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Autumn/Winter 2014 Trends And Tribes

One of my personal favorite things is to see how each designer tells a story about their woman season after season. Where is she going? What is her mission? Will she be going to work in the city or lounging about in a coffee shop with friends? Is she a mother, a leader, an associate, an artist, an athlete, a minimalist, a romantic? Or is she all of the above? Designers empower women. For some obscure reason, every season we see similar ideas, trends, color schemes, and designs from the runways of New York, London, Milan and Paris. One might ask how does such a strange phenomenon happen every season? Do the designers secretly have a conference with one another and decide what will make them money with the coming season? With a dedicated amount of time and thought, I’ve compiled images (courtesy of style.com) that display the similar yet very different clans, trends, and designs of this coming season. Many houses catered to different types of customer all within one collection:  women who love glitter, women of the future, women of the past(mainly the 60’s and some from the Edwardian era), women who are rebels, women who portray themselves as an illusion of stripes, women who wear profuse amounts of blue and green, women who wish to remain cozy. This season, women were empowered as game changers in their environment by the designers.

Ladies Who Wear Illusions


Bottega Veneta by Thomas Maier


Acne Studios

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Alexander Wang


Giorgio Armani


Balenciaga by Alexander Wang

bottega veneta

Bottega Veneta by Thomas Maier


Hussein Chalayan


Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld

christopher kane

Christopher Kane

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Creatures of The Wind by Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters


Dries Van Noten

giambattista valli

Giambattista Valli



issey miyake

Issey Miyake


Kenzo by Carol Lim and Humberto Leon




Blumarine by Anna Molinari

proenza schouler

Proenza Schouler by Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez

rick owens

Rick Owens

stella mccartney

Stella McCartney

thom browne

Thom Browne



Out of every trend this season, the use of line and illusion was the most used. I couldn’t stop smiling because with many designers, this was a reoccurring theme within the collection and I pose my previous stated question: how do the same trends and ideas pop up within many collections? Lines in a profound print, lines as a layered textile, pin stripes that are blurred and fade into a gradual gradients, herringbone print etched or quilted into the fabric, immense and bold graphics that evolve into a line, or simple lines that fall into an illusion, and more were imprinted into the minds of some of the most influential creatives. Do expect to see this trickle down into H&M, and Zara or Top Shop. With a trend that was spearheaded this big, the fast fashion businesses will take advantage of such a huge idea. I love that you get lost while looking into the lines and on some, your eyes begin to hurt. Simply brilliant!

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The Return: New Beginnings

Three years ago, I was 16 and in high school learning about myself. I was mildly awkward and unsure how to handle it and I started this blog. Today, I am 19 and a recent graduate from high school. I can still be awkward, but I got out of my shell and found a lot of myself within those three years but I still have a lot to learn. Now, I find myself back here. I still have a major appreciation for fashion and art. Major enough that I know I want to pursue a career in the fashion industry as a photographer or a stylist. Or maybe even a writer. Who knows in this economy what they want to be anymore?

I woke up today and somehow I remembered this blog’s password. Why did I stop blogging three years ago? Mainly school and stress. But the point is: I am back. Officially. And I’ve grown. Not only in taste, but in writing as well. While looking back through my old posts I realized how I was overtly cheesy. I couldn’t stop laughing, but people actually read my blog, and within those three years I’ve accumulated a mass group of views. Almost 100,000 people have looked at my blog. That’s huge!! That’s crazy, and that is partially why I return. I must have been good at it back then. Now I can only imagine what I have the power to do now on here. So thank you WordPress for hosting an abandoned blog for the last three years and letting the masses see my posts, mainly they came to see the late Alexander McQueen appreciation post I wrote a while ago.

Thank you

I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but I really owe this to you; the reader.

This time, I intend to come back with full force. New York fashion week begins this week, couture just ended, and like I did so last time, I wish to show case the work of some of my favorite designers and editors. They are to be celebrated for their hard work, and because on a personal level, they’ve gotten me through the day by inspiring me. Also, I wish to showcase my personal work as an aspiring photographer and stylist. I am changing the URL, this isn’t necessarily a clean slate, rather a new era. The short but successful dynasty of “Art, Fashion & Him” is over. “The Eclectic Photographer” dynasty begins today. Here’s to you, reader. May we embark on this journey together. I am thankful for you, I wouldn’t necessarily be nothing without you,  however I greatly appreciate an audience who views what I love doing: writing and appreciating art.

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