Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of April 18, 2016

This week supermodels ruled!! From Coachella to street sightings in Paris to an episode of “Lip Sync Battle,” it was all about those models that graced covers from Vogue to Elle to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. Though supermodel and television host Chrissy Teigen just had a baby, she looks fit and trim in a color… [Continue Reading]

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Weekend Fashion News Alert: Did Beyonce Call Out Rachel Roy?, Karlie Kloss Makes Time Top 100, Hardwick Clothes Chosen to Dress NBC Olympics Studio Hosts, and Barbie Launches You Can Be Anything Campaign

  This has been a fashion weekend of callouts and questions. With the long-awaited release of Beyonce’s video poem“Lemonade” on HBO over the weekend, Beyonce’s “Lemonade” speaks of a woman who is self-identified and is “not to be messed with.” There are references to the Black Lives Matter movement, female empowerment and well as some… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Flashback Tribute: Prince

As the world mourns the untimely death of one of the greatest musicians and fashion icons of the 20th and 21st centuries, Fashion Reverie takes a retrospective look at the fashion stylings of the peripatetic and ever-evolving Prince. No other musical and fashion icon has had the global impact over the past four decades than… [Continue Reading]

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Vera Wang Bridal Spring 2017

Realizing that New York International Bridal Week is more than a plethora of white gowns, Vera Wang went for the something different and unique. For spring 2017, Vera Wang debuted her bridal collection “Chasing Alix” with a short film. That’s right, a film not a runway presentation. “I always envision my wedding collections within a… [Continue Reading]

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Ines Di Santo Bridal Spring 2017

 While floral blossoms or spring gardens may not be such an original idea for spring bridal collections, Ines Di Santo found a way in her spring 2017 collection to keep this tried-and-true bridal motif fresh and current. And what was great starting point for the collection was Di Santo’s floral decoration on the proscenium arch… [Continue Reading]

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Jenny Packham Bridal Spring 2017

 Is red carpet or is it bridal?  With Jenny Packham it is always beautiful, still, was her spring 2017 a true bridal collection or something else? Well, one thing for sure Packham’s spring 2017 collection was a little bit country. That said; this season Jenny Packham proved that bridal can be a lot of things;… [Continue Reading]

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Galia Lahav Bridal Spring 2017

For those bridal devotees not familiar with Galia Lahav, Galia Lahav is a haute couture designer that presents her couture collections in Paris every season. Her bridal collections often reflect her current haute couture collection. Lahav’s bridal collection are made of the finest fabrications and like her haute couture collections reflect the brand’s DNA of… [Continue Reading]

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Anne Barge Bridal Spring 2017

If you are looking for beautiful, traditional bridal designs, Anne Barge immediately comes to mind. However, if you have been following the brand for the past few seasons, Anne Barge has expanded her brand beyond traditional bridal fare. True, you will find the traditional bridal silhouettes—fit-to-flare, mermaid, princess ball gown, and even high-low gowns—still Barge… [Continue Reading]

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Theia Bridal Spring 2017

Theia’s creative director Don O’Neill demonstrates every season that bridal can be so much more than a white dress. And this season O’Neill expanded his bridal design aesthetic to include otherworldly, futuristic bridal designs that pushes the bridal genre into the next century. Inspired by David Bowie’s “The Man Who Fell to Earth” and a… [Continue Reading]

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Editors Pick: Converse Chuck Taylor Women’s All-Star Crochet Collection

If you live on the East Coast, you might still be feeling the bitter chill of early spring. No need to fret, more temperate weather is on the way. With Coachella and other spring/summer festivals on the horizon, Converse has just the ideal sneaks for ladies who want breathable, comfortable sneakers with just a hint… [Continue Reading]

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A Glass Slipper-less “Cinderella”

“Cinderella” without glass slippers and a story line where Cinderella is not the main protagonist; that is the “Cinderella” that Les Ballets de Monte Carlo brought to the New York’s City Center.  Unusual, but it worked, well mostly. Les Ballets de Monte Carlo is known for bringing updated version of classic ballets to New York… [Continue Reading]

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Georgine Fall 2016

 For fall 2016 Georgine design aesthetic expanded the plethora of storybook pretty to storybook vamp. Though some fashion pundits may contend that the fall 2016 collection lacked cohesion without a true center, Georgine is catering to that consumer that dresses in a wide variety of styles and trends and is always including some garments in… [Continue Reading]

