Hispanic Heritage Month kicked off on September 15th and it goes without saying that latinos have an impressive relationship with the world of fashion. Shall we begin the name dropping? Let’s start with fashion legends like Carolina Herrera, Isabel Toledo, Oscar de la Renta, Angel Sanchez, Francisco Costa, Narciso Rodriguez and Cristobal Balenciaga. These are just a few of the long list of big latino designers that are world re-known. They have set the bar pretty high for the newer generation of design talent. Even latin celebrity-turned-fashion designers like Thalia, Jennifer Lopez and Eva Mendes have found success diving into the fashion retail business. They currently sell their collections in stores like Macy’s, Kohls and New York & Company. Besides appealing to a mass market, they are also providing consumers quality and on-trend fashion at a fraction of a price. In the modeling world, Brazil has shined with names like Gisele, Adriana Lima and Alessandra Ambrosio. Let’s just say that list from Brazil is continuously growing. Today some other notable latina models hitting the runways are Joan Smalls and plus-size model from Puerto Rico, Denise Bidot and Lineisy Montero from the Dominican Republic. Fashion is only a portion of the many industries where latinos have grown and made a difference all the while keeping a strong work ethic and never forgetting their culture and roots. We only hope that we continue to see a rise with diversity in an industry that is global and multi-faceted. One Style at a Time salutes the Hispanic Community and all the men and women that have introduced us to their impressive creative talent. Who are some of your favorite latin fashion designers and models?
LINEISY MONTERO, MODEL
CAROLINA HERRERA, FASHION DESIGNER
ANGEL SANCHEZ, FASHION DESIGNER
DENISE BIDOT, MODEL
JOAN SMALLS, MODEL
THALIA, ACTRESS, SINGER, FASHION DESIGNER
Photo credit: W Magazine, DeniseBidot.com, Thaliasodi.com, Vogue Espana
The much anticipated 68th annual Emmy Awards arrived Sunday night. It’s one of the biggest nights for shows and their top stars but of course, what kicks off the night is all the red carpet action. Who is wearing what and what are the trends of the night is the topic on everyone’s mind. We are looking to see who made the best-dressed list on the carpet and dazzled from head to toe. However, for the most part it was a very ‘safe’ type of night for Hollywood fashion. Nothing that stood out as a fashion look that will stand the test of time. Several of the men were quite dapper and although yes it comes down to basically a tuxedo, it is worth noting the effort. If you missed any of the action before or during the show, One Style at a Time is always ready to bring you up to speed. One trend seen on the Emmys red carpet and that resonated from last week’s NYFW was the light cream and whites. Of course, we always love it when a celebrity brings a splash of bright bold color. So here we go fashion darlings! Our list of favorite looks from the 2016 Emmy awards. Who made the cut in your top list of best-dressed? Do you prefer color or a muted tone? Share below, we always enjoy your opinion and fashion comments.
Best ruffles goes to Michelle Dockery
When it comes to top models these days, some of the most popular names are Kendall Jenner, Gigi and Bella Hadid. The rise of the ‘Insta’ models and daughters of the elite and famous Hollywood families are the biggest trend in fashion modeling. However, we are more interested in the lesser known girls with a story or in a model that really stands out for more than just the number of social media following. For instance, when in attendance at the fall/winter 2016 Tommy Hilfiger show last week, we couldn’t help but notice one young lady who was especially beautiful. Sure the lineup was impressive with so many famous faces but the one that caught our eye just so happened to be model Taylor. No not Taylor Swift the singer-songwriter-serial dater. We are talking about Taylor Hill and she is not exactly a newbie at modeling. After all, she was one of the 2015 Victoria Secret Angels and at only 20 years of age she has already walked in dozens of top runway shows with some of the biggest names in fashion. Taylor is a striking beauty with a mix of girl next door look, eyebrows reminiscent of a young Brooke Shields and an exotic appeal very a la Adriana Lima. She was discovered in a barn at the age of 14 in Granby, Colorado. Her modeling resume includes ad campaign contracts with Topshop, H&M, Juicy Couture, Jimmy Choo and most recently has been named brand ambassador for Lancome. We are sure that Ms. Hill has a bright future ahead of her. This one is one to watch for sure! This past week at NYFW she walked shows that included, Thakoon, Michael Kors, Alexander Wang, Ralph Lauren, Marc Jacobs and Anna Sui.
Taylor Hill Topshop campaign, Fall 2016
American fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger and model Gigi Hadid were the power duo that took over Pier 16 on Friday evening during NYFW. As a brand ambassador, Gigi collaborated together with Tommy this season for a one of a kind autumn/winter 2016 collection labeled TommyxGigi. Tommy’s show was set in a carnival themed event at the legendary South Street Seaport in New York City. The ambiance included arcade games, food stands, amusement rides including a Ferris wheel with 80s music blaring in the background. Once you arrived at Pier 16 (named Tommy Pier), you knew this wasn’t going to be an ordinary fashion show, this was going to be an experience. Gigi opened the show with one of the best looks of the night. A military jacket, a tied nautical shirt, fringed neck scarf and high-waisted leather pants. The rest of the collection was true to Hilfiger’s American style. Among the many looks, there were knits sweaters, oversized hoodies, wool capes and of course plenty of anchors, red, white and navy. The style of this collection is something that surely resonates with famous model Hadid. Not only because she co-designed the looks but also because it is fitting of her ‘off duty’ street style. Overall, this event was a winning moment for Tommy, Gigi and American fashion. Visit and follow One Style at a Time’s Instagram account to view additional photos and videos of our experience at the #TOMMYNOW show.
One of the most buzzed about weeks in New York City has once again arrived, New York Fashion Week. The lineup of fashion shows all around the city has grown and so has the ‘see now, buy now’ business model for many designers. It seems the goal is to target consumers in a big way! More American fashion brands are choosing to present their current collections to the public and giving them the option to buy it instantly, instead of six months ahead. Although not everyone has adopted this way of presenting their NYFW collections. Europe is still also opting to present their collections the classic way. On another note, we hope to see more growing numbers in the model diversity portion. Last season saw an increase but we definitely will keep an eye on what that inclusion represents.
For now, we move on and take a closer look at some of the most noteworthy collections seen this week so far. For the complete schedule (and still some TBA shows) of shows, you can visit NYMag.com. If you want to talk all things runway, collections, the good, bad and oh hell to the no, then make sure to follow and check out the One Style at a Time accounts on Instagram, Facebook Page and Twitter for all the #NYFW updates. Without further adieu, we give you some of our favorite shows beginning with Tom Ford who in a season that is meant to present spring/summer 2017, decided to present his current fall/winter 2016 collection and we loved it. Scroll for more fashion ready to wear favorites.
|TOM FORD, F/W 2016