"Nanette Lepore called this collection a “treasure chest of fun,” meant to celebrate the talented artisans of New York’s Garment District.At first glance, many of the looks appeared downright subdued for the typically more-is-more Lepore, but closer inspection revealed intricate details: braiding on a fur, leather and wool coat, for example, and rich embroidery on an exotic printed chiffon skirt." - wwd.com
Thursday, February 27, 2014
"Big Sur meets big city," said Michael Kors in his studio the other day, smiling as if to add, "Isn't fashion fun?" In his hands, it sure is. For fall, Kors' coastal California - inspired looks tapped into that relaxed attitude we've all been feeling - this, after gorgeously hitting the mark with his spring collection of forties-meets-seventies floral dresses. The slouchy wool pants, delicious cozy knits (an overused fashion adjective, but the only one that applies), and full peasant skirts he showed echoed an ease that's been surfacing on the streets and runways. A looser silhouette just feels right. Plus, a flat shoe - Kors' lug sole huarache, once relegated to Palm Springs retirees, is the new jolie laide footwear - and crushable suede clutches with long fringe looked both practical and romantic. (There were subtle shades of Stevie Nicks mixed in, too, with some of the subtly metallic chiffon dresses.) In our dreams, we'd all lead lives that would allow us to dress like this all the time." - vogue.com
"The Indian-born designer told International Business Times backstage on Tuesday that he was inspired by "Cabaret" and boudoir for his Fall 2014 collection. If the bedroom-style lighting installation at the top of the runway wasn't a big enough hint, the opening look - a satin coat with gold piping we'd imagine slinking sexily off a bare shoulder - was a dead giveaway. "The idea started from 'Cabaret'. Then we started playing with angles with geometry so it's a modern collection", Khan told me backstage. "It's very boudoir chic. It's luxury. It's rich." - ibtimes.com
What: Elle Australia March 2014
Who: Margot Robbie
Photographer: Kai Z Feng
Designers: Stella McCartney, Gucci, and Zimmermann.
What: Flaunt Magazine
Who: Jared Leto
Photographer: Eric Ray Davidson
Stylist: Kemal and Karla
Hair Stylist: Chase Kusero / MakeUp Artist: Jamie Taylor
Designers: Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane, William Henry, Dolce and Gabbana, Balenciaga, Marc Jacobs, Prada, American Apparel, Louis Leeman, Paul Smith, Diesel Black Gold, Michael Kors, and Dries Van Noten.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
"There's no way that becoming a household name for being a royal outfitter doesn't change things for a design house. While Packham has always had elegance and glamour, there is an elevated feel to her latest collection and this builds on that "clothes for a princess" aesthetic. Jagger's influence was most obvious in a white pantsuit, the oversized satin blazers and the super wide-leg satin lounge pants. But the silhouette is more 20s than 70s. In fact, with dropped waists and bias cuts all over this runway, there does seem to be a bit of a Downton Abbey, WWI-era feel about the whole thing. Despite these odes to the past, Packham keeps it modern with her use of colour and fabric with lots of current combinations like maroon and hot pink as well as lots of sparkles. A gold ball gown skirt paired with a maroon slouchy sequinned open-weave sweater feels both familiar and innovative. Marabou feather trim was used liberally on cocktail dress hems, but never more notably than on a huge, lavender feather full-length coat." - thefashionspot.com