Sunday, July 27, 2014

Paris Haute Couture: Fall 2015 Trends.

Paris Haute Couture fashion week was nothing short of glamorous with collections tinged with a historical vibe. Chanel was full of 18th Century references noted in the regal embroidery in it’s white collection. For Dior, Raf Simons took inspiration from the 18th Century French court and Edwardian tailoring through to the modern day. It was a beautiful fantasy at Elie Saab with exquisitely beautiful princess dresses and shimmer rich collection while Giambattista Valli moved to feminine and glamorous territory by putting the shirt in the spotlight.

A- Line Silhouettes. A – Lines in skirts and dresses dominated at Chanel, Giambattista Valli and Dior.

From L-R: Ralph & Russo, Chanel, Ulyana Sergeenko, Zuhair Murad and Elie Saab

Velvet. Couture favourites Viktor & Rolf presented a collection predominantly in velvet while Alexis Mabille, Ulyana Sergeenko and Jean Paul Gaultier offered a few creations in this luxurious fabric.

From L-R: Alexis Mabille, Jean Paul Gaultier, Schiaparelli, Ulyana Sergeenko and Viktor & Rolf

Ball gowns. Gowns to sweep you off your feet featured at Elie Saab, Dior, Giambattista Valli and Zuhair Murad.

From L-R: Armani Prive, Elie Saab, Christian Dior, Ralph & Russo and Giambattista Valli

Cinched Waists. Creations were cinched under the bust and at the waist with leather bandings at Valentino, slim belts at Elie Saab and wide metallic belts at Dior.

From L-R: Zuhair Murad, Giambattista Valli, Christian Dior, Versace Atelier and Valentino

Embroidery. Floral embroideries were fresh and vibrant throughout and came on wonderful evening gowns.

From L-R: Maison Martin Margiela, Elie Saab, Ulyana Sergeenko, Giambattista Valli and Christian Dior

Fur. Texture came in the form of fur with fur stoles, coats and scarves adorning glamorous creations. versace, schiaparelli.

From L-R: Ralph & Russo, Elie Saab, Christian Dior, Alexandre Vauthier and Versace Atelier

Asymmetry. Asymmetry especially with the long sleeve one arm cut proved popular at Zuhair Murad, Versace Atelier and Alexandre Vauthier.

From L-R: Zuhair Murad, Versace Atelier, Maison Martin Margiela, Giambattista Valli and Alexandre Vauthier.




 Credits: BritishVogue

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Crop Tops + High Waist Skirts.

From L-R: Calvin Klein Collection, Michael Kors, Carven and Dolce and Gabbana Spring/Summer 2014

As Crop tops continue their domination over Spring 2014 trends, a new styling take to this trend has emerged with the currently popular pairing of a cropped top and a high-waist skirt. We have seen Taylor Swift and Elle Fanning take on this styling idea giving the cropped top trend a fresh new look. Elle Fanning was pretty as a picture during the London leg of her Maleficent press tour in a pale pink crop top and ruffled hem high-waist skirt. Taylor Swift looked stylish on the streets of New York in a polka dotted bra let and slit skirt. The ever fashionable Diane Kruger co-ordinated her Roland Mouret outfit by adding a pop of colour with yellow pumps at the Beverly Hills premiere of The Bridge. Model Leigh Lezark wore a blue top and skirt combo by Jacquemus to the Nouvelle Vague By LancĂ´me party.

From L-R: Diane Kruger, Elle Fanning, Taylor Swift, Leigh Lezark and Jessica Szohr

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tiers.


From L-R: Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Lanvin, Dries Van Noten and Nina Ricci

Cascades of tiers kept many collections on trend during the spring 2014 shows. From New York to Paris with designers showcasing a multitude of ensembles  in this fun and youthful trend making it one of the biggest trend for Spring 2014. And young Hollywood has gotten into this throwback trend. Although at separate events; Freida Pinto and Alexa Chung shared style notes by pairing their tiered crop top with skirts. Freida Pinto in head to toe Chanel teamed hers with a tiered maxi skirt at the Chanel Resort 2015 fashion show while Alexa Chung chose to pair hers with a high-waist midi full skirt to attend a party in London. At the Serpentine Gala, Keira Knightley looked festive in a technicolour one shoulder Chanel gown. Emma Watson was young and fresh in her navy Dior dress with an asymmetric shoulder and tiered hemline at the label’s Fall 2014 Couture Paris Fashion Week.

From L-R: Kirsten Dunst, Freida Pinto, Alexa Chung, Keira Knightley and Emma Watson

Friday, June 20, 2014

Asymmetric Hemlines.

Spring Summer 2014 runways were filled with a lot of off kilter designs – asymmetric necklines and cuts with long and short sleeves working side by side which have all enjoyed big moments on various red carpets. The latest cut in asymmetry to take center stage is the asymmetric hemline which sees one side of the skirt longer than the other to be a current Hollywood favourite with celebrities.
Khloe Kardashian turned on her sexy in a form fitting dress with both an asymmetric neckline and hem at the network up front presentations in New York. Shailene Woodley looked chic in blue and white dress with asymmetric hem at a tour for The Fault In Our Stars. Margot Robbie attended a wrap party for London Collections Men in a white and blue floral Vionnet with trailing asymmetric hem. And at the Fifi Fragrance Awards, Arizona Muse spotted a nude halter neck gown with a pleated asymmetric hemmed skirt.

From L-R: Shailene Woodley, Kirsten Dunst, Khloe Kardashian, Margot Robbie and Arizona Muse

Monday, June 9, 2014

Rompers + Jumpsuits.

The short play suit/romper has certainly had its moment in the spotlight, adorning the likes of Berenice Bejo and Kulie Minogue at the Cannes 2014 Film Festival. Elsewhere, Lea Michele and Sarah Hyland showed more skin with Lea Michele in an abstract animal print romper and Sarah Hyland in a two tone off the shoulder complete with two tone shoes.

From L-R: Berenice Bejo, Kylie Minogue, Sarah Hyland and Lea Michele

The short play suit isn't the only one piece enjoying the moment. Beyonce wore a plunging white Gucci jumpsuit for the Chime for Change event in New York. At the Jane Fonda Tribute in Hollywood, Cameron Diaz kept it simple in a wide leg black jumpsuit with a deep V-neckline and it was stripes on stripes for Lupita Nyong’o in Suno with capri length pants at the CFDA Fashion Awards. Shanina Shayk donned a scalloped plunging white lace jumpsuit to the Veuve Clicquot Polo classic while Dakota Fanning was red hot at the Night Moves movie screening in an asymmetric Roland Mouret jumpsuit.

From L-R: Beyonce, Lupita Nyong'o, Cameron Diaz, Shanina Shaik and Dakota Fanning


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