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maje spring-summer 2017 for lookbook friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - April 21, 2017

I am loving Maje’s more streamlined simple approach to their spring summer 2017 collection.

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I am loving Maje’s more streamlined simple approach to their spring summer 2017 collection. Clean lines and relaxed fits are what they are known for but this season it seems the appearance of effortless ease is front and center. From basic broomstick skirt bottomed frocks, to sun dresses and maxis this lineup is all about keeping it real. And keeping it relaxed yet playful.

Add some retro vibe prints, floor skimming pleats and an array of studded sandals and this collection will be sure to have you feeling uber chic in a carefree kind of way.

Perfect for strolling the city, sight seeing or meeting your friends for lunch. The palette is firmly rooted in the earth tones with an occasional appearance of brilliant yellow, tangerine or peach. Add some retro vibe prints, floor skimming pleats and an array of studded sandals and this collection will be sure to have you feeling uber chic in a carefree kind of way. And I will be sure to stop in to Maje next time I am in Paris, as I heard through the grapevine or via another blogger that Maje is less expensive in Paris then New York. Cha ching!

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Fendi Pre-Fall 2017 For Lookbook Friday

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - April 14, 2017

Ruffles, lace and bows all find a home in Fendi’s offering for pre-fall 2017. With a decidedly feminine and romantic tone this collection is an opulent homage to decretive embellishment. Certainly less stark then what we have seen from the brand in the past. It embraces the idea of decadence but in a manner that is wholly approachable and moder

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Ruffles, lace and bows all find a home in Fendi’s offering for pre-fall 2017. With a decidedly feminine and romantic tone this collection is an opulent homage to decretive embellishment. Certainly less stark then what we have seen from the brand in the past. It embraces the idea of decadence but in a manner that is wholly approachable and modern.

With a palette of peach,topaz, rust, pale pink and brown it eases us in to the cooler months and adds to the feeling of cozy romanticism. Dresses and skirts are flared, flowing and full. From pleats to lace to high low numbers with scalloped edges and contrasting under-sides to draw-string mini’s the esthetic is all about being a girl.

this collection is a wearable yet unapologetic ideal of fashion first and may office wear be damed

Patterns and texture also take center stage in the line up with pequin patterned suits and dresses, and tone on tone stripes and florals playing together nicely in a homogenous application found on an ankle skimming frock.

But the stands have to be the accessories from the excusitly embellished handbags the brand is known for, to the edgy athletic sock boots to the decretive sock pumps this collection is a wearable yet unapologetic ideal of fashion first and may office wear be damed.

To see more from this collection head to Vogue.com 

Photo: Yvan Fabing / Courtesy of Fendi

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MAX MARA PRE-FALL 2017 FOR LOOKBOOK FRIDAY

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - March 24, 2017

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 Sophisticated sleek tone on tone suits, body conscious pencil skirts and fitted knits give the lineup it’s sex appeal in a super model kind of way

For Max Mara’s Pre-Fall collection the eights are back in a super saturated geometric patterned delight of streamlined silhouettes and brilliant primaries. With cinched waists, statement belts and boxy blazers the offering for pre-fall is a modern take on the abandoned zeitgeist of this fashionably over the top decade. Sophisticated sleek tone on tone suits, body conscious pencil skirts and fitted knits give the lineup it’s sex appeal in a super model kind of way—this is power dressing for millennials. Add pretty animal print lace up pumps and super-sized satchels and you have a refreshingly bold and smart collection that promises to make you feel like a million.

To see more from this collection head to Vogue.com

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Lavanya Coodly for nolcha shows NYFW FALL 2017

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - March 7, 2017

The last designer to walk in the main show was Lavanya Coodly. Coming from the world of science, Lavanya Coodly followed her heart, moving in to the world of fashion

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The last designer to walk in the main show was Lavanya Coodly. Coming from the world of science, Lavanya Coodly followed her heart, moving in to the world of fashion as a second career. Always passion about fashion and mostly self taught, and after decades of learning from experienced pattern makers, tailors and embroiders Lavanya Coodly founded her own line in 2013.

