Fashion Photography: Spring-Summer 2018 Women's Fashion

Spring Forward: TTT Spring-Summer 2018 Collection

Ladies, are you ready for an influx of more international luxury? Today we present a luxury Chinese Designer showcasing her beautiful women’s collection in the U.S for the first time. The first day of the spring season is a mere six weeks away and we cannot wait, especially when we get to look forward to the TTT Spring-Summer 2018 Collection from luxury Chinese Designer and chief creative director Emerald Chen.

Emerald Chen’s TTT Spring-Summer 2018 Collection is one of five Chinese designers showcasing their luxury lines for the first time in the U.S via the Bandladies Showroom. Each luxury line is designed by strong, female entrepreneurs, all hoping to bring a surge of influence and empowerment into the fashion industry with their emergence into American Markets. Emerald Chen is definitely bringing her mastery of fashion with her design aesthetic.

The TTT Spring-Summer 2018 Collection doesn’t only pay attention to the external of the urban women, but also their inner side. The TTT woman upholds the mission of letting each independent woman find the balance of inside and outside creating fashion behaviors and urban humane landscape. We love the effortless and classic styling, clean lines, and subtle but noted details of this sophisticated collection. Another aspect we love about the TTT Spring-Summer 2018 Collection, is the look of perpetual movement each piece has. Complimenting the female body, it’s natural movement and curves, thanks to the collection’s slight sculptural elements.

The color palette of the collection is a feminine range of dusty rose, off-white, and black which perfectly captures the duality of women – demure and brazen. We look forward to seeing more women’s fashion from Emerald Chen and what more she can bring to the American luxury market.

What are your thoughts on the TTT Spring-Summer 2018 Collection? Are you hoping to see more of her effortless and sophisticated women’swear designs?

 

Fashion Photography: Spring-Summer 2018 Women's Runway Fashion

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Rani Zakhem SS2018 Collection

Like art and volcanoes, fashion can be explosive, fiery, and intense. The same can be said about Lebanese Designer Rani Zakhem Spring Summer 2018 Collection at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week. Like an erupting volcano, his phenomenal haute couture collection was filled with fury, fervor, and effervescence! For his first Paris haute couture fashion show, Rani Zakhem celebrates life and joy in incandescent metaphors. Fire is the essential element of this sumptuous yet relaxed collection, dedicated to a volcanic woman. Get to know the beautiful women’s fashion collection below.

As devouring as ethereal, the sacred element comes in pyrotechnic explosions and cascades of gold, drawn by embroideries of arachnoid crystals of lava on the black of a sheath whose draped top splits into a deep “V” neckline.
Some creations seem to be sculpted in the light, like the pearl-beige silk dress, where red, orange and gold gems glow with a myriad of sequins that bring precious reflections back to the surface. The image of an erupting volcano is spun to the neck, columned and entirely gilded, a recurring element of the collection and keystone of an architecture that favors ease, movement and, the dancing flames that seem to devour the fabric barely touch the floor.


Reminiscent of a party in Vienna where the designer returned bedazzled, Klimt’s Kiss, itself cast in gold in a powder dust of stars, infuses into the collection a resolutely modernist visual vocabulary, translated into sequins of geometric forms. Geometry that also brings us into the disco spirit of the 1970s with many references to Halston, especially in a loose single shouldered fluid dress with a golden Mao collar, in a fanned out degradé rainbow, gold to red through yellow and bright orange. Gold, again, subtle and powdery, sculpts a feuille d’or chiffon dress, knotted in a wrap around bustier dropping into a deep backline, a tribute to Mireille Darc elegantly quoting Guy Laroche.

Clearly, the theme of fire sometimes extinguished leaving precious streaks of diamonds on silky nights; sometimes fluid, sizzling cascades of molten metal on a short dress with a dripping panel, and sometimes gently iridescent with warm colors is only a pretext chosen by Rani Zakhem to salute the masters who nourished his vocation.
A scarfed collared, vertiginously split yellow chiffon, plissé Soleil dress with mouton sleeves, is a joyful smile addressed to Jean-Louis Scherrer. Another, short black silk satin, real Moujik tunic adorned at the bottom with pleated yellow faille embellished with a large bow of the same fabric is a nod to Yves Saint Laurent. A third composed of a densely embroidered golden top with narrow three-quarter sleeves and a long black pleated skirt is a reverence to Balmain. The heart skips a beat when the liquid gold drape of a silk jersey habillé evening sheath appears, ending with a large bow of black silk satin on the shoulder, a tribute of the designer to Madame Grès.


A delicate apotheosis of this fashion show, shaped in flowing lava and blazing fires, is the wedding dress, long and tight, in delicate whitish lace, emphasizes by its precious simplicity the minimalist bias of a collection with budding emotions.

What are your thoughts on Rani Zakhem‘s Paris Haute Couture collection?

