New York Fashion Week : February 12, 2016 Fall 2016
Sophie Thallet Fall 16
Beautiful collection full of sexy French sensibility. During fall I like shiny brocade, dark lace and luminous textiles to combat the drab weather. Theallet’s collection looked as if it was from the wardrobe of a well traveled women with a trunk full of designer vintage pieces. Veronica Webb, the current face of the collection walked the runway along with women of all ethnicities and sizes. This showing of diversity on the runway is a clear indication of Thallet’s collection this fall, a global sophisticated woman.
Sophie Theallet creates clothes that stand alone in today’s Fashion. The only path she follows is her own, as each new collection is an evolution of the last, built around Sophie’s singular vision and mastery of craft. Her signature is a panaché of femininity and ease, sensuality and craftsmanship that is instantly recognizable. Like Sophie herself, the collections have a undeniably French accent, but also exude a freedom of spirit that transcends all borders – luxury clothing whose universal appeal lies in its unique point of view.
MILLY BY MICHELLE SMITH Fall 16
“Winter is a time women often feel like their femininity lies dormant. I wanted to embrace what can happen underneath all those layers, the sensuality of the female form, revealed… How we can celebrate the idea of intimacy and seduction through new silhouettes, vibrant color, and fabrications in ways that feel unexpected. How femininity today can be what one wouldn’t always expect. I became very engaged with the small things; the subtle, intimate details. The nape of the neck, a coat that can reveal the slightest sliver of skin. A top that traces the curve of the shoulder to the collarbone.
Winter is a time women often feel like their femininity lies dormant. I wanted to embrace what can happen underneath all those layers, the sensuality of the female form, revealed
For me, the juxtaposition creates the surprise, and in turn, the sensuality. A voluminous silhouette in a sheer luxurious fabric…a matte bonded wool commonly used in menswear, unexpectedly sculpted into ruffles and cascades. A bold, intricately hand-cut jacquard fabric used in a precise, minimal silhouette. It’s those surprising little things, those juxtapositions and intimate exposures, which are my inspiration and passion for MILLY fall/winter 2016.”
—Michelle Smith, founder and designer, MILLY
The MILLY collection epitomizes bold, advanced contemporary fashion with a feminine edge. Designer Michelle Smith transforms classic silhouettes by merging American sportswear influences with distinctive Parisian atelier techniques. Smith’s eye for impeccable detail, use of luxurious, cutting-edge fabrics and precise tailoring have made MILLY a cult favorite across the globe.
Pamella Roland Fall 16
This season was a change for Roland, according to the design house it was inspired by futuristic skyline of Tokyo. Definitely a different woman is wearing this collection. Last year’s collection was classic and romantics while this collection was full of high shine, cutouts and a different type of sex appeal. I can see these looks at the Grammy’s , American Music Awards and on a few young Hollywood starlets like KeKe Palmer, Salena Gomez or Vanessa Hudgens. I love the direction this collection went in, it was a disruption in her usual collections and it’s a welcomed change.
A name synonymous with glamourous, feminine design, launched in 2002 and has since cultivated a global fan base. Since its inception, designer and President, Pamella Roland, a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, has evolved and grown the brand to include the Pamella, pamella roland collection, a contemporary bridge line, and pamella roland bridal. Pamella’s collections are sold in over 70 of the finest department and specialty stores in the United States and abroad, spanning the globe from Europe to the Far East. A favorite among celebrities and royalty alike, the brand is beloved by stars including Angelina Jolie, Eva Longoria, Halle Berry and Taylor Swift.