Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2016 Collection – New York Fashion Week

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Carolina Herrera has long been one of our favourites when it comes to the Fashion Week runway shows that take over our lives for just about a month twice a year. She’s one of those designers that cater to the young at heart but mature personalities, with a resolutely modern minded appeal to her inspirations and final products. Her creations for the Carolina Herrera spring/summer 2016 collection that was presented yesterday midway through morning certainly fit in with our ideals for her, only serving to solidify our love for everything Carolina Herrera.

Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

She’s all uptown girl really, with a slight downtown aspect to her creations. She knows how to capture the more delicate nature of a woman without oversimplifying her appeal or sexing her up too much. On the contrary, she brings out the genteel, the beauty and the sophistication of a lady, who understands her femininity without giving up her power, hiding it in those modern pleats of her dress made up of narrow strips of tech fabrics stitched onto transparent mesh. It is decorous but discreet, gorgeous without overdoing it. It is modern and futuristic even while still bringing in the appeal that was found in the old-fashioned designs in this stylization.

Herrera has also got the real pleats appearing on the day dresses though and her fascination with a dusky pink is clear, like the summer blush of a lady pure of the world’s troubles. She is a confident woman, but one given to tea dates and strolls about town with the girls, one, who expects a courtship and values herself rather highly. She is a lady through and through and that is the image Carolina Herrera has created time and again.

In Herrera’s own words, fashion should be optimistic and since this appears to be her rose period, it is only fitting to have shades of pink appear on the runway, albeit with a dash of black and blue and white throughout. Transparency is a big theme here, while presented in a modest manner. The designer knows that it only gets boring if you reveal everything, which essentially has led to her understanding that if she wants to captivate, a more modest approach is the best avenue to take. Peekaboo l’oeil pleats were only one of her secrets to achieving this, while techno mesh and neoprene came into focus as well.

Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

While modesty was key, it was not cloy sweetness we were faced with but optimistic chis that centered on sophistication and gentility. She had the dresses for the evening as well as the day, while her synthetic materials appeared all the more intriguing than real silks and cottons could ever be. Off the shoulder, mid-thigh hems, high necks and calf-length skirts, the colors swirled about and there was everything to love about this particular collection that could all but literally take our breaths away. Those modern pleats really did it for us, pushing the Carolina Herrera spring 2016 collection to the top of our “to buy” lists for the upcoming seasons of beauty and warmth.

Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Carolina Herrera Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

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Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2016 Collection – New York Fashion Week

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Tommy, Tommy, you’re so fine, you’re so fine you blow my mind! At least that’s what comes to mind upon seeing the latest in collections, the Tommy Hilfiger spring/summer 2016 ready-to-wear lineup that traipsed onto the catwalk during the New York Fashion Week. It was the island life that Hilfiger planned to capture and boy did he do a good job at it, bringing in the themes from the exclusive Caribbean island of Mustique, turning the show into a nostalgic experience for those, who have had the pleasure of enjoying the island’s beauty for themselves and creating a sense of awe among those who have yet to taste the forbidden fruits of the hidden paradise. Crochet bikinis appeared on stage and were most certainly reminiscent of all that the islands had to offer with sexy gang of Gigi and Bella Hadid, along with Hailey Baldwin and others skipping into the water for a rather interesting finale to the show.

Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

While many focused on the clothing itself, the Tommy Hilfiger spring 2016 collection brought its focus on colorful and creative swimwear, though not without the accompaniment of youthful and rather upbeat vacation pieces that we can already imagine lining our luggage that will be taken with us on our next trip down to Portofino. Among the 60 pieces presented, there were more than enough pieces of inspiration to give us tropical island dreams for months on end, getting us through the colder days of winter with ease. Youthful and playful was the theme and the knit trend seems to continue with gusto, appearing on bucket hats (another must-have for the season to come, as it appears) in sunny colors, mesh vests and soccer tracksuits in an interesting burgundy suede.

Crochet is big now and we can certainly see why! With its airy appeal and gorgeous effects on the skin underneath, it brings grandmother’s renditions to mind while still maintaining its contemporary feel. The 1970s might have been so very last year but that does not mean that 2016 won’t be bringing in hints of those trends this year as well, something this collection has proven in abundance. Patchwork and billowing chiffon dresses aside, that crochet is all the 1970s bohemian you need this year.

Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

While we certainly do have hints of the others, it is the bikinis that really get the blood boiling at the moment. We can’t be seen striding down the streets in a string bikini unless we’re beachside these days, but we can certainly put on any of these awesome dresses, or even decide to traipse about in a trademark orange and navy colored knit sweater with a monkey staring out the front. Nothing to see here folks, carry on! It’s fun, its happy and the Tommy Hilfiger spring 2016 collection is all the summery you really need! The knit sweater and crochet dresses will get you through the cooler spring days at least, before you can go frolic in the sun in a bikini that makes you feel like you are young, no matter what your real age may be.

Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Tommy Hilfiger Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

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ICB SPRING/SUMMER 2016 COLLECTION – NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

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As New York Fashion Week is on the go unveiling creative collections of famous fashion designers for the upcoming spring/summer 2016 season, we are thrilled to see every single piece. Though, frankly, surprising people with something very new and original is very hard considering the unlimited experience that they’ve had seeing literally anything done on the catwalk. The ICB brand has just come up with a pretty unusual spring/summer 2016 collection of ready-to-wear pieces by the new creative director Makoto Takada, and it is apt to bring a big surprise. During the long 21 years of its existence the brand has not gained much popularity, though the two previous seasons seemed to prove that the new designer is determined for changes. This is Makoto’s third try to boost the brand up by new ideas and it might prove to the point.

ICB Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

As long as shirting was Prabal Gurung’s signature step for the brand’s pieces, we see a sort of continuation here with a lot of strict shirt-dresses, suits and classic straight pants, which are at the same time novelties. Having the image of a corporative worker in his mind, the designer went for creating numbers that would suit the strict dress code and be different at the same time. He brought here the common oxford shoes and embellished them with unexpected feathers that were stitched in India. These shoes look like a weird combo of sneakers, loafers and sandals for the open back, which looks a little confusing. And for a brighter imagery of an inside-heart rebel, Takada made classic pantsuits with oversize straight pants, prolonged blazer and a shirt in the form of a dress. The latter would look pretty adorable worn by itself, though with this kind of match it loses some of its charm making the model seem overclothed.

We do like certain numbers in the ICB spring/summer 2016 collection, like the light-blue shirt-dress-coat kind of thing with a white dress underneath that though strange, but works really well, or the coral-red knee-length dress with wide mesh inserts that are again mind-contradicting showing so much skin and closing everything at the same time. The black dress of the same kind is also very beautiful and much wearable ideal for work, everyday walks and night-outs. Many pieces of peculiar interest are the peachy pink pantsuits, wide beige dresses, black-and-white tube skirts with matching tops, a lot of light-color tops, shirts and pants that come in most unexpected matches worn over and under. For the women, who will buy these, there are little secret surprises: in the strict-structure blazer a piece of nude crepe is sewed in a way that it shows out only in motion, sheer grid in black wool trousers, delicate feathers on the blue shirt’s chest.

ICB Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

The ICB spring 2016 collection was created with a peculiar inspirational background: a Chicago-based nanny named Vivian Maier, who became famous posthumously, gave the idea of self-confidence, belief in his talent and enjoying it on his own not needing any appreciation from the outside world. The woman took pictures of random people giving the photos touching narratives, and her rolls of an unfinished film captured between ‘50s and ’70s much later were found bringing her fame. Takada has his own explanation of things: using the self-appreciation concept, he created this peculiar line. We could hardy call it the most exquisite and promising collection, though we truly wish that the genuine inspirational background will help make it a success.

ICB Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

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CREATURES OF THE WIND SPRING/SUMMER 2016 COLLECTION – NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

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With the New York Fashion Week on now, we are warmly greeting the Creatures of the Wind spring/summer 2016 collection rocking on the runway. It was in the not-too-distant past that the graduates of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters teamed up to express themselves by means of designing clothing pieces and it was in 2011 that they allowed wide masses to relish their creatures of the wind on the runway. Explaining the motives of the brand’s appellation being taken from the lyrics of the song ‘Wild is The Wind’, the designers are automatically presenting their own spirits, which are to vacillate and wave intensely enough as to engender those stunning creatures.

Creatures of the Wind Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

This time around the windy hearts seem to take the talented designers back to the past times to collect all of their favorite things, give them some modern touches and enthusiastically forward them to the runway. What we see as a result is an array of garment pieces ranging from ‘30s-inspired tea dresses, motorcycle jackets brought from the ‘40s, floral prints and wallpaper patchwork, as well as classic suits – from the ‘70s. The Creatures of the Wind spring 2016 collection contains everything possible to provide you with head-to-toe cool dressing – flaring pants and classic suits, mini, midi and maxi skirts and frocks with versatile designs, a range of tops, trenches, cropped jackets and vests. And what is most important is that the collection is very flexible in terms of functioning for various occasions. Evidently the designers are playing tricky to keep us with the collection all the season round.

Some of the looks showcased on the runway are standing out with their somehow gothic twist – black elongated trenches, dark mak-up and cold, unaffected eyes. We may notice in the collection a strong tendency to combine pants and maxi dresses on a single look spreading some sprezzatura around. The hues of the collection are generally cold among them being black, blue, khaki, olive green, silver grey and white. However the designers have included bright coral and yellow in the designs as well in order to enlighten the whole runway and to hint us about the upcoming spring’s trendy colors.

