Rubin Singer’s fall / winter 2016 collection began with an exploration of his intentions as a designer. Staying true to his core image of architectural femininity, Singer delves into new categories, new shapes, and new fabrics for the new season. Unique in his approach to designing, Singer starts with an inspiration, such as the mathematical formulation “Homomorphism” (that any given formula ends up in the same place no matter how many times you change it), which is the hallmark for the fall / winter 2016 season, and then moves to fabrics – textures & colors – and from there the shape and pattern of his creations are revealed.
I have a hard time peeling my eyes away from these stunningly superb looks. There is variety, whether from the silhouette to the fabric. Many of these looks are very much red carpet worthy and I hope to see some of these again soon.
A breath of fresh air from the sea of apparel was being able to the Jill Haber presentation — handbags & clutches galore!
SACHIN & BABI
It’s not easy separating oneself from the pack in the contemporary market, but Babi and Sachin Ahluwalia, creators of the label Sachin & Babi Noir, have been able to hit full stride with their strong focus on evening and special occasion dresses and separates. For fall, the duo presented a charming lineup with plenty of Spanish flare — all done in a romantic yet modern way.
After a recent visit to the Getty house in Los Angeles, Sachin Ahluwalia was so inspired by the colors and textures in the archives that he wanted to reinterpret it all for the label’s young customer. These looks are insta-faves for not only myself, but any other young, modern fashionista.
These looks were just so imaginative. I loved the use of color, as well as the many floral prints. There was such a regal, luxe quality about these looks and I feel as if I want to own every single piece.
FOR FALL/WINTER 2016, CLAUDIA WANTED TO EXPRESS SELF-PRESERVATION: THE IDEA OF PRESERVING ONESELF AFTER AN EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL DESTRUCTION. THE COLLECTION EMBRACES THE PERIOD RIGHT AFTER. THE PROCESS OF RECOVERING AND THE PAST SEEMINGLY BECOMING AN ILLUSION IS SHOWN THROUGH WRAPPED SILHOUETTES, ORIGAMI KNOTS, PANELS AND LAYERS OF FABRICS.
NOVELTY YARNS, CASHMERE WOOLS AND LAYERED SHEER FABRICS ENHANCE THE COLLECTION. DENIM CONTINUES TO PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN KNOTTING DETAILS, YARN SLEEVED JACKETS AND BANDEAU TOPS.
CASTING — Andrew Weir, PRODUCTION — Shades of Grey; MAKEUP — Miyako Okamoto for Shiseido; HAIR — Linh Nguyen for Cutler/Redken; NAILS — Lisa Logan for Red Carpet Manicure; VIDEO — Andrew Swartz; MUSIC — Javier Peral; PHOTOGRAPHY — Monica Feudi; SPECIAL THANKS TO — Launch Collective, Commando, Artbeam
VIVI ACADEMY — VIVI MOYER
This is a great collection, very amazing presentation. The attention to detail, namely the beauty look, was spot on!