Articles by Lisa Martinez

Doo.Ri Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Poetry in Motion

Doo.Ri Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Poetry in Motion According to the liner notes, Doo-Ri Chung said she was inspired by an elegant, haunting movement for her Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection

BCBG Max Azria Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Bauhaus Abstract

BCBG Max Azria Fall 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Bauhaus Abstract Designing husband Max Azria and his wife Lubov unveiled 34 new looks in traditional silhouettes with autumnal blocks of color

Arts of Fashion Foundation Symposium — Celebrating a Decade of Emerging Design Talent

Arts of Fashion Foundation Symposium — Celebrating a Decade of Emerging Design Talent When one thinks of San Francisco fashion, a more socially-conscious sustainability and relaxed-bohemian glamour come to mind, but the Arts of Fashion Foundation is changing the perceptions of San Francisco within its evolution as a fashion player

Donna Karan Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — The Artisan Stroke

Donna Karan Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — The Artisan Stroke Joining two seemingly divergent worlds, the post-Earthquake state of Haiti with the designer’s unmistakable urban glamour

Rodarte Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Sleeping Beauty & Sunflowers

Rodarte Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Sleeping Beauty & Sunflowers Sartorial sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy cited dual influences, the animated Disney classic Sleeping Beauty and Vincent Van Gogh, noting a correlation between the color stories of each

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Sporty, Sexy, Silhouettes

Monique Lhuillier Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Sporty, Sexy, Silhouettes Last autumn, Monique Lhuillier showed us her sultry side and this season, she developed that provocatively sexy direction even further

Tadashi Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — A Bouquet of Dresses

Tadashi Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — A Bouquet of Dresses Tadashi Shoji pays homage to the enchanting beauty and splendor of the tulip

Rebecca Taylor Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — The Modern Bohemian

Rebecca Taylor Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — The Modern Bohemian Rebecca Taylor reinterpreted and elevated the 70’s undercurrent of a bohemian spirit with a sophisticated palette, asymmetrical hemlines, and modernized patchwork

Michael Kors Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — From Metropolis to Mozambique

Michael Kors Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — From Metropolis to Mozambique Memories of Africa, the rustic modernism of the Lebombo Lodge, an easy laid back attitude, and raw beauty with a luxe savage inspired the collection’s understated glamour

BCBG Max Azria Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — A Weightless Fluidity

BCBG Max Azria Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — A Weightless Fluidity Max and Lubov Azria chose fluid silhouettes and weightless fabrics in a saturated palette to embody the season’s fresh energy

Vera Wang Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Psychedelic Wonderland

Vera Wang Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Psychedelic Wonderland This season Vera Wang invited us to follow her down the sartorial rabbit hole with childlike curiosity, further exploring and discovering that which makes effortless all-at-once sophisticated

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Power Lies in her Femininity

Oscar de la Renta Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Power Lies in her Femininity While white was predominantly featured on the Spring 2012 Runways, the highly saturated palette of daffodil, chartreuse, cobalt, and begonia revitalized the designer’s signature embroideries and lace

L.A.M.B. Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Zigzags, Stripes & Checks

L.A.M.B. Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Zigzags, Stripes & Checks The collection’s inspirations were the Rat Pack, high voltage, and maharaja

Jason Wu Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Subversive Couture

Jason Wu Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Subversive Couture Paradoxical juxtapositions of brights with neutrals, hard with soft, and as we saw in this collection the more “athletic sophisticate,” provide a marriage made in heaven

Farah Angsana Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Ornamentation Enchantment

Farah Angsana Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Ornamentation Enchantment This edited collection of 20 looks focused on red-carpet glamour with a series of draped goddess gowns and flirty cocktail frocks

Carlos Miele Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Anywhere Faraway

Carlos Miele Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Anywhere Faraway For Spring 2012, vividly bright caftans, gowns, and jumpsuits in a medley of tropical prints were the order of the day

Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — New Beginnings

Diane von Furstenberg Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — New Beginnings As only Ms. von Furstenberg, fashion’s mother of reinvention, can she has woven life’s sartorial tapestry for today’s renaissance woman.

Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Bauhaus Beautiful

Carolina Herrera Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Bauhaus Beautiful Wrap belts, panel detailing, and faille inserts helped to define the collection’s feminine silhouette.

Badgley Mischka Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Magnificent Obsessions

Badgley Mischka Spring 2012 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Magnificent Obsessions We're magnificently obsessed with Mark Badgley and James Mischka's architectural silhouettes and impressionist-like prints.

Vera Wang Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — High Society

Vera Wang Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — High Society Vera Wang was inspired by the trio of high society mavens Viscountess Thelma Furness, Lady Emerald Cunard, and The Duchess of Windsor Wallis

Behnaz Sarafpour Ready-to-Wear Fall 2011 Collection Review — A Structured Elegance

Behnaz Sarafpour Ready-to-Wear Fall 2011 Collection Review — A Structured Elegance As Behnaz Sarafpour celebrated the tenth anniversary of her eponymous line, the award-winning designer looked to Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi for inspiration

Donna Karan Fall 2011 Ready to-Wear Collection Review — Fashion’s Pearls of Wisdom

Donna Karan Fall 2011 Ready to-Wear Collection Review — Fashion’s Pearls of Wisdom Donna Karan pens an exquisite tale of ageless beauty with an inherent strength, an alluring confidence, and an unapologetic self-awareness

DKNY Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Mod Squad

DKNY Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — Mod Squad Unlike the season’s ubiquitous 1940’s and 70’s references, the Fall 2011 DKNY Ready-to-Wear Collection took a decidedly 60’s mod direction

Badgley Mischka Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — A Renaissance Woman

Badgley Mischka Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — A Renaissance Woman Staging the renaissance of a bygone era, Mark Badgley and James Mischka channeled Old Hollywood, with 1940’s silhouettes and art deco beading, unveiling 44 new unapologetically glamorous looks for fall

Diane von Furstenberg Ready-to-Wear Fall 2011 Collection Review — American Legends

Diane von Furstenberg Ready-to-Wear Fall 2011 Collection Review — American Legends The DVF customer is a worldly, cultured, and curious creature who lives life to the fullest with an almost aspirational equanimity.

J. Mendel Ready-to-Wear Fall 2011 Collection Review — Tantalizingly Tribal

J. Mendel Ready-to-Wear Fall 2011 Collection Review — Tantalizingly Tribal The collection’s architecturally-inspired quilted patchwork and tattoo effects made a great impact here, often creating sensational optical illusions between light and dark, flat and raised, or skin and fabric

Victoria Beckham Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — A Structured Silhouette

Victoria Beckham Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — A Structured Silhouette The season marks a transition from the curve-hugging silhouettes Mrs. Beckham so famously favors to more relaxed, forgiving proportions

Pamella Roland Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — East Meets West

Pamella Roland Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection Review — East Meets West The Pamella Roland Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection, which celebrates its tenth anniversary next year, drew inspiration from the Far East this season

Cynthia Steffe Ready-to-Wear Fall 2011 Collection Review — A Modern Royalty

Cynthia Steffe Ready-to-Wear Fall 2011 Collection Review — A Modern Royalty This collection carefully balanced the delicate line between feminine and masculine, juxtaposing the polished against the relaxed, blending the sensually draped with the softly tailored

Dennis Basso Ready-to-Wear Fall 2011 Collection Review — Her Masculine Side

Dennis Basso Ready-to-Wear Fall 2011 Collection Review — Her Masculine Side Dennis Basso underscored his androgynous mood by pairing cropped jackets with fur skirts and fitted waistcoats with full taffeta ball skirts

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