Hermes Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear SS2014

October 2, 2013 by  
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Christophe Lemaire took Hermès into the jungle for Spring. Lemaire’s big influence was Henri Rousseau, the Frenchman who painted jungles without ever having seen them. The pendulous flora of Rousseau’s work were duplicated in the print that opened the show, with boots to match. The artist’s dark jungle green colored tops, shifts, crocodile culottes, and a wrapped leather coat. It was, in fact, color that marched this collection on: mulberry, teal, sky blue, sunset orange.
The collection looked generic viagra price easy, with voluminous shirts over a suede skirt, a generously cut linen suit, a blanket-weave wrap skirt.

First View Paris Womenswear SS2014: Tribal Now

October 2, 2013 by  
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Quite a few designers are stirring the cultural melting pot this season to come up with totally personal and some rather emotional manifests. Africa does it, plain and obvious as well as merged with Asian refinement, American boldness, as well as hippie shaman and Wild West influences. Few want to get rid of the commercial conventions, the notions of what should be beautiful forced onto people. They have the opinion that it paralyses fashion and creates a circle of perpetual style recycling.
This seems to be the moment for change is what Rick canadian pharmacy online Owens exclaims. His fierce models are stepping, a dance conceptualized at colleges by African-American students, fueled with cheerleading, military drill and Zulu influences. These women need to move in clothes that allow maximum motion, laced, slitted and zipped – a cross over of elegance and roughness. Yoga-like dresses and sculpted leather vests have a gladiatorial feel to them.
Givenchy called his inspirations a car crash of Japan and Africa. Obsessed with Madam Grès he sculpted a very romantic and dark collection, which ended up to be ravishingly elegant and beautiful.
Where Riccardo Tisci of Givenchy chooses to please and be artfully lovely, Rick Owens but also Junya Watanabe seem to make an anti-establishment-fashion statement using outsider influences and turn it into a loudly ravishing and impressive message.
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Gareth Pugh Catwalk Fashion Show Paris Womenswear SS2014

September 26, 2013 by  
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I Want to Break Free, was one of the songs from the Gareth Pugh soundtrack this week and it viagra without a prescription indeed felt like the designer was in a rebellious phase. It was time for something different, or as Pugh stated himself: “It’s that idea that if you’re pleasing everyone, you’re doing something wrong!”. So his audience was treated to a new kind of Pugh. There were enormous feather headpieces, architectonic larger than life collars, floor sweeping trains and shiny creations made out of plastic. Yes it was an over the top collection, shown by models with drag queen-like make-up. But still the presentation had a touch of serenity too, which came through in the color palette (with monochrome looks in hues of white, black, gray and the surprisingly fresh teal), the clean cuts and the absence of accessories and jewelery. Pugh is definitely breaking free for Spring 2014; let’s hope his clientèle is ready to make this change with him!

Missoni Catwalk Fashion Show Milan Womenswear SS2014

September 22, 2013 by  
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Earth, air, fire and water were the four basic ingredients of the Missoni show on Sunday, which came together in Angela Missoni’s vivid collection. Prints of waves smashing on rocks, abstract birds, mountains and multiple variations of wavy patterns were used on what seemed to be travel inspired clothing. Like asymmetric sarong-styles, caftan-shapes and sari-silhouettes in vibrant shades of blue, turquoise, pink, orange and fuchsia, followed by a series of designs in black and white. No doubt these looks will work perfectly in any holiday destination, but for the normal everyday city life it maybe all appeared buy viagra without prescription a little too bold and experimental. Especially since subtler prints and softer shades always work so well for the brand. The final selection of monochrome looks, which had the Italian fashion house’s brand name printed all over them, might just be picked up, however. As brand names may be clearly visible again and ‘logomania’ might even become bigger next year.

Costume National Catwalk Fashion Show Milan Womenswear SS2014

September 20, 2013 by  
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After being born in Milan in 1986 and raised in Paris Costume National this week returned to it’s roots after 23 years. Back home where the brand’s Italian tailoring can fully revive again. Held in a ‘under construction’ building in Italy’s fashion capital the theme was clear. For spring designer Ennio Capase viagra cialis online focused on deconstruction, calling his collection De-Construct-Re-Construct. “I constructed this collection by freely assembling and reassembling patterns to give each piece a sense of ease”, Capase stated in his show notes. That translated to sharply tailored, minimalistic creations, mostly monochrome, but with a hint of neon, metallic, beige and blue. Models appeared powerful and modern in the asymmetrical dresses, skirts, jackets and tops. Sleeves jackets were left open to reveal the middle part of the models’ chest, sheer tops revealed boobs and bellies and skirts were given a super high slit. Yet even with all this ‘nudity’ the collection remained modest and chic. Probably thanks to some of that Parisian heritage..