Yesterday, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week unofficially kicked off with some of the best menswear collections being previewed to fashion's top editors & stylists at Industria Superstudio in the West Village. While NYFW does not officially start until today, the collections shown yesterday are an exciting preview of what is to come over the next week. Two of the collections that stood out to me were Jack Spade & David Hart. Both integrated floral prints into their collections which could possibly be a trend that will be all over the runway. Jack Spade presented a collection with a main focus on suiting & jackets while David Hart reinvented 1950's chic with pique polos & short sleeved shirts. Check out the images below for a look at yesterdays Spring/Summer 15 preview.
Last night Houston and women's clothing store, Tootsies, celebrated some of Houston's most philanthropic couples. Benefitting the Dec My Room charity, Houston's most fashionable guests lined the runway all while raising money for a great cause. The Dec My Room charity organization was created in 2007 by mother-daughter duo Susan Plank and Kendall Plank, who set on a mission to transform the cold and dull hospital rooms of children who sometimes have to stay weeks at a time, into a personalized and welcoming space to stay while being treated.
After the runway show featuring notable Houston couples, former A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel made a special surprise walk alongside six-year-old cancer survivor Charlie Dina. Flying in from San Diego, Manziel came to support Dina, as the two have developed a long standing friendship, with Manziel even sporting a 'Charlie's Angels' yellow bracelet throughout his college football career. The touching moment closed out an amazing night benefitting a great cause.
Fashion Houston kicked off last night at the Wortham Center with the doors opening at 6:30 with the red carpet packed full of Houston's fashionistas.
Beginning the nights festivities was Neal Hamil with a brief introduction to the night with a shout-out to Houston talent and how Fashion Houston has become an 'incubator' for upcoming local designers. The show kicked off with Marios Schwab, followed by Catherine Deane, Viet Kent Nguyen, Amir Taghi, Jo'se Reyes and closing the show Talbot Runhof.
Tuesday nights show kicked off the four night event held at the Wortham Center. This is the fourth year that Fashion Houston opens its doors to the sartorially savvy residents of Houston.
(Outfit: Calvin Klein White Shirt, Levi's Denim, H&M Jacket, Dior Patent Leather Black Lace-Ups, Hugo Boss Pocket-Square, Carolina Herrera Red Belt)
We are just a short week away from Fashion Houston 2013. Four nights of runway looks from seventeen designers will take over the Wortham Theatre Center Nov. 12th through Nov. 15th. Fashion Houston 2013 will feature many designers from throughout the world and the US, like Houston darling Chloe Dao, in an exciting four night fashion affair that is the event of the season.
Tickets are available now. Tickets to the runway shows range in price from $29 - $274. After party tickets are $35 for Tuesday and Wednesday and $50 for Thursday and Friday. All Access VIP upgrades are available for the front row and include access to the VIP lounge at the after parties and the Green room, where the designers will be after their presentations.
A few of the designers I am looking forward to seeing are Chris Knott for Peter Millar and Zachary Prell. After such a fun time last year at my first Fashion Houston experience, I'm sure this year will not disappoint and only continue to shine as Houston's most fashionable event. Make sure to check out my guest blogs for Fashion Houston over on at their blog as well as other posts related to this years event.
The dresses and suits have been steamed, the models have rehearsed down the runway, the lights are set and fashionistas around the world are in eager anticipation for the launch of London Fashion Week 2014. In an age where social media rules and a single tweet can transverse the globe in the matter of minutes, London Fashion Week designers along with Pinterest have joined together to create a photohub for a behind the scenes look into your favorite British designer’s shows. Among the designers that have teamed up with the British Fashion Council are Burberry and Topshop to bring this glimpse into the drama backstage.
Expect to see behind the scene shots of the models and designers in preparation for the runway shows, inspiration boards on what the certain designer envisioned while creating their collection and plenty of other images of LFW never seen before. When asked about why Pinterest was interested in teaming up with LFW Kate Garlinghouse, head of community at Pinterest, said “Millions of people already turn to Pinterest for their fashion inspiration every day, so we’re excited to highlight some of the best boards from London Fashion Week to give people around the world a behind-the-scenes peek from some of fashion’s biggest names.” With boards created for each fashion week around the globe, Pinterest has become the go-to spot to see the latest trends the second they are shown onto the runway. Head over to http://www.pinterest.com/fashionweek/ now to start pinning your own favorite looks. (Post originally written for Fashion Houston)
With Milan's Men’s Fashion Week drawn to a close last week, this post is dedicated to the three trends seen on the runways for Spring/Summer 2014. While SS14 may be a year away, with most if not all the pieces shown on the runway not yet available, steal the looks from the three biggest trends right now.
From Gucci to Prada, florals were a big trend at MFW. From large-scale to a touch in accessories, floral prints were everywhere throughout the collections shown. Taking a cue from Eastern culture, Prada included florals in floral print shirts and hibiscus adorned suitcases. Copy this look with a Libertine-Libertine Shirt with Palm Tree prints.
If year was all about shades of grey, this year it’s about wearing varying shades of a monochromatic color. Calvin Klein, Bottega Veneta and Zegna displayed looks in head to toe color schemes based on a single unifying color. Pair a different hued blue shirt, like this Lacoste Linen Shirt, on top of some jeans you already own and rock your own version of the monochromatic trend.
If Massimiliano Giometti's SS14 Salvatore Ferragamo show has any indication of the trend for shorts next season, is that Bermuda shorts are making its way back to the sartorial savvy. Straying away of the tight and shorter cuts as of late, many shows featured shorts with a well-tailored and looser fit. Keep cool this summer and slip into these similar Topman Blue Flecked Suit Shorts.