3.19.2016

PARIS FASHION WEEK READY-TO-WEAR FALL / WINTER 2016 TRENDS…

Inevitably, Paris is for so many of us our favorite place in the world to live and enjoy ‘la mode’! Just like in the XIX century when the first acknowledged couturier, the great Englishman Charles Frederick Worth; took the art of dressing into a higher level as a métier and way of life; each time fashion week arrives; excitement among the fashion lovers reaches its highest peak. La mode à Paris is so very special… Paris still feels like that wonderful paradise where the ‘derniers cris de la mode’ always come from!

Here some of the most covetable trends seen on the runways…
 
PUFFED SLEEVES

PUFFED, cocoon like, dramatic SLEEVES were one of the most seen accents on elegant, edgy or classy tops, jackets, dresses and coats. Their charming volume and craftsmanship added lovely pep to so many theatrical ambiances. (Dior, H&M Studio, Guy Laroche, Lemaire)

STOLAS

Spectacular, colorful, ultra-elegant and sophisticated STOLAS gave extraordinary power and pizzazz to very tasteful looks. They are definitely the accessory to take into consideration as a protagonist of our upcoming fall /winter season ensembles. (Valentin Yudashkin, Dries Van Noten, Vionnet)
 
ANDROGYNOUS VIGOR

Captivating men-inspired tailored separates, suits and tuxedos; ties, tied scarf, bows, structured necklines, big lapels, turtle necks or clean plunges were among the most charming trends. So much spectacular ANDROGYNOUS VIGOR! (Nina Ricci, Alexis Mabille, Chloe, Maison Margiela)



OVERSIZED SWEATERS

There were modern and comfortable OVERSIZED knitted SWEATERS with classy silhouettes or asymmetric contours and detailing; in a wide variety of colors for every taste and level of irreverence. (Celine, Atsuro Tayama, Chalayan, Balenciaga)
 
THE STRAIGHT DRESS

Close to the body or loose, dresses with a straight line became part of many of the Parisian collections; meaning that one not necessarily has to show off curves in order to own and show off that great feminine personality and taste! (Dorhout Mees, Valentino, Valentin Yudashkin, Chalayan)
   
 
RUFFLES

Ruffled detailing was everywhere! On trims, sleeves, necklines, sidelines, fronts and backs and well-thought detailing. With a special allure, RUFFLES will always play a timeless as well as modern role in fashion. (Chloe, Rochas, Lea Peckre, Balmain)
 
THE BLACK LEATHER JACKET

THE BLACK LEATHER JACKET keeps on looking so updated, and adds a magnificent nonchalance to any look, no matter how classy or edgy it is pretended to be. Reinvented or full of traditional detailing, the black leather jacket will be our fool-proof, eternal companion! (Manish Arora, Anthony Vaccarello, Balenciaga, Barbara Bui)
 
STRIPES

Timeless, forever-modern, cool and beautiful STRIPES, in every size and size-mixing were seen in a very long list of fabulous collections. They definitely never go out of style! (Chloe, Rochas, Lea Peckre, Balmain)
 
BIG BELTS

Flat, braided, obi-like, with multiple strings, standout buckles, bows; with elegant or edgy accents; in leather, velvet, cottons, wool or silk; BIG BELTS added great doses of charm to every look they were included in. (Y Proyect, Saint Laurent, Balmain, Maison Margiela)
 
DRAMATIC NECKLINES

Gorgeous DRAMATIC NECKLINES and collars turned theatricality on in the spectacular Parisian fashion shows! With strategic draping, pleats, beading, embroidery, ruffles, bows, lace, XL lapels, designs and plenty of craftsmanship, they fired up passionate fashion hearts! (Rick Owens, Givenchy, Aganovich, AtsuroTayama)
 
 
LIFE IS WITHOUT A DOUBT AN EXTRAORDINARY RUNWAY! LIVE IT ON!
Gaby

3.06.2016

MILAN FASHION WEEK: READY-TO-WEAR FALL /WINTER 2016 TRENDS…

Milan, as many Italian cities, is and will always be known for its good taste, extraordinary exquisite tailoring, and craftsmanship. Mmmmm… A fabulous Italian citá where fashion is so very present even in the air one breathes. This year the Ready-to-Wear collections for the upcoming Fall / Winter season were simply fantastic…
 
Here some of the most beautiful trends seen on the catwalks…
 
BAROQUE EXCESS
The BAROQUE style and its EXCESS reigned on the runways. Extravagant, much elaborated pieces and ensembles in opulent fabrics; in elegant, dark and metallic tones reflected that eternal love for the great XVII & XVIII centuries; of course with perfect touches of modernity. (Roberto Cavalli, Antonio Marras, DSquared2, Gucci)

IMMACULATE TAILORING
IMMACULATE Italian TAILORING was all around. There were beautiful men-inspired looks; perfectly made suits in traditional wools and silks; in muted, dark or vibrant colors, prints and a lot of stripes; as well as splendid daring cuts, draping and detailing. Fantastic! (Emporio Armani, Bottega Veneta, Max Mara, Versace)


ABSOLUTE WHITE
Head-to-toe white were among the popular, stand-out tones of the night. This ABSOLUTE WHITE popularity for the next fall and winter definitely stated the growing desire for a timeless but up to date impeccable elegance. (Port 1961, Genny, Aigner, Ermanno Scervino)

EXTRAORDINARY METALLICS
Wonderful metallic fashionable pieces, striking metallic detailing and accessories caught the attention and won the hearts of the excited public; who expected just so. (Blumarine, Elisabetta Franchi, Cristiano Burani)



MAXIMUM FEMININITY
These magnificent Italian collections were charged with MAXIMUM FEMINITY. Lovely lady-like silhouettes, lingerie-inspired looks, romantic shapes and details, right-on-point sheerness, plunges and lengths showed the sufficient amount of skin, great glamour, elegance and sexiness. (Alberta Ferretti, Blumarine, Elisabetta Franchi, Leitmotif)


RETRO PANACHE
A sophisticated RETRO PANACHE from the 60’s and 70’s was strongly present. There were cool flares, vaporous dresses and skirts, turtlenecks, vintage-like fur coats and vests, shearling, florals, artful geometric prints, ethnic detailing and patterns; mini dresses, wide brimmed hats and a lot of hippie vibes; dedicated to those with an easy and awesome personality! (Byblos, Etro, Fendi, Roberto Cavalli)

MILITARY DETAILING
Gorgeous army-inspired suits, jackets, bombers, blazers, trench coats; big pockets, masculine necklines and lapels, standout buttons and great defined shoulders were just a few of the beautiful MILITARY DETAILING showed throughout these collections. (Marni, Mila Schon, FAY, Versace)


COLORFUL FUR
Loud, artful fur coats had a big moment; and they looked pretty fan-tas-tic! With geometric patterns, color blocking, abstract designs and motif, retro coolness; they all warmed up the ambiance with their fun-party of tones and forms. (Fendi, Byblos, Gucci, Marco de Vicenzo)

 
NECKS WITH BOWS
Stunning NECKS WITH BOWS attached or stylishly tied, in all sizes, lengths and tones seemed to be some of the favorite musts for the cool weather upcoming fashion. Checked! (Vivetta, Dsquared2, Alberto Zambelli, Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini)
 
NEXT STOP, THE CITY OF LIGHTS!
 
LIFE IS A RUNWAY!
Gaby

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