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Deborah Ferguson
Manhattan, NY
Curator of fashion and style
Interests: Art. Photography. Bach. Smashing pumpkins. David Bowie. Mazzy Star. The Gossip. Vintage fashion. Chanel: bags, heels and perfume. Makeup. Paris. Lisbon. The Lake DIstrict, England. Stockholm. V&A Museum. Tate Modern. NY Metropolitan Museum of Art. London. New York. Antwerp. Ian McEwan,. Baking cupcakes. Jivamukti yoga. Indie rock gigs at Brixton Academy or Music Hall of Williamsburg. Opera in Central Park. John Forsyth ballet in London. Champagne with sugar coated rose petals in Paris. Walking the hills of the Lake District in England. Hiking in upper state NY. Beaches amd scuba diving in the Seychelle Islands. Korean spa treatments. Real food daily in LA. Tea in the West Village. Dinner @ the Ivy London. Sunday brunch @ Artisinal NY. Lingerie from Kiki du Monparnesse and Agent Provocateur. , My cats Sven and Kille, picnics with my friends in ny, la and london, the way we wore, relik and resurrection vintage boutiques, rose bowl flea market, paris flea markets, art and photography opening parties, london fashion shows, another magazine fashion week parties, researching ideas in costume houses, collecting rare art and photography books, stockings with seams, belgium hot chocolate, swedish vodka, hotel delmano and aurora in williamsburg, cooking for friends and family, all of my vivienne westwood heels and clothes, my collection of maison margiela heels and clothing and my collection of vintage hats and clothes
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BY DEBORAH FERGUSON Skincare ( with natural ingredients) has been an ongoing obsession of mine; I'll credit my mother and grand mother both whom had the ultimate skincare regime with a mix of products and spa facials. The many years I lived in Europe where luxury skincare products was then and is now a quiet status symbol, similar to buying a Hermes Birkin bag. My first experiment with natural ingredients was at a young age (12) I wanted to have the glowing glamorous skin my mom and her socialite friends had. Being too young to join them for spa treatments;... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2016 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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BY DEBORAH FERGUSON Acne Studios the Swedish brand notorious for launching as a denim cult brand that evolved into a Luxury RTW brand in which their directional silhouettes have landed on the racks of the top department stores ( Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Saks Fith Avenue) and on a chosen few celebrities. They have recently announced formal launch of a bag line, I do know that we can all shop on their E comm store for Sunglasses, shoes, clothing ( including a few of the runway looks) and now more hand bags? Perhaps this is a new vision for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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BY DEBORAH FERGUSON Pre-Fall 2016 ; a mix of the romantic yet statement seeking retro 1970's trends instigated by the new creative director at Gucci in his SS16 collection. Some brands have run with this theme and others that I'm excited to highlight are not. Leather one of my favorite ' go-to' looks for Pre-fall , in directional sculpted silhouettes that aren't for the romantic trend follower. Calvin Klein collection for pre-fall had some direction leather coats and jackets in their stand alone collection..sigh. Where as Coach 1941 is still referencing the 1970's retro silhouettes. Calvin Klein Collection Opening Ceremony... Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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BY DEBORAH FERGUSON As the Pre-Fall 2016 RTW presentations are trickling in,it's interesting to see brands least expected and some obvious to incorporate a notable trend recycled from 1990s grunge rock and 1970s punk: oversized Tartan prints and plaids you expect to see on a flannel shirt. Least expected to design silhouettes with oversized tartan plaids was Delpozo and M Missoni. While McQ Alexander McQueen and MM6 Masion Margiela it was somewhat expected ,but surprisingly well interpreted. Delpozo M Missoni Markus Lupfer CHANEL MM6 Maison Margiela Gucci McQ Alexander McQueen NO. 21 Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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BY DEBORAH FERGUSON Ruffles have appeared in both Resort and SS16 RTW collections, with inspiration pulling from both vintage 1970's and the Spainish Flamenco dancer. My favorite Resort 2016 re-interpretation of the ruffle was found in collections by Apiece Apart, Erdem, Gucci, Zimmerman, Sonia Rykiel, and Alexander McQueen. A wardrobe must have that I feel one could wear day or night depending on the accessories. ZIMMERMAN GUCCI Apiece Apart Alexander McQueen Sonia Rykiel Team Contentmode suggested exotic destination Frigate Private Island located near the Seychelles Luxury meets nature conservation http://www.oetkercollection.com/eng/hotels/fregate-island-private/discover/ Continue reading
