MFW 2019 after the Fendi Show

NYFW 2019 Zimmermann, Anna Sui Shows and more

We attend several shows during NYFW. Our founder Penny Karabey was fortunate to have her dear friend Melissa Soldera in from Montreal and they attended Zimmermann, Tom Ford, Rebecca Minkoff, Anna Sui, Rosie Assoulin and Naeem Khan Fashion Shows. For the Zimmermann show Penny Karabey wore an iconic Zimmermann dress in ivory color and Dior Cruise Collection boots. For the day, She wore a Prada camel coat and paired it with a Mr&Mrs Italy fur collar, a Burberry belt, my favorite metallic blue Gucci Marmont Pumps and a Prada Cahier top handle bag in velvet. While Melissa opted for a pale pink coat over a By Malene Birger dress with classic suede pumps and a Fendi Back to School Bag in burgundy. The first presentation of the day was Rosie Assoulin, an up and coming designer who has found fans in numerous celebrities such as actress January Jones, Bond girl Naomie Harris and director Greta Gerwig along with blogger Leandra Medine Cohen. Rosie’s presentation brought both color and dramatic silhouette to daywear pieces while emphasizing bold prints and avante garde shapes in evening wear. Their last show of the day before they both ran off to business meetings was Naeem Khan, a designer known for lavish evening wear and embroidered day dresses. Melissa and Penny were able to get a Bird’s Eye view of the runway. The collection opened with heavily embroidered velvet tracksuits that would look at home on any supermodel and would pair perfectly with an embellished Fendi Peekaboo from Luxury Next Season.

Fendi Baguette Event New York 2019

Fendi first made its iconic Baguette bag in 1997 and it was designed to be tucked under the arm like its namesake French bread. Fendi hosted #BaguetteFriendsForever event at Madison Avenue Store. Carolina Dour, Ovilia Palermo, Amanda Seyfried and Emma Roberts attended at FENDI Celebrates the Baguette in NYC. Here are the highlights from the event. Please also check our Fendi Baguette review.

Fashion Show Videos 2019


Nicky Zimmermann found a new female heroine for fall 2019, an Australian by the name of Nancy Wake, who was a French Resistance fighter during World War II and earned the nickname “White Mouse” because she was so elusive to catch. “I couldn’t believe it when I first read about her,” the Down Under designer said after her show. “What all those women did during the war…when you think about it, they didn’t have to do it. It was very brave. And she was from Australia!” There wasn’t anything elusive about Zimmermann’s runway assignment: “We wanted to mix toughness with femininity, playing with the contrast of leather outerwear and pretty dresses,” she said. Mission accomplished. Wrap skirts added an elevated counterpoint to the brand’s signature romantic dresses, taking the boho aesthetic in a more luxe direction.


The collection felt new yet highly signature — even over polite underlayers, shirts unbuttoned to there recalled long-ago Amber Valletta; rich-hued tailored velvets, the tux that Gwyneth wore; the colors, a nod to Ford’s Saint Laurent fixation. “Didn’t I spend time in Paris being influenced by Loulou de la Falaise, who rolled her pants hems up?” he mused. “By the time you’re my age, it’s very hard to cite your references. At this point, you’ve filed everything away in the mental hard drive and you just do it.” Speaking of which, what’s more Ford than languid jersey at night? A series of gowns featured thick chain fastenings and matching long cardigans, which, as the models walked, wafted for a discreet cape-like effect. Simply alluring.



“I want the bow.” That instruction came to Silvia Venturini Fendi from Karl Lagerfeld on Monday, the day before his death. Backstage after showing her and Lagerfeld’s beautiful Fendi collection, the last of their long-term collaboration, Venturini Fendi was emotional as she greeted well-wishers; she had known Lagerfeld up-close for most of her life. He started working with her mother and aunts at Fendi in 1965, a record for collaborative longevity and excellence that will never be approached. Her comments confirmed that which many who knew Karl had long assumed: If he couldn’t live forever, he would go engaged in the most important thing in the world to him — work. Lagerfeld was fully engaged until the end and planned to attend the show. “He was supposed to come. We organized everything for him to be here,” Venturini Fendi said. “This collection made him live longer. Because we had been working a lot.”


Feminism and sisterhood on one hand, and on the other, house codes in a particular enlightened era for women in society. Maria Grazia Chiuri is determined to address both in her work for Dior. She has been growing in comfort with their fusion and on Tuesday showed a collection of appealing, wearable clothes. True, there remains a bit of a disconnect for those who continue to approach Dior in search of fashion wonderment. Chiuri is more interested in reality than wonder, yet considers it an obligation to work with the house codes, especially the New Look, which she admits has proven challenging.

Milan Fashion Week 2019 Street Style by Nick Leuze

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