2013 Costume Institute Exhibition

The Metropolitian Museum’s Costume Institute has been doing elaborate exhibitions since 2008, climaxing with the 2011 “Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty” exhibit. Rather than doing another one on a specific designer, such as “Alexander McQueen” and “Schiaperelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations”, the museum has decided to do one on a movement. The punk movement was popular in the 1970s, with such performers as David Bowie and Jim Morrison, and has maintained some popularity through such social groups as the Grunge and modern punk movements.

I am genuinely excited for this exhibition and what the clothes will be. According to the Huffington Post, the exhibition will exhibit works from such designers as Rodarte, Marc Jacobs, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen, and many more. I will definitely make an effort to see this exhibition, especially since my best friend is obsessed with the punk movement.

What about you? Are you excited for the new exhibit or do you prefer when the museum focuses on one designer?



Fashion’s Night Out Live Coverage

Fashion’s Night Out Live Coverage

Fashion’s Night Out (FNO) is going live this year starting at five PM (Eastern Standard Time). I am excited and am even hosting a watching party with several of my friends. Since I can’t be there this year, I may as well dress and act like I am.

Are you going to or celebrating FNO? And, if so, where?

Fashionable Photo of the Month: September

Fashionable Photo of the Month: September

For the September issue of American Vogue, Dior provided a gorgeous supplement of editorial photos in the middle of the magazine. This was done because of the numerous times Vogue has featured a Dior dress in their editorials and covers. The photographs are beyond beautiful and have a truly artistic edge that emphasises the romanticism of the outfits.

What do you think of the photo for September? And do you have a recommendation for October’s photo?

Song of the Month: September

For September, since it is the most fashion-fuelled month of the year, I decided to pick a song that just begged to be for runways. September is the most fashionable month because of all the enormous style magazines, the Style Awards, Fashion’s Night Out, and all the international Fashion Weeks start this month (New York City is first). Melanie Fiona’s latest single “Watch Me Work” has been used on runways, as the theme song for Project Runway’s season 10 commercials, and is one of the most fashionable music videos I have seen in a while (this is the mainstream/urban version of Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” video in regards to fashion and style). I love the simple tone to the video with its bold styling and edge (plus, I really want Fiona’s Christian Louboutin boots).

Do you have a recommendation for October’s song of the month? Please leave the name song and/or band in the comments section.

Fashion’s Night Out 2012

Fashion’s Night Out is back! This event was started to bring people back into clothing stores during the struggling economy, but has grown to an event almost as big as Fashion Week itself. Sadly, this year I will not be able to go (I have classes the next day), but I will be watching it live online and be updating Trend with all the events.

Are you going to Fashion’s Night Out? And, if so, where in the world are you going? Or have you been to FNO before?

New Schedule: College

As some of you may have noticed, it has been a while since I have updated Trend. I have not been ill nor on vacation this time– no, I have started college. I have had a stressful week of club meetings, classes (withdrawing from one and entering into another), and a less-than-perfect roommate experience (let’s just say I am no longer in the same dorm as her)– so, needless to say, I have had very little time to update.

This post is to update and inform you of the new schedule for Trend. I will be updating a lot for the next few weeks because of all the Fashion Weeks starting this week (September 5th is the Fashion Awards and September 6th is Fashion’s Night Out), but after that I may update only two times a week. Once my schedule has calmed down, I will try to update more frequently– but, until then, that us all I can do.

Thank you.

Are you a college student or an alumni? How is your college experience going?