February 1, 2011
Obey is hitting us with a pretty cool collection of light jackets, tees, tanks, & button ups, that’s a little bit military, a little bit tribal, & a little bit beachy. This men’s Spring Summer collection is for the well fitted street gentleman, with simple subtly in just the right places.
January 25, 2011
January 25, 2011
Presenting the Gerlan Jeans Spring/Summer 2011 Collection. Fun & vibrant, & oh so early 90′s pop art. Crossover overall dresses, black & white contrasting, giant knocker balls, denim all over.. just loves it. Check the slideshow below:
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December 9, 2010
I have to admit, a lot of my favorite shows at New York Fashion Week this past fall season were off site from the tents. My Boudior D’huitres experience was no different. The show kicked off with a Pebbles & Bam Bam sorta feel. There were lots of animal prints, leather, & silk; nature’s best. I had a variety of favorites in this collection, including almost all the leather pieces, the dresses, pockets, etc. I also thoroughly enjoyed the folding flap vest & jacket. The organic hemp giftbag with natural beauty products was also a plus.
At the show, the guests received excerpts from Mimi’s diary which explained the collection’s inspiration:
From Mimi’s Diary – South Africa 2010
Inspiration Spring/Summer 2011
To the African Bushman
The preying mantis is believed to be a divine messenger
-She is seen as an ambassador from the animal “Queendom”
-The Orchid Mantis is beautiful like the flowers…delicate round shapes & curved angles
-Round Organic shapes us, new development…structure, summetry.
Modern Woman not traditional. Insect safari. Animal safari. Human safari.
-The palest sunlight broke down this morning…Shining…Beaming..Smiling
-A silent sanctuary of olive & brown hued weltered grass
-Steel & modern technology against a resistant back drop of earth, rack & history
-The moon is so bright here…a ghostly white marbled against the deepest navy
-The landscape has become dry…now I am thirsty.
Mimi’s Diary – June 28, 2010 – South Africa
In South Africa, I watched the sun set.
These were intricate shades of blues, greens, yellows & white.
Piercing ambers penetrated navy, & I wanted to embrace that palette.
I imagined a modern day Safari with Victorian influence.
My journey was guided by a preying mantis.
I saw the sun glisten against the rippling lake, creating moving diamonds on its surface.
1960′s Veruschka with a touch of Kathleen Turner as Joan Wilder in “Jewel of the Nile.”
I was inspired by all of these things.
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October 29, 2010
Our girls, Fotoula Lambros & Emily Thornhill, form one of Metro-Detroit’s favorite fashion lines, Femilia Organic Couture. Femilia debuts their Spring/Summer 2011 Collection, “The Future Vintage,” at this year’s Fashion In Detroit, taking place on the second day of the annual, 2-day event.
Proclaiming the fashionably-fit term, “eco-chic,” the 95% organic line is the epitome of what is not only environmentally conscious, but stylishly conscious. The all-white runway presentation at FID felt extra airy & soft, almost like cumulus clouds; & seeing some of the tulle-attached gowns could even give off the likes of a wedding dress. Femilia Couture‘s Spring/Summer 2011 line is presented as something like a white canvas; the girls got creative & opted to give their clients a choice in the color of their garments. The collection becomes fun & interactive as the client can custom tailor & suit the piece of their choice to their personality, choosing any color from the provided 8-tone palette.
With the nature of the collection, all orders are custom, & can be transacted by contacting Femilia via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone (248.850.8939), OR visiting their newly opened store front located in Ferndale, MI! Check out the Femilia Organic Couture showroom open Tuesday-Saturday, 11pm-7pm at 420 Hilton Road, Ferndale, MI 48220.
See the slideshow below for Femilia on the FID runway, with bonus behind the scenes photos!
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October 24, 2010
The entire collection is purposely presented as a white palette because all pieces can be custom colored. Holler at your girls, Fotoula Lambros & Emily Thornhill at email@example.com.
September 29, 2010
Presenting the CHRISHABANA Spring/Summer 2011 jewelry collection, “Mon Amour, Mon Ennemi.” The New York based designer emulates a real edgy, gothic, feel in his collections. He puts into use geometrics, & your expected bones, crosses, & thorns, all fused into the finest metals. See the full presentation below:
September 27, 2010
This season, Karolina Zmarlak was inspired by a modernist re-visioning of the traditions in Japan. Deconstruction of traditional kimono lines are redeveloped with slits, sliced necklines & folding; a futuristic transparency of old textures. As Karolina approaches her fourth season, her focus remains on sophistication, bold silhouettes, clean tailoring, convertibility & personalization. Her strong use of traditional textiles melded with high-tech performance fabrics continues to be represented through her designs, as she introduces the use of fresh bold colors, prints & techniques.
See the full collection in the slideshow below:
September 17, 2010
I love the silk, summer textures, satin military vest, the nude knit dress with fun pattern marks, & especially the Genie tribal pants featured in Berardi’s SS/2011 collection. Watching the garments flow down the runway, one couldn’t help but feel the essence of a fresh summer breeze in the air.
“Inspired by the 1960 Jean-Luc Godard new wave cinema epic “Breathless” & its star, Jean Seberg, the Alexander Berardi Spring/Summer 2011 collection captures the mood of restless romance & eclectic chic.”
September 8, 2010
“I’ve always been inspired by the way Jackie Kennedy Onassis brought style and glamour to everything she wore. I strive to capture that same style and sophistication in each collection,” said Thomas who coined her Romás label as a “one-of-a-kind and ready-to-wear collection” with a classic, yet contemporary, flare.