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Dan Liu @danliudesign
It had a very cool theme – Ima, Nippon (Nowadays Japan) with an introductory performance before the show, equipped with lowlights and the ultimate drama-filled music. The show began with a samurai dance, donning a red kimono and loose red pants, and wearing a white wolf mask. The lights went down, shot back on, the runway beat dropped and the models made their way to the photo pit to catch the look! Each model had beautiful, strong Japanese inspired theatrical makeup – bright yellow and green eyeshadow with red lips from @viktoriageorgina products.
Dan’s collection presented classic cocktail dress in lace, florals, musical notes, and stripes. The looks could easily be walked directly off of the runway, however the looks were lackluster and lacked innovation. Liu’s collection had pretty dressed but failed to knock it out of the park, which was unfortunate with such an experimental opening. The looks were ultra feminine with tons of lace, peplum, ruffles, florals … even masks! We hope to see a more developed and cohesive show next season.
Dan’s show was well attended. Notable front row guests included Miss Universe Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, Francesca Curran of Orange Is The New Black, actress Jenn Lyon of Claws, and singer Julie Mintz.
nAnA judy @nanajudy
nAnA judy defined effortless cool and swag with their newest SS19 collection debuting at Spring Studios. The Australian streetwear brand debuted premium looks that were chić and classic. Each piece had amazing structure or curve hugging tailoring. NANA JUDY and Disney’s 101 Dalmatians also collaborated on a cheeky, yet striking collection – they introduced their newest line, featuring the cutest must have polka dot mini dress and flyest black and white abstract sweatsuit!
Inspired by youth-culture, art and music, Creative Director Glenn Coleman’s inaugural U.S. runway show titled, ‘Alive,’ represented the brand’s growth and evolution through time. The show featured PART I, focusing on the brand’s iconic heritage logo, a collection of streetwear designs, including tracksuits, leather jackets, and sweatsuits. PART II was brought to life by the highly anticipated collaboration with Disney, featuring 101 Dalmatians – a unique, striking, and rare balance for the fashion-forward shopper with a touch of nostalgia.
The models walking the show and not to mention some of our favorites: Josephine Skriver, Winnie Harlow, Neels Visser, Shaun Ross, Sebastian James!
Dennis Basso @dennisbasso
What an excellent runway!!! We were thrilled to be invited to the Spring/Summer 2019 Dennis Basso runway show at Cipriani. Models sashayed down the runway in their Old Hollywood Glam looks – there were gorgeous feathers, crisp gowns, big organza skirts, sexy summer furs, and bedazzled hand embroideries. The palettes used were ethereal and warm – every look made for the ultimate woman. “Pale pinks and baby blues were mixed with red and cream and a statement of black and white for a feminine and chíc combination.” The runway told a fantastic story of the everyday modern woman. The fashions started off comfy and cute with nightwear, soon transitioned into pretty daytime looks, then pushed into extraordinarily glamorous evening wear. The theme behind the SS19 collection was ‘The Global Woman’.
The designer closed the runway with R&B and hip-hop legend @thereal_maryjblige in a stunning white gown with black lining accentuating her incredible physique.
Marcel Ostertag @marcelostertag
Another incredible season by Marcel Ostertag debuted at Spring Studios, SS19 “MUSE”. Marcel felt “Kissed by the Muse” everyday, and their inspiration on his collection and daily life is something he is grateful for. He also cites the music, art and fashion of the 70’s, a decade that continuously fascinates him, as a source of inspiration for this collection. Despite the obvious vintage inspired vibes, the entire collection still felt completely fresh and modern due to Ostertag’s masterly touch.
The baddest shoes hit the runway, complete with movement and sex appeal – thanks to the fringe detail. Marcel Ostertag’s shoes were produced by German footwear manufacturer Tamaris. The women’s shoes featured block heeled suede booties, kitten heel pumps and a show stopping knee length knit and fringed boot in lavender. For the men, white sneakers featuring pops of bright colored elastic bands across the instep, are sure to be best sellers.
The colors used for the collection were so dynamic, and the color blocking usage was divine. I loved the sequined pants, obsessed over the blue lace set for men, and adored every the layered look for women. Marcel Ostertag’s entire collection is meticulously designed and produced in Germany from the finest materials sourced from Italy. Every look could be walked off the runway, and directly onto NYC’s Fashion Avenue!