Zang Toi’s Fall 2011 collection is a full blossom of his own artistic talents fused with the charisma exuding from the runway models. His show starts off with a pair of khaki pants and khaki top, cleverly meshed with a same-colored overcoat with a high impact fur around the neck. The model’s bronze shaded eyelids and eye-catching pinned up hairdo are chic. The immediate change of color scheme from placid khaki to black is an unexpected, but a delightful surprise. The black evening gowns highlighted with over-sized necklaces are mind-blowing. What impresses me in particular about Toi’s collection is the ease that he displays even with more mysterious colors like turquoise. As the dresses spread across the runway, a new fashion trend also spreads its wings.
— Vela Susan Park View the collection in the photo gallery below.
Designer Rad Hourani presents a dynamic and strong collection for Autumn/Winter 2011-12. Bold silhouettes evoke unconventional curves, smooth futuristic lines and zippered segments break up the to form yield a changing, transformable line of six unisex garments which then equal twenty-two innovative looks. See them all in in the gallery below
Photos provided by Rad Hourani. Watch the video here.
The hot pink accent dots scattered across Tibi’s Fall collection 2011 surely are infectious. To be honest, some of the dresses that were showcased made the models look as if they are six months into pregnancy, but that doesn’t mean that I was completely turned off by this collection. In fact, I thought the tones and patterns to Tibi’s pastel colored dresses were magnificent, and the ruffles towards the end of the collection were absolutely stunning. My favorite piece is the white snowflake dress that makes you feel as if you’re lost in a fairytale. What girl would not dream about wearing this dress after seeing this beauty? Tibi puts together elegance with sexiness all in one, and the quality of the dresses makes it clear that Tibi is indeed one of the hottest contemporary lines out there in New York. — Vela Susan Park View the collection in the slideshow below
If fallen angels wanted to start their own clothing line, I don’t think they could do a better job than the Dalmau brothers. Custo Barcelona’s fall collection is the heaven of colors at its epitome. Every piece of the line reminds me of an angel in revolution, which supernatural forces twirling together to form a masterpiece. Custo Barcelona fall 2011 is bold. The Dalmau brothers are not afraid to think outside of the box, and they do an incredible job bringing in different textures and patterns into the scene. One of my personal favorites is square patterned tweed jacket matched with a turtleneck shirt with layered with triangle shapes. Barcelona’s freedom and adroit control over cloth take you on a magical journey from start to finish.
— Vela Susan Park
View the collection in the gallery below.
Yohji Yamamoto’s runway presentation during New York Fashion Week. Notable standouts were overcoats, military jackets embellished with fur, and layered knits. Y-3’s futuristic activewear collection evoked a natural rustic feel, with a natural pallate punctuated by pops of red, turquoise, and plaid patterns. View the collection in the slideshow below. Photos by Yoko Haraoka