Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week F/W 2015 Recap: Vivienne Hu

Asymmetry, sharp lines, dark and stormy hues.

Vivienne Hu once again creates a collection made for strong personalities.  At first glance, there’s so much going on from the different cutouts, pipings and fabrics to the geometry and embroidery, but take a step back and you’ll see there’s a story tying everything together.  We picture women of strength wearing these designs, not shying away from being an attention-grabber, and completely living out the look with each step they take.

Scroll below to see some of the Fall 2015 collection, and decide for yourselves which looks are your favorites.  Perhaps some will find their way onto your wish list for this coming fall season!

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Here’s a few close ups for detail.


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Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Tokyo Recap: FACTOTUM


Designer Koji Udo continues with the tougher moto style trend while mixing in some military aesthetics and tailored fits for the FACTOTUM spring and summer 2015 presentation. The collection is named “Various Life”, which is fitting since the collections draws its inspiration from visited landscapes and people met along the way. All these layered elements that make up the world surrounding us is what Udo hopes to present in his clothing. Strong notes of denim and faded camouflage complement the light, khaki tones of bomber jackets and moto vests for his menswear collection. His line seems befitting to the current streetwear trends for fall and winter, but he plays it up with some colorful, punchy patterns for spring to avoid feeling completely washed out in neutrals.

While most designers end the runway shows with a finale of all their designs, FACTOTUM gave a graphic visual of antonyms. His always clean tailored pants were dressed with tee shirts bearing sayings like “Hope And Despair” and “Badness And Goodness.” These are all words that humans attach themselves to emotionally and are all a part of various lives.

Below are a few images of Udo’s spring and summer 2015 presentation for Tokyo Fashion Week.

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New York Fashion Week: Son Jung Wan’s Fall/Winter 2013 ‘Dynamic Romance’

Son Jung Wan once again gave an art history lesson at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week this past Saturday (February 9). Last season, she was inspired by Spanish artist Juan Miro. For her Fall/Winter 2013 collection, the Korean designer was influenced by two of Russia’s greats: painter Kandinsky for his flair in bringing together music and art and the Catherine Palace for its extravagant elegance.

Wan worked with her two contrasting inspirations as she masterfully balanced fine details and neutral hues (gray, ivory, off-white and beige) with lavish textures (wool, fur, tweed, cash-pelt and suede) and jewel tones (ox blood, burgundy, gold, deep violet and teal). Case in point: her last two looks with the ultra-glamorous fox mocha-colored fur coat accentuated with sequins and the hot gold sequined jumper that fabulously finished the show.

Wan has become known for her romantic aesthetics, always offering alluring gowns amongst the heavy coats, floor-gazing pants and structured cocktail dresses. Her latest collection was no different as she included show-stopping mesh dresses in dark violet and mocha – surely wowing her Hollywood fans like Brooke Shields and Gossip Girl star Kelly Rutherford.

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