Feb 28, 2015

Roberto Cavalli Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 Milan

Roberto Cavalli show on Saturday -The long catwalk was lit by a number of impressive chandeliers. But they didn't come crafted in the more familiar Murano glass gilded style. Rather, they were constructed from halogen tube lights. Making the chandeliers both traditional and modern at the same time. Cavalli, too, needs to find a way to bring these elements together on the catwalk.

There was little to link the animal print ensembles that opened the show with the shaggy plaid pieces or the short lace dresses bisected by chinoiserie flower prints that appeared later in the fashion collection.

Every flat surface was festooned with sequin, inserted with lace or embroidered with beading and then there was the fringe and the plissé fabrics that added another dimensionality to the come-hither collection.
The calculated use of flowing fringe on sporty knit-based dresses found that perfect mix of modernity and familiarity. And the fashion show finished strong with flowing plissé gowns, pinched together to create diamond-shaped openings that exposed bits of skin at the waist, in degradé shades.

Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 Milan

Ermanno Scervino Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 Milan

Versace Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 Milan

Etro Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015  Milan

Feb 27, 2015

Prada Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 Milan

Prada Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 Milan
Fashion designer Miuccia Prada let germinate a delightfully girly collection filled with pastel-hued pieces that reveled in their sugar sweet innocence. As one fresh-faced model after another took to the catwalk, their hair pulled back into charming ponytail buns pinned to one side by rhinestone flower clips, they conveyed a youthful energy. They were endearing in their baby doll dresses worn with Amal Clooney-like shoulder-length gloves, and more often than not finished off with shirts in a contrasting color underneath. It was almost as if the models were playing dress-up and got a bit nervous about showing too much skin. Ditto the sculptural neoprene suiting adorned with big floral brooches. The cropped pants and shorter jackets accentuating the idea that the girls had recently gone through a growth spurt but wouldn’t give up wearing their favorite Prada pieces.


Moschino Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 Milan

Moschino RTW Fall Winter 2015 Milan

This season Scott looked to the hip hop styles of the '80s for his starting point. So, to the infections rhythms of J.J. Fad’s “Supersonic” and Kris Kross’s “Jump,” he sent out day glow gear in padded quilting that Flavor Flav would certainly be a fan of.
He probably would also like to get his hands on one of the Tweety bird-faced clock necklaces Scott sent down the runway along with the baseball jerseys covered in Looney Tunes characters doing their best gangsta poses across the front. While the semi-shear black tops, embroidered with enough gold chains to make Mr. T proud, made a nice lightweight alternative to the real thing. It was in his group of denim pieces that Scott showed the most promise in terms of salability. And some sweatshirt skirts and denim jacket/sweats hybrid pieces were a good blend of quirk and cool.


Feb 25, 2015

Alberta Ferretti Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 Milan

Alberta Ferretti Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 Milan

Stella Jean Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 Milan

Stella Jean Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 Milan
Stella Jean - The 35-year-old designer indeed has a knack for evolving her prints and making every theme stand out from the last.

 "The trick is to change the theme every time and of course the silhouettes," she told  (NOWFASHION backstage). "We started out with Africa and in this collection, there aren't any African references. There is an evolution in terms of genre and volumes and there is much more of a masculine aspect that I think really highlights the underlying sense of femininity," she added. A Himalayan-barbershop-meets-Savile-Row-tailoring motif set the tone for the array this fall winter season. Boyish glen check wool and neoprene coats were accented with Maharajah-inspired embroidery and electric tassels. Buoyant, embroidered silk and wool skirts that expanded like the flying buttresses typical in Gothic architecture infused the collection with a playful, nonchalant edge. "The themes were played out in a kitsch way in order to render the collection credible and to balance out the classic," Jean added.

