Fashion Reverie Exclusive Interview: Supreme Publicity’s James Murray

  New York Fashion Week can be celebratory, evocative, aspirational and awe-inspiring. It can also be chaotic, stressful and exhausting, particularly if you are an industry professional with lots of shows on your daily calendar. Still, every season all the hard work makes sense when you discover that new talent or are inspired by an… [Continue Reading]

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New York Fashion Week: The Shows Spring 2017 Pre-coverage

Are Fashion Weeks still relevant? With the retail market in decline—Macy’s is closing 100 stores in 2017—, a stagnating luxury market, the explosion of e-commerce, a lack of consumer confidence, many fashion pundits continue to question if Fashion Weeks, as we know them to be, still has a place in the ever-evolving, peripatetic fashion industry.… [Continue Reading]

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PORTS 1961′s Fall 2016 Menswear Campaign

Is it possible for a brand to appeal to an age demographic that ranges from 18 to late 50s? Some women’s wear brands have some successfully pulled this off, particularly when 50 is the new 35. Coach, Tadashi Shoji, Club Monaco, and even Kate Spade come to mind. Still, with menswear it is a bit… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion News Alert: Lochte Loses Endorsements, Alber Elbaz Heads to Oscar de la Renta, Myanmar Factories Employ Underage Workers, and Professor Tyra Banks

  Swimwear manufacture Speedo as well as Ralph Lauren have dropped sponsorships and endorsements for Olympic gold medal swimmer Ryan Lochte amid his false statements involving vandalism and false claims that he was held a gunpoint and robbed by police during the Rio Olympics. Lochte will also lose endorsement deals with Airweave and Gentle Hair. “While… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie Campaign Feature: Tatras Fall/Winter 2016/17

No matter how incredible looking that very special sweater or great pair of slacks is, if your outerwear is lackluster, a shabby, uninteresting coat can dull the garments underneath. TATRAS, a leader since 2000 in high-end down jackets and coats understands that the clean lines of Japanese style, the excellence of Italian workmanships and fabrics, and… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Flashback: “Mahogany” the Movie

 With New York Fashion Week: The Shows (NYFWS) spring 2017 less than three weeks away, Fashion Reverie looks back at one of the films that reflects the golden age of fashion. “Mahogany,” Diana Ross’ follow-up film to “Lady Sings the Blues,” centers on an African American woman who rises to fame in Rome first as… [Continue Reading]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of August 8, 2016

Though this week was on the slim side when it came to Celebrity Fashion Sightings, with Jennifer Lopez and Gina Rodriguez in the roundup, you cannot go wrong!! Jennifer Lopez continues to demonstrate that age is just a number and at forty-something she is still sexy with an enviable physique. J-Lo wore a Hamel dress to a… [Continue Reading]

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Editors’ Pick: The Highs and Lows of Fall 2016 Footwear

If you’ve been perusing fashion magazines and observing street fashion, super high, tottering heels are no longer the order of day. Unless you are a high-fashion model walking in an haute couture show, having a view from the top due to mountainous high heels are not a part of your wardrobe anymore. Most women are… [Continue Reading]

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Beauty Alert: Bright, Bold Hair for the Summer Music Scene

OK, it’s the end of July but that doesn’t mean you are going to be stuck with an outdated hairstyle for the summer music concert season. Whether you attending music concerts featuring Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, Jessica Simpson, or The Band Party at the Rio Olympics—wouldn’t that be a dream, partying in Rio with pop/country… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie Interview Exclusive: Michael Gross Unveils in “Focus”

What makes a great read? More specifically, what makes a good fashion book? Even though many feel that fashion journalism is mostly about images, there is also great content that can illuminate, educate, and charm the reader. Michael Gross, in his new book “Focus: The Secret, Sexy, Sometimes Sordid World of Fashion Photographers” has done… [Continue Reading]

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Nautica Spring 2017 Backstage

