Runway Coverage




 On Thursday, February 7th, 2013 Soledad O’Brien, Rhonda Ross  and Stacie J were among the guest that attended the SUKEINA by Omar Salam’s debut collection “Pivot . SUKEINA revealed its FW ‘13 collection on the runway at the Helen Mills Event Space & Theater.
Omar Salam is a phenomenal womenswear designer who pushes the boundaries with sophisticated design, exquisite tailoring and high quality production. The Autumn Winter 2013 collection was specifically made for the powerful women who engage in business deals, political affairs, and exude confidence. He creates timeless garments with a strong and modern look and feel. Always passionate about pattern, form and shape and with a continued fascination for obscure beauty, the Pivot collection display structure, fluidity and freedom.
Taking these concepts, Omar designed full-bodied knit skirts and dresses with an intricate kite silhouette—the focus for this season’s collection. Long lines are repeated throughout and interpreted into wide-legged pants as well as pleated dresses created for simple delicate textures. The rich color palette of night (dark navy) and muddy taupe mixes well with white, black and grey neutrals. Luxurious cashmere, merino wool and camel hair knits are married together with warm georgette, sculptured techno and heavy lurex, which feature a grating pattern and light brushes of gold. Developing and advancing his designs and techniques each season, Omar Salam has refined the silhouettes for SUKEINA FW13 to offer a collection of soft and structured, wearable garments that drape and compliment the body. His vision for this season focuses on movement and structure rather than color, with Omar’s signature draping strongly identifiable throughout the collection. SUKEINA’s covetable collection of dresses and separates includes cocktail dresses, showpiece jackets, an updated version of the Nanda coat and a statement, long gown; new for FW13 is a stunning range of handbags, which offer an access point into the collection.






This year,  athletic fashion is where its at and we don’t mean basketball jerseys or fitted caps. Knee pads done on biker leather  pants in sorbet shades and louche low-key silhouettes  reign. Be on the lookout for florals to complete your all look also making for a great transitional piece for spring 2013. One can never go wrong with a flower or two and with gas prices rising, flower power in high-octane doses shall set you free.  Designers like Proenza Schouler added a dose of tropic thunder to their floral with vivid island colors such as: yellow, and aqua blue.   A perfect mix of sport and print is one of this year the big trends. Designers that have this trend are Altuzarra’s, Alexander Wang, Rodarte’s Peter Som, Prabal Gurung, Jason Wu, and J Crew,

The very tribal “Out Of Africa” trend will make its way back from Spring 2009 with a bang. Anything from sporty swimsuits, animal prints, utilitarian jackets and jungle inspired prints done by Michael Kors , Derek Lam, Oscar De La Renta, Donna Karen, and Proenza Schouler will have you longing for a safari adventure.   Let us not forget the classic flapper dresses from the Roaring 20’s which will also be a big hit. You may want to get into vintage stores early and grab all the pearls and Gatsby inspired pieces now, to be ahead of your own game just in case you can’t afford what Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, Ralph Lauren have to offer as far as this trend is concerned.


A chic yet unusual trend spotted on the runway during Mercedes Benz Fashion Week was ‘collegiate  couture’.  Imagine  a preppy sweatshirt with a supple draped leather skirt in a lesson of contrast. It is a look that will definitely find its way on subways during school hours, thats for sure.  This street wear struck trend will be the ideal trend for layering and personal flare without coming across so overwhelming.   Let us thank Marc Jacobs, Victoria Beckham, Helmut Lang, BCBG, and Vera Wang in advanced for making comfortable look so haute. Speaking of haute, geometric shapes add a bit or character to just about any look just don’t pair a top with exaggerated sleeves with a voluminous skirt .  This particular trend we like to call “ A Lesson in Geometry” has been around for a couple of seasons and with a basic separate, your look immediately gets updated with this futuristic trend. Seems like a Marc Jacobs and Victoria Beckham have pretty much nailed it all followed by  Altuzarra, Carolina Herrera, and Tommy Hilfiger. The last trend for New York during fashion week “ Sorbet Separates.”  This is soft colors and simple silhouettes. Designers seen with this look are Calvin Klien, Phillip Lim,  Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, and Gap


