ONyou: Bold Dots Sunglasses

image-bold-dots-jean-summer-2020-00Even in times of quarantine, the sun still shines & we still must go outside.  When you step out for your daily walks (if you’re lucky), why not view the world through rose colored glasses like the Jean sunglasses from BOLD DOTS.

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ONtrend: Unisex Vegan Sneakers

image-new-amsterdam-spring-2020-00In these uncertain times, we’re increasingly conscious about how our actions affect the environment & our natural resources.  Mercer Amsterdam has taken notice.

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ONtrend: Mavi Jeans

image-mavi-jeans-springs2020-00Style AND Sustainability…  Mavi has been making fashionable jeans since 1991 & excels in delivering classic nineties style jeans to fans in the US & over 30 other countries.  Now, they’re on to the next big thing – sustainability.

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An IcON Revisited: Simonetta Ravizza

image-simonetta-ravizza-trench-ss2020-00“[A] trench coat is a must; practical & functional, designed to be stylish & contemporary.”

Simonetta Ravizza

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INparis: Litvoskaya “Artisanal”

image-litkovskaya-artisanal-fall-2020-00This Ukraine themed collection is a successful example of how used clothes can be repurposed into a couture statement ensemble. ”Artisanal” is particularly relevant as repurposing is a theme that is gaining steam

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Thalé Blanc… INspiring a Classic

image-thale-blanc-audrey-bag-00I’m sure I’m not alone when I speak of mental escapes at the moment.  One thing this current time has given us is the opportunity for mental escape – from our day to day.  The story that follows is a story of true inspiration come to life via the creative aura of none other than the iconic Audrey Hepburn, through the deft hands of Thalé Blanc‘s Deborah Sawaf.

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INneed: Garment District for Gowns

image-garment-district-for-gowns-00We’ve literally been inundated with stories about initiatives responding to the current COVID-19 pandemic.  Most, involve facemasks for the masses, as making surgical quality pieces understandably involves a level of expertise that is best left to those in the business of doing so.  When I received notification about the following story, it noticeably stood out amongst the others for the fact that it deals with the gowns for the healthcare workers on the front lines.  Enter Garment District for Gowns

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NYFW: Sevencrash FW2020

image-sevencrash-fall-2020-00Chinese brand SEVENCRASH returned to Spring Studios once again for the showing of their Fall 2020 collection, showing an ode to fashions of 2065.  In the eyes of the creative team at SEVENCRASH, the future is a cold one.

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NYFW: Turkish Designers Show

image-turkish-designers-fall-2020-00-photo-by-elvia-gobboUnder the simple moniker ‘Turkish Designers’, four Turkish based designers made their New York Runway debut… or at least three of them did.  Asli Filinta, DB Berdan, & Simay Bulbul made their first appearance, while seasoned NYFW veteran & TheFashionList fave, Hakan Akkaya highlighted his leather & fur capsule as part of the ensemble.

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NYFW: Hakan Akkaya Fall 2020

image-hakan akkaya fall 2020-00- 72dpi- credit- Elvia GobboIstanbul based designer extraordinaire, Hakan Akkaya, returned to the runways of NYFW this season, after taking a one season breather.  It seems the rest did him some good as his Fall 2020 collection for men & women is one of his best ever!

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