Paris Fashion Week SS2018 RECAP

October 9, 2017 by  
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As fall in Amsterdam has started full force cosy cashmere sweaters and heavy woolen coats (as well as umbrellas!) actually are all we can think of in terms of daywear. But luckily the spring/summer collections gave us something to daydream about. Céline, Balenciaga, Saint Laurent and Dries van Noten wowed with their latest collections. Filled with crisp color palettes, updated trends, new references and fresh styling tips and tricks to look forward to.

If anything SS2018 is going to be exuberant. With a lead role for feathers, fringes and frills. Lots of volume, asymmetry and transparency and at least three crisp new trends we’d like to highlight.

So while you’re still in fashion rehab, sit back, relax and click your way through these galleries. Here we go:

(Biker) shorts
As seen at Saint Laurent, Nina Ricci and Off-White

Shiny, sparkly sequins
As seen at Dior, Elie Saab, Giambattista Valli, Balmain

Fringe effect
As seen at Chanel, Dior, Elie Saab and Stella McCartney

New York Fashion Week SS2018 Recap

September 18, 2017 by  
Filed under Fashion, womenswear

New York Fashion Week may be coping with a substantial identity crisis, the big apple still managed to pull of an impressive kick start for SS2018. Yes, we had to celebrate a new fashion season without usual NYFW suspects Thom Browne, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte and Altuzarra. Yet we got so much in return.

Tom Ford for instance found his way back to the city that never sleeps and was the very first to present his shiny ‘n sexy summer collection. 11-year old Kheris Poppin was also on the schedule, one the youngest to ever present during NYFW. And from established to new to super commercial, Lidl and Heidi Klum had their own little fashion launch this week too.

Other highlights included Helmut Lang’s particular cast of (street scouted) models, Ralph Lauren’s fifty year anniversary (celebrated in his own garage) and Marc Jacobs silence catwalk show at Park Avenue Armory. Besides womenswear some menswear fashion and quite a few unisex/androgynous looks filled the catwalks as the see now by now-concept was still a ‘thing’. And as far as the trends concerned, summer 2018 is going to be colorful, exotic, nineties inspired and absolute disco proof. Just click through our gallery and see it for yourself.

Fine checks
Victoria Beckham, Calvin Klein, Ralph Lauren

Flamenco a go go
Philip Lim, Oscar de la Renta, Jeremy Scott

Exotic and bright
Delpozo, Prabal Gurung, Caroline Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Calvin Klein

Shimmer & Shine
Victoria Beckham, Coach, Tom Ford, Caroline Herrera, Marc Jacobs, Calvin klein, Sies Marjan, Oscar de la Renta

Stripe right
Tom Ford, Kenzo, Philip Lim, Sies Marjan, Jeremy Scott, Jason Wu

Milan Fashion Week FW2017/2018 Trend Recap

February 28, 2017 by  
Filed under Fashion, Milan

From Dolce & Gabbana’s millennial filled multi diverse catwalk (Dutchie Negin made her runway debut) to Moschino’s toilet roll bag and and Francesco Risso debut collection at Marni. From Alessandro Michele’s XL gender blended Gucci runway show to Fendi’s folkloric creations and Donatella’s female power parade. From Miuccia Prada’s young and colorful designs to Thomas Maier’s ever so graceful numbers at Bottega Veneta (that final gown almost appeared liquid!) and Dakota Johnson’s straight off the runway Gucci gown at the Oscars. Milan Fashion Week was ever so vibrant and made us all look forward to upcoming seasons. The main message? This edition of fashion week Italian designers talked politics, optimism and sports. See some of the biggest Milan Fashion Week fall/winter 2017/2018 trends, we’ve set apart for you, below.

Cloaks and capes

Red hot (and a whole lot of orange too)

Bow down

Cropped sweaters (and we saw just as many sportswear inspired cropped jackets)

Written words

Elegant embroideries

Bathrobe meets kimono

Other big trends: waist belts, statement earrings, sheerness, shimmer, colourful (spring-like) floral prints, checks, colored fur and color blocking. Lots to look forward to! Stay tuned for our trend recap of Paris Fashion Week.

Milan Fashion Week SS2017 Trend Round-up

September 28, 2016 by  
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Three cities down, one to go. Yet before we head over to Paris, we’d like to recap Milan Fashion Week. A week full of fashion abundance. From Prada’s seventies inspired co-ords (including that fur cropped top) to Fendi’s airy aprons. And while Jil Sander and Marni kept things quiet, Gucci and Roberto Cavalli turned things up a notch. If it’s up to the Italian fashion houses colors are going to be vivid (candy pink, royal blue and sunrise yellow, anyone). Both pajama styles as well as military influences (with some eighties shoulders in the mix) are a big theme. We can dress as nomads as well as lolitas next season. And sporty details are to be found in almost any collection. Some Prada shorts and a Versace parka perhaps? Chic leisure it is. Getaway prints (from Dolce’s Italy promotion to the tropical leave prints at MaxMara) that make you dream of next year’s holiday destination. And those clever leather belt bags make it a lot easier to dance the night away in your full on glitter outfit. SS2017 is about celebration fashion in just about any style direction with trends to match anyone’s taste or mood.

