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Dunhill Spring 2014

by Alex R. Travers “Man on the move,” the stated inspiration for Dunhill’s presentation today, embraced a range of possibilities, from functionality to effortless style ready to go at a moment’s notice. The collection had a subtle edge, one grounded in timeless British classics with a few relaxed, sporty pieces sprinkled in. Take, for example, …

Lucky Brand Spring 2014

by Alex R. Travers Fifth and Pacific’s Lucky Brand Jeans has a lively sense of humor. For example, the stitching of “Lucky You” on the fly of their jeans is one of the brand’s zany moves. But it’s specifics like these that give Lucky Brand a lighthearted sensibility that breeds attention to detail. Welcoming in …

Paola Quadretti Spring 2014

by Alex R. Travers Fred Buscaglione once sang, “I found my love in Portofino.” Seems as if Paola Quadretti has too. For Spring 2014, her collection echoed with effusive elements of the Riviera: the ephemeral sunset, first, in her glowing ombré evening gown, three quarter–length sleeve jackets, flare pants, and organza blouses. Fishing around for …

Michael Kors Spring 2014

by Alex R. Travers What you get at a Michael Kors show is a big, juicy, gorgeous presentation that spins through the oeuvre of the designer’s 30-plus years in the business. For Spring 2014, Kors’ collection shimmered with what could only be called a delightful liveliness. He cited the Forties and Seventies as partial inspiration, …

J. Mendel Spring 2014

by Alex R. Travers Gilles Mendel’s collections have always been artful gifts of observation, expectably sophisticated and savvy. For Spring, Mendel citied the song “Cargo Culte” by Serge Gainsbourg, the provocative French singer and songwriter, as inspiration. If you’re unfamiliar with the record, it details Gainsbourg’s dripping fantasy towards a very young Melody Nelson in …