With her signature blue soles, her shoes were the perfect accessory to set off Project runway season 8 candidate and Project Runway All-Star season 1 finalist, Micheal Costello’s collection of edgy and feminine dresses. If you are interested in purchasing any items from her debut collection, visit her webpage here. Just in case you want a closer look at her runway debut collection, watch the action below.
Her name may not tell you anything but soon people will be talking about Stella Maze. At 5 pm Eastern time, she is set to debut her footwear collection “Stella Hues” in collaboration with celebrity fashion designer Michael Costello during his spring/summer 15 runway show at Lincoln Center.
ABOUT STELLA MAZE
An accessory visionary and luxury footwear designer from the British Virgin Islands and the face behind Stella Hues. After launching her brand a less than a year ago, the budding designer’s shoes are uniquely crafted utilizing the finest materials from Italy. Fashionably known as the “Blue Bottoms”, the collection guarantees high-end design, exceptional quality and extraordinary comfort. For more info on Maze’s work check out her signature blue soles at www.stellahues.com.
New York Fashion Week kicks off tomorrow. While Leah will be attending a few shows for the blog, one collection that we are eagerly waiting to see is from stylist turned fashion designer, Diarra Bousso of Senegal. We will be reviewing her collection so in the meantime, you can get familiar with her work by checking some her past collections on her website here.
The Edwing D’ Angelo’s fall/winter 14 collection was inspired by old British aesthetics and aristocracy. With this collection, the New York based designer explored with simplicity by expressing and injecting his own point of view into his designs by revisiting colors, shapes and some of the fashion details that originated from that period. The silhouettes were very modern with riding attire, for both men and women as part of the day wear, particularly the redingote made to appeal both genders. Basically it is old British aristocracy meets 2014 era.
Take a look below at the runway in motion and tell us what you think below.
Here at Sereine Magazine, we are big fans of Dennis Basso. The man has been in the business for 30 years and celebrated this milestone last February with a phenomenal collection that was followed by a standing ovation from the crowd. One of the main attraction to me every time that I go see his fall collections is the fur. The furrier knows how to work the most delicate fabric and turn it into a masterpiece.
Considering that some of Basso’s customers include celebrities such as Brooke Shields, supermodel like Carol Alt, Coco Rocha and socialites, the evening gowns were a big draw for me. Considering that Oscar season is in full swing perhaps we can expect to see a few starlets wearing one of the gowns modeled on the runway comes Oscar night. Leave it to Basso to pair an evening look with over the knees boots. Could that be a new trend?
Inspired by great American contemporary artists, some of his pieces looked like canvases with strategically placed brushstrokes on some of the gowns above and pants below.
This silhouette below says it all and was one of my favorites walking down the runway. I love how he cinched the coat at the waist with a belt. Super elegant.
Basso’s kept the hair simple and the make up to a minimum. When you have pieces like these that are making enough of a statement on their own, less is more. At any rate, share your thoughts below on this collection.
What I like about Edwing D’ Angelo above is how he is able to keep you excited about his clothes. There is always an element of surprise and the man knows how to put up a good collection.
The Edwing D’ Angelo’s fall/winter 14 collection was inspired by old British aesthetics and aristocracy. With this collection, the New York based designer explored with simplicity by expressing and injecting his own point of view into his designs by revisiting colors, shapes and some of the fashion details that originated from that period. The silhouettes were very modern with riding attire, for both men and women as part of the day wear, particularly the redingote made to appeal both genders (see photo below). Basically it is old British aristocracy meets the new 2014 era.
With that said, while waiting for official photos, here’s a few stills that you might enjoy. Cell phones photos are not the best so excuse the quality of the images.
Who said great designers are only made in Europe or in the US? Taiwanese designer Austin Wu who debuted his first New York Fashion Week collection is proof that we should take a look at what is happening in Asia.
As part of the Asia Fashion Collection, an incubation project produced and supported by Vantan and PARCO that aims to contribute to the development of the fashion industry across Asia, the budding designer known for its digital textile print, well-executed dresses and lines would most likely use this experience as source of inspiration for his next collection. Until we see more of him in the next few years, check out some of his designs below that were not part of the collection he showed on February 8.
At any rate, please tell us what you think of Wu’s designs.
