Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Shake Shack: Coming to Herald Square

Great news: Shake Shack is coming to Herald Square in the fall of 2015. The New York Post reported earlier this morning that Shake Shack will open a 3,265 square-foot space on the southwest corner of Broadway and 36th Street in the same building that houses the new Urban Outfitters. 

Photo from NYPost.
Photo of 1333 Broadway at 35th by Angelito Jusay Photography.

1333 Broadway, with Urban Outfitters, its Hairroin Studio and Intelligentsia coffee outposts, and the incoming Shake Shack, is going to be quite the dining and retail powerhouse in Herald Square. 


Shake Shack
Coming to 1333 Broadway in the fall of 2015

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2015: Lie Sangbong, Czar by Cesar Galindo, and Custo Barcelona

Lie Sang Bong 
The beautiful glass tiles and moving butterfly backdrop were a loving and evocative setting for Lie Sang Bong's Spring / Summer collection, which honored children lost in a ferry accident off of South Korea. The line included architectural pieces and menswear silhouettes juxtaposed with delicate prints and fabrics, creating a strong, feminine, yet dreamy look. The color palette ran mainly to white and sky blues, with the occasional addition of  violet and black.

Lie Sang Bong RTW Spring 2015      Lie Sang Bong RTW Spring 2015

Lie Sang Bong RTW Spring 2015      Lie Sang Bong RTW Spring 2015
All photos from WWD

Czar by Cesar Galindo 
Titled “The Get Away Collection” with the aim to capture the jet-set lifestyle, Cesar Galindo’s collection for Spring / Summer 2015 certainly felt society-glam ready. The presentation posed models on top of a white cloud of paper in sea greens, yellow, and coral tones in familiar bandeau and skirt combos. Sequins and metallic were woven into the collection for a few evening looks. Seated in front of the models were artists sketching the looks, each one offering their own interpretation of the styles in front of them.


            



Custo Barcelona 
Custo Barcelona's show this season, titled “Skin," focused on cut-outs, mesh fabrics, and a whole lot of transparency. Custo Dalmau’s trademark of standout patterns, including animal prints, abstract geometry, florals, and elements of Japanese graphics, were seen in vibrant tones of mint, blues, red, and metallic. But not everything is quite so loud and daring this spring, as delicate whites and a bit more black than usually seen on the Custo runway balanced the collection. Transparent jumpsuits, cleverly cut swimsuits, and cropped bandeau and skirt sets are definite must-haves next spring for the bold Custo girl. 

Custo Barcelona Spring 2015
      Custo Barcelona Spring 2015

Custo Barcelona Spring 2015
      Custo Barcelona Spring 2015

Custo Barcelona Spring 2015
      Custo Barcelona Spring 2015

Custo Barcelona Spring 2015
      Custo Barcelona Spring 2015

Custo Barcelona Spring 2015
      Custo Barcelona Spring 2015

Custo Barcelona Spring 2015
      Custo Barcelona Spring 2015

Custo Barcelona Spring 2015
      Custo Barcelona Spring 2015
All photos from Style Bistro

Monday, September 15, 2014

Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2015: Pamella Roland and Zang Toi

Pamella Roland 
East meets West in Pamella Roland’s 2015 Japanese inspired runway collection. Structured yet feminine daytime pieces in subtle, neutral shades of white, taupe, and pastels gave way to evening pieces in bolder fabrics, including shimmery silvers and black satins draped and tied with strong elements of kimono folds and sashes. From the model's cherry pink makeup to beautifully painted fabrics in soft blues, lavenders and pinks, the inspiration of the Kyoto Gardens, specifically the cherry blossoms, was thematic throughout. Audiences were dazzled as the final piece: a billowing off-the-shoulder ivory wedding gown that floated its way gracefully down the runway.

Pamella Roland RTW Spring 2015      Pamella Roland RTW Spring 2015

Pamella Roland RTW Spring 2015      Pamella Roland RTW Spring 2015

Pamella Roland RTW Spring 2015      Pamella Roland RTW Spring 2015

Pamella Roland RTW Spring 2015      Pamella Roland RTW Spring 2015
All photos from WWD

Zang Toi 
The highly anticipated Zang Toi show opened with a model sashaying down the runway in a show stopping black crocodile ensemble to Lenny Kravitz’s “American Woman”. A fitting start to the celebration of the 25th Anniversary of his label, named “A Privileged Life: The American Dream." Each look was carefully realized to fit the designer's notion of American glamour, from every inch of detail, the use of pattern and colors, and the name of each look (eg: American Starlet, American Heiress, Portrait of the All American Prince). Red striped sports coats and tailored suits, hand-beaded orchid gowns, dramatic empire waists, strands of pearls, and the finale ivory lace coat perfectly exemplify regal American beauty from the eyes of Zang Toi.

Zang Toi RTW spring 2015      Zang Toi RTW spring 2015

Zang Toi RTW spring 2015      Zang Toi RTW spring 2015

Zang Toi RTW spring 2015      Zang Toi RTW spring 2015

Zang Toi RTW spring 2015      Zang Toi RTW spring 2015

Zang Toi RTW spring 2015      Zang Toi RTW spring 2015
All photos from WWD

Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2015: Stella Nolasco and Carmen Marc Valvo

Stella Nolasco 
Stella Nolasco incorporated the vibrant colors and geometric patterns of Puerto Rico into her collection, using the blues of the ocean and sky and the orange and yellows of tropical flowers. She beautifully details her gowns with delicate beading, lace, and sequins. While two-piece gowns and cropped looks aren't new innovations, she adds her own spin by joining them together with an embroidered pattern.

      

      

      

Carmen Marc Valvo
Notable designer to celebrities such as Beyonce and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Carmen Marc Valvo celebrated the 25th anniversary of his line on Day Two of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. He excels in woman's evening wear: feminine, flattering, and all in the fit-and-flare style reminiscent of 1950's silhouettes. His floral patterns were flirty and bright, while his solids were chic and elegant with mesh cutouts. But how to rejuvenate the label in celebration of its 25th year? The designer surprised us all with the first inclusion of menswear in his collection.  His logic was simple: he already makes his own shirts and pants, so why not make them for others? From sheer shirts with loud prints or cutouts, to tiny swimming trunks and a dazzling metallic tuxedo jacket, we welcome the addition and hope to see more. 

Carmen Marc Valvo RTW Spring 2014      Carmen Marc Valvo RTW Spring 2014

Carmen Marc Valvo RTW Spring 2014      Carmen Marc Valvo RTW Spring 2014

Carmen Marc Valvo RTW Spring 2014      Carmen Marc Valvo RTW Spring 2014Carmen Marc Valvo RTW Spring 2014      Carmen Marc Valvo RTW Spring 2014

Carmen Marc Valvo RTW Spring 2014      Carmen Marc Valvo RTW Spring 2014

Carmen Marc Valvo RTW Spring 2014      Carmen Marc Valvo RTW Spring 2014

Carmen Marc Valvo RTW Spring 2014      Carmen Marc Valvo RTW Spring 2014
All photos from  WWD