General Idea Runway – Fall 2011

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Designer: General Idea by Bumsuk Choi

About: Choi launched his menswear label back in 2004 and pulls inspiration from his international discoveries and sudden urges to innovate trend.

Accessories: Toggle buttons, Mountain boots, Knee high socks, Oversized fedora hats, Snoods

Color Palette: Red, Orange, Navy, Yellow, Black, Grey

Thoughts: The collection had a very rugged, mountain man feel to it. Full of bright colors and various textures and styles, this men’s collection is quite different from what we saw at the men’s runway shows in Europe a few weeks ago. My favorite piece was the grey cable knit sweater in the first image. Toggle buttons are also a key trend in menswear for the upcoming fall season.

What do all our male readers think about these looks?? Is the runway the best place this General Idea collection belongs?

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MBFW Fall 11: Mik Cire

MIK CIRE FALL 2011

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Designer: Eric Kim

Season: Fall 2011

Color Palette: black, crimson, grey

Accessories: scarves, combat boots, leather backpacks, gloves.

Personal thoughts: Eric Kim’s alternative men’s collection as a whole worked well together. Each piece was very versatile and could be easily interchanged to make a combination of looks. I agreed with his choice in using a crimson leather jacket as his stand-out piece. It seems to be the hot new color for Fall 11.

What is your opinion of Mik Cire Fall 2011???

 

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MBFW Fall 11: Vivienne Tam

VIVIENNE TAM FALL 2011

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Designer: Vivienne Tam

About: “Through her innovative explorations of color, texture and cut, Vivienne offers women inspiration in the wearing.  Constantly searching for new themes in Chinese art, history and culture, Vivienne explores sources that range from Ming dynasty bird and flower painting to Chinese contemporary art, from terracotta warriors to Red Guards, from mountain landscapes to the flying Bodhisattvas of Dunhuang.”

Season: Fall 2011

Color Palette: neutrals. black, grey, white, navy, crimson

Personal thoughts: I could definitely sense Asian influence in Vivienne Tam’s Fall 2011 collection, which allowed it to stand out from other shows. I loved the heavy detail in the crocheted garments and oriental dress. There was also a nice cohesiveness to the collection that helped unify it as a whole.

Rate: I give this collection a 8/10.

What are your thoughts about Vivienne Tam Fall 2011?!

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MBFW F/W 11: Patricia Field’s Valentine’s Day Ball

Love, or should I say lust, is in the air! Patricia Field, New York designer and stylist from Sex and the City, Ugly Betty, Confessions of a Shopaholic and The Devil Wears Prada, kicked off Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, Valentine’s Day and her birthday with an extravagant Valentine’s Day Ball.  She has always been known for throwing fabulous parties that capture the “imagination and the energy of the dream of New York” and last night’s ball co-hosted by Susanne Bartsch and Kelly Coutrone did not disappoint!

Hundreds of people, from socialites to Hollywood stars, sipped on cocktails and danced the night away to DJ Cassidy. The ball was costume themed and wow did the guests bring it!!! The legendary Patricia Field wore a glamorous red dress that sparkled head-to-toe and an orange fur poncho. When our team asked her plans for the future she responded, “I’m looking forward to one day at a time and that’s it. I don’t look for the future. I don’t ask for the future. I just get on my surfboard and I ride. No expectations.”

Others busted out their platinum blonde wigs, 5 ft horns and platform shoes. Check out how fashion week celebrates V-day.

Patricia Field and Susanne Bartsch

Patricia FieldPatricia Field on the dance floor

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MBFW: Joy Cioci Fall 2011

Designer: Joy Cioci

Season: Fall 2011

Color Palette: Neutral grays/beige, blue, khaki green

Personal Thoughts: The calm and cool colors really symbolize the the fall season. I personally loved the details and textures of Cioci’s fall clothing. She used a lot of chiffon fabrics to give the collection a feminine feel.

Rate: I give this collection a 7/10.

What are your thoughts about Joy Cioci’s Fall 2011 collection?!

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Rebecca Taylor – Fall 2011 Runway

Earlier today I got to attend the oh-so-packed Rebecca Taylor, Fall 2011 runway show on the stage at Lincoln Center. Her S/S collection was one of my favorite’s from last fashion week so I was excited to see her debut her fall looks on the runway today! Check out some of the highlights from her show!

About: “The Rebecca Taylor collection is best known for providing the eternally evolving modern girl with fresh, feminine clothing to compliment and refine her individual sense of style. Playful use of color, prints and textures in silhouettes that enhance a spirited lifestyle.” -mbfashionweek.com

Key Pieces: Satin-based trousers, Fur-trimmed coats, Ruffly dresses, Cropped trousers, Sheer pleated maxi-skirts, Cable-knit sweaters, Knee-length flowing dresses

Textures/Styles: Floral, Ruffles, Fur, Satin, Sheer

Color Palette: Burgundy, Fucsia, Royal Blue, Golden Brown, Plum – deep shades with bright accents

Hair/Makeup: Wavy hair almost crimped with subtle cherry cheeks and a dramatic lip

Accessories: BRIGHT! Colored cuffs, necklaces, handbags, heels, & boots; oversized sunglasses, metallic low heeled pumps, knee high-heeled boots

The show was refreshing and fun, yet still kind of subtle. It was a packed house & I don’t think anyone left feeling disappointed. Even the music was amazing, with a remix of Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep” by Jamie of the XX blaring as the models walked their walks. Here are some photos straight off the runway!

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Norman Ambrose – Fall 2011 Collection

About: Womenswear designer, Norman Ambrose, creates modern American tailored sportswear. His collections focus on a “sophisticated aesthetic”.

Key Pieces: Tailored Jackets, Fur, Pencil Skirts, Long Dresses, Knee-length tailored dresses, Satin pieces

Color Palette: Camel, Brown, Silver, Taupe, Plum

Hair/Makeup: Loose waves, High buns, Dramatic Berry lips, Pinkish-nude lips, Dramatic eyes

Accessories: Fur stoles, Fur Hats, Wide-brimmed fedoras, Stand-out jewelry, Jewel encrusted

Thoughts: Absolutely loved this collection. The presentation was set-up on two different platforms. One side was dramatic and bold with jewels, color, satin & a bold lip while the other platform was more tailored and oriented towards daily women’s wear, with neutral colors and softer shades.

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MBFW – Nautica Fall 2011

Today I had the chance to check out the presentation of the men’s Nautica Fall 2011 collection at the Donald & Mary Oenslager Gallery inside the library at Lincoln Center. Check out some of our highlights from the presentation!

About: “The Fall 2011 Collection is inspired by the Maritime Heritage of the Sleeping Bear Dunes region of Lake Michigan, part of America’s Great Lakes region. From the deep blue waters that wash up against high, neutral sand dunes, to the pops of orange that honor our Coast Guard, this is where you seek the renewal and inspiration of all things natural and active.”

Key Pieces: Cargo Pants, Belted Trenches, Pleated Slacks, Down Puffer Vests, Toggle Coats, Blazers, Turtlenecks, Crew-neck Sweaters

Color Palette: White, Grey, Black, Orange, Royal Blue, Camel, Red, Stripes, Cream 

Accessories: Beanies, Toggle buttons, Fingerless gloves, Solid-colored shoes

Thoughts: From a female perspective, I enjoyed the presentation. It had an obvious fall/winter tone with the colors, fabrics, textures, & styles. The set-up from light to dark separated into three sections was a nice way to display the clothing. This is a very wearable collection from Nautica for the upcoming Fall and Winter. Models weren’t too shabby either!


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