Trend-spotting F / W 13.14 ; Type and Rebellion


The influence of Punk has been found in all areas of fashion, majorly due to the fact that the Metropolitan Museum of Art has chosen it as the theme for the yearly costume institute. There were a mix of different interpretations on the Fall runways — one being graphic / punk-esque slogan t-shirts. Whether with abstract letters spelling out in-your-face text – as Jeremy Scott’s ‘Rescue Me’ jumper — or a design that’s more subversive and sequined — Ashish presented a top reading ‘i’m having a shit day thanks’ — typed out tops are sure to be a major trend for the coming fall. It’s a great way to channel that punk attitude without feeling like you are donning a fancy dress costume, and these pieces can surely be conversation starters. Or, in the case of the aforementioned Ashish shirt, perhaps a conversation avoider —

Here are some more examples of rebelliously  inclined graphic t-shirts from the international runways ;


From Left – 3.1 Phillip Lim, House of Holland, Moschino Cheap and Chic, Jeremy Scott, Central Saint Martins M.A. Ryan Lo, KTZ

Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2013 Fashion East London Fashion Week Feb 2013

Ashley Williams F/W 13.14 at London Fashion Week

*Cynthia Rowley

Detail of a look from Cynthia Rowley’s F/W 13.14 presentation in New York


From Left – Jeremy Scott, Maison Martin Margiela, Libertine, Central Saint Martins M.A. Ryan Lo, Ashish, Versace, Devastee

*Jeremy Scott

A t-shirt on Jeremy Scott’s runway in New York


An embellished top from 3.1 Phillip Lim F/W 13.14

Ready to Wear Fall Winter 2013 Ashish London Fashion Week Feb 2013

A sequined slogan from Ashish in London

One Million Hearts: Fashion Unites for Haiti


The CFDA and fashion Designer Donna Karan teamed up for a project for Karan’s charity Urban Zen called upon american designers to fashion their own paper mache hearts donated by DKNY to be sold as a part of
their auction on eBay ‘One Million Hearts’ for Haiti
— the resulting hearts were not only for a great cause, but happened to be pretty fabulous.

The hearts were all crafted by Hatian artisans, whom supporting is a big part of what the foundation does. The personalized hearts will be auctioned on eBay, the auction ending on May 2nd. I highly recommend checking out the creations and if you are feeling charitable bidding
on one from your favorite designer.

You can also see the exhibition / explosion of hearts decorating Urban Zen’s beautiful West Village store.

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Some of my favorite designers were included in this project, and I was so glad to see their hearts helping Haiti. Here are a few of my favorites, even though they we’re all fantastic ! You can check out all of the clever designs here on ebay’s fashion for Haiti store.

Fashion for Haiti One Million Hearts
Peter Som, Eugenia Kim
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Vera Wang, Nicole Miller
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Erickson Beamon, Fenton
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Cynthia Rowley, Adrienne Landau
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There are other ways to contribute to the Urban Zen Foundation — you can donate, volunteer,
become a social media ambassador, join the campaign and more online at Urban Zen’s

tweet about this great cause
@urban_zen @cfda @ebay and use the hash tag #fashionforhaiti