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…

New Age Feminist Bliss

By: Ashleigh K. Copeland If Katherine Hepburn, Jackie O, and Marie Antoinette had a baby, it would be this collection.  Marc Jacob’s spring 2019 collection of ruffles, pink satin, and all things avant garde is just what women need after such a tumultuous 2018.  This collection, even down to the music selection, is lighthearted, cohesive,…

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…

Is Buy Now, Wear Now the New Normal?

By: Ashleigh K. Copeland The first two days of New York Fashion Week have not been quite as buzzy as we are used to from past seasons.  This is the year of change for sure.  Rather than starting the fashion week with a bang, the heavy hitters of NYFW are sprinkled throughout the week.  I can’t…