SHOULDA, COULDA, PRABAL – 2012 GOLDEN GLOBES

Sunday night’s wears at the 2012 Golden Globes really ran the gamut from famous couture houses (Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman in Atelier Versace, and Evan Rachel Wood in Gucci Première), to lesser known designers (Meryl Streep in Alessandra Rich and Jane Lynch in David Meister), and, of course, the red carpet regulars (Charlize Theron and Mila Kunis in Dior, Lea Michele and Shailene Woodley in Marchesa). Prabal Gurung, who’s highly praised Spring and Pre-Fall 2012 collections both included award season ready looks, was one designer missing from the lineup this year (Bring back Hailee Steinfeld!). Three looks, in particular, from his most recent collections would’ve made this carpet next level:

1. Iconic Meryl Streep (pictured right in Alessandra Rich) has been around long enough to know what works for her on the red carpet, which is always a practical long-sleeved gown. This deep emerald silk-satin number with tastefully plunged neckline from Gurung’s Pre-Fall 2012 collection (perhaps done in black at Meryl’s request) would’ve garnered rave reviews, as opposed to the sad-looking bag she chose to don around her lower half (not that she needs it, but it’s always nice to get that nod as a seasoned vet). Continue reading

Advertisements

PRADA SS12 TOKYO – EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

カレンダーをマーク (I’ll let you figure that one out on your own)。The Asian market has been a key player in the overwhelming success and growth of Prada in the luxury arena. Prada SpA, in addition to their highly-anticipated bi-annual shows during Milan Fashion Week, have been staging runway shows in key Asian cities vital to their thriving business. The SS11 collection was duplicated and tweaked for a doppelganger runway presentation in Beijing. The Hong Kong elite were invited to a very exclusive presentation of the FW11 collection, and SS12 takes us to Tokyo, next week. The poster (above) is pretty self-explanatory, so… take a look. For those of you on my end of the planet who are wanting to watch the show, note the time difference: Continue reading

THE CUSHNIE ET OCHS SHOW

Liya Kebede in Cushnie et Ochs SS12

Or so it might as well have been called.

The 2011 CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards was yet another fashion frenzied evening, which brought out celebrities, designers, their muses/models, socialites, top-of-the-masthead types, CEO’s, and other industry insiders to the Skylight Soho in NYC Monday night. Joseph Altuzarra was crowned the winner of this year’s top prize, while Pamela Love and Creatures of the Wind were named the runner’s up.

Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs of Cushnie et Ochs, who were finalists of this year’s competition, took home an unofficial prize that every budding label strives for and certainly needs: press. The duo managed to get 6 looks from their SS12 collection on the carpet, 4 of which draped the bodies of some noteworthy individuals, including a supermodel, an A-list actress, a beauty mogul, and an online luxury retailer co-founder. Each look was an absolute K.O., and sure to be discussed on The Fashion Police this week. See for yourself:

 

Photos: style.com, vogue.com