Pleats please
As seen at Marni, Versace and Jil Sander

Parka chic
As seen at MaxMara, Sportmax, Versace

Military mood
As seen at Tommy Hilfiger, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli

Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Versace

Disco Dolly
As seen at Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Vincenzo

Belt bag
As seen at Marni, Jil Sander and Tods

Oh dear, so sheer
As seen at Prada, Fendi and Emilio Pucci

NYFW SS2017 Trend Round-up

September 17, 2016 by  
Filed under Fashion, Trends, womenswear

NYFW is a wrap and what a week it was. From Kanye’s opening show to Marc Jacobs closing we’ve been presented with an inspiring fresh fashion season. Current styles have been further explored as revolutionary new ideas made their way onto the NYC runway. See now buy now was the overall theme as clothes straight from the catwalk immediately went on sale. Some of the crisp trends even already experienced their streetstyle moment. We’re talking cinched waists, cut out shoulders, foldover skirts and summer-y pinstripes looking splendid on some of today’s streetwear stars. Next summer you can even leave the house in robe-like coats or dressed bikini tops. And of course spring is the time for florals and ruffles. Ultimate wardrobe classics like the white shirt and the kaki trench coat are being deconstructed and updated in tons of ways. Yellow will be the main color for summer. Cut-outs are cool and a sweater with an image of Elvies on it is even cooler. Oh and did you notice the focus on the sleeves has now led to sleeves getting their own slit? To sum things up before we jump ahead to London Fashion Week here’s a fingerlicking first trend selection for spring/summer. Items you want to get your hands on right after you’ve clicked through our gallery.

Yellow fever
As seen at Lacoste, SiesMarjan, Thakoon

The new white shirt
As seen at Alexander Wang, Victoria Beckham, Adeam

Printed tops
As seen at Proenza Schouler, Alexander Wang and Coach

Sleeve slits
As seen at Prabal Gurung, Michael Kors, Opening Ceremony

As seen at Delpozo, Ralph Lauren and Proenza Schouler


MENSWEAR TREND AW2016/17: Pink suave

August 12, 2016 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, Menswear, Trends

It’s 2016 and in that sense anything goes for our dear men. And in the category of gender-fluid trends, there’s one trend having a huge moment: pink! We’re talking any kind of hue: coral, salmon, rosé, fuchsia or pink panter-ish. Pink has a controversial background and history in menswear, and for long time it has been a huge sartorial no-no, considered a colour for only women, queers or Oxford men. But thanks to icons like Sonny Crockett (Miami Vice) and John Draper (Mad Men), pink is becoming more of a new neutral tone, like white. Even the manliest man figures on this planet can pull it off big time (looking at you Drizzy Drake and Cristiano Ronaldo) .

Perhaps it started with the Adidas Stan Smith collaboration in baby pink, and we noticed many pink pastel tones in previous catwalk seasons. And when colour authority Pantone named rose quartz as THE colour of the year, there’s no question about why you should be wearing pink this year. Only HOW you gonna wear it. Especially if you look at the many catwalk examples: Kenzo, Etro, Ferragamo, Westwood, Gucci, Versace and many more. They all have their own spin on this bright and cheerful colour. Even as a bomber jacket (check Givenchy) is pretty darn cool, don’t you think? And a trend rarely makes its way so quickly and directly to the high-street stores. Now there’s pink everywhere, cheering up the streets. Before you get to excited (and you have the right to be so) and jump on it, this is how to nail it without looking like you robbed your little sisters wardrobe: keep it simple and classy, team up with darker ‘masculine’ colours and avoid sparkly embroideries.

MENSWEAR TREND AW2016/17: The metallic dream

August 10, 2016 by  
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We hate to say this but: the end of summer is not so far ahead anymore. And as much as we like to postpone the colder and darker days and lengthen those endless summer nights, there’s also much to look forward too: like a new winter wardrobe. So coming weeks it’s time to have look at the menswear agenda for the season to come. And you better be ready, because there’s lots of new and exciting things to come and to fill your wardrobe with. Just follow our lead…

The designers have a new trend on their creative hands: metallics. And with the Olympics in Rio it shouldn’t be too surprising that a group of designers is going for the gold. Metallics are making a comeback once again, and the results are nothing but f-f-flashy (for all our Dutchies: this song is your best compagnon). Not all men will feel excited when thinking of metallic coats, a pair of metallic trousers or shiny bomber jackets, but high fashion labels like Donatella Versace, Calvin Klein, and Emporio Armani showed that a bit of shine doesn’t mean lack of masculinity. At all. They featured a range of metallic tones such as silver, gold and even shiny blue in a very cool and manly way. The reflective materials add an fresh and futuristic touch to every day and night wardrobe.