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Alice+Olivia Fall 2016

In one word, Alice+Olivia’s fall 2016 presentation can be described as a cornucopia of color and texture., that consists of every color palette under the sun with a 70′s psychedelic twist.  Or, you might say Alice in Wonderland’s falling down the rabbit hole funneled through the lens of a vintage 1970’s aesthetic. The extremes of… [Continue Reading]

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Reem Acra Fall 2016

 What can be said about Reem Acra? Season after season Reem Acra brings sophistication, glamour, and a unique way of looking at red carpet high fashion. For fall 2016 Reem Acra was inspired by the world of the femme fatale. One can imagine Salome, Empress Theodora, Mata Hari, and Silent Screen actress Theda Bara, in… [Continue Reading]

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Katya Leonovich Fall 2016

 Does the fashion as art aesthetic have real retail value? This argument has been bandied back in forth in fashion circles for decades. And while some designers have opted for the fashion as commerce approach to design that can render huge financial rewards, there are those designers that follow their own drummer and create collections… [Continue Reading]

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Thomas Wylde Fall 2016

Inspired by the upcoming Disney remake “Alice Through the Looking Glass” and California’s beachside culture of skaters, musicians, artists, and surfer types, Thomas Wylde creative director Jene Park created a fall 2016 collection that heavily referenced Los Angeles’ nightlife, and more specifically its rock n’ roll club scene. Sexy, bold, somewhat irreverent, and surprisingly accessible… [Continue Reading]

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Monique Lhuillier Fall 2016

Monique Lhuillier is full of surprises. Just when you think you have a handle on her design aesthetic, Monique Lhuillier injects a unique perspective that takes you on a completely different, but relevant journey. From collections that were dissertations on florals to collections that were inspired by the Garden of Eden, 80s athletic wear, to… [Continue Reading]

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Desigual Fall 2016

For several seasons, Desigual has been a foil and competition to similar global brand, Custo Barcelona. Where for the past few years, Desigual has stolen much of Custo Barcelona’s thunder and consumer base, it was still seen in fashion circles as a less expensive alternative to Custo Barcelona without the fashion-as-art–design aesthetic. That may have… [Continue Reading]

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Custo Barcelona Fall 2016

For fall 2016, Dalmau Custo looked to the 1970s in this 20th anniversary of the Custo Barcelona brand.  Contrary to what Dalmau Custo brings each season; this was a more minimalist, pared down collection. And in some respect that was a good thing. As a brand Custo Barcelona’s menswear garments have always had more wearability;… [Continue Reading]

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Marcel Ostertag Fall 2016

 In Marcel Ostertag’s debut season at New York Fashion Week: The Shows (NYFWS), Ostertag demonstrated that he has a strong sense of style as he mixes lights with darks, and sheer fabrics with heavy wools.  Especially elegant is the total sheer burgundy long-sleeve gown that can be worn under his oversized sheer blouses. Belted coats… [Continue Reading]

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Rubin Singer Fall 2016

 Though Rubin Singer is a not a household name, he has been a fashion favorite among industry professional for quite a while. Every season industry professionals anxiously await his shows. And when he doesn’t show, there is a congregational sigh of disappointment. That said; Singer has dressed dozens of celebrities for red carpet appearances and… [Continue Reading]

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Woodhouse Fall 2016

Fashion editors are always looking for that next designer/brand that is not afraid to take risks and creates a collection that is a combination of the now and next aesthetic that satisfies the ever-changing palette of consumers. It is one thing to whet the evolving style palette; however, it is a challenge to also create… [Continue Reading]

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Dexterdexterdexter Fall 2016

Fashion editors are always looking for what’s next in men’s fashion or that innovative designer that is pushing menswear into new directions. The fashion industry may have just found that in the brand Dexterdexterdexter. In only its third collection, for fall 2016 the brand looked to classic men’s silhouettes juxtaposed against the modern male consumer.… [Continue Reading]

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Perry Ellis Fall 2016

 Since Perry Ellis’ death in the mid-1980s, the Perry Ellis brand has gone through several creative directors. For the last four years, Michael Maccari has elevated the brand to explore and develop the modern American males’ evolving style and desire for more variety silhouette, construction, fabrication and texture. Understanding that the menswear market is one… [Continue Reading]

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Nick Graham Fall 2016

Coming up with an innovative collection is not the only way to get editors and industry professionals’ attention. After all, it is an arduous task to create eye-catching, innovative collections with a new perspective on silhouette, design and construction every season. For fall 2016 Nick Graham found a way to celebrate traditional suit silhouettes with… [Continue Reading]

