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The Surprising Colors You’ll be Wearing Next Fall

There were quite a few surprises at the Fall 2018 shows. But in my mind, none were quite as shocking as the color choices designers sent down the runway. Springtime pastels were everywhere! Fall seasons are usually characterized by more traditional fall colors- black, navy, earth tones, or muted shades. Or they go for bold color- jewel tones, bright pops, primaries. But it's rare to see pastels in so many prominent shows, ...

Best Print-Mixing at the Spring ’18 Shows

It’s no secret that I love print-mixing. Plaids with leopard print? Yes, please! Camo with stripes? Of course! So you can imagine how excited I was to see so much print-mixing happening on the Spring 18 runways. And it was trending in all the cities, not just New York. Although Marc Jacobs, a hometown favorite,  might just take the prize for most eclectic and colorful show of the whole month. (You can ...

Editorial Spotlight: Simply Shocking by Steven Meisel

Last week my mom called to ask me if dad could throw away all my old Vogues from the late 90s. I couldn’t bear it! Such treasures! The call happens every spring, and I know the rational thing to do would be to chuck them. But I’m a bit sentimental- they are a big part of what sent me down this career path. The internet was not the resource it is today, ...

Phoenix from the Ashes

Recently, I was flipping through some old files when I found these beauties. They are embroidery samples from Phoenix Hand Embroidery. Anyone working in fashion design in NYC before 2008 remembers Phoenix- they were the gold standard for exquisite embroidery and embellishments, counting elite fashion houses like Stella McCartney and Lanvin as clients. Unfortunately, it closed it’s doors for good back in 2008, with owner Ranjana Khan citing “burn-out” as her reason ...