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  • Eco Fashion Week – 2016

    For Eco-Fashion Weeks 10th edition I was honoured to be apart of this years Chic Sheet Challenge. The Challenge was to create a garment made out of recycled bedsheets from the Fairmont Waterfront we were allowed to dye them using Tintex Home dyes. The Theme for this years Chic Sheets was Balmain. The Paris Fashion House Balmain is Celebrating it’s 70’s anniversary, we were asked to choose an era to replicate through the houses design. My design inspiration comes from the mid 50’s to the 60’s when the allure of hollywood began to sweep the nation. The dresses were sexy, edgy and onscreen Glamour! I designed the dress with that in mind and how would Pierre Balmain & Olivier Rousting design a dress together would look like. Mixing the old with the new. Inspiration             My Dress is now on display at Pacific Centre from April 14th to 30th, alongside an online voting system to choose the winner. Please take a moment and follow the link to vote for me. Chic Sheets Vote Thank You XO’s Sarah Couture PhotoCredit Peter Jensen

  • Bridal Fall 2016 – Top Trends

    Fresh off the Bridal Fall 2016 Runway. For brides-to-be here are your top 3 trends! 1) She’s got Legs 2) Bling 3) Sheer PhotoCredit WWD/Style

  • Alexander McQueen – Paris Fashion Week

    What was the last fashion show that viscerally moves the audience? Sarah Burton’s Alexander McQueen spring/summer 2016 show, with its poetic, exquisite dresses and stoic integrity stole everyone’s heart. Burton said she’d been inspired by the Huguenots who escaped Catholic France in the 17th century. The people of London’s Spitalfields from the late 17th Century and the Huguenot migrants who arrived as religious refugees were the starting point for Burton, they brought with them a skill in weaving and floral design. Those artisanal crafts were mined to the hilt; along with a love of folklore and the idea of heirloom. Fabrics looked aged and decayed, from gentle frays in the surface of washed silk gowns to jeans with exaggerated cuffs that were shredded to the extreme. There was an undercurrent of fetishism here but it was tame and more refined in its execution; silver chain harnesses were draped loosely around the body over razor-sharp black tailoring. One of the best shows of Spring summer 2016. PhotoCredit WWD

  • Rick Owens Paris Fashion Week – SS/2016

    Rick Owens The designer is known for pushing boundaries, but this season he took it to the next level with a deeply symbolic show. Today at his Paris Fashion Week show, models came down the runway with other women strapped upside-down to their bodies, their limbs hanging limply. These people were tied to their torsos like rucksacks, and along with a group of regular models, were wearing the designer’s monastic SS16 collection. This was quintessentially Rick Owens, artful, provocative and profoundly innovative. In his own words, he explained the symbolic meaning behind this performative show: In the Spring men’s collection which shares the same name (Cyclops), that focussed vision was propulsive and aggressive. When applied to women’s, I see that focussed vision being more about nourishment, sisterhood/motherhood and regeneration; women raising women, women becoming women, and women supporting women – a world of women I know little about and can only attempt to amuse in my own small way…Straps can be about restraint but here they are all about support and cradling. Straps here become loving ribbons.   PhotoCredit WWD/BOF

  • Gucci Opens Milan Fashion Week SS16

    Milan Fashion Week has started with a bang thanks to Gucci. It was the second womenswear show to be presented under the watchful eye of newly-appointed creative director Alessandro Michele and it definitely didn’t disappoint. And the clothes. History always looks better second or third time around – and the version of 70s fashion that Michele served up on Gucci’s catwalk was, in every sense, fantastic. The flared trousers, the crazy Elton John  glitter glasses (alternating with  more sober Deidre Barlow frames), the Lurex ruffles on sleeves and hems, the rick-rack trims on block-coloured skirts and raised-waist dresses – the sentiments were pure 70s.  PhotoCredit WWD

  • New York Fashion Week – Proenza Schouler

    Every now and then there’s a collection so brimming with energy and verve and adventure and heat that crowds can’t help but flout the usual behaviour with uproarious applause and beaming smiles. Proenza Schouler generated this outcome – even in the tricky slot of the last, late show of the day. Eds left with a spring in their step and a desire to see it all over again. Last season was excellent but SS16 continues to raise the ultra-luxe bar in an already successful story for designers, Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez. So take note: these clothes are going to be some of the hottest tickets next season. Literally scorching. You could feel the Cuban heat emanating from each and every structured ruffle or the boys’ impactful combination of red white and black. Even Proenza’s polka dots packed a big, sexy punch thanks to the way they were spliced together and then cut away to expose tempting slices of skin underneath. The Hispanic hallmarks were all referenced (the designers holidayed on the island earlier this year and Hernandez’s heritage also leads back to here), but nothing about this charged line up was traditional in any sense of the word. Craftsmanship+

