Archive for the ‘Fashion shows’ Category

The opposite of attraction gains attention

November 10th, 2011

Victoria’s Secret
Victoria’s Secret Angel Candice Swanepoel dressed for the fashion show to air on CBS Nov. 29.

Wondering if are there any men out there who think the Victoria’s Secret fashion show is remotely sexy?

This year’s show takes place Nov. 29, but the VS website shows the angels being fitted in their costumes. You can check out more looks here.

My seatmate here in the office said if he saw any of these women walk into a bar dressed liked this, he’d take off running.

The company still gets a lot of attention for staging the fashion shows, though, and I suppose women who shop at VS see past the wings and gaudiness to the skimpy things beneath the costumes. Even so, I still wonder if some of the things women think men find sexy actually make them want to laugh out loud.

Adriana Lima looking rather crow- or raven-like.

Lindsey Ellingson in Pink.

Scenes from Shanghai Fashion Week

October 26th, 2011

Photos by Candice Kraughto
Scenes of nature were the backdrop for Judy Hua’s show during Shanghai Fashion Week.

Publicist Candice Kraughto now divides her time between Hawaii and Shanghai, where she took in a few shows during Shanghai Fashion Week that ran from Oct. 20 to 26, and she sent along some photos and video from the event, showcasing the work of about 30 designers.

She took in the AmareSinh show featuring designs by Huy Tran on the 21st, and Judy Hua’s show on the 22nd, which she reports was difficult to see because of all the smoke pumped into the tent, which added to the drama of voluminous evening wear.

Chinese fashion looked costumey and ethnic as little as five years ago, but even then, as I studied the photos coming out of Hong Kong Fashion Week, I figured that, just as in other aspects of contemporary life, they’d catch up with the west pretty quickly. It’s just a matter of time that we’ll be just as familiar with their designers as we are with American and European greats.

Huy Tran graduated from New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, and in 2010 launched his label AmareSinh, based in New York City and  Shanghai.

The line for tickets.

Here’s a link to Amare Sinh’s amazing lookbook, with two pages shown above:

Videos by Candice Kraughto
Click on the photo to see the finale of Judy Hua’s fashion show.

Click on the photo to see the finale of Amare Sinh’s fashion show.