Feb 24, 2015

Giles Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 London

Giles Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 London
This season, the alchemy was spellbinding, opening with austere judicial-like clerks, perhaps more suited to a luscious Tudor court ‘off with their head’ than the grandeur-stripped bureaucracy of today.  Starched high white ruffle collars and cuffs, accented with pearl polka dots, and black swooshes of capes finished with cheeky leather bows tied at the bottom of the knickerbockers.  The strict clerical black and starched white, styled with inky black lips, created a sterner Vogue version of the new romantics, the heels and the polka dot hosiery perhaps a nod to the Bananarama days. Giles cleverly creates characters through clothes, and this season was strict, seductive, Madame rather than Lady.
Giles Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 London

Bows and black duchesse satin capes or black PVC mini skirts were styled with crisp ruffled white cotton blouses. Bell sleeves and satin bows in peachy orange softened the severity and phased in an inky illustrative print of a forbidden forest that came into view just as the thunder crashed and rolled on the soundtrack.  Giles is a couturier, and his world is not restricted to seasons; it’s a world where every emotion needs a different gown or guise, and he is one of few designers who has the skill and imagination to cut it.  From bodice and form-flirting hourglass silhouettes to romantic billowing gowns, with toadstall print chiffons mounted on white or black, Giles dresses the theatric and the expressive side of your soul. If Miss. Havisham, Mrs. de Winter or Anne Boleyn were to walk again, accompanied by harpsichord choir, it would be in Giles.

Feb 23, 2015

Vivienne Westwood Red Label Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 London

Vivienne Westwood Red Label Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 London
Long live the Queen of Punk – As Dame Vivienne Westwood took her curtain call with her army of models down the runway, the privilege of witnessing a living legend in action proved to be rather overwhelming. The Red Label fall/winter collection is arguably one of Westwood’s finest works in recent years. We’ve all heard her cause for going “green”, especially her efforts to raise awareness about climate change. Whilst the narrative might have seen better days in previous seasons, today the message felt fresh and alive with a show that was alluded to as being autobiographical.

The show itself was electric. There was no shortage of the Westwood leftist attitude that we’ve come to know and love. The discourse around consumption felt rather pointed through the caricature of hyper-consumerists, especially in the first few looks. Classic Teddy Girl suiting was embellished with novelty trinkets symbolising the seasonal wants. Grace Bol in oversized camo coat seemed especially predatory, like a poacher in the African safari who’s in for the kill. Socks had the word “chaos” printed on them, whilst meme-worthy cats were plastered on tote bags that mock the ubiquitous high street variety. And depending on how sold you were on the show, the stark black line that ran down the center of the runway coupled with the context of staging a show in the Science Museum hinted at the models akin to consumerist robots on autopilot, towing the line of capitalism with their in-built sensors.


Burberry Prorsum Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 London

Burberry Prorsum Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 London

It is a tall order to constantly break the mold when you're as established as Burberry. What Ralph Lauren is to New York, Louis Vuitton to Paris, is what Burberry is to London; and with that comes great responsibility. Yet Christopher Bailey manages to deliver added value each season by way of an unparalleled show experience, an enviably star-studded front row or through tweaking iconic pieces that are part of the brand's bread and butter. Today's show vouched for all of the above as it took us to a myriad of destinations from the Balinese Islands of Southeast Asia to the souks of Morocco. In attendance today was a powerhouse front row that included The Honourable Woman herself, Maggie Gyllenhaal, campaign faces Jourdan Dunn and Naomi Campbell, along with the man of the hour, Sam Smith.
The classic Burberry sentimentality is ever present but in the form of figurative postcards from exotic corners of the world with each look. Batik print trench coats were styled with suede patchwork bottoms for a print-on-print effect. Day dresses with exposed panelling continued the print story, fashioning oriental motifs at times.

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Feb 19, 2015

Calvin Klein Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 New York

Anna Sui Ready To Wear Fall Winter 2015 New York

Though many designers mined the ‘70s for longer, leaner, sophisticated aesthetes for the season, Anna Sui was destined for Woodstock and the hippies. We're talking Mongolian fur coats, small leather cross body bags and flared trousers. We mean knit capes in a blue and green color way that you know get the job done simply because their heft has already stretched them a little bit.