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steventai F/W 2018

steventai F/W 2018

By Sophie Shaw, Editor-at-Large

February 26, 2018


Filed under Fashion Week

As showgoers milled about Durbar Court within London’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office, models displayed the steventai Fall/Winter 2018 collection on a stage before them. Alongside the models was a Chinese street food cart and a table of elderly people playing mahjong, highlighting designer St...

Edeline Lee F/W 2018

Edeline Lee F/W 2018

By Sophie Shaw, Editor-at-Large

February 26, 2018


Filed under Fashion Week

Edeline Lee’s Fall/Winter 2018 presentation transformed the BFC Showspace into a lush yet minimal garden. The collection, which was handmade in England, was centered around jewel tones like aubergine, ruby and amber green. Done in modest and modern silhouettes, the designs were feminine and evoca...

Kolchagov Barba F/W 2018

Kolchagov Barba F/W 2018

By Sophie Shaw, Editor-at-Large

February 26, 2018


Filed under Fashion Week

High-shine looks ruled Kolchagov Barba’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection. The designers Svetoslav Kolchagov and Emilio Barba didn’t hold back on their glamorous evening wear, with silk, velvet and sequin-clad models walking the runway. The color palette stuck to steel gray and black, with cobalt ...

Phoebe English F/W 2018

Phoebe English F/W 2018

By Sophie Shaw, Editor-at-Large

February 26, 2018


Filed under New York Fashion Week F/W 2018

  Slashes, cuts, and netting were abound at the Phoebe English Fall/Winter 2018 presentation. The collection included eight black and white looks, all of which included elements of deconstruction. The sense of deliberate ruin was also highlighted by strips of black fabric that was scattere...

Emilio de la Moreno F/W 2018

By Sophie Shaw, Editor-at-Large

February 24, 2018


Filed under Fashion Week

Emilio de la Morena’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection took on the ‘80s with a focus on ruffled details, shoulder pads and mini skirts. The designer, influenced by Barbra Streisand's musical Yentl, sought to express a gender queer philosophy through juxtaposing masculine tailoring with the iconic si...

Paula Knorr F/W 2018

By Sophie Shaw, Editor-at-Large

February 24, 2018


Filed under Fashion Week

Paula Knorr’s Fall/Winter 2018 collection consisted of clingy, bias cut dresses and separates that hugged the body. The close-cut silhouettes underlined the theme of female sensuality and power that Knorr centered her collection around. Silver sequined dresses and tops with extra long sleeves brough...

minki F/W 2018

By Sophie Shaw, Editor-at-Large

February 24, 2018


Filed under Fashion Week

Gems, rocks and minerals were the cornerstones of the Minki Fall/Winter 2018 collection. While contemplating the question of whether a rock formed by nature holds more beauty than a gemstone carved by the hands of a skilled sculptor, designer Minki Cheng incorporated both. Genuine precious stones ...

Merchant Archive F/W 2018

By Sophie Shaw, Editor-at-Large

February 24, 2018


Filed under Fashion Week

  The Merchant Archive Fall/Winter 2018 presentation was substantial, yet whimsical. Sophie Merchant’s use of thick silks and textured cashmere blends showed off the quality of construction and clean lines of the clothing. The collection is polished and sophisticated, even though it was inspi...

Shrimps F/W 2018

Shrimps F/W 2018

By Sophie Shaw, Editor-at-Large

February 24, 2018


Filed under Fashion Week

Hannah Weiland’s Fall/Winter 2018 Shrimps collection put a romantic twist on the faux fur outerwear and faux pearl purses the brand is known for. The color palette was centered around red and pink, with several yellow options and pops of bright turquoise sprinkled in. The romantic theme was al...

Tata Naka F/W 18

Tata Naka F/W 18

By Sophie Shaw, Editor-at-Large

February 24, 2018


Filed under Fashion Week

The Tata Naka Fall/Winter 2018 collection, by twins and design partners Tamara and Natasha Surguladze, consisted of only bold colors and prints. Influenced by Eastern European folk traditions and dress, the pieces reference Russian Pavlovo Posad floral shawls and Georgian Kilim figurative illustrati...

Naeem Khan F/W 2018

Naeem Khan F/W 2018

By Georgia Ross, Contributing Writer

February 20, 2018


Filed under Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week F/W 2018

The Naeem Khan Fall/Winter 2018 collection is reminiscent of a fashion-forward fairytale. Khan’s inclusion of several hooded tops, dresses, and capes feels straight out of little red riding hood. Khan’s collection contains elaborate pieces that could easily be found on the set of Disney’s next live action film. Khan remains g...

All Comes From Nothing F/W 2018

All Comes From Nothing F/W 2018

By Elijah Smith, Contributing Writer

February 16, 2018


Filed under Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week F/W 2018

For designer Eva Xu, according to a press release, “The ACFN woman creates for life. She is artistic, elegant, intuitive and adventurous." While the satin suits and trench coats of the Spring '18 collection certainly demonstrated the elegance that Xu aims for with her label, very few individual pieces demonstrated artistic traits. Pe...

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