Articles by Lisa Martinez
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
Designing husband Max Azria and his wife Lubov unveiled 34 new looks in traditional silhouettes with autumnal blocks of color
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
Joining two seemingly divergent worlds, the post-Earthquake state of Haiti with the designer’s unmistakable urban glamour
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
Last autumn, Monique Lhuillier showed us her sultry side and this season, she developed that provocatively sexy direction even further
Tadashi Shoji pays homage to the enchanting beauty and splendor of the tulip
Rebecca Taylor reinterpreted and elevated the 70’s undercurrent of a bohemian spirit with a sophisticated palette, asymmetrical hemlines, and modernized patchwork
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
Max and Lubov Azria chose fluid silhouettes and weightless fabrics in a saturated palette to embody the season’s fresh energy
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
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
The collection’s inspirations were the Rat Pack, high voltage, and maharaja
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
This edited collection of 20 looks focused on red-carpet glamour with a series of draped goddess gowns and flirty cocktail frocks
For Spring 2012, vividly bright caftans, gowns, and jumpsuits in a medley of tropical prints were the order of the day
As only Ms. von Furstenberg, fashion’s mother of reinvention, can she has woven life’s sartorial tapestry for today’s renaissance woman.
Wrap belts, panel detailing, and faille inserts helped to define the collection’s feminine silhouette.
We're magnificently obsessed with Mark Badgley and James Mischka's architectural silhouettes and impressionist-like prints.
Vera Wang was inspired by the trio of high society mavens Viscountess Thelma Furness, Lady Emerald Cunard, and The Duchess of Windsor Wallis
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 pens an exquisite tale of ageless beauty with an inherent strength, an alluring confidence, and an unapologetic self-awareness
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
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
The DVF customer is a worldly, cultured, and curious creature who lives life to the fullest with an almost aspirational equanimity.
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
The season marks a transition from the curve-hugging silhouettes Mrs. Beckham so famously favors to more relaxed, forgiving proportions
The Pamella Roland Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear Collection, which celebrates its tenth anniversary next year, drew inspiration from the Far East this season
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 underscored his androgynous mood by pairing cropped jackets with fur skirts and fitted waistcoats with full taffeta ball skirts