MTV VMAs Red Carpet 2016: refinement and rebellion

August 29th, 2016|

Our latest blog post is about edgy sophistication, refinement and rebellion woven into individual pieces, so we thought we would continue this R&R theme with news on the 2016 MTV VMAs Red Carpet.   Fashions definitely ranged from refined to rebellious, heavy emphasis on rebellious; they are musicians after all.

Beyonce delivered a recap of Lemonade that rocked the Garden taking home multiple awards including best video. Rihanna thrilled with multiple performances capped by her acceptance of the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award presented to her by Drake who honestly looked like he was about to propose. Other winners for the night included Drake, DNCE, Coldplay, Fifth Harmony, Future, and David Bowie.


 Tinashe is beautiful in this red pants and top from Juan Carlos Obando.

Beyonce and Blue Ivy play dress up for the red carpet. Bey’s dress is by Francesco Scognamiglio Couture.  Both wear jewels from Lorraine Schwartz.

Britney Spears fantastic  LBD is by Julien MacDonald.

Naomi Campbell  in a  Brandon Maxwell mint velvet mini.

Hailee Seinfeld in a mini from Balmain.

Ashley Graham in Naeem Khan.

Stella Maxwell and Jeremy Scott in Moschino.

Taylor Hill in Moschino.

Hailey Baldwin in Georges Chakra

Rita Ora in Marc Jacobs

Let us know  in the comments which looks were your favorites from the 2016 MTV VMAs Red Carpet.

KAUFMANFRANCO: where refinement meets rebellion

August 28th, 2016|

If you are one of the new judges on THE VOICE, a top model, entertainer, or Hollywood celeb, the design team KAUFMANFRANCO has likely been on your radar for a decade. If you are not a fashionista hanging on every syllable of E’s of red carpet reviews you may not be familiar with the amazing pair, or with the fantastic YIN and YANG (a favorite subject of Luxe Axcess) that defines their relationship and work!


“KAUFMANFRANCO’s mix of sophistication and edge, luxury and function, handcrafted and high-tech offers up a body conscious sensuality as complex and provocative as the modern woman they dress. “Although our aesthetic is trained in a similar way, interestingly enough, it is always the tension between us that pushes us creatively,” says Franco. This combustible mix of the raw and the refined, the spontaneous and the controlled, produces heat and balance, imbuing their work with a visceral energy.”



“Simplicity is a unifying element of the KAUFMANFRANCO brand. Franco comments, “We deliver clothes that are deceptively understated, but when you take a closer look at them, they are actually quite complex, not based on decoration but on the cut, fabric and meticulous detailing.” Kaufman adds, “This detailing continues from the outside in, manipulating the construction of each garment in order to create an inside-out sexiness.”

Offering a pared down, well edited mix of pieces, with the highest standards of global craftsmanship, KAUFMANFRANCO is about a new sensuality: a collision of contrasts and a balance of refinement and rebellion.”


Here are a few of our favorites from the gorgeously sexy, but simply sophisticated KAUFMANFRANCO FW 2106 Collection available now. Check out a fab video on their website here.

Two weeks ago we spent a fun day at the KAUFMANFRANCO showroom.   WE all [...]