Urban Jungle Style from Elie Tahari (Fall 2015)

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As of late, there’s a tendency to invite models of certain age in fashion advertisement. For example, last year Mark Jacob’s invited 65-year-old Jessica Lange to his beauty campaign. Joan Didion in her 80 was a face of Celine’s spring campaign. Just keeping in that trend Elie Tahari asked Carmen Dell’Orefice to adorn designer’s showroom during his Fall 2015 presentation. In her 83, she was sitting like a proud dryad on a turning stage decorated like a forest. Elie Tahari believes she is amazing. While young girls got quickly exhausted, a white-haired model remained as stately as ever. Carmen was like a majestic queen surrounded with a crop of young frauleins. Young models got a nice lesson in posing, while Carmen was a real pro.

On the one hand, Cameron’s presence was a treat to collection, but on the other she personally demonstrated that Elie Tahari clothing has no age constraints. She was wearing a tailored jacket decorated with fur collar and skinny leather pants – a luxe coziness. (more…)

Putting on the Ritz Luncheon at the Polo Club of Boca Raton

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In early January the Polo Club of Boca Raton turned into a place of glitz and elegance for a night. The cause was big enough – the Pap Corps organization was raising funds for cancer research programs at the University of Miami. Elie Tahari was not simply a honorable guest of the event, but a fashion show host.

The annual luncheon was held in a “Putting on the Ritz” theme style. This year the event set a record: first off, by a number of guests (550 members and guests) and, second, by the amount of money raised – $ 200,000.

Elie Tahari is a long-time friend of Arnold Cohen and his wife Barbara, who were honored for their generosity that evening. The Israeli-born designer said that Arnold Cohen was a mensch in the industry and they both look forward “to do good things in the world”.

Bright blue ballroom was a matching place for Elie Tahari Spring 2015 collection, which is the blend of feminine styles and earthy, weathered and natural pieces. This is what Elie Tahari said about his collection: “It’s about femininity and going back to nature”. (more…)

Elie Tahari Pre-Fall 2015 Collection

Do you remember that interview with Elie Tahari where he revealed the source of his inspiration? Let me remind if you don’t. While many people are inspired by works of art of Picasso, Monet and other geniuses, Elie Tahari is fond of architecture.

In fact it’s hard to find the connection between clothing and buildings, but Elie Tahari can do that. He says he is inspired by lines in architecture, silhouettes of the constructions, claddings, mixed materials and many more. The ideas for his Pre-fall 2015 collection Elie Tahari found in The New Whitney designed by Renzo Piano. The museum is situated between the Hudson River and the High Line and will be opened in May 1, 2015. The Israeli designer has literally implemented what he saw in practice: he mixed various fabrics and applied laser technology to cut pieces in fabric that resembles multitude of windows on a skyscraper. The fabrics used are leather (highly appreciated by Elie Tahari), nylon, neoprene and linen

Merry Christmas and Welcome Elie Tahari Sport!

elie-tahari-sport1Let 2015 year be even more fashionable, successful and beautiful. Meanwhile, Elie Tahari will make his best to add some trend to your life. Sporty trend!

Yeap, Elie Tahari has announced that next year he’s going to enlarge his clothing line with some sporty styles. With about 25 types of clothing if to be precise. These are sweatshirts, hoodies, leggings and many more. All of them will be sold under the name “Elie Tahari Sport”. The items will pop up on the shelves next spring. The prices will start from $68 and go up to $350. The main accent will be made on fitted silhouettes and dark color palette.

Elie Tahari launched his brand in 1973 and now his super feminine and cozy clothing can be found in 40 countries worldwide.

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Flirty Fringe

Fringe is the absolute fashion trend in 2015, which is used in both clothing and accessories. In fact, we used to see fringe on scarves, poncho and other outfits made in country, hippie and boho-chic styles but currently it migrates into an everyday fashion.

By the way, do you know the history of fringe? It was usual in costumes of native Americans aka Indians. They normally made it of soft leather, then cowboys borrowed that idea and used fringe in their attire. Later in 20s-30s of the 20th century fringe came back to fashion as a compensation for for lady’s short dresses. Now you can see it both on a floor-length dresses as well as on short tops.

Nearly every designer tried to apply fringe in his/her collection. Light, flowy, shimmering fringe used in dresses of Charleston era added much charm and luxury to a whole look. Designers of Marchesa and Badgley Mischka applied the same technique to their cocktail dresses. We can also see fringe on party dresses from Jil Sander and rock-style clothing from Jean Paul Gaultier. In Gucci’s sporty chic collection long fringe can be seen on bags and clutches. (more…)

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