Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Opposites Attract at Dries Van Noten

On day two of Paris Fashion Week, Dries Van Noten paired plaids and florals together, and did so brilliantly.  A sort of softer grunge was exhibited in this collection, with the mash up of two patterns normally reserved for opposite seasons.  Van Noten used nontraditional fabrics such as taffeta, lamé, and organza for the plaids to make them appear more luxurious and lightweight than the typical wool or flannel reserved for the cold-weather print.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Milano Fashion Week, Day 4: It's in the accessories

Karl Lagerfeld presented a beautiful collection full of stunning clothes and even more stunning accessories for the Fendi Spring 2013 RTW collection:

Friday, September 21, 2012

Milano Fashion Week, Day 3

Blugirl and Blumarine both had a very sweet, cotton-candy colored vibe

Donatella Versace explored the dessert in her latest collection

Moschino was all about 60's mod and florals galore

Just Cavalli

Sportmax showed a leather houndstooth cut-out coat!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Milano Fashion Week, Day 2

Today, two of Milan's biggest fashion houses, Prada and Emporio Armani, each had a very young vibe on the runway, with a nod to the 90's (cue Prada's giant flower motif and high platform sandals and Emporio Armani's very Clueless-esque plaid mini skirt/short suits). However, this did not mean there weren't modern elements in each collection.  For example, Emporio Armani featured a blown-up pixilated print on shorts, dresses, and blouses.


Emporio Armani

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Fashion week wraps up in London and struts south to Milano

Burberry competitor Mulberry showed a very prim and proper collection of luxe leather, jacquard, pretty pastels, and, of course, poodles.

Simone Rocha played up her collection with a fun daisy motif and sunshiny colors

Gucci designer Frida Giannini channeled the late sixties and early seventies in her luxurious, rainbow hued collection.

Alberta Ferretti channeled the ocean in her latest collection with dresses that appear to float

Images courtesy of and The Sartorialist

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Day 2, London Fashion Week

Some of the most prominent British designers showed their collections today including Temperley London, a favorite of the Duchess of Cambridge, print genius Mary Katrantzou, Jonathan Saunders, and Matthew Williamson.

Temperley London

Mary Katrantzou

Jonathan Saunders

Matthew Williamson

Marios Schwab

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