Nicole Forbis

Custo Barcelona Fall 2014 NYFW
Designer Custo Barcelona Talks NYFW & Inspiration

We were invited backstage during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week to chat with Spanish designer Custo Barcelona about his collection for Autum/Winter 2014. This season marks 17 years since the brand was first invited to show at New York Fashion Week!

Tell about the inspiration behind your collection this season!

"The inspiration was to follow the turn from the last collection into sophistication and refinement."

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Rugged Sophistication & Tacos at Timo Weiland's Fall/Winter Fashion Week Presentation
Rugged Sophistication & Tacos at Timo Weiland. Yes, Tacos!

The tres-chic trio that makes up Timo Weiland are friends and colleagues Timo Weiland, Alan Eckstein, and Donna Kang - and boy did they score big with this season's collection.

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Post War Renaissance Meets Modern Spanish Simplicity at Pedro del Hierro Fall/Winter 2014 Presentation
Post War Renaissance Meets Modern Spanish Simplicity at Pedro del Hierro Fall/Winter 2014 Presentation

The legendary house of Pedro del Hierro Madrid presented their Fall/Winter 2014 collection at Eyebeam Atelier with Creative Director Carmen March at the helm. Oversized knit coats in mustard yellow and dark gray and cream plaid were juxtaposed by sleek, solid black and black lace jumpsuits with v's so deep you'll-need-to-hit-the-gym-to-wear-them.

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Rosario Dawson at the Boy Meets Girl fashion show during New York Fashion Week
Rosario Dawson: “(Designers) Aren't Dictating What We Like, We Wear What We Want”

Latina caught up with one of our favorite cover girls, Rosario Dawson at the Style360 Fashion Week show “Girl Meets Boy by Stacy Igel”. This Latin It Girl tells us how she sifts through the multitude of organizations when choosing which cause to back, her thoughts on the fashion line and the latest trend in her personal style!

What did you think of the show this year?

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Kenneth Cole Fall 2013 Runway New York Fashion Week
Kenneth Cole Celebrates 30 Years

Kenneth Cole celebrated their 30th Anniversary with a return to the runway after a 7 year hiatus with a brilliantly themed event, "Social Netwalking", focusing on the drastically evolved world we now live in populated by smart phones and social networking sites. This brave new world, with its instant gratification via live tweets and pictures via Instagram and Facebook, has transcended the fashion industry since Kenneth Cole's last runway show nearly a decade ago. 

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Mara Hoffman Fall 2013 Runway
Mara Hoffman Goes Bold for Fall 2013

Leave it to the bold NYC native, Mara Hoffman, to bring neon and spaghetti strapped maxi dresses to a fall runway collection! Hoffman, who is married to Miami native and artist Javier Piñón never disappoints with her fresh collections. The now-established designer got her big break when she was stopped by Sex and the City stylist Patricia Field on the streets of NYC for a chance outfit compliment! She’s one lucky chica!

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Adrienne Bailon at Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne fashion show in New York City
Adrienne Bailon Talks About Her Current Fashion Obsession: "I'm a Huge Fan of Skulls"

Star of reality show Empire Girls, Adrienne Bailon is a true New York fashionista. We caught up with her at the Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne Fashion Show during Style360 Fashion Week in New York, where Adrienne shared with us her current fashion obsession and plans for the rest of New York Fashion Week. 

What did you think of the Abbey Dawn by Avril Lavigne Fashion Show?

"I thought it was amazing!"

What was your favorite part of the collection?

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Rosario Dawson at the Boy Meets Girl by Stacey Igel Fashion Show
EXCLUSIVE: Rosario Dawson on the DNC, Voto Latino & Fashion Week

We spoke with the amazing actress and activist, Rosario Dawson at the Boy Meets Girl by Stacey Igel Fashion Show during Style360 Fashion Week in New York. Rosario filled us in on the latest progress of her and Wilmer Valderrama’s non-profit Voto Latino, her impression of Wyclef Jean getting wild on stage, and her unexpected run in with the Undocubus at the DNC.

How are things going with Voto Latino with the elections coming up?

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Angel Sanchez Spring 2013 Presentation
Angel Sanchez Reveals His Inspiration for His Spring/Summer 2013 Collection

Black, white, bright yellow, and bold blue laid the foundation for Angel Sanchez’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection. Sanchez’s presentation style fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week allowed guests to get an up close look at the architecturally stunning designs.

We spoke with Venezuelan fashion designer on the day of his show. Sanchez, who is a judge on Project Runway Latin America, shared with us his inspiration for this collection and his must try Latin American vacation destination!

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Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 runway
Effortlessly Chic with Oscar de la Renta Spring/Summer 2013

World renowned luxury fashion designer Oscar de la Renta delivered a stunning collection during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week deserving of a standing ovation. The Dominican fashion genius showed his Spring/Summer 2013 creations to a packed house including front row guests Rachel Zoe, Anna Wintour, and twins Jenna and Barbara Bush.  

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