Party prep: black&white

December 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, Milan, Paris, Trends

They were Coco Chanels favorite colors and make an iconic pair in fashion: black and white. With December coming up, these two make a perfect combination for a festive outfit. Don’t know yet what to wear during Christmas? The designers can offer you enough of inspiration. From Dolce&Gabannas star print gowns to Miu Mius forties dresses. Or play with masculine/feminine elements wearing a beautiful tuxedo like we’ve seen at Stella McCartney and Yves Saint Laurent. Not to mention the amount of exciting black and white combinations seen at Louis Vuitton.
(Eva Dusch)

Wintertrend: Foxy Furs

November 10, 2011 by  
Filed under Fashion, Featured Items, London, Milan, New York, Paris, Trends, womenswear

You either hate or love it, but the fur-trend is definitely back  this season if we ask the great designers. Even the dullest outfits looked luxurious with a touch of warm hair (fake or real).  There’s only one major difference compared to other  years: this season it’s more about the details.

Fur has been seen on many catwalks like Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Alexander McQueen and Donna Karan. But everyone is working this trend in a different way. A handful of designers went for the glamorous and sexy look, with front runner Gucci. Frida Giannini went for an over the top 70’s glamour look which made everyone greedy. Every outfit was topped off with furs in different colors, like turquoise, yellow ochre and emerald green. That same extravagant appearance was spotted at Jean Paul Gaultier, with luxurious looking furs on the coats trim and waist. There was even a model wearing a white fox over her shoulder, shocking!  Funny detail, even the grandma trolleys were covered with fur.

Other designers went for a more subtle look, with fur only on the collar or sleeves, like Dries van Noten and Max Mara.

(Eva Dusch)