Fashion News Alert: Megan Fox’s New Fashion Gig, Milan Fashion Week Revamps, Malan Breton Shows in London, and H&M Says Sayonara to Plus Size

  “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” and “Transformers’” Megan Fox has a new gig. Fox has been named co-owner, brand stakeholder, collaborator, and global ambassador to Frederick’s of Hollywood. These prestigious titles were acquired for Fox due her being represented by Authentic Brands Group (ABG). ABG acquired Frederick’s of Hollywood in 2015. “Frederick’s of Hollywood is… [Continue Reading]

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NYFW: The Shows Spring 2017 Beauty Trend: The Return of Romance

Who says romance is dead?  At New York Fashion Week: The Shows spring 2017, models were styled with classic and Renaissance painting-inspired looks were spotted everywhere!  Soft and graceful was at the order of the day, with hair stylists opting for flowing locks rather than precise and rigid coifs.  Makeup was kept innocent and rosy.  Fall back… [Continue Reading]

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Jasmine Chong Spring 2017

Jasmine Chong’s spring 2017 presentation consisted of luxurious fabrics and exquisite draping, which appear to be her brand’s signature DNA. Though Chong’s choice of draping, luxury fabrics which were used mostly in separates that could be easily mixed and matched did producing some interesting options, the collection was mostly hit or miss with some of… [Continue Reading]

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Delpozo Spring 2017

Delpozo under the tutelage of Spanish designer Josep Font is fabled for its fairy tale fantasy presentations. The clothes are otherworldly, the set is oftec awash with natural light, the models amble—rather than strut—down the runway as though gliding through some syrupy reverie which is equal measures Roald Dahl, Zaha Hadid and fellow Spaniard Christobal Balenciaga.… [Continue Reading]

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Layana Aguilar Spring 2017

 Layana Aguilar has busy since her two appearances on “Project Runway.” Since her debut on season 11 of “Project Runway” in 2014, Aguilar has also appeared on “Project Runway All-Stars,” designed several collections and created gowns for Disney’s ‘Elena of Aguilar.’ And she is far from being done!! For spring 2017, Aguilar looked to the… [Continue Reading]

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Blake Hyland Spring 2017

 Blake Hyland has a reputation for outrageous clothes, and conceptual and deconstructed pieces made from recycled materials. For his spring 2017 collection Hyland focused on more practical wearable clothes while still maintaining his unique aesthetic. The results were stunning. Though this is Hyland’s first time showing during New York Fashion Week, Hyland’s spring 2017 collection… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie’s NYFW: The Shows Spring 2017 Dippity Don’ts

  Fashion Week is constantly evolving. And if you’ve been covering New York Fashion Week as long as I have from “The Tents” at Bryant Park, “The Tents” at Lincoln Center to NYFW: The Shows most recent incarnation at Moynihan Station, Pier 59, and Skylight Clarkson, you acutely understand that fashion is all about change.… [Continue Reading]

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NYFW: The Shows Spring 2017 Exclusive: Bibhu Mohapatra’s Belle Epoque

How does a designer or brand  each season infuse their collections with an evolving sophistication and chicness, new points of view and a fashion sensibility that embraces the brand’s DNA while keeping the collections relevant and fashion forward? Remember, most major brands are creating five to six new collections every year. So, at some point… [Continue Reading]

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Spring 2017 Trend Report: Spiritual Awakenings

The spring 2017 runway season is upon us and as such, the fashion world is abuzz with talk about cultural themes and motifs that will emerge as ubiquitous for the season ahead. Trends for spring 2017 have one thing in common— they all seem to borrow from a spiritual ethos—and still they could not be… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie Exclusive Interview: Pat Cleveland’s “Dancing with the Muses”

What defines a fashion legend?  In 2016 that is hard to describe, particularly when so many talentless or untried personalities define their own attributes. In 2016 you can define yourself as a great designer without selling a lot of clothes or having any market proliferation. You can be a supermodel even though you have never… [Continue Reading]

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Fashion Reverie’s Editors’ Essentials NYFW Spring 2017

When temperatures start to drop and there is a very slight breeze in the air, then you know that special season has arrived, and I am not necessarily referring to autumn. If you live in New York City, you are all too familiar with the clacking of stilettos and a wide array of fashion—some fantastic… [Continue Reading]

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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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Editors’ Pick: Beauty Products for Fall 2016

