Daily Archives: February 12, 2014

Pantone’s fall 2014 color report

fall 2014 color report

Photo: Courtesy of Pantone

Pantone’s fall 2014 color report is here! Sangria is the beautiful color we saw on Monique Lhuilier’s runway which appeared to be a fuchsia hue. Rebcca Minkoff showed multiple pieces in Royal Blue and Bright Cobalt. Aurora Red is the fabulous, classic red hue we saw on almost every runway in New York! Designers loved combining the blue and purple hues from this report together in beautiful prints and plaids. It is amazing how dominant these top ten colors were on the New York runways!

Which color or colors are you looking forward to for fall? I already know I want as much purple and blue as possible! The Royal Blue coat on Rebecca Minkoff’s runway is a must-have for me!

To learn more about Pantone, the world’s color authority, please visit Pantone.com



Custo Barcelona fall/winter 2014/2015 New York Fashion Week

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Photos: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2014©

Custo Barcelona showed his fall/winter 2014/2015 collection at New York Fashion Week on Sunday, February 9, 2014 and offered the fashion world luxurious prints, rich colors, sheer fabrics and metallic prints. Custo Barcelona took his inspiration from a bygone era transforming high-waist flowing skirts, classic long-sleeved turtlenecks and crocheted A-line dresses into fashion-forward designs for the modern woman.

I fell in love with the brown printed, a-line dress shown first in the final walk photo above. I also adored Custo Barcelona’s use of blue/purple prints! (psst! Blue and purple prints are a huge fall 2014 trend from the NYFW catwalks!) What are your favorite looks from Custo Barcelona’s runway for fall/winter 2014/2015? Please see the video from IMG Fashion below!

Asia Fashion Collection fall/winter 2014/2015 New York Fashion Week

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Photo: Rita/Bay Area Fashionista 2014©

Asia Fashion Collection, which is a global incubation project, showed the fall/winter 2014/2015 collections from their designers at New York Fashion Week on Saturday, February 8, 2014. The designers showed a vast array of artistic collections which offered a mixture of commercial appeal, avant-garde looks and a fusion of both.

Three of the designers were from Vantan Tokyo and three were hand selected by PARCO. The emerging designers who showed their fall/winter 2014/2015 collection during Asia Fashion Collection’s show at New York Fashion Week included: 

VIANAD ViVi joanne Anais dorsbien by Suzuki Mark (Vantan Design Institute)
ViVijoanne and Anais.  Elegant and sweet fictional sisters are based on an imaginary scene from a romance movie.  The feeling of dreaming a story translates to the feeling of wearing a story; a brand in which garments transform women dramatically.

AUSTIN. W by Tzu-Yun Wu (Taiwan)
Calm, cool, and neutral tones with a touch of futuristic gray marks the image of this brand. I create infinite possibilities through digital prints that appear every season, combining sophisticated silhouettes with simplicity.

HANG by Mim Mak (Hong Kong)
Founded in 2012, Hang presents a collection of stark blacks and winter whites focused on shapes.  Raw edges and sheen are paired with graceful hemlines that articulate movement.

is by Kishimoto Akiko (Vantan Design Institute)
Designs reminiscent of dancing under the moonlight.  Luxury clothes in leathers, wools and silks, shine in the dark. Rock is the root of the brand that emulates hard elegance.

R-SHEMISTE by Won Ji Yeun (Korea)
Modern, innovative combinations of fabric and textile, accentuate the unique quality of materials.

SEi by Sei Yumiko (Vantan Design Institute)
Haute couture knitwear.  “Fascinate the you in yourself. I will give you the one and only seam – the seam that links you to yourself.”  Remember more; imagine more. If you have what it takes to throw it all away, dare to be wilder. 

About Asia Fashion Collection (AFC)
AFC, an incubation project that seeks to evolve the fashion industry across Asia, is produced and supported by Vantan and PARCO, in cooperation with leading industry organizations: Korean Fashion Association, Taiwan Textile Federation and Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

These are the hot new designers to watch! They could have collections in stores soon!

To view the Asia Fashion Collection show, please view the press video from IMG Fashion below.