Paris is all about chic, Milan about elegance and New York can be characterised by its luxurious diversity. London, however, is all about unique and slightly extravagant ideas interpreted by the famous names in the industry as well as the new upcoming designers. People come to London to be inspired and to get this creative energy! Take a look at the trends that caught my attention at the latest fashion week shows…
Horror Vacui vs Modernism. Heritage vs Techy. The billowing Bourgeoisie vs The restrained rectilinear. For Fall-Winter 2015 Katrantzou observes the inverse relationship between the Horror Vacui art movement and reactionary modernism.
Mary Katrantzou's first Pre-Fall 15 collection is a celebration of classic heritage textiles that have stood through time, forming motifs that we have adorned for decades. Injecting her signature play on perception and discovery, emblems are unearthed from her archive collections to rework and re-imagine the 19th century patterns with the use of her own heritage prints.
Pangaea and Panthalassa are the unifying ideas behind Mary Katrantzou's Spring-Summer 2015 collection. In abstraction, the idea is evocative of movement, pulling and shifting; in allegorical terms, the birth of the earth, of its flora and fauna as well as the settling into position of our contemporary continents, offers creative source material.
The alphabet has delineated fashion as much as it has described it. For Pre-Spring 2015, Mary Katrantzou expands her vocabulary of design with a collection based entirely around typographical conceits.
The Resort and Pre-Fall collections are inter-seasonal lines of ready-to-wear garments, created in addition to the two main seasonal collections - Spring-Summer and Fall-Winter. The mid-season collections are the fashion houses' response to the fast fashion invasion (H&M, Zara, Topshop). Through them, the High Fashion companies succeed to remain relevant all year long.
United Colors of Benetton presents a summer in all-Italian style inspired by the romanticism of Amalfi’s maze of little streets, perfect for walks by the seashore in a magical golden sunset.
What are the women of 2015 like? Strong, complicated, demanding. They do everything and want everything. Their closet has to have room for leisure time in town, a meticulously elegant office look and a never-predictable sexiness.
The Eastern Folklore clothing is unique with its colors and forms, motifs and embroideries. That's why some of the world's most famous fashion designers, couldn't resist the temptation to include folklore elements in their Spring-Summer and Resort 2015 collections.
'These youthful and sugary shades introduce a feel of girlhood nostalgia, recalling the milky effect of the Crayola pencils used at school.'
Be gentle and elegant and womanly this Fall and Winter. Be romantic and seductive and avant-garde all at once. Flow with the power of the seasons.
Antonella Rossi grow up in a family formed already at work in Tailoring quality since 1950, where his father chose the fabrics and her mother embroidered.
Kamila Kurbani is a young yet recognized fashion designer from Kazakhstan who established her brand in 2009. The main concept and the philosophy of the brand is the production of stylish and convenient clothes for men and women. Even though the style of her works may be defined mostly as unisex. Kamila Kurbani has a number of extravagant and avant-garde pieces in each of her collections.
If you woke up this morning and noticed some gray hues in your hair - don't panic! You are trendier than ever! Yes, gray hair is the hottest hair trend for the Spring-Summer 2015 season.
Yulia Prokhorova is one of the most known designers in Russia. Yulia Prokhorova. Beloe Zoloto fashion house rapidly gained the immense love of thousands of young women and became one of the country's most popular brands.
For the hot season of 2015, the main nails accent will be on classic tones and nude shades as well as on delicate pastels and unostentatious colors.
'Discover exciting new prints hot off the runways of the Fall-Winter 2015/2016 ready-to-wear shows, and be inspired with the most influential print and pattern trends of the season. The Interior Floral trend was spotted in collections by leading designers like Karen Walker and Marc by Marc Jacobs.'
The Tony Ward Fall Winter 2015/16 Ready To Wear collection is an invitation to explore the connection between Nature’s elements and the female figure, inspired by abstract Art grand masters approach.
Stance, allure, fluidity… There is a Royal aura that emerges from the Tony Ward 2015 Bridal Collection. The Bride, stealing breaths away, stops time as she carries herself graciously down the aisle, starting point of her new life, with majesty and stature.
'Discover how womenswear can be updated with Cayenne, a directional shade, that colors designs in the apparel, accessories and footwear sectors. Cayenne will be influential for fast fashion markets going into Fall-Winter 2015/2016, as well as mainstream fashion markets for Fall/Winter 2016/2017 a season later'.
Paul Andrew, the British-born, New York-based footwear and accessory designer, debuted PAUL ANDREW, his eponymous line of luxury women’s shoes in Spring 2013. The collection is on course to firmly establish him as a fresh, innovative and creative force within the fashion industry.
This tutorial shows you how easily create cute mustaches design on your nails. This design is great to wear every day. It is not so formal or extravagant.
South Korean designers Jeong Hyeok-seo (Steve J) and Pae Seung-yeon (Yoni P), presented their Fall-Winter 15/16 womenswear collection today during the Seoul Fashion Week (March 20-25, 2015). Both designers work together for their brand Steve J & Yoni P and have won a number of fashion awards, including Designer of the year Asia (2013).
Suneet Varma is one of the India's foremost couturiers, who has studied in Europe and has worked with Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, France.
Japanese designer Yu Amatsu presented his collection for the women's clothing and accessories brand HANAE MORI yesterday in Japan, during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo, which is held March 16-21, 2015.
For Fall-Winter 2015/16, Peter Dundas explores a glistening starry night, celebrating the symbols of astrology and the unforseen powers they behold. The dandyism of Jimmy Page and the glam-goth style of Stevie Nicks electrify the looks and set the vibe. Graphic black and white undulates at the center of this collection, marking it with a modern urbanity, while also rendering homage to Emilio Pucci’s own black and white collection of the late 1950s.