It’s been over thirty years since Roxanne Lowitt popularized the backstage images of some of the fashion industry’s most iconic runway shows. Before Lowitt revealed on the backstage goings on, it was all about the runway images. But when Roxanne Lowitt put her own special spin on backstage, the backstage reveal has almost become just… [Continue Reading]

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David Hart x Hart Schaffner Marx Spring 2017

Regardless of emerging men’s silhouettes that mix feminine and masculine elements, men’s traditional suiting is still the most popular male silhouette on the market. And the David Hart collaboration with Hart Schaffner Marx continues that tradition. David Hart has shown consistent at New York Fashion: Men’s for several season now—first coming to fashion week prominence… [Continue Reading]

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Eidos Spring 2017

 For spring 2017 Eidos creative director Antonio Ciongoli looked to India, and more specifically Bar Palladio, a cultural hub where varied influences meet, and Bagru, a city outside of New Delhi where inhabitants use ancient textile techniques to create incredible fabrics by hand.  This ‘Bar Palladdio to Bagru’ inspiration has produced a spring 2017 collection… [Continue Reading]

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Nick Graham Spring 2017

Samba dancers, tropical setting, carnival-like music conjures up images of Brazil, right? Well, not necessarily. For spring 2017 Nick Graham used these cultural references to give a nod to Cuba of the 1950s, the bacchanalian Cuba of glamorous nightclubs, decadence, gamblers, and playground of American high rollers. Behind this Cuban heyday was an undercurrent of… [Continue Reading]

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Malan Breton Menswear Spring 2017

 Malan Breton has had a fashion epiphany. And it is about time!! After creating interesting collections for over a decade that sometimes bordered on outré unmarketable garments, Malan Breton finally hit the jackpot with his men’s spring 2017 collection.  And he accomplished this feat without sacrificing the signature DNA of his brand. Remarkable indeed! For… [Continue Reading]

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Parke & Ronen Spring 2017

Like many menswear brands this season, Parke & Ronen did not attempt to reinvent the wheel this time. Then again, Parke & Ronen never strays from their design asesthetic, and there is some comfort in that. Every season fashion editors and consumers can rest assured that Parke & Ronen will present all-American sportswear for that… [Continue Reading]

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Coach Menswear Spring 2017

In its 75-year history Coach has gone through a lot of changes and has evolved from just an accessories companies known originally for its quality billfolds and wallets to a brand that has expanded to handbags and most recently ready-to-wear jackets and garments.  Coach’s most illustrious alumni, Reed Krakoff, left the Coach helm to launch… [Continue Reading]

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Zachary Prell Spring 2017

For the spring 2017 men’s wear collections, the 80s ruled!! From Robert Geller to Artistix to Brett Johnson, the 1980s provided lots of reference points and inspiration this season. Now you can add Zachary Prell to this coterie of menswear designers inspired by the 80s. One could ask what is so attractive about the 1980s… [Continue Reading]

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Carlos Campos Spring 2017

Cuba keeps providing inspiration for menswear designers. A few seasons back, David Hart was inspired by the Cuban nightlife of the 1950s, while this season Nick Graham created a fantastic runway presentation inspired by Cuban culture replete with scantily clad Samba dancers. And Carlos Campos was also influenced by Cuba, more specifically the culture that… [Continue Reading]

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Landlord Spring 2017

In their debut collection for New York Fashion Week: Men’s Japanese menswear brand Landlord drew inspiration from the art works of Isa Genzken. German artist Isa Genzken is known for art installations and sculptures that used everyday materials of textiles, wood, concrete and plaster. This sophomore fashion collection from the Landlord design team demonstrated the… [Continue Reading]

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Brett Johnson Spring 2017

Brett Johnson got it right the second time around. After a rather lackluster debut during New York Fashion Week: Men’s (NYFWM) last season, Johnson came back with a vengeance to prove the naysayers wrong. (Fashion Reverie was one of the dissenting voices.  With fashion stylist June Ambrose having a stronger hand on this NYFWM’s sophomore… [Continue Reading]