This may not be the most easy trend for men (not even for women!) to adapt and it can quickly feel a little over the top, but you can definitely make it work. To make sure you won’t get the peacock effect (yep, there’s a high risk), balance is key to pulling off this look. Metallics do best when they complement your outfit and not being the main essential. So start of slowly, by wearing accessories or flashy shoes, and easily make your way up to the trousers or tops. And try to match the metallic tones to other colours in your outfit. Now, that’s what we call a winners look.

MENSWEAR TREND SS2016: Slip on shoes (or sneakers)

July 28, 2016 by  
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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?


June 22, 2016 by  
Filed under Fashion, Menswear, Milan, Trends

Knock knock! Who is it? The most stylish man in Italy. And he’s wearing everything you need to know (and want to have) for coming season. Cause it’s Men’s Fashion Week (yes, we cheer for that!!) There’s an entire man squad making its way through Milano right now looking better than ever. And what can we say: this will make you want to update your closet sooner than later. Time to round up the 8 strongest looks from the catwalks.

Wether you go on a hiking trip, a walking tour, on safari or exploring a city, make you sure you look as fine as our Milanese men right here. The outdoor trend is presumably started by Versace. You no longer have to be ashamed wearing nylon zip-ups, backpacks, athletic leggings and a good ‘crocodile hunter’ hat. That’s the way to go. Also seen at: Moncler, Prada.

Three’s a trend: enter the modern journeymen. The idea that traveling is all about comfort and ease, no, we’re not taking it anymore. You have to look good while exploring the world, and that’s even possible in a suit. And how obvious can it be with Prada shirts covered with hand-drawn symbols of world travels. You better book that ticket fast. Also seen at:  Missoni, Marni.

Just like last season, blue is still the rage. And we’re not just meaning blue, but REAL eye catching cobalt blue. It’s one of the strongest and coolest colours for men, but it’s up to you how to dispense it. If you want to go all the way, your permission lays here in Milano. Just ask Salvatore Ferragamo, Valentino, Vivienne Westwood or Dsquared.

Definitely not just a trend for the ladies, but also the gents got tied up this time. And the proof is here in front of you: Versace, Valentino, Ferragamo, and Fendi all showed men wearing tailored coats and jackets with a cinched waist.

What makes the man? Definitely the suit. What makes a dandy? Same answer. But that doesn’t mean the definition of smart tailoring isn’t fluid. And if you thought so, now you know it’s not. And it’s more clear than ever. The chapter of the art of proportions isn’t finished yet. We still got some pages to turn. The interplay of tailoring, sports and casualwear is rebalancing, playing with new proportions, streamlined details and well-defined shapes. Seen at: Sisters by Sibling, Jil Sander, Marni.

It may not rain that often in Milan, but we spotted a lot of raincoats on the catwalk. Showing you the best gear to ride out the storm and survive the rainy days or quick showers after a hot summer day. Make sure you have a light weighted parka or flashy (silver) raincoat by hand as your perfect battle armour.Seen at: Prada, Versace.

One of the most talked about words in 2015 was ‘gender’, or better said: gender fluidity. Something that not only started by celebs like Kristen Steward and Miley Cyrus, but also the fashion industry is one of the biggest players in this game changing development. And it shows again this season, with men wearing female-considered items like furry coats, flower print jackets and glitter tops.
Seen at: Dsquared, Fendi, Diesel by Gold.

The billion dollar fashion industry may be quite serious on the financial front, but let’s not forget it’s mostly about the fun wearing the clothes. Otherwise the designers will help remind you this. Seen at:  Dolce&Gabbana, Dsquared.

MENSWEAR SS2016: Keep your hat up

June 16, 2016 by  
Filed under Fashion, Menswear, Trends

Dear men, we finally have the perfect excuse for you to tell your girlfriend why you’re still wearing your hat (and no, you’re not a boy anymore and yes, you’re a very mature man). This trend may please and excite a lot of men who already wear hats as their daily signature (do we hear some cheering in the background?!). Hats and caps play a massive part for this spring/summer, being featured in the major shows like Ferragamo, Versace, Gucci, Calvin Klein, Balmain, Saint Laurent and Fendi. They’re the finishing touch to any outfit and nowadays can compliment almost every guy and every look, wether is smart, casual or sporty.

We checked off the funny trucker hat from Saint Laurent and the baret style at Gucci and Emporio Armani. But it’s the curved-brim baseball cap that takes the cake, coming in all coloures and more importantly in premium materials. The most on-point examples are made from leather and wool. And this is what makes it suitable for almost any look, not only when you the sporty slash streetwear kind of guy. We’re talking the new luxurious sport look here. The conventional distinction between ‘the streets’ and high fashion designers is crumbling, the two worlds are actually melting together, thanks to people like Kanye West, Pharrell and A$AP Rocky (who’s the new face of Dior Homme!). And wearing a good cap is for now definitely a home run for all you fellas out there.

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