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
Kareen Borgella debuted her Egyptian-Inspired Spring 2011 collection on December 2nd. The colors, elegance and texture of the costumes in the film Cleopatra caught her attention. She adapted this aesthetic into her collection for the modern girl in today’s world. Borgella’s colorful collection consists of silk charmuese, silk taffeta, iridescent silk chiffon, Dutch and poly satin as well as textured georgette.
Purple has always been Kareen’s favorite hue which she believes is a power color for royalty and elegance, emboldened further by the use of gold accents. Kareen also mixed in burnt yellow and orange hues. Her pieces are beautifully crafted, well draped silhouettes of art in motion.
Photos By Yoka Haraoka
Designer Sally Wu presented her spring 2011 collection at Arario Gallery in Mahattan. The polished line infused contemporary tailored silhouettes with pops of bright color, evoking a futuristic minimalist touch for the modern woman. Her show also featured Act 1 Jewelry; bright, festive and bold mixed media pieces that complimented her fresh designs. In addition to designing smart womenswear, Wu also just recently opened up her newest restaurant, Ten Ten with chef Josh Eden. Sally has also curated many art exhibitions, as well as produced films. Visit Act 1 here.
Video by Stevyn Llewellyn.