Nina Athanasiou’s Spring/Summer 2015 is draws inspiration from Japanese folklore set in a modern context. As part of the presentation, Nina will debut her much awaited fashion film, AKUMA. Directed by Huba Barat and starring Shaun Ross, AKUMA is the story about a demon (Shaun Ross) which comes to earth to hunt human beings in the streets of Tokio. Keeping true to her directional and avant-garde aesthetic, Nina utilizes contrasting materials to convey looks that are both innocent and robust. Crêpe de chine, latex, chiffon and leather comprise a subdued color palette of grey and brown pastels alternated with rough, distinctive prints. Crisp suits, blouses and shirts illustrate anatomical features while flies and insects adorn dresses and belts in the form of silver, porcelain, and copper. Athanasiou maintains her realpolitik romantic aesthetic opting for rounded collars, simple cuts, and petticoats for a 1950’s effect.
To launch the Polo for Women Spring 2015 collection, Ralph Lauren created a film celebrating New York City—and projected it onto a 60-foot-tall wall of water in the heart of Central Park. Watch highlights and go behind the scenes of this groundbreaking fusion of fashion and technology, and don’t forget to shop the Polo for Women Fall 2014 collection at http://www.ralphlauren.com.
Xiomara, who is known for her geometric patterns, took the art form of a “chocolatier” as her inspiration this season by melting geometric shapes and creating more organic forms. With this, the color blocks were exposed of their rigidity, leaving the structure bare and originating a set of intertwined lines and points, outlined by wavy cut-outs. The result was subtle and lighter, offering her consumer “organic geometry in wire frames.” The collection was a futuristic and retrospective mix, with a very lucid and practical take on the urban woman. Just like a chocolatier can’t predict the shape of an individual chocolate, the silhouettes bloom uniquely throughout the line. White color and smooth materials were a constant, with black outlines and striking cut-outs seen consistently in the line.
To close the show, Xiomara unveiled her collaboration with mobile accessories company, OtterBox®, and their Alpha Glass™ technology, an all-new fortified glass screen protector for cellular phones: “The OtterBox® Dress.”
“One of the most rewarding aspects of my work is overcoming obstacles,” Xiomara said. “Creating an ensemble from glass screen protectors provides a unique challenge for me as it is something that has never been done. Alpha Glass compliments my style perfectly, blending elegant and refined taste with an understated strength.”
Celebrity supporters who came out to the show wearing Katty Xiomara included actresses Kat Graham, Sammi Hanretty and Kristen Ruhlin.
In July 2014, Katty Xiomara was awarded second place prize in the Pret-a-Porter competition for the SKETCHCOLORS project, which recognizes legendary design visionaries and uncovers emerging talents in architecture, interior, product, graphic and fashion design on a global level.
Negris Lebrum debuted its Fall/Winter 2014 Fashion Collection in high-style on June 12th. This was the first time the Houston-based designer unveiled his collection and the fashion house chose none other than Houston to debut the Fall/Winter 2014. ready-to-wear collection.
The event, which was held at the chic and sleek Modani Showroom, was a night to remember. The over 250 attendees were welcomed with red carpet style flanked by magnificent vehicles provided by the event’s title sponsor, Audi of Central Houston.
Models graced the pristine marble runway dawning Negris Lebrum’s “Le Noir” collection featuring signature dresses, capes, jackets, top coats, couture and more.
The Negris Lebrum brand describes the collection saying, “the collection showcases the most predominantly used hue in fashion, black. The looks are conservative sexy. The sexiness comes from within. It is all about the woman; her character, attitude and elegance is what makes the collection “Le Noir est Joli” [Black is Beautiful].
Negris Lebrum plans to show its Spring/Summer collection at New York Fashion week in September.
For more on Negris Lebrum and the collection, visit www.negrislebrum.com
Lemar & Dauley and FILA join forces to present the co-branded edition of the FILA Cage, nicknamed the #MojitoCage. Lemar & Dauley delves into FILA’s rich basketball archives and selects one of the most prominent street ball shoes from the early 90’s era. The silhouette re-emerges more befitting for today’s player during the summer tournaments and recreational play.
The pair pulls inspiration from summer drinks in Montauk and Atlantic waves, which reflects in the mint pigskin suede on the upper with a matching rubber sole, EVA midsole, and memory foam collar for comfort and stylish flare. In addition the interior lining, foot-bed, and back tongue features L&D’s needlepoint floral pattern. Branding on the back tongue sports the words “The Cage” and “Wave Tribe.” In addition, the #MojitoCage features a special hangtag and boxing to commemorate the collaboration.
Disney’s most iconic villain, brought to life in this summer’s epic new film, inspires a limited-edition color collection in specially designed packaging to delight the most demanding of dark sorceresses. Intensely admired for her evil elegance, despite her efforts to instill fear in the hearts of generations, this icon casts a spell of absolute adoration with sensuous shades so wickedly gorgeous, who needs beauty sleep?
Check out the collection here!
PREMIERING IN THEATRES MAY 30TH 2014
After three years of styling for Russian and Ukrainian television, Valery debuted her men’s and women’s collections at Ukrainian Fashion Week in March 2010. Valery showcased a unique design perspective and focused on original prints and patterns, leather artistry and tailoring. She was then invited to London and Kiev Fashion Week to present her SS11 collection entitled “Professional Suicide”.
Valery Kovalska broke into the European market with her SS14 collection at Paris Fashion Week and has continued to build a loyal international following spanning across cultural lines. Valery is planning her official US launch during NY Fashion Week for the SS15 season.
At the young age of 25, Valery Kovalska has developed a strong brand identity that utilizes luxe fabrics, original prints, handmade knits, and signature leather detailing. Both fashion forward and edgy, Valery Kovalska has created a brand that is approachable yet unmistakably cool.