininity on this runway– and it was received well by the adoring audience. A cute (and tasty!) touch were the “N” and flower shaped cookies given to the audience– yes, please!
RAOUL presented a beautiful, feminine ready-to-wear line at the off-site location Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse this morning to kick-start my fashion week events. The models stood on the stage that curved around the room, some chatting to each other while the press mingled and took their photos. My favorite looks were the vintage-esque ensembles—the prints mixed with powder blue tones and marigold. Each look was feminine, but had a modern twist. LOVE IT. In addition, RAOUL launched a new accessories and shoe (!!!) line. What do you think of the looks? Which is your favorite?
Inspired by the architecture of Gaudi (see images of his work here), Joanna Mastroianni designed a beautiful collection full of black, white, Mediterranean blue with tangerine pops. Her cocktail dresses had everything from A-line cuts to one-shoulder caftans over skinny jeans. The sweetheart dresses had impeccable tailoring and even hand-sewn embroidery. Transparent tops brought on the sex appeal making this flirty line not just for girls. It is a younger market fashion line, but held every aspect of sophistication. Each detail was well thought out and perfectly placed. Models strut down the runway as TLC’s “No Scrubs” started jamming from the speakers. I’d wear her pieces to a cocktail party, date or a gala event.
GORGEOUS! See for yourself in the below video.
For more, see www.JoannaMastroianni.com
Elegance, classicism, femininity with a rural touch are just a few ways to describe the Zimmerman collection. High end ready to wear with sophisticated draping is what the two Australian designers are best known for—and Nicky & Simone Zimmermann proved it to be true at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2014 collections.
With a very complex show of juxtaposition between fabrics and the different shapes, this season Zimmermann went with a theme called “The Ringmaster,” in which the proportions “defied gravity” with buoyant, coated fabrications floating like puffs of air around the body. Holding true to the theme, soft silhouettes flowed with each step—but sharp asymmetrical cuts and plunging necklines kept the line modern and fresh. Color is injected as though looking at old photographs; dreamy, feminine hues softening a bold base of black and white.
I fell in love with this collection, and not just because of the romanticism it portrayed. The colors, the styling, the movement of the fabrics, the creative structures: all create a gorgeous fashion line that I want to be seen in. Congratulations to the designers for a wonderful spring/summer show!
For more of Zimmermann, check out www.Zimmermannwear.com