Fashion Week New York – a peek at the Designer Inspirations

It’s that time again: New York is mesmerizing the fashion world these days with next year’s spring runway shows. We’ve got a different glimpse for you here today though – wouldn’t you also be interested in what inspired the designers when they created the collections? ELLE spoke with some of them. What they revealed is quite interesting and often surprising!

For instance, according to ELLE, Rebecca Taylor imagined “the Rolling Stones traveling to India and the dreamy ideal an Indian pilgrimage conjures, with a bit of rock & roll edge”:

elle-15-rebecca-taylor-v-xlnRebecca Taylor SS 2015 collection sketch – image via ELLE

Elie Tahari was dreaming of “Future Bohemian”:

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Spring 2015 collection sketch by Elie Tahari, via ELLE

Or take Misha Nonoo, who was inspired by “the melding of opposing forces as demonstrated in Dustin Yellin’s three-dimensional psycho geographies.” Wow! That’s deep!

elle-19-misha-nonoo-v-xlnFashion sketch by Misha Nonoo, from the 2015 Spring Summer collection. Image via ELLE

Are those inspirations intriguing or what? Read more here on ELLE!

 

Emerging designer online shop – not just a label

If you love to be different and pick your own fashion, in your own style, off the beaten track of big shopping crowds, scope out the independent designer shop NOT JUST A LABEL By shopping there, you not only support young independent designers but you can select from a ton of truly unique fashion and accessory pieces!

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All images via not just a label | collage by Astrid Mueller | top left: jealousy | top right: Monique Daniels | left black necklace: Olga Jeanne | middle right fashion shoot: Sade English | porcelain shoes: Laurapapp | bottom left: Karen Morris Millinery | fashion sketch: Damien Ravn

If these are a bit too daring for you, as design and fashion aficionado you’ll be intrigued by the curated selection of artistic talent on this platform! Head over to notjustalabel.com and see for yourself! Enjoy!

 

behind the scenes at Alice and Olivia campaign shoot

Have you spotted the new Alice and Olivia campaign yet? We love it! We spotted some lovely images on their blog, sharing a peek behind the scenes of the shoot!

aliceandolivia_fallcampaign_2014-2Alice and Olivia behind the scenes of fall 2014 campaign shoot – photo: Mallane Stanbury – image via A & O blog

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The current Alice and Olivia website with one of the campaign visuals – we love it all, and the website too!

How about you?

Glimpse across the pond: Phoenix Fashion Week

Everyone always talks about Paris, London, New York, and LA when it comes to runway shows, making it easy for smaller fashion shows to go unnoticed. While their limelight may shine from smaller spotlights, regional shows often hold a unique potential of designers, which can be spotted there first before they hit the big runways.

Last weekend, I was able to attend (and participate in, as accessory designer at possibility) at a preview event by Phoenix Fashion Week – called Shop Garment District, where emerging fashion designers presented 4 pieces of their upcoming October Phoenix Fashion Week  show collection on the runway. A few impressions:

James-Almanza-3006Adoire by Saba – Photo Courtesy of Almanza Photography

James-Almanza-3081Atiz – Photo Courtesy of Almanza Photography

James-Almanza-3118Blackberry Maverick – Photo Courtesy of Almanza Photography

James-Almanza-3155Charmosa Swimwear – Photo Courtesy of Almanza Photography

James-Almanza-3225Hues of Ego - Photo courtesy of Almanza Photography

James-Almanza-3268Jacqueline Nicole – jewelry: possibility – Photo Courtesy of Almanza Photography

James-Almanza-3286Jacqueline Nicole – jewelry: possibility – Photo Courtesy of Almanza Photography

James-Almanza-3329Kismit – Photo Courtesy of Almanza Photography

James-Almanza-3384Lilliene Lang – Photo Courtesy of Almanza Photography

James-Almanza-3389Lilliene Lang – jewelry: possibility – Photo Courtesy of Almanza Photography

James-Almanza-3408Lilliene Lang – jewelry: possibility – Photo Courtesy of Almanza Photography

James-Almanza-3411Lilliene Lang – jewelry: possibility – Photo Courtesy of Almanza Photography

James-Almanza-3470Misha Mendicino Designs – Photo Courtesy of Almanza Photography

James-Almanza-3506Rayan – Photo Courtesy of Almanza Photography

James-Almanza-3540Schuylark – Photo Courtesy of Almanza Photography

James-Almanza-3584State 48 – Photo Courtesy of Almanza Photography

James-Almanza-3621Woman’s Touch Apparel – Photo Courtesy of Almanza Photography

All above images are borrowed from the Phoenix based fashion blog COUTURE IN THE SUBURBS. Visit their full blog post for more details and photos of this event! Who is your favorite designer so far from these emerging designers?

A gem for the fashion lover & artful soul – BOOKMARC NY

Here’s a bookmark for your next trip to New York: BOOKMARC by MARC JACOBS. The fashion maven smartly expanded his brand with this unique bookstore on Bleeker Street. It’s a must-see for any fashion and art lover, with intriguing items for penny budgets and art curator pockets alike. Lots of inspiration from small gift items to magazines and exclusive limited edition coffee table art and fashion books!

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Above images from their instagram BOOKMARKNY.  Storefront image via timeout

BOOKMARC is located on 400 Bleeker, and open daily from 12-8pm. Read more in this NY RACKED review, and follow them on instagram for latest arrival and book signing announcements and peeks! Enjoy!

 

Nature meets metal – unique art inspiration

Recently we spotted a unique art find: sculptural pieces that are inspired by nature, created electronically, then come to life in seemingly moving metal sculptures! Check out the unique artifact series called Expand Life by the architecture and design firm Paperna-Yaniv:

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Spotted via lo state minor see more images in their blog post here and on the designer’s website here

Amazing, right?

 

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