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Gray Matters:  Gray Heads on the Runway

Gray Matters: Gray Heads on the Runway

It’s men’s show time in Florence, Milan and Paris and the runways are filled with prepubescent models wearing clothing that they likely can’t afford and are not interested in. Luxury brands like Hermes, Vuitton, Lanvin and you name it designer present on slender models who are chosen deliberately for their slim or not fully developed...

Catwalk Comics

Catwalk Comics

The Milan fashion runway is off to a wacky start with antics to cut through the noise and create brand buzz.  Fashion designers work intensely at making their show a fashion happening.  Below are highlights from the catwalk commotions with a wink to whimsy.

Lagerfeld Does it Again for Chanel’s Latest Fashion Show

Lagerfeld Does it Again for Chanel’s Latest Fashion Show

It’s not an overstatement to say that Karl Lagerfeld is a prolific designer, filmmaker and photographer, and December’s pre-fall fashion show (officially called Metiers d’ Art), held in the iconic Cinecitta studio in Rome, is proof that creativity improves with age. Season after season Chanel’s fashion shows explore a particular theme with an all-out extravagance...

Kate Spade’s French-y Girls

Kate Spade’s French-y Girls

It is weird that a successful designer sold their business to a big corporation and no longer head up their namesake brand. Case in point, Kate Spade. For the past 5 years Deborah Loyd has been designing for Kate Spade since she got tired of making her cute bags and shoes.  Deborah has kept the...

Frontier Fashion from Candela

Frontier Fashion from Candela

New on the scene, Candela. Here is a sneak peek from their NY fashion week presentation set up to look like a barn. There was a bit of everything from lace dresses, fur vests, suspenders holding up long skirts, to Navajo pattern on boots, shoes and cardigans. There was even a sequin dress with a...

Paco Rabanne’s Lastest Hire

Paco Rabanne’s Lastest Hire

The Paco Rabanne label has had its peaks and valleys since its chain mail days in the 1960’s including a few years in the mid-2000’s with the designer, Patrick Robinson which was a distinct high point. The latest showman calling the shots is the uber-creative Indian designer, Manish Arora. I met Manish a few years...