Sunday, October 12, 2014

London Fashion Week: Spring/Summer 2015



The city known for it’s eccentricity was filled with a sense of nudity due to the variations on the sheer trend when it came to majority of the catwalks. Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label showed that a woman should be free to be what she wants with the display of a boss, a pirate and a Victorian heroine. Antonio Berardi showed a collection full of romance and light for Spring/Sumemr 2015 while Roksanda offered a softer edge on her artsy approach. These are some of the trends come from London come Spring/Summer 2015.

Sheer Hems. Jean Pierre Braganza, Amanda Wakeley and David Koma played peek-a-boo with sheer lining on the hems of skirts and dresses.

From L-R: Mary Katrantzou, David Koma, Issa, Bora Aksu and Barbara Casasola


Patchwork. Many a collection bore the resemblance of different fabric patchworked together for beautiful collections at Hakaan Yildrim, Preen and Erdem.

From L-R: Peter Pilotto, Giles, Osman, Burberry Prorsum and Topshop Unique

Dropped Waists. Trager Delaney, Felder Felder and Erdem took the waist down a notch making the body longer in silhouette.

From L-R: Christopher Raeburn, J.JS Lee, DAKS, Paul Smith and Topshop Unique

Fringe. Coachella ready fringing swished around at Temperley, Paul Smith and Osman.

From L-R: Temperley London, DAKS, KTZ, Paul Smith and Jonathan Saundenrs

Pleats.  Pleats gave movement to collections at Margaret Howell, J.JS Lee and Issa.

From L-R: Topshop Unique, Burberry Prorsum, Barbara Casasola, Issa and J. JS Lee

Colourful Stripes. Stripes were colourful and featured heavily at Jonathan Saunders, Giles, Topshop Unique and Thomas Tait.

From L-R: Temperley London, Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Jasper Conran, Giles and Tom Ford

Ruffles. Gentle little ruffles both densely populated and sparse came on hems of skirts and tops.

From L-R: Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Jonathan Saunders, Julien Macdonald, Eudon Choi and Christopher Kane

Flower Power. Embrace the power of a well placed petal from Marchesa, Erdem and Matthew Williamson.

From L-R: Issa, Giles, Marchesa and Jonathan Saunders

Metallic. Designers chose many ways to sparkle in molten metal.

From L-R: Antonio Beradi, Emilio de la Morena, Tom Ford, DAKS and Giles

Pristine White. The all white look made as much a statement as bold color on the runways of Amanda Wakeley, Pringle of Scotland and Bora Aksu.

From L-R: Amanda Wakeley, Bora Aksu, Eudon Choi, KTZ and Pringle of Scotland

Monday, September 29, 2014

New York Fashion Week: Spring/Summer 2015 Colour Trends.

The mellow tones of yellow emerged as Spring/Summer 2015's biggest color trend at New York Fashion Week as designers chose to highlight their collections with this bright hue.  Elsewhere on the runways, Carolina Herrera zeroed in on a garden palette for her collection while desert landscapes inspired Tracy Reese's trademark brilliant colors. With a host of different scales of colors, these are some of the popular color trends come Spring/Summer 2015.

Yellow.























Midnight Blue.


Blush Pink.


Red.


White.

Orange.























Baby Blue.






















Black and White.






















Lilac.






















Green.




Sunday, September 21, 2014

New York Fashion Week: Spring/Summer 2015.

New York kicked off Fashion Month with a round of spectacular collections. Oscar de la Renta packed his spring/summer 2015 collection with odes to nature and exquisite details, Diesel Black Gold oozed sex appeal with a the hard edge that it is known for and Narciso Rodriguez went for strong and sexy with a softness that has been running through most collections. These are some of the trends come Spring/Summer 2015.

Military Influences. A militaristic air suffused collections from Victoria Beckham, Rodarte, Marc Jacobs and Ralph Lauren as they borrowed a lot from the military with colours, pockets and uniform looks.