  • New York Fashion Week – Alexander Wang

    NEW YORK, United States — Alexander Wang’s message with his 10th anniversary celebration was as wayward as the exuberant, hair-tossing sprint down the catwalk with which he always finishes his shows. Coming off his stint at Balenciaga, he was clearly fed up with the industry’s hunger for “What’s Next?” His response? Reflect on what’s around us now! Reject “innovation!” The mundane is inspirational! The sheer logic of that stance is irresistible. It’s fashion’s version of Be Here Now, Alexander Wang recast as Ram Dass. It was also a fiendishly canny move on Wang’s part because it allowed him to create a kind of critique-resistant streetwear chaos on his catwalk. “There’s not a single story-line, not a single type of girl,” he burbled post-show — or boy for that matter, because there were men on his catwalk for the first time. So there were frayed denim cut-offs. And there was a charmeuse slip. There was a pyjama top. And there was a blanket-check shirt. There were dungarees. And there was a black leather bustier. Then there were the hybrids, the moto/denim fusion, the army jacket with luxuriant fringing, the surreal crossbreeding of peignoir and baseball jacket. Vintage, military, street, sport, club-kid ingenuity… these were Wang’s building blocks when he started out a decade ago. He borrowed them from the people around him, so nothing’s+

  • The Weekend Follow up

    Now that the Labor day weekend is over, here’s what you may have missed! Exactly one year after Vogue gave us “The Instagirls!” Interview is unleashing in its September issue the “#INSTAGANG.” – Interview ‘Ab Fab The Movie’ Is Happening – And Kate Moss Could Be In It!  – Grazia Daily Louboutin’s Lipstick Line Officially Launches – Fashion Gone Rouge Jennifer Lawrence Has a ‘Basic Instinct’ Moment in Dior Addict Ad – Elle Tom, Gisele, and a divorce lawyer – Lainey Gossip 11 New September Books You Need to Read – Popsugar 12 Pressing Questions for Fashion Week – Vogue PhotoCredit in the Links    

  • On the Cover – September Magazines 2015

    Hello September! The most wonderful time of the year, with just weeks away from fashion week it’s the perfect time for your favorite fashion magazines to flaunt their annual, star-studded September Issue. There’s a reason R.J Cutler made his Vogue documentary about the September Issue. This year’s crop certainly doesn’t disappoint. Beyoncé graces the cover of the coveted Vogue, other on-point ladies including Katy Perry for Harper’s Bazaar, Taylor Swift for Vanity Fair and supermodels like Natasha Poly and Karlie Kloss took multiple covers. Here’s a look at all the September covers you can’t miss.   Jennifer Lopez has proven once again that age is nothing but a number as she appears in a stunning September cover shoot for fashion magazine Paper.  The 46-year-old appears on one of two covers for the publication’s upcoming Luxe in Flux issue, posing alongside Balmain designer Oliver Rousteing, 29. The second cover features Moschino designer Jeremy Scott, who is joined by South Korean popstar CL.  PhotoCredits Vogue, VanityFair, Elle, Flare, PaperMag, Harper’sBazaar, FashionMag, Glamour and CR

  • Atelier Versace Couture Fall 2015

    Beyoncé wants you to burn your flower crown, fashion watchers declared that flower crowns are over. Donatella Versace disagrees. For Atelier Versace’s Couture show Donatella wanted to show the softer side of Versace. There was barely an edge in sight that wasn’t frayed, a cuff the tiered tufts on chiffon on skirts. Some dresses were held together with strings of flowers, others with peekaboo cutouts, which is a signature of Versace style. Skin of course was often exposed through the sheer bias cut draped chiffon. Supermodels including Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, Joan Smalls and Lara Stone all walked down the runway looking like beautiful Nymphs. The supermodels loved the look too, sharing multiple photos on social media — Vogue didn’t call them the “Instagirls” for nothing! What do you think, Are Flower Crowns Dead? PhotoCredit WWD ({Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images})