Named after a Laboue village in northern Dakar, this Yoff dress is inspired by the energy and urban environment of the city. Senegalese designer Selly Raby Kane created her Autumn/Winter 2017 collection, which includes the Yoff Dress, as a celebration of Dakar and its “transgressive, creative processes, and cross -disciplinary vision,” The collection is named for the imagined location of 17 Rue Jules Ferry.
In late-20th century Japan, the color pink became widely associated with the girl culture and it’s preoccupation with Kawaii or extreme cuteness – demonstrated here by a Candy Pink Doll’s Dress merged onto an adult-sized sheath. The dress’s details experiment with elements of Kawaii style, using ruffles, a Peter Pan collar, and frothy textures.
American textile designer, weaver, and color authority Dorothy Liebes (1897–1972) had a profound influence across design fields, helping to shape American tastes in areas from interiors and transportation to industrial design, fashion, and film. The “Liebes Look” of handwoven textures — which combined vivid color, lush texture, and often a glint of metallic — became inextricably linked with the American modern aesthetic. Continue reading Eye On Design: Coat and Pants By Bonnie Cashin With Textiles By Dorothy Liebes→
Christopher John Rogers (b. 1994) created his eponymous Brooklyn-based brand in 2016, designing elegant pieces for the effortlessly chic individual. The designer draws inspiration from a variety of sources, from the vintage atmosphere of built spaces of the mid-to-late 20th century to modern artists, including John Chamberlain and David Hammons. Continue reading Eye On Design: Christopher John Rogers, Look 39 Knit Dress→
In the world of fashion, there’s a fine line between looking like a runway model and feeling like you’re wrapped up in your favorite blanket. Who says you can’t have it both ways? We’re diving into the world of style that lets you make an entrance while being in absolute comfort. Continue reading Chic and Comfortable: Mastering Everyday Fashion→