Designers at Paris Fashion Week proved that monochrome is anything but boring, as there was no shortage of dramatic looks on the Spring 2015 runways. Alexander Wang presented ladylike pastels with a sexy twist at Balenciaga, most notably a sheer peach fishnet dress paired with a matching trench. Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing presented tailored dresses and pantsuits featuring sexy cutouts along the midriff and bust. Rei Kawakubo took monochrome to a new level at Comme des Garçons with an all-red collection of sculptural dresses and coats complemented by equally dramatic hairstyles. Isabel Marant played with texture by incorporating fringe and pleat details into chic festival-ready dresses. Last, but not least, Alber Elbaz presented a wearable collection of flowing, elegant evening looks at Lanvin.
Comme des Garçons
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Military-inspired looks were a hot trend on the Spring 2015 runways this fashion month, and we can’t wait to take our pick of the utilitarian styles that are sure to be a wardrobe staple next Spring. Gucci’s militant looks included boyfriend jeans paired with double-breasted jackets featuring brass buttons and gold embroidery. Marc Jacobs’ uniform-inspired collection included pant suits and dresses with cargo pockets and large oval buttons in both utilitarian canvas and luxe silk fabrics. Desert-ready looks in khaki, black and army green, complete with aviator goggles, made a statement at Nicholas K. Standouts at Rag & Bone included parkas in abstract camo prints and a variety of cross-body leather satchels that we couldn’t help but notice would be perfect for festival season. Rodarte’s Mulleavy sisters proved that the sky’s the limit when it comes to reinventing the classic army jacket by adding mermaid-tastic sequined fishnet accents to the sleeves and pockets of neutral canvas jackets.
Rag & Bone
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We’re all familiar with the amusing internet sensation #thatjcrewginghamshirt, but gingham is no longer just a wardrobe staple for guys, as gingham with a feminine twist was a major trend on the Spring 2015 runways, where designers took the classic pattern beyond the basic button-down.
Altuzarra sent a variety of workplace-ready skirt suits and dresses in pastel blues and pinks down the runway, while Diane von Furstenberg took a flirtier approach to gingham by incorporating the pattern into everything from flowy floral-print dresses to satchels and sandals. Michael Kors and Oscar de la Renta presented collections perfect for a Spring picnic: Kors with tailored dresses and separates, and de la Renta with oversized gingham coats, sweaters and crop top and skirt sets in pretty pastels.
Diane von Furstenberg
Oscar de la Renta
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It is easy to pass-by the small details when watching 6-foot somethings walk down the catwalk but we know better than to forget about the little things that make the apparel possible. London Fashion Week was a stunning few days that passed us by in a whirl and so we would like to take this time to look back and appreciate the supporting rolls of an outfit; the accessories. From the totally wearable jellies to watermelon backpacks, here are some of the most memorable accessories that you can look forward to sporting come spring 2015.
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Now that London Fashion Week has come to a close, it’s time to take a look at the top trends that were spotted on the streets, as well as the editors, bloggers and celebs who made a splash with their flawlessly executed outfits during the Spring 2015 shows:
Black and White Stripes
Olivia Palermo, @therealoliviap
Poppy Delevingne, @poppydelevingne
Susie Lau, @susiebubble
Eva Chen, @evachen212
Leandra Medine, @manrepeller
Images via Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, New York Magazine, StyleCaster, Telegraph UK
Do you ever just miss the days when you were able to watch a runway show in the simplicity of a large warehouse or a tent in the middle of the city?
No silly glasses, no chances of being in the splash zone, just pure fashion?
We wish we could say that we missed those days but we were never in attendance for any of those days, we do miss reading about them though. And if we were to have been there, we think we would have missed them. Even more so while reading about both Rebecca Minkoff and Ralph Lauren‘s shows over this past week.
Now don’t get us wrong, fashion and technology go hand-in-hand and that is something we would never want to change or take away. Though it is exciting and entertaining to mix the two together, it doesn’t always turn out as planned.
For starters Friday at Rebecca Minkoff, guests were stunned to receive 3D glasses that they had to use in order to get the full effect of the designers last five looks which were, what she calls, a 3D print. Unfortunately the designs were not as effective at afar and were better seen up close.
