Fashion News Alert: Kendall Jenner’s New Job, McDonald’s Expands into Fashion, and Kanye and Damon Dash Acquire Karmaloop

  The jobs keep piling up for top model Kendall Jenner. In addition to her gigs with Estee Lauder, Marc Jacobs, Karl Lagerfeld, and Givenchy, Kendall adds to her portfolio Calvin Klein Jeans. As the new face of Calvin Klein’s limited edition denim series, #mycalvins, Kendall joins the likes of Kate Moss and Brooke Shields.… [Continue Reading]

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Editor’s Pick: For Spring 2015 Gio Diev Brings Sexy Footware Back

Finally, there appears to be a break in the chilly weather. Though spring officially arrived a little more than a week ago, you’d never know it by the still somewhat frosty temperature. However, a week into spring there seems to be more temperate weather on the horizon. With temperatures finally warming up its time to… [Continue Reading]

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Men’s Fashion Alert: LACOSTE Men’s Spring 2015 Lounge, Sleep and Underwear

What’s left for LACOSTE? For one of those megabrands that appears to have produced in every clothing category with the exception of eveningwear, what’s left to extend the brand and appeal to widening consumer base? Like any great brand, particularly a brand that has a 80-plus years presence, necessity is the mother of invention. With… [Continue Reading]

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Break into Spring with Swish4 Energy

Morning has broken, like the first morning Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird                                           —Eleanor Farjeon   Just as morning breaks in this English ballad set to a traditional Scottish Gaelic tune, so can you break into your morning routine with vigor and vitality. Gone are the days of sluggish mornings that are followed… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie Celebrates Good Times!!

Fashion Reverie celebrates its third anniversary. Launched on March 7, 2012, fashionreverie.com, the publishing arm of Fashion Reverie Publications, developed out a desire and need to assemble layered and thought-provoking commentary on the changing face of global fashion. At its inception, fashionreverie.com went live with just 31 articles—mostly reviews of the fall/winter Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week… [Continue Reading]

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Editor’s Pick: J. Crew x LACOSTE Collaboration

OK, the cold weather is almost over and in a short amount of time the coats will come off and it will time to put on the short sleeves, well everything. Hopefully, you’ve spent some quality in the gym. But even if you didn’t, nothing looks better in mild climates than a polo shirt. And… [Continue Reading]

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NYFW Fall 2015 Beauty: CND’s Crazy, Amazing Nails

While nude seems to be the main manicure trend at New York Fashion Week, we can always count on our friends at Creative Nail Design (CND) for some amazing (and over-the-top) wearable nail art. This season Jan Arnold and the team really out did themselves. At The Blonds, the story (and nail art) starts out… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Flashback: John Fairchild

Fashion Reverie looks back at John Fairchild. John Fairchild transitioned yesterday after a long illness. Credited for transforming Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) from a dusty trade publication to lively go-fashion publication that helped launch and support the careers of Oscar de la Renta, Yves Saint Laurent, and Bill Blass. Known for his acerbic wit and… [Continue Reading]

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New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 Undergoes a Studio 54–Style Makeover

The ’70s have been influencing the fall 2015 collections in a big way. Runways were filled with wide leg trousers and retro flare. The influence of the 1970s doesn’t stop at the clothes; it also translates to beauty. Rebecca Minkoff‘s “Wide Eye Wanderlust” look created by Sarah Lucero for Stila gave us a little of… [Continue Reading]

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Skingraft Fall 2015

Since first showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) a few seasons ago, Skingraft has expanded their design aesthetic beyond the skateboarder chic aesthetic. Though this design perspective in still prevalent in their collections, particularly in their menswear looks, the brand is not embracing points of view that solidly placing them in that constellation of new… [Continue Reading]

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The Blonds Fall 2015

The Blonds looked to films that juxtaposed the disparate visions of utopian society versus a dystopian society. Drawing inspiration from such idealistic and cataclysmic films as “A Clockwork Orange,” “Orlando,” and “The Holly Mountain,” The Blonds, true to form, delivered a collection that expressed that juxtaposition while maintaining their design aesthetic of cutting-edge, in-your-face, fantasy… [Continue Reading]

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Zang Toi Fall 2015

For over twenty years Zang Toi has made a name for himself as a designer of luxury women’s wear. Each season he excites Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week audiences with exquisite couture-like collections that denote his affinity for high-end, luxury garments. For fall 2015, Zang Toi looked to the beauty of Venice for inspiration. True to form,… [Continue Reading]

