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Koche ss2018 for lookbook friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - January 26, 2018

Happy Lookbook Friday everyone. Today we are looking at an emerging Parisian brand Koche. As my regular readers know one of my New Year’s resolution was to cover more up and coming designers in lookbook column. It is so exciting to see new brands break out and the embracement of emerging talent. And Koche is certainly one talent to watch.

While the street wear influence can’t be missed, and is the vibrant beating heart of the brand’s aesthetic with it’s bold prints and relaxed fits, there is also a streak of classic elegance flowing through out the collections. It is this symbiotic relationship of polarities that creates such are arresting duality of spirited glamour and edgy distinction.

you will find you will want to watch until the end, as each piece that winds it’s way through the aisles wets your appetite for the one behind it

Be sure to watch the video of the SS2018 collection which was held in a book store! How is that for guerrilla fashion. And despite the low tech environment you will find you will want to watch until the end, as each piece that winds it’s way through the aisles wets your appetite for the one behind it. From the two toned tweed coats to the art print track suits, this lineup is smart, innovative and impeccably designed.

PS: I posted the Fall/Winter runway show as the SS2018 show on Vimeo suddenly came up “private” It was there one minute and gone the next. Can’t be bothered figuring it out, so here is the Fall/Winter 2017 show. Just as fun!

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Delphine Delafon’s Pre-Fall 2017 for lookbook friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - January 12, 2018

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In todays Lookbook Friday we are looking at the Parisian brand Delphine Delafon. The brand was founded in 2011 as a handbag company. Originally know for her specialized bucket bag featuring engraved and numbered eyelets the company has expanded to include customized bags and Ready-to-Wear.

this line up embraces the romantic ethos of a free-spirited it girl

We are looking at the company’s first attempt at Ready-to-Wear with the pre-fall 2017. The brand’s only garment collection to date has a distinct seventies flair and a decidedly French feel. With it’s high-waisted wide legged trousers, electric pops of color and liberal use of crushed velvet it is safe to say this line up embraces the romantic ethos of a free-spirited it girl

I hope to visit the studio in Paris one day to create a bag of my own. If you want to learn more about Delphine Delafon head to website at Delphinedelafon.com

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Collectionsy-Milano ss2018 for Lookbook friday

Fashion, Fashion Design, Fashion Trends - alimackin@gmail.com - January 5, 2018

Happy 2018 everyone. Here is hoping that 2018 will be a better year then the one we left behind. It is the time of the year when we look inward and then outward

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Happy 2018 everyone. Here is hoping that 2018 will be a better year then the one we left behind. It is the time of the year when we look inward and then outward. And for me this means a more dedicated vision of bringing to you my devoted readers the best in new and emerging designers. I want to focus less on the well known designers, not that you will not see coverage of the heavy hitters but you will certainly see more of a focus on break out talents and the smaller houses.

And in today’s Lookbook Friday I am going to introduce you Collectionsy-Milano. A brand based out of Italy and founded by Shang Yang who studied at the Domas Academy in Milan. Shang Yang rose quickly working with well know brands in Italy while still in school and having his 2016 graduate collection featured in Vogue Italia.

His strength lies in his deceivingly simple lines and playful aesthetic

The collection for 2018 embraces a youthful and more body conscious silhouette then we have seen the last few seasons. Fluctuating between streamlined pieces of expert tailoring and more embellished garments the lineup offers a kinetic duality of adorned minimalism. His strength lies in his deceivingly simple lines and playful aesthetic. With the elongated body dresses and two tiered skirt and ruffled jackets stealing the show. To see from Shang Yang head to Collections.com.

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tory burch pre-fall 2017 for lookbook friday

Fashion, Fashion Design - alimackin@gmail.com - August 18, 2017

Although it is hot and steamy here in New York, the reality is fall is right around the corner. And although I love the easy breezy clothes I can wear in the warmer w

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Although it is hot and steamy here in New York, the reality is fall is right around the corner. And although I love the easy breezy clothes I can wear in the warmer weather I so look forward to the change of seasons and the fall focused fashion that ushers in this transitional time of the year. And Tory Burch’s most recent line up for pre-fall captures the energy of the season, and sense of renewal while still embracing the laid back chic of a lazy day at the beach.