H&M’s new Conscious Exclusive collection shows what can be done with more sustainable materials, using fabrics such as hemp, organic linen and organic leather to create pieces of great individual style. The collection, worn exclusively by actress and humanitarian Olivia Wilde in the campaign, will be available in around 200 H&M stores worldwide on April 16, as well as online.
Journalists in Rome call him 'the Bulgarian adopted by the Italian haute couture'. He defines himself as an Italian designer born in Bulgaria. But today when fashion gets more and more international, this is not so important. The style, consistency and talent are the significant things. And Ivan Donev has all of them.
Today in Japan, during the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Tokyo (MBFWT, March 16-21, 2015), his creations presented Japanese designer Keita Maruyama. The designs are colorful, fresh, comfortable, modern and eye-catching, combined with interesting artistic accessories - hats, bags, belts, gloves, earrings and high-heel boots with fringes.
Sarah Burton takes the notion of the female form and deconstructs it to discover the darkly romantic woman underneath. Her silhouette grows organically in three dimensions, as strong and natural as a flower. England’s symbol is the rose, a symbol of strength and fragility, forever on the brink of dishevelment.
Riccardo Tisci reinvents the Givenchy Woman for his FW 15 collection through a clash of cultures.
Lottie Moss, Kate Moss’ 18-year-old half-sister, makes her catwalk debut by walking for the Sonia Rykiel fall/winter 2015-2016 collection.
Yesterday, during the Paris Fashion Week, Danish designer Ole Yde presented his brand's Fall-Winter 15/16 collection. YDE is a luxury women's Prêt-à-Porter label based in Copenhagen, offering poetic and feminine style to the ladies. The brand was launched in 2005 and is recognized both for its sophisticated daywear and glamorous eveningwear.
Today, during the Paris Fashion Week (March 3-11, 2015), Louis Vuitton fashion house presented its latest womenswear collection full of fur, animal prints, miniskirts, and leather.
Sensuality and independence. For Valentino’s Autumn/Winter 2015 collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli capture the essence of the world of contemporary women, portraying its changes and evolution.
The extravagant workaholic Karl Lagerfeld presented his latest womenswear collection for the luxury fashion house Chanel yesterday (March 10, 2015) in France, during the Paris Fashion Week.
Long and fluid is the silhouette to know this spring. A genius mix between a robe, bona fide coat and a kimono, the spring coat will be your wear-with-everything essential.
Last week, during the Paris Fashion Week, talented Lebanese designer Elie Saab presented his Fall-Winter 15/16 collection in France. The garments are darkly classy and functional and inspired by the beauty of the forest. The collection includes both daywear and evening/cocktail pieces.
Celebrating freedom. Exploring classics. Teasing sensuality. Composed silhouettes slowly unravel to reveal a woman’s sensibility. Fabric extensions are layered, wrapped around the body or simply worn loose to create fluid pieces that nonchalantly fall away to reveal a subtle sexiness.
British designer Bill Gaytten presented his Fall-Winter 15/16 women's collection for label John Galliano on Sunday (March 8th) in France, during the Paris Fashion Week (March 3-11, 2015).
Animals: instinctive and elegant, savage and sinister, the natural and human come together, to make hybrid forms of distinct decoration. In the Autumn-Winter collection, Raf Simons, Artistic Director of Christian Dior, embraces an idea of the primal and the patterned to convey notions of the liberated and sensual, making a hyper-natural world for women.
Manish Arora is one of the most celebrated and inspiring contemporary designers in the fashion world today.
For his 2015 Autumn/Winter collection, Roland Mouret demonstrates a delicate balance between the sensual silhouette of a woman with the austerity of cold weather dressing. Each piece is designed to be indispensable in the wardrobe of the Roland Mouret woman and plays with the juxtaposition of fluidity and structure.
The show was attended by 600 international editors and guests, as well as a worldwide audience who watched the show live on hm.com, specially hosted by the French fashion journalist and presenter Alexandra Golovanoff.
Maxi rose prints and naïf children's drawings mixed with 60s silhouettes, pastels and traditional black are the key elements of Dolce & Gabbana Fall-Winter 2015/2016 women's collection, dedicated to mothers and motherhood.
Madeleine Vionnet is best known today for her elegant Grecian-style dresses and for popularizing the bias cut within the fashion world and is credited with inspiring a number of recent designers. She is considered one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century.
Gaia Trussardi contrasts sleek seduction with the aplomb of the uniform in the TRUSSARDI Fall-Winter 2015/16 collection. The silhouette is sleek and clean yet full of contrasts.Oversized coats with dramatic martial allure, caban jackets and short menswear-style jackets are worn over slip dresses and camisoles that follow the body's curves.
Miuccia Prada: 'The collection is full of references to real and fake. The collection is about impossible beauty and the cliche of what women like. Yes, there were princesses on the catwalk, but I hope there was irony there'.
On the screens, with a background of gradiated neon colours we see a curious face tilting her head towards us, as she spoke. “Welcome to Kenzo SS15. KENZO would like to remind you there is no planet B. Please protect what is precious.” Her name is Knola and she is a real person despite the avatar appearance. She’s quintilingual and a global citizen and as her voice vaults from English to Chinese to Japanese to French to Arabic, mirroring the way we live our 21st century lives today, traveling from one place to another in what feels like a much smaller world.
The 90's Slip dress emerges with a fresh update for spring creating an effortless chic with its signature simple shape. Easy-to-wear Dropped Waist designs emerge as the shape du jour in exaggerated silhouettes.