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SIKI IM Fall 2016

The “Undead” as inspiration for a menswear collection, odd you might think? An odd is right. But, if any menswear brand can pull it off, SIKI IM is the brand that can do it. For several years SIKI IM has established itself as a brand that always looked to the unique and outré for inspiration.… [Continue Reading]

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Brett Johnson Fall 2016

New York Fashion Week: Men’s (NYFWM) is a great opportunity for emerging menswear designers to present their collections. And being that NYFWM’s is only in its second season the fashion calendar is primed and not yet overcrowded with too many designers and menswear brands. That said; when a designer does present a collection at NYFWM… [Continue Reading]

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Carlos Campos Fall 2016

 Carlos Campos often looks to Latin—and more specifically South American—themes for inspiration for his menswear collections. For spring 2016, the “Forastero,” the mysterious outsider, inspired Campos— the “Forastero” is a common theme in Latin American literature. For fall 2016 Campos looked to the quiet elegance of “El Capataz” (The Foreman). And the foreman in this… [Continue Reading]

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Greg Lauren Fall 2016

 In this second season of New York Fashion Week: Men’s (NYFWM) several menswear designers have instituted a different approach to presenting their menswear collections. Some of these designers realize that having the typical runway/presentation is no longer sufficient to attract industry professionals and consumers. In an era were images from runways/presentations are posted immediately on… [Continue Reading]

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Robert Geller Fall 2016

 Is James Bond in the building? You would have thought so if you witnessed Robert Geller’s fall 2016 runway presentation. All the Bond-like props were front and center; spy attaché case, chic trend coat, derby hats slyly tipped over the eye and let’s not forget models with swagger. Still, James Bond was not quite the… [Continue Reading]

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Nautica Fall 2016

Who says you cannot wear white after Labor Day, certainly, not Nautica. Well, if Nautica has its way a lot of stylish men will be donning white throughout the entire fall and winter 2016/2017 seasons. For fall 2016 Nautica drew inspiration from that juxtaposition of city meeting the sea. The 2016 urban dweller can now… [Continue Reading]

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General Idea Fall 2016

It has been a couple of seasons since General Idea has shown in New York City. Thankfully, when Creative Director Bumsuk Choi decided to come back to NYC, there is now a New Fashion Week: Men’s fashion week, placing the Korean brand around fellow menswear confreres. Always known for its great coats and jackets, in… [Continue Reading]

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Features

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New York International Bridal Week Spring 2017 Preview

Is it that time again, yes it is!! It seems only yesterday that Fashion Reverie was posting reviews of the bridal collections for fall 2016. Now, after surviving another New York Fashion Week: The … [More]

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New York Fashion Week: Men’s Fall 2016 Preview

In less than a week, the second iteration of New York Fashion Week: Men’s (NYFWM) will take place. The inaugural season was a success, though there was a distinct absence of a lot of the … [More]

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Fashion Reverie Exclusive: Charles Harbison

In the wake of the 2016 Oscar Blackout, Black Lives Matter protests, and a 2016 presidential race that is beginning to place race relations as a key issue, very few medial outlets or cultural pundits … [More]

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Fashion Reverie Campaign Spotlight: Dolce and Gabbana’s Hajib and Abaya Collection

Unlike the Academy of Arts and Science, the fashion industry aims for and embraces diversity. And while some fear mongers and very uninformed folks are afraid of people and things that are different … [More]

Editors’ Pick

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Editors Pick: Converse Chuck Taylor Women’s All-Star Crochet Collection

If you live on the East Coast, you might still be feeling the bitter chill of early spring. No need to fret, more temperate weather is on the way. With Coachella and other spring/summer festivals on … [Read More...]

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NYFW: Men’s Fall 2016 Editors’ Essentials

  As New York Fashion Week: Men’s (NYFWM) fall 2016 season quickly approaches, fashion editors, in particular, scramble to organize their men’s runway/presentation calendar. But as … [Read More...]

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Editors’ Pick: Hanro of Switzerland for National Sweatpants Day

  Are you excited and enthralled about the athleisure wear craze? If you are, then National Sweatpants Day— that happens on January 21—is tailored especially to your fashion … [Read More...]

Beauty

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Beauty Pick: Great Skin for the New Year with Palmetto Derma

  Do you have a Holiday party coming up and you are stressing that your skin is just not as you would like? (Remember, selfies and youtube holiday party videos are all the rage now.) Or maybe having great skin is a part of your New … [Read More...]

