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Oxford Show, Presentation Number 1, Spring/Summer 2019
The Studios at Pier 59, a sister venue of Spring Studios, was a major hub for Spring/Summer ‘19 New York Fashion Week. The multiple studio venue was home to major shows and presentations, as well as extravagant cocktail parties and photo opportunities outside on the main deck overlooking the Hudson River; street photographers were in abundance outside of the event space, crowding the singular entrance/exit door in hopes of capturing this season’s most fashionable attendees.
Oxford Fashion Studios puts independent designers from around the globe in the spotlight of some of the world’s largest fashion stages, hoping to bring together creators, industry leaders, and international influencers to showcase the original designs in the hope that this exposure will bring their careers to the next level.
We attended the first of three Oxford shows produced this season, each exhibiting the collections of 5 up-and-coming. The first collection to hit the runway was from that of Why Mary, from Australian designer Janette Laver, comprised of wearable, practical, women’s ready-to-wear. She drew obvious inspiration from the 1970’s disco era, with white go-go boots with matching plastic white mod earrings. The bold, costume accessories, which visually communicated myriad statements or ideas Laver’s color palette consisted of mulberry, mustard, navy, and white. Matching sets, jumpsuits, and dresses spoke directly to the sporty women who is not afraid to stand out.
The second collection to present, Jessture, had a much more muted color palette of slate, navy, and grey, with boxy silhouettes which made for an overall thoughtful, poetic collection. Designer of Jessture, Jessica Hu, impressed with business casual suspenders, loose button-up shirts, and square shouldered blazers. The use of black leather heels was an interesting addition to the overall styling of the line.
Next, Dr. Zwack presented its newest collection, named “Bold as Love,” with designer Megan Zwack drawing inspiration from visions and dreams of both love, and rock music. Her collection was a curation of monochromatic evening looks, ranging from sophisticated mini dresses with fringe detailing, to elegant gowns with exuberant trains. Her bright color palette of greens, turquoises, oranges, and reds, was a stark contrast to the two presiding, more muted collections.
Niki Srinivasa’s collection was presented with a purpose: to create classic, feminine, and unique clothing to fit woman of every shape and size; Srinivasa was the only designer from the Oxford show to use models of different proportions to showcase various looks. The collection consisted of delicate blush pieces of silk and cotton ranging from everyday wear to evening wear. Perhaps the most beautiful garment of the whole show was the floor length silk gown with layered taffeta, starting at the shoulders and repeated all the way down to the hemline.
Designer Georgia Hensley-Smith’s label, GEOJ Official, closed the show, with a collection that emulated luxe and exuberance. Though only seven looks were shown, far fewer than the other 4 designers of the evening, each had very strong stand-alone power, and could have been categorized as a unique piece that could not be found anywhere else. Choosing to use a limited color palette, Hensley-Smith’s pieces were either canary yellow or dark teal, each with accents of sparkling embroidery.
Written by Bianca Rodriguez
Click HERE to view the full Three Oxford Shows, Spring/Summer 2019 collection.
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New Vision of Streetwear at DAWEI Fall Winter 2019 during Paris Fashion Week
The DAWEI Studio brand was holding a presentation at the Palais de Tokyo venue. We scheduled an appointment so we could preview the collection. This brand, created by the Chinese designer Dawei Sun, who after studying Fine Arts in China, continued his studies in France at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. After graduation, he worked for several big fashion houses like CACHAREL, BALENCIAGA and JOHN GALLIANO. Sun had already created a fashion label called BELLE NINON, in pair with Ling LIU. Although he chose to practice solo for his brand EPONYME, with more freedom, with a more masculine DNA, and strong streetwear. For this season of DAWEI Studio, Sun offers us a collection with a wardrobe based on the winter Womenswear’s archetypes. These have been reworked using a creative process, in a very graphic way, and with particular care in the choice of fabrics.