Overall, the display got mixed reviews. However, we have to applaud Minkoff for taking a risk and doing something unique and innovative. She was able to capture her audience and invite them to take part in her show in a new and different way but the fashion did suffer a bit. On the other hand, that is what fashion is about-trying new things. More and more we are seeing technology advancements and runway trends merging as designers look to find what the next best thing is going to be.
With that being said, Ralph Lauren decided to use new technology not in the production of his clothes but instead the presentation.
So, if you have ever seen Disney’s World of Color, we are thinking it could best be compared to that-minus the princesses, villains and monsters, of course.
If you do recall, last night was not Lauren’s first venture into 4D. In fact, four years ago the designer had several blocks along Madison Avenue staged into a viewing of his collection that were projected on a building.
But, last night, he decided to take this seasons viewing to a whole other level. The 4th dimension for last nights viewing was water. Guests viewed Polo for Women’s spring collection projected on a fountain of water.
Not being the most effective way to view a collection, the images were blurry which made it difficult to make out details. Unfortunately, many on lookers were not impressed being more excited to see the attire than to see silhouettes and faint ideas of what the collection looks like.
Again, we really appreciate the way designers are attempting to keep us intrigued, entertained and overall curious when they are introducing their line, but perhaps the old way just works a little better.
Looking onward, we are sure there are going to be many more high-tech experiences to be had at fashion weeks to come. It is only natural that fashion and technology continue to grow together and we are sure that soon they will be in seamless unison. Until then, we wish luck to all the designers who are going to and plan on taking risks such as these, may their efforts be more successful.
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It’s all about throwing it back this fall. Mod, retro, feminine, sleek and structured is where it is at for the upcoming fall season.
Seemingly the strongest thread running throughout all the various looks for fall 2014, we figured you’d want to know about it.
What this means for you? Take a bunch of risks! Not only with your fab mod attire but with your hair and make-up as well! A huge part of the 60s mod and retro look has to do with fluttery Twiggy eyes, so grab your white eyeliner and flutter them up!
Designers like Miu Miu, iCB, Ochirly, Gucci, Saint Laurent and Moschino have all released similarly themed campaigns within the past few months reflecting the mod vibes.
Additionally, editorials across the world featured in your favorite magazines – InStyle, Elle, Town & Country, W, Flare – have styled some of your favorite faces in the growing trend including, Gwenyth Paltrow, Chloe Grace Moretz, Miranda Kerr, Mila Kunis and many more.
So mod up and glam up!
Images via: Fashion Gone Rogue
Tapping into mod chic, the style of the 60′s seems to be taking over Hollywood. We have seen it pop up during different occasions, like Marc Jacob’s Louis Vuitton Spring 13 collection, or even Blake Lively’s 2011 Glamour editorial and most recently, Mila Kunis’ W magazine editorial. We realize some celebs have committed more than others (ahem-Lana Del Rey), but from street style to runway, our favorite IT girls have been channeling their inner Twiggy - and it looks groovy baby.
Blake Lively, Glamour Magazine 2011
Blake Lively, CFDA Awards 2014
Lana Del Rey H&M Campaign 2012
Cara Delevingne Louis Vuitton Spring 13
Mila Kunis W Magazine 2014
We just can’t get enough of the oh so chic bralette trend. It has grazed the runway as well as street fashion. They have become the new “flat chest” girl trend, not just because they are comfortable, but simply, sexy and chic.
Hanky Panky- Peek- A- Boo Lace front tie Bralette $42
For Love & Lemons- Bat your lashes bralette $125
Nasty Gal- Heavy Hitter Bralette $30
Top Shop- Mesh Strappy Bralette $50
Top Shop- Triangle Cup Bra $40
Wimbledon 2014 brought out some amazing fashions choices among celebrities, but what’s more, is that it continues to inspire street style and runway collections. The sporty chic style has always been a trend that fluctuates with time, but during the Wimbledon championships, we see a lot more of it. People show their support with the wear of tennis shoes, pleated skirts, and varsity knits. The tennis look not only makes for a cool preppy look, but it is perfect for the summer. Check out some of the looks below!
Lacoste (left), Karen Walker (right)
Kate Middleton and Zooey Deschanel
images by In Style and A White Carousel