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Nautica Spring 2017

How do you take a menswear brand that has a signature DNA and keep the collections fresh and relevant season after season? If you don’t know the answer, then look to Nautica. Does Nautica bring in different silhouettes every season? No. Does the brand incorporate innovative textile techniques and fabrications every season? Not necessarily. However,… [Continue Reading]

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Robert Geller Spring 2017

Robert Geller is a fashion editor’s designer. Now, what does that mean? A fashion editor’s designer translates into those designers who every season have a very strong reference point for their collections and who easily translate that inspiration into garments that are fashion forward, current, but also have strong retail value. Robert Geller is one… [Continue Reading]

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Artistix Spring 2017

The 80s are back. Then again, did they ever really go away? If you are old enough to remember 80s style or you just source 80s culture via youtube videos, 80s style was a true amalgam of music, street fashion, and political influences. (Think Boy George’s mix of punk fashion, androgyny, underground club culture, and… [Continue Reading]

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Suitsupply Spring 2017

A supermodel once told me that, “it takes charm to open the door and charm to keep the doors open.” While those words of wisdom can be applied to any industry, those pearls of wisdom are more aptly true in fashion. As a brand, Suitsupply does not recreate the proverbial fashion envelope or even re-establish… [Continue Reading]

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Features

James Murray

Fashion Reverie Exclusive Interview: Supreme Publicity’s James Murray

  New York Fashion Week can be celebratory, evocative, aspirational and awe-inspiring. It can also be chaotic, stressful and exhausting, particularly if you are an industry professional … [More]

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New York Fashion Week: The Shows Spring 2017 Pre-coverage

Are Fashion Weeks still relevant? With the retail market in decline—Macy’s is closing 100 stores in 2017—, a stagnating luxury market, the explosion of e-commerce, a lack of consumer confidence, … [More]

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Fashion Reverie Campaign Feature: Tatras Fall/Winter 2016/17

No matter how incredible looking that very special sweater or great pair of slacks is, if your outerwear is lackluster, a shabby, uninteresting coat can dull the garments underneath. TATRAS, a leader … [More]

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Fashion Reverie’s 2016 Olympians with Style

Gone are the days when athletes were only recognized for their athletic prowess, or only looked forward to their image on a Wheaties box after Olympic glory. Athletes have transitioned into major … [More]

Editors’ Pick

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Editors’ Pick: The Highs and Lows of Fall 2016 Footwear

If you’ve been perusing fashion magazines and observing street fashion, super high, tottering heels are no longer the order of day. Unless you are a high-fashion model walking in an haute couture … [Read More...]

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Editors’ Pick: L’Eau d’Issey Pure

Issey Miyake once said, “the most beautiful and purest fragrance in the world: the scent of water on a woman’s skin.”  Well you cannot get more pure than water and get more fashion-forward than … [Read More...]

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Editors’ Pick: Camilla Elphick’s Princess Corgi Pez Shoe

What is the most important item in your wardrobe? Is it that distinctive black dress that eludes sophistication and elegance; that great summer jumpsuit that demonstrates your youthful charm and … [Read More...]

Beauty

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Beauty Alert: Bright, Bold Hair for the Summer Music Scene

OK, it’s the end of July but that doesn't mean you are going to be stuck with an outdated hairstyle for the summer music concert season. Whether you attending music concerts featuring Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, Jessica Simpson, or The Band Party … [Read More...]

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Men’s Beauty Alert: Putting Your Best Face Forward for Fashion Week

  New York Fashion Week: Men’s spring 2017 is just a few days away. And for those attending, it is a must to look you best. However, looking your best for Fashion Week means two very different things for men and women.  Women tend to … [Read More...]

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Beauty Trend: Prism and Thermal Highlighters

The prism highlighter trend has taken the Internet and social media by storm and inspired a wave of other colorful beauty-inspired looks. The original color palette, designed and handmade by Bitter Lace Beauty founder, Jenna Georgescu, gives the … [Read More...]

