fashion

Sachin & Babi S/S 2018 Presentation

By Amber Monaé

Inspired by the Middle Eastern market’s captivating energy as well as French fashion muse, Loulou de la Falaise’s, eclectic bohemian spirit, Sachin & Babi’s show celebrated diversity and the marriage of old world charm with effortless, contemporary style. The collection was combined of classic evening wear such as silks and sequins with unexpected colors. Journey to Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar – a crossroads of history, cultures and modern trade. Indulge your senses with vibrant tapestries, rich textures and bold spices. Here, among the merchants and craftsman is where the Spring/Summer 2018 collection was conceived. The pieces combine classic evening wear elements such as tulle, silks and sequins with unexpected colors and graphic Ottoman textiles. Determined to maintain cultural integrity, the couple sewed back into the region by sourcing original I­­­­kat fabrics from Turkish artisans and enlisting a local manufacturer to create this season’s shoes. Striking and fresh, the Spring/Summer 2018 collection offers women the promise of elegance through statement pieces that dress up life’s most important moments. (more…)

Romeo Hunte S/S 2018 Presentation

By Amber Monaé

To describe this collection using one word, it would be Nostalgic! Romeo Hunte brought back my teenage years with the doobie’s, construction boots and bamboo earrings which I was wearing the day of his presentation by the way. Who knew this look that was the typical “around the way girl” style would make it to the runway one day.  (more…)

MiMi Prober S/S 2018 Presentation

By Amber Monaé

On Monday, fashionista’s flooded to Mimi Prober’s night-time fashion show. If you aren’t familiar with her, she is a New York based designer and Fashion Institute of Technology graduate. Her signature collection is handcrafted using recovered fragments of antique materials dating from the 18th to early 20th centuries which was noticeable throughout the short collection. She is best known for her embroidery and lace detail which I loved the most with her black pieces. It may be the spring collection but black never goes out of style.  (more…)

Michael Costello S/S 2018 Presentation

By Amber Monaé

Michael Costello has been the man for quiet some time for beautiful gowns during award seasons but lately he has been the go to designer for bridal couture. So, it made sense that he would now intertwine this into his latest NYFW presentation. Being the designs are for the upcoming spring months the models were posed up against a bevy of flower walls (Kanye really started this) at the Robert Miller Gallery in Chelsea, showcasing the intricate designs in white, blush and baby blue. (more…)

Torrid S/S 2018 Presentation

By Amber Monaé

One of the most anticipated shows of the season wasn’t your typical designer but in fact a brand that can be regularly found in any mall. The brand I speak of is none other than Torrid. Who would’ve thought?! I was able to score a front row seat to the hottest ticket in town which already had previews of what was to come in Allure.com and Refinery 29. If you are not familiar with the store it sells trendy and affordable pieces for sizes 10-30. I might not be the brand’s demographic but I loved everything I saw and was inspired to remix some of my own pieces. See here.  (more…)