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Reem Acra Fall 2015

This season several designers looked to the 1970s for inspiration. Pamella Roland used the mid-70s disco era as a point of reference, Costello Tagliapietra’s perspective on woods women’s chic had a relationship to the early 70’s gingham granny back-to-nature dresses seen through a modern lens, and Vivienne Tam’s 70’s lacy, high-collared homage to the Victorian… [Continue Reading]

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David Tlale Fall 2015

While some fashion designers look to Africa as a source of inspiration and are influenced by a plethora of African motifs and themes as a dalliance or a concession, for South African-born David Tlale Africa is constant point of reference in essence his lifeblood. Since showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week six seasons ago, David Tlale… [Continue Reading]

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Vivienne Tam Fall 2015

Ever heard of “How Stella Got Her Groove Back”? Of course you have; well for fall 2015 Vivienne Tam got her groove back and a whole lot more. Last season though Tam had some pretty dresses—a given for Tam—overall the collection lacked the kind of punch that the fashion cognoscenti had come to expect from… [Continue Reading]

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Rochambeau Fall 2015

  While some menswear designers are just discovering workout gear and street wear as casual work attire, Rochambeau has been solidly in that design aesthetic since their inception. Their predilection for having a penchant for street wear has always been a dominant point of reference in their collections. As any true genius, true creative are… [Continue Reading]

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Christian Siriano Fall 2015

Christian Siriano has evolved from that fashion wunderkind with lots of potential to a confirmed fashion innovator who consistently has his pulse of what consumers want and where fashion is heading. He has also learned how to incorporate very retail viable garments with other pieces that stretch the proverbial fashion envelope, a very daunting task… [Continue Reading]

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Pamella Roland Fall 2015

This season the 1970s has served as a point of reference for several collections. From such disparate brands as Reem Acra, Rebecca Minkoff and Christian Siriano to Nicholas K and J. Lindeberg, the 1970s with its wide range of design aesthetics holds endless possibilities for creative teams. While the late 70s with its Studio 54… [Continue Reading]

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Venexiana Fall 2015

Interestingly, every season Kati Stern juxtaposes her classic evening gown silhouettes with rock n’ roll themes. And every season she finds a way to make it work. No other designer in recent memory season after season mixes these disparate themes successfully without minimizing or distancing these polar opposites. That said; the Cubist Exhibition at the… [Continue Reading]

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Tadashi Shoji Fall 2015

After more than forty years in the fashion industry, Tadashi Shoji season after season manages to keep his design aesthetic fresh and appealing to consumers. For several seasons, Shoji has toyed with lace and a variety of lace embellishments as a trend he keeps returning to. Though not necessarily a signature look of his design… [Continue Reading]

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Chromat Fall 2015

OK, lingerie as daywear/eveningwear, latex and vinyl fabrications, garter belts, cone breasts, geometrically cut, revealing garments, exposure of lots of skin; it’s all been done before. (Does anyone remember the 90s runway shows of Thierry Mugler and Jean-Paul Gaultier.) But, this is the second decade of the Twenty-First century, and at this current point in… [Continue Reading]

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Sally LaPointe Fall 2015

  To modern dance enthusiasts, choreographer Pina Bausch was the epitome of avante-garde dance, always the limits of what could be done on stage with her performance art spectacles that were an anachronism of what audiences expected of modern dance. Often there was no music, and Bausch would draw from the emotions of her dancers… [Continue Reading]

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Nicholas K Fall 2015

With Nicholas K, you will get the nomad chic aesthetic. However, this season the design duo included looks that were more refined and retail friendly while staying true to their signature aesthetic. Though Nicholas K fans love their nomad chic point of view, how many draped, asymmetrical garments can consumers have in their wardrobe without… [Continue Reading]

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Monique Lhuillier Fall 2015

Monique Lhuillier has done it again!! Just when you think you have figured out her design aesthetic, Lhuillier does the unexpected. From inspirations that are almost literal—remember her spring 2011 “Garden of Eden” collection—to collections that are floral-inspired, seascape-inspired, even movement and exercise inspired, what is consistent about each collection is that there will be… [Continue Reading]

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GARCIAVELEZ Fall 2015

Cadillac New York Men’s Day (NYMD) introduces a lot of menswear designers to the New York fashion market that possibly would go under the radar if it were not for this separate day sponsored by Cadillac that occurs the day before the official start of New York Fashion Week (NYFW). The menswear brand GARCIAVELEZ is… [Continue Reading]

