Friday, February 26, 2010

V MAGAZINE #68- "CABIN FEVER" BY SEBASTIAN FAENA

Here are some photos from the editorial “Cabin Fever” by photographer Sebastian Faena in the upcoming VMagazine (issue#64). The editorial stars supermodel Carolyn Murphy with male model Jakob Hedberg and Martin Landgreve. Styling is by Alastair McKimm.


“CABIN FEVER”


"Three doesn’t have to be a crowd. Dressed in the season’s steamiest lingerie looks, supermodel Carolyn Murphy learns to share
the love."


Photographer: Sebastian Faena


Styling: Alastair McKimm


Models: Carolyn Murphy, Jakob Hedberg, Martin Landgreve


NORMA KAMALI - THE FASHION WIZ

During fall 2010 New York Fashion Week I had the chance to visit the always innovative designer Norma Kamali’s exhibition called “Style on Demand” at her flag ship store in Madison Avenue. She made the exhibition interactive by partnering with ScanLife mobile technology. Every area of exhibit had a bar code that you can scan by using your mobile phone and it would show videos, press clippings and history about the items. Her very nice PR people showed me how to do it with my blackberry. It was like having audio and video guide that one pays for when going to a museum. There’s also a chance to win something, but unfortunately I didn’t win anything.

The exhibition focused on the notion of artisan fashion, food and wellness. Her famous “sleeping bag coat” that she created after being inspired by the comfort of wrapping a sleeping bag on one’s body during on of her camping trips, greeted me on the entrance. I first then went to the “parachute collection” area. I love the amazing rouching technique she employed on every piece and being able to touch it I’m surprise how light the pieces are. The “safety pins” collection was one of favourite from the exhibit. I specially wondered how the bathing suit with all those safety pins would look like wet. Her EBay line was there too.

I then went downstairs where the wellness cafe area of the store is. Kamali’s “Wellness Collection” which was launched in 2003 consists of personal care, gourmet and wellness products. It’s for people who love holistic lifestyle. Her facial cr√®me are so organic and natural that you can even eat them. It’s came from the concept if you can’t take it internally why would you put it on your externally. Also there was refreshing organic lemonade that were giving out free. Love it.



Tuesday, February 23, 2010

DUCKIE BROWN FALL/WINTER 2010

Duckie Brown fall/winter 2010-2011 collection is the new take on working class England during the 80’s. They used their usual Black Watch tartans pattern and used it jackets, pants and shirts. Waxed cotton, nubby tweeds were also used. The best part of the collections was the coats and jackets. I love the rope-shoulder crombies and short belted trenches.

DUCKIE BROWN


Friday, February 19, 2010

SIMON SPURR FALL/WINTER 2010-2011

Designer Simon Spurr first fashion show success if having Ana Wintour as one of your guests as an indication. He continued his fine tailored clothing that he has been doing for several seasons. My favourite pieces were the grey suits and the scarf-sweater twinsets.


SIMON SPURR


Thursday, February 18, 2010

MICHAEL KORS MENS FALL/WINTER 2010

Michael Kors showed another luxurious sportswear at Bryant Park Mercedes Benz New York Fashion Week. Michael Kors is really great in capturing sexy jet-set lifestyle.








Wednesday, February 17, 2010

PERRY ELLIS FALL/WINTER 2010

Here are the photos from Perry Ellis Men’s fall/winter 2010 show at the Promenade Bryant Park at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Designer John Crocco designed a very wearable collection that you expect from the label nothing revolutionary or mind blowing just nice pieces that any men can wear at the office or going out. It’s little bit weird coincedence that the show schedules was followed by Marc Jacobs who fired by the company in 1994 who showed outside the tent.

The casting of of many top male models like Simon Nessman, Terron Wood and Reid made the show more entertainting though.