Something for everybody in fashion world is presented at the NEW YORK Fashion Week. #NYFW
(Note – All Designers name are linked to Fiji Fashion Week facebook page album, so you can check out the designs and decide for yourself)
Fiji Fashion Week 2014 held it last show on Saturday 31st May, which showcased the work of established designers. As it would be, there were some designs that really made me appreciate the hard work of the designers and then some designers just confused me. I am not saying that I am well versed in fashion, or that not all designs would be loved by all, and not all combinations would work, it’s just that my expectations were that since this was the Established designers showcasing they work, there would be a wow factor, which was truly missing for me. As stated before some were really wonderful, from the likes of Rachel Fairfax, Samal Singh, Hupfeld Hoerder, and E2 by Anton Conway Wye and Alex Ligairi, who were truly my favourites for the night. Some of my favourites for the night and some of my not so favourites.:
- Robert Kennedy – it was a totally beautiful and unique collection, it was truly fashion in paradise moment, with his collection.
- RFX by Rachel Fairfax – the colours, the bold designs, just screamed that I am a designer who is willing to experiment.
- E2 by Anton Conway Wye & Alex Ligairi – this was play of colours and patterns, with daring designs and combinations. A truly wonderful experience full of making a mark as designers.
- huudaverti by Christine Evans & Jan Evans – this was a collection that just did not meet my expectations. Some might have found appealing to they taste buds but I did not.
- Mena – Beautiful prints and simple patterns, this was a collection that showcased, the way patterns and prints work.
- Stylopsophy Fiji Creations by Ana Rabuka – this collection was very confusing to me, in terms that there were some pieces that I really appreciated and some that just had to many things going. So overall, it was a mixture of pleasing and non pleasing items.
- Lepou by Fai Lepou Peni – why there were gleaming stones, in this collection it is a mystery to me. The colour choices also did not appeal to me, and overall, it just was not something I expected.
- Essence of Pacific by Michael Mausio – I found the collection a tad too simple, it somehow felt that the collection, was just missing something more to elevate it, although it was not a collection which was missing its mark in terms of choice of colours and prints.
- HupfeldHoerder by Hupfeld Hoerder – this was a collection that was truly vintage, yet truly awesome. I totally loved the white ensembles. It was just so divine.
- Lara by The Samal Singh – A very wonderful and sweet collection, the patterns were neat, and the colours were well chosen, we would like to see more colours and less of black in terms that black binding and black underlays for some garments, it was wonderful to see to such vividness in your choice of patterns and cuts.
- 8 Mountains by Moira Solvalu – John – this was a collection which had selections for plus size women , and some items for men’s wear. The prints were Pacific inspired. There couple of pieces that really stood out for me and some were just missing the mark.
- Mataka by Nazia Ali – this was simple, classic, and elegant, the colour palette was colourful, with beautiful prints reminiscent of Pacific feel, but it just felt that, I wanted to see more.
- Jean Ragg – I just wanted to say, I do not like to see religious prints on the runway. Its just doesn’t feel to have religious icons on runaway, and yet when the designs are not even remotely hippie oriented for me.
- Hefrani by Aisea Konrote – I just have to say I just liked few pieces and the show stopper, apart from that it just did not speak to me.
A very soft and simply written review for one of my favorite Indian designers Manish Malhotra, which does justice to his romantic collection “A Summer Affair”.
Manish Malhotra opened up Lakme India Fashion Week with his romantic collection called “A Summer Affair.” It surely is an affair between blush pinks, ivory, beige, and navy, from bold floral prints to intricate details, Manish Malhotra has definitely stirred up a romance. Using modern flowly sihouettes with a comfortable edge makes it a perfect collection for summer. I quiet liked the small details such as visible zip saris and summer skirt lehengas with pockets paired with jackets. The men’s collection never fails to impress me, loved the way he paired the bold floral print on men’s jackets. Manish Malhotra, India’s greatest designer can dress anyone at any occasion. His collection will definitely be one to remember this summer season!
Recently I was doing google search on random things and then just going from reading some article to another article and then I came across this article on “10 Quotes on Men’s Fashion” and I thought I should share it here with you guys and see what all you feel.
The article has been done by Holly Powell, which was published on http://www.menswearstyle.co.uk.
What designers say…
“It is totally impossible to be well-dressed in cheap shoes.” Hardy Amies
“I can go all over the world with just three outfits: a blue blazer and grey flannel pants, a grey flannel suit, and black tie.” Pierre Cardin
“There has been a change in men’s attitudes toward their clothes. Men are more aware of fashion; they’re not afraid of it.” Calvin Klein
“The truly fashionable are beyond fashion.” Cecil Beaton
What the stars say…
“Some of the worst mistakes in my life were haircuts.” Jim Morrison
“Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.” Orson Welles
“My life rocks! Money, suits and sex.“ Barney Stinson
“I like nice clothes, whether they’re dodgy or not.” David Beckham
“I’d say my style was comfortable and practical, but I sometimes dress more formally, depending on the occasion.” Jonny Wilkinson
“Clothes and manners do not make the man; but when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.” Arthur Ashe