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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
Recent Activity
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By Deborah Ferguson H&M usually choose to collaborate with European RTW designers annually for a limited edition line; which attract people to line up the night before in front of select H&M stores worldwide and online. In the past the affordable capsule collections sell out within hours (usually 2-3). Alexander Wang will be the first NYC based RTW designer to create an affordable diffusion line for H&M. The collection will launch November 6,2014 with over 250 items. H&M and Alexander Wang appropriately announced their 2014 collaboration via Instagram this Saturday at the Coachella Music Festival at their own pop up... Continue reading
Posted Apr 14, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Nicola Formichetti; Creative Director of Diesel presented his first collection for Diesel in Venice Italy of which he happens to be a native of Venice. His signature heavy embellishment style worked perfectly with the acid inspired washes and the punk mixed with grunge theme for the collection. I like the ideas he presented that may possibly be considered by most as recylced, my theory is : if you can re-invent a trend that still appeals especially when referencing a specific genre of music why not? The casting, silhouettes and over all styling were ideal for the DNA... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Dior SS14 Haute Couture show in HongKong this week was a first for the Dior brand. The production and setting were added value to those who attended and were able to enjoy and skyline night view of Hong Kong while name models exited in Dior's SS14 collection. Dior is definitely setting a standard for European and American RTW brands who wish to produce shows in the Asian market. SHOW VIDEO: http://youtu.be/jayd2RtdPm4 Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson ContentMode contributing photographer was commissioned by Pas de Calais for their AW14 collection to direct and art direct a short fim for their NYFW presentation. Mote's background as an art director based in Paris and Tokyo has evolved into a high art signature style which touches on the darker, experimental aesthetic. He has published magazine in Japan entitled 'Attachment" , which he photographed many iconic film makers, artists, novelists, and recording artists in the US, Japan and Europe. When I saw this film my first thought was how it emobies his signature style I remember his magazine... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson fine Jewelry designer: Solange Azagury-Partridge collaborates with Charlotte Olympia on a capsule collection for SS14 themed in 'shine and color'. Both British designers based in London have made the capsule collection available in both of their London boutiques. Solange's back ground as former creative director of Boucheron has had her own eponymous line since 1995. Her colorful surrealist collection entitled; 'Metamorphsis' was the inspirational starting point for the the collaboration with Charlotte Olympia. Charlotte has collaborated with various RTW designers by creating bags and heels for the likes of Temperley London and Peter Som. Her feminine ,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Adam Harvey, a NYC based artist had a both a style and privacy design goal when he invented the first anti-paparazzi device and as I'd like to title it: The Paparazzi repeller. Adam's project developed into a completely functional prototype at NYU ITP in 2008 which is capable of detecting flashes and returning a burst of light fast and bright enough to overexpose the sensor of a camera. The detection of light is a far as 12 ft with a light output of 12,000 lumens. An ideal clutch accessory for those who are constantly stalked by the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson The much anticipated A.P.C. collaboration with Nike launches today. Although they are designed as a 'Homme' Air Max 1 men's style, I'd like to classify them as "uni-Sex" and slip into a men's US size 5 that translates to a ladies size 8, they are infact available in A.P.C. boutiques as of today for both men and women. The Air Max 1 is re created in an exclusive deep navy tone in a combination of leather, mesh, and suede; with a white mid sole that and a neutral bottom sole. The understated design align's with A.P.C.'s aesthetic.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Paris based Couture designer:Iris Van Herpen, known for her sculptural, experiemntal almost sea creature like creations has curated the new issue of A magazine. Iris edited SS14 looks from London and Paris based RTW designers in which model Hanne Gaby sublimely interprets femme meets androgyny in the stunning images. "Inspiration is a matter of sensitivity. It is the ability to collect from the past, present and future as they shift past us simultaneously. In this issue of A Magazine I want to affirm the importance of alliance and fraternisation, to transgress the experiential boundaries of those versatile... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson This exhibition shows the trend to hide, alter or mask the face. A trend visible in art, fashion and the media since the turn of the century. From avant-garde masks to works that force open a dialogue with facial recognition software, surveillance cameras, and drones. An exhibition on seduction, surveillance and privacy. With 100+ artworks, workshops on anonymity as a form of rebellion, lectures and more. Open Wed-Sun from 13:00 to 18:00. Since 9/11, fear for the obscured face has lead to more surveillance and the urgency to renegotiate the value of privacy. The hidden face became... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Pharrell Williams; named not long ago as the spokesperson and collaborator for the Japanese label's Spring/Summer 2014 collection, Pharrell Williams and his i am OTHER collective have now designed a line of t-shirts, available in April at Uniqlo. The line includes designs for men and women complete with a collection of caps and Pharrell Williams has also created a limited edition of t-shirts which are exclusively available from March 6 on www.uniqlo.com. Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Model Cara Delevingne stole the Fendi FW14 RTW show when she walked down the runway looking über-serious in a giant fur hood carrying a mini, furry Karl Lagerfeld doll. Cara dangled the furry doll (the real Karl Lagerfeld is the creative director of Fendi), between her thumb and index finger while making her way down the runway. Clearly these mini Karls are the "it" accessory for FW14. We love Karl Lagerfeld's humility for letting himself be under a model's thumb. Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Acne Studios and Liberty London have released a cool capsule collection which presents Acne's leather pieces printed with a variety of three classic Liberty patterns, in a collaboration curated by Jonny Johansson. Each piece of the collection was individually named, including the Chagall dungarees, the Viola skirt and the Marla shirt. The collection is now available in Acne Studio stores and acnestudios.com Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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Purrating the relfective detail of these Catty should bags as a 10! I can stare at myself and practice my selfie pout; of course when I think no one is watching as I know all the femme felines fancy me. Purration Sven! Let's keep the ciatchy selfie out of our... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2014 at Sven & Kille's Cat Blog
