Tag: Runway

Backstage Pics at Tracy Reese Fall 2014 Show


This week Tracy Reese showed her Fall 2014 Collection full of feathers, sequins, fuzzy fabric and chunky sweaters. It was my kind of comfortable clothing collection. The move to comfort is here to stay in fashion guys. I don’t know if it’s the horrible winter weather we’ve experienced or what but relaxed clothing with a bit of shimmer is what to wear for the winter. Hey, like Marc Jacobs says, happy days are here again.

See more backstage photos including Daisy Lewellyn from the Bravo TV show Blood, Sweat and Heels below!

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Malinda Knowles

Face Masks Could Keep Us Warm in the Winter


Being that we’re having one of the roughest winters in the city for the past few years, face masks could actually be the thing to keep us warm. When the Polar Vortex hit and it was about 9 degrees with a wind chill of -20, I saw many people trying to cover their faces with a scarf or pull down a hood. But, let’s face it. Our faces were cold. According to Daily Mail UK and other reports, Chinese women have worn face masks for years to protect themselves from the sun. Supposedly for them it’s about status and skin color. But, what if it was simply a fashion statement?

givenchybeautyGivenchy and Martin Maison Margiela have debuted these interesting looks on the runway and like it or not, face masks have to be one of the most creative trends we’ve seen in the past few years. Kanye West wore face masks on his Yeezus concert tour. He is never one to shy away from a new trend but hey, would you try it? Assuming you can see through them, they stretch and are somewhat comfortable, face masks might be a new way to go. And, if they can keep us warm in 20 below Polar Vortex wind chill factors, why not?



Malinda Knowles


Pratt Show 2013: Best Graduating Work in Art, Design and Fashion


So this week I attended the Pratt Design Show 2013 in midtown to view work from graduating students. Again, unfortunately, later that evening my electronics were stolen so I don’t have my own photos to share as usual, but I did grab some of the student’s photos and met several design students with great work. Here below are some of my favorites.

Came across a few cartoon illustrators with some outstanding and not-to-mention pretty funny stuff actually. Logan Fitzpatrick and Jenni Ng made me laugh with their funky illustrations.


In jewelry, I adored this necklace from Gabrielle Nicole Morris and loved work from Samantha Nania as well.

Necklace from Gabrielle Nicole Morris

And, lastly, the Pratt Graduating Fashion Show had some great looks. Take a look at some of my favorites on the runway from Emma Hastil, Madeline GruenRaya Kassisieh, Catherine Young, and Jefferson Musanda.

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Malinda Knowles

Photo Credit: Jesse Lirola of New York Magazine