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NYFW Trend : Belts Dominate.

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on March 22, 2010

The original purpose of a belt was to hold up pants at the waist. Clearly, the belt has transformed from a practical tool into a stylish accessory. There were all sorts of belts on the runway in New York.. some for the practical and simple, some for the girly, some for the bold and brave, and some that were simply outrageous (in a good way!). Whatever your style, here are a few of the best of each category that may give you ideas on how to belt your blazer, coat, or your whole upper body!

Black & Simple: 3.1 Phillip Lim, Charlotte Ronson, Doo.Ri, Elie Tahari

Harness/Body Belt: Wayne, L.A.M.B., Michael Kors, Reed Krakoff

Belts with a Purpose: Betsey Johnson, Rag & Bone x2, Reed Krakoff

Thin & Pretty: Carolina Herrera, Chado Ralph Rucci, Jeremy Laing, Oscar de la Renta

“Not Your Usual” Belt: Jeremy Scott, Ohne Titel, Thakoon, Zero + Maria Cornejo

Studded, Embellished, Shiny: Victoria Beckham, Anna Sui, Preen, Diesel Black Gold

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Last of Bryant Park, Anna Sui.

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on February 20, 2010

If Doo.Ri is the NY master of drapery, Anna Sui is the NY master of prints. Her ability to mix and match so many textures, prints and colors somehow works and her eye is exceptional. I labeled almost every look as a favorite because each look had small details that really made it special. Sui’s collection took a while to edit down (and even then, its a lot of looks). Each piece has a place in the overall look but I can see each separate on net-a-porter and selling well. I believe Anna’s success and acclaim is due to her ability to envision a look with several pieces. But then a woman can pick and choose a skirt or blouse and tailor it to her individual style and have a completely different look than what Sui originally conceptualized. Who isnt inspired by pieces that “morphs” to your style?

Anna Sui Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Sui Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Sui Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Sui Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Sui Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Sui Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Sui Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Sui Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Sui Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Sui Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Sui Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Sui Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Sui Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Sui Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Sui Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Sui Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Anna Sui Fall 2010 Ready-to-Wear

Anna’s show was the last one I attended. I can honestly say it was an amazing end to an amazing week. NYFW has been a whirlwind and I still feel like the whole experience was a dream..