Creating clothes for all facets of women’s life: work, evening, casual, Lavanya designs clothing for the full breadth of a woman’s life. The label has recently has taken on menswear, as well as clothing for children. And with the fall collection you will indeed find something for almost any occasion.  From suit dresses for work, to smart linen slacks, to cocktail dresses and black tie gowns this lineup covers it all. Although evening wear is where Lavanya Coodly really shines. And a stand our for me has to be the glittering white evening dress. Such a stunner. To learn more about Lavanya Coodly or to see more of her work head to LavanyaCoodly.com

Images by Nolcha Shows and ALLIE NYC

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ACID Rain for Nolcha Shows @NYFW Fall 2017

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - March 4, 2017

ACID NYC was the second to walk in the main show. This is their third season walking for Nolcha. Founded by Evelyn Luna and Scott Chester ACID NYC is a culmination of years of varied artistic and creative backgrounds

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ACID NYC was the second to walk in the main show. This is their third season walking for Nolcha. Founded by Evelyn Luna and Scott Chester ACID NYC is a culmination of years of varied artistic and creative backgrounds and the coming together of two supremely talented designers. Evenlyn Luna spent 13 years on DVF’s design staff going on to become Director of DVF’s textile department and textile product manager at Victoria’s Secret.

Scott Chester an industrial designer who studied at the CCS College of Automotive Design and product design at Pratt Institute opened his own studio (ACID-Arielle Chester Industrial Design) in Brooklyn, NY to design custom furniture for New York City clients. Combing their passions for all things design and focusing on apparel, ACID NYC was born.

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I had the pleasure of attending their Spring show which you can read about here. Known for creating color-infused, textural garments featuring distinctive statement making prints this season was their finest yet.

The nineties are back and defiantly so—from futuristic Matrix like prints to velour track suits and punky tank girl ensembles this is the nineties done right. Track suits are having a moment, and the offerings from ACID NYC’s latest collection should please both the relax fit crowd and those who prefer their track suits a bit more close to the body.

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Another vibrantly beautiful, stand-out collection from this dynamic duo

As are capped sleeved cocktail dresses and fitted tank frocks as well as traditionally cut suit dresses. The sporty chic vibe is evident, and is expressed in a two piece jogging skirt set, printed leggings, cropped tanks and a gorgeous quilted cropped bomber jacket. And the show stopper has to be the leather vest and topaz colored “chrome” belt.

The accessories this season are also note worthy—from prism printed cross body bags and clutches to frayed denim over the knee boots to cocktail purses in a silver hexagonal like print, it is all in the details. Another vibrantly beautiful, stand-out collection from this dynamic duo.  To read more about ACID NYC please visit them at Acidnyc.com

Images by Nolcha shows and ALLIE NYC

 

 

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Samantha leibowitz fall 2017 @nyfw for Nolcha Shows

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - March 2, 2017

After nine years in the industry as a colorist for Dana-Co and with a degree in Fashion Design & Merchandising from West Virginia University

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After nine years in the industry as a colorist for Dana-Co and with a degree in Fashion Design & Merchandising from West Virginia University Samantha Leibowitz founded Samantha Leibowitz New York. Known for making streamlined, contemporary clothes that are approachable and classic but with a bit of a downtown edge, the lineup for Fall 2017 offers simple and well crafted garments that can easily go from day to night.

With a palette of black, taupe, deep solids are the primary focus, occasionally broken up with a black and white graphical print. Separates take center stage and can be mixed and matched. From a color blocked tunic dress to a fringed dropped waist trop to at strapless leather cropped shirt and an off the shoulder body hugging head to toe show stopper, you will be sure to find keeper to add to your fashion closet.

To see learn more about Samantha Leibowitz and to see more of her work head to SamanthaLeibowitz.net

 

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Stevenson University for the Nolcha “ONE’S TO WATCH” SHOW @NYFW FALL 2017

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

The last group to walk for Nolcha’s One’s To Watch” show was the Stevenson University Showcase

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The last group to walk for Nolcha’s One’s To Watch” show was the Stevenson University Showcase. The showcase featured a collective of students who were showing their take on the LBD (little black dress). Stevenson University located in Baltimore County, Maryland offers a BA in Fashion Design and from what I saw at the show, it must be an excellent program. So for any of my readers that live in this area and are considering studying fashion design this may be a school you will want to consider. To find out more about their program head StevensonUniversity/FashionDesign and to learn about the collaborative show click here.

