Parisian designer, Kevork Kiledjian, made his New York debut last February with an A-list show at Milk Studios. After a successful, buzz-worthy collection, the dynamic atelier returned for Resort 2012, with a presentation just as strong as his first.
Maintaining a tone that is both sultry and fresh, Kiledjian mixed body-con silhouettes with sheer overlays and geometric cut-outs. The look, which is reminiscent of Versace circa-1979, is modernized with neutral color-blocking and crisp fabric contrasts.
Playlist Inspiration: Glass Candy – Beatific
Channel Kevork’s sultry perspective and late-70s inspiration with the synth-rock influences of Glass Candy.
After Saturday's success at Runway SOHO, I made a return visit to Lynn Cohen's boutique on 450 Broome Street. With a trifling desire to experiment, I grabbed a beverage and submitted to Lynn's expert inquisition.
Pairing black-and-white striped pants with a convertible cross-top, Runway SOHO's designer revealed her commitment to versatility: "I like to make pieces that can be worn multiple ways," she explained.
From nautical-lite to Ziggy Stardust-glamboyance, I later paired this functional piece with a black tank and an immoral shade of red lipstick for Sunday's Bowie-inspired party, Oh! You Pretty Things at Le Poisson Rouge.
Chiffon, ruffles, and sashes sound very Sound of Music, but Cheng’s Fall/Winter 2011 collection is not intended for girls “sixteen, going on seventeen.” Plunging necklines, playful silhouettes, and translucent fabrics mayplay coy, but are clearly designed for a woman who knows what she’s doing.
Before heading to Thursday’s Obesity and Speed event at OAK, I decided to kill some time on the other side of BondStreet. Initially attracted by the combination of structural décor, open space, and mood-morphing LCD backlights, my ultimate surrender to United Nude was a result of an architectural wedge catching my peripheral vision.
Not yet altered by the evening’s impending beverages, I entered the brand’s self-described “dark-shop” in complete amazement, despite past encounters on this block. This location, after all, will be reaching its one-year anniversary this month.
I asked the attentive sales associate which shoes had been generating the most attention. She pointed towards a pair of fully-laced booties that just grazed $1,000. And like a Fashion Week crasher is drawn to swag, I was immediately hooked.
Glam 504 owner, Jess Galetz, elaborates, “I found these great independent designers in New York who I love and wear […] I noticed that there is nothing here like this."
In order to bring some Lower East Side style further South and equally east, Galetz opened her store with an expertly blended attitude. "The vibe of the store is a 60s Warhol pop-vibe with a little Rock n’ Roll thrown in, while still mixing together special aspects of New Orleans. Many items will be one-of-a-kind, custom-made pieces that will represent everything I love about New York while maintaining the vibe of New Orleans."
Lois’s exclusive line will include her signature modish, Ludlow-esteemed designs, as well as limited-edition dresses adorned in fleur-de-lis and painted bead prints.