Saturday, February 19, 2011

Asian Designers Spotlight: Best of NY Fashion Week F/W 2011

NY Fashion Week is officially over and just like all Fall/Winter collections, it was not short of any black or fur. Last season I did individual designer spotlights but I've been a bit busy this month, so I decided to do one big post highlighting my favorite looks from the hottest Asian designers in the industry that showed in NY last week.

Zang Toi

Toi Trends: Camel tones and black; fur; menswear as womenswear; bold necklines
and floor length coats.

Yeoh Lee

Lee Trends: Large cozy knits; blacks, whites, greys; structured jackets and capes and capri trousers.

Vivienne Tam

Tam Trends: Tweed outerwear and dresses; fringe and crochet dresses.

Vera Wang
Wang Trends: Black; coats adorned with long haired furs and sheer chiffon gowns.

Thakoon Trends: Print mixing, plaid, long vests and more than just black.

Tadashi Shoji
Shoji Trends: Fluffy chic chiffon dresses, assymetricals and feathers.

Son Jung Wan
Wan Trends: Tweeds, furs, metallics and v-necklines.

Richard Chai
Chai Trends: Sporty-chic in grays and blacks, layered maxi dresses and cozy coats.

Prabal Gurung
Gurung Trends: Reds, greys and blacks, Textured knits, sophisticated fitted coats and trousers, and lace details.

Jason Wu
Wu Trends: Reds, grays and blacks, Menswear as womenswear, lace details and feathers.

Derek Lam
Lam trends: Reds, grays and blue solid pieces, sleeveless oversized coats and menswear style jackets.

Anna Sui
Sui Trends: Bold prints, chunky fur pieces, and Anna's signature hippie style florals.

Alexander Wang

Wang Trends: Menswear as womenswear, fur pieces, metallics and chunky tunics.

Phillip Lim
Lim Trends: Black, gray and green solids, leather and funky prints.

Looks like a lot of girls will be stealing clothes from their boyfriend's closets ;P I absolutely loved Thakoon's collection, completely caught me by surprise as he brought over spring inspired pieces into fall. I loved all the colors and textures he used and the design was very fresh and perfect for a city girl. Thakoon's got my vote for best F/W 2011 collection at NY Fashion Week!
Who's got your vote? Let me know in the comments below!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Happy Lunar New Year

Personal matters have kept me from blogging, but I just wanted to wish everyone a
Happy and Healthy Lunar New Year / Gong Hay Fat Choi

Took these photos a couple weeks ago...
Vintage qi pao from Shanghai [1960's]