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Chelbe For Nolcha Shows NYFW Fall 2017

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - February 24, 2017

The fourth Designer to walk for Nolcha’s One To Watch show was Chèlbè which means well dressed in Haitian.

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The fourth Designer to walk for Nolcha’s One To Watch show was Chèlbè which means well dressed in Haitian. Chèlbè was founded by Diana Delva who grew up in Stamford Connecticut where she reached the height of 6’1” by age fourteen. It was struggling through this awkward age at 6’1” that inspired Diana to create Chèlbè a line of clothing specifically created for women who are 5’11” or taller. Models that stand 6’ or taller walked in the show further emphasizing the essence of the brand. Creating stylish and uncomplicated clothing for the tall woman who can often find it difficult to find fashionable clothes was a dilemma Diana understood well, and with her label Chèlbè she is meeting a need that is so often over looked. To read more her  head to her site Chelbefashions.com or Nolchashows/Chelbe.

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JUST IN CASE FOR THE NOLCHA SHOW NYFW FALL 2017

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

The third to walk in the “Ones To Watch” show was the Chinese label Just In Case. The brand was founded by Chou Yu-Ying

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The third to walk in the “Ones To Watch” show was the Chinese label Just In Case. The brand was founded by Chou Yu-Ying who was the winner of Elle’s 2015 New Talented Award of Taiwan and the 2016 Men’s Uno Next Asian Top 5 Fashion Designers. With the Just In Case label Chou Yu-Ying combines eastern and western influences as well as traditional and contemporary takes to create dramatic street style inspired clothes that express the DNA of the brand which is the eclectic  melding of eastern and western styles. The collection for fall 2017 has a noticeable goth edge to it, while embracing the over-sized ethos of urban street wear and a nod to the the rebellious spirit that is at the heart of the brand. To read more about Just In Case head to  www.jic-fashionsucks.com or to TheNolchashows/JustinCase

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Louis Verdad Fall 2017 for NYFW February 2017

Fashion - alimackin@gmail.com - February 21, 2017

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for the Verdad fashion show during, New York Fashion Week at Pier 59 on February 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Verdad)

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for the Verdad fashion show during, New York Fashion Week at Pier 59 on February 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Verdad)

NEW YORK, NY – FEBRUARY 12: A model walks the runway for the Verdad fashion show during, New York Fashion Week at Pier 59 on February 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for Verdad)

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The second show I attended which should have been my forth if not for the blizzard from hell that blew in the second day of Fashion Week was Verdad at Pier 59 Studios. This is the second season for the label to show in New York,  which was founded by veteran designer Louis Verdad. Based in Los Angeles and with a background styling and designing for such luminaries as Madonna,  Louis Verdad seeks to take his label in a new direction  to target a younger clientele with a keen sense of fashion.

The first collection which debuted last season featured a lot of denim, crisp whites, bohemian floral prints and looser, non body con fits, but with expert tailoring. The lineup for fall continues in this vein but with even more emphasis on loose cuts and draping.

For Fall 2017 VERDAD is millennial driven,sleek,relatable and above all else wearable… – Louis Verdad

You will billowing dresses, over-sized wide-leg track style pants, and flowing coats. Which is balanced by more tailored and structural pieces like the traditional cigarette cut trousers, fitted moto jackets and crop tops.

Texture also plays a role with glittery metallic knits, silk charmeuse, laminated denim, chiffon, patent leather, gabardine wool and gold lame combing in a juxtaposition of contrasting beauty. With a push pull of street-influenced everyday wear in wool plaids and leather, with water color inspired flowing prints and layers of iridescent fabrics and unexpected cuts in asymmetrical deconstructed looks; this collection embodies the downtown urban essence of the new millennial woman. And what could be better then that?

Photo Courtesy of Noam Galai/Getty Images for Verdad and additional original photography by moi-ALLIENYC

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