10.03.2018

PARIS TRENDS FROM THE SPRING/SUMMER 2019 COLLECTIONS…

Every time I think of Paris, Hemingway’s words inevitably come to my mind (and heart)… Paris is ‘a movable feast’. It really is! This city just spoils us in every single way; and through fashion, words become not enough to describe the ‘how’. Don’t we all just adore la Ville Lumière?!

The spring/summer 2019 collections delivered so much; for every taste and personality.  A fascinating mélange of strong masculinity and divine femininity was everywhere; and that Parisian nonchalance we go crazy for, lived in every single runway. There were spectacular androgyny; lovely slips dresses with special touches; straight silhouettes all the way to extravagant volumes (specially on sleeves); ethnic-influenced ensembles, gorgeous draping, fabulous asymmetry, shirt-dresses, XL toppers, cowboy and rock & roll vibes; sweats, racer suits, leather, PVC, pailletes, ruffles, pink, pastels, ‘a lot’ of black and white… It was just amazing!
 
Let’s dig in….
 
ANDROGEN CHARM
Tailored suits, separates coats and accessories; charged with the most fascinating masculinity had their huge moment on the runways. From rock & roll to super polished… Simply spectacular! Paco Rabanne, Zadig & Voltaire, Christian Dior)
 
 
SLIPS
Slips dresses; alone or on top of t-shirts, blouses, sweaters or pants; with much mix & match patterns and colors involved; added an irreverent, fun modernity. (Atsushi Makashima, Jour-Ne, Maison Margiela)
 

GREEK GODDESSES
There were beautiful dresses recalling the enchantment of Greek goddesses; with their harmonious draping, easy flow and bucolic airs; mostly in soft tones; many embellished or accessorized with well thought pieces, beading and motifs. (Chloe, Andrew GN, Ingie)
 
 
ETHNIC FASCINATION
Ethnic-influenced ensembles were seen in many collections; through colorful fabrics, prints and patterns; mix & match, cheerful motifs, rich embellishments, embroidery, feathers, fringes… Lovely gypsies, African and Hindu queens fascinated. (Valentino, Gucci, Hyun Mi Nielsen)
 
 
STRAIGHT DRESSES
Shapeless, straight dresses; monochromatic or with prints and patterns; found their way to inject beautiful charm through their simple elegance; and yes, again, their wonderful Parisian ‘nonchalance’… (Givenchy, Marimekko, Ann Demeulemeester)
 
 
OVERSIZE TOPPERS
XL coats: Full-length ones, capes, trenches, bombers, puffers, blazers and jackets; in tamed or loud prints and tones added divine pizzazz. (Lemaire, Sonia Rykiel, Akris)
 
 
RACER SUITS
Racer suits, even in leather; cinched at the waist; with zippers, small patches and tough details stood out with great edginess, power and personality. (Marine Serre, Giddy Up, Celine)
 
 
EDGY DRAPING
Gorgeous asymmetric drapes let it clear how creativity, art and craftsmanship are inherent in fashion. Asymmetry on necklines, sleeves, hems, sides, details or full silhouettes; resulted in a breathtaking avant-garde elegance. (Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten, Poiret)
 
 
FULL ASSYMETRY
Marvelous and artful asymmetric construction and deconstruction, proportion playfulness, mixing & matching of patterns, fabrics and embellishments; were seen in never-to-forget looks. (Sacai, Elie Saab, Givenchy)
 
 
DARK GIRLS-COWBOYS
There were superb dark girls-cowboys; in head-to-toe black; showing off a perfect mix of powerful attitude imported from the Wild Wild West, and that timeless Parisian pizzazz. Uffffffff… My favorite!!!
 
LIFE IS A RUNWAY!
Gaby

*Pictures are not mine, They are credit of the photographers-collaborators from one of my favorite fashion sites; NOWFASHION.

9.25.2018

MILAN TRENDS FROM FASHION WEEK SPRING / SUMMER 2019 COLLECTIONS…

Inevitably, I find myself very deeply drawn by Italian fashion and every concept involved in it. Its craftsmanship, tailoring, attention to details and tradition. It feels like Italians just ‘know’ how to understand and create beauty; as if it is innate in them to materialize ‘good taste’.
 
Runways were filled with gorgeous tailoring and fabulous touches of masculinity; beautiful mélanges of geometric prints and patterns; ruffles, feathers, fringes, pleats, romantic florals; embellished denim, shirt and pullovers-dresses; artful PJ’s, and high-fashion dresses and ensembles. Simply magnificent!
 
UPDATED SUITS
Outstanding tailoring with perfect doses of masculine charm were appreciated in beautiful suits; many with modern and more relaxed fits; monochromatic, plenty were head-to-toe white ones; in pastels, loud hues or prints. (Etro, Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana)
 
 
RUFFLES AND MORE RUFFLES
Artistic ruffles all over dresses, tops, toppers, bottoms; or ruffles placed strategically on the sides, hems, necklines and sleeves; injected delightful theatricality and femininity. (Elisabetta Franchi, Luisa Beccaria, Annakiki)
 
 
GEOMETRY
Elegant or playful geometric prints played key roles in many collections. Some were mixed & matched, others paired with animal prints; adding wonderful freshness and modernity.(Cividini, Emilio Pucci, Moschino)
 
 
RICH FEATHERS
There were lovely pieces; mostly dresses and skirts; covered in feathers or feathers as the stand-out detail; in fun colors or classy tones; but generating the same effect: A wonderful edgy elegance! (No.21, MSGM, Simonetta Ravizza)
 
 
THE MIDI PLEATED SKIRT
Stating the timeless value of elegance and femininity; midi-length, perfectly pleated skirts were paired with lovely tops, blouses, tailored jackets, sweaters and denim toppers. (Fendi, Marco Di Vicenzo, Iceberg)
 
 
ROMANTIC FLORALS
Romantic floral dresses had their big moment; of breezy silhouettes or hugging the body; with ruffles, draping, embellishments and ultra-feminine details; simply spectacular! (Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, Francesca Liberatore)
 
 
EMBELLISHED DENIM
Denim pieces were carefully embellished with wonderful beading, fringes, feathers, motifs, appliques, patchwork, tie-die and glittery details. (Vivetta, MSGM, Annakiki)
 
 
PULLOVER-DRESSES
Cool and casual pullover-dresses; with paillettes, logos or messages, in vibrant or tamed colors; with boots, heels or sneakers; looked super modern and updated. (Anteprima, Roberto Cavalli, Sportmax) 
 

 
ARTFUL PJ’S
Fabulous PJ’s-like ensembles, in classic or loud prints, delighted. These looks were full of character, irreverence and comfort. So perfect! (Marco Di Vicenzo, Anteprima, Dolce & Gabbana)
 
Next stop, la Ville Lumière… Gorgeous Paris!
LIFE IS A RUNWAY!
Gaby

*Pictures are not mine, They are credit of the photographers-collaborators from one of my favorite fashion sites; NOWFASHION.

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