Chanel’s Booties

Chanel’s Booties

Although Chanel’s spring show at the Grand Palais in Paris was set  against a stage of underwater creatures, the shoes were anything but sea-worthy. The footwear added a contrary juxtaposition to the knee-length skirts, dresses and suits. It would be  easy to match an insanely wacky shoe with towering heel that we are so accustomed to seeing; calculated and boring. Karl wants us to connect the dots and draw our own conclusions as all good art does. The ankle bootie’s sharp graphic lines give the clothing a rockabilly edge. Both heels  have a circularly carved low heel. Is it a sea urchin or...

Trina Turk’s  Mediterranean Sea

Trina Turk’s Mediterranean Sea

For Spring  Tina Turk goes to the blue waters of the Mediterranean for inspiration with pops of orange and  lemon yellow for accents. Super cute. Spring also marks the first season for Mr Turk designed by her husband, who is also a fashion photographer.Trina doesn’t stop her empire at clothing. It is a full lifestyle brand with jewelry, bags, hats, and home which they call “residential”. I worked with Trina and Jonathan  on the  New York  editor’s preview. Fun Fact:most of the collection is produced right here in the USA, in Los Angeles. Go Trina!

Piazza Sempione

Piazza Sempione

To celebrate their 20th anniversary in business, Italy’s Piazza Sempione, worked with Milan’s fashion darlings, Aquilano and Rimondi to bump up the already successful brand’s hip factor. The capsule collection for Spring 2012 includes a quirky line drawing print, accordion pleated jackets and  the duo’s  signature piping which gives a molded and structured quality to clothing. Take a look..

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