From L-R: Marissa Webb, Peter Som, Nicholas K, Marc Jacobs and LAMB

Matching Prints. The ever popular cropped top this time round came paired with matching print skirts and shorts from designers like Donna Karan, Badgley Mischka and Nanette Lepore.

From L-R: Vivienne Tam, Cristian Siriano, Oscar de la Renta, Mara Hoffman and Nicole Miller

Gingham. Creations in gingham and checks turned up in unexpected ways at Altuzarra, Marc Jacobs, Oscar de la Renta and Houghton.

From L-R: Oscar de la Renta, Lela Rose, Houghton, Altuzarra and Karen Walker

Summer Sweater. The sweater is another trend that has overlapped several seasons and for spring/summer 2015 a number of variations have emerged.

From L-R: Michael Kors, DKNY, Victoria Beckham, Thakoon and Tommy Hilfiger

Bandeau Top. The somewhat revealing bandeau top was spotted all over the catwalk from the likes of Badgley Mischka, Donna Karan and Herve Leger.

From L-R: Badgley Mischka, Oscar de la Renta, Mara Hoffman, Cushnie et Ochs and Herve Leger

Pockets. Whether large like at Carolina Herrera and Marc Jacobs, pockets abounded on the catwalk from Jenny Packham, Rodarter, Luis Antonio and Ralph Lauren.

From L-R: Carolina Herrera, Cristian Siriano, Oscar de la Renta, Jenny Packham and BCBG MaxAzria

Lace skirts + Button-up Shirts. Lace skirts paired with sporty, button-up shirts had a moment on the runways of Hugo Boss, Houghton and Michael Kors.

From L-R: Houghton Lace, Michael Kors, Tome, Zimmerman and Hugo Boss

Wide Sleeves. Sleeves got more structured and wide on the runways of New York, a departure from the ever popular round shoulder.

From L-R: Carolina Herrera, Tibi, Herve Leger, Marc Jacobs and 3.1 Philip Lim

Fancy Blues. Denim never goes out of style and for spring/summer 2015 the look is cropped and  roomy.

From L-R: MM6, Tommy Hilfiger, Karen Walker, JCrew and Rodebjer

Peplum Gowns. New York catwalks had a sprinkling of peplum looks but the outstanding looks were the peplum gowns from Badgley Mischka, Oscar de la Renta and Monique Lhuillier.

From L-R: Juan Carlos Obando, Badgley Mischka, Oscar de la Renta and Monique Lhuillier

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Fit and Flare Silhouette

As the month of September kicks off fashion month, the fashion pack descended onto New York for the start of New York Fashion Week while the movie set were involved in a slew of movie promotions and premieres at the Toronto International Film Festival. The red carpets at various movie premieres were nothing short of glamorous.
As Jessica Chastain, Keira Knightley and Julianne Moore flexed their fashion muscle, the fit and flare silhouette made quite the impact as it was the silhouette of choice for a many movie premiere celebrities. Chloe Moretz and Jessica Chastain both wore Dior to separate movie premieres. Felicity Jones chose an Armani Prive fit and flare sequinned dress to the premiere of The Theory of Everything.

From L-R: Jessica Chastain, Felicity Jones, Sara Gadon, Tina Fey and Chloe Moretz



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Snakeskin Print.

Pre-Fall 2014 collections bore an assortment of prints with the slithery snakeskin print more popular for designers Michael Kors, Jenni Kayne, Givenchy and Lanvin. This print is gaining momentum with the celebrity set on red carpets with Megan Fox joining Nicki Minaj, Jordana Brewster and Lucy Hale. Jordana Brewster sported a textured crop top and shorts matching set to a movie premiere. Ali Larter also went the textured route in a silver snakeskin print dress with blazer at a visit to the SIRIUS XM studios. At the recently concluded Video Music Awards, Nicki Minaj bared a lot of leg in a long sleeved snakeskin print dress. And on the Seoul leg of her Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie promotion, Megan Fox wore an off the shoulder tuxedo inspired snakeskin print dress.

From L-R: Ali Larter, Jordana Brewster, Nicki Minaj, Megan Fox and Salma Hayek



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