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Outstanding collections from London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2014. Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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On February 20, Wes Anderson’s latest film The Grand Budapest Hotel will premiere in Paris with a group of guests as impressive and diverse as the film’s cast – including a distinguished pastry chef, a concierge company, and jewelry designers. Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson London Fashion week FW14 collections have a common trend thus far: scarlet red. Although the British RTW designers are known to not follow diluted trends instead they are known to maintain and evolve their signature conceptual collections. An interesting cross section of RTW designers have interpreted the red trend via knits, high tech fabrics, applique, patchwork and variations of silk for FW 14, rather than variations of wool. Standout collections: Jonathan Saunders, Peter Pilotto, John Rocha, Thomas Tait and Erdem. Tom Ford Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Jonathan Saunders Sister by Sibling John Rocha Erdem Matthew Williamson Thomas... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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ContentMode's overview of Valentine's Day and how to avoid cliche gifts to give and or to expect; Flowers dry up, chocolates melt, an engagment ring is obvious but a high end unisex scent that is sensual is highly suggested. Save the request for the large engagment ring for your Birthday as Valentine's day is a perfect excuse to celebrate love. Odin EDP 02 OWARI inspired by the Japanese province of Owari, with a deep heart of Tonkin Musk from the Chinese mountains layered with middle notes of Cubeb pepper, crisp neroli and amyris wood. Topped off with a dash of... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Karen Walker presented a collection based on her fascination with " suffragettes and how they subverted the tradition concept of beauty". The feminine edge to her Tomboy silhouettes is a signature style she has mastered. Fresh girly looks in somewhat masculine fabrics, slightly utilitarian intermixed with pop art details in fabric prints created a strong eclectic line up. PHOTOS by Evan Miller Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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Cattiments for Valentine's day ? I'm Asking my secret lover to confirm her love outside of her marriage so I'm going for a heart shape rock that has sharp claw like detail. Meowza Sven! Her husband growl that it's from you and we will have to hire full time Ciatch... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at Sven & Kille's Cat Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Robo warriors marched along the industrial setting in which Alexander Wang presented his FW14 collection. The navy yard in Brooklyn was quite the journey (shuttle bus it like they do in London?) on a cold night in New York. The laser cut jackets and high tech fabrics had the furturistic trend covered, contrasted by some old school trends; utilitarian jackets in felted wool, riding boots became shin gards,wellie become waders and the classic National Geographic inspired photographer's camera bag is now the new Alexander Wang "it" bag. Your inner warrior will be protected from some elements when... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Victorian petticoats, mouton sleeved overcoats, and leather corsets. Alexandre a Brazilian designer that I have followed for many seasons is one of the few that steps away from cliche trends, disgards wearability and creates for those who will wear an idea rather than follow seasonal trends. as of late he has kept a feminine theme in his collections in which can be explored by all ages. The lace dresses in the Fall 2014 collection are standout silhouettes as are the eyewear. Back stage, pre show was like standing in a past moment of time as the amazing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Joseph Font Creative Director of DelPozo F/W14 was inspired by Italian Post-cubist painter Duilio Barnabe and the futuristic novel: "Logan's run". The F/W14 collection included floral embellishments made of crinoline along with geometric shapes that add to the evolved couture silhouettes. As Joseph has taken over the role as Creative Director since the creator of this brand: Jesus del Pozo passed away in 2011. The DelPozo brand was established in Madrid ,Spain in 1974. Joseph is clearly inspired by de Pozo's philosophy of using origianl dress forms for his designs. The modern yet extravagant , large and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Prabal Gurung's theme: Goddess icons unearthed from a forgotten civilization in soft layers and slashes of bright buddhist warm tones. Symbollically divine Mr Gurang! Continue reading
Posted Feb 10, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson LaCoste's creative director Felipe Olivera Baptista united high tech fabrics and knits into a slight space age theme for his Fall 2014 collection. Standouts: hooded parkas in matte water proof tech fabrics muted tones as well as deep jewel tones. The sculpted oversized knitwear paired with flowy mini skirts and or on their own was a minimalist touch. Overall the re branding of Lacoste RTW in recents years has elevated it's profile to fit nicely on the hit list of must be at, must own by some of the best international editors, journalists and buyers yet at... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Soft oversized silhouettes dominated Marissa's Fall 2014 collection. Her past roots as a Creative Director at J Crew are an advantage as her collections will always have the slight sporty chic feel that Americans love and that other cultures often strive to perfect. She re worked the grunge plaid shirt trend into feminine blousing as well as men's shirting. Strong exits: oversized coats with flirty skirts. A understated way to balance the busy woman's closet who doesn't have the time or the inclination to overthink her outfit. Marissa Webb last looks pre show Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2014 at The Official ContentMode Blog