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Calvin Luo likes to spin temporal references. His collections have explored the subcultures of ‘50s-era Americana, the dazzling ‘70s, a “Virgin Suicides” tainted ‘90s suburban America and most recently women spies of the Second World War. From these vignettes always emerge a strong woman with an inspirational man at her side. New York City of the late ‘80s and early ’90s is the backdrop for Calvin Luo’s Fall/Winter 2019 collection. While the fashion of both decades could not be further apart, the transition from power dresser and punk to grunge and “denim all”, captivated Luo’s attention.  Thus we see proportions at play and Calvin shows exaggerated volumes transitioning into studied minimalism with a layered line up of his signature wool coats...

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AFFFAIR Brought Glamour and Lots of Sparkle NYFW2019

It is fitting that one of Hollywood’s newest go-to labels, Afffair, closed out NYFW at Spring Studios with a sultry, empowering, feminine collection from Azerbaijani designer, Rufat Ismayil. The haute couture looks ranged from cocktail to eveningwear, with very avant-garde silhouettes and intricate designs. Bodysuits were paired with multi-meter long trains;  each look adorned with headpieces made of feathers, beads, and embellished hair pins. Turkish supermodel, Tülin Sahin, opened the show with a two piece ensemble complete with a beaded midriff bomber jacket and a satin emerald pleated skirt; giving off sophisticated “school girl” vibes. Each as unique a butterfly’s wings, lace details abounded in sultry pantsuits to cocktail dresses expertly merging lace and velvet. Standout pieces included a lace...

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Photographer credits:  Elvia Gobbo   Was it a 1970’s “Glam Rock” concert or the Hakan Akkaya Fall 2019 collection? That was the question on everyone’s mind as they sat along the U-shaped runway at Spring Studios on Sunday. The Istanbul based designer presented his 3rd collection as part of NYFW in the cavernous Gallery I. The massive space was filled to the brim with an audience dressed to impress, perfectly complementing the show-stopping looks that walked. Black, White & Metallic Silver, with a small dash of Metallic Pinks thrown in as an accent, made up every look of the collection of a Women’s & Men’s full designer range. The cameras & phones went a-flutter when the key looks appeared....

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