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The Academy Awards : A Formal Affair.

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on March 6, 2010

I dont like that evening gowns and dresses are automatically labeled as “red carpet looks”, even if they will be worn on the red carpet. Some designers base their collections largely on eveningwear and they are known to some as Hollywood sellouts. That perception is completely uncalled for. Who doesnt love to see beautiful art from the runway on real women with amazing talent? Thats exactly what The Academy Awards is all about, recognizing actors and actresses with a special gift of bringing a script to life.

Here are some amazing pieces that I spotted during New York Fashion Week last month. It used to be rare that actresses were able to get their hands on evening gowns straight off the runway but the industry has picked up the pace to meet the demand, especially if it means that the gown will hit the Oscar red carpet. Stylists like Rachel Zoe were probably at New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks to do just that, pick out Oscar-worthy dresses.

Carlos Miele, Halston and Monique Lhuillier give shots of color into their collections. Carolina Herrera designed a gorgeous batch of gowns that have the signature classic Herrera look.

Reem Acra, Monique Lhuillier, Lela Rose and Victoria Beckham have designed off-the-shoulder looks that create lovely silhouettes. I cant wait to see what Victoria Beckham wears.


London Fashion Week.

Posted in fashion week., new york city. by modman on February 21, 2010

This past week has been quite the whirlwind.. some days were packed with shows to run to and I honestly dont know where the time went. My trip was only 10 days but I experienced so much in those 10 days. It feels like I was in New York City for more than a month.

Fashion editors, photographers, buyers, models, makeup and hair specialists who travel to and from one fashion week to another do more work than most people know. The travel itself is extremely draining and although it may seem like the ultimate dream (which it was/is for me), the work that goes on behind the scenes is exactly that.. unseen. London Fashion Week just started a few days ago (the 19th) and then Milan and Paris shows continue through to the second week of March. How insane.

My overall recap of my time at NYFW is coming soon.. Almost every blogger I know has already written about their experiences already but the schoolwork that I missed beckons. Im excited to go back and organize my thoughts on social media + fashion, trends on the runway, and some changes I was thinking about for modmen. Stay tuned!

PFW : Fall 2010 – Louis Vuitton.

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on January 28, 2010

The use of tweed and wool + military/rider boots + luxury leather goods + the amazing color palette = an unforgettable collection. Many people may argue that the Fall 2010 collection was very toned down and commercial/sales focused. To me, the silhouettes and colors are divine.

PFW : Fall 2010 – Hermes.

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on January 27, 2010

There werent any “new” concepts at Hermes, which I am thankful for. Men’s designer Véronique Nichanian played with the cut of suits a great deal. The French way of cutting suits should be adopted everywhere.. especially in America. And the Hermes craftsmanship lives on. The understated-ness of Hermes is always a breath of fresh air in a sometimes world of “too much”.

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PFW : Fall 2010 – Dries Van Noten.

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on January 24, 2010

Simplicity. And coats. And coats. Did I mention coats?

PFW : Fall 2010 – Dunhill.

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on January 24, 2010

Proper in every way that I hope I am. Or at least in ways that I hope to be. Including the belted flask.

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PFW : Fall 2010 – Dior Homme.

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on January 24, 2010

New year, new proportions. Still cutting edge.

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PFW : Fall 2010 – Comme des Garçons.

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on January 24, 2010

A collection of unpredictable layering.

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PFW : Fall 2010 – Ann Demeulemeester.

Posted in Uncategorized by modman on January 24, 2010

Everything that my wardrobe isnt, and everything that I wish it was.