Creatures of the Wind Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Creatures of the Wind Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Creatures of the Wind Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Another signature detail of the new lineup is fishnet tights that are peeping even beneath the pants and make the women look a little bit flirty and sensual. Floral prints are again in the full swing; we can notice embroidered roses, bluestars, bellflowers and daisies scattered here and there on the pieces. The designers have apparently got a little piece of inspiration from the night sky too, since some of the staples are romantically styled with star designs.

Judging from the Creatures of the Wind fashion line, we can come to a conclusion that the designers are considering the ideal woman to be adventurous and smart enough as to create crazy combinations throughout the upcoming spring.

Creatures of the Wind Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Creatures of the Wind Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

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ZAC BY ZAC POSEN SPRING/SUMMER 2016 COLLECTION – NEW YORK FASHION WEEK

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We should always think futuristic. As far as the fall season has started and we have all the needed info with fashion background to live it through, it is high time we started learning about the rules we are going to need for the next year. With the opening ofNew York Fashion Week spring 2016, one of the most thrilling very first collections has been showcased by the young New York fashion designer Zac Posen, who gives us a little bit of everything stirred together in the latest ZAC by Zac Posen spring/summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection.

Zac by Zac Posen Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Starting with an ultra-trendy modern look, the model stepped into the catwalk in a silky shimmery black-and-white pantsuit teamed with a white puritan-collar shirt underneath and palm-pattern classic straight capris. For the feel of colorful spring time, the outfit was matched with bright pick loafers, which though unexpected, but feels extremely right and great. All the beauty is in details here: for instance, take the mesh inserts in the black pieces of the collection – they immediately add some character to the reserved must-have little black dress letting you wonder about the girl who wears it.

As we see, silk is on the designer’s favorite list for the season to come: he took time to offer us incredible silk designs in the form of asymmetric-striped manly suit, loose straight bold shorts and a youthful dress with ruffled skirt. The minimalism of the last season is still on trend, as we see some white off-the-shoulder cape-sleeve blouses and a manly monochrome office shirt-dress that looks stunning with the blue light coat on top.

When saying Zac has added a little bit of everything to the line, we seriously mean it. Just next to the Cali-inspired ethereal beachy palm-pattern lightweight midi and floor-length chiffon dresses there come designs as if taken from the Bible, like the rosy-pink silky one-shoulder dress that is wrapped around the model’s body giving it that holy, flawless and high feel. We see a lot of ‘40s feel as well with the loose floor-length gowns that show no excess inch of skin and yet give the sensitive feel of a woman’s nature with little tricky details like neck and shoulder cutouts, tiny bows and soft fringes attached to the monochrome fabrics. The collection is closed up by a chic midi short-sleeve black dress that is unique with web skirt-layer and the sparkly stone embellishments that give the wearer a mysterious smooth feel of a starry night.

Zac by Zac Posen Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

Zac by Zac Posen Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

The hair is kept pretty easy with soft beachy waves, natural set-open hair, messy top buns, low side tails and boyish pixies. You can notice an interesting idea of a color match between the loafers and lips: this looks so cute yet nowhere overthought. We do not see much dramatic eye makeup here, which suggests that the cleaner you keep the eye area, the younger you will look. Seems like a good idea especially when we need to embrace the fresh air of spring after the harsh and frosty winter! We love the easy air of the ZAC by Zac Posen spring 2016 collection and we will certainly stick to it in the upcoming season.

Zac by Zac Posen Spring/Summer 2016 Collection

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Olivia Palermo & Johannes Huebl as Guest Editor for Tommy Hilfiger Summer 2015

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Introducing the latest Tommy Hilfiger Summer 2015 collection featuring Olivia Palermo and her husband, Johannes Huebl as the Guest Editor. Cherished by the signature style of the iconic American designer who always combines a distinctive classic vibe with preppy and modern mood, Olivia and Johannes pose on fresh and relaxed attitude, revealing the must-haves, favorite pieces of the season from the newest lines of Tommy’s collection.

Tommy Hilfiger Summer 2015 Must-haves with Olivia Palermo and her husband, Johannes Huebl

Tommy Hilfiger Summer 2015 featuring Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl as Guest Editor

Olivia Palermo and Johannes Huebl for Tommy Hilfiger Summer 2015 Collection

Olivia Palermo and her husband, Johannes Huebl present the new Tommy Hilfiger must-haves summer 2015 collection

As seen on the pictures, Olivia gives easy chic and comfy style inspirations; she’s wearing a fabulous knitted tank top with star pattern at front in grey paired with relaxed fit pants in light beige while the chunky high-heeled strappy sandals in camel brown leather add a glam, seductive touch. On another look, the actress also poses in navy blue top worn with versatile zigzag shorts in matching tones, simple white sweatshirt with casual striped pants while her husband, Johannes is on a classic white Henley T-shirt, denim shirt, tropical floral swim shorts accompanied by casual slip-on sneakers and many other statement essentials proposed to be in men’s wardrobe this spring/summer 2015. The lovable outfits will be shortly available to shop at some favorite stores & online boutiques

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