Ganryu

March 31, 2013 by  
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Electric Feathers

March 30, 2013 by  
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In the past, Electric Feathers‘ Leana Zuniga has typically focused on convertibility over construction. This season, she branched out, adding sweaters and footwear to her repertoire. Knitwear came in the form of oversize grandpa sweaters and blanket wraps, as well as fuzzy mohair cropped jackets. She also introduced chunky knee-high suede boots that you could really stomp around in. There was a refreshing efficiency to her Fall lineup, which was inspired by Amelia Earhart. Earhart’s influence was apparent in the lightweight worsted-wool jumpsuits decorated with utilitarian cargo pockets, as well as the white shirtdresses. Of course, some of Zuniga’s signature style-any-way-you-want sack dresses and “Ali Baba” pants also made appearances here, but they seemed somehow more sophisticated this time around, particularly when cinched with slim belts with gold hardware created by her artist boyfriend Facundo Newbery.
—Brittany Adams
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Jun Okamoto

March 29, 2013 by  
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A Degree Fahrenheit

March 28, 2013 by  
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Yoshio Kubo

March 27, 2013 by  
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Escada

March 26, 2013 by  
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Modernizing Escada while maintaining the somewhat excessive essence of the brand is the mission with which the recently promoted fashion director Daniel Wingate has been tasked. The past few collections indicate that Wingate is on track to steer the 35-year-old brand into the future. Here, the most successful looks were pared down. Sharp suiting separates in on-trend powder pink and a matching topcoat had an ageless appeal, while a tan leather T-shirt-and-pencil-skirt set also seemed fresh, particularly when styled with a sleek chrome belt. Still, Wingate isn’t leading the label down a minimalist rabbit hole. He was more playful with outerwear and eveningwear. Patchworked fur coats and glam jumpsuits and column gowns trimmed with frothy feathers at the shoulders seemed more like the flashy old Escada. That’s not necessarily a bad thing.
—Brittany Adams
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Facetasm

March 25, 2013 by  
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Maki Oh

March 24, 2013 by  
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A fashion season can come to feel a lot like the movie Groundhog Day—running from show to show, you find that even very disparate designers will touch on many of the same themes. Not so Lagos-based label Maki Oh, which operates well outside the fashion hive mind. This time out, designer Maki Osakwe’s starting point was a Nigerian hairstyling technique called threading, an inspiration she elaborated into her traditional adire prints, including one of a girl with threaded hair, and hairlike fringe embroidery. As is her wont, Osakwe fused her Nigerian references with coolly elegant Western silhouettes, notably pencil-lean dresses; the standout look here was a velour sheath with inserts of sheer material that produced a seemingly magical hang. The circular necklines and seaming on other pieces echoed the effect. Elsewhere, Osakwe explored more laid-back cuts, executing boxy tees, lapel-free jackets, and pajama pants. Still, this was a typically natty affair, relaxed but not casual per se. Likewise, Osakwe’s incorporation of heavier fabrics, such as the velour, and items fit for cooler weather, like the jackets, did nothing to diminish or distract from her unique point of view; Osakwe may be conceding to the seasonal needs of her increasingly international clientele, but she’s doing it her own way.
—Maya Singer
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Saloni

March 23, 2013 by  
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Designer Saloni Lodha lives in Mumbai. But she launched her brand in London, back when she was something of a local It girl, and in the years since, she has developed its aesthetic into an adroit mix of her Eastern and Western influences. Lodha’s silhouettes are rather straightforward, with an emphasis on flirty jacquard and printed jersey skirts and dresses. But as this collection affirmed, the real interest in her clothes is the surface embellishment. Here, for instance, she transformed an otherwise anodyne organza cocktail dress by covering it in color-blocked Indian cord work. Elsewhere, she created camo-like patterns on a short dress and baseball jacket, using dense thread embroidery. Those were the most interesting pieces in the collection, but there were lots of attractive looks here as well. In particular, Lodha’s stained-glass print gave a kaleidoscopic kick to her relatable little dresses. She also did well with her outerwear, which was both a new category for her this season and, as she explained when presenting the collection, an especially challenging one. “When you live in Mumbai,” she noted, “it can be hard to remember that there are places where it’s not always hot.”
—Maya Singer
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G.V.G.V.

March 22, 2013 by  
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