Fashion Photography: Spring-Summer 2018 Women's Runway Fashion

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Maria Aristidou SS2018 Collection

If your eyes haven’t had the pleasure of seeing the incredible onslaught of visual fashion candy, it is Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week! Stunning Spring/Summer 2018 collections, varying from understated to the theatrical, are gliding down the Paris runways as we speak. Today we’re highlighting one such fabulous show. This Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week show highlight, the Maria Aristidou SS2018 Collection, welcomes you to the Secret Gardens of Alexander.

For her Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week show, Maria Aristidou, a specialist in couture knitwear, created a fantasy colorful world for spring-summer daywear-eveningwear for women that romance, positive energy, and freedom are the safety keys to happiness. A playground of flower patterns with silk viscose and metallic yarns where elaborate embroideries decorate the luxurious knit fabrics creations for the women today. Her SS2018 Haute Couture collection boasts carefree curves and sleek cuts with unexpected details, and accessories that complete the beauty of this womenswear secret garden story.

Maria Aristidou’s collection gets you ready for utopia, a fantasy land that euphoria is the only feeling of existence! A land with never-ending gardens of delicate Japanese flowers, that the human eye cannot grasp in one look!!! A land with human smiles that never will be forgotten and always watching over us. One of them, close to my heart is Alexander Boulais! My agent in Paris! The person that with his instinct believed in my work. A gentle human soul, a nobleman that was always calm, soft-spoken with a genuine smile and loved his garden! May you be the wind and the light that crosses your Secret Gardens and always be a shining star upon us!

What are your thoughts on Maria Aristidou‘s Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week show? What’s your favorite thing about haute couture? Share your thoughts in our comment section below.

Fashion Photography: Spring-Summer 2018 Women's Fashion

By Judy Zhang Luxury Ready-to-Wear Spring 2018 Collection

It’s almost time for NYFW the Shows’ Fall/Winter 2018 collection previews and while we’re filled with anticipation, we’re so ready for this year’s Spring/Summer fashions. You see next month is when many Spring 2018 fashion begins to hit retailers. It’s the time when we can finally shop for all the stunning looks we saw last NYFW and fashion previews we attended a full season ago. We begin this round of Spring/Summer 2018 highlights with a fabulous bang, specifically the stunning collection, By Judy Zhang. Boasting chic everyday looks, elegant workwear, and luxury beyond compare, the Spring 2018 By Judy Zhang collection features unique creativity in both the materials used and functionality.

We had the wonderful pleasure of getting to know the By Judy Zhang collection at the Bandladies showroom in NYC. Inspired by a desire to create beautifully constructed clothes, By Judy Zhang prides itself on using the time-honored techniques of supremely skilled, local manufacturers at some of the oldest factories in the country. This collection gifts us with three design series – Sweet Punk and Profession Rock Series, Elegant Queen Series, and Extreme Luxury Series. It features figure-skimming little black dresses and black lace, which has deep roots in Sicily and tells a story of passion and love for one’s roots. The fusion of Sicilian heritage and Italian craftsmanship makes these items instantly recognizable. The collection is so beautiful, it’s virtually impossible to select less than ten favorites. We love the 3D appliques on the chic denim pieces and white shirts, the bejeweled PVC jackets, the handpainted artwork, and streamlined lace pieces. How can you not love everything!

Designer Judy Zhang is a speculative fashion rebel. Her soft external and independent heart, have been gently shown in her exquisite clothing and their details. Within the conception of fashion, Judy Zhang has always shown her “new woman’s philosophy”. Her rebellious and beautiful haute couture/ready-to-wear brand is intended to create a “category” that breaks the definition of traditional women’s clothing and merges the idea of traditional clothing into the “consciousness”.

Judy believes that Fashion design is the most direct way for women to show themselves, and she has created a lot of commanding heights in design and business areas in the last 20 years.

Is the By Judy Zhang Spring 2018 collection putting you in a spring state of mind? What are your thoughts on her collection?

The Fashion List: Must-Have Madonna & Co Finds to Buy in Early 2018

Next month marks two things, New York Fashion Week and the time when many Spring 2018 fashions begin hitting retail stores. But while February is the “month of fashion”, January is that unpredictable transition month. The first few months of a new year always brings up one issue – do you shop the sales and leftover items on markdown or do you think (and shop) ahead for Spring items. With the crazy weather conditions during the first three months of the year – what is a fashionista to do? Why not let NYC Upper East Side boutique Madonna & Co help you with this difficult fashion decision! Madonna & Co have come up with a cheat sheet of the best finds and fashion essentials for this interim period (a period they like to call – “the 5th Season”.)

1. A Faux Fur Vest

Faux fur vests are the perfect item to buy and wear now through the warmer months to come! The versatility options are endless & we love that this piece is as practical as it is stylish! Here are multiple ways to wear your fur vest:
▪ Layer it over your coat for a stylish & chic look or when it gets really cold, put it on under your coat for some
seriously luxurious-feeling warmth.
▪ Add long leather gloves and go sleeveless for a chic statement look.
▪ Team it over a cashmere sweater & jeans and turn into a sophisticated glam gal.
▪ Throw it on over sweatpants and suddenly be transformed into a glamorous, vaguely intimidating version of
yourself.
▪ Layer over a Second Skin Seamless knit tops for a match made in heaven!

