Prada Catwalk Fashion Show Milan FW2015

February 27, 2015 by  
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For fall 2015 Miuccia Prada wanted to make what women like: bows, colors, decorations. On one condition: it had to look her way. And so it did. Her vision of prettiness fused retro shapes with technical foam jersey for a mix of past-future dissonance.
Prada opened with neat Sixties shapes she’s worked before, but now in technic foam, mixing girly and acid colors to quirky effect (“Soft Pop” was a title for the collection). Trim jackets had schoolboy spunk over cropped bell-bottoms, and shared the runway with lady coats and beautiful high-waisted dresses in cuts derived from midcentury couture. Again, the designer veered from the obvious, perverting the look into baby-doll tunic-over-pants ensembles.

Trend Report FW2011: Let’s Get Crazy! – Beauty

September 7, 2011 by  
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Ladies, don’t try this at home! Unless you’re up for some kind of theme party, of course. ‘Cause these crazy beauty looks are best worn only on the runway.

Golden bags under your eyes (Gareth Pugh), highlighted strong brows (Frankie Morello), the nose of a Dalmation dog (Unique), some colorful confetti (Gray) or just  a big splash of red paint (Viktor & Rolf), these were the craziest make-up looks we spotted for fall/winter 2011/2012.

Check out the gallery & get inspired!

Trend Report FW2011: Chunky Chokers

September 5, 2011 by  
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It can look kinda extreme, but if you mix a choker with the right kind of outfit, it will look stunning.

Now there are a couple of rules when wearing this neckpiece.
Unless you’re name is Anna dello Russo keep it subtle! A choker is already a strong statement piece so don’t choose the biggest one in the bunch.
Also, let the choker speak and don’t overshadow it by wearing an edgy outfit.
Wear a strapless top/dress or opt for a round neckline.
Leave your earrings and hairaccessories at home.
Never wear it too tight. You don’t wanna get out of breath.

Just look at some of the amazing examples Balmain, Bottega Veneta, Michael Kors, Yves Saint Laurent and Ungaro set. You gotta love it!

Trend Report FW2011: Amazing Coats

September 2, 2011 by  
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In winter time a good coat can be your very best friend. Rain, storm, snow or freezing cold; these comfy examples will get you through any kind of weather.

And it seems long and hairy is the way to go. Camel coats are over, it’s all about (fake) fur right now.

Also search for a jacket in which different textures are combined. Wool and leather, nylon and fur; it’s the mixture of fabrics that will make you(r coat) stand out.

Finally, if you bump into a structural coat, buy it! Accentuated shoulders, wide sleeves; this autumn it’s all about extreme forms and shapes.

Just look at the amazing coats Burberry, Versace, Louis Vuitton and Dries van Noten presented on the runway.

Trend Report FW2011: Minimalism 2.0

September 1, 2011 by  
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The Blumarine show was all about two of last season’s trends: color blocking and minimalism. And lucky for the Italian brand both trends are still a hit this fall.

Though slightly different, the minimalism trend is again very popular.

Chloé and Celine, who started the trend at first, have headed into a new direction, yet Calvin Klein and Jil Sander continue on with the minimalism.

The trend is shown in a slightly different way with more combinations of fabrics and even a print every now and then. Shapes however are staying very plain and simple, like we saw this summer.

Check the minimalism interpretations of Lanvin, Valentino, Rick Owens and Costume National in the gallery below.


Trend Report SS2011: Seventies Style

May 2, 2011 by  
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Marc Jacobs has been one of the greatest trends setters of the past seasons. So when he introduced a whole seventies-inspired collection there was no doubt it would become a huge trend. It started on the runway but in the streets the seventies seem even more alive.

It’s all about platform heels, flared jeans (bye bye skinny jeans!), jumpsuits and maxi dresses & skirts. And preferably in a color palette ranging from nude to brown, mustard, red and purple.

Accessories like floppy hats, larger than life sunglasses, small belts and bags with fringes are the finishing touch to this hippie chic look.

Some inspiration..


Trend Report SS2011: the new denim

April 26, 2011 by  
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Wearing denim to a cocktail event might have been a no go for years, now you can look as chic in your jeans as you will in your LBD. ‘Cause the new denim is more sophisticated and classy then ever. Derek Lam, Stella McCartney and Dries van Noten showed some perfect examples of that. No skinny jeans there, but long, wide legged pants (and denim jackets, skirts, dresses and pants too!) So whatever event your attending; in this new denim you’ll look fabulous 7 days a week.

Apart from the ‘chic denim’ at Balmain we saw some rough looking examples for the punk/rock ‘n roll ladies as well. Yet we suppose wearing it classic like McCartney is the way to go.

Claudia Sträter Amsterdam Fashion Week fw2010

January 31, 2010 by  
Filed under Amsterdam, Fashion, womenswear

Claudia Sträter presented a modern collection for powerful women on the last day of fashion week. We saw jackets with influences from the eighties, skirts and coats with animal prints and carrot pants.

The collection also had a few good suits, a lot of woolen waistcoats and cardigans in natural colors like gray, brown and beige. They were worn with large leather belts. Other leather items were dresses, pants and gloves.

Of course all trends were used in a modest way, so the collection can be worn by many different Claudia Sträter women.