Friday, 15 October 2010

Paris Fashion Week Faves... Celine

Celine showed yet another simple but wearable collection in Paris. This brand is just perfect at the moment in every way.

Everything can be worn over and over without it looking old, drab or off-trend. These pieces are worthy of investment. Shapes are simple, slightly masculine but still very flattering. The colour palette is also very easy to mix and match providing versatility and longevity. If I was a woman I would be a Celine woman with a litte bit of Balenciaga thrown in!

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Paris Fashion Week Faves... Alexander McQueen

The first full collection from Sarah Burton at Alexander McQueen was always going to be hotly anticipated due to the circumstances surrounding the brand.

The collection failed to disappoint with a stunning array of looks from the moment the first model stepped onto the catwalk. Detailing was incredibly intricate and delicate. Couture standard is the only term I can think of to describe the collection. The last few dresses were especially stunning and very much in line with Lee's design direction.

RIP - Lee Alexander McQueen

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Paris Fashion Week Faves... Louis Vuitton

Marc Jacob's S/S '11 collection for Louis Vuitton was a car crash of styles, colours, prints, cultures and decades. Nothing really seems to work but at the same time it kinda does! The slicked back hair looked sensational and was probably the only sign of consistency throughout the entire show.

Colours were bold and dazzling while the attention-to-detail was as always, impeccable. Styles shifted from '20s America with brightly coloured flapper dresses followed by a bold '70s Oriental jaunt and ending with a late '80s/early '90s power dressing silhouette.

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Paris Fashion Week Faves... Balenciaga

Balenciaga was all about androgyny from the first look to the last. Oversized hounds-tooth featured on a range of leather dresses whilst pretty summer shifts were given a masculine twist by being paired with gritty worker-style boots.

The whole show had a real feeling of a feminist movement in progress; a stark contrast from the rest of the stereotypically feminine shows seen in New York, Milan and Paris. However, some of the shoes were similar in style to the creeper-esque brogues seen at Prada the week previous.

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Sunday, 3 October 2010

Milan Fashion Week Faves... Fendi

Fendi, with Karl Largerfeld at the helm, has turned into quite a veritable fashion house. For Spring/Summer 2011 strong silhouettes featured in an array of bright, dazzling colours and prints.

The accessories were equally impressive with a range of gorgeous and chic handbags and some crazy cool sunglasses (circa mid-80's style). With Prada and Giles (in London) also pushing a trend for out-there shades I am willing to take a gamble by saying that bold statement sunglasses will be big next season!

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Milan Fashion Week Faves... Bottega Veneta

The Bottega Veneta show had a monochrome theme running throughout for Spring/Summer 2011. Black, white and grey featured heavily with a few pops of colour along the way.

Luxurious fabrics adorned everything from pretty and simple capped sleeve dresses to loose fitting sumptuous jumpsuits in voluminous silk.

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Milan Fashion Week Faves... Versace

I never thought I'd say it but for Spring/Summer 2011 Versace was one of my favourite designers to show at Milan Fashion Week. The obligatory garish dress did feature but on the whole the collection was a lot more wearable with a much more interesting colour palette.

Clear PVC featured on a few pieces including a black leather zipped dress (see above) giving a sexy glimpse into what was being worn underneath (in this case nothing).

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Milan Fashion Week Faves... Prada

If the Prada show could be summed up in one word it would have to be COLOUR! Colour made a bold, strong statement on everything from simple v-neck dresses to boxy boyish jackets.

The shoes in the show were also incredible with some creeper-esque brogues making an appearance on quite a few occasions. The sunglasses too are to die for although I'm not so sure they would work as an everyday item.

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I Am In Love With... new Adidas ZX 700 Boat trainers in Zebra print

...and my new Adidas vs. Jeremy Scott jumper

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