Category: Designers

FashionFashion Around the Globe: Shanghai Fashion Week

Shanghai was once known as the “Pearl of the Orient” and it is clear that the same holds true with their very talented designers. China’s most creative minds came together to show their Fall/Winter collections at Shanghai Fashion Week and did they ever impress! Let’s take a look at some of these rising fashion stars!
 Helen Lee
 
Retro cool was definitely the theme for Helen Lee with colorful knit pieces that were all about the pockets. The all over kaleidoscope print was surprisingly chic!
Zix Guan
Guan’s collection entitled “Killers” was inspired by the one and only Angelina Jolie and the power she exudes while still be sexy. Yeah, I’d say they achieved that! Loving the leather Victorian-inspired jackets!
Oasis
The ultra feminine shapes and colors on Oasis’ runway were all about girls just wanting to have fun wherever they go. We’re definitely going to need those print dresses in our closets ASAP.
EY
A mixture of hard leather and soft flowing fabrics were a treat for the eyes at EY. Who knew tie-dye could look so hot? 
Kong
What would a fashion week be without a truly extravagant show? Well, Kong gave us what we wanted with structured dresses straight out of a sci-fi movie that were still so beautiful without being gimmicky. A light up dress? What a bright idea!
If you enjoyed these looks, be sure to check out more awesome shows from Shanghai Fashion Week here!

(Photos courtesy of ShanghaiFashionWeek.com)

Guest BloggerMeowsk Reports: Wonderland of a Wardrobe

Brought to you by Shauna at Meowsk!

A few weekends ago, I went to see Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, and ever since have been enamored with the costuming and clever wardrobe changes throughout the film. Designed by Colleen Atwood, the dresses look like something that would show up on fashion runways around the world. I love that they are a modern take on the iconic Alice outfit, with bits of authenticity and bold embellishments.

The original Alice dress. I adore the black detailing along the neckline and skirt hem.

An edgier Alice look with fluttery fabrics and striped ribbons. This dress needs to find its way to my closet ASAP.

A mini dress for a tiny Alice. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find a better detail shot of this dress.

Off onto other adventures Alice dress. Love that skirt.

Don’t worry if you haven’t seen the movie yet; I didn’t give everything away. There is still one very special dress that I left out.

Feeling inspired by the previews, I of course had to create my own Alice outfit which I totally wore to see the film. Have you styled an Alice-inspired outfit? Share it with us, and let me know your favorite costume in the film.

FashionEco-Fashion with CLAIRE FONG!

Good news ladies…… Lulus.com is getting new Claire Fong earrings! Claire Fong is a fashion and accessory designer who’s innovative earrings have been some of my favorites for a while now. Check out this video, of a show that I did with Claire, to learn more about how her earrings are eco-friendly!

We first fell in love with Claire’s work when she was making the simpler Sequoyah Double Feather Earrings in Purple and Gold [sold out!]. Now, however, we are beginning to carry more and more of her designs. The Zooey Bow Earrings in Black and Red as well as the Fly South Earrings (layered feather pieces in leather) are our newest pieces.

Keep your eyes peeled for new styles to come in the following weeks! (Photo above by Kyle Delmar)

FashionTribute to a King

The first time I fell in love with McQueen’s designs was his Fall 2006 show. This show began with eerie 18th century inspired gowns and closed with a ghost of Kate Moss floating and dancing in mid-air in the middle of the runway. I had to do one more tribute to the great Alexander McQueen and this is just one great show to remember him by!

The entire runway show from backstage to the catwalk is shown below!

FashionRIP the Enfant Terrible of Fashion

“For everyone left behind, there will eventually be consolation, however scant right now, in a body of work whose power will never die.” Tim Blanks

Today the fashion and art world mourns the loss of the renowned, acclaimed, fashion genuis Alexander McQueen. From Savile Row, as an apprentice tailor, to LVMH Moët Hennessey Louis Vuitton, McQueen established his career as a fashion designer in all the most awe-inspiring ways.

There are so many things that can be said, and there are so many things that we will dearly miss about waiting on the edges of our seats every season for a new jaw-dropping show from McQueen. McQueen’s influence in fashion was viral, and I have personally never made a piece or drawn out a collection without some direct influence or inspiration from McQueen.

I could ramble on about McQueen for days, however, I believe today should be a day to remember and make note of all of your favorite McQueen fashion moments… mine being his latest show, the Spring 2010 Plato’s Atlantis. So take the time and ruffle through the archives of the wondrous worlds that McQueen created through fashion design.

“McQueen represented the kind of volatile imagination that transforms clothes into a cultural tapestry, intensely personal therapy and political provocation.” Washington Post