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From New York to London to Paris and finally, Milan, designers are debuting their fall/winter 2015 collections. There is just so much to look forward to. With so many looks to drool over, it’s hard to pick the best collections so far..but we’ll try.
Dolce & Gabbana paid homage to mothers everywhere. The brightly hued, floral-filled collection saw Italian and French phrases of “I love you, Mamma” and “For the most beautiful in the world” written in glitter across stunning dresses. They may not have paid taxes but Dolce & Gabbana sure adore their mothers.
Balenciaga went texture overload with furs and wools in classic patterns. Long skirts and Hitchcock vibes made this collection a real stand out with fashion lovers and critics.
Here are some of our favourite looks from this past week:
The weather is still pretty warm in Canada, considering it’s October, so it’s not that outlandish to be discussing cool clothes for spring 2015. In fact, this weather only makes us want them sooner and you’ll see why. Some of the greatest designers and fashion houses on Earth debuted their collections in Paris and Milan and we’re left swooning!Chanel, Valentino, Dior and every major label in between offered strong clothes for bold, powerful women.
At Chanel, designer Karl Lagerfeld dared to pair silver with gold. At Alexander McQueen there was a mixture of fabrics and patterns with fierce results. At Louis Vuitton, white and gauzy ruled the runway. The rest is just gravy. Enjoy!
As more and more designers showcase their spring 2014 collections, the easier it is for the fashion world to synthesize the coming trends. Based on what we’ve seen in New York, London, Milan and now Paris, ruffles, sheer fabrics and embroidery will be major players when the frost melts. Paris Fashion Week is still raging on but here are some of the cool things we’ve been treated to already.
At Saint Laurent – a hit of ’80s and lots of fabulous ruffles.
At Stella McCartney – an ultra-feminine, sheer ensembles with mixed fabrics.
At Giambattisa Valli – ethereal fabrics with subtle, yet effective embroidery.
At Givenchy – sophisticated jersey drapery in rusty colour.
But Rick Owens’ presentation was something special. Rather than using traditional models, Owens chose to use a fierce step team called Soul Steps. It was a phenomenal and really makes you re-evaluate what is considered beautiful. A picture just won’t do.
First it was New York Fashion Week, followed by London Fashion Week, then to Milan Fashion Week and currently Paris Fashion Week. While we’re still orienting ourselves with the fabulousness of fall, fashion’s A-list is finding out what designers have in store for spring 2014. Ahh, to be Anna Wintour!
From Gucci to Alexander Wang to Balenciaga, pastels and shiny fabrics are ruling the runways. Imagery and prints on fabric have also been seen on several catwalks, just check out looks from Prada and Dolce & Gabbana. Whatever your style, there’s something coming for everyone.
Some of our favourite looks from the international fashion weeks…so far:
Paris Fashion Week is in full swing and we’ve already seen major houses debuting their Fall/Winter 2013 collections. So far, the looks are nothing short of fabulous. There seems to be an overall late 1950s, early 1960s vibe from many designers. Seeing the runway shows, I couldn’t help but think of Alfred Hitchcock heroines like Kim Novak and Grace Kelly.
Designers like Chloe and Rochas offered streamlined wool coats and slim skirts that skimmed well below the knee. Even the hair and makeup was sleek and perfectly coifed. In contrast, Costume National (famous for their consistent use of black), Celine and Balenciaga went for classic black and white.
Speaking of Balenciaga, this was the highly-anticpated debut collection from new creative director, Alexander Wang. For the most part, Wang stayed true to his own minimalist and simplistic aesthetic while also maintaining a crisp, edginess that Balenciaga fans expect. Despite his success, Wang is still a young designer and his new position will help him grow that much more.
Photos via Style.com