In a time of fast fashion, with trends coming and going in the blink of an eye, it can seem like nothing lasts. ThreeASFOUR’s Fall 2012 collection works to combat that feeling of temporality by touching on lasting themes. Taking inspiration from eternal and supernatural occurrences, like crop circles and the "end of the world" rumored for 2012, threeASFOUR created a collection based on the shape of a circle. Leather was laser cut into circular fractal patterns and made into elegant headdresses and knee-high boots. Circles made their way onto the clothes as an adornment, like on some mini dresses, or as the shape of the garment itself, like in an architectural cream wrap coat. A favorite piece of mine was a mini dress in a fragmented landscape print, which while resonating with environmentalist and apocalyptic themes, was just plain beautiful.
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On Tuesday, at around 7pm, I made my way over to Sarah Roosevelt Park in Chinatown where the threeASFOUR spring 2011 show was being held. I pass this park several times a week and instead of being full of screaming kids like it usually is, it seemed to have been transformed into the inside of a space-age museum. In the center of a cement lot--a basketball court?--was a spiral-shaped installation, which served as a backdrop to several projections of some very Warhol-esque movies. After about twenty minutes of waiting around, in came the models wearing garment bags. The bottoms cut out, allowing them to walk. They carefully lined up against the installation and waited for their cue to unzip and remove their garment bags. And voila! With the nod of some girl standing next to me, the clothes were visible, the music began, and the show was well on its way.
Fashion's Night Out is two weeks from tomorrow! There is more going on than we can even wrap our heads around. Having trouble deciding where you want to go and who you want to see the most? Well, if you're interested in catching a peak of one of your favorite designers, here's a roundup of where some of the biggest and the best will be on September 10. We've excluded most of the people we've already reported on. Also, it's almost safe to say that if someone isn't on this list, they will probably be at Barneys. Michael Kors Michael will be at his lifestyle store on Madison and 61st in New York City. He will be joined by TONY Award winner Idina Menzel, whom Michael will accompany on a selection of songs. Michael will also make an appearance nearby at Bloomingdale’s 59th street, where the “World of Michael” will be created to kick off a new Michael Kors handbag shop-in-shop. Tommy Hilfiger Tommy will be kicking off FNO and his brand’s 25th anniversary at Macy’s Herald Square. As we’ve reported, Macy’s will house “The Ultimate Tailgate Party” as inspired by Tommy’s most recent ad campaign. Tommy will be accompanied by Macy’s CEO Terry Lundgren. He will also make an appearance at his Fifth Avenue store, where shoppers can have their purchases personalized with an exploding monogram while they shop, listen to DJ Toddlerone and drink up.
Giles If you have a body like Lara's, you don't cover it up. But since it's not appropriate to be naked at your wedding, the next best thing is a corset. Giles celebrated curves and flesh with a spring show that offered up a number of these pieces. This dress was by far the most dramatic, and we think it would make just as great a statement coming down the aisle as it did the runway." ?> Dolce and Gabbana Lara doesn't exactly seem like the type to wear a mock turtleneck, but with some sexy black lingerie underneath, this exquisite lace number could work." ?> Haider Ackermann When Steff suggested this dress, everyone gasped in agreement. It's the perfect long sheath, and it just might be our top choice. We even love it in the black." ?> Lanvin We're not sure whether Lara will go long or short, but if she's leaning towards the latter, then this nude dress could be a beautiful and unconventional option." ?> Threeasfour Lara would look like a walking Calder in this dress. Perhaps she could wear this to the reception party--it would have so much movement when she dances!" ?> Dior This delicate, wispy dress is what wedding dreams are made of. It screams romantic." ?> Pucci If Lara and David are considering a destination wedding, then perhaps she should also consider this dress. Pucci's breezy gown is well-suited for a sandy beach and blue skies." ?> Valentino Masterpiece. As Rachel Zoe would say, this dress is \"stupid beautiful.\"" ?> Ann Demeulemeester For a more minimal look, this stark white, long skirt and jacket would be nice. And we're loving the cleavage." ?> Versace If Lara's feeling sexy, she should go for this. As Steff says, \"It's sexy all over while feigning purity.\" Plus, it's sure to show off her best assets." ?>
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