Haute Summer Cocktails: MensWearNetwork July 2016

It was the hottest day of the summer until the heavens opened up with a monsoon just as the MensWearNetwork group was set to descend upon The Lambs Club’s second floor bar at The Chatwal.

But the interior of The Club prevailed cool, serene and packed with just the right proportion of menswear industry members, including newcomers like menswear legend Alan Flusser, there for our July event to catch up after last week’s New York Men’s Day and NYFW:M menswear shows and this week’s Project, Capsule and MRket trade shows.MensWearNetwork July 2016

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Another Feather in Harold Koda’s Fashion Hat:
Pratt Institute Bestows Lifetime Achievement Award
on Former Costume Institute Curator

What’s not to love about Harold Koda? As former curator of The Costume Institute of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and some of the most exquisite exhibits ever experienced — Dangerous Liaisons (one of his faves), Charles James: Beyond Fashion (one of my faves) and Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations, he’s a humorous, humble soul who loves the collaborative process. After all, his career at the Met has involved working with people like Diane Vreeland and Anna Wintour. He also gives the most flattering compliments (I was completely honored and floored by his favorable attention to my Collection 13 bone pendant!).


Award presentation from good friend Simon Doonan

Award presentation from good friend Simon Doonan

Koda’s dear friend Simon Doonan presented the iconic fashion intellectual with the Pratt Institute’s Lifetime Achievement award this past Thursday night, after the school’s Class of 2016 fashion show. Honestly, I was blown away by the students’ runway presentation, which included some of the most creative and talented student fashion moments I’ve had the opportunity to view. Seriously.

Fashion Whirled Contributing Fashion Editor and colleague Olga Vi was able to catch up with Mr. Koda prior to the awards step-and-repeat, where she learned Continue reading

CSI: Collection 13 Jewelry

Criminal minds think alike.

“Crime Scene Investigators” Ashley Dingess and Celine Griscom, photographer and stylist, respectively, collaborated for this amazing shoot of my Collection 13 Jewelry, coming soon to the new website.


Accepting private orders now at kim@fashionwhirled. Or visit us on the ‘gram @Collection13Jewelry.

Go ahead. You can solve this one.

Photos by Ashley Dingess || Styled by Celine Griscom || © Copyright 2015 Collection 13 Jewelry by Kimberly Cihlar


© Copyright 2016 Collection 13 Jewelry designs by Kimberly Cihlar




© Copyright 2016 Collection 13 Jewelry designs by Kimberly Cihlar








© Copyright 2016 Collection 13 Jewelry designs by Kimberly Cihlar





My Top 10 Fave Things from Chas Fash Week 10

I had a blast this past week at the 10th anniversary of Charleston Fashion Week 2016’s Emerging Designer Competition: East — from the adorable winning models of the Rock the Runway contest to the amazing creativity from the competing designers to the fun accessories and clothing vendors selling each evening in the Style Village. Congrats to everyone who participated, especially the Emerging Designer Finalist winner, Destani Hoffman, and the People’s Choice Finalist winner, Kelsey Kawamoto.

A countdown of my Top 10 favorite things of CHFW10:


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So much winning….Charleston Fashion Week 2016!

Designer Destani Hoffman took home the gold, as it were, from last night’s Charleston Fashion Week 2016’s Emerging Designer competition.

The Alabama native has said she “lives for the shock and awe,” and DH, her bold princess punk couture collection, certainly upholds that manifesto. Hoffman is “not afraid to make a taboo statement,” she has said, and her beautiful, dream-like, fairy-tale evening wear speaks loudly and clearly, highlighting instead of hiding body parts.

Destani Hoffman CHFW2016

Destani Hoffman CHFW2016

Destani Hoffman CHFW2016

Destani Hoffman CHFW2016

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Mansformation Fall 2016 – Amazing Goodwill Article

It may be warming enough that guys are thinking more board shorts than bundling, but #FBF to that time last month that Amazing Goodwill’s Fashion Expert, my fashion buddy Bjorn Nasett, asked for my take on the trends of the NYFW:Men’s fall 2016 shows in one of his weekly columns.

Big warm WRAP SCARF fashion hugs, Bjorn! Thanks for the hook up!

Click through to see all my photos:  http://www.amazinggoodwill.com/ask-the-experts/fashion-expert-bjorn-nasett/mens-fashion-week.

Amazing Goodwill Man Style NYVW:M AW16

Hot Color, Camel & Classic at NYFW:M’s AW16

Call this coming fall season for men colorful. ‘Cuz there was no shortage of brights, plummy wines, deep saturated blues and lots of camel at the NYFW:M’w this past week. Classic and cool. Guys, get ready to amp up your ante.

Brett Johnson CoBlurred lines

Blurred lines in wine at Loris Diran

Designer By Robert James

Designer Robert James at his By Robert James presentation


Coiffed with color at Nick Graham, and hues of blues, below

Nick Graham blues

David Hart AS16

Hot and jazzy at David Hart
David Hart

Plummy at David HartDesigner David Hart

Designer David Hart, rocking color in his personal wardrobe and below in teal for evening velvets in collab with Johnston & MurphyDavid HartxJohnson Bros



Camel paired with winter white at NauticalCarlos Campos

Camel at Carlos Campos, above and belowCarlos Campos camelSuitSupply

Evening hues at SuitSupplyIMG_7238Classic colors at HVRMINN

Camel at CH.Matiere2


MatiereLucio Castro AW16Lucio Castro