by Ida Hsiang
Couture fashion is truly an art form and nobody understood that better than Marchesa at this years' recent New York Fashion Week. Featuring a variety of cocktail dresses and evening gowns, each creation was done in frothy fabrics, sheer lace and gauzy silks. Expert draping and intricate cut-outs were at once elegant and edgy and showed the true genius behind Marchesa designs. Extremely feminine, elaborate designs were featured in a soft palette of creams and whites with hints of faded jade and anchored with black and punches of purple and blue. Each piece was a uniquely creative look with jaw dropping, lust-inducing details with strapless minis and floor-sweeping gowns alike each more breath taking than the last. Differing in design with short hemlines, overwhelming ruffles and tiers and peek-a-boo lace jumpsuits, all pieces were individual but a cohesive collection in direction and beauty and head-turning awe. See some of our favorite Marchesa S/S 2011 gowns and pieces from the recent NYFW by clicking on the slideshow!
by Ida Hsiang
Brought to you by our friends from What2WearWhere.com! We are in love with Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week's new locale in Lincoln Center. So much so the excitement conjures up another hey-day in the city that never sleeps - Studio 54, dahling! Similar to NYFW, it was the place to see and be seen, where the society, the arts and fashion came together to create this dazzling and exciting epoch. With disco on the brain, the iconic 1970€™s designer Halston comes to mind, worn by his gals, Lauren Hutton, Bianca Jagger and Anjelica Huston- whom all referred to him as 'Ash' (how the French pronounce the letter €œH€�). Today, Marios Schwab has taken over the label and launched Halston Heritage, a collection that features reproductions of archival Halston pieces. Schwab designed the collection to €œecho the heritage but with a very distinctive, modern feel that is completely new and completely now.'' This description totally applies to none-other than Halston€™s iconic muse and €œit€� girl Lauren Hutton. Hutton is known for her adventurous spirit, having wrestled alligators, traversed the Arctic in a dog sled and spent time with African tribesman and is still going strong. She continues to empower women of all ages today and is still working as an actress and model. According to Hutton, €œWe have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be.€� The Halston Heritage collection mimics such modernity making it the perfect fit for ladies of any age. We decided to channel disco's glory days and picked quite the contemporary look right from the Halston Heritage RTW collection, so you to can love the nightlife and get your boggie oggie-oggie on. To see more looks from the Halston Heritage line, check it out at Bergdorf Goodman.