Posted Dec 27, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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BY DEBORAH FERGUSON The season to travel to exotic destinations is upon us. The post Holiday rush to curate looks that pack well is the ongoing challenge. My solution is layers that can be un-layered and still look effortless and on trend. Speaking of trends that layer well; 1940's inspired floral prints dresses, skirts, blouses, shorts mixed with light weight trench coats. Why not mix trends that can make a statement rather than look as though one borrowed a runway look? A few RTW designers interpreted the trench silhouette in which can become a wardrobe staple into Spring /Summer to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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London-based designer/creative Samuel Gui Yang grew up in Shenzhen, China and received a MA in Fashion from Central Saint Martins in 2015. Yang is guided by an interest in the human form, which developed from a background in the fine arts. His interest in fashion specifically is in how it allows contact or proximity to the living body that isn't as obvious in other artistic media. Forgoing the traditional fashion system and expectation, Yang has decided to introduce his first collection through a series of site-specific installations and project spaces around the world. These spaces function both as way to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 4, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson The RTW Menswear calendar has officially shifted to include NYC, an exciting break through for the menswear designers who have previously had to either show at NYFW during the womenswear shows or invested in showing in Milan or Paris menswear week. I do predict the US based buyers and press will appreciate this moment to focus on local talent without distraction. Notable menswear trend thus far for SS16: shorts,sportswear inspired layers,double breasted suits and brighter palettes with a nostalgic reference. Day 1 David Hart: Carlos Campos: CWST Plac: Continue reading
Posted Jul 13, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson PROPERTY showroom has moved to Tribeca from their SOHO location, launching NY Design week with a private event to promote their new collections and gorgeous new location in TriBeca. I'm a mid century furniture and interior design fan, so the opportunity to see the expanded collection by current and antique collection was a must do. As I was aware this particular showroom was the first to have exclusivity with number of top furniture, lighting and object designers in NYC, yes before ABC Carpet and other interior deign stores. This includes an old friend from London; Tom Dixon... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Balmain's creative director made his formal announcement of his collaboration with H&M last night at the Billboard awards. He will join the list of some of the most coveted RTW designers: Alexander Wang, Isabel Marant, Stella McCartney,and Versace. He chose to announce with two of his favorite models: Jordan Dunn and Kendall Jenner. Kylie Jenner joined her sister wearing Balmain on stage to announce an award. Is the Jenner surname about to become a larger moniker than Kardashian? Olivier Rousteing of Balmain "I want to talk to my generation − this is my main aim as a... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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Dior's new addition to their ad campaign series: Rihanna is part of the "Secret Garden" ads. Filmed and photographed by Steven Klein: Trailer / sneak peak: Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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Jiva-Apoha ; is an organic, healing ,essential oil brand which has amazing results. The unique face and body oils are created resourcing the best oils and essences that combine native american Indian and Indian ( Asia) formulas. Their brand has result driven effects and the scent of each oil is created based on healing; which smell divine. The oils make great gifts for both men and women. The creator of Jiva-Apoha ; Angela Shore suggests donating to a cause that sits well with the upcoming USA Mother's Day and why not make a difference ? Angela Shore states: FLOWER MOON... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Karl Lagerfeld conquers a new territory in which other luxury brands have not yet explored: South Korea. “I think people don’t know so much about it. They know everything about China and Japan, but I think they don’t know so much about [South] Korea. I thought it was a good idea,” the designer said during a fitting before the Korean-inspired Chanel cruise show that he showed Monday night at the futuristic Dongdaemun Design Plaza. South Korea has a prominent pop culture whether it be K-Pop, their soap operas, and or their own talented RTW designers, yet the... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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Dior 2003 Haute Couture show By Deborah Ferguson On the eve of the annual Met Gala, I felt it would be ideal to highlight one of the most prominent designers being featured in the exhibit ; John Galliano. He more than any other western RTW designer has consistently channeled Asian culture, particularly Chinese traditional dress into a lot of his collections while he was at Dior. Particularly his Haute Couture collection in 2003. Curator Andrew Bolton has selected some of the archive Dior silhouettes that will be on display along with Alexander McQueen, Valentino at The Metropolitan Museum exhibit. The... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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Michelle Williams models for the Pre Fall 2015 Louis Vuitton hand bag ad campaign Photography: Peter Lindbergh Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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Prada Pre Fall 2015 Ad campaign Photographed by Steven Meisel Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson The Silos building was constructed in 1950 in Milan, and now has been renovated into a 68,600 Square foot, 4 story museum. Or as Armani states; “I don’t want this space to be static; I plan to renew the displays with pieces from the new collections every six months,” and “Silos helps me take stock of things,” Yesterday, Armani Celebrated his 40th year anniversary by showcasing 600 of his signature archive looks in the new Silos Museum. Armani; “This job doesn’t allow you to dream much, you must have your feet planted on the ground. I will... