Valentino Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear FW2014

March 4, 2014 by  
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‘We are wearing Valentino!’, a pregnant Olivia Wilde mentioned at the Oscars on Sunday evening. And today there were more than a few Academy Award-worthy dresses at display during the brand’s fall/winter show. Starting off with quite a bold, colored print, inspired by Italian Pop art from the sixties and seventies, Valentino began young and playful. Midi skirts and short, yet long sleeved, flared dresses popped up in shades of red and pink. The silhouette than got a little more elegant and laid back, when longer, looser dresses and jumpsuits appeared. A selection of capes paired with skirts and leather boots made up for sexy yet sophisticated autumn looks. Quickly followed by romantic winter floral printed dresses, above the knee as well as the midi length. More flora and fauna inspired prints (on both dresses and heavier coats) came in the most beautiful color combinations. Materials like leather, lace and wool were all in the mix and a lot of attention was paid to details. Like the embroidered flowers, the butterfly appliqués, sequins and touches of metallic. Not to mention the perfect little handbags to match every single look. A few pairs of gray pleated pants were introduced towards the end, combined with turtlenecks and pieces with a large check pattern on them they looked refreshing yet classic. Oh, it’s too bad Anna Wintour had to watch from the second row. Especially the finale was like a fairytale full of long, sheer, airy, warm shaded, floor sweeping, Oscar proof dresses for next year.

Chanel Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear FW2014

March 4, 2014 by  
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This morning Karl Lagerfeld turned his show venue into a large Chanel supermarket where models, dressed in the latest creations of the French fashion house, did their weekly shopping. And of course it wasn’t just any supermarket. Karl made sure everything was customized CC, from the Coco flakes, the Tagliatelle mademoiselle and the Eau de Chanel to the shopping carts. Grocerie shopping never was this chic. And though all we wanted was to get our hands on those designer groceries (after the show the venue was completely plundered until all shelves were empty) we had to try and focus on the clothes. Leggings and crop tops with turtle necks, worn with metallic sneakers and oversize tweed coats at first. Tweed ensembles and checked skirt suits with sporty sneaker boots later on. Followed by monochrome all leather looks, by metallic creations, rainbow bright prints and girly pink designs. All decorated by large chain accessories, fur details, sunglasses, pearls and grocery baskets as the new it-bags for 2014. Shapes were long and lean as well as cartoon shaped. It was a little bit of everything for everyone really, yet what the designs had in common was their wearability. Nothing too tight, too crispy clean or too over thought. Just a selection of casual clothing anyone would wear on a trip to the supermarket.. Almost…