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Star-stuck and fashion driven. This month is all about fashion Feb-roaring. Arch attire is super kicked to cover fashion across the globe and our first stop starts from New York Fashion Week. Amidst the New York minute Viachaslau Makshun and Ankita Bhosle crusade from one show to another as our official blog representatives to bring everything foremost, crisp and fashionable from New York Fashion runway to right into your phones. Log in to (www.thearchattire.com) to get the live updates of all the five days of roaring fashion at New York Fashion Week.
NYFW: THE SHOWS
Designer Jiri Kalfar makes his New York Fashion Week runway debut with his Women’s Autumn/Winter 19/20 collection. Kalfar cites Tatyana, the celebrated heroine in Alexander Pushkin’s ‘Eugene Onegin’ as his inspiration.
“It has been my lifelong dream to show in New York”, says Kalfar. The good news is, he did not come alone. Supermodels Paulina Porizkova, Linda Voitova and Alina Baikova (all Czechs) will show their support on Kalfar’s runway on Thursday, February 7th, 2019 at Industria Studios.
Arch Attire Verdict: Make way for mixed fabrics. A bliss full concoction of silk, lace and velvet and wool. The designer gracefully works with A-line silhouette that fall like a dream. The garments offer comfort and yet a sensual vibe with soft layering. Some garments speak loud with solid color and graceful fit while some have a touch of east with beautiful embroidered velvet. There is something for everyone here.
HOGAN Mc LAUGHLIN
Hogan McLaughlin is an American fashion designer, illustrator, and ballet dancer. His namesake brand marries his darkly romantic roots, with a modern, minimalistic sensibility.
McLaughlin began his professional career with the world-renowned Hubbard Street Dance Chicago at age 16, where he performed works by internationally acclaimed choreographers. He went on to dance several seasons for the Lyric Opera Ballet in Chicago before moving to New York City. There, he met and collaborated with artist Daphne Guinness on several fashion pieces that he had illustrated, which were made into garments for a short art film. The garments were subsequently featured in the Guinness-curated windows at Barneys Madison Avenue, as well as at her wardrobe exhibition at the Museum at F.I.T.
Arch Attire Verdict: McLaughlin’s collection at NYFW speaks that less is more. With minimalist and plain fabrics, Mc laughin plays with plain silhouettes transforming smart and urban sensibility that gives innate structure to your look.It’s all about that right cut and a perfect finish. We definitely see your vision Mc Laughlin and we want to see more.
As an illustrator, McLaughlin has created official promotional images for HBO’s Game of Thrones, Showtime’s Penny Dreadful, and History Channel’s Vikings.
NYFW: THE SHOWS
Kharey is known for designing relaxed silhouettes and refined basics with an emphasis on effortless style. Her work is influenced by minimalism and East Asian attire. She was mentored by the award-winning fashion visionary, Barbara Atkin. Born in 1983 to Indian immigrant parents, Nina Kharey is a Canadian fashion designer and founder of the luxury line NONIE.
Arch Attire Verdict: Nonie knows how to give you a perfect companionship of effortless and smart styling. Drenching her thoughts into smart fabrics, her collection sticks to a tangent which keeps you relaxed while you do the daily chores around the city looking like a boss woman. Perfectly urban for a woman who is on her game.
Catwalk pictures captured by Viachaslau Makshun
Jeremy Scott collaborates with the artist Aleksandra Mir who created hand-drawn blown up renderings of tabloid covers straight from the New York Post and New York Daily News. Scott believes that we are mired in the onslaught of sensational and earth-shattering headlines: we are witnesses, victims, and perpetrators of the unending news cycle.
Scott uses this stark and blatant imagery as a rebuttal to our collective obsession with salacious headlines, false scenarios and click bait drama that incite tensions and ultimately divide us – not only in the political sphere, but in pop culture as well. Scott transforms these striking headlines into clothing that mirrors the frenetic hyper overload of breaking news that inundates our daily life. The Black and White palette further reinforces the graphic nature of the collection, and silhouettes are outlined and defined by the headlines. Soft and fluid vinyl, blazing headlines, is fashioned into trenches and full skirted dresses, superimposing words upon words and creating new meanings. Fitted bustiers give way to multi layered featherweight tulle skirts – again transparency and layering playing a significant role in the ensemble. Distressed denim and leather are emblazoned with verbiage and Scott takes something as delicate and beautiful as Swarovski crystal mesh and masks this precious material with bold graphics. He paints the seesawing economy of yesterday in leather, the catastrophes of today in chiffon, tomorrow’s scandals in sequins, silks and tulle, all the while maintaining an aggressive edge to express the wonder and horror of our times. (Photos by Randy Brooke)
Arch Attire Verdict: We are roaring with this interesting tabloid. Taking the New York pop culture in this interesting monogamy of black and white outfits, our hearts are fluttering in the New York skies.
NYFW: THE SHOWS
Elier Aubret an intelligent designer from Puerto Rico bring his fine sense of tasteful fashion into these dreamy gowns that are all about the stars. Simple yet graceful. You can never have enough of the collection.
Captured by Slava Makshun
Designer Irina Shabayeva quickly became a new big name in fashion. In 2009, Irina competed and won Project Runway Season 6. Since her win, Irina has been growing her eponymous brand and showing at fashion weeks around the world. In addition , Irina continues to design to her celebrity clientele which include, Selena Gomez, Carrie Underwood, Madonna, Kelly Rippa, Kelly Clarkson, to mention just a few.
“For me, designing is an expression of who I am as a woman.” In fact, Irina credits her feminine instincts and her diverse heritage to her success. Her line encompasses everything from lingerie to evening wear . Shabayeva pulls her inspiration from art, nature, world travel and fantasy. For Irina, fashion has never been just about clothes – it’s about a life style. Shabayeva is known for her eye for luxury and bold femininity. Irina has been noted for her mastery of fit and proportion, her garments at once both framing and accentuating the body, creating sculptural forms with elegant lines and intricate details. Shabayeva is able to unify a diverse range of looks into a coordinated whole, uniting pieces through themes of color, texture, and silhouette. What results is a complete scope of sophisticated, edgy, and feminine easy-to-wear glamor to suit any occasion seamlessly.
Arch Attire Verdict: Bodies of gold and ultimate femme fatale. The collection puts you in a glamorous zone of modern moulin rouge and real life red carpet life.
NYFW: THE SHOWS
New York has a huge denim brand to their list. John John makes their debut in US with a stunning fashion show where top models walked the ramp with their gracious presence. The brand scouts perfect energy for the pop-modern vibe. Presented with electric colours you cannot miss the hype John John is creating.
Captured by Slava Makshun
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