Designer’s Corner: Rok Hwang…

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So, Rok Hwang…He’s on my radar…

Love, love, love his work. He’s considered the hottest debut at Fall Paris Fashion Week 2019.  He’s educated, experienced, and exudes vision.

What intrigues me is he chooses simple fabrics but repositions them through “deconstruction”, followed by “reconstruction”.

The style of the Rokh woman is youthful with a hint of rawness. According to Hwang: “…I deconstruct the perfect look into a total mess and then rebuild imperfection.”

Referenced: https://www.crfashionbook.com/fashion/a20957886/lvmh-prize-2018-rokh-rok-hwang/

This is one designer I intend to keenly observe…

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

 

 

Hats are in…

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So after giving New York Fashion Week proper attention, it’s time for the Paris Fall Fashion Week 2019 to have a turn…

What’s going to be hot for Fall 2019…Statement hats…

We’re not talking ball caps, or my favorite, beanies…You’ll see bold barrel toppers, fringy Muppet-inspired headgear, and brightly colored chapeaus. The photo above presents an ensemble designed by Nina Ricci, and it completely captures the coming hat craze.

So pull your fedora from the closet or stop by your favorite shop to indulge in this go-to accessory…

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

Pockets, pockets, everywhere…

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So, back on the runway of New York Fall Fashion Week 2019, we see pockets, pockets, everywhere…

It’s actually quite unexpected as only men’s fashion tend to have pockets for storage. Women’s wear is generally devoid of such an accoutrement. This is why we are forced to lug a handbag (and this season apparently two) all over the city.

But the fashion world has taken pity on us ladies, and you can expect to find, not just one, but multiple pockets in jackets, dresses, trousers and more. Enjoy it for now because, by next season, they may be a thing of the past.

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

Double Bags…

double bagSo let’s continue to examine the highlights of New York Fall Fashion Week 2019. This one I absolutely love…Double Bags…

Imagine you’re visiting your favorite specialty shop. You find a handbag you adore, yet the salesperson chimes in, “Actually, there is a second bag that coordinates with the one you are holding. That’s the way they’re carried this season…Two bags…”

Yes, the runway showed models carrying two coordinated handbags. I love the look, but frankly, I have enough trouble keeping up with one purse. Imagine, two…But it’s totally brilliant on the part of the designers. Why sell one satchel when you can sell them as a set?

I’m keeping my eyes open to see if this trend catches on…

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

Karl Lagerfeld…

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Karl Lagerfeld, the iconic fashion designer and artistic director of Chanel, has died at the age of 85 from pancreatic cancer.

Lagerfeld’s career took off upon his move to Paris in 1954 after a hand-drawn wool coat earned him an apprenticeship with Pierre Balmain. He worked for Chloe in the mid-60s, and then it was on to Chanel. Lagerfeld also served as creative director for Fendi as well as designing for his own label.

I personally grew to appreciate Lagerfeld’s use of layering in his designs as well as the blending of bold colors with neutrals. He influenced the world of fashion for decades and will be greatly missed.

Rest in Peace Karl Lagerfeld…

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

Meanwhile, back on the runway…

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Pictured: Batsheva, Vaquera, Opening Ceremony

So they’ve been in, and they’ve been out…Well, they’re back again! Mary Jane’s have shown up on the runways of New York Fall Fashion Week 2019. The current incarnation of this classic style is color, color, color…

The name Mary Jane comes from a character in the Buster Brown comic strip from the New York Herald. First appearing in 1902 and drawn by R F Outcault, Mary Janes were the shoes for which all little girls pined. In the 1950s, there were even versions for boys as well.

Over time, many alternative interpretations of the Mary Jane were created and even adults were intrigued. With variations of materials and colors, they have remained a staple in many wardrobes. Worn by the likes of child star Shirley Temple, sixties fashion model Twiggy, and nineties rocker Courtney Love, the popularity of this shoe was bound to return, as it now has.

For the fall 2019 season, you’ll see Mary Jane footwear in a wide variety of bold hues and heel types. Wear them with dresses, trousers, shorts…Dress them up or keep it casual. A single pair of this classic will add interest to any outfit. Stay with Mary Jane and…

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)

 

Barrettes are Back, Baby!

barrettesSo, it’s time to search your drawers for those much-loved Goody barrettes because they’re back, baby! Yes, the hair accent that you wore in your younger years is making a comeback. At New York Fashion Week, they have been declared the “it” accessory for the coming season.

Think snap clips, think jeweled clips…Barrettes can add some fun to any ensemble. They’ve been seen on the streets of New York and are worn on one side with your hair down. Adding this adornment is an easy and inexpensive way to step up your style.

So find those old favorites that you couldn’t quite part with back in the day or head to the nearest drugstore or mall. You’ll see barrettes everywhere, and you’re sure to find something that will make you a standout!

 

Stay groovy…

–Susie

(Copyright 2019 Susie Krivacic)