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Diesel Black Gold / SS16 Show / Wall Street, New York

Rock & roll boiled in my blood after attending Diesel Black Gold show this morning. The large warehouse feel with cold metal benches seated five rows of people. The gull of chatter and interviews died down when the upbeat music got the models marching down the white runway. DBG’s SS16 collection got me wishing summer wasn’t over. Mix of shirting, leather, sheer separates and dresses are perfect for transition between day and night looks.

Andreas Melbostad’s inspiration was an image of a girl wearing a men’s shirt (Vogue). His combination of womenswear and menswear fashion created a sophisticated refined collection. Sheer dresses and separates were paired with boots, oversized jackets and pants. The work overall was made into a cool girl must-have from an option of a dress overall to a buckled strap suiting and leather pant overall.

I would style the next IT girl in this collection. It’s all about confidence, boldness and courageousness.

Diesel Black Gold SS16 collection fashion show campaign Andreas Melbostad - Diesel Black Gold creative director
On the left, entrance to the show. On the right, Andreas Melbostad – creative director of Diesel Black Gold – post SS16 show.
Diesel Black Gold SS16 collection fashion show

Touch of masculinity & touch of sexy / sheerness, oversized silhouettes and boots :

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Reinterpreted overalls / new flare in leather, skirt and suiting:

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Runway images courtesy of Vogue.

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Sweater Season In Session

I am all about warmth & comfort, so I would wear all these without question! Inspiration to rack up some knits for the holidays, the chunkier, the better:

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On Michael Kors & Originality

As fashion circles around to our favorite eras – the roaring 20’s, the rock & roll 50’s, the disco 70’s – we get to see reinterpretations of well known designs without the limits of copywrite laws. Free culture of fashion allows the style to live everlastingly: give us a break and make us fall in love again. Although that is a prized aspect of the industry, it isn’t without drawbacks.

Nonexistence of patents in fashion opens doors for brands to knock off others designs. However, the true fashion lovers note the copycats. Like a fashion photographer Kimisa Hao, who put together a matching game to reveal Michael Kors “original” designs’ stark similarities to the likes of Dior, Louis Vuitton, Céline, and Martin Margiela among others.

But how much of the design is actually copied? Sometimes just the silhouette, other times every single detail. Look for yourself here. Match Michael Kors cards to other designers and then you can judge for yourself.

Michael Kors Matching game copycat designs

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Photobooth with Marc Jacobs (and Diet Coke)

Although not everyone drinks soda, especially Diet, which tastes like carbonated Splenda, Marc Jacobs makes you want to make a mistake and take a sip. He rocks the commercial.

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He is the creative director for Diet Coke in 2013. What a great way to begin his work for the new position.

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Overdue Designer Obsession: Katie Eary

This year has been a great one: from watching emerging trends to discovery of this amazing gem. It was an unexpected, but a pleasant discovery. Katie Eary is my inspiration of the year.

She took street fashion and twisted it with luxury. Skating and roaming around the streets never looked so glamorous. The best part is that Eary designs still have that raw edge. No matter how many furs are piled up on top of crocodile leather, it’s still very wearable and fits right in place that pop culture had open for her.

The video demonstrates that and more. I need not say more

Katie Eary A/W 2012 directed by Vicky Lawton

Her SS 13 Collection is on a lighter note with baroque prints meshed with marine motifs.

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Of course there’s something for the women as well

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See her full SS13 Collection here

One day I hope to pull some of her garments for one of my shoots. It would be the best styling experience ever. Until then, I, among many others will scream of joy at my computer screen.

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Silent March for Margiela with H&M in San Francisco

Saturday, November 10th was the day. The day I silently walked Haight-Ashbury among everyone dressed in all black with a white aprons reaching below the knees. Although I did not carry a sign, a few people within my group did. And we marched without saying a word, not even to the curious bystanders who followed us with their eyes directing multiple questions towards us. The event was not only intense for the viewers, but also tiring to be a part of

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My eyes are so watery from the cold and we are not even half way done with our route. It was an interesting campaign and it reached every main street in the city.

As for the Margiela capsule collection, I might be picking up a few items:

Aside from the design looking like it has cat ears, the idea of the trompe l’oeil tattoo on the skin is very cool. It can either be dressed up or dressed down due to the street element it carries.

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The oversized pant is a nice digression from boring business clothes. It can spice up your going-to-work look. Not sure how it looks on, but from the images I am loving them. And look at that bodysuit, so deceiving! Along with the candy wrapper clutch, altogether the look is visually interesting. I can see these pieces in an editorial already.

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The rest are other things that caught my eye, but I am not sure I would buy. I guess I just have to wait until the opening day, November 15th, to see what products I actually pick up.

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See you on the opening day!

Images courtesy of H&M

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