Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Fall 2016-17 Haute Couture Color Trends

The Fall 2016/17 couture colors were subdued and had monochromatic elements for designers such as Armani Prive, Valentino and Christian Dior. Purple turned out to be official color for fall 2016 amongst others like;


From L-R: Zuhair Murad, Elie Saab, Patuna and Guo Pei

 Midnight Blue

From L-R: Alberta Ferretti Limited, Elie Saab, Ralph and Russo, Dolce and Gabbana Alta Moda


From L-R: Elie Saab, Alexandre Vauthier, Fendi and Alberta Ferretti Limited Edition

Mint Green

From L-R: Fendi, Jean Paul Gaultier, Ralph and Russo and Guo Pei


From L-R: Atelier Versace, Giambattista Valli, Valentino and Ulyana Sergeenko

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Fall 2016-2017 Haute Couture Trends

A wave of change swept through Paris for the fall Haute Couture collections starting with the departure of Maria Chiurri from Valentino to Dior to become the fashion house's creative director after the departure of Raf Simons during the Spring/Summer season. New York based designer J. Mendel and London fashion house Giles Deacon made their debut on the Parisian couture catwalk for the fall 2016-2017 collections as did Milanese designer Alberta Ferretti.
Amidst all the changes; these are the trends for Fall 2016-17 from the couture runways.

Tiers - The frilly and ruffly touches of tiers reigned down arms and skirts of frocks in the couture collections of Giambattista Valli, Alberta Ferretti Limited and Armani Prive.

From L-R: Giambattisata Valli, Zuhair Murad, Alberta Ferretti Limited, Alexis Mabille and Armai Prive

 Capes - Adorned shoulders and completed looks at Armani Prive, Elie Saab, Valentino and Ralph and Russo.
From L-R: Valentino, Giambattista Valli, Zuhair Murad, Armani Prive and Alberta Ferretti Limited

 Embroidery - Sparse embroidery punctuated silk organza and taffeta on collections at Chanel, Valentino, Alberta Ferretti Limited and Jean Paul Gaultier.
From L-R: Jean Paul Gaultier, Valentino, Alexis Mabille, Alberta Ferretti Limited and Chanel

Velvet - Plush black velvet made its way on to the couture runway in a myriad of styling and embellishment for a rich look and feel.

From L-R: Fendi, Valentino, Armani Prive, Alexander Vauthier and Elie Saab

Off-The-Shoulder - The shoulder was the erogenous zone for spring/summer 2016 collections and it remains so for Paris as majority churned out frocks to keep shoulders on display.

From L-R: Giambattista Valli, Valentino, Alexis Mabille, Chanel and Christian Dior

Dazzle - Couture collections are incomplete without the dazzle element for added glamour in the form of expensive stones for detailing and sequins for a standout effect.

From L-R: Giambattista Valli, Jean Paul Gaultier, Armani Prive, Chanel and Elie Saab

Fur - Furry coats and dresses provided the warmth outwear needs for couture collections on runways of J. Mendel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Armani Prive and Fendi.

From L-R: Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexandre Vauthier, Armani Prive, Fendi and J.Mendel

Sunny Moments - The floral print and appliques brought a bit of spring's radiance to the dark and moody couture collections for fall.

From L-R: Giambattista Valli, Zuhair Murad, Chanel, Elie Saab and Ralph and Russo

Wednesday, June 22, 2016


From L-R: Ashley Madekwe, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Whitney Port and Keke Palmer

The coolness of culottes and the freedom they offer when it comes to pants width and length cannot be denied when celebrities take to them for red carpet appearances and functions. Melissa McCarthy, Keke Palmer and Rose Byrne have all been spotted in these pants a time or two.
Whilst Melissa McCarthy and chose to pair theirs with peplum tops, Rose Byrne went for the currently chic preppy look with a tie-neck blouse complete with blazer. For a more young twist on the look; Keke Palmer paired culottes with a bandeau top or go for a complete matchy matchy look in lingerie inspired set ala Whitney Port.
Whichever way you choose to style them, culottes are having a major moment on the red carpet and are worth a try.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Met Gala 2016

The annual Met Gala went underway with the theme 'Tech' which saw futuristic fashion take place on it's red carpeted steps. Claire Danes wowed in her glow-in- the- dark Zac Posen gown while a slew of sexy robots stole the night in liquid metal. These are some of the trends that made it onto the fashion show that was the Met Gala.

Metallic Madness. Metallic creations brought the theme to life as Kim Kardashian, Jourdan Dunn and Cindy Crawford all looked like sexy robots in their Balmain gowns.

From L-R: Cindy Crawford, Naomi Watts, Kim Kardashian, Sienna Miller and Jourdan Dunn

 Side Cut-Outs. Celebrities eschewed the popular shoulder cut-out trend for the sexier abs-baring styling to the cut-out style staple.

From L-R: Hailee Steinfeld, Karlie Kloss, Kendall Jenner, Lily Aldridge and Taylor Swift

Full-Sleeves. Minimalism took on a different note with Beyonce, Emily Blunt and Rachel McAdams opting for full-sleeved gowns letting the detailed gowns speak for themselves.

From L-R: Jemima Kirke, Beyonce, Emily Blunt, Kylie Jenner and Rachel McAdams

 Left Thigh Slits. Whether by consensus or design; the left thigh split was the trend of choice for many a celebrity as seen on Amber Heard, FKA Twigs and Irina Shayk.

From L-R: Amber Heard, Emily Ratajkowski, FKA Twigs, Uma Thurman and Irina Shayk

High Necklines. High necklines emerged as one of the night's biggest trend courtesy of Joan Smalls, Zendaya and Olivia Wilde.

From L-R: Ciara, Olivia Wilde, Joan Smalls, Zendaya and Maria Sharapova

Strapless Gowns. With the shoulder holding fast as this season's erogenous zone; strapless gowns with sweetheart necklines made for pretty ball gowns at the Met Gala.

From L-R: Bella Hadid, Blake Lively, Claire Danes, Hannah Davis and Jennifer Hudson

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Shoulder Cut-Outs

Cut-outs were one of Spring 2015's biggest trend and has since become a style staple for many a designer and celebrity. However the runways of Spring 2016 gave this style staple a makeover in the most unexpected way.
Shoulders are Spring 2016's erogenous zone when it came to the cut out trend. Dropped shoulders, strapless and full shouldered dresses and gowns were full of cut outs at the shoulder for display giving thie much loved cut out trend a new look.


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