Thursday, September 29, 2016
Edwardian Flower Power--Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2017

WHAT: Dries Van Noten Spring/Summer 2017. Loose shapes in black, creme with lots of hand printed flowers. Sequined embellished jackets as well as early 20th Century-looking blouses with Leg-o-Mutton sleeves finished off this modern-yet-Edwardian like collection.

TRENDS: Puffy Sleeves; Loose shapes; Flower prints; Sequin embellishment; Bomber Jackets; Long Toreador Jackets.

COLORS: Black; Ivory; Mustard yellow; Ocean blue.

Collection Highlights:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Puffy, 80's, Transparent--Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2017

WHAT: Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2017. This collection is the debut of newly-appointed Creative Director Anthony Vaccarello after Hedi Slimane's departure. Vaccarello is known for his super-sexy vixens and he continued this at Saint Laurent with definite nods to the MASTER, Yves Saint Laurent and his design icons of Le Smoking Tuxedo Jackets, Transparent Blouses, Gold Lame and Animal-printed Dresses.
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Military 80's Pouf: DSquared2 Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017

WHAT: DSquared2 Spring/Summer 2017. Military, ripped jeans, 80's Pouf Ungaro Meets 90's Lacroix.

TRENDS: Pouf Sleeves; Taffeta; Bold colors; Ripped jeans; Cropped wide-leg pants; Cropped jackets; Sequin embellishment; Leopard prints; Mini skirts; Military.

COLORS: Golden yellow, blue, emerald green, bubblegum pink.
Collection Highlights:
Monday, September 26, 2016
 Nick Verreos YouTube "Project Runway Season 15 Top 5 OMG Moments"--Episode 2

Hope you have been enjoying my YouTube videos quickly recap'ing this season's "Project Runway" and my "TOP 5 OMG MOMENTS", as well as my "Project Runway" Blog Recaps.

It's the 2nd episode of the season and time to discuss what I thought were the standout moments of the "JustFab" Everyday Woman Challenge: Designing a look for the Everyday Woman of every size, age, shape...

Pasta, Flowers, Virgins...Tropico Italiano: Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2017

WHAT: Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 2017 runway show. "Tropico Italiano" was the theme. The show began with a "Flash Mob"/impromptu dance party with young twenty-somethings gathering at what one is lead to believe is an Italian train station dancing to Italian tarantellas...signaling the start of a "Tropical Italian" fashion getaway a la Dolce & Gabbana. A mix of all the references Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana are famous--or infamous--for: Virgins, Italian motifs, pasta, flowers and lots of embellished sequin detail.
Sunday, September 25, 2016
 "Fashion School With Nick Verreos" YouTube Video "Advanced Draping"

In my next "Fashion School With Nick Verreos" YouTube video, I give a demonstration on "Advanced Draping" and in particular I show you how to drape a one-shoulder pleated/draped top design. I begin the video with examples--from my own NIKOLAKI design line--of advanced draping looks, and then I go through the process of draping a specific design detail that I would consider "Advanced Draping"...

 Muslin...Find the Bias--"Fashion School With Nick Verreos" Advanced Draping YouTube Video

Drape-a-licious--"Fashion School With Nick Verreos" Advanced Draping YouTube Video

Click below to watch my "Advanced Draping: How to Drape a Pleated One Shoulder Design Video" on YouTube:

 Gucci Spring/Summer 2017

WHAT: Gucci Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Creative director --and "Fashion Wunderkind of the Moment" Alessandro Michele brought the crowd to their feet and non-stop applause with this mesmerizing collection. This is what FASHION is all about; igniting, exciting, stopping you dead in your tracks, what-the-he**-is-going-on FASHION. Multi references including 70's nightclub, Game of Thrones meets Paris Discoteque, 80's Ungaro meets 90's Lacroix pouf's meets Grandma Vintage Chic meets Marisa Berenson...
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