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From a young age, Paulo Succar always knew his heart was in fashion. Having frequented the Metropolitan Opera House in NY with his grandfather as a child, his passion was nurtured by the colorful and dramatic costumes on stage. He was further inspired by a variety of media and pop culture sources, both obscure and mainstream, also having the memories of his grandfather’s suits and grandmother’s accessories inspire him to this day.
Paulo took the first steps to pursuing his dream of becoming a fashion designer at Pratt Institute, New York, where he studied graphic illustration. He later went on to study marketing in fashion at IED in Barcelona, Spain, and is now currently focusing on design at ITESO in Guadalajara, Mexico, all while creating these eye catching garments for his collections.
Debuting his men’s spring/summer 2013 collection “ Obscure Biology”, Paulo experiments with the balance between the macabre and the natural, taking inspiration from gothic symbolism and contrasting images of skulls and crosses with flora and astronomical illustrations.
Pulling upon his Lebanese heritage and international sensibilities, Paulo strives to capture masculinity without compromising style and originality. He has dedicated his life to creating groundbreaking menswear with reverence to its origins, and his work displays the uninhibited imagination of a true artist, a rare designer that is only just beginning to emerge.
A Fashion Affair with Culture, Ancient Art Forms, and all Things Naturally Beautiful- Introducing Kayu
Kayu is the result of a true love affair with culture, ancient art forms, and all things naturally beautiful. If you have a case of the travel bug and a love for fashion this collection has birthed those two interests into something tangible!
The Kayu collection consists of distinctive silhouettes created from an electric mix of straw, satin, jute, and tinalak. From color stories to luxe for less pieces, the assortment absolutely has the perfect handbag to add a hint of glamorous luxury to your ensemble.
Singer Rihanna has just added two titles onto her belt- fashion designer and MAC Cosmetics’ newest spokesperson. Her newest collection with British Retailer was just unveiled this past week on February 16 for London Fashion Week. Not to mention, the singer turned 25 today!
Rihanna said, “My creativity — I’ll never let anyone interfere with that — because that’s something I love. And if I’m not doing that, I’m wasting my time.”
Her lipstick titled, RiRi Woo which was inspired by the singer’s favorite lipstick, Ruby Woo will be the first to launch. The complete lineup for the collaboration is in talks of 15 million dollars to retail globally. RiRi Woo lipsticks will be sold at Rihanna concerts and online. MAC will open up a pop-up shop on the night Rihanna’s ‘Diamonds’ Concert Tour begins on May 4 and 5. The summer collection will include two additional lipsticks with a duo powder blush.
[“When you think of makeup, the brand that pops into your mind — for something legit — is MAC,”]
It’s a no brainer that Rihanna is a creative entrepreneur. Being creative is something the singer feels very strongly about and seamlessly enjoys. It’s no different to her than making a song for her album to clothing line to her favorite lipstick. This helps express the singer as an artist which explains the reason for her success. Rihanna Navy fans see the real artist which is how she wants to convey herself. It’s important for her to build a relationship with her fans. This thus, makes it easier for companies to build brand awareness with the customer.
[“Being creative is something that I love, so I can put that into different outlets. Music happens to be the first thing that I gravitated to, and now music opens doors to just so many different opportunities, and they all tie in. My makeup looks, my fashion looks…they help me to express myself as an artist. I think it helps people to understand me or my mood, my story.”]
From the packed presentation to the lovely swag bags (filled with Lancome beauty products yay), Monika Chiang’s FW13 collection was a success. We absolutely loved the chunky knits and the leather trim.
The Ruffian Boys, Brian Wolk and Claude Morais, definitely took the forecasted 21st Century Romance trend to heart when creating their 19th century Bowery inspired collection. Whilst an early Saturday morning show, this collection was one not to be missed and we loved the music vibe contrasting the Victorian apparel with the poppy 80’s playlist including Human League’s “The Things That Dreams are Made of”. So fun. Annex was there along with Elle’s Creative Director Joe Zee and writer Lauren Valenti, and Marie Claire Accessories Director Kyle Anderson as well as Robert Verde. Lots of peplums, cropped trousers and layering. You can tell tailoring is definitely their expertise…
We were def loving all the mixed cuts and contrasting fabrics—Huge trends continuing to Fall 13. We were also feeling the balloon sleeve! Volume is everything, and runways from Custo to Balenciaga are proving this.
