Marni Fashion Show Womenswear Milan SS2017

September 26, 2016 by  
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Dolce & Gabbana Fashion Show Womenswear Milan SS2017

September 26, 2016 by  
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Their Italian roots have always been a focus point in their collections, but for SS2017 Domenico and Stefano took the love for their country a little further. Their complete summer line up seemed an ode to everything the Italian cuisine is famous for. Pasta, pizza, icecream, wine, fish and appertivi. And who wouldn’t want to work a silk pyjama with ‘gelato’print, an airy fusilli dress or a tomoto hat? Aiming at a younger audience (a fresh club of millennials sat front row at their show) Dolce & Gabbana brought the fun back in fashion (if it was ever gone). This was maximalism at its peek, with gold embroidered ‘matador’ jackets, encrusted sunglasses, floral hatpieces deluxe, statement bags, vived colors, print extravaganza and a large amount of sparkling crosses in the mix. For those able to look through the madness there were some beautiful creations. A perfectly tailored suit and a splendid black lace midi dress among other pieces that show the portray the designers fashion skills. Yet it was the maximalism in this collection, the dancers on the stage and the white printed Tee filled finale that made the noise that will eventually reach the Dolce customer. A fashion loving youngster looking for something original to wear on the next Instagram post. A quick fix. Let’s hope some of the more classic Dolce & Gabbana creations won’t get lost in the hype.

Bottega Veneta Fashion Show Womenswear Milan SS2017

September 25, 2016 by  
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The see now buy now concept that has been circling around many fashion shows was nowhere to be found at Bottega Veneta. Thomas Maier is not interested in commercial immediacy. He wants to design beautiful clothing, made of impeccable materials, that will last more than just one season. So his collection was more about wardrobe classics than it was about trends or modernity. Vittoria Ceretti opened the show in a long croc leather jacket and a pair of high waisted 7/8 pants. A dark look for S/S2017, but perhaps Maier wasn’t focusing on one season eather. Just as he was not focusing on one gender (it was a collection of both mens and womenswear) or age (many of the ensembles would work for women of any age, even Lauren Hutton, who carried an intrecciato woven clutch bag in the 1980 movie American Gigolo, entered the runway). And indeed, we could see those belted trenchcoats and tee dresses be worn by a large group of women, any time of the year, to just about any occasion. Lots of (bright colored) leather, leather detailing (belts, pockets, collars), a classic silhouette (with a focus on the waist) and a selection of fresh looking statement bags (15 bags from the Veneta archive were reproduced). 50 years of Bottega Veneta celebrated with timeless style.

Versace Fashion Show Womenswear Milan SS2017

September 24, 2016 by  
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Who would have ever thought Teva sandals would appear on a Versace runway? A sign that, for SS2017 Donatella Versace was ready to change things up a bit. Adding ‘sportive’ to her usual ‘strong’ and ‘sexy’ collection. She introduced color blocked parkas and leather jackets to add to her selection of bodycon leggings, mini skirts and tight dresses. Next summer the Versace woman is going places other than cocktail parties and night clubs. But even in a midnight blue raincoat she’ll make heads turn, just like closing model Gigi did tonight.

Sportmax Fashion Show Womenswear Milan SS2017

September 24, 2016 by  
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There was a little something for every woman in the new Sportmax summer collection. A red strapless jumpsuit, a pair of high waisted white trousers, an XL printed parka, a slouchy sweater, a cocktail dress and even a highly decorated evening number made their way onto the runway. All perfectly fine creations, yet none of them jaw dropping. The circle belts felt forced, as did the remarkable pointy hats and the sportswear drawstring detailing. The collection seemed to lack vision, urgency, a certain freshness. We didn’t spot any musthaves, not the kind of clothes you’d want to put on your summer wishlist immediately. Not the see now buy now type of clothing. Cause, loose and slouchy might fit on a lot of female bodies, it doesn’t necessarily appear elegant or sophisticated. But perhaps this was a collection that needs a little more time to grow on us. Who knows in a year from now that Sportmax slouchiness is all we’re looking for in our summer wardrobe. For now we remain undecided.

