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Esé Azénabor is a luxury ready-to-wear and couture fashion brand. Nigerian born, Canadian transplant Esé Azénabor creates designs inspired by the arts and her rich culture. The Spring/Summer 2015 collection features bold florals, intricacy of detailed beading, and the highest quality of pure silks, nylon and Italian lace.
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Inspired by the two artists – Barnett Newman and Jackson Pollock, the Lisa Perry Spring 2015 collection stays true to 60s inspiration. A line shapes, vinyl and zippers play together while the chaos of Pollock with the simplicity of Newman’s lines flow throughout the collection.
Photos courtesy of Lisa Perry.
First time seeing a show by Angel Sanchez. Staged at my favorite venue inside the Lincoln center. The acclaimed designer showed his spring 2015 collection on Monday in the Pavilion at Lincoln Center during the official Mercedes Benz Fashion Week.
Bright yellow, pink, blue, mint green and a graphic black and white pattern graced the light and airy silhouettes using fabrics such as organza, chiffon and silk crepe. Sanchez played with neoprene and double faced wool in a nod to his architectural background to form sculptural jackets and dresses.
So in awe of this collection. So many favorites that it's hard to pick just one! I like the honeycomb fabric. Blue & Yellow is a great color combo.
In all, a truly beautiful, remarkable collection. My jaw is on the floor!
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Select images courtesy of Angel Sanchez
Additional Images by Christine Shepherd
Last year, I attended the fall 2014 collection and I was not that much of a fan. I thought it was not as modern, a bit dated and the same thing we have seen from the past years from Tadashi. As a fan, I admire his work ethic. I admired his love for lace. I admired his gorgeous evening gowns and the adamant support for dressing more curvy stars on the red carpet. That size does not matter when it comes to looking gorgeous and feeling confident. His celebrity cheerleader is none other than Octavia Spencer, an acting powerhouse . His shows are always a must on the NYFW schedule. A long time supporter of the Tadashi brand, I have seen his hits and misses. As stated in the past---it's great to have a balance. To work in something new once in awhile. To take the risk, try something outside your comfort zone can help in so many ways. For spring 2015, Tadashi provided something new. Something fresh and yes---modern. My favorite collection by Tadashi Shoji is his fall 2012 collection, who in my opinion--was his top collection. I really did like that he mixed it up this year. Lace is his forte, a security blanket one might say. Is that a crop top I see? Yes!
It's always a true testament to see a designer grow from year to year, season to season. Whether they take the risk and it pays off, or stay in their comfort lane and hope it never gets old. The customer is constantly changing & critics can be unbiased and bias at the same time. Evolving can be a great thing!
To see an improvement from the prior season is always a great sight to see. This year, Tadashi improved from last season.
Consistently growing from strength to strength, but also gradually improving from the same formula is my main conclusion.
Inspired by the Golden Palace of Venice, Tadashi delivered a classy, modern & pretty collection. A step up from fall indeed.
Love the capes this year and hope Tadashi & team continues to incorporate that in future collections.
Photography by Zimbio.com/StyleBistro.
A moment of silence was dedicated to the Late Joan Rivers, Dennis Basso's friend and supporter throughout the years before the start of the show. After a sweet moment of silence, the show began. The spring/summer 2015 collection is inspired by the luxury resorts of the Mediterranean in the 60s. A moment where fashion was headed towards a new spirit of lightness and playfulness.
My first time attending Dennis Basso's show during NYFW---and---yes, it was Ball Gown heaven! Never one to support fur (real or fake), but this did not take away my appreciation of his aesthetic. In NYC, he is legendary for a reason.
This collection had its left-field moments ---- some that did not translate well on the runway, but for the most part--I enjoyed watching this craftsmanship unfold right before me. Love the attention to detail on the gowns-- can see a few celebrities wearing his spring 2015 gowns during the upcoming award season.
Final verdict: lovely collection: a few misses, but overall stunning.
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Nicky Zimmermann, the designer behind Australian brand, Zimmermann, showed at the Pavilion during NYFW. We saw a mix of romantic-esque, easy-breezy dresses, the occasional power suit along with swimwear and girly frocks. The collection was very different. Not as strong as their Resort 2015 collection. I do have some favorites from spring 2015, and while I appreciate the longer length of dresses that were presented---I do wish we saw more dresses that didn't have to be lined.
The Selena Gomez loving brand attracted the hugest audience at the Pavilion inside the Lincoln Center. So packed that the standing line was so extra close to the runway. They definitely have a booming U.S following. It's great to see unwavering support for upcoming brands!
Favorite look from Spring 2015 Collection
Runway Photos from Style.com
Top Photo by Christine Shepherd
First time showing at Milk Studios, third time showing during NYFW, designers Koon Lim and Catrine Thé presented their spring 2015 collection to press and buyers. Ever since I wore Koonhor to the El Museo Gala, I became a fan of their slick, edgy, print-loving, cool looks.
This collection boasts an eclectic mix of a harsh urban environment softened and feminized with tactile fabric, play of proportion -- especially of voluminous silhouettes - and, exaggerated geometric patterns in pop hues.
Loved this collection so much. So many options you can explore! My favorite one yet from the talented duo.
Photography by Christine Shepherd
Staged at the pavilion, which is my favorite venue inside the Lincoln Center----due to their second row limit, you get a better view than the other venues.
"Feminine Allure" is the title of David Tlale's spring 2015 collection. Allure is right. I was enticed immediately when seeing Tyson Beckford leading the models behind him down the runway. First, started off with an African centric tribute; "Why give me wings to fly, if you don't want me to use them." was the proceeded message. Out came full skirts and African print fabrics, followed by assorted shades of gorgeous pink and orange clothing materials. The dresses were divine!
My favorite collection by David thus far.
Photography by Christine Shepherd
My favorite looks from the Spring 2015 Collection
Emily presented her cool lady chic collection at the Hub inside the Hudson Hotel during NYFW.
I became aware of Saunder, the contemporary ready-to-wear line by Emily Saunders-----last season when I pulled a shirt from their spring 2014 collection for Lucky Mag community.
It was then, I checked out her prior work and became a budding fan.
Emily won me over with the bone shirts.
Now, she clearly won me over with the NYFW collaboration with Erin Dana, who designed the cute miniature bags the models was wearing and Megan Isaacs provided the custom jewelry, this is Megan's third time collaborating with Emily Saunders.
Kiki Rowe provided the music while the staff at Seventh House PR gave each guest a copy of her CD.
The SAUNDER spring/summer 2015 collection is inspired by the Iron Butterfly song 'Inna Gadda Davida'. It was released in 1968, during what is known to be, the beginning of the heavy metal era. This season's collection explores the concept of a rock n' roll Garden of Eden and is loaded with bright floras, prescription pills, and deconstructed snake prints.
My favorite looks from the Spring 2015 collection
The look book images courtesy of SAUNDER.
Presentation images by Christine Shepherd
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For the 25th Anniversary, Carmen showcased 52 looks including swimwear and the debut of his menswear collection. Inspired by his home garden, The spring 2015 collection showed off the main array of silk organza, embroidered gowns, cocktail dresses, tuxedo pants and shirts.
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Photography by Imaxtree
Backstage Photos by Christine Shepherd