After a season filled with many new beginnings, (Jeremy Scott makes his debut at Moschino, Katie Hillier and Luella Bartley at Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Nicolas Ghesquière today at Louis Vuitton), the newly named Creative Director at Louis Vuitton, honors the past, and looks to the future as, “today is a new day.” Written in the show notes. As we salute to the past, at Marc Jacobs 16 legendary years at the House, Ghesquière leaves us remembering those days with former Runway regulars, Freja Beha, (opening the show, scream!!!!!!! A big excitement for me, especially since the Danish beauty hasn’t made any appearance at Fashion Week since she wasn’t featured in Chanel’s Spring 2012 campaign), and Maggie Rizer. But as we look back at the days when Marc Jacobs took the reigns at Louis Vuitton, Nicolas Ghesquière leaves excited and ready for what he has in store for us in the future at Louis Vuitton.
For Fall, Valentino Creative Directors Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli get pretty creative. The prints reminding me of walking into a vibrantly hued Ikea store when I was 9. Bring back that creative arts and craftsy feel, in a more mature fashion. As Grazia Chiuri and Piccioli use their signature silhouettes of: Cape, Lace Dress, Trench, Full Skirt, A Delicately Cutout Neckline on a Dress, and a Baroque Haute Couture like Evening Gown. Giving the collection that Creative, artsy feel that I just love, with a very wearable and Classy twist.
Have you ever wondered what the outcome would be when metallic staples get mixed with Outerwear staples? Hours after Ellen Degeneres ordered pizza at Last Night’s Academy Awards, Saint Laurent Creative Director Hedi Slimane gives short and shimmery cocktail dresses a more bundled feel, as each gets layered underneath a Chic fur or leather jacket. Slimane perfectly demonstrates that even Outerwear can add instant polish to any Glitterific outfit.
Chloé Creative Director, Clare Waight Keller gives the flowing and relaxed Chloé pieces, a luxurious and vibrant feel. When a fringe trench dresses up a casual purple polo and printed shorts. Casually sheer printed dresses get ready for Fall. While a luscious, draping cape gives a simple t-shirt and shorts look a touch of luxury.
A trench coat gets asymmetrical buttons. Oversize cream trench gets covered in fringe. Knit now becomes a staple fabric for pants. While a tweed pant gets paired with a blouse, collared like Angelina Jolie as the self proclaimed, “Mistress of all Evil,” in Disney’s upcoming fairytale, Maleficent. Creative Director, Phoebe Philo, gives Classic staples a futuristic twist.