Something strange happened to the world in the early 2000’s, maybe it was the economy, the rise of the almighty Internet, or the turn of the century, but people started to lose their sense of style and taste. I was very young at that time, but I remember older girls from my town wearing crop tops and jeans so low cut, that you could actually see the wearer’s natural hair color. Not a pleasant memory, don’t you think so?
Style. We all have it whether we realize it or not. But what exactly is style? How can we define something so simple, yet so complex?
There are many definitions by famous fashion people. Diana Vreeland said that “Style helps you get down the stairs.” Gabrielle Chanel stated that “Chanel is above all a style.” The great beauty Lauren Hutton may have said the most accurate definition for style : “Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. Style is what you choose.”
You meow meow, I Miu Miu!
This show combined two of my most favorite things in the world : Fashion and Hip Hop. Models walked on the beats by De La Soul, and I suddenly had the feeling that I was being transfered back in the late 80’s . What a time to be alive, huh?
With Miu Miu, it’s always fun fun!
Wait, is this Haute Couture or Ready-To-Wear? I’m confused…
The deconstructive collection had it all, pearls, feathers, nylon, lace, knit, wool, you name it, Burberry had it.
If the brand wanted to tell us they can do arsty, they did.
The show began with a very daring trench coat, succeeded by shirts with Mucnch-like portraits, Basquiat-like faces on sweaters, Elizabethan ruffle collars, metal capelets and statuesque outerwear. The bags were outstanding as ever.
With a collection as dark as a moonless night, Alexander showed us again that you can never own too much black. Making it his official color, it’s almost unbelievable how the designer plays with one particular color, season after season.
The party boy of Fashion with this collection tells us that there’s no after party, pants should follow the figure, over-sized jackets are still in and chains make the best bracelets.
Welcome to Maria Grazia Chiuri’s Garden of Eden! Here fairies wear black, dresses are long and the bigger your headpiece is – the better.
Maria’s Dior couture debut is as magical as can be. Very beautiful, very romantic, very velvet collection.
See the full collection and feel the finesse of these marvelous manifestations of Fashion.
Looking at Prada’s fresh new collection is like browsing through my father’s old picture book. It has it all, the knits, the newsboy’s cap, the waist belt coats, the V-necks and of course the leather.
Since fall is sweater weather, Prada makes sure you buy yours from them. They give us variety of sweaters to choose from, one-colored, multi-colored, with abstract knit, with buttons, without buttons, whatever you desire. And lots of scarves!
The dress/skirt shape that looks good on everyone and can be found in almost every collection in the history of Fashion. The A-line.
Although this style exists as long as people thrive on this planet, the term was first used by His Majesty Christian Dior, to describe his Spring 1955 collection.
It was the biggest trend those days! Known as “most wanted silhouette in Paris” it was widely popularized by Yves Saint Laurent, who back then was the hottest designer.
Two timeless social phenomenons, both adaptable to changes and both expressing their time. Fashion and Art. Mothers of an aesthete.
I fell in love with them from my early days, back in the time when my mom used to read me stories and I asked her to show me our “History of Art” encyclopedia.
And there I stumbled across one painting that took my breath away even though it was a print in a book. Her majesty, The Kiss by Gustav Klimt.
Ever wonder what would happen if Daft Punk made love and had a baby with a stormtrooper?
Karl Lagerfeld answered your question in his Chanel Spring Summer 2017 collection.