The first look is a unique trend from DAWEI. The trompe l’oeil coat merges a fitted dress and a tonal coat while they form one. The following looks, found in a more sportswear version were playing on the solid areas of material to highlight the design details such as pockets, or inclined backs. One could camouflage himself in the oversize puffer jackets made with a crossed front closure. This is where we see designer SUN had fun in his creative process by giving not only style but also an attitude for the DAWEI woman this season. She is not afraid to have clothes that are too wide and dares the overlay games by choice of texture and colors. Thus a boyfriend shape striped shirt becomes an oversize dress, and a pleated nude colored skirt harmonizes with the accent of a silver sequined jacket. DAWEI has not neglected the more classic silhouettes. He revisits these in a large flat Prince of Wales pattern or Vichy pattern on trapeze skirts, split to give more amplitude. He contrasts these looks with knit sweaters. On the side of a few of the sweaters are a knitted pattern of a dinosaur head and raptor claw.
written by Youness Boumia
Click HERE to view the full Dawei Fall Winter 2019 collection.
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Chocheng Spring Summer 2020 during New York Fashion Week
Showing again at New York Fashion Week was our favorite designer Cho Cho Cheng of Chocheng. Cheng studied fashion and costume design at Parsons School of Design then moving to London, working at Savile Row to learn the art and skills of British tailoring.
The Chocheng brand focuses on using natural and cruelty-free materials while adding luxurious details to the pieces. Fabrics are produced in Europe, while the garments are hand-sewn in London using skills and techniques from Savile Row. Cheng also chooses to have accessories made in Italy. These factors and details that have gone into the Chocheng collections are what makes this brand our favorite.
Like last season, this season used a similar theme of 1960’s movies. Although this season’s focuses were on the films Plein Soleil and Midnight Lace. The collection encompasses the retro aspects you would expect while still having a heavy emphasis on glamor, femininity, and mystery. Colors and patterns used in the collection include candy stripes, coral red, soft shades of pink, and neutral tones. Dresses, skirts, blouses, and jackets where the main types of garments seen throughout the collection. Our favorite look was the strapless bermuda top combined with a matching jacket and mini skirt in a candy stripe pattern, accessorised with large wooden framed sunglasses, a straw woven handbag and a pair of lace-up platform espadrilles made for an ultimate fun, chic, day look that we can look forward to in the next spring season.
written by Style is Viral
Click HERE to view the full Chocheng Spring Summer 2020 collection.
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Designs Influenced by Paul Poiret’s Japanese-Inspired Silhouette at Cushnie Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week
Carly Cushnie, famed for creating beautifully crafted designs that flatter the curves of a woman’s body. These looks enticed us with her recent collection inspired by French master couturier, Paul Poiret’s 20th-century Japanese-inspired silhouettes. She also took inspiration from the Japanese art of floral arrangements. Forming angular shapes, and geometric folds inspired by artist Nicola Kloosterman’s Shadowplay collage series. She chose to design this elegant Japanese-inspired collection in decadent navy, burgundy, blue, and purple hues.
She kept her signature aesthetic of feminine, clean lines, emphasizing on the shape, and form. Hints of boldness were articulated in forms of Japanese-inspired floral print embroidery, artful draping and folds to create pleated shoulder, asymmetrical neckline, and fringed details. The runway looks consisted of exquisitely constructed tops, jackets, trousers, jumpsuits, and skirts in luxurious satin and velvet fabrics.
This well-tailored collection, with its intricate use of handcrafted techniques, could only be expected of Cushnie.
written by Tiffany Le
Click HERE to view the full Cushine Fall Winter 2019 collection.
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Afffair Spring Summer 2019 during New York Fashion Week
Showing on the last day of fashion week was one of our favorite brands, Afffair. Quickly rising to the top as a preferred choice for celebrities and on the red carpet, designer Rufat Ismayel, creator of Afffair, brought a glamorous vision for this season and the brand. Born in Baku, Azerbaijan, Ismayel got his start by modeling for fashion houses as a teenager. He modeled for top brands like Paco Rabanne and Valentine Yudashkin. Then he realized he wanted to make a shift and create his own fashion brand and designs. Moving to Istanbul, he launched Afffair. Ismayel manages everything from design to factory garment production.
Jeweled details and elegant evening gowns are some of the features that make this collection so luxurious. Most pieces shown this season were dresses except for the occasional jumper, pants, shorts, skirt, and tops. Colors used in the collection were green, gold, and black. Materials noticed included organza, satin, velvet, and chiffon. The collection used opaque materials, and played with the use of skin which added sexy and mysterious vibes. A few of the looks were styled with a headband that complimented the collection.
written by Style is Viral
Click HERE to view the full Afffair Spring Summer 2019 collection.
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