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Tisci's Givenchy Fall 2015 RTW collection; first impression? An aggressive Chola girl in Victorian inspired silhouettes. Subversively romantic? Or a does a latino subculture become another trend to be romanticized by one of the greatest fashion designers and interpreted and worn by those who may reject the actual source of inspiration? As your typical chola woman is in fact dangerous and would not romanticize her image. Fashion is often a a juxtaposition of what we will never be and most often afraid to be. Hence Tisci's references of this collection will be embraced by both the fashion... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Discovering fashion and accessory designers from less highlighted fashion zones is exciting, as they are carving their niche with out the advantage of being based in NYC, London, Paris, Milan and or all other fashion capitals. This is Paper is a Warsaw based brand and design studio creating great natural linen ruck sacks, duffle bags as well as their own ad campaigns. Their SS15 collection includes four tone / four fabric choices in linen, denim and twill. Utilitarian meets subtle minimal style, a chic way to throw that rucksack over one's shoulder. 'Spring and Summer 2015 Campaign... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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Diane Pernet : Founder and Director of ASVOFF Photo: Alan Gelati Interview by: Laura Albert Laura: You are one of the most generous supporters of fashion scenes all over the world. What is unique about you is you absorb all around a creation of art -- as you are able to inhabit the realm of mystique,the spiritual, the divine and you share so freely of your sensibilities, it makes sense to be that scent is yet another way to share your joy is realm of creative arts. Please talk about how you came to finally put this into action, your... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Converse – a brand known for their savvy collaborations such as: Comme Des Garcons, Maison Martin Margiela, Marimekko, Kevin Lyons, and Andy Warhol earlier this year. Their most recent collaboration for Spring 2015 with Missoni is now available for purchase. Adding a certain luxury to the classic Converse Chuck Taylor, the first Missoni collaboration was an instant hit with consumers. And off the back of that response, the two brands have continued to collaborate, with the Spring ’15 range the latest to be produced. Available at select retailers, the collection consists of two high-top and two low-cut... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson The new documentary film; 'Dior and I' is a riveting and yet humble chronicle of Dior couture in which director Frederic Tcheng follows Raf Simons while he creates his first collection for Dior. Not only was this his first collection for the iconic fashion house but his first couture collection. What is extraordinary about this film is it explores not only the team and craftsmanship it takes to create couture , but the humility that Raf eluded while in the process of connecting with team. Most of the production team/ ateliers have been creating couture and RTW... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson The NikeLab x Sacai collection for women a new collaboration launched globally by NIKE on 19 March 2015. The partnership between Nike and the internationally-renowned fashion house Sacai is a directional redesign of Nike classic sportswear and trainers into new silhouettes aimed at redefining sport styles. The Sacai design signature sits well within the silhouettes and color palette. I particularly like the use of the sheer tech fabric as un expected voluminous inserts set into the back of tops, skirts and jackets. The fishnet knee high sports socks are a great accessory in general to add into... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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BY Deborah Ferguson The Danish band; The Felines 'Pretty boy' song set the tone for the angsty show vibe. The models strutted to a continuous soundtrack that supported the deconstructed 1990's Debbie Harry meets the Madonna inspired silhouettes. The casting ranged from wayward street urchin to hooker. Hedi Slimane of Saint Laurent Paris ( formerly known as Yves Saint Laurent) stays true to his on going successful theme ; the chic indie rock girl. Hedi's RTW Collections for Saint Laurent Paris are now on the list of approved and accessible to the woman who recently would never dare wear anything... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Nicolas Ghesquiere's Fall 2015 collection for Louis Vuitton embodies all the reasons why one must understand the deeper subtle nuances of RTW design. Instead of showing in the new Louis Vuitton Foundation structure, why not build a geodesic dome venue on the LV foundation's back lawn? Play the Grimes as the music for the show? The location statement was a precursor to the satirically designed collection. Future chic details mixed with his 1970's references seen in his last two collections have in fact been seen in other RTW designers collections for FW15. Nicolas may have made the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog