Valentino Catwalk Fashion Show Paris SS2011

October 5, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Paris, womenswear

The Valentino collection Pier Paolo Picciolo and Maria Grazia Chiuri presented for next summer was cohesive, elegant and very Valentino.

All the Valentino aspects were there. The ruffles, the sheerness, the sexy dresses and the red. Though this time it was not the signature Valentino red we saw; it looked slightly more pink.

It was a very luxurious collection, with delicate clothes meant to be worn at fancy cocktail parties or chic gala events. There was not a pair of pants in sight. But the typical Valentino girl won’t even need one of those.

Valentino himself seemed to like it. He was one of the few people giving a standing ovation during the finale. Let’s hope he’s proud.

Giorgio Armani Catwalk Fashion Show Milan SS2011

September 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Milan, womenswear

Of course it was a madhouse outside the Armani Theatro in Milan before the second Giorgio Armani-show. The rumour was confirmed: George Clooney was coming. So paparazzi and fans gathered outside and fought for the best picture. Clooney smiled all the time.

Luckily the collection stood on his own and drew the attention away from the American moviestar. Indigo-blue was the only color Armani used for this Touareg- inspired collection. The models wore small turbans, their outfits were thin layers of different textures (glossy, matt, glittering, transparant) and items which created a compact silhouette. Short tunics mixed with loose pants and cropped jackets, long skirts with flat shoes, accessories like amulets.

It was a beautiful, restraint and elegant collection. Sensual and relaxed, it made me forget the lack of color. Blue can be so mysterious.

Etro Catwalk Fashion Show Milan SS2011

September 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Milan, womenswear

At Etro champagne, brownies, and colorful pillows on our seats set the right mood for the show. Yet the clothes itself already told a great story.

That story started with a high waisted pair of floral trousers and a black & white zig zag printed top. Then Etro’s famous paisley print came by on a t-shirt dress, followed by airy top with open shoulders.

There were asymmetrical halter dresses, slim tunics, silk pants, color blocking shorts and printed pant suits. Some tops and dresses had the shape of handkerchief and seemed to be made out of just one square piece of beautiful printed fabric.

Several outfits were a combination of two prints, yet created the illusion of one piece. Their earthy tones and popping brights (flag green, turquoise, coral) shades matched perfectly. They added to the whole seventies vibe of the show.

Apart from the prints much attention was paid to decorating the looks as well. We loved the jackets embroidered with tribal patterns, the tunic dresses with black and white beading, the bags with scarf pattern, the wood platform sandals and the jewellery.

The models looked comfortable and chic. And since the seventies are officially one of the biggest trends for next spring, we’ve got a feeling this Etro collection will become a big hit.