Ornithology definately served as a key inspiration for Missoni‘s Pre-Fall 2014 collection, as feathers of all kinds were mixed with Missoni’s signature zig-zag print. Using lots of color, Missoni definately takes inspiration from the Peacock, as peacock feathers and the peacock print are Beautifully draped onto clothing. And fur is seen at the collar of zig-zagged trenches. While pleats are seen on your Traditonal sleeveless shift, making me think of architectural inspired lines. Giving sophisticated staples a fun twist. Overall, I’m pretty much begging for every single piece from the collection. Now who couldn’t resist a Missoni zig-zagged trench as you get ready to start your fall season next year?
As Iconic Creative Director, Emma Hill, (who by the way helped give the House of Mulberry a name), departed Mulberry. The first collection without the designer at the brand gave Classic staples a Cute and Cozy twist. The importance of outerwear was shown, as puffy coats get a trench inspired silhouette and are finished off with a cute little bow. The bow, itself, seen a lot throughout the collection, as the bow is also seen on Pea Green draping silk tops, paired with a Classic black suit or pencil skirt. And even giving a blouse in a horiziontally striped print, usually seen on your traditional menswear button-down, a cute and feminine twist. While a tan jumpsuit with paisleys embroidered all over it; makes me reminscene the days when Emma Hill reigned at Mulberry.
Oscar de la Renta may have not presented a Pre-Fall runway collection this season, but that doesn’t mean a number of models were caught posing in looks from the collection, as Bryan Boy watches yesterday’s presentation. De la Renta, himself, told Style.com, “I travel a lot,” adding, “in a chair.” As the collection was inspired by his travels. The vivid hues inspired by Japanese fashions. A parrot was embroidered on a full skirt. While delicate red and white roses were embroidered onto the evening gowns. And golden petals got plastered onto a traditional black trench.
Yeeeeeehaw!!!!!!!! Karl Lagerfeld presents Chanel‘s Pre-Fall 2014 collection in Dallas, bringing an array of Rodeo, Native American, and Cowgirl inspired ensembles. 56 years after Coco Chanel, herself, spent time in Dallas declaring that she will start designing Haute Couture again. In my opinion, Lagerfeld couldn’t have picked a better time to present a collection in Dallas, as fringe, animal prints and furs of all kinds, and Knee-high Equestrian boots have pretty much been dominating the runways. At Chanel, the theme was high fashion mixed with the fashions of Dallas. As tweed gets paired with fringe, feathers, Cowgirl hats, and Cowboy boots. Ponchos and bohemian inspired printed skirts and sweaters get paired with the Equestrian boot. Sheer and Sparkly evening gowns get a bohemian print, and are dressed down when paired with a denim jacket. While ruffles and frills also get dressed down with denim. Rodeo gal outfits leave me obsessed, (especially the blue Rodeo gal look that Sigrid Agren sported, which even Zac Posen swooned about last night on Instagram). And ponytails are finished off with Chanel feathered hairpieces. The outcome: Just one Stunning Chanel show.