Insta-Critic: Playful, Graphic Dressing at Rosie Assoulin

Rosie Assoulin’s presentation had “fun” written all over it–from the fairy lights to the pop art flower earrings, the vibes were clear. And then there were the clothes: Assoulin showed hypnotizing black-and-white-striped evening dresses, wide-legged pantsuits, enormous trumpet skirts, and voluminous bell-bottoms. Instagram was abuzz about the eclectic show, raving that, in the midst of all the cool, clean, minimalism we’ve seen this week, the quirky mix at Rosie Assoulin brought a much-needed jolt to the senses.

Going green at @Rosie_Assoulin. #nyfw

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A confection in green

@rosie_assoulin this could be considered a unisex look right? #rosieassoulin #nyfw

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Playful graphics at Rosie Assoulin

MY LUNGS! They’re full of fresh air again @rosie_assoulin

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Working the wide-leg pant suit

Who’s the model? The darling, talented human @rosie_assoulin at her beautiful presentation. @harpersbazaarus

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The Designer, Rosie Assoulin

Cake, Art, and More Funky Hats: The 11 Best Instagrams of the Weekend

Here’s what you missed from the fashionable set on Instagram this weekend: Anna Dello Russo looking more trendy than you, ghoulish make-up, and of course, plenty of chic outfits.

This painting speaks to me.

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A “look at my cute outfit / I’m jumping” photo done right.

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An enviable Rosie Assoulin dress. 

“That’s why her [hat] is so big, it’s full of secrets.”

Most fashionable cake of the month.  

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Trippy mayne.

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#sporty #withit 

Mondays–am I right?!

Art with art. 

A very Tim Burton-esque smile.

Angsty.

Public School and M. Patmos to Rep U.S. at International Woolmark Prize

Marcia Patmos of M. Patmos with Public School’s Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne

We have winners! Last night’s regional Woolmark Prize awards put Public School, a.a. antonion azzuolo, Ovadia & Sons, Timo Weiland, and Todd Snyder up against each other in the menswear category, with M. Patmos, Jonathan Simkhai, Nonoo, Rosie Assoulin, and WHIT in the running for womenswear. Public School and M. Patmos won in their respective categories, and will go on to create a merino wool capsule collection to present during the International Woolmark Prize competition in 2015.

For their win, Public School and M. Patmos will each receive about $47,000… at the end of International Prize competition dangles a $95,000 prize along with the opportunity to retail at some of the world’s best shopping destinations — Colette, Harvey Nichols, 10 Corso Como, MyTheresa, Saks, Joyce, David Jones, and Isetan Mitsukoshi.

The International WOOLMARK Prize USA Regional Awards 2014
M. Patmos and her winning design

The International WOOLMARK Prize USA Regional Awards 2014
Public School with their winning design

Photos courtesy of BFA