Second/Layer was actually my favorite show of the season. The emerging brand headed by a trio from Venice, CA (#LArepresent!) A Franco, Jacob Willis and Joshua Willis, went for a chicano blackonblackonblack androgynous vibe. This show was both a presentation and a catwalk, models walking then standing to be admired, analyzed. It was like the best of both worlds! Usually in a show the model is walking and you don’t really have time to appreciate the work that went into the garment, the craftsmanship, the expertise; however, you can see how the garment moves, and typically how it makes the model feel. A presentation you can get up right close and see the garment; see the look. You don’t necessarily know how it moves. So again, Second/Layer provided the best of both worlds. That and the models were tatted up and super fine. While they were meant to remain in character, straight faced and “hardcore”, I was able to crack a few smiles… and even a giggle. Success!
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Today was a crazy day! As is any day of a member of team Annex, but today, not only did we shoot Ciara’s cover shoot(!) in LA, but we also attended New York Fashion Week! Literally chasing the storm, I met my FW partner in crime, Stephanie at JFK at 7:30 this morning. Jet lagged, anxious, and excited, we did what any show crazed fashionista would do: Go straight to the hotel and get ready in the bathroom while they prepare room… LOL yes you could call us a lil bit “ratchet” but that’s how we do at Annex; we get ish done! Rushing to our first show of the day Noon by Noor we gallivanted from our fab hotel (Hilton Fashion District we love you) through the slush (blizzard Nemo is NO joke!), and posed for a few street style paps before ensuing into the tents at Lincoln Center. The buzz within the tents is what I look forward to each season. Everyone is so excited to be there (even though some would never admit) and it’s just like fashionista upon fashionista. Right away we ran into a good friend of mine and amaze blogger, Amy Marietta. Hilarious moment: the three of us were literally twinning– decked out in black booties, leather pants, huge furz, and black beanies- legit it was like we were in a uniform! (Cheers to fab taste haha.)
Noon by Noor was amazing! Headed by People’s Rev Kelly Cutrone, the show designed by Sheikha Noor and Sheikha Haya, went off without a hitch. Amazing plaids, wool capes, silk poppy prints, and cashmere knits, the collection was very cohesive and on brand. My absolute fave look? Had to be, without a doubt, the “Lui”– a red double silk jumpsuit with silver embellishments and bee embroidery.
It was so sexy and cool, I could definitely see Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine rocking it. Speaking if fab fashionistas, there were so many in attendance! Just to name drop a bit, supermodel Selita Ebanks, socialite Olivia Palermo, Photographer/ The Face judge Nigel Barker and models Poppy Delevingne and Cory Kennedy were in attendance. Ahmazeee bloggers including Song of Style’s Amiee Sung, Fashion Toast’s Rumi Nelly, Bryanboy, and Glamorai’s Kelly Framel we all front row as well.
The music topped off the show featuring amazing tunes including Your Love Your Drums by AlunaGeorge. Trend for Fall 2013? Definitely Plaid, and mixing plaids. As well as Reds and of course, as usual Florals. Stay tuned for future posts about our adventures at fashion week and in NYC!
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News broke today that DKNY for Opening Ceremony will be out in stores February 1st! Mentioned in The Cut, “We are, indeed, living in a nineties fashion moment.” The photos have been released and DKNY has reissued 15 pieces from its archives which marks this a limited edition collection. What will we be expecting? Hoodies, body-suits, graphic prints, black-and-white sportswear, oh and Cara Delevigne of course!
Cara is a British fashion model who has been the face for Burberry’s Beauty Campaign S/S 2012. She’s described by British Vogue as the “star face” of the autumn/winter 2012-2013 season having walked for Moschino, Jason Wu, Oscar de la Renta, Burberry, Dolce Gabanna, Fendi, Stella McCartney and Chanel. You can see her for Chanel’s 2013 resort campaign. Below is a photo of the supermodel for one of the campaigns.
About the 90′s fashion moment, ["The range incorporates key streetwear designs from DKNY's early Nineties back catalogue - the period during which the New York label first became a household name."]
DKNY’s limited edition will feature items that were iconic in the 90′s and the fact that they’ll be reissuing 15 archive pieces is nonetheless exciting! In the quote above, DKNY was on the caliber that fast-fashion retailers are on today, in the sense that the pieces were what everyone wants to wear. The street inspired label, created by Donna Karen, took place when her daughter would constantly peek through her closet in hopes to find youthful yet chic pieces for her. Then DKNY came about and it was a frenzy!
["DKNY was a pioneer of streetwear fashion in the Nineties," said Olivia Kim, vice president of creative for Opening Ceremony. "We have been longtime fans of the brand and were very excited to bring back select, quintessential styles that feel fresh even today."]
