Spring 2015 :: Denim Delight

For Spring 2015, designers breathed new life into an old classic.

In New York, we spotted patchwork denim pieces at Tommy Hilfiger and dark denim at Michael Kors. On the London runways, models got cozy in shearling-trimmed indigo denim jackets from Burberry Prorsum. In Milan, rhinestone-studded boyfriend jeans sparkled at Dolce & Gabbana while denim joined the military at Gucci. And finally in the City of Light, denim overalls made an appearance at Sonia Rykiel and denim dresses and skirts went to great lengths at Chloe and Stella McCartney.

It’s safe to say that denim days are here to stay.

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But the denim love didn’t end there.

On the streets of New York, London, Milan and Paris, show-goers remained true to their blues; dashing around in dark wash and light wash styles, destroyed boyfriend and skinny jeans, denim cut-offs, patchwork blues and jean jackets emblazoned with colourful patches, cuffed straight-leg jeans, denim overalls, and frayed chambray dresses and button-downs.

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Now I’ve got a serious case of the blues. What’s your favourite way to style denim?

(Runway photos from Style.com and street style photos from A Love Is Blind, Athens Streetstyle, Collage Vintage, Harper’s Bazaar, Stockholm Streetstyle, Style du Monde, Style.com, The Urban Spotter, Tuula Vintage, Vogue, Vogue Espana, Vogue Mexico, W Magazine)

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2015

dolce backstage

For Spring 2015, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were inspired by Spain’s influence on Sicilian culture. Models marched out in exquisitely embroidered matador jackets paired with high-waisted bloomer shorts, crisp white bullfighter shirts, polka dot flamenco-style dresses, and fringed ponchos.

Dolce’s signature embellishments – jewels, lace and embroidery were front and centre. The sacred heart, the main symbol of the collection was embroidered onto Spanish lace dresses, cummerbunds and an opulent gold bustier. Boyfriend jeans received the royal touch with rhinestones while embroidered roses climbed up the front of black stockings. Hair was slicked back into severe, centre-parted chignons and adorned with fresh red roses and carnations.

True to form, the show ended on a high note with an army of models wearing crisp white shirts tucked into high-waisted scarlet shorts.

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 (Photos from Style.com, Vogue)

MFW Fall 2014 :: Dolce & Gabbana

Last night, I watched the Dolce & Gabbana AW14 runway show. The designers created pure magic. From the moment the music started, I knew I was gonna love it. The show opened with falling snow, an enchanted forest bathed in an eerie light and the sounds of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker soundtrack wafting through the venue. All these details set the mood for Stefano and Domenico’s fashion fairytale aptly titled, ‘Enchanted Sicily’.

The designers drew inspiration from childhood favourites like Little Red Riding Hood. A model came out in a red fox fur-covered cape and later on, in a dress with swaths of chiffon, billowing sleeves and fox fur hood. The Secret Garden also played a key role (pun intended) with chiffon dresses done in a skeleton key print and a new Dolce & Gabbana bag fitted with a padlock.

They created looks that were opulent but very wearable. Medieval-style dresses were adorned with flowers, trees, foxes and owls. Structured capes with fur hoods and bejeweled balaclavas ruled the runway as did chiffon maxi dresses in bright red, purple and white topped with fur hood.

Accessories dripped with crystals and pearls. Models came down the runway wearing jewel-encrusted flats and pearl-embellished knee-high boots. Cross-body and handheld bags were crafted out of luxurious marble, velvet and leather. Even balaclavas and fingerless gloves received the medieval touch.

d&g bags

d&g shoes

d&g add-ons

Also, here are my favourite looks from the show:

d&G1

d&g2

purple dress

owl dress

d&g3

d&g fox

silver dress

hooded maxi dress

hooded embellished coat

purple coat

chiffon maxi with key print

black lacy dress

silver cape coat

brown coat and skirt

red cape

red dress

key print dress

purple dress

purple dress with flower applique

little red riding hood

The show ended happily ever after with an army of girls marching down the runway in show-stopping mini dresses and rompers.

D&G finale

If you missed out on the magic, watch the video below:

(Photos from Style.com, Dolce & Gabbana)

LFW Fall 2014 :: Trend Spotting

London Fashion Week wrapped up earlier this week. So it’s time to hit rewind and take a closer look at the trends that swept the runways. Here are the top 5 trends we’ll be replicating this Fall:

Print party

Looks like Temperley London, Burberry Prorsum, Peter Pilotto and Matthew Williamson got together and decided to throw a print party.

temperley london

burberry prints

peter pilotto prints

matthew w prints

Crazy for royal blue

Peter Pilotto, David Koma, Hunter Original, Topshop Unique and Roksanda Illincic all had a case of the blues and worked the sapphire shade into their collections.

Peter Pilotto cobalt

david koma cobalt

hunter original cobalt

Topshop Unique cobalt

Roksanda cobalt

Perfect match

Peter Pilotto, Christopher Kane, Mark Fast and Temperley London sent matching skirt sets and layered looks down the runway.

Peter Pilotto matchy matchy

matchy matchy CK

Mark Fast

temperley matchy

Embellished to the max

For Mary Katrantzou, Erdem, Peter Pilotto and Matthew Williamson, it was all about embellishment.

mary katrantzou embellished

Erdem embellished

peter pilotto embellished

embellished dress

Colour-blocking

Thomas Tait, Roksanda Illincic, Peter Pilotto and Issa all played around with geometric shapes and bold colours. It was like geometry and art class all rolled into one.

thomas tait colorblocking

Roksanda colorblocking

Peter Pilotto colorblocking

Issa colorblocking

(Photos from Style.com)

NYFW Roundup :: Statement-Making Runway Bags

Milan Fashion Week kicks off today, but I’m still swooning over the bags I spotted on the New York runways. For fall 2014, designers really thought outside of the box (or in this case, bag) focusing on eye-catching colours and prints, never-before-seen shapes, and catchy phrases. And if you’re Alexander Wang – bags that double as survival kits!

Kate Spade Chinese take-out bag

Kate Spade

Kate Spade clutch

Kate Spade

3.1 Phillip Lim Amaze bag

3.1 Phillip Lim

3.1 Phillip Lim Cash clutch

3.1 Phillip Lim

Diesel Black Gold

Diesel Black Gold

Helmut Lang bag

Helmut Lang

DVF fur bag

DVF

Veronica Beard clutch

Veronica Beard

karen walker

Karen Walker

water bottle

Alexander Wang

AW bag

Alexander Wang

AW clutch

Alexander Wang

AW neon bag

Alexander Wang

Marc by Marc Jacobs blue and black

Marc by Marc Jacobs

MBMJ bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs

Hello Tokyo clutch

Kate Spade

(Photos from Style Bistro, Style.com)