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EMMA MULHOLLAND Fall/Winter 2017 Collection

Australian-designer Emma Mulholland made her debut a few seasons ago as one of four students chosen by TAFE to show during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia. The designer met an immediate media success and artists such as Grimes, Azealia Banks, M.I.A, and Kanye West have been spotted with her designs since then. Inspired by superstition, haunted houses and 90s slasher movies (think Scream, I know What You Did Last Summer) Mulholland’s latest collection A/W 2017 will have you possessed. For this season, the designer have opted for a dark color palette not exempt in any way of a fun touch. It is a cocky and hot girl who goes out with confident wearing Mulholland’s clothes. Key pieces include a ‘Black Cat’ faux fur jacket done in collaboration with Melbourne designer Gun Shy, a Ghost Leopard silk dress and a range of unique denim pieces with 90s-horror-film-inspired embroidered patches which are set to become an instant classic.

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Sies Marjan Fashion Show, A Je Ne Sais Quoi Attitude

Whether it’s a fact or a general stereotype, it’s a common belief that New Yorkers love to wear black clothing. So it could be seen as a pretty risky move when a new label presents its fall collection at NYFW, without sending any black clothes down the runway. Unless you’re Sander Lak, that is. Boasting an impressive resumé (Central Saint Martins graduate under the late Louise Wilson, work experiences at Marc Jacobs, Phillip Lim, Balmain, and most notably the head of design at Dries Van Noten for five years), Lak’s new label, Sies Marjan, made a remarkable impression during its much-anticipated debut in February. Just to gauge how high expectations were for this brand new label, the attendees had some of fashion’s most influential people, including Anna Wintour, Natalie Massenet, Cathy Horyn, and buyers from Barneys. Set in an unfinished penthouse in Tribeca, the collection started off with looks more appropriate for spring than fall: a soft floral print translated into bias-cut dresses and loose separates, a belted long coat in a colorful abstract print, …

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In the Spotlight, Designers Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia of MONSE

When Amal Clooney and Sarah Jessica Parker wear your designs months before your NYFW debut and Net-a-Porter immediately picks up your first collection, critical success is imminent. Such is the case for Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia’s new label Monse, which despite being only two-seasons old, has been worn by celebrities such as Sienna Miller, Kerry Washington, and Allison Williams, just to name a few. Monse, named after Garcia’s mother, is the brainchild of recently appointed creative consultants for Carolina Herrera and former Oscar de La Renta alums (Kim was the studio director and head daywear designer while Garcia oversaw the eveningwear designs.) Their first collection, S/S 16, came with high expectations and centered on creative interpretations and the deconstruction of a wardrobe staple: the button down-shirt. Kim and Garcia reworked this basic essential into dresses with oversized shirtsleeves wrapped and knotted across the shoulders, asymmetric blouses in jewel tones, and a beige taffeta skirt with pajama snap closures. Other looks included a black satin sleeveless gown with the label’s ubiquitous shirtsleeve-wrapped shoulders, worn a …

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A Couple of Fashion Designers [to Follow]: Molly Goddard and Daniel Silverstain

Taking inspiration from the past and incorporating those elements to form contemporary pieces is a common thing among designers. Two womenswear designers who have been very successful at this are newcomers Molly Goddard and Daniel Silverstain. While their design aesthetic couldn’t be more different, both create collections that evoke positivity and optimism; they are feel-good garments that are much-needed additions to update and refresh the wardrobe. Goddard, who is based in London, never expected that her debut collection would accidentally become a successful business. After leaving her MA course at Central Saint Martins, she decided to start her own line and put together a 22-piece collection in six weeks. Under a tight budget, she decided to forego the conventional runway presentation and threw the aptly named ‘Fun Molly Party’ instead, and invited her friends and family to model her designs, which comprised of sheer tulle dresses with voluminous skirts. Worn over their everyday clothes of vintage t-shirts and jeans, the tulle dresses became an unexpected hit, with orders soon placed by Dover Street Market. Her …