Fashion month favorites I: NYFW

It’s obvious Alexander Wang can do no wrong. Just thinking of the process each garment went through makes me want to write him a song. (Check here for previous song dedicated to Alaia) For those of you who think this collection was simply stitched up: BOOYA, you couldn’t be further from the truth. So here’s the deal; one late summer night in July, Mr Wang was sitting at his studio thinking about how mainstream garment construction has become and so it hit him; he’d gather leather garments, cut them into pieces then loosely sew them back together with a sort of see-through panel that left strips of skin visible. I wish i could say that was all, but it’s not. For the final walk, the lights were dimmed and all of a sudden the outfits began to glow in the dark. The End.

Here’s what the critics had to say:

More than merely engineered for the in crowd, the lineup was sophisticated and very smart.” WWD

The show already felt vital and dynamic–then came its vibrant ending: Models lined up for a glow-in-the-dark effect that changed graphic into color, bringing an ovation from the crowd.” International Herald Tribune

If any New York designer is setting the agenda in modern fashion it is Alexander Wang, whose latest collection was a surgically re-constructed interpretation of the modern urban uniform that managed to be beautiful and gutsy, bizarre yet plausible.” Fashion Wire Daily

It’s rare, during New York Fashion Week, to attend a show that has audiences literally cheering aloud. At Alexander Wang’s Spring 2013 show today, that’s precisely what happened.” Fashionologie

The collection:

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H&M x Anna Dello Russo

Anna Dello Russo, Editor-at-Large at Vogue Japan, has become synonymous with eccentricity. Boasting a closet filled with more than 4000 pairs of shoes, she vows to never repeat an outfit twice. Looking through street style photos of Anna, it’s obvious she loves to accessorize be it with statement hats, bracelets, necklaces or all of the above.
A few months ago, H&M announced that it would be adding Anna to the list of collaborators. Being a non-designer, she chose to focus on her #1 love: accessories.
In a promo video she released for the collection, she lists her 10 ‘fashion rules‘:

  1. Fashion is a declaration of your own freedom
  2. Between style and fashion? Absolutely fashion
  3. Fashion is always uncomfortable, if you feel comfortable you never get the look
  4. Fabulous at every age
  5. Wearing night clothes in the daytime is unexpected
  6. Somebody wearing your same outfit? Wonderful, you did the right choice
  7. You must wear outfit once
  8. Wear coat as a dress
  9. It doesn’t matter the size of your body, fashion flatter everyone
  10. Fashion jewels personalise your style. Nothing succeeds like excess

Check out the pictures below for all the items from the collaboration due to hit stores this October


 

The past couple of years have seen quite a few fashion collaborations lead by major high-end brands such as Lanvin, Versace & Comme des Garcons alongside H&M and Target to name a few. This Christmas however, Target x Neiman Marcus have got something major up their sleeves; they’ve got not one, not two, but 24 collaborations that are set to be released just in time for the holidays. Designers include Diane Von Furstenberg, Prabal Gurung, Alice & Olivia, Marchesa and much more. Personally, I can’t wait to see what the collections will look like! Check out the video below!

 

VITRINA vacancies

I don’t usually do this but then again it seems a tad stupid not to since I’d like to think people who read BIM are interested in fashion.
Anywho, I’ve got news, VITRINA (the bi-annual fashion magazine that I founded last year at AUC) is recruiting! We’re looking for:

  • Writers
  • Fashion Researchers
  • Stylists
  • Photographers
  • Copy Editors

If interested, email me on danakhater@aucegypt with the subject “VITRINA vacancies”

*Last day to apply is July 26th

** You don’t have to be an AUCian to join. Also, if you feel like you’d like to do something that ISN’T on the list, feel free to email me anyways and we can figure something out!

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Since I’m constantly in and out of EGO for work, i thought I’d share a few of the items I’ve fallen in love with so far! I’m working on YSL this week, so all the items are from YSL, expect more items from different brands in the next couple of days!
Also, I’m not sure if i mentioned this before, my birthday is in 19 days! #Justsayin

YSL high-top sneakers

YSL Chyc shoulder bag

YSL reversible tote

YSL arty ring

Another YSL ring on my wishlist

Adverts: Louis Vuitton

Speaking of Fall 2012 Advertorials, y’all remember the Louis Vuitton show with the men carrying the luggage, the train and all the works really? Well, they deconstructed, moved to a studio and reconstructed the train to shoot the Ads with the same backdrop, photographed by Steven Miesel.
“We wanted to continue the journey we started with the fashion show — the glamour of travel and the romance of going somewhere, We wanted to maintain the comfortingly luxurious and old-fashioned journey that the collection represented. Opulence, the brocades, the beautiful cuts of the suits, and I guess, the distant romantic glamour of travel,” explained Jacob who serves as Creative Director of the house.

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