Thursday, May 5, 2011

What's Happening in Fashion

Mataano is Now at W Hotels

In 2008, the twin sisters Ayaan and Idyl Mohallim launched their brand, Mataano (translated as “twins” in Somali). Mataano’s premier collection, a boutique preview of ten dresses for Spring 2009, launched in New York City and garnered notice throughout the industry.

Mataano's Spring/Summer 2011 merchandise now available at select W Hotel Stores worldwide. Merchandise will also be available online at

Take a Look at Tiffany's May Pick

Tiffany has a very unique floral take with this gem. It's a blooming and a blinging. That's for sure.
"The beauty of flowers, with petals lightly layered and unfurled, is one of the great themes of the jeweler’s art. Diamonds in the traditional rose cut, an early faceting style that resembles the petals of a budding rose, and tiers of pavé diamonds surround a cushion-shaped yellow sapphire."

Nihan Altuntas

I noticed the exceptional work by Nihan some time ago. Her knits are beautiful, sophisticated and somehow, also evokes a sense of comfort. Like you just can sense these handmade creations are special. Her latest collections are dubbed Glamour and Rebirth. She has also launched a hat collection. 

"My work is very personal to me. I improvise and allow myself to loose control and see what happens. Sometimes I knit the chest part not even knowing what the neck part would be like. Knitting is a suprising process for me because when it is finished and sewed it can be more eye-catching than I imagined."

"The human body has the mysteries of perfect proportions. Knitting is an enjoyable reflection of mathematics.During creating a new design, I enjoy this proportions as if it was a mathematic game."

Lewis Cho Introduces the Shape Shifters Collection

Lewis Cho was nominated by Gen Art to debut in the Spring 2006 Fresh Faces in Fashion runway show. Soon after, the label commenced selling to Barney’s New York and established multi-label boutiques throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Having earned many fans among A-listers and their stylists, Lewis Cho designs have been featured in Vogue, Lucky, Women’s Wear Daily (WWD,) InStyle and People magazines.

The collection is light and airy, and very reasonably-priced. I visualize carefree spring days.