DESIGNERS - WANDA NYLON

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Although I'm happy to be living in sunny Los Angeles with very little rain and primarily one season, I can't help but be drawn to this wonderfully luxurious rainwear collection called Wanda Nylon. Behind this Paris based brand is a creative duo, Peter Hornstein and Johanna Senyk.

Peter is a German designer who specializes in high tech materials and Johanna is a stylist and fashion consultant who has worked with some of my favorite collections such as Anthony Vacarello, J.W. Anderson, and The Row.

Designing fashionable rainwear staples, they became popular in Europe and Asia with such items as their transparent moto jackets, trench coats, and parkas with contrast piping and turtle prints. Their jackets and other pieces are made of vinyl, powder matte PVC, nylon, and other unique fabrications. 

The collection has evolved into other categories since their SS2013 launch. With pencil skirts, blazers, and sweaters all made of water resistant fabrics, Wanda Nylon has stayed true to their core. The pieces are so beautiful, I don't need extreme weather as a reason to wear the collection.

Click here to shop WANDA NYLON.

Illustration : Fahren Feingold

TRENDS - NECK ARMOR

I always enjoy seeing fashion lovers take a more daring approach. These days it seems to be in the jewelry they wear as a way to finish off a look. Many of us have probably taken to the multi band rings and layered chains, ear jackets and ear cuffs, the evil eye trend of all sorts, or the single statement earring like the givenchy tooth or delfina delettrez's mixed media concepts.

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For me, the lastest bold necklaces are my most recent fascination. The updated nineties modern chokers, architectural neck plates and collars, necklaces with oversized messages, and a ton of personalized jewelry. Here are a few of my favorites…

Collage: Fahren Feingold

DESIGNERS - RAUWOLF

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Seeing the Rauwolf Collection the first time is like discovering gems from space. The luxury brand of geometric clutches are made of plexiglass and reflective surfaces, which seem architecturally inspired. Created by New York based designer Kristine Johannes, the line launched in 2011 under her mother's maiden name.

The clutches come in many modernly odd forms like emerald cuts and octagons. Each style is worn like a jewel. I adore the faceted clutch and i’m really excited about the new Spring 14 Collection which is inspired by sea monsters.

Click here to learn more about RAUWOLF. 

Click here to see RAUWOLF styled in a look.

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DESIGNERS - GOEN.J

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Goen.J is a clothing line created by Korean designer Jong Go Woun. Soon after graduating from Studio Bercot, in Paris, she launched her label with a spring-summer 2012 collection, and has continued to grow since. Jong Go Woun's collections always seem to have some interesting layering or use of texture, with an underlying mix of athletic and romantic quirkiness. This season is by far my favorite, filled with layered cake like inspiration. Her techniques are reminiscent of Issey Miyake's love for pleats. I adore the voluminous pleated wing dresses, blouses, asymmetrical shorts, and the lace tape bomber with contrast ribbon. I also love the way she styled each look with a contradicting rubber sport sandal. Currently her collection can be found at Opening Ceremony in the U.S.