MENSWEAR TREND SS2016: Slip on shoes (or sneakers)

July 28, 2016 by  
Filed under Fashion, Menswear, Trends

Sneakers are having a huuuuge moment right now. No doubt about that (looking down towards our own feet as well) And the trend is showing no signs of slowing down, but that doesn’t mean there’s no room for other hot footgear. Actually, we see some interesting spin offs. If we take our eyes of the streets for a second and turn towards the catwalk trends, we see another big guy coming up: the slip on shoe, made from dense fabric or denim. It’s a slipper yet a shoe. Very casual and easy, yet put together. Perfect for summertime!

And in today’s world we’re not just talking leather loafers and moccasins, also slip-on sneakers got elevated big time for summer. If you rather punctuate your look with a slightly classic twist but still comfortable, this is your best fashion compagnon. And thanks to Burberry Prorsum, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Moschino and Haider Ackermann we got tons of options in front of us on how to style them properly. Keep it classy by pairing slippers with traditional trenches (check Burberry Prorsum), jeans and a sweater, incorporate it in your effortless chic ‘PJ look’ (check D&G) or choose Salvatore Ferragamo’s woven-leather slip-on sneakers to keep it classy. We definitely feel this one, what about you fellas?

Iris van Herpen Haute Couture Catwalk Show Paris FW2016

July 4, 2016 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, Haute Couture, Paris

Dutch designer presented a moment of calm, sublime beauty and futuristic fashion wizardry during the haute couture week in Paris. Her models stood on concrete plinths as Japanese musician Kazuya Nagaya brushed his golden Zen bowls, producing pings and drones that reverberated through the L’Oratoire du Louvre, an 18th-century Protestant church.
Sound waves were the idea behind the collection, specifically cymatics, the science of visualizing sound waves into geometric patterns. Yet one needn’t understand acoustic dynamics to appreciate Van Herpen’s representation: frothy and ethereal dresses in the palest colors, the simplest a long sheath resembling morning dew on wet skin.
Van Herpen explained that the latter dress was achieved by embedding tens of thousands of Swarovski in liquid silicone. She did the same with hand-blown glass bubbles, producing a trembling, shimmering, extraterrestrial tutu.

Van Herpens world is one of laser cutting, 3-D printing and fibers five times thinner than human hair. The striped organza for halter dresses, densely pleated and then arranged in rows and swirls had to give the impression of sound waves. They were stunning.

Louis Vuitton Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear FW2014

March 5, 2014 by  
Filed under Fashion, Paris, womenswear

Tired of a full month of fashion editors had every reason to stay in Paris till the very last day of fashion week. This morning Nicholas Ghesquière debuted at Louis Vuitton and every fashion professional was eager to discover what his first, highly anticipated collection would be all about. It was about the Vuitton legacy, so the show notes read. Ghesquière took away all the spectacle Marc Jacobs had been creating for the last seasons (remember the train, the escalators, the carousel?) and lead the focus back on the clothes. On a criss-cross of daylight lit catwalks models sported sixties inspired A-line creations. Like knee-length skirts with sweaters vests or little tanktops. Like high waisted patent leather pants with tailored jackets. Like playful printed dresses with front zipper details and shaggy cream trenches. Like patchwork pants with boxy tops and camel swing coats. All in a fall fitting palette of greens, oranges, camels, grays and green, paired with luxury travel bags (no Vuitton show is complete without those) and ankle boots with strap detailing. The bare legs and cleavage might be a little too opportunistic for winter season, but Ghesquière made his point. He gave the French fashion house extra wearability in order to expand the brand’s market internationally, yet added enough edge to keep things modern and us interested.

Dolce & Gabbana Catwalk Fashion Show Milan Womenswear FW2013

February 24, 2013 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, Milan, womenswear

The golden mosaics of Sicily’s Cathedral of Monreale was the starting point of Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s fall winter collection. The duo sent out a dozen dresses printed with Monreale’s famous Byzantine and Venetian mosaics, and just as many lacy dresses in cardinal red. For jewelry, rosaries.
It was less kitsch than last season thanks to the sober herringbones and checks they used for skirtsuits and coats.



Ann Demeulemeester Catwalk Fashion Show Paris SS2012

September 29, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, Paris, womenswear

Today Ann Demeulemeester presented us with some witches. All of them were dressed in black, white or a mix of both. Half of them had leather floppy hats on, the other half wore their hair stuck to their heads in a creepy kind of way, like they’d just crawled out of a swamp.

Yet no matter how Gothic and spooky their appearances looked, there was still a beautiful side to the collection. These were good witches in airy, sheer designs with their boobs on display. They showed their love for long silhouettes, tassels floral details, loose knitwear and the ‘color’ black.

Like a true Demeulemeester collection there was not a real color in sight. Yet those cream and white shades and the degrade pieces made sure there was enough variation.

Many fashion fans already claimed this collection as the best of the season and we must agree. Even without the bright shades, the pastels, the floral prints, the bikini’s and the flirty dresses Ann Demeulemeester showed a killer spring collection.

Watch the video of the show below