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Fashion in Jamaica and the region exists, much to my annoyance, almost outside of an international aesthetic. It's my desire, then, to build a bridge between what is innately cultural, and the international industry, all the while highlighting trends and shifts within both spheres.
Fall 2012: Dries Van Noten
2012-03-01 20:49
With colours and palettes more suited for Spring, I have to admit I wasn't as enthusiastic about this Dries Van Noten collection like I have been by so many from past seasons. That's not to… Read More
Fall 2012: Mugler
2012-03-01 20:19
Apparently inspired by Thierry Mugler's 1997 "Insect Collection," Nicola Formichetti looked to old archives and updated coats, dresses and pants suits with winged shoulders, furry sleev… Read More
2012-03-01 19:52
Look. Let me just say it. Olivier Rousteing is the best thing to have happened to Balmain in a long time. There. And with this collection, he took the label back to its couture roots with a… Read More
2012-03-01 17:59
I'm not usually a big fan of Roberto Cavalli's shows, but even I have to say that this one wowed me. Impeccably styled, the collection was luxurious and party-ready. Silhouettes were loose… Read More
2012-02-11 20:11
Looking at the Fall 2012 Helmut Lang collection, it's somewhat astounding that it is only the second season for which Nicole and Michael Colovos are at the helm. There's so much confide… Read More
2012-02-11 19:51
With lots of Chinese influences, the Fall 2012 collection from Jason Wu was not only stately and well-tailored, but sober (by his standards) and quite impressive. "Military" seems an early t… Read More
2012-02-10 19:21
Talk about re-invention! Entirely abandoning the DIY aesthetic of Christophe Decarnin's Balmain, Olivier Rousteing's vision is still very luxe, but decidedly more polished and- GASP!- o… Read More
2012-02-10 19:03
Starting with all white pieces, the Fall 2012 collection from Peter Som shown during New York Fashion Week this morning was perfect. It was full of opposites, the most obvious being masculin… Read More
2012-01-09 18:56
There wasn't a unifying element to Michael Kors' Pre-Fall collection other than the whole home on the range/western motif, but even as camp as that theme can be, these were some pretty well… Read More
2012-01-09 18:41
Alber Elbaz said it best when he said the Pre-Fall Lanvin collection would be all about new fabrics and new volumes... It was a very luxe collection, very fresh-looking too. But did we reall… Read More

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