Saturday, February 28, 2015

MFW: Giamba AW15 RTW







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Giamba Autumn/Winter 2015 Ready to Wear at Milan Fashion Week

Giambattista Valli gave us some of the best frocks I've ever seen from him in this collection.This is also, perhaps, the most wearable collection Giamba has ever done (for me, at least). And yes, I'm saying 'wearable' about a pretty white dress with a leather harness on it. This is a first.
I loved the more traditional 'Valli girls' dresses as well,with the incredible floral details as only Giamba knows how to do. The colors are perfection. The mountain-y landscapes are an equally beautiful change in direction. 
Suddenly, while reading Tim Blanks' Giamba review on style.com, I see this quoted by Mr. Valli: "I just want to inspire girls. They may not be able to afford the clothes, but they can go and do the look, with layered leggings and face tattoos." -- Guys, face tattoos aside, but Giamba is totally doing this for us! This is what I think we all do with most collections, but I'm excited to see a designer, let alone Valli, go right out and admit this. Awesome stuff. xx



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Friday, February 27, 2015

MFW: Prada AW15 RTW






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Prada Autumn/Winter 2015 Ready to Wear at Milan Fashion Week

Pastels all around, typical Prada. But this collection had an interesting new twist to it. This collection is almost delicate and light, but with something very tough underneath it all. And especially in the sea of dark fall colors and much black pieces, this collection shines and sparkles. 
Some of the first suited looks remind me of something John and Paul would wear back in the day, but as the collection progressed, the clothes became more lady-like while keeping a tough, almost masculine feel. Lots of tweeds were used in unique ways, making it almost a bit sci-fi for a second. That was nice. I also loved the opera gloves and fur details - very on trend this season. The brooches and jewellery was incredible too. xx



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Thursday, February 26, 2015

MFW: Gucci AW15 RTW






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Gucci Autumn/Winter 2015 Ready to Wear at Milan Fashion Week

News broke only a month ago that Alessandro Michele would be replacing Frida Giannini as creative director at Gucci. And the drama aside, I'm still not sure how I feel.
Pros: this collection is really beautiful and beautifully done. I love the long silhouettes and the loose ruffles, embroidery, and fur coats. The suited looks were gorgeous and strong. 
Cons: I wasn't blown away as I expected to be. Maybe my expectations were too high; but if this collection was from Frida, I'd say it was still beautiful but definitely not her best. Yes, I will compare Alessandro to Frida, as they come from the same Gucci culture in the first place - he worked under her for long enough to have her signature stick to him. 

Guys, I would love to hear your thoughts!
How do you feel about this choice of creative director? Do you like this collection? 
xx



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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

WISHLIST: Milan Fashion Week




Oh, Milano. Where I feel free to double up blazers and wear funky jewelry.

Excited for N21, Jil Sander, Bottega Veneta, and Prada. You? xx



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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

LFW: Burberry Prorsum AW15 RTW







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Burberry Prorsum Autumn/Winter 2015 Ready to Wear at London Fashion Week

You all know me by now... I obsess over these Burberry shows to the point where they become an actual highlight from all fashion weeks combined.
Yet again, Burberry transformed it's Hyde Park show location into something special - this season it's Woodstock mixed with the early '70s boho spirit. The 1970s: so trendy right now, it's unreal. But I admire each and every designer's take on it. 
Christopher Bailey gave us many flowy dresses in traditional paisley prints, along with fridges suede in burgundy, teal, navy, natural browns. This was a autumn collection with a surprisingly little amount of black pieces, such as outerwear and frocks; a refreshing turn for Burberry. 
Ponchos continue to be everything, but now, instead of having out initials on them, we'll get a poncho which looks properly vintaged and almost like it came straight from the (very chic) prairie. The tapestry-like and heavily embroidered coats and dresses with the mirror details - also loved. 

Now, a mention regarding the front row. Naomi came late, Patrick had a laugh at that with Kate. Oh, we could all be friends. But my favorite was how during the show, and especially during the finale, the audience was swaying with the music and were properly singing along with Clare Maguire to the tunes 'House of the Rising Sun' and 'My Sweet Lord'. Sensational. xx


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Monday, February 23, 2015

LFW: Preen by Thornton Bregazzi AW15 RTW






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Preen by Thornton Bregazzi Autumn/Winter 2015 Ready to Wear at London Fashion Week

When you de-construct the first about 10 or so pieces you'll find stellar coats, sweaters, etc. in the most beautiful colors and plaid prints. And then, as the collection continues, we end up with stunning floral dresses which would be perfect for any season.
Each model seemed to float, even though all of the layers. Preen is the one in London who would make cold weather dressing this light and airy. xx


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