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Son Jung Wan 2016 NYFW

February 15, 2016

There is a story behind every women and its never the same, you will never see recurring details and that’s actually what Son Jung Wan achieves in each and every collection she creates. Son Jung Wan’s career has blossomed from a modest boutique, into a household name making her one of the most elite designers in the game. There are so many designers that showcase each season at New York fashion week but there are very few that create the atmosphere and real anticipation that Ms.Wan does. Sophisticated but bold, this collection is not made for the practical lady who loves to blend in. Nothing in the Son Jung Wan’s collection will be missable due to its strong vibrant colors, selection of fine fabrics but most importantly for me the tailoring she creates. All of her creations are tailored for the women who loves to stand out for all the right reasons. This February her new collection was no different, with numerous furs and embellishments, as always I personally fell in love at first sight with her collection. Unlike last February where Ms. Wan used dark purples, green furs and glistening gold fabrics, this year she opted for pastel colours, with grey and black garments added into the mix. Fearless, bold and sophisticated, the Son Jung Wan collection takes risks to the next level. Unfortunately the finale was really quick, so I was unable to get pictures of some pieces but I hope you ladies love the shots I did get. I even got a quick snap of Kevin Tachmen, a fashion genius when it comes to photography working behind the scenes. I really could not pick a favorite and if I did it would be a three hour long essay discussing every small detail of this exquisite and charming collection.

Stay Lawless,

Niamh X

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Herve Leger NYFW 2016

February 15, 2016

 

My very first introduction to fashion week was back in 2013. To this day, I still have the same emotions of pure excitement getting behind the scenes along side fashion weeks elite designers and their teams. No better introduction to fashion week than having my very first show with Herve Leger, an iconic name that has been running for more than three decades. Max and Lubov have created a brand that is adored by so many, from Kim Kardashian to Nicki Minaj. Not only are they extremely successful designers and co founders of Herve Leger but they have also created BCBG. Both brands are tailored to curious and daring ladies, who embrace fashion statements on a daily basis. To call them a “power couple” is a real under statement. Always a media frenzy and this year was no different however there were a few new faces in the mix.

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Last year Taylor Hill along with a few others have walked the Heger Leger show. Taylor has become overnight a super model and most recently walked in this years Victoria Secret’s show. Herve Leger has always been ahead of the game, not only with their collection but also in their selection of models. Most if not all have become household names, which just demonstrates how powerful the Herve Leger brand is. This years winter and fall collections embraced an edgy vibe which is not unusual for Herve Leger. Painted leather laced boots create a punk rock feel with the addition of their infamous body con dress, it was a show not to miss. Even a check skirt was added into the mix to add flair of 90’s punk rock. I personally loved their diverse selection of materials and colors they had this year. From laced chains, to studded fringe although their was a more masculine approach Max and Lubov did also incorporated delicate pieces from dark floral dresses to light greys and creams. For me this show topped all my expectations and just shown that Herve Leger is once again leading the way. I hope you all enjoy my quick snaps of behind the scene madness. Thank you Annis Kamera for the beautiful runway shoots visit her instagram to see more @a.kamera.

Stay Lawless,

Niamh X

 

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Fashion Farm Foundation Sept 2015

September 18, 2015

“Fashion Farm Foundation” was a complete mystery to me, as I had never heard of it and for me it really was the perfect ending to a perfect fashion week, as there was an excitement and anticipation not really knowing what to expect. Following the creative work of four young Hong Kong designers, it was inevitable that this show would be at the very least interesting. Having worked last season with “Concept Korea” a collaboration of three designers from Korea, it is just amazing to see how three designers, could creatively pull three completely different collections into one show. It was a very intriguing show for one simple reason, there is no leader or head designer behind it so you are continuously left in your seat with the element of surprise, as really anything could come next.

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With most designers, they tend to stick to the same confinements for each show where it can be a repetitive pattern or color and in ways creates a uniform look with a selection of options. With Fashion Farm Foundation the show was divided into four separate collections. The first was one of my favorites using a contrast of black and red accessories, with bold statement sunglasses, this was called Injury and it was a very unusual collection. Second up was Day Dream Nation which was perfectly named as it was so intriguing and out there. Day Dream Nation was a collection created solely around a wandering and creative mind, bringing to life a combination of fashion and daydreams. I have to say I understand and appreciate that not many would wear this on a daily basis but to see a collection that went against the illusion of practical fashion, made it all the more fun for me. For me it was creative, fun and regardless of it being out there had pieces within the collection that you would pull and make your own. Following Pursuit were the boys modeling Placed by Gideon, this was a lot more casual but still unique in its own right. My favorite was a white sweater combo with purple pants it is not your typical masculine look. Adding color you would think would make a man look feminine but there was not a hint of this, the boys rocked it. Last but not least was Methodology Collection, which I feel would be more suited to rockers of New York, it definitely had some quirky pieces, their embellished caps finished of the show and I would not be surprised to see it showcased on the streets of New York next week !!

