Randa Yousrey – Fall 2018 – Couture Collection

(Venue: Angel Oresanz Center) (Date: Sunday, February 11th) Egyptian designer  Randa Yousrey broke Middle Eastern tradition with an 18th century baroque inspired couture collection. Versailles aristocracy at its finest, each garment encapsulated French femininity in a delicate color palette of powdered blue, nude and classic white. Mini bridal hats paired seamlessly with bodycon dresses, gowns, dress shorts and pant suits, fashioned in […]

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Vaishali S – Fall 2018 – Couture Collection

(Venue: Angel Oresanz Center) (Date: Thursday, February 8th) Bombay fashion house Vaishali S introduced handmade textiles, patterned, pleat and applique, in a wondrous color scheme, emerging with intensified mulberries, abysmal wines, blackened purples, rich chocolates, midnight blues, then winding down softly into dusty pinks, desert sands, muted mustard and powdered/denim blues. The luxury brand boasts an impressive global outreach, with several hundred artisan […]

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One-on-One with Jacqueline Cruz (Designer of GlitzGroup)

Month: August. Year: 2011. Location: W Hotel Rooftop Lounge (Downtown Manhattan) Over cocktails and Magnum ice cream (courtesy of Refinery29 launch party) I met Jacqueline Cruz. Her hair pinned in a loose up-do, leopard blouse, black skirt, nude patent Louboutin heels and a Monogram Canvas Louis Vuitton tote. Adorning her ears, neck and wrist were […]

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