Southwestern styles beamed with pure sophistication in SoHo during New York Fashion Week. Jeffrey Dodd presented his spring/summer 2016 collection at his modern showroom. I was lucky enough to browse through a beautifully detailed line of textures, frayed fringe, minimalist sharp tailoring and stacked sequins– all inspired by kachina dolls he collected growing up. Using these characters as inspiration led Dodd into creating not only a unique line, but one of great variety while maintaining the perfect cohesive touch that can drive you to mix and match the perfect outfit from his line alone. Here are some photos of key pieces in the collection. How amazing is that brown coat?!
When it comes to fashion presentations during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the new venue, The Hub at the Hudson Hotel, you never know what to expect. It is much less predictable than a traditional runway show. Will the models be walking around, standing, putting on a performance? I entered the room and encountered a bedazzled room inspired by international royalty in the film, “The Sheik.”
Alon Livne has worked his way up from European luxury brand designing, to become one of the most prestigious young fashion designers in Israel with his eponymous fashion brand. The line consisted of intricate hand-embroidered pieces, loose flowing silk garments, and Swarovski crystal headpieces. Some of the pieces were pretty bazaar, but red-carpet worthy for clients of his like Beyonce and Lady Gaga. At one point during the presentation Paris Hilton arrived and snapped photos with her friend, the designer himself. What are your thoughts on the headpieces?
BlacMéra put on a beautiful show at Pier 59 for New York Fashion Week. The couture brand put together a spring line that embodies the designer’s aesthetics of bringing femininity and romanticism together with an old world’s beauty and charm. The line is built for the modern, strong woman of the world. What better place to present a line like this than in the Big Apple? A city that is full of beautiful, powerful women. On the side, champagne glasses bubbled with edible hibiscus flower drinks, and the Spice and Tease stand enabled guests to dip bread in all assorted spices. It made for great conversations and atmosphere.
The glamorous jewel tones glittered down the runway as soon as the show started. Models strut, one by one, down to the end of the aisle and back to their multi-level stools to stand on. After each posed and were in place on stools—applause broke out and guests mingled to get closer views. An exciting element to the garments was eel leather. I had no idea that this was possible—but with a closer examination, it looked luxe and perfectly detailed with Yuliana Candra’s designer touch.
After seeing her Spring 2014 collection, I am looking forward to see what she’ll create in the future!
What look is your favorite?
For more BlacMéra, check out her website http://www.blacmera.com/