What do you get when you combine the wardrobes of Brooke Astor and Courtney Love? Unraveled elegance, according to Peter Som. Jeweled collars, floral printed shoes, retro bustiers, gold brocade pants, pastel silk sateen blouses, and watercolor board shorts (part of a new collaboration with Earnest Sewn) seemed to come across as more socialite than rock star. Regardless, it was a collection that was hip enough for any girl – updown or downtown.
Max and Lubov Azria had their spring showing yesterday morning and we honestly couldn’t think of a better collection to help kick off New York Fashion Week. Weightless, baroque printed and lingerie-like dresses juxtaposed beautifully with leather harnesses were inspired by the femme fatale muses and Helmut Newton’s black and white photography. I was especially smitten with the muted palettes with pops of coral . . . stunning.
In his series titled “Flying Houses,” Laurent Chehere manipulates images by placing ordinary homes and buildings high into the sky. Inspired by the forgotten homes of the Belleville and Menilmontant neighborhoods in Paris, Chehere brilliantly highlights the unsung beauty and details of the architecture.