September 2, 2016 by  
Filed under Fashion, Trends, womenswear

The Tartan hype instigated by Saint Laurent 3 years ago had not left the fashion field just yet or we’re experiencing a new wave of tartan checks. So in case you’re bored with those flannels but are looking for a way to work some of the Scottish print into your wardrobe, some of the biggest brands are setting the new style example. More than anything else a tartan coat seems to be the key item, just look at Balenciaga, Burberry, Chanel and Etro. Not your thing? That blue shaded Calvin Klein skirt suits might be the most elegant tartan printed piece out there. But of course you can always try a head to toe checked Todds look with off white loafers and a fur collar. Which ever style you’re going for, just ignore that over the top Frankenstein shirt Vetements sent out. It’s a definite case of don’t try this at home, but let it be your ultimate tartan inspiration leading you to a better fit. And if the kilt is going to be your best buy, make sure to wear some undies with it.

Milan Catwalk Fashion show fw2010: Roberto Cavalli

January 17, 2010 by  
Filed under Fashion, Menswear, Milan

The Roberto Cavalli fashion show was a mix of several themes. There were military influences and Victorian details. Yet the show was also very Cavalli due to the use of jaguar prints.

One piece of clothing really stood out: tartan trousers, cut just under the knee. Those trousers came by in a few variations matched with large coats, metal mash tank tops or velour’s jackets. One metallic top had such a detailed pattern that the material resembled lace fabric.

Roberto Cavalli accentuated the men’s body in the right way with this collection; small at the bottom and wide at the top. So his trousers were tight and his big jackets had emphasized shoulders and XL collars with often, not one but two, fur layers.

The models wore shiny shoes in different shades. Their feminine metal belts had all sorts of frills and therefore were real showpieces.

The use of military as a theme may not have been quite renewing. Yet overall the Cavalli collection was creative and sophisticated.