Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Vanessa Bruno Spring/Summer 2015 Ready-To-Wear
Like Band of Outsiders, hearing that Vanessa Bruno would not show her collection on the runway was quite devastating at first. And maybe it's that 'end-of-fashion-week' vibe talking here, but I love Vanessa's vision as a lookbook so much that the no-show doesn't bother me at all.
Now, there are very few moments when I will approve the wearing of "Sperry" or "frat boy shoes".
One of these instances is here, at Paris Fashion Week. ONLY a real Parisian designer could take something very American that I hate, transforming it into something I almost love (as long as worn with all other chic Parisian clothing). So, kudos.... I guess.
Have you ever worn something Vanessa Bruno? Because I'm not so sure any image or online store description will properly explain how good the quality is. So soft and well done. Vanessa makes the kinds of amazing clothes I could live in (seriously). That simple black dress is a highlight, the cut is so so so beautiful. And those flower appliqué skirts are divine, perfect for those menswear shirts tucked in and layered under your boyf's blazer.
This is a collection I'm excited to shop. xx
Monday, September 29, 2014
Chloé Spring/Summer 2015 Ready-To-Wear
The great Gaby Aghion, Chloé's founder, passed away on Saturday. This collection is dedicated to her.
When Aghion showed her first collection, it was from a location that was popular with the French artist and classic boheme. It is believed that Chloé's association to the bohemian culture is just by chance because of this. But as they say, everything is for the best. Aghion kept this chic, relaxed, easy-going, and effortless elegance to all of her clothes throughout her time, inspiring a lifestyle. After Aghion retired, a long list of great designers took charge of the design (famously, Karl Lagerfeld, Pheobe Philo, and Stella McCartney).
Clare Waight Keller, the brand's current designer made this collection with Aghion clearly in mind - this collection is symbolic of everything Aghion wanted the Chloé girl to be about. Very spiritual, authentic, effortlessly gorgeous. This meant loose and flowing silhouettes; short hems, sweatshirts, loose denim. Everything is so filled with air! It's so fresh. And the best part is that this collection is the fabric, which could have belonged to your grandma. It looks like Keller took this very fabric and made something so modern out of it, right for a weekend getaway or for just coffee at the local place. xx
Sunday, September 28, 2014
Isabel Marant Spring/Summer 2015 Ready-To-Wear
Marant has spoken: the new bohemian is biblical. Cue Jesus sandals, wide tied belts, and traditional fabrics.
Marant gained a lot of inspiration from Africa this season, and mixing it with her signature boho, indie festival clothes is proving to still be fresh, clean, easy, and very modern.
There are a lot of graphic prints, a lot of earthy tones, and even puka shells in the accessories... Significantly down-to-earth, even for a Marant girl. But it's obvious that this spring she will connect with nature, and the earth. Again, with the nature trend passing along consistently through each fashion week, hitting the best collections. xx
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2015 Ready-To-Wear
Q: Is it too much to say that Raf Simons designing for Dior is the best thing that happened to the brand? I know Galliano was a genius, but whenever I think about him, it's always in a past-tense; he "was", he "did", he "achieved". The future stands with Raf, and this collection proves further proves it.
Loving that the show was from the Louvre, where Marc Jacobs traditionally held Louis Vuitton. This is huge! Two of Paris' biggest; these companies have been dancing around each other for ages, and now they're even swapping locations.
But the best thing about this runway is that it completely seemed to disappear... According to style.com, the runway was just a mirrored silver box, placed in the center of the courtyard so the walls reflected on it, playing with the architecture and making the location itself almost dissolve into itself... *awesome*
The clothes and accessories themselves where an epic mash of the past and future of Dior, again very symbolic. The start of the show brought us great rib-wear (I love me a good ribbed top), which were paired with gorgeous, shaped skirts and beautifully tailored trousers. Reminiscent of underwear from a different time. So much beautiful details, embroidery, the cuts.... This collection is everything Raf is good at, and what he does time after time. But it still looks fresh. And so futuristic... Dare I even say... "Dr. Who".
Ah, I know I'm coming off as such a fan girl - but what can I say? Raf, you rock my world. Bravo. xx
Friday, September 26, 2014
Lanvin Spring/Summer 2015 Ready-To-Wear
Alber Elbaz did Jeanne proud today, with the 125th anniversary of Lanvin. This collection is so everything today's Lanvin woman is about - this is really the best elements of what we'e been seeing lately but all done in a new and fresh way. This collection was unsurprisingly mature, but even I, a 22 year old, would wear it. It's the timeless silhouette Elbaz is so good at giving us.