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Luxe leather accents and garments ranging from dual-fabric blazers to jackets and trousers in an undeniable 80s aesthetic that only Robert Geller could do was the name of the game for the designers namesake Fall Winter 2011 collection.  Opting for a relatively minimal color scheme the collection has an overall monotone feeling. However, Geller–being something of a sensualist–incorporates just the right touch of  texture from studs to raw-edged silk scarves to finish off the look. Definitely the best New York Fashion Week has had to offer.

For more images from the runway show visit the Style.com website.


The NYC-based British designers of Rag & Bone went back to their roots for a Duke of Windsor-inspired collection for Fall Winter 2011.  And though classic textiles like tweed where prominent one thing that wasn’t lacking was a truly bonafide NYC street credibility.  Dapper suits and coats mixed with eagle embroidered baseball jackets made for a modern take to what would otherwise be a much outdated look.  Wide trousers and cropped leather jackets with fur details added a dash of luxe. However, the stand out pieces hands down have to be the few kilts that snuck into the mix. The added pops of electric blue and mustard yellow really solidify the look and bring into modern day–definitely worthy of the streets of NYC.

images courtesy of Dazed Digital.

Stay tuned for more from New York Fashion Week!

For Spring Summer 2011 Burberry Prorsum gets a Punk overhaul, mixing its Brit militant aesthetic with major punk influences. Military, Leather, and spikes–who knew Burberry had it in them? But of course much of this transformation has to do with Yorkshire born, designer Christopher Bailey. He has completely revamped the brand giving it a much youthful appeal—a much-needed change, if you ask me.

Keeping with the expected staples such as trench coats, the Spring Summer 2011 collection comes many new added influences. From biker jackets to leather and jersey trousers, and of course lots and lots of hardware, innovation and transformation is the name of the game.

Here are a couple of my favorite looks from the menswear collection:


images from Oyster Magazine

To view footage of the runway show go here. And be sure to stay tuned for a recap of the Burberry Prorsum Spring Summer 2011 Womenswear collection.

Imagine walking into a dim-lit, moody room. Everywhere you look there are various fashionably dramatic and fabulous people–some followed by cameras, others in dark corners standing around like they know all eyes are on them, and some networking chit-chatting away with everyone. Oh, and lets not forget, Kat Von D is sitting in front row as well as Project Runway’s Kit Scarbo (formerly Kit Pistol). 

Now, whoever it was that said that L.A. doesn’t need a fashion week clearly wasn’t at last night’s Exchange LA show featuring one of L.A’s best, my friend, Ashton Hirota’s Ashton Michael S/S 2011 collection.

The eco-friendly line consisted of gothy-punky staples such as low slung trousers, suspender details, shreds,  and an overall androgynous, gender-free aesthetic. My personal favorite look is the pair of trousers with the woven detail (left, in photo above). Sure the styling is a bit drastic, but add a delicate tank underneath, accessorize it with a killer heel and you’ve got for an amazingly chic but tough look.

Stay tuned for photographs and more of  Skingraft and Anthony Franco collections, who also partook in yesterdays show.

I have to say, hands down last nights events proved to be one of the more enjoyable ones I’ve had in these past two weeks.

for more on Ashton Michael visit  www.ashtonmichael.com

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