Balmain Spring 2014

Like his Resort collection, Balmain‘s Olivier Rousteing gives Balmain’s signature edgy and Rock and Roll style, a more Feminine and Romantic twist. Using prints of Houndstooth and lace, and feathers, Rousteing pairs them with Edgy chains, Baggy suits, and even monochrome checkered print. Adding a very Hip Hop and Rock and Roll vibe. The perfect way to add a little touch of Hip Hop and Rock and Roll, even to the most feminine pieces. And who isn’t obsessed with those Sexy feathered Cotillion like gowns?

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Guy Laroche Spring 2014

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According the Guy Laroche‘s Marcel Marongiu’s show notes, a passion for Science fiction is what drove this Spring 2014 collection. But what really makes this collection appealing is the mixture of textures and, and styles used throughout the collection. Marongiu seems to have this super feminine girl, mixed with a Sports Jock be the theme for his collection. A style, which I really admire, has been a lot throughout Fashion Week, including the memorable lace dress, paired with a blue hoodie, worn over the dress at Rebecca Taylor. But Marongiu does his a little different.

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Using more slouchy silhouettes and more long and flowing skirts, Marongiu really gives the looks a more Sporty feel to feminine elements. Marongiu also mixes up the styles, while pairing a hoodie over a feminine and flowing skirt. Unlike Rebecca Taylor, Marongiu doesn’t lace, rather uses many different more Scientific inspired textures. My favorite though: the grey Flapper inspired ruffled gowns.

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Pictured: Jac Jagaciak, Vika Falieva, Zlata Mangafic, Alana Zimmer, Alla Kostromichova, Marie Pioversion, and Marcel Marongiu