Exhibition: Fairy Tales Do Come True

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Hey There Little Red Riding Hood: Cape, late 18th century. The familiar scarlet cloak with an attached hood seems to have been modeled after a style favored by English countrywomen during the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Once upon a time there were some beautiful girls named Cinderella, Snow White, Alice, Rapunzel, Dorothy, Sleeping Beauty etc. who charmed their way into our hearts and folklore with fables that continue to mesmerize us. The fables based upon these women’s stories not only have filtered into our collective psyche but have acted as inspirations.

New York Designers Look to Heavens & Earth for SS 2016

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Givenchy SS16 Easy, modern elegance took center stage at New York Fashion Week, calling to mind all things contemplative, from the air and sky to the earth. Designers took inspiration from all things mystical from quiet musings to meditation, a modern nod to the mysticism of the ‘70s. The counterbalance of masculine and feminine started in the Fall 2015 collections, was reflected in elegant lingerie looks straight from the boudoir, noteworthy at Riccardo Tisci’s transformative Givenchy show, held at sunset at the site of 911  – silk satin smoking jackets and tuxedo style

NYFW: Pantone Reveals Spring 16 Colors

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With the return to school, college or jobs, the summer and Labor Day already seemingly fade from memory. But if you’re looking for something “more tranquil” or relaxing, look no further than the Spring/Summer 2016 Fashion Color Report from Pantone, the internationally recognized color authority. Pantone once again debuted its Fashion Color Report yesterday, listing the top colors of the spring season: Rose Quartz, Peach Echo, Serenity, Snorkel Blue, Buttercup, Limpet Shell, Lilac Gray, Fiesta, Iced Coffee, Green Flash. Nicole Miller Sketch

NYFW Fall 2015: Foxy Ladies

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Calling all foxy ladies! Foxes will garner all the attention come fall. Natural and colored fur stoles, scarves, collars and cuffs tossed over fall suits and sweaters, jumpsuits, bohemian blouses and slender evening gowns added a modern luxe touch to the collections. This emerging trend was evident in the collections of both young designers and more classic couture-like houses. Take the Look to the Next Level Wearing an oversized fur requires one of two approaches to accessorizing. Either you go for small and understated, in order to

NYFW Fall 2015: Luxe Bohemian Retro

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Bohemia and the ‘60s and ‘70s came back into focus on the runways. Newly translated into modern style via mixes of color, such as at Peter Copping’s inaugural collection at Oscar de la Renta as well as at Derek Lam, the trend was by far the most prominent of the season. Silhouettes at Marc Jacobs and Michael Kors were reminiscent of past eras with hipster skirts, turtlenecks and elongated sweater dresses all making strong statements. Take the Look to the Next Level Tassels are a signature look in this trend and there is no easi

NYFW Fall 2015: Athleisure Is Here To Stay

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The Ath-leisure trend continued to dominate this season at New York fashion week. Advancing with new sports motifs and a preppy Ali McGraw feel at Tommy Hilfiger as well as more upscale sophisticated at Prabal Gurung. Kanye West and Adidas Originals also amplified the trend at their much-discussed presentation where they highlighted nude body stockings paired with sweatpants, camo and sports bras. At Alexander Wang, a regular ath-leisure enthusiast, the trend went downtown with black quilted coats and jackets, accented by metal studs, topped leather shorts and pants, all grounde