Tropical fever has never looked so good. We’re obsessing over this tropical getaway trend we see from the 2014 runway, to the effortless trendsetters walking the streets. These bold prints and bright colors, make the perfect statement piece to enhance your outfit for the summer.
From Left to Right: Peter Pilotto, Kenzo, Fausto Puglisi
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Coachella is known as a place where people can express their individuality and showcase their individual style and fashion sense. In fact, the music festival has become the breeding ground for fashion trends and has given “festival wear” (flower crowns, floral maxi dresses, head dress, fringe, etc) a place in the mainstream fashion world, making it extremely cool to dress like this year around. Around Coachella season, celebrities showcase their best festival style and often blaze the way for many fashion trends to come. So what’s this year’s trend? Bindis. A bindi seems to be a trend that is making its rounds quickly; coming and going often throughout the last 20 years. During the peak of Slumdog Millionaire and the trend of “Bollywood”, we saw bindi’s being worn often throughout Hollywood. However, even before then, Gwen Stefani was one of the first to adorn a bindi in the 90′s. Now, we have seen celebrities like Vanessa Hudgens (queen of Coachella – all hail the queen), Selena Gomez, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, and Sarah Hyland sport the third eye trend, giving it fame once again. However, this has not sat well with many people, due to the fact that a bindi is often associated with a cultural or religious statement and carries many significance in Eastern cultures. Followers of the starlets commented on their Instagram photos, taking offense and asking them to stop appropriating other cultures, while others gawked in amusement at their fav celeb’s Coachella style, probably writing comments of admiration as they scurry to the store to emulate the look. Elizabeth Licata wrote an article on the bindi trend, taking a stab at it by saying, ”This year, everyone is wearing bindis. No Fashion Woodstock costume is complete without a little cultural appropriation.” Lastly, even Dennys took a stab at the trend, posting to their Twitter to say, “The best Coachella look is french toast remnants all over yr face while not appropriating any other cultures.” Ouch.
So what are your thoughts on this trend? Cute or just rude?
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Dorthy Perkins Kimono: $69
Nasty Gal Shorts: $48
Top Shop Bandeau Top: $24
2B Bebe disc belt- $9.95
Top Shop Necklace: $30
Kurt Geiger Sandals: $140
Get your 70′s on and slip into a pair of effortless wide leg trousers. Seen in designer’s spring and fall collections, the anti-skinny jean is perfect for all occasions. From work to the beach, you can dress up or down these “I-look-cool-without-trying-too-hard” pants and be totally glamorous for any occasion. There are many different styles and fits: relaxed, tailored, floor sweeping, and fluid; we love them all.
Lanvin Pre Fall 2014
Derek Lam Pre Fall 2014
BCBG Max Azria Pre Fall 2014
Calvin Klein Pre Fall 2014
Antonio Berardi Pre Fall 2014
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Simplicity is bold; the phrase “less is more” means just that. From sheer lining, lightweight fabrics, and see through mesh, designers reveal elegant yet daring pieces on the runway. From Calvin Klein, Vera Wang, and Elie Saab, we see distinct patterns and designs that bring sexy a whole new meaning.
Free-spirit, wild heart, and creativity are three bold words that come into play when attending music festivals like Coachella and Gov Ball. Festivals like these, are where uninhibited spirit and hippy flair kicks off. Boho chic is the annual trendy fashion choice for care-free festival looks, consisting of a lot of light weight fabrics to keep you cool in the high temperatures. Here are a few runway looks inspired by free spirited summer music festivals!
Creatures of Comfort
Alexander Wang RTW 2014
Christopher Kane, Dries Van Noten, Hermes RTW 2014
Versace, Ralph Lauren, Gucci RTW 2014
Step up your working girl ensemble with super chic mens inspired suits. From relaxed fits to lean cuts, there is a style for everyone. From the runway to celebrity street style (think Jessica Alba during Paris Fashion Week in Stella McCartney), this trend looks hot on everybody.
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Fashion is forever on the move. Trends are always cycling. Changing colors in each season and design each collection. People are realizing the importance in quality. The new generation has been leaning towards sportswear and high quality fabrics. Originality and sense of style can be explored with trends, each person inputs their own touch. Whether you’re lacing up your feather weight Rosche’s or shinning up your hand stitched loafers it’s about comfort. The separation of style between each trend is up to the person. The trend of sportswear and comfort is taking over the summer season. The style of comfort has taken lead. Fitting Sweats, cut & sew sweaters and soft fabrics are paving way in this industry. The leader of sportswear would be of course Nike. They have been coming out with sportswear since the 80’s and been sponsoring Olympics and Athletes for years now.
The Rosche Run’s has taken over the industry. It has caught the love of the people for its simple and innovative design.With the release, Nike has continued to drop high quality cut & sewn sports wear. The option of customizing your beloved shoes has given the trend a way to express oneself. Influential men following this trend consist of Nick Wooster to Kanye West. The trend has hit all markets ranging from hip-hop heads to high-end fashion experts. With a variety of different ways to wear them, we can help but see them slowly on everybody’s feet.
When Moschino appointed Jeremy Scott as creative director, set to succeed Rosella Jardini, no one doubted the outlandish designer would bring the fun, youthfulness that the brand has always epitomized. But when Marc Jacobs left both Louis Vuitton and Marc by Marc Jacobs, the fashion world went into a frenzy. There was only one question at hand…who would take over for each and would they be able to match up to the Marc Jacobs.
We think the shows couldn’t have been any better, so here is our shout out to the designer that affirmed our beliefs and the ones who made us proud at their runway debuts.
Jeremy Scott for Moschino
Nicholas Ghesquiere for Louis Vuitton
Marc by Marc Jacobs by Kate Hillier and Luella Bartley
By Manny J of Gent’s Closet
The traditional basic tee has now evolved into a long tee – and it looks like it’s here to stay.
Rick Owens, Dries Van Owen and Givenchy are just a few that have spearheaded the long tee movement. The look has spread worldwide after first appearing in the European street scene after brands like Skingraft, En Noir, and Fear of God began to showcase the style.
Music icons Kanye West and A$AP Rocky can be seen showing the world how to rock the look. Kanye has even gone as far as releasing a collection of long tees and hoodies with APC. Long gone are the days of oversized white tees – men can now experiment with length, patterns and prints as well as a slim fitted look.
Brands included: Iridium Brand, Aded by Markfant, and D’Alpaos.