Jan 24, 2011

Mario Moya

Fall/Winter 2010

On a cobblestone street in a side pocket of Soho lays the underground design atelier of Mario Moya a New York based designer with twenty years of high-end fashion experience. Here, Moya and his talented team have been working steadfastly on a debut collection. Creating a signature fashion line has been a lifelong dream in the works.

Raised in Chicago, Moya's innate curiosity for fashion and high-profile Hollywood icons lead him to sketching clothing he imagined on scree sirens of film noir. Inspired by the illustrations of Christian Dior, he began sweing his own designs at the age of thirteen. instead of taking a full scholarship to the International Academy of Art, he moved to NEw York to train under various top 7th Avenue designers. In 1995, renowned couturier Thierry Mugler asked Moya to assist in the making of clothing for Mugler's private clientele in New York. After successful collaboration, Moya continued his work with Mugler in Paris, where he worked on the sprng 1997 collection. An excellent reputation at Mugler then earned him a place on the design team of the French couture house of Jacques Fath. Moya moved back to New York to work on Marc Jacobs' collection, later becoming the head Pattern Maker at Zac Posen.

A self-taugt master craftsman, Mario Moya possesses the vision and ability to createthe future of luxury clothing for the modern woman. His design inspirations span from the haute couture masters Charles James, Coco Chanel and Azzedine Alaia to the the lives and works of artists such as Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Henri de Toulouse Lautrec.

For Video's of Mario Moya's designs please click Here.
Photo's and bio courtesy of Mario Moya

Jan 18, 2011

Up and Coming Model

Dagmar Bjork was discovered by a talent scout at the young age of 11. She was recognized for her face, height and grace, she was natural to walk the runways and model for fashion designers and photographers with out a doubt.
Since 2009, Dagmar started to model and make her name in the fashion industry with specializing in modeling for high fashion couture houses and editorials worldwide. Her notable skill in modeling and acting while still attending school and maintaining a 4.2 GPA has earned her a reputation as one up and rising star in the modeling industry. Her work has been featured in many international fashion publications and campaigns and at NYFW and other venues.
Born and raised in beautiful southern California , Dagmar has always had an affinity for style and aesthetics which makes her a great model. Her objective to become the next young supermodel for her favorite designers like Chanel, Prada, Burberry and Valentino.

Dagmar has began her career with the professional direction of her current agency *Models International, and by the guidance of her management company HTA, she studies her craft and learns new skills and techniques each shoot and continues to deliver a product of beauty', style and unique imagery that only Dagmar can provide on film. Dagmar's passion for modeling and fashion design is reflected in the beautiful work she creates each photograph and campaign she models for. Her ability to collaborate with many designers, photographer, stylists and production crews has earned Dagmar a well deserved reputation as a true professional.

Photo's Courtesy of Llewerentz- Bjork

Jan 14, 2011

Adolfo Sanchez

As we walked into the installation the over all feel was filled with youth, pop and an overall charm. Choosing to showcase the garments as an installation, gave him the opportunity to personally meet and greet the attending guests and make it possible for them to see every detail in the construction where as with a runway, “the clothes are gone in two minutes and you don’t really get to appreciate it.”

The cuts and materials incorporated into his designs reflect his attempt to begin a newer wave of Pop culture in the year "2080" coupled with an obsession of the hexagon shape. His inspiration was evident throughout the construction detail of the collection with asymmetrical necklines, subtle hexagon imprints, embedded geometrical cutouts in the jackets and the re-introduction of the harem pants. The neutral color palette was nicely complimented with the sheer fabric and leather that provided a futuristic vibe while maintaining the classic modern aesthetic.

With this, Adolfo Sanchez has not only shown he has an eye for fashion but also a style with his finger on the pulse of what is chic appealing to women who incorporate the elements of “being edgy, chic and sexy without being over the top”

With displays of wall art, courtesy of Graffiti Artist Drez, coinciding with the musical tunes the D.J. was spinning the essence of the exciting fashion filled night out left BlvdChic looking forward to yet another fabulous presentation.

Adolfo Sanchez put on one satisfying show.

Hope in the City Mosaic
Autumn/Winter 2010 Runway
Here are some runway shots of Adolfo Sanchez Fall Collection from the Mosaic show during Fashion Week Los Angeles. We covered this show as correspondents for www.emeraldchic.com. The runway was installed in one of the oldest chuches in Los Angeles that was built around 1810 when it could house 10% of the Los Angeles population. Mosaic showcased some of the premier Southern California Designers along with some tunes by the artist POET.