Danilo Gabrielli is a NYC based brand incorporating feminine edge into classic style. Originally hailing from a small island off the west coast of Tuscany, Italy, he first launched his big stage collection during SS 2011. He is back during NYFW in his fifth season for AW 2014 and boy do these clothes look rich as the satin, silks and brocade fabrics add a touch of luxury. I love thoughtful, wearable clothes and these looks are a tad provocative without compromising taste.
The collection seems to be a throw back to Medieval times, with tops mimicking armor and luxurious capes. This first look screamed Joan of Arc!
I liked the muted use of color here, with randomly (or intentionally) placed paint splashes. It totally works.
This is a woman who means business, he really softens it up here. That sweater is everything and I want it. Now.
I’ll take a pencil skirt any day of the week, the leather is a great touch for the fall/winter seasons.
Ok SM family, weigh in! What do you think of the collection?
Even though Rebecca Vallance has been on the scene since 2009 when she launched her ready to wear collection, she is still considered an emerging designer. In 2012, Harper’s Bazaar Australia named her one of the top three emerging fashion designers to watch.
The designer known for her whimsical spirit and strong global aesthetic by creating timeless pieces that are both classically constructed and innovative in design stayed true to herself by delivering a collection that reflected her Tailoring skills.
Entitled ‘The Lady’s Man”, her fall 14 offerings were all about feminine, classy and elegant silhouettes with at times a menswear feel to it. It seems with this collection that the menswear inspired trend is not about to go away anytime soon and that more women seem to want to wear more mens’ inspired pieces but that are still feminine and tailored to fit a woman’s body.
VFiles staged another fashion show for emerging Paris based fashion brand ASSK. Launch in 2012, this young fashion brand started by Australian fashion designers Agatha Kowalewski and Sarah Schofield combine one of the duo’s experience in luxury design with the other’s obsession for sportswear. For their fall/winter 2014 second runway show ASSK delivered a collection that is edgy, cool, fun, and very athletic.
This collection will definitely please those into streetwear and sporty silhouettes.
At any rate, what do you guys think of ASSK fall/winter 2014 offerings?
As always, this blog is about showcasing emerging talents. While big names in fashion are currently showing their collections in New York, VFiles staged its own fashion shows to showcase emerging designers. Meet Melita Baumeister, a New York based German fashion designer and a recent Graduate of New York City Parsons The New School For Design. She graduated in 2013 with an MFA in Fashion Design & Society. After interning at Viktor&Rolf, she is now ready to make a name for herself.
For her debut fall/winter 2014 collection, she choose to play up with shapes and sizes by using a color palette of white and black and fabrics such as vinyl, neoprene and silicone.
At any rate what do you guys thing of her debut collection?
Every season an emerging designer/brand comes along and steals the spotlight. After making its New York debut on the runway last year during the fall/winter 2013 season (photo above) and been named by the The Wall Street Journal as one to watch this season, Spanish brand Delpozo is set to make another big splash during the fall/winter 2014 collections with its gravity-defying shapes, delicate embroidery and boldly feminine tailoring. See them in action on February 9 at 11 am.
New York Fashion Week starts this Thursday and for the occasion, Fashionista listed on its website a few trendy pieces that editors/bloggers will be wearing while going from shows to shows.
Beanies have been really hot recently and many celebrities such as Rihanna and Beyoncé have been spied wearing them.
Lanvin trash bag.Will this slouchy piece be one of your must have this season?
Gallery Sunglasses like these 3.1 Philip Lim by Linda Farrow.
Pleated Midi Skirts like from left to right J.W. Anderson, Christopher Kane and Proenza Schouler.
Little furry bags, key chains and earmuffs like these Fendi monsters.
Black and white shoes
Marc Jacobs’ moody tropical prints
Greek fisherman hats
Kenzo ‘s fish sweatshirts-The sweatshirt trend will continue this year. After its tiger and eye sweatshirts that were a huge hit for Kenzo last year, expect the fish sweatshirts to make a big splash as well.
Fuzzy Coats like these from left to right Stella McCartney, Balenciaga and 3.1 Phillip Lim.
Edie Parker clutches like these hard-shell acrylic ones by Edie Parker.
Do you agree with their selection ? If you plan on attending Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, what will you be wearing? See the complete list at Fashionista.