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Beat Winter’s Harsh Weather with Fashion Reverie’s Winter Beauty Roundup

 Dry winter skin can be awful, dry, flaky, itchy and so unattractive.  And, you don’t have to take it. Fashion Reverie has some great solutions to keep you looking amazing and feeling comfortable during the winter months. Beekman 1802 … [Read More...]

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Beauty Pick: Toppik Brow Building Fibers Kit

Thick eyebrows are back! Thank you, Cara Delevingne. Do you remember a dark period in the 90's when supermodels were plucking their brows into nonexistence?  It made them look so weird.  (Side note eyebrows and eyelashes serve a functional purpose. … [Read More...]

Les Hommes

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Men’s Accessory Pick: Parabellum’s Slim Briefcase

How many times have you heard brands and labels pronounce that their new product will revolutionize the industry? Sometimes it true, but often times it just brand marketing. Few brands live up to … [Read More...]

Trend Report

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2016 Red Carpet Trend: The Elegant Reincarnation of the Ear Cuff

What do Lucille Ball, Prince, and Emma Watson of Harry Potter fame have in common? They all were trendsetters for the humble ear cuff, which has now become serious ‘ear candy’ on fashion runways and red carpets. As star of the popular sitcom … [Read More...]

Front Row

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Vera Wang Bridal Spring 2017

Realizing that New York International Bridal Week is more than a plethora of white gowns, Vera Wang went for the something different and unique. For … [More]

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Ines Di Santo Bridal Spring 2017

 While floral blossoms or spring gardens may not be such an original idea for spring bridal collections, Ines Di Santo found a way in her spring 2017 … [More]

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Jenny Packham Bridal Spring 2017

 Is red carpet or is it bridal?  With Jenny Packham it is always beautiful, still, was her spring 2017 a true bridal collection or something … [More]

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Galia Lahav Bridal Spring 2017

For those bridal devotees not familiar with Galia Lahav, Galia Lahav is a haute couture designer that presents her couture collections in Paris every … [More]

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Anne Barge Bridal Spring 2017

If you are looking for beautiful, traditional bridal designs, Anne Barge immediately comes to mind. However, if you have been following the brand for … [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 Fashion Sightings: Week of April 18, 2016

This week supermodels ruled!! From Coachella to street sightings in Paris to an episode of “Lip Sync Battle,” it was all about those models that graced covers from Vogue to Elle to Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. Though supermodel and … [Read More...]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of April 11, 2016

For this week’s Fashion Celebrity Sightings, Fashion Reverie has some interesting ‘who wore it best’ as well as soon significant red carpet appearances from your favorite celebs. It has finally warmed up in New York City, so expect to see a lot … [Read More...]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of April 4, 2016

This was a banner week for Celebrity Fashion Sightings. From the 2016 MTV Movie Awards to the 2016 ABC Freeform Upfront to The Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds 25th Anniversary Celebration, celebs really glammed it up this week!! Now, this is … [Read More...]

Lifestyle & Culture

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A Glass Slipper-less “Cinderella”

“Cinderella” without glass slippers and a story line where Cinderella is not the main protagonist; that is the “Cinderella” that Les Ballets de Monte Carlo brought to the New York’s City Center.  Unusual, but it worked, well mostly. Les … [Read More...]

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A Ballerina’s Tale: Misty Copeland’s Unlikely Tale of Success

Something is afoot. And it is not the Presidential debates, a recovering economy or the latest salacious Kardashian tale of nudity, broken romance, or media overexposure. Some of the things may be important, but I am talking about something … [Read More...]

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Company XIV: A New Kind of Cinderella

  Company XIV has garnered a reputation for taking traditional ballet and fairy tale classics and reinterpreting these storybook and ballet warhorses through their own special lens. Their “Nutcracker Rouge” takes place in a burlesque … [Read More...]

Fashion Flashback

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Fashion Flashback Tribute: Prince

As the world mourns the untimely death of one of the greatest musicians and fashion icons of the 20th and 21st centuries, Fashion Reverie takes a retrospective look at the fashion stylings of the … [Read More...]

Sample Sales

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Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of April 25, 2016

Fashion Reverie seeks to keep its loyal readers informed of great samples sales.  And in honor of New Fashion Week: Men’s fall 206, Fashion Reverie will feature mostly men’s sample sales that run … [More]

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