From embroidered florals, to crisp white linen frocks, to a patch work tops and tunic cut maxis detailed with eastern inspired prints this collection has a swanky upscale hippie vibe. Think the jet-set hollywood so-cal crowd circa 1974, but with a decidedly twenty first century take with it’s out-of-the-box statement shoes and distressed fringed bottom jeans.

 I had my way I would own every piece in this eclectic offering

I love the edgy bohemain feel of the garments, with their luxurious sateens, fun patterns, like the elongated hexigon found on the two piece pajama inspired set to the show stopping head to toe gown in a golden sat. If I had my way I would own every piece in this eclectic offering. And the tribal imbued mules? Perfection.

 

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Paul & Joe Sister Summer 2017 FOR LOOKBOOK FRIDAY

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - June 23, 2017

If you were a hip Parisian it girl and you had an up and coming little sister you can bet all her selfies would include the hashtag #paulandjoesister

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If you were a hip Parisian it girl and you had an up and coming little sister you can bet all her selfies would include the hashtag #paulandjoesister. This much talked about on trend brand which was founded in 1995 by Sophie Mechaly and features contemporary street edged apparel for men and woman created the junior Sister line for their younger and fashionably up to the moment fans.

The collection spans the fashion horizon from demure ruffles and modest retro inspired pieces to more skin baring seventies influenced Nasty Gal like apparel. Fun whimsical prints featuring lounging felines and swirling fish and florals show up on bell sleeved blouses and A-line prairie mini dresses while traditional checkered patterns can be found on relax fit trousers.

A fun, expressive and cheeky lineup for the it girl with an attitude.

A subdued palette of slate blue, denim, and heather gray are balanced by the occasional blast of red in the “Wonder Woman” get up with it’s thigh-high red and white suede boots and star-studded statement clutch. A fun, expressive and cheeky lineup for the it girl with an attitude. And stay tune for next week when will be looking at Paul & Joe’s more adult collection.

Too see more from this collection head to PaulandJoesister.com

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Theory Resort & Spring Summer 2017 for lookbook Friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - May 19, 2017

Simplicity and effortless style is something I think almost all us aspire to in one form or another. And the casual chic trend is still going strong

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Simplicity and effortless style is something I think almost all us aspire to in one form or another. And the casual chic trend is still going strong, with it’s hallmark lived in aesthetic and slouchy vibe this is fashionable fad that is easy to do. And within this trend there is the counter trend with it’s distinct preppy inclination or rather the coming together of these two trends that brings us to the scrubbed clean down town girl bonne ambiance.

A singular approach with a quiet strength that breaths new life in to the idea of the gamine

And Theory has captured this bonn ambiance perfectly with their resort and spring line ups for 2017. With their clean lines, relaxed fits and emphasis on natural fabrics and unfettered pieces these collections are a brilliant yet understated embodiment of the female form. A singular approach with a quiet strength that breaths new life in to the idea of the gamine, or the woman who approaches fashion with the same ease that she approaches life.

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Givenchy Spring-Summer Pre-Collection 2017 for lookbook friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - March 10, 2017

Siting nineties underground music as his muse Riccardo Tisci has created a iconoclastic explosion—the personification of elitist disdain

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Siting nineties underground music as his muse Riccardo Tisci has created a iconoclastic explosion—the personification of elitist disdain, what one would imagine if a couture gown were torn up and reimagined by an anarchist street kid. Layering and texture stand centerstage in this lineup, with a rebellious streak that is expressed in tulle, sequins, zippers and pearls. From pearl lined skirts to zig zagging zippered coats and pants, to micro cropped moto jackets and over-sized sequins, the out of the box touches lend an air of uncertainty. Clashing prints and asymmetrical lines further the unease, while playful ruffles in red, pink and white lend a sense of playfulness. Add super-sized lace up boots, star branded knee high socks and a variety of reimagined pumps and you have a revolt of the most fashionable kind. Perhaps a sign of the times but this is one collection will not go quietly in to that good night.