2. Seamless Second Skin Tee

These one-size-fits-all tops are ideal for this season. These form-fitting, seamless tops work under another top, at the gym or alone to dress up your day or night wear.

3. The Micro-Purse

Now that everything you could possibly need fits inside your cell phone, why lug around that huge hobo? It’s all about the Micro Purse in 2018.

4. Sunny Shades

Sun or no sun – sunglasses transcend the seasons, and can really finish off the perfect outfit. 2018 sunglasses trends have made shades hotter than ever from cat-eye to pearls and rhinestones.

5. The new Sock Boot 

In early 2018, it’s all about the fit, novelty heels, and comfort! From the sock boot to the stretch boot we’ll keep you walking in style through the spring!

6. Knit dresses

Knit dresses inject a little fun into your wardrobe for this time of year. Versatile enough to wear with sneakers for an urban vibe or with heels to that special event.

Madonna & Co is both a fashion boutique and a beauty bar all under one roof at their Upper East Side location. An affordable luxury for fashionistas of all ages, Madonna & Co is completely, and uniquely about the customer, offering a variety of products & services from fashion advice, beauty experiences, makeup and skin care needs and beautiful apparel collections.

True Religion Releases Two Fall’17 Collections: WHOA & The Great Revolt

For the cooler seasons, fashion denim power brand, True Religion, known for their quality and innovative fits, washes, unique design details and distinctive stitch, released not one, but two Fall/Winter 2017 collections. Well, one is a full collection, and the other, a very large capsule collection; but at 30-pieces, it seems full to us. We had a the opportunity to preview the True Religion WHOA Fall 2017 earlier this year, while The Great Revolt Fall/Winter 2017 capsule collection was recently announced. Check them both out below:

True Religion WHOA

To emphasize on-trend and cool, the stylish collection, which was on display by seated and standing models, the looks fit seamlessly into the eclectic and fashionable style of the attendees. The collection featured a variety of denim fits, silhouettes, washes, and embellishments, including patches, distressed and ripped details. Bomber jackets are seen through the collection for both men and women ranging from classic colors and details, lightweight fabrications, to some a bit more ostentatious. One of our favorites was a bomber jacket with a padded quilt exterior, decorated with gunmetal stud detailing. The fall/winter seasons wouldn’t be fun with out a few leather options. Stylish fall-worthy leather pieces from True Religion also included bomber jackets, as well as hoodies, and joggers.

True Religion THE GREAT REVOLT

To call The Great Revolt a capsule collection is a bit misleading, the 30-piece unisex collection balances a refined street aesthetic with militaristic uniformity. Armed with a lineup of limited edition looks, including an over-sized parka, reversible Sherpa jacket, and a wide leg cargo pant, the collection uses tactical design elements, such as muted color palettes, exaggerated pocket details, and raw edge hems to deliver a modern spin on conventional utilitarian style.  Unlike the regular collections, there will be no replenishment. Once the pieces sell out from the True Religion website, they are gone for good. Prices for the Great revolt collection range from $89.00 – $499.00 and is available now on www.truereligion.com.

NYFW the Shows: Pamella Roland Spring 2018 Collection

There’s a quote by American Fashion Designer, Elizabeth Hawes that goes, “The French legend is a very simple one. All really beautiful clothes are designed in the houses of the French couturiers and all women want these clothes.” That is what was brought to our minds as we relished in the stunning Pamella Roland Spring 2018 Collection during NYFW.  Our first runway show of the season definitely started with a very breathtaking bang as we watched the 33-look collection beautifully glide down the runway.

No surprise what this quote popped into our minds as the effervescent Pamella Roland Spring 2018 Collection is inspired by the French Riviera. An ode to the glamorous seaside town of Monte Carlo, the Pamella Roland Spring 2018 Collection featured hand draped tulle ball gowns and clean streamlined silhouettes that we’re sure Princess Grace Kelly would covet. Looks were decorated in intricate metallic fringe, crystal, and sequin firework motifs, 3-D degrade embroidered scalloping, fabric manipulated flowers, and feather plumes.

Much of the magic and glamour you find in Monte Carlo was celebrated in the ombre Mikado, pleated tulle, and embroidered lace that made up the sea of luxurious fabrics you see above. The collection’s color palette boasted royal tones of cobalt, navy, and aqua (very much like the tones of the Côte d’Azur coastline) that seamlessly briefly sparked to hues of fuchsia, then paled down to elegant blush and lilac.

The collection also featured high low gowns, capes, lots of layered tulle, and bow details that rounded out a collection fit for a princess or glamorous Hollywood starlet. Some of our favorite looks from Pamella Roland (we’ve had a difficult time narrowing it down to three) include the sensuous blush and fuschia ombre Mikado draped cocktail dress, the lilac, and white ostrich feather cocktail dress with pleated tulle waistband, and the lilac high low gown with hand draped tulle.

Do you have any favorite looks from the Pamella Roland Spring 2018 Collection? Share them with us and have a wonderful fashion-filled week.

 

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