It’s hard to keep up with all the latest beauty trends with so much product coming out so frequently.   To help you sort through the clutter of product launches, Fashion Reverie has rounded up our beauty experts to discover what new products landed on their desks and really have them talking! Remember, just because temperatures… [Continue Reading]

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Celebrity Fashion Sightings: Week of August 22, 2016

Though the summer is coming to a close, and hopefully the hot temperatures, Fashion Reverie’s Celebrity Fashion Sightings is still going strong. And this week was a banner week with the 2016 Video Music Awards (VMA) where there is a huge range of good and sometimes not-so-good fashion. Rihanna rightly proved why she was the… [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 Flashback: Sonia Rykiel

Fashion Reverie looks back at fashion icon, Sonia Rykiel. Sonia Rykiel died on Thursday, August 25, 2016 after a long battle with Parkinson disease. With Zandra Rhodes and Vivienne Westwood, Sonia Rykiel completed the fashion triptych of European female designers who had a direct influence on how women dressed over three decades. While Rhodes and Westwood very… [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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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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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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Features

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Fashion Reverie’s NYFW: The Shows Spring 2017 Dippity Don’ts

  Fashion Week is constantly evolving. And if you’ve been covering New York Fashion Week as long as I have from “The Tents” at Bryant Park, “The Tents” at Lincoln Center to NYFW: … [More]

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NYFW: The Shows Spring 2017 Exclusive: Bibhu Mohapatra’s Belle Epoque

How does a designer or brand  each season infuse their collections with an evolving sophistication and chicness, new points of view and a fashion sensibility that embraces the brand’s DNA while … [More]

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Fashion Reverie Exclusive Interview: Pat Cleveland’s “Dancing with the Muses”

What defines a fashion legend?  In 2016 that is hard to describe, particularly when so many talentless or untried personalities define their own attributes. In 2016 you can define yourself as a great … [More]

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]

Editors’ Pick

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Fashion Reverie’s Editors’ Essentials NYFW Spring 2017

When temperatures start to drop and there is a very slight breeze in the air, then you know that special season has arrived, and I am not necessarily referring to autumn. If you live in New York City, … [Read More...]

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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...]

Beauty

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NYFW: The Shows Spring 2017 Beauty Trend: The Return of Romance

Who says romance is dead?  At New York Fashion Week: The Shows spring 2017, models were styled with classic and Renaissance painting-inspired looks were spotted everywhere!  Soft and graceful was at the order of the day, with hair stylists opting … [Read More...]

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Editors’ Pick: Beauty Products for Fall 2016

It's hard to keep up with all the latest beauty trends with so much product coming out so frequently.   To help you sort through the clutter of product launches, Fashion Reverie has rounded up our beauty experts to discover what new products landed … [Read More...]

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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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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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Spring 2017 Trend Report: Spiritual Awakenings

The spring 2017 runway season is upon us and as such, the fashion world is abuzz with talk about cultural themes and motifs that will emerge as ubiquitous for the season ahead. Trends for spring 2017 have one thing in common— they all seem to … [Read More...]

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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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Jasmine Chong Spring 2017

Jasmine Chong’s spring 2017 presentation consisted of luxurious fabrics and exquisite draping, which appear to be her brand’s signature DNA. … [More]

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Delpozo Spring 2017

Delpozo under the tutelage of Spanish designer Josep Font is fabled for its fairy tale fantasy presentations. The clothes are otherworldly, the set … [More]

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Layana Aguilar Spring 2017

 Layana Aguilar has busy since her two appearances on “Project Runway.” Since her debut on season 11 of “Project Runway” in 2014, Aguilar has … [More]

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Blake Hyland Spring 2017

 Blake Hyland has a reputation for outrageous clothes, and conceptual and deconstructed pieces made from recycled materials. For his spring 2017 … [More]

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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]

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 22, 2016

Though the summer is coming to a close, and hopefully the hot temperatures, Fashion Reverie’s Celebrity Fashion Sightings is still going strong. And this week was a banner week with the 2016 Video Music Awards (VMA) where there is a huge range of … [Read More...]

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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...]

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: Sonia Rykiel

Fashion Reverie looks back at fashion icon, Sonia Rykiel. Sonia Rykiel died on Thursday, August 25, 2016 after a long battle with Parkinson disease. With Zandra Rhodes and Vivienne Westwood, Sonia … [Read More...]

Sample Sales

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Wednesday Sample Sale: Week of August 29, 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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