Milan Fashion Week: Focus Marco de Vincenzo

Relative newcomer Marco de Vincenzo served up plenty of originality in his spring/summer 2011 collection.  It was playful, sophisticated, and edgy.  Sleek and streamlined black and white styles were fit for the urban warrior, and were softened with romantic silhouettes. We loved his take on modern suiting, incorporating knee-length skinny Bermudas with close-fitting, ruffle-hemmed blazers, and leaving us to covet that distressed, dark denim suit. Fringe and stripes were used in a fun, but restrained way. Fringed waistlines adorned otherwise demure shirtdresses for a modern twist. Stripes were incorporated with pleating on easy fitting tanks and minis for a fresh, but sophisticated look. Enormous abstract flowers adorned irreverently mismatched miniskirts and cropped-and-boxy tops. And feathered, amorphous designs on skirts, sheaths and tunics brought some additional color and playfulness to the collection.

via Milan Fashion Week: Focus Marco de Vincenzo | Emerging Designers.


Haute or Not? – Special Hat Edition

London Fashion Week for spring/summer 2011 whetted our appetite for the coming season’s apparel. All points of view were represented – from the bohemian to the minimalist to the avante-garde. But when it came to the hats, they verged on the ridiculous. Here is a sampling of the ones that stood out as the worst of the worst… would you leave the house in one of these?

via Haute or Not? – Special Hat Edition | Runway Trends.

What to Wear on New Year’s Eve

After weeks of getting dolled up for various holiday parties, it’s easy to feel burned out by the time New Year’s Eve rolls around. Don’t let the holiday blues get you down – half the fun of the big day is getting dressed up! After all, when else, aside from Halloween, can we get away with wearing something fabulously over-the-top? Whether you’ll be off dancing the night away at a black tie affair, heading to a casual party, or table dancing at a nightclub, think “carpe diem” and relish your carte blanche to go all out as we usher in a new year with some of these on-trend finds.

via What to Wear on New Year’s Eve | The Fashion Spot.

Lisanne De Jong: Diary of a Couture Model, a tFS Exclusive

“Simulacra” is a photo investigation devoted solely to Lisanne de Jong, one of the most sought after show and editorial models at the moment. Created exclusively for, this work parallels the intensities of Lisanne’s model life, dressed in the looks she presents at shows, with her “off stage” life in between her hectic modeling agenda.

Showing Lisanne’s everyday elegance in moody sobriety, photographer Bojana Tatarska and stylist Morgan Hamada Ruiz, dramatize the activities in which the model engaged in between the shows, and extract her quintessential sensuality to compare it with the ideal embodiment of woman that fashion designers present to us. Laying out Lisanne’s catwalk looks next to the stolen, but set up, moments of her intimate life, commented by Lisanne herself, this work produces a type of photography that partakes of both fashion and documentary idioms without quite belonging to either.

via Lisanne De Jong: Diary of a Couture Model, a tFS Exclusive | The Fashion Spot.