SIMON HOLLOWAY: FORMER JIMMY CHOO CREATIVE DIRECTOR JANUARY 2010 – FEBRUARY 2013 

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FASHION BUYERS BEWARE: SIMON HOLLOWAYS INAUGURAL HOGAN COLLECTION AS CREATIVE DIRECTOR WILL BE DIRECTIONAL FOR FW 2014: 

Mr Holloway’s design aesthetic for this collection had three distinct characteristics. First, there was the decisively Non-Jimmy-Choo (esque) inclusion of short squared-off heel’s similar to those we have been seeing on the runways for the past three seasons. The recent re-emergence of the short squared-off heel can originally be credited to Miu Miu, and later Prada. 

IMAGE: MIU MIU SHORT SQUARED-OFF-HEEL:

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The second directional aspect to Holloways’s Hogan (FW 2014) collection included aggressive fur chubbies with leather accents. The final directional influence in this collection is evident in its loose floral 1990’s inspired dresses. 1990’s Grunge inspired floral dresses were first spotted on the runway’s FW 2013 and both Hedi Slimane at Saint Laurnet, and Christopher Kane produced exquisite renditions of this iconic fashion artifact.

CHRISTOPHER KANE: GRUNGE INSPIRED FLORAL DRESS (FW 2013)

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SAINT LAURENT: GRUNGE INSPIRED FLORAL DRESS (FW 2013)

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Most of the fashion press reported that Mr Holloway’s FW 2014 Collection was a CAPSULE collection –  this is incorrect. 

Style.com asserted that,

“After three seasons of collaborating with Katie Grand on capsule collections, Hogan has changed things up. Simon Holloway has been hired away from Jimmy Choo to design not just the shoes and bags that are the core of the Diego Della Valle-owned brand, but also a full line of ready-to-wear.”

HERE ARE THE TOP THREE HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS COLLECTION: 

1) FUR CHUBBIES WITH LEATHER ACCENTS AND TOUGH HARDWARE:

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2) GO-GO INSPIRED PRINTED LEATHER BOOTS: 

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3) 1990’S GRUNGE INSPIRED DRESSES

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Here are some of Mr. Holloways Career Highlights: Prior to being hired away from Jimmy Choo as Creative Director February 2013 

Consulting Creative Director

HOGAN

Public Company; 1001-5000 employees; Luxury Goods & Jewelry industry

September 2013 – Present (9 months) London, United Kingdom

Creative Director

Jimmy Choo

Privately Held; 501-1000 employees; Luxury Goods & Jewelry industry

January 2010 – February 2013 (3 years 2 months)

Vice President Design Womens Collection

Michael Kors

Public Company; 201-500 employees; Apparel & Fashion industry

June 2009 – October 2009 (5 months)

Vice President Creative Director

Narciso Rodriguez

September 2007 – June 2009 (1 year 10 months)

Senior Design Director Womens Collection

Polo Ralph Lauren

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; RL; Apparel & Fashion industry

July 2004 – September 2007 (3 years 3 months)

Design Consultant – Accessories / Womens Design

Calvin Klein

January 2003 – April 2004 (1 year 4 months)

Design Director

Narciso Rodriguez

July 1999 – September 2002 (3 years 3 months)

Drafted by: Angela krewenchuk (Fashion Anthropologist)


Angela Krewnchuk is the founder of METROLIVINGZINE.COM. Prior to starting METROLIVINGZINE.COM Ms Krewenchuk was the Fashion Anthropologist fashion reporter at Retail Insider. Angela was born and raised in Vancouver BC and often jokes about having “webbed feet” due to its rainy climate. Thus far she has managed to successfully resist the Hunter Wellies trend and demonstrates no signs of caving in the near future.  Angela has a lifelong passion for all fashion, lifestyle, and artistic artifacts of design. Ms Krewenchuk is constantly researching the high and low retail landscape and the street sidewalks and back alleys for signs of emergent lifestyle trends. Photography: Sylvester Law /http://www.ssylvesterphotography.com/contact.html, Photo Edits: Cliff Vestegaard / cliff_vestergaard@hotmail.com
Angela Krewnchuk is the founder of METROLIVINGZINE.COM. Prior to starting METROLIVINGZINE.COM Ms Krewenchuk was the Fashion Anthropologist fashion reporter at Retail Insider. Angela was born and raised in Vancouver BC and often jokes about having “webbed feet” due to its rainy climate. Thus far she has managed to successfully resist the Hunter Wellies trend and demonstrates no signs of caving in the near future.  Angela has a lifelong passion for all fashion, lifestyle, and artistic artifacts of design. Ms Krewenchuk is constantly researching the high and low retail landscape and the street sidewalks and back alleys for signs of emergent lifestyle trends. Photography: Sylvester Law /http://www.ssylvesterphotography.com/contact.html, Photo Edits: Cliff Vestegaard / cliff_vestergaard@hotmail.com