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Polka-Dotted Summer Beauty with Dior

Summer is a great time to bring out the color and amp up the fun!  Azure blues, corals, and aqua greens take center stage in Dior's newest Milky Dot collection!  Littered with playful polka dots which accent the bright color palette, mixed with … [Read More...]

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PORTS 1961′s Fall 2016 Menswear Campaign

Is it possible for a brand to appeal to an age demographic that ranges from 18 to late 50s? Some women’s wear brands have some successfully pulled this off, particularly when 50 is the new 35. … [Read More...]

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Men’s Hair Trend Alert: Get your Hair Ready for NYFW: Men’s Spring 2017

A new hairstyle is an easy way to really change up your look.  To stay ahead of the trends, we asked 2015 "Educator of the Year" and PRORITUALS' new Creative Director and Director of Education, … [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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David Hart x Hart Schaffner Marx Spring 2017

Regardless of emerging men’s silhouettes that mix feminine and masculine elements, men’s traditional suiting is still the most popular male … [More]

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Eidos Spring 2017

 For spring 2017 Eidos creative director Antonio Ciongoli looked to India, and more specifically Bar Palladio, a cultural hub where varied influences … [More]

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Nick Graham Spring 2017

Samba dancers, tropical setting, carnival-like music conjures up images of Brazil, right? Well, not necessarily. For spring 2017 Nick Graham used … [More]

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Malan Breton Menswear Spring 2017

 Malan Breton has had a fashion epiphany. And it is about time!! After creating interesting collections for over a decade that sometimes bordered on … [More]

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Parke & Ronen Spring 2017

Like many menswear brands this season, Parke & Ronen did not attempt to reinvent the wheel this time. Then again, Parke & Ronen never strays … [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 August 8, 2016

Though this week was on the slim side when it came to Celebrity Fashion Sightings, with Jennifer Lopez and Gina Rodriguez in the roundup, you cannot go wrong!! Jennifer Lopez continues to demonstrate that age is just a number and at … [Read More...]

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Fashion Celebrity Sightings: Week of August 1, 2016

This may not have been a great week of celebrity fashion sightings, unless you include some of the outfits of the athletes in the Opening Ceremony of the Rio Olympics. Some teams were incredibly dapper, while other teams looked a little folksy. But … [Read More...]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of July 25, 2016

Every week Fashion Reverie brings viewers some of their favorite celebrities in chic styles that they would love to wear if the price is right. From the premiere of “Bad Moms,” to Pasquale Bruni Celebration event to celebrity street sightings … [Read More...]

Lifestyle & Culture

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Fashion Reverie Exclusive: Laura Michelle Conjures up “Chuck Norris” and the “Rockstars of Fashion”

The synergy of fashion and music has become such a constant presence in music videos that the hard work, the style options and the delicate balance that’s necessary to create that seamless flow is not obvious to most viewers. Still, when it all … [Read More...]

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Fashion Reverie Exclusive: “Devious Maids’” Sol Rodriguez Transitions to American Television and the Big Screen

Latina women are becoming a regular presence on television and the big screen. From the groundbreaking performances of Sonia Braga in the late 80s to Academy Award–winning and nominated performances of Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek, Latina women … [Read More...]

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Bridging the Worlds of Beauty and Gaming: New Makeup Looks by Makeup Bingo

You can watch all the latest YouTube beauty tutorials and scour through Pinterest for makeup inspiration, but there are some days when you can't quite get your eyeliner right, or can't decide which shade of lipstick will complete your look. Although … [Read More...]

Fashion Flashback

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Fashion Flashback: “Mahogany” the Movie

 With New York Fashion Week: The Shows (NYFWS) spring 2017 less than three weeks away, Fashion Reverie looks back at one of the films that reflects the golden age of fashion. “Mahogany,” Diana … [Read More...]

Sample Sales

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Wednesday Sample Sales: Week of August 22, 2016

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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