Month: April 2012

MIKEL GLASS EXHIBIT AT (ART) AMALGAMATED – NEW YORK – APRIL 21 – MAY 12

Mikel Glass  "Fair"  (Art) Amalgamated , New York  April 21 - May 12 The exhibition, which is a commentary on the art market, will take place in two distinct spaces in the gallery. One space will be an active, manned broadcast studio - disguised as an artist’s studio. Separated by a glass and steel wall,…

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THE VOGUE FESTIVAL – LONDON – APRIL 20 – 21

  The Vogue Festival, held this year on April 20th and 21st at the Royal Geographical Society, in association with Vertu, is an event that brings together some of the biggest names in fashion, from the most important designers and models, to influential photographers and journalists.  This year, celebrities like Kate Hudson and Joely Richardson…

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JULIAN SCHNABEL: DEUS EX MACHINA – CFA BERLIN – APRIL 28-JULY 28

Deux Ex Machina Julian Schnabel CFA Berlin April 28-July 28   Julian Schnabel will be presenting his first major solo exhibition, since his retrospective in 2004, entitled Deus Ex Machina in Germany at the CFA Berlin from April 28-July 28.  The show consists largely of work that uses enlarged snapshots and photographs of images such…

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BOTTEGA VENETA – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

BOTTEGA VENETA - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW The Bottega Veneta Fall 2012 collection was a breath of fresh air amidst a season that has consistently shown oversized, voluminous looks.  Designer Tomas Maier departed from Bottega Veneta’s usual flowing, loose silhouette in favor of a crisply tailored, form-fitting collection.  Maier used dense, opaque fabrics accented…

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DOLCE & GABBANA – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

DOLCE & GABBANA - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Dolce & Gabbana demonstrated the pride they have for their Italian heritage in their Fall 2012 collection, presenting a collection that drew from Sicily, Domenico Dolce’s birth place, and its rich Baroque religious traditions.   The collection celebrated the feminine shape, with wide hips, suggestively sheer lace dresses,…

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DSQUARED – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

DSQUARED - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Dsquared’s Fall 2012 collection was designers Dan and Dean Caten’s homage to senior year of high school, complete with disco ball and an impromptu prom.  Although a sign proclaimed this to be the “Class of 2013,” the aesthetic of the collection proved to be more sixties.  Models in…

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FENDI – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

FENDI - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini sought to present, “modern femininity without references,” in their Fall 2012 collection for Italy’s premier fur fashion house, Fendi.  The collection was propelled by the idea of mixing contrary fabrics and textures, combining leather with wool, matte and shine, and using old couture…

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GIORGIO ARMANI – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

GIORGIO ARMANI - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Giorgio Armani’s “Easy Chic” Fall 2012 collection showed menswear tailoring on suits, Bermuda shorts, and blazers, enlivened by a feminine delicacy and pops of tangerine, fuchsia, and berry.  The collection demonstrated two of Milan’s strongest trends this season, flats and cropped tailored pants paired with a fitted…

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GUCCI – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

GUCCI - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Gucci designer Fria Giannini played with the concept of nineteenth-century decadence for her Fall 2012 collection, which, much like her men’s collection, was dark and moody.  Fabrics were rich and luxurious with lot of plush velvets, tapestry jacquards, and subdued florals on a black background.  This season’s palette…

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JIL SANDER – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

JIL SANDER - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW At the end of Raf Simons's final presentation for Jil Sander, the audience not only gave him a standing ovation, but also called the designer out one more time for an encore.  Simons, who has spent seven years at the label, has now been called up to…

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LEITMOTIV – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

LEITMOTIV - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Fabio Sasso and Juan Caro are the Italian-Columbian designers behind fashion label Leitmotiv, and their Fall 2012 collection, "L’Universo Elegante," explores the ever-expanding universe and the way it is simultaneously glorious, elegant, and at peace with being infinite.  The result is a men’s and women’s wear collection that…

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MARNI – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

MARNI - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Marni designer Cansuelo Catiglioni took cues from the 1960s in creating her polished, color-blocked, chic Fall 2012 collection.  The collection’s 60s undertones were enhanced by white stockings and drop waist, boxy silhouettes.  The collection was given a dash of Orientalism with gold jacquard, splashes of tomato red, three-quarter…

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MISSONI – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

MISSONI - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Angela Missoni's collection for the house of Missoni's Fall 2012 collection took cues from Mother Nature, informed by the story of a girl who wants to lose herself in the wild, but is trapped in the big city.  Angela applied traditional Missoni weaves and patterns to an contemporary,…

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PRADA – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

PRADA - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Muccia Prada continued this seasons pants trend in her Fall 2012 collection for Prada, including a pair in all of the forty-one looks that came down the runway.  The pants had a straight cut that didn’t fit too closely to the body and were cropped just above the…

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VALENTINO – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

VALENTINO - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Picciolo designed a Fall 2012 collection for the house of Valentino that despite its very haute couture trappings, took inspiration from common folk costumes.  The collection projected an aura of international travel and sophistication, by drawing from various cultures and locals, including…

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VERSACE – MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

VERSACE - MILAN F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Donatella Versace’s Fall 2012 collection for the house of Versace, drew from her brother’s final collection, which marked a dark, modern turning point for the label, and brought it into the present day taking it in a gothic, sepulchral direction.  The collection amplified the gothic elements, using crucifixes on accessories…

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A.F. VANDEVORST – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

A.F. VANDEVORST - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Design duo behind A.F. Vandevorst, An Vandevorst and Filip Arickx, have long been inspired by German artist Joseph Beuys, but it was not until their Fall 2012 collection that they wondered what Beuy’s female companion might look like.  This led them to Pina Bausch, who inspired this…

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AGANOVICH – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

AGANOVICH - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW A book of arctic imagery was the inspiration for designers Nana Aganovich and Brooke Taylor for the F/W 2012-13 Aganovich collection. Images of icebergs and avalanches are a fitting muse since they naturally gravitate to a color palette of black, white and blue.  The long-haired models in capes,…

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AGNÈS B. – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

AGNÈS B. - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW The agnès b. Fall 2012 collection was composed of an array of graphic, statement pieces, mixed in with retail friendly cocktail dresses in every color.  Prints were bold and kaleidoscopic, paired down by fitted, neutral jackets and tops.  The dresses were sweet and frilly in sherbet colored…

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