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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 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
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By Deborah Ferguson The FW15 trend lists are building and posting as the world of RTW editors and buyers have just completed attending shows at four of the largest markets for RTW trends NYFW,LFW,MFW and PFW. Meanwhile I feel it's important to highlight designers that create outside the projected trends they see at the fabric shows. Instead they could possibly show anytime of the year and still have their cult like followers attend and silently wish for every item to be part of their exclusive RTW collection. Junya Watanabe; a Tokyo based Japanese designer whom I admire and appreciate for... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson I'm a collector of scented candles that Odin, A.P.C. and Agent Provocateur have created in scents in which I'm clearly addicted to all day every day. What is one to do when one forgets to collect match books at cafes and restaurants? One of our contentmode contributor's has created a solution which I support proudly as he is not only a kind genius in his web developing but a visionary in his own right. Kuni Ninagawa's beautiful candle lighter is not only a chic style item for your coffee table and to me It's the fashion equivalent... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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In Tate Britain’s exhibition Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen Work in Process the photographer documents the creative journey of McQueen’s final Autumn/Winter collection Horn of Plenty in 2009. In this TateShots Waplington remembers working with the innovative fashion designer as well as his own evolution as an artist. Nick Waplington/Alexander McQueen Work in Process runs at Tate Britain until 17 May 2015. The Film: http://bcove.me/2o8mz2sq Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Gareth Pugh celebrates a decade of fearless and provocative RTW by showing in London. For propriety sake the show took place at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Most noteworthy details aside from his strong exits was the film that opened the show directed by Ruth Hodgen and the Britannia warrior like silhouettes in which the models wore their 'cross to bear' via a smeared Saint George cross on their faces. Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson The mix of Pre-Raphaelite and narrative painting felt an almost perfect prelude to this designer who, though only five years out of college, produced a more advanced version of her signature silhouettes. the models looked resembled pre-Raphaelites portraits as one might see at the TATE gallery. Rocha said this season she was inspired by the spirit of ‘when she was young’, and had looked at the work of French artist Louise Bourgeois, and how she’d worked with conflicting materials. Cathy Earnshaw from Wuthering Heights Collides with a spellbindingly beautiful literary heroine ‘The Little Princess’, Rocha indulgently experiments... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson JuYoung is a successful and sought after RTW menswear and eye wear brand based in Seoul,Korea. February 2015 ; she was sponsored by Concept Korea to show her menswear collection for the first time during NYFW. I had a chance to chat with her at a private dinner she hosted in SoHo during NYFW. JuYoung a feisty and talented renaissance woman : her musical back ground evolved into her achieving status as an uber successful designer who's clients such as Marilyn Manson and Lenny Kravitz remain devoted. DF: JuYoung can you tell me a bit about your... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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BY Deborah Ferguson Pier 36 on the east river was a strategic location for the chaos the talented RTW designer Alexander Wang attracts. Big venue, small catwalk and barely 3 rows of seats. After the front row du jour celebrities (Kim Kardashian, Kanye, Nicki Minaj, etc) settled into their seats the unexpected themed FW15 collection stomped it's way past us with barely enough time to take in. It was a departure from his recent collections that seemed to be catering to a sophisitcated almost mainstream clientele. His Fall 2015 collection was defiant, Goth inspired, yet still reflective of the Alexander... Continue reading
Posted Feb 15, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog
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By Deborah Ferguson Hanley Mellon'S FW15 RTW presentation was clearly inspired by their world travels. Antwerp, Belgium was this season's destination of collection idea gathering. My favorite silhouettes were the oversized, softly draped layers of overcoats mixed with silk satin blouses and the oversized flare pants. “The collection became about the migration of ideas — taking American sportswear and giving it a little twist, just as Antwerp was the gate into America from Europe and Africa,” explained company president Frederick Anderson. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2015 at The Official ContentMode Blog