Emerson by Jackie Frasier-Swan
Emerson by Jackie Frasier-Swan embodies the powerful, free-spirited woman with an eccentric side. For this collection Frasier-Swan imagined "a group of punk rock kids crashed a private garden on the Upper East Side where the Ramones were playing a secret show" which was made visible with her use of contrasting fabric pitting punk rock stripes up against floral prints. I'm particularly in love with all of her black and white pieces.
While Alon Livne' may not be a household name in the U.S. (yet), Livne' is Israel's foremost fashion designer. His beautiful collection was edgy and futuristic with sculptural details and pops of 80s inspired color. I want to take home the swim suit on the right and wear it all Summer!
Side Note: Does anyone else think that the gold and white outfit looks like She-ra's outfit? Awesome!
Rebecca Minkoff's colorful casual collection with a Latin American vibe apparently had a lot of buzz this week, not just for the clothes but for it's debut on Snapchat and the performance by Janelle Monae. I loved that all of the models were styled with Frida Kahlo hair and the clothes made me want to vacation at a resort in Mexico, but I could so see myself wearing the yellow skirt outfit anytime.
photos from www.mbfashionweek.comNicole Miller's collection referenced, 'in part, gardens, mazes, chandeliers and shattered mirrors, as if a rowdy group trespassed the gardens of Versailles to break into the famed palace.' Like Emerson's collection, Miller also used a contrast of floral prints and carefully placed stripes to create a collection that felt very punk rock meets art deco. And the model with the green hair was my absolute favorite!
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