All posts tagged: fashion designer

A Very Colorful Oasis: Leanne Marshall Spring/Summer 2018

Leanne Marshall’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection was like having a taste of the rainbow—in a magical way—from head-to-toe. Our team walked through buzzing corridors and dressing rooms to get a glimpse of Leanne’s latest collection before her big show. I remember hearing one of her makeup artists saying, “Think of the perfect sunset.” As I got closer to the models’ adorned faces I saw just how detail-oriented the MUAs were about Leanne’s vision. The models’ eyelids danced with the perfect blood orange palette that faded into a tropical yellow accent. Before heading out from backstage, we were able to watch the model’s runway walk through, witness the designer adding final touches to her garments and get an exclusive interview with her as well. Sitting front row –and loving every second of it—I was so grateful to experience Leanne’s S/S 2018 ready-to-wear collection. One thing that caught my eyes was the different body sizes Leanne used as her collection’s muse. #bodypositive Right away I could tell that using a diverse range of shapes, sizes and skin tones was …

Daughters of Artemis: Stylishly Claiming Our Crown

Ane Amour’s “Daughters of Artemis” collection for autumn/winter 2017 sent us on a hunt for power with its bold and rustic forest colors and prints. Designer Lyala Anne captured the true essence of women on the hunt in this season’s pieces. The A/W 2017 collection inspires us to feel as if we’ve slipped into the clothing of a goddess, while its bold cuts keep us modern yet conservative. Allowing women to feel inspired to conquer, Anne made sure to create pieces that would suit all body types. Her tonal prints allow outfits to vary from day to night and from business to evening wear. Some of the floral prints that canvas white fabrics can even transition into the warmer spring and summer months. Floral prints danced on ruffled fabrics in a fierce yet subtle way. The designer’s play with nature was exciting and the floaty fabric’s mimicked wispy hair in the wind. Conservative yet sexy, Anne’s garments hug and swing in all the right places. Any woman wearing a piece from the “Daughters of Artemis” …

Manda Unchained

Taking a chance and making a change in life does not always come easy. There are the finical aspects of it as well as the psychological aspects, but California native Amanda Tjan has been able to conquer that and more. Tjan attended Boston College and while there studied abroad in Madrid. “ I fell in love with the city,” she said. “ I wanted to come back.” And after graduating in 2011, that’s exactly what she did. She moved to Madrid to teach English and continued to fall in love with the city. “ With the city, and not a boy,” she clarified. Always a fan of fashion, Tjan noticed, “in Madrid- and Spain in general- they’re about 2 years behind as far as fashion goes and there’s not a lot of variation.” So she took it upon herself to change that and start her own jewelry line: Manda Unchained. Ava necklace “Manda in Spanish is the command form for the word to demand. The idea of Manda Unchained is to demand what you want, …

Reverie; Whimsical Chic Fashion

Instagram always seems to find me luck when searching for new designers or the best places to eat in New York. Such luck brought me to the stylish feed of Reverie. Designer, Ronit Genik, graduated from Parsons School of Design with a unique vision to play with different pattens and themes. Her F/W 2014 collection captures a magnified view of snowflakes to give her pieces an eccentric feel for the season. YHM: What was your inspiration to become a fashion designer? Ronit Genik: I have always loved fashion and style. From a young age, I have always been creative – sketching, creating clothes and accessories, and collecting fashion magazines, which inspired me to strive towards going to fashion school and having my own line. YHM: When did you start designing your own products? Reverie? RG: After working in the fashion industry for several years, I launched Reverie a few years ago and have been creating beautiful, chic clothing for women that embody youthful edge and personal style. “I love using fabrications and prints to tell …

Suzanne Rae & Shaina Mote; Minimalistic and Versatile for FW14

Suzanne Rae Pelaez has got our eyes fixed on her playful and minimalistic fall/winter 2014 collection. As I stepped into the brightly lit suite, racks draped in ruffled tops and zippered gowns made the mini fashionista inside of me want to splurge on everything in sight! Taking the minimalist approach to the next level is no understatement for her upcoming line. The FW14 collection is a mixture of elegance and casual all wrapped up in one. You’ll fall in love with the unique oversized pieces because they are sure to cover all your styling needs. Across the room sharing her FW14 line is the budding California designer, Shaina Mote. Her line answers the ongoing fashion crisis question; “Will I wear this in a few months?” Mote’s versatile pieces will help you make a statement with your look every time by adjusting a few knots here and there – literally! It was bittersweet leaving behind all those precious threads of comfort and style, but we snagged the designers’ pics showing off their favorite pieces for our …

Jeanne Lanvin: New Age in Fashion

Soho, New York-based fashion designer Jeanne (Salvador) Lanvin makes one of the fashion capitals of the world proud by beautifully combining modern-chic styles with rare vintage wear. Whether it is domestically or internationally, the two-year-old Candid NY women’s clothing line has reached the attention of many. Lanvin’s line radiates free spirit and effortless originality. Lanvin proudly walked into the YHM limelight to speak about her work, her inspirations, and her future plans for her company.   YHM: How did Candid NY come about? Tell us more about its history. Jeanne Lanvin (JL): Candid NY originally began as l’amour Couture in April 2012. It was known for its effortlessly chic vintage wear and most especially for its endless supply of high-waist shorts. Shipments started domestic and grew to all the way in Norway! To better thank our amazing customers, I decided to step up the game and give back a better shopping experience to everyone who supported me. I made over L’amour Couture and created a new start. Still known for our shorts, but [ I ] …