All posts tagged: fashion capital

Suzanne Rae: Fashion with Purpose and Style

From one of the fashion capitals of the world comes Suzanne Rae Pelaez, a Brooklyn-based fashion designer who gorgeously blends minimalistic with chic styles. New York Fashion Week is no stranger to the five-year-old Suzanne Rae women’s clothing line, and Haute Living notes her as “the next designer to watch.” Her line represents women who work hard and make a graceful statement through their appearance. Pelaez welcomed YHM into her Brooklyn studio to chat about her work and motivations. After studying Economics and Art History at Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, Pelaez’s artistic eyes led her to the Big Apple where she soon broke into the art gallery industry. Surrounding herself with art opened her mind to the sophistication of the New York scene and motivated her to make a change. “I wanted to be more hands on with the art. I chose fashion because I was always interested in it, mentions Pelaez.” Later attending Parsons, The New School for Design in New York City, she knew right away that she wanted to start her own …

Classic Trends Never Die

A girl can have a closet filled with clothes and still claim she has nothing to wear. And there is always that constant struggle of whether an outfit is “in” or not. Trends in the fashion industry have become part of a cycle and we learn that while many styles come and go, classic trends never die! Iconic female characters will forever inspire women’s fashion. We always want the latest fashion trends in our closets to make us look hip but not take away from who we are. Twenty-year-old Brittany Mahoney–Fashion Marketing and Merchandising student at The Art Institute of New York City–finds her style inspiration by living in one of the fashion capitals of the world and learning from a personal icon of her own–her grandmother! YHM: How do you think Rosie the Riveter and June Cleaver define women of the 1950′s and now in 2013? Brittany Mahoney (BM): The two women are opposite in nature, however both understand their role in society in their given period of time. Rosie the Riveter represents the hard-working woman …