Alexander McQueen Pre-Fall 2020: The Very British Restrained Elegance of Modernism

Mixing the styles of British art nouveau and arts and crafts we saw Alexander McQueen creative director Sarah Burton gave us the restrained elegance of modernism. As in most of her collections Burton sought inspiration in nature: the sinuous iris, the proud thistle and The Glasgow Rose. The windswept earth and Northern landscapes laid bare. […]

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Balmain Resort 2021: Princess Diana, The Fresh Prince and their Picnic Dynasty

“Welcome to Hollywood! What’s your dream? Everybody comes here; this is Hollywood, land of dreams. Some dreams come true, some don’t; but keep on dreamin’ — this is Hollywood. Always time to dream, so keep on dreamin’.” These are the iconic lines that open the classic RomCom Pretty Woman. Now the full inspiration behind the […]

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Ulla Johnson Resort 2021: Re-Rolling Best Sellers in New Fabrications

Ulla Johnson has been amongst the first designers to show a Resort 2021 collection. Usually by this time in the year we have seen many designers show resort collections. This year we have only seen a little more than a dozen resort collections to this point. The collection brings effortless elegance. She told WWD  “Once […]

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Erdem Pre-Fall 2020: Using The Past To Speak Glamour Into The Future

In the heady days and long nights of 1930s London, the bright young things are the talk of the town. They have innate style, but they are fearless individuals with powerful personalities too. These were characters that dressed to impress their peers and express themselves, and it is this duality that is captured in the […]

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Self-Portrait Pre-Fall 2020: Wearable Elegance and Glamour

Self-Portrait just released the images of its Pre-Fall 2020 collection, these collections are usually show between November and January leading up to the Fall Ready-to-Wear collections presented during the big fashion weeks. Some designers have started doing this using the Pre-Fall collections as a preview for buyers. That seems to be the case with Self-Portrait, […]

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Tanya Taylor Resort 2021: A Pop of Color in the Darkest Hour

Amid the COVID-19 shut down creation of Resort 2021 collections have been quite difficult for brands, but not for Tanya Taylor. She told WWD that that the collection was far into the creative process by the time the shutdowns started going into effect “It’s not big, it’s definitely downsized,” she said of the promised business […]

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Chanel Cruise 2021: A Sunset on the Mediterranean or on Virginie Viard?

The Chanel Cruise 2021 presentation was cancelled due to COVID-19. The French luxury label was going to bring guests from all over the world to Capri, Italy for the event. If I was one of the guests who were supposed to be attending this show I would be really glad that it was cancelled. I […]

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20 Favorite Looks From Fall 2019 Haute Couture

I mentioned at the end of my wishes for Resort 2020 that my wishes that I was in this dark space of lost inspiration and had seriously considered shuttering If I Was A Stylist. I find my inspiration in the clothes that come down the runways and red carpets and the stuff we saw the […]

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15 Favorite Looks From Resort 2020

Today is the start of couture week which means that aside from a couple of collections that will be held until their release the Resort 2020 collections has been released. Since the first show on April 29th to now we have slowly been introduced to the latest collections from the biggest fashion labels. I was […]

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20 Looks From Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week Spring 2019 I Love

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week just wrapped up and it left me utterly inspired. I was excited from the first moments with Schiaparelli to the breathtaking finale with Valentino. There seemed to be more shows at couture week than ever. It gave way to many younger couture houses like Ashi Studio, Rami Kadi, August Getty, […]

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