High Fashion, College Wallet Fendi Spring/Summer 2016

Karl Lagerfeld’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection for Fendi reflected his ability to effectively incorporate a plethora of influences into a cohesive assembly. Nods to the Renaissance manifested in mini-bloomers and almost Elizabethan gathered high-necked tops. Armor-like leather breastplates were wrapped with … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet Fendi Spring/Summer 2016

Coming Soon: A New Era in Fashion

Mark Badgley and James Mischka, designers behind the Badgley Mischka brand, have decided to film a 10-12 minute movie that will launch online when their Fall/Winter collection goes on sale this July instead of showing their collection during New York Fashion Week. Choosing to break the cycle of showing collections to potential buyers and the media well in advance, especially in the form of a film, seems daring when considered from a historical point of view. The way Fashion Week has operated over time has been uniform, with designers showing Fall/Winter collections in February and March, while Spring/Summer collections premiere … Continue reading Coming Soon: A New Era in Fashion

New Brand, New Name: An Interesting Publicity Stunt

Kate Spade, co-founder of the popular fashion line by the same name, has announced that she has officially changed her last name to Valentine. This change is to show her commitment to her new venture with husband Andy Spade, a line entitled Frances Valentine. Frances Valentine is supposed to be a brand that largely sells accessories. The brand actually has a Kate Spade-esque origin in that its main products are footwear and handbags. Both Kate Valentine and Andy Spade are returning to their design roots, designing accessories as they once did for the eponymous Kate Spade New York. Despite this change, … Continue reading New Brand, New Name: An Interesting Publicity Stunt

High Fashion, College Wallet Carven Spring/Summer 2016

Alexis Martial and Adrien Caillaudaud’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection took deep-sea inspiration to create an aquatic scene on the runway. Nods to oceanic creatures like octopi, jellyfish, and striped puffer fish were clear in the primary colored prints that dominated Carven’s show. … Continue reading High Fashion, College Wallet Carven Spring/Summer 2016