["I have always loved Opening Ceremony. They're unique and creative point of view mixed with Nineties throwbacks are very reminiscent of DKNY's core DNA," said Jane Chung, executive vice president of design for DKNY. "They were a natural partner to reissue iconic styles from our early years."]
If you’re wondering where to catch this limited edition collection, it will be available for the public February 1st at Opening Ceremony stores in London, New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo, as well as online at openingceremony.us. The prices range from $145 (£92) to $665 (£420).
Fast-Fashion giant, H&M recently honored designer, Minju Kim with the International H&M Design Award. Nineteen fashion colleges in eight European countries participated in the competition.
The 26 year old student, Minju Kim, was just finishing up her studies at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwarp, Belgium where she’s recently showcased her collection for Stockholm’s Mercedez-Benz Fashion Week.
About choosing Kim as the winner: [H&M’s head of design Ann-Sofie Johansson, who headed the competition jury, said Kim stood out in a tough field thanks to highly imaginative pieces that were beautifully executed. “For me, it was a ‘wow’ feeling to see the collection. It’s so creative and it’s very playful, and there are millions of ideas in each piece,” she said.]
H&M will develop pieces from Minju Kim’s collection that will be sold in select stores this fall. For her inspiration, Japanese horror manga artist Junji Ito which she titled “Dear my friend”. If your wondering what was the most important process for this designer? Drawing was one of her biggest focus factors when designing.
[“Drawing is the most important process of my designing,” she told WWD. “When I research, I visualize how I would transform it into images and as a next step I turn the images into my own drawings, and that becomes the basis for the collection.”]
In recent collaboration stints from the Swedish retailer, sales have dropped and anticipated collections were a bust. Now, H&M is planning to focus on just H&M so their choice for picking Kim who is more of an avante-garde designer, are obviously in efforts to expand their fashion brand and to up sales.
[“I think we want to show another side of H&M,” said Johansson. “We have our basics and we have the fashion collections, but at the same time also we have so many talented designers.."]
At this year’s 2013 SAG awards, starlets looked stunning as ever for one of Hollywood’s biggest award season event. Blowing in a big wave of best-dressed picks, blue seemed to be a prominent trend this year. Below are some gorgeous dresses worn by Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Lawrence, and Nicole Kidman (pictured left to right).
Seyfried wears a mermaid body-hugging Zac Posen dress with a gorgeous necklace piece from Lorraine Schwartz. The actress’s curves are probably the main reason why this dress is such a standout. The ruched mermaid train matched that of her vivacious bod.
Jennifer Lawrence shows us classicalism with sophistication done right in this gorgeous gown from Christian Dior’s Spring Haute Couture 2013 collection. This was one of my favorites of the night, I must say! It was completely age appropriate for the actress; her youthfulness didn’t age her in this mature gown.
Nicole, wearing a beautiful embellished and beaded gown by Vivienne Westwood, look absolutely stunning– A true movie star always shows her colors! The sexy slit on this dress was perfectly positioned, while her understated heels and sexy short tresses left the dress to speak for itself.
Pretty in white, actresses like Naomi Watts kept it perfectly classic as she had her lip red as a rose, hair swept to the side in soft waves and a touch of glitz on all pieces that included the gown, shoes, jewels and clutch. Her shoes were Christian Louboutin, dress was a white gown with silver embroidery designed by Marchessa and clutch by Salvatore Ferragamo.
To read more about the SAG 2013 awards click here for the entertainment news scoop: http://www.eonline.com/photos/7612/best-dressed-at-the-2013-sag-awards/253171
["recently signed for her second season, but the 33-year-old actress has also become a fashion designer, debuting a new summer line this coming May"]
Kate Hudson just announced that she’s just released a second collection with Ann Taylor. As a sec0nd season guest designer, being featured for the collaboration celebrity line for Lisa Alexson means that Kate knows what she’s doing when signing these deals with big name retailers like Ann Taylor.
Although she will in fact be collaborating with Ann Taylor once again, according to the quote above, the debut line entails that this sounds like a solo collection where Kate probably had free reign. That is a huge responsibility but the trendy actress has been styled by the famous, Rachel Zoe so no question lies when asking if this will in fact be stunning. Release is set to date for this coming May, 2013.
About the pieces and designing Kate continues: [“Working with Ann Taylor has been a great creative experience, and there is a really wonderful connection. “Ann Taylor is great at creating iconic wardrobe staples and updating them season after season. I love that Lisa Axelson is designing clothes for real women.”