MILAN – ON FIRE: ROBERTO CAVALI
At a glance, you may think you were watching the third installment of The Hunger Games. However, don’t expect these models to head for the quarter quell any time soon! Roberto Cavalli brought an entirely new meaning to the word fiery at Milan’s F/W Fashion Week 2014. Extravagance was paramount on the runway and we can expect it to be paramount when it comes to our fall wardrobes this September. Its evident in these beautiful new styles that Cavali was inspired by multiple eras and themes. Cavali combines a 1920’s flapper with equestrian rider to give you a rock and roll vibe of bygone eras.
New York – finding the sparkle in its roots : Prabal Gurung
Prabal Gurung’s fall collection was one of his best to date. Gurung has said “that this collection was heavily inspired by his home country, Nepal.” His home grown roots branched through his new collection, well noted in his color and fabrication choices. Gurung made his super chic line “city friendly” by adding complex layering patterns which created an edgy refinement that was carefully laced throughout. Additionally, he happily welcomed the use of Swarovski crystals into his line this season.
“Over the years we’ve really thought about the unique ways we can incorporate Swarovski crystals into the collection, and the different effects we can achieve. Whereas the crystals started out as aesthetic embellishments, we now look to use the crystals in the original construction of each piece, they succeed in bringing our more classic silhouettes into a contemporary sphere.”
Paris Fashion Week – Shopping goes Couture
Well, you may have thought your local Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods was cool… but imagine walking in, expecting to grab some groceries, and being surrounded by endless Chanel-branded products. Amongst your grocery list, you will find things like: Chanel laundry detergent, Chanel pop, Chanel canned soup. Now, even better, imagine you’re surrounded by models dressed in the fashion house’s latest designs while you browse; all of this going on right in the middle of Paris Fashion Week!
Aptly titled the “Chanel Shopping Center,” the show transformed the Grand Palais into a mecca of groceries all in the iconic C logo we all know and lust for. Show goers were given the opportunity to peruse the isles along side Uncle Karl, Rhianna, Cara and even Kendel Jenner. Karl – yet again has blown the minds of everyone in the fashion industry by changing the “rules” of the game and the contraction of what fashion week has always been.
London Fashion Week – China Red
One thing London fashion week reminded us of – is that China is still the most lucrative shopping market globally. London fashion week saw most designers tailoring there looks and color schemes (and yes even there models) to a China-focused “brand”. Red held center stage for the entire week auspiciously without a second thought. From Zang Toi to Kate Spade we saw the glamour influence of chinese art and culture shine through the designs.
With our culture palettes saturated with new ideas on future fashion trends, and our minds full of beautiful silhouettes and vibrant colors, we say goodbey to another fashion season. Don’t get us wrong, we love pounding the pavement of the worlds fashion capitals just as much as the next Louboutin-wearing-girl but we are excited to sit back and enjoy our spring and summer fashion finds and leave fall in the distant future.Read More