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the modman runway // duckie brown fall 2015.

Posted on February 18th, 2015

New York Fashion Week hasn’t been too exciting so far, especially with the cookie cutter formula that designers have been using, intentional or not. In the same way my style continues to evolve, the things that now catch my eye are for the bold, individual and/or minimal, not the trends that come and go. It is exhausting to feel the need to refresh my wardrobe after each runway, too, and that is not how anyone buys clothing, even editors. Duckie Brown was not only refreshing in its color palette and and design, but also in its mood. Romanticism blended effortlessly with a darker undercurrent, and the result was a collection reflective of reality, of hope and some darkness.

the modman runway // david hart fall 2015.

Posted on February 11th, 2015

NYFW kicked off today with Men’s Day, featuring favorites like Cadet, Chapter, Carlos Campos, David Hart, GARCIAVELEZ and Timo Weiland. Easy check in and all-access to shows at 11am and 5pm. Easy breezy. David Hart’s nod to the Southwest is not outright my style [I mean, look at all the color!], but the modern interpretation of the 60s and glorification of the West in Hollywood struck a chord, and the collection is super strong. With all of the black, grey, white and navy in my closet, and the dreaded winter so far, I want so badly to bring out my spring and summer whites, and the limited color I wear. Next Fall, I’ll definitely plan to add one of the rich hues to my wardrobe,…

want // turtlenecks.

Posted on February 6th, 2015

I live in turtlenecks all through Autumn and Winter, it is a staple that I couldn’t live without. But as much as I love them, I wish I could give them up already. Warm weather, where are you?

Until then.. here are my favorites.

the modman runway // saint laurent.

Posted on January 25th, 2015

Slimane has single-handedly brought back rock, the influence of the 60s and 70s, and consistency, from his signature silhouette to androgyny.. Saint Laurent Paris continues to make news season after season, for its advertising [the latest featuring legendary Joni Mitchell] to musical partnerships [Daft Punk, Courtney Love] and ‘controversial’ runway shows. But its time to put the past YSL to rest, until couture comes out, and embrace how Slimane has overhauled the storied brand.

My favorite looks from the latest Fall 2015 collection:

 

the modman runway // topman design.

Posted on January 10th, 2015

The 70s have hit the commercial runway full force and the Topman collection is the ultimate sign of that, channeling a mood influenced by womens collections and what Slimane has been doing at Saint Laurent. Favorites of mine include shearling, faux fur coats and jackets, playful elements like exaggerated collars and fringe, the biggest trend of the past few seasons. A second wave of roller-inspired looks took over, ending with full blown tartan. Here’s hoping that Topman produces all of the below.. if only they offered straight-off-the-runway shopping for men as they do for Topshop. I’d buy up the first five looks in a heartbeat [especially the fringe suede jacket].