Women Need to Wear Valentino

By: Ashleigh K. Copeland Stunning is the first word dripping off my tongue watching the Valentino spring 2019 collection.  The beautiful drama running down the runway in mixed prints, bold black and white, neutrals, and of course signature Valentino red.  However short this presentation, it seems like it lasted for an hour, in a good…

Sweet Dreams : Nightmares

“An abstraction, of horrors and dreams. The Spring 2018 CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC collection, devised by Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons, takes its inspiration from cinema, from the dream factory of Hollywood and its depictions of both an American nightmare and the all-powerful American dream.”- Calvin Klein SS2018 collection inspiration.  Without any models emerging on the runway…

The Ability to Transcend Trends

By: Ashleigh K. Copeland Amidst the current tone of androgyny and ultra-masculine inspired fashions, currently in stores for fall 2016 and looking ahead on the runways for spring 2017, the Marchesa spring 2017 collection is a welcomed break. It is nice to see beautifully crafted florals and metallics on the runway again.  Two fabrications traditionally…

Americana Collage by Anna Sui

By: Ashleigh K. Copeland Highly influenced by the 1960s, Anna Sui brings a femininity and cinematic-esq. take to the runway.  Each look references an aspect from the Old West, classic Americana, and fashion trends throughout the 20th century. Bandanas, fringe, pussy bow ties, and leather jackets; platform sneakers and sandals, paired with lace gowns of…