Fendi Fashion Show Womenswear Milan SS2017

September 24, 2016 by  
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Stripes and florals lead the way at Fendi. Sporty and romantic came together in the first Fendi show since the Trevi Fountain spectacle in Rome. And even though that location is hard to beat this collection did a great job at wowing us. Styles may have had lots of historic references and influences from other decades overall they appeared young and modern. Especially that selection of wide legged 7/8 pants with cropped – underboob revealing – tops. Fully buttoned shirts were given a playful twist by the fun styling (sporty socks and crazy bags). Even those aprons appeared fresh in combination with those XL geeky glasses and metallic model lips. Perhaps Lagerfeld tried to teach us a fashion lesson. If you feel your outfit might fall out of place just add some bizarre styling tricks and you’re all set. Although the clothes would have been just as beautiful without all the distractions.

Roberto Cavalli Catwalk Fashion Show Womenswear Milan SS2017

September 22, 2016 by  
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Fashion might have made a big turn from normcore to maximalism over the last few seasons, the Roberto Cavalli woman has stayed true to her sexy seventies style all along. For spring/summer too she’s going to dress like a free spirited vixen, be it with a little more accessory and detailing.
Not only will she be wearing colored velvet flared pants. They’re going to be embroidered from top to bottom too. Patchwork (a mix of floral and animal prints as seen on pants, tops and dresses) is going to be a big theme in her warderobe ass well. Airy maxi dresses and studded leather jackets fit in perfectly as extra fringes, lace up details, studs and ruffles will add to the seventies swing. Beaded jewelry, bee-like glasses, cowboy belts and skinny scarves in the mix. The Cavalli girl has always loved to live life to the max, she’s just turning things up a notch for next summer.

 

Gucci Catwalk Show Womenswear Milan SS2017

September 22, 2016 by  
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We left the Gucci show venue a bit overwhelmed. That was a lot to take in. From the setting (the carpeted catwalk with trademark Gucci stripe to the barely lit, smoke filled mirrored room and Florence Welch reading the poems of William Blake on the soundtrack) to the clothing; Alessandro Michele let it all out. Elaborating on his previous – extremely successful – collections he sent out a selection of outspoken, costum-y clothes matching the SS2017 “illusion of love”-theme. A collection not too different from the one hitting stores right now. Never change a winning formula, right? The success formula of seventies meets Renaissance was still a big theme. Evening dresses, platform loafers (with an extra slipper inside), frilled cocktail dresses and silky co-ords. Lots of metallic accents, florals prints, huge earrings, enormous hats and those crystal embroidered glasses topped it all of. A marvellous collection that will surely have Gucci fans all over the world go wild. And while we’re still head over heels with this current Gucci image. We can’t help but wonder when Michele will surprise us with some new ideas. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it. Yet a few more seasons of this maximalism success story and we might start to think it wasn’t true love, just a fling.

Streetfashion LFW Womenswear SS2017, Day 1

September 18, 2016 by  
Filed under Featured Items, London, People, Streetwear, womenswear

What are you wearing during the fashionweeks? Your Gucci-shoes, that vintage Prada or your latest Vetements-denim? Maybe we’ll spot you in Paris, Milan, New York or Amsterdam. During the fashionweeks we refresh our streetwear posts regularly. We don’t judge, we’re not the fashion-police, we just enjoy fashion and your own personal style. Next stop: London Womenswear Fashion Week spring/summer 2017.

NYFW SS2017 Trend Round-up

September 17, 2016 by  
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NYFW is a wrap and what a week it was. From Kanye’s opening show to Marc Jacobs closing we’ve been presented with an inspiring fresh fashion season. Current styles have been further explored as revolutionary new ideas made their way onto the NYC runway. See now buy now was the overall theme as clothes straight from the catwalk immediately went on sale. Some of the crisp trends even already experienced their streetstyle moment. We’re talking cinched waists, cut out shoulders, foldover skirts and summer-y pinstripes looking splendid on some of today’s streetwear stars. Next summer you can even leave the house in robe-like coats or dressed bikini tops. And of course spring is the time for florals and ruffles. Ultimate wardrobe classics like the white shirt and the kaki trench coat are being deconstructed and updated in tons of ways. Yellow will be the main color for summer. Cut-outs are cool and a sweater with an image of Elvies on it is even cooler. Oh and did you notice the focus on the sleeves has now led to sleeves getting their own slit? To sum things up before we jump ahead to London Fashion Week here’s a fingerlicking first trend selection for spring/summer. Items you want to get your hands on right after you’ve clicked through our gallery.

Yellow fever
As seen at Lacoste, SiesMarjan, Thakoon

The new white shirt
As seen at Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Adeam


Printed tops
As seen at Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang and Coach


Sleeve slits
As seen at Prabal Gurung, Michael Kors, Opening Ceremony

Cut-outs
As seen at Delpozo, Ralph Lauren and Proenza Schouler

 

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