During fashion week in London it was crazy.  London fashion week has always been known to be free spirited.  Designers such as; David Koma, Christopher Kane, and Mary Katranzou show off what’s haute and next in fashion without fear of who’s buying it.  The autumn/Winter 2012 collection during fashion week was from army green to lavender, polo necks to dungarees.   The Puffer jackets are still in style in London along with floral prints that are in style tend for 2012. Roll necks that are the styling tip du jour layer under a shirt or opt for a block colour then seen were the baseball jackets.  Designer got rid of bikers for bombers. Quilted at Mulberry, leather at Aquascutum and cropped at Saunders. Leather trousers wide legged at Unique, Cropped at Acne, and mustard at Thomas Tait and Aquascutum.  The Lavender looks really stuck out during fashion week. The ladies in lavender were cropping up the catwalk of all the big London names paired with black or any dark colour it’s the perfect to translate spring pastels into fall.  This year in London Designers stepped it up a notch with bold blocks. The “Checks”. As mention earlier dungarees grace the runway during London fashion week with oversize shits and jumpers. London fashion also had red carpet worthy gowns on display.



As we take a look at what designs were seen during New York & London fashion week.   The difference between what is in trend now as oppose to last year 2011.  The biker jackets are gone and bombers are in. Dungarees are making a statement now.  What is similar is floral print stayed on the scene along with pastel colours.  This year the good thing with fashion is styles may go out for a season but always comes back around throughout the years.




Burberry Pre- Fall 2012
Alexander McQueen Fall 2011
Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2011
Azzaro Fall 2011


Aquilano.Rimondi Fall 2011
Dries Van Noten Fall 2011
Marni Fall 2011
Alberta Ferretti Fall 2011
Bottega Veneta Fall 2011
Versace Fall 2011
Max Mara Fall 2011 Ready-To-Wear
Fendi Fall 2011Ready-To-Wear
Sass Bide Fall 2011
Antonio Berardi Fall 2011
Mulberry Fall 2011
Temperley London Fall 2011

Proenza Schouler Fall 2011

Ralph Lauren Fall 2011
Elie Tahari Fall 2011

Bill Blass Fall 2011

Yoana Baraschi Fall 2011
Calvin Klein Collection Fall 2011
Naeem Khan Fall 2011
Malandrino Fall 2011

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2011

Alice + Olivia Fall 2011

J.Mendel Fall 2011

Rachel Roy Fall 2011

Rodarte Fall 2011

Michael Kors Fall 2011

Donna Karan Fall 2011

Vera Wang Fall 2011

Emilio Pucci Pre Fall 2011

Michael Kors Collection Pre Fall 2011

DVF Pre Fall 2011
Donna Karan Pre Fall 2011
Givenchy Pre Fall 2011
Oscar de la Renta Pre Fall 2011
Herve Leger Pre Fall 2011
Celine Pre Fall 2011
Burberry Prorsum Pre Fall 2011
Yigal Azrouel Pre Fall 2011
Alexander Wang Pre Fall 2011
Bally Pre Fall 2011

Photo Credit: LFW SS 2011| Maria Grachvogel SS 2011

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Photo Credit: LFW SS 2011| Felder Felder SS 2011

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Photo Credit: LFW SS 2011| Sass&Bide SS 2011

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Photo Credit: LFW SS 2011| Emilio De La Morena SS 2011

Photo Credit: LFW SS 2011| Betty Jackson SS 2011

Photo Credit: LFW SS 2011| Unique SS 2011

Photo Credit: LFW SS 2011| House Of Holland SS 2011

Photo Credit: LFW SS 2011| John Rocha SS 2011
J. Mendel SS/2011 | Photo Credit:Roland Hyde
Davidelfin SS/2011 | Photo Credit: Roland Hyde
Helmut Lang SS/2011 | Photo Credit: Roland Hyde
Isaac Mizrahi SS/2011 | Photo Credit: Roland Hyde
Christian Siriano SS/2011 | Photo Credit: Roland Hyde
Christian Siriano SS/2011 | Photo Credit: Roland Hyde
Adam SS/2011 | Photo Credit:Roland Hyde
Academy of Art SS/2011 | Photo Credit Roland Hyde
Academy of Art SS/2011 Photo Credit:Roland Hyde

Cynthia Rowley SS/2011| Photo Credit: MBFW
Dennis Basso SS/2011| Photo Credit: MBFW
Dennis Basso SS/2011| Photo Credit: MBFW
Diane Von Furstenberg SS/2011| Photo Credit: MBFW
Diane Von Furstenberg SS/2011| Photo Credit: MBFW
DKNY SS/2011| Photo Credit: MBFW
DKNY SS/2011| Photo Credit: MBFW
Edition Georges Chakra SS/2011| Photo Credit: MBFW
Edition Georges Chakra SS/2011| Photo Credit: MBFW
Eva Minge SS/2011| Photo Credit: MBFW

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