Aspire To Inspire

Archived: April 2011

  1. BEHIND THE COLLECTION: JOHNSON HARTIG OF LIBERTINE

    BEHIND THE COLLECTION:  JOHNSON HARTIG OF LIBERTINE

    My team and I had the extreme pleasure of visiting Johnson Hartig in his studio recently (which sits high above Hollywood with a view of the entire city) to find out more about his spectacular Fall 2011 collection for Libertine and his inspiration for the season. Before we even met face to face, I knew […]

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  2. FALL 2011 TOP 10 TRENDS: #3 ROMANTIC DICHOTOMY

    FALL 2011 TOP 10 TRENDS:  #3 ROMANTIC DICHOTOMY

    One of the bigger trends on the runways was a feeling of romance.  With all the doom and gloom over the best several years in the economy, a shift is happening encouraging a little pomp and circumstance over the subdued. This trend is called ROMANTIC DICHOTOMY because we saw the trend in two extreme opposites: […]

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  3. ARMANI SETS THE DIGITAL TONE FOR 2012

    ARMANI SETS THE DIGITAL TONE FOR 2012

    Ever since Giorgio Armani presented his Lady Gaga/Tron inspired futuristic Spring 2011 couture show, there was only one thing that stuck to our mind – the wickedly cool liquidmetal fabric used throughout the whole show. Since then, this particular aesthetic has shown up on major red-carpet appearances as well as popping up in a few […]

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  4. ON THE HORIZON: COMMUUN

    ON THE HORIZON: COMMUUN

    In our most recent Top 10 Trend post, “Read Between The Lines”, we included a bold color-blocked striped dress by the Paris based label Commuun. The brand has been consistently producing interesting, innovative, chic yet sporty looks for a few years. The name itself represents the ethos of the label eluding to community, communion, and […]

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  5. FALL 2011 TOP 10 TRENDS: #4 READ BETWEEN THE LINES

    FALL 2011 TOP 10 TRENDS:  #4 READ BETWEEN THE LINES

    Spring’s stripes have given way to an entire new collection of ideas for Fall 2011 as designer’s sent out variations on the idea of Geometry.  Stripes got wider, color-blocking got more graphic, and lines and angles were on display everywhere.  From Prada’s windowpane pattern to Celine’s striped trousers, lines and geometry will be a big […]

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  6. FALL 2011 TOP 10 TRENDS: #5 LUXE GRUNGE

    FALL 2011 TOP 10 TRENDS:  #5 LUXE GRUNGE

    Well, if you didn’t know it yet…the 90′s are back and we saw the biggest showing yet for the Fall 2011 season.  Lucky for us, designers only took small tid bits from the decade’s fashion references.  One of the biggest 90′s themes was a take on GRUNGE that Marc Jacobs was infamous for at the […]

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  7. CHINA IS CRAZY FOR COACH…..WHO KNEW??

    CHINA IS CRAZY FOR COACH…..WHO KNEW??

    We’ve been hearing about China’s buying power for several years now, but there is a lot that we haven’t known before about the specifics of their spending habits. We know it has become a superpower, we know that mega brands like Louis Vuitton and Gucci are mainstay fixtures, and we know that Chinese people LOVE […]

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  8. FALL 2011 TOP 10 TRENDS: #6 TOUCH ME, FEEL ME

    FALL 2011 TOP 10 TRENDS:  #6 TOUCH ME, FEEL ME

    The Fall season always presents textures in various forms and this season was no different.  Fall 2011 focuses on several textures, surface treatments and innovative fabrications that go along with the season’s splendor.   SEQUINS is coming back strong for the Fall 2011 season seen on every type of garment down the runway and used […]

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  9. THE FUTURE OF STORE WINDOWS: LIVE PERFORMANCES

    THE FUTURE OF STORE WINDOWS:  LIVE PERFORMANCES

    On Friday, Barneys New York announced its new collaboration with artist and muse Daphne Guiness that will coincide with the opening of the Alexander McQueen exhibition at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Pieces from Daphne’s couture collection will be on display in the Madison avenue flagship windows along with looks from […]

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  10. FALL 2011 TOP 10 TRENDS: #7 ALL IN ONE

    FALL 2011 TOP 10 TRENDS:  #7 ALL IN ONE

    Designers played with color this season outfitting looks in head to toe shades of one color.  Some designers mixed hues for a ombre effect while others kept the palette bold and sharp using one color tone from head to toe.  The look encompassed matching accessories as well for a ALL IN ONE look. We started […]

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