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Ernest Alexander Fall 2015

For fall 2015 menswear brand Ernest Alexander looked to the romantic wanderings of the world traveler that is expressed in his own personal style. Creative director Ernest Sabine came to this inspiration through his stay at rented retreat in upstate New York. Inspired by the rented cabin décor that reflected Southwest and Aztec traditions, as… [Continue Reading]

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Carlos Campos Fall 2015

For fall 2015, Carlos Campos looked to Spanish graphic artist and art director Rafafans. “ I discovered Rafafans’ work while walking the streets of Lima, and became fascinated by his use of patterns and collage to create new textures over existing images,” says Campos. “Although the essence of the image was recognizable, what was done… [Continue Reading]

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Fingers Crossed Fall 2015

For fall 2015, Fingers Crossed creative director Ryu Hayama was inspired by still sound, fragile life forms and the hypnotic undercurrents of the deep blue sea.  And this affection for all things marine expressed in Hayama’s color palette of deep navy blues and other nautical blue-printed variations. Though Hayama stayed mostly with a neutral color… [Continue Reading]

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David Hart Fall 2015

New York Men’s Fashion Day (NYMFD) by Cadillac is doing its job.  And David Hart is a prime example of the NYMFD accomplishing what it set out to do. Before NYMFD, David Hart was not on the radar of a significant number of menswear fashion editors. From launching his career designing luxury bowties and scarves… [Continue Reading]

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Timo Weiland’s Men Fall 2015

  Like many of his contemporary menswear confreres, for fall 2015 Timo Weiland looked to invigorate classic men’s silhouettes and trends from the past with innovative fabrications and twist on familiar silhouettes. Like Carlos Campos, Martin Keehn, and to a lesser extent Patrik Ervell, Weiland choose to express his affection for classic silhouettes and trends… [Continue Reading]

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J. Lindeberg Fall 2015

J. Lindeberg gets it right every time. And getting it right is what is desperately needed currently in menswear. In a market that is heavily saturated with menswear garments that rely more heavily on pedestrian taste that might have big retail value rather than clothes that expands the design palette of the American male consumer,… [Continue Reading]

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Features

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Fashion Reverie Celebrates Good Times!!

Fashion Reverie celebrates its third anniversary. Launched on March 7, 2012, fashionreverie.com, the publishing arm of Fashion Reverie Publications, developed out a desire and need to assemble layered … [More]

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Nadal Bares for Hilfiger

As Fashion Weeks continue in Milan and Paris, industry insiders predict which models or celebrities will win fall 2015 campaigns. That said; Tommy Hilfiger is way ahead of the pack. In fact, his … [More]

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New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 Preview

All good things must come to an end and the time has come for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) to say "Adios" to Lincoln Center. After a five-year stint MBFW will be leaving the Plaza and Damrosch … [More]

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Video Exclusive: Bergdorf Goodman’s Holiday Windows 2014

  Hark how the bells, sweet silver bells, all seem to say, throw cares away. — Lyrics by Peter Wilhousky You guessed it; it’s that time of year again. That time of year when … [More]

Editors’ Pick

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Editor’s Pick: For Spring 2015 Gio Diev Brings Sexy Footware Back

Finally, there appears to be a break in the chilly weather. Though spring officially arrived a little more than a week ago, you’d never know it by the still somewhat frosty temperature. However, a … [Read More...]

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Editor’s Pick: littleBits Electronics’ Smart Home Kit

We have all heard of smart phones and smart TVs. But a smart home was not especially on my radar. Remember—if you are old enough—George Jetson of the popular 60’s cartoon “The Jetsons” … [Read More...]

Beauty

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NYFW Fall 2015 Beauty: CND’s Crazy, Amazing Nails

While nude seems to be the main manicure trend at New York Fashion Week, we can always count on our friends at Creative Nail Design (CND) for some amazing (and over-the-top) wearable nail art. This season Jan Arnold and the team really out did … [Read More...]

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New York Fashion Week Fall 2015 Undergoes a Studio 54–Style Makeover

The '70s have been influencing the fall 2015 collections in a big way. Runways were filled with wide leg trousers and retro flare. The influence of the 1970s doesn't stop at the clothes; it also translates to beauty. Rebecca Minkoff's "Wide Eye … [Read More...]

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Holiday Beauty Gifts for the Ladies on your List

Holiday gifts can be a little nerve wrecking and leave you with more questions than answers. Will my friends and family like the gift or more importantly, will it fit?  That said; Fashion Reverie found the most festive, luxurious, and fun beauty … [Read More...]

