He's the fashion aficionado that has rightly dominated the runways in New York Fashion Week. The Mexican born designer has hit new heights with his latest collection channelling 18th Century European Femineity. With opulent fabrics and luxe textures Rolando had 'The Regal woman' in mind when designing this collection. He doesn't disappoint showcasing sophisticated shapes and impeccable structure in his tailoring. With fur accented collars, jewel embellished necklines and rich embroidery he is right on point. Metallic full skirted tea- length proportions ensued and finale gowns with beading and floor length silhouettes wowed, fashionistas were enthusiastically nodding, buyers were impressed and even the photographers needed a moment to process the sheer beauty this collection has to offer.
Creator of the iconic wrap dress which celebrated it's 40th anniversary last year, Diane Von Furstenberg is known not only for her successful fashion empire but her strong work ethic, self confidence and determination to succeed. I caught up with Diane ahead of her Fall 2015 runway show at NYFW. She is welcoming and motherly trying to fix my windblown hair back into place. When asked what her inspiration was, she smiles and says "Women everywhere, I've never met a woman who wasn't strong, sometimes they just don't know they are strong." She is clearly occupied with thoughts with her upcoming show, I ask what key pieces every woman should have in her wardrobe "A pair of high heels and a good dress that makes you feel like a better version of yourself." Her new fall collection is named "Seduction" for a woman who "by day commands her whole world and by night she inspires fantasy." This collection was a surprise to what you'd usually expect of DVF, plunge necklines and lace adding a touch of seduction. Some outfits are perfect for office to dinner and others that were best kept to after dark.
Lidia Misev is a Melbourne based freelance fashion and lifestyle writer. She has a keen eye for fashion and styling.