Sue Wong’s Exotic Dream: Mythos and Goddesses

Sue Wong’s Exotic Dream: Mythos and Goddesses

Photo credits: Walter Tabayoyong, Fashion Show Photographer & Arun Nevader, Photoso of Sue Wong. A Sue Wong fashion show is not just a show, it is a theatrical production of epic proportions.  When her Fall 2015 Collection was unveiled on March 9th at the Taglyan Complex in Hollywood under the title “Mythos and Goddesses,” it was as if the Greek goddess Hestia had reigned down fire from the heavens, sizzling the audience with the sheer…

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Oliver Tolentino: Filipino Designer Achieves International Success

Oliver Tolentino: Filipino Designer Achieves International Success

While waiting to interview Oliver Tolentino, I go through the gowns from his latest fashion show and realize how truly talented he is, this international fashion designer who marries couture with eco-friendly materials.  He is most certainly a man for all seasons, as he also does prêt-a-porter as well as men’s custom-made clothing. Tolentino is also known for his wedding gowns. Born in the Philippines, Tolentino enjoys working with and showing off his native fabrics. …

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Los Angeles Style Fashion Week Opens with a Goddess: Sue Wong

LA Style Fashion Week started October 15th at The Reef in downtown Los Angeles with the Sue Wong mega-show “Fairies and Sirens.” “I design stories,” says Ms. Wong. “My designs and clothes are my words … that is my real expression.” And what stories she tells!! “Fairies and Sirens,” her Spring/Summer 2015 Collection presentation, sold out its 900-seat venue, with enthusiastic dignitaries, celebrities, and fashionistas abounding, including Miss J Alexander and Wong’s celebrity model for…

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The Holiest of the Holy: CHANEL Couture Spring 2014

The superb Chanel Haute Couture collection for the Spring of  2014 was presented in the round, Cambon Club at the Grand Palais in Paris in January.  Karl Lagerfeld’s models made their entrance from cylindrical mirrored enclosures to the accompaniment of a full orchestra playing at the foot of the stage. The Haute Couture collection for Spring 2014 is another example of Karl Lagerfeld’s penchant for the incorporation of magic into his designs, flowing effortlessly. Lagerfeld…

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Ralph Rucci: The Maestro of the Fashion World

Ralph Rucci:  The Maestro of the Fashion World

In the design world, creativity is the lifeblood and it runs deep in the veins of the artist who commands it. There are few still left on this planet who can manipulate designs and art into true haute couture, and Ralph Rucci is most certainly one of them. Ralph Rucci, the maestro, was born and raised in Philadelphia. His first field of serious study was philosophy, at Temple University, a discipline which had a marked influence…

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The Lavish Fashion of Dalia MacPhee

The Lavish Fashion of Dalia MacPhee

There is sparkle in her eyes and cheer in her voice as celebrity fashion designer Dalia MacPhee speaks to the press from the red carpet, on a night in which she is the center of attention.  And, well there should be, as the Consul General of Canada in Los Angeles, David Fransen, is honoring her with an affair at his home to match her creative oeuvre. MacPhee, a native Canadian, has been carving out her…

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News From the Fashion Trenches of New York Fashion Week 2012

News From the Fashion Trenches of New York Fashion Week 2012

New York fashion week sparkled as the models twirled in Lincoln Centre where New York Fashion Week was held. Everyone watched in anticipation for the collections to soar to great heights, in the Spring of 2012 and that is exactly what happened. Lincoln Centre is where the cultural elite attends the arts. What an appropriate venue to set New York Fashion Week then in Lincoln Center. Yes, fashion is an art form and it is a…

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Ode to Ferragamo

Ode to Ferragamo

In a refreshing and bold break with the boring, the staid, the customary, and the uncreative, Massimillano Giornetti gives a newer, younger, fresher, and more colorful look to the Ferragamo Women’s Spring/Summer RTW collection, his first for them. These fashions present a virtual explosion of color and images, with a nod to the 70’s, as if Mr. Giornetti was paying homage to Yves Saint Laurent, but with a new twist. The collection was brilliant, perhaps best…

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Fashion Show: CHANEL

Fashion Show: CHANEL

There was some early morning rain on October 5th– the great morning of fashion week. Karl Lagerfeld showed his collection for Chanel in Grand Palais – the Grand Canyon of Paris. The whole stage was grand in nature and was shown as a replica of the Versailles garden. The only distinguishing difference was that the garden had a black and white, monochromatic color scheme which portrayed the garden in a different light. The runway theme was…

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Romantic Summer of Parisian Haute Couture Fashion Week 2011

Romantic Summer of Parisian Haute Couture Fashion Week 2011

Parisian Haute Couture Fashion Week is always a great parade of wonderful surprises and  discoveries. It is the archetype of all collections from the past and present came together to represent the iconic styles of great romantic woman today. The new collection by John Galliano mirrors the early beginnings of Dior. The collection is distinctive of its charming and ultra feminine ladies of the 1950′s, such icons as Crudelia De Vil and high society housewives are…

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