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Beauty Tip: Blow It Out

From a young age, ladies have applied a lot of heat to their hair to get that seasons' most coveted 'do.  From crimping to curling to straightening, we've tried it all.  However, to get really beautiful hair, there's one tool we've always used, and … [Read More...]

Les Hommes

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Men’s Holiday Grooming Guide

The fall chill has turned into the winter freeze, so it’s time to think of all things warm and fuzzy. Kids are putting on their flannel pajamas, women are getting into their snuggies, and men are … [Read More...]

Trend Report

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Fall Style Alert: The 90s Are Back!!

Fashion this winter will once again take us back to push us forward. This fall 2014 season reminded us women always need options and with so many trends available in the market, variety is overwhelming. This winter designers expressed nostalgia … [Read More...]

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Summer Trend Alert: Waist High Splits

One of the hottest trends for summer 2014 is dresses and skirts with thigh to waist high splits. After spotting this trend on the runways of New York, Milan, London and Paris last fall, dresses and skirts with waist high splits were front and center … [Read More...]

Front Row

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Skingraft Fall 2015

Since first showing at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week (MBFW) a few seasons ago, Skingraft has expanded their design aesthetic beyond the skateboarder chic … [More]

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The Blonds Fall 2015

The Blonds looked to films that juxtaposed the disparate visions of utopian society versus a dystopian society. Drawing inspiration from such … [More]

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Zang Toi Fall 2015

For over twenty years Zang Toi has made a name for himself as a designer of luxury women’s wear. Each season he excites Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week … [More]

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Reem Acra Fall 2015

This season several designers looked to the 1970s for inspiration. Pamella Roland used the mid-70s disco era as a point of reference, Costello … [More]

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David Tlale Fall 2015

While some fashion designers look to Africa as a source of inspiration and are influenced by a plethora of African motifs and themes as a dalliance or … [More]

Editorials

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The Bold Season

Fall 2014 is all about making bold statements. Leave the reticence and vacillating behind. Be bold in choice of color, bold in your attitude, and bold in your decision making. Luxuriate in color … [More]

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Scenes D’Atelier

With Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week less than a week away, there are those seasoned industry professionals that yearn for the golden days of fashion when collections were seen by a few select editors, … [More]

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Siren of the Sea

Who says going natural is the end all, be all look for summer beauty? Deep blues, vivid greens, and scintillating gold makes a bold statement this season. And combining those bold colors with a … [More]

Celebrity Style

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Celebrity Style Watch: Golden Globes Nominees with Style

As we slowly part ways with 2014 and are almost done with our New Year’s resolution list, there are many things to look forward to in January. Though we are contemplating the extra pounds we might put on and how we will get rid of the extra weight … [Read More...]

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Fashion Reverie Video Exclusive: “Orange Is the New Black’s” Jessica Pimentel

Though Orange is not the new Black for holiday, the television series—“Orange Is the New Black”— is definitely a runaway hit, sending out success holiday signals of green (money) red (hot) and silver (fame)! And “Orange Is the New Black’s … [Read More...]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of December 8, 2014

Actress Italia Ricci, was winter ready while attending ABC’s 25 Days of Christmas Celebration at Rockefeller Center in NYC. Wearing a pair of black leather asymmetrical cut Greymer boots, Ted Baker jacket, Joes Jeans, and an apple red Prada bag for … [Read More...]

Lifestyle & Culture

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Break into Spring with Swish4 Energy

Morning has broken, like the first morning Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird                                           —Eleanor Farjeon   Just as morning breaks in this English ballad … [Read More...]

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Fashion Reverie Is Wild About “Wild”

While the Oscars might be gaga Reese Witherspoon’s nominated pic “Wild,” some New Yorkers have one up on the Academy of Motion Pictures by being wild for the West Village gluten-free bistro “Wild.”  The food is synonymous with the … [Read More...]

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Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s Hope Boykin and LInda Celeste Sims

Audiences come to see the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for many things—its diverse repertory, its celebration of and reflections on various aspects of black culture and its vibrant performers. And through the years, the Ailey company has … [Read More...]

Fashion Flashback

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Fashion Flashback: John Fairchild

Fashion Reverie looks back at John Fairchild. John Fairchild transitioned yesterday after a long illness. Credited for transforming Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) from a dusty trade publication to lively … [Read More...]

Sample Sales

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Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of April 1, 2015

Fashion Reverie seeks to keep its loyal readers informed of great samples sales. Just remember, product disappears quickly, so it is important to get there early. Also, some sample sales won’t let … [More]

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