To see more from this collection head to Givenchy.com

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Preen by thorton bregazzi Resort 2017 for lookbook friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - February 3, 2017

Ruffles, lace and florals, a gorgeous trio of romantic details with a bohemian ethos that celebrates the free-spiritied beauty of the feminine mystic.

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Satiny metallics collide with tulle trimmed ruffled sleeved frocks, zig zagging stripes intermix with dark florals and iridescent snake skin prints

Ruffles, lace and florals, a gorgeous trio of romantic details with a bohemian ethos that celebrates the free-spiritied beauty of the feminine mystic. With hemlines long and flowing and layers of gossamer like materials wrapping the body in an enchanting collaboration of contrasting textures. Satiny metallics collide with tulle trimmed ruffled sleeved frocks, zig zagging stripes intermix with dark florals and iridescent snake skin prints. Extra wide cut sheer floral trousers, lace infused peasant blouses tops, and asymmetrical one shouldered garments add to the feeling of independence and off kilter beauty. Glitter sandals and fishnet ankle socks are the sparkling finishing touches on this wonderfully charming collection. I must say I am a big fan of this collection and if I had my way I would own all of these pieces.

To see more from this collation head to PreenbyThortonBregazzi.com

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Roberto Cavalli Spring 2017 for lookbook friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - January 27, 2017

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The new word in town certainly has to be maximalist. As we have seen in the last few Lookbook Fridays minimalism seems to be on a bit of a hiatus. A need for change, or perhaps an expression of rebellion in a tumultuous political landscape on the word stage, but designers are embracing a no holds bar frenzy of lavish details and leaning in to sumptuous beauty and decadent extravagance.

Though Roberto Cavalli never strayed too far from this corner stone of opulence, so it should be no surprise that Peter Dundas’s offering for Spring 2017 is an expression of all that is romantic and free spirited. From velvet and lace to fringe and fur, the emphasis is on texture. Add to this embroidered denim and satin, layered ruffles of broomstick skirts and dresses, embellished details and tapestry finishes and you have a tactile celebration of exquisite means.

The combined effort is one of lavish freedom, and resplendent pleasure

Hemlines are long, long and long with flowing maxis, flared high-waisted trousers, and bell bottom jeans, it’s all about the illusion of what is, or what could be. Prints also take center stage in this collection with boho florals intermixing with polkadots, stripes, and animal prints and co-mingling in a palette that spans the rainbow from sun flow yellows and tangerine to corals, to jewel toned purple, to fiery reds and the more neutral tones of black, cream and rust. The combined effort is one of lavish freedom, and resplendent pleasure. I mean, seriously who does’t need a mint green floral embroidered suit in their lives.

To see more from this collection head to Vogue.com

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altuzarra pre-fall 2016 for lookbook friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - December 9, 2016

Yes it is party frock season again. Time to step out in one’s finest and most glittering of apparel. And although this line up is from Altuzarra’s pre-fall collection many of them could easily be worn for a night out on the town.

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Yes it is party frock season again. Time to step out in one’s finest and most glittering of apparel. And although this line up is from Altuzarra’s pre-fall collection many of them could easily be worn for a night out on the town. And though the hemlines may be long and just below the knee one would hardly describe the dresses in this lineup as modest.

With plunging necklines, clingy silhouettes, and body con wraps the female form is celebrated in a sophisticatedly sexy embracement of sensual expression. With a palette of typically in season black as a base, the looks are balanced with fiery reds, yellow, peach, and a corn flower blue to keep it feeling flirty and youthful.

From the slip dresses to the sequined bomber jackets to the slinky head to toe evening gowns and the sinfully gorgeous stiletto bootie pumps this collection comes along just time for a much needed holiday season

And with layers of over-sized sequins, happily clashing pattern mixing and peak-a-boo lace the over-all aesthetic of this collection is a revelry of sumptuous textiles expressed in beautifully drawn lines and just the right amount of sex appeal. From the slip dresses to the sequined bomber jackets to the slinky head to toe evening gowns and the sinfully gorgeous stiletto bootie pumps this collection comes along just time for a much needed holiday season.

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