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Niamh X

 

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Vivienne Tam Sept 2015

September 17, 2015

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Vivienne Tam’s collections and designs are in my opinion the blueprint for a West meets East style. Delicate and ornate pieces have helped to establish Ms. Tam in becoming an elite designer at New York Fashion Week. Lavish dresses are her trademark and these can be seen showcased in boutique windows up and down Fifth Avenue, from Saks to Bergdorf Goodman. Vivienne continues to design a collection enriched with ornate and delicate patterns inspired by her Chinese heritage. Some looks are carried through to the next season with a change in color and fit but mesh dresses are a concept you will find to be one of her favourite items to recreate. Beautifully stitched with vibrant and diverse patterns and a strong emphasis on detail, these dresses are elegant and effortlessly sexy. If you ever want to make a statement or stand out from the crowd, this collection is definitely one to seriously consider.

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With this season, Vivienne was inspired by the increasing androgynous nature of fashion in the 20’s and today’s “street’ culture. It reflects a contemporary contextualization of art deco design elements, characterized by linear forms, dropped waists, stripes and angularities translated into relaxed shapes that are reminiscent of the teen surfer culture of the 70’s. Every collection embraces Vivienne’s heritage in some form however this years was visually a lot different. Using a variety of different materials from hand crafted embroideries, laser-cut appliques and crisp cottons created masculine shapes with feminine embellishments. This year Vivienne created a collection that was very diverse and could be worn by both sexes. Jumpsuits and bomber jackets made of power mesh made the collection for me. It was interesting to see how these were styled also as I would usually opt for a jean, seeing these bomber jackets layered over pattern dresses created a whole new demension to the overall look and jacket itself. I think you will find for yourself that this is a collection that will make you effortlessly stand out among the crowd for all the right reasons.

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Niamh X
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Son Jung Wan Sept 2015

September 16, 2015

 

Some of you may not be familiar with Son Jung Wan however all will be forgiven in a moment and I have no doubt when you read this post and discover my previous post on her from last season, you will understand why this designer is absolutely adored my so many and idolized in the fashion industry. I will not lie to you but my knowledge of designers was very minimal until recent years. I am the type of girl who likes or dislikes what I see and will make up my own mind, I will not be influenced by branding or labels. It’s a part of the industry that bugs me a little because designers can get it wrong on occasions. Son Jung Wan will never be in that category for me and has become one of my most loved and widely anticipated designers every fashion week. Having become one of Korea’s most successful designers, she is always ahead of the game and produces the strongest collections each year. Fur was extremely popular last season and there were very few designers who did not attempt to incorporate it into their designs last February. However no one and I honestly mean it no one, embraced this trend to the same depth as Son did. Son used a selection of lavish orange and blue furs incorporated with shimmering gold fabric and knits. It was a big risk to take, as it could have easily bordered on gaudy or vulgar. She has a diverse and an exceptionally rare talent that is sometimes lacking in this industry and I truly feel that this is only the beginning of something great for her. The one think that is never lacking in Son Jung Wan’s collections is colour but mainly what you will continue to see is beautiful shimmering fabrics which grab every shimmer of light available. The luxurious collections designed by Son Jung Wan consist of impeccably executed separates and dresses made from the most sumptuous fabrics. Working behind this show is a dream, not only are you surrounded by an outstanding collection you are working beside an elite designer, who is at the top of her game and is beyond sweet and appreciative. With every show there usually will be three male models in the mix and I must say I would easily wear any of their pieces. Dresses were very big also this season and Rea modeled a beautiful dusted pink dress. Draped over to one side, it made the most elegant silhouette and Rea really rocked it for me. To choose a favorite was easy for me, embellishments and shimmering garments are Son Jung Wan’s staple in every collection but this particular dress I fell in love with straight away. The dress had shimmering bronze-rose fabric and was heavily beaded. There is no other way to say it, I was emotional when we had to leave, I just wanted this dress so bad, you know the feeling lol !!! You can see for yourself how amazing this collection is. I hope now when you see fashion shows, you will immediately look and recognize Son Jung Wan’s collection. Her designs for me personally stood out from other designers at fashion week.

Stay Lawless,

Niamh X

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