Presented at the Highline Room of the Standard Hotel, Misha Nonoo debuted her third collection for her eponymous Nonoo line.
With an eye for structure, tailoring and other details, the young designer’s collection evoked a chic, feminine Parisian flair; refined and sophisticated while remaining youthful and fresh.
Strong, structured jackets predominated the collection in various shapes and materials, making it clear this was her signature. Boxy and cropped, sleeveless, lightweight blazers, and heavier belted versions all made a commanding presence during the presentation. Also included were sharp ankle-grazing pants and skirts, floor-length maxi dresses, shorter flared-hem skirts, and versatile blouses.
Nelly is coming to DC! His show at FUR will be hosted by the wonderful people of Vibe and it's sure to be one hell of a night! Buy your tickets now at www.furnightclub.com and make sure to get VIP bottle service at 202-445-4926.
Mark your calendars for that Friday the 16th and start playing those Nelly tunes! To refresh yourself, click here for his music and videos.
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This little rodent look-a-like has been used for clothing. For those of you who are opposed to animal cruelty and the process of obtaining fur, how do you feel about this little rodent? Nutria has been causing extensive vegetative damage. It has been dated since that Nutria has damaged 170 sites, a total of 23,960 acres. Thanks to using Nutria as fur, the number had decreased dramatically. Calculated at 5,422 acres in 2009, Nutria has only damaged a total of 19 sites. What is the debate about?
Before FUR’s venue even allowed me to get excited that there was a night club worthy of NYC or Miami, their website’s venue had a very insistent attitude, as though the high-class social center had a lot of difficulty convincing skeptical D.C. natives to attend. Apparently the people who live in D.C. are far from believing that such a city could have such a swanky social center because FUR feels obligated to list their many amenities for people to think “Well then, I suppose it is possible for D.C. to have fun nightclub.” I realize this is regular conduct for nightclub websites, but the tone it was written in just made me feel as though FUR had trouble getting people to come to their club.
Marc Jacobs has not designed a exclusive fur collection since his early days at Louis Vuitton in the late 90's. Now, he has released his first Marc Jacobs fur collection to Bloomingdales' Maximilian fur salon.
"This collection is for an ecclectic, confident women," says Maximilian manager Daniela Balanzo-Hull. "These are investement pieces and it takes a daring person to really wear luxury furs like mongolian lamb and silevr fox well."
The collection is small--only five limited edition pieces ranging in pieces from $4,200-$9,900; but the pieces are such a rare mix of materials that they will rapidly sell to both fur collectors and Marc Jacobs clients.
Images: Left to Right - Mongolian Lamb and Silver Fox $9900; Dyed Kaglan:$4200; Dyed Alpaca: $7900; Dyed Mongolian Lamb: $4200; Black Dyed Aplaca: $5200.
Jeremy Laing's compilation of leather and fur spun Fashion Week in a wintery direction at Milk Studios in Manhattan's trendy Meatpacking District. The rotating model exhibition combined handmade fur overlays with detail on folding and patterning. The delicate balance between high-fashion and streetwear offered a unique look to the traditional fur design.
Laing's stylistic approach modernized the classic long, fur overcoat into a waist cut jacket embellished with outward-facing folds of patterned leather, accentuating the model's features while allowing for a warm, winter appearance. Earth tones created an even more northern style juxtaposing black stockings and knee-high boots.
Farah Angsana bedazzled Bryant Park with a delicate sea of scarlet and silver at an early evening runway show in New York City. A stunning and complex design scheme adorned forty-two models in sequential order based around color and contour. A scarlet silk wool evening gown with black sequins and feathered bodice followed by a ruffled chiffon train provided classic style and traditional elegance with a modern fit around the waist and neckline. Simplicity fell aside as a black lace cocktail dress with sequined embroidery pinnacled with a pleated tuxedo neckline came gracefully sauntering down the runway.
Designers have once again turned to animals to give fall fashion a furry accent. Traditional pieces trimmed with fur add bold character to any fashionista's wardrobe. Givenchy’s fur and gunmetal-chain bracelets, or Delfina Delettrez’ fur cuff accented with sapphires, crystals, glass, and a silver cross, add a powerful statement to your delicate wrist. Promising to be fur-friendly and going faux for Fall 2009, Donna Karan shows her structurally-pleasing, yet edgy heel. Nicholas Kirkwood took a different approach for his goat hair bootie—inventive and feminine, walking through the streets will definitely grab attention. Finish a look by clutching your favorite furry friend—Tod's fur clutch, or Derek Lam’s Kashmira portfolio, suede and fox fur clutch.
The only reason we can see for getting heated over fur on fashion’s runways is when the designers make it look this good. For some, fur conjures images of priceless couture ruined by red paint and certain “repeat offender” celebrities. Despite your personal feelings about this timeless textile, it is clear that fur isn’t going anywhere, so let’s look back at the winter runways for some of our favorites.
Fendi makes some of the most beautiful short fur coats for women by combining an array of furs and chucky, thick belts in perfect unison. Oversized cuffs and collars make these coats even more dramatic. We think these foxes, minks, rabbits, and chinchillas have never looked better. Fendi also spiced up the men’s winter runway with a fur cape and coat collars - a much welcomed alternative to full length fur coats on men.