Taoray Spring/Summer 2017

The cold, structured look of menswear got a bit of a feminine touch by designer Taoray Wang. Known for her tailored aesthetic, Taoray kept her Spring/Summer 2017 collection refined with a simple black and white palette accented with a variety of stripes, fringe and leather belts. Blazer dresses, button-ups with a popped collar and culottes were a few trends that we foresee  fashionistas and the professional woman loving next spring. View our favorite looks from the collection below:   Written…

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Leanne Marshall Spring/Summer 2017

Celestial is the best word to describe the Spring/Summer collection by Leanne Marshall. The former Project Runway winner gave us a piece of heaven with her silk organza gowns that flowed gracefully on the catwalk. Pastel colors mixed with muted tones painted a sublime watercolor-like masterpiece. Highly structured tops and jackets juxtaposed the sheer and angelic pieces, creating a unique visual display. Amidst the collection, models dressed in short frocks and ruffles gave variety among the endless goddess gowns and…

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NYFW Events

With the constant hustle and bustle of catching all the runway shows, it was nice to celebrate fashion with these fabulous events: Saks Fifth Avenue Opening at Brookfield Place The Financial District was invaded by fashion and art during the opening of the new Saks Fifth Avenue at Brookfield Place. Of course, no event is complete without a little fashion illustration by Chic Sketch. Tons of excited guests lined up and posed to get their own custom made sketch by…

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Nicole Miller Spring/Summer 2017

Nicole Miller took us on a trip down the Panama Canal with her Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Inspired by Panama's traditional art form Mola, Miller put a contemporary twist on the indigenous print. Overall, the collection has a laid back feel with off the shoulder tops and box shaped dresses and skirts. Bold colors like royal and electric blues, hot pinks and lemon yellows accent the neutral palettes. "Tribal-like" geometric prints and floral graphics create a funky, yet feminine look. Raffia, denim…

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Noon By Noor Spring/Summer 2017

The modern woman was reinvented at the Noon by Noor Spring/Summer 2017 presentation. Effortless and sleek, the lucent and light textiles flowing on the runway seemed like a breath of fresh air. Continuing with the current "lingerie as clothing" trend, the collection featured flirtatious slip dresses and comfy separates resembling sleepwear.  Adding to the relaxed feel were the soft blush tones, nudes and black color palette. The loungewear inspired pieces celebrated and embraced the different sides of femininity by playing…

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Michael Costello Spring/Summer 2017

Summer is slowly coming to a close but Michael Costello kept summer romance alive with his Spring/Summer 2017 collection. Risqué high slits, beautiful floral details and deep purple tones took the theme, "Midnight in a Secret Garden" to a whole new level of sexy. Here are our favorite looks from the runway: Crowned the best look of the show, this purple gown with floral embellishments, daring slits, topped with an efflorescent crown is the epitome of a botanical fantasy. The…

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Fashion Maniac: NYFW Through The Eyes of a Fashion Illustrator

Chic Sketch The fashion-forward mobile app that turns your latest #OTTD into a custom fashion sketch. This year, they will offer an exclusive look at Spring/Summer 2017 New York Fashion week sketching from the front row and back stage transforming all the looks into custom made sketches. The app’s homepage banner and Snapchat (@ChicSketch) will feature the sketches in real-time giving users an inside look at New York Fashion Week. EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT NEW YORK FASHION WEEK THROUGH CHIC SKETCH FASHION ILLUSTRATIONS Chic Sketch Co-Founder…

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Chicago Tribune: Beauty and brick-and-mortar

By Lauren Zumbach Beauty retailer Sephora opened its 400th location, on Chicago's Magnificent Mile, on Friday. The location is one of the first where customers can get a look at Sephora's new Beauty TIP Workshop — named after the company's "teach, inspire, play" motto — with more high-tech touches and space for classes and experimenting with products. Sephora Americas President and CEO Calvin McDonald talked about the new store look and why Sephora is "bullish on brick-and-mortar retail" in a…

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WWD: Emily Brickel Edelson Draws on the Fashion World

By Sharon EdelsonWhen New York Fashion Week begins, Emily Brickel Edelson will be sitting in the front row at many of the shows, drawing on her artistic skills to create whimsical, of-the-moment illustrations for IMG and Chic Sketch, her fashion mobile app. Brickel Edelson will also be backstage, capturing moments such as seamstresses fluttering around a champagne-hued ballgown at last season’s Marchesa show for her blog at Chicsketch.com. “Sketch & Go: 5 Minute Fashion Illustration,” Brickel Edelson’s first book, will be…

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Chic Sketch 2.0 Arrives to Android

New York, NY (PRWEB) August 23, 2016 Chic Sketch, the fashion-forward mobile app, is proud to announce new features to its android platform. The app that allows users to transform photos into Instagrammable fashion sketches by real fashion illustrators in minutes, Chic Sketch has made upgrades to their android app that will keep users up to date on latest fashion trends and events while providing a sleeker, more user-friendly layout. Emily Brickel Edelson, award winning fashion illustrator and entrepreneur, says,…

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