Mixing Rich Staples at Fendi Pre-Fall 2014

As Thanksgiving Break has sadly come to an end, and the 25 Days of Christmas countdown is going on. Karl Lagerfeld decides to leave us all obsessed with Fendi‘s Pre-Fall 2014 collection. Like Lagerfeld has been doing lately at Fendi, the collection shows off a very artistic and structural twist to it. This time, mixing some of my favorite rich staples for Fall. Including tweed trenches, draped with graphically cut fabrics, a oxblood and white leather jacket, must-have fur and feather boots and accessories, striped fur jackets, leather pants, and Ski-inspired silhouettes. All, into a must-have collection. Making me wish I were in the Austrian Alps.

See the full collection at: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/review/2014PF-FENDI/

 

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We Enter a Tribal Galaxy at Alexander McQueen Spring 2014

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As Alexander McQueen‘s show begins, you immediately enter into another Galaxy. You then land in another world. Ready for an expedition. But you refuse and instead, decide to pose on this new World. In fear that your Alexander McQueen gown would get ruined. But as you stare out into the Scenery, you notice your back on planet Earth, in your seat at the Alexander McQueen Spring 2014 show, and that the show has ended.

“Tribal Couture,” is how Net-A-Porter described Sarah Burton‘s Tribal inspired collection. In many tribal inspired prints, cutouts, and the Styles and the Silhouettes remind me of Herve Leger by Max Azria‘s Warrior Girl inspired Fall 2012 collection. While the much sculpture and unique fabric textures, make me think Haute Couture.

“Do you believe in UFO’s?” Sarah Burton described to Harpers Bazaar magazine in their March 2013 issue, as the first question Alexander McQueen, himself asked her during her interview for an internship with the brand. As described in Bazaar, “Burton, a polymath with a deep love of the arts, music, and science, hit that question about imagination and faith on the nose with a resounding ‘yes!'”

So how did we get to this Tribal Galaxy during Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2014 collection? Simply on a UFO.

29. Alexander McQueen’s Cut-In Wedge

 Alexander McQueen was known for his very Out of this World, but just so Beautiful designs. And his designs are just so Beautiful and Unique that I just want to wear them all and see what reactions I get. Fortunately, you can get a bit Out of this World in McQueen’s Cut-In wedges, I think the Craziest you can get in McQueen, unless you’re Lady Gaga or a model on the Alexander McQueen runway. The wedges, coming in a leopard print, and a Beautiful black velvet with golden embroidery on the sides. Each to leave such a fun, Beautiful, and Out of this World remark, just like all the models on the Alexander McQueen runway. Pair it with your most simple outfit, or just go Crazy! All for such a Chic, Beautiful bold remark.
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Alexander McQueen Armadillo Leopard-Print Calf Hair Wedge Pump, $995
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Make sure to check back Tuesday for Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2014 show!

 

Isabel Marant Spring 2014

Lace isn’t always sweet. As in Isabel Marant’s collection, I see this very soft, Romantic and Feminine vibe, mixed with this more edgy girl vibe, signature to the House of Isabel Marant. The white lace sheer fabrics, and the effortless Country girl inspired flowers give the collection a very Romantic and Feminine vibe. And the black leather brings a very well found edge to the collection. Marant does add something new, that has been seen a lot throughout Fashion Week: ruffles. But as many collections incorporating ruffles have been channelling a more Modern Marie Antoinette, like at Balenciaga and Zac Posen, Marant goes a more Flirty and Versatile way. With models channelling them on leather, and silk. Really showing that ruffles aren’t just for making yourself look like a Modern Marie Antoinette this Spring. Instead, they give every woman a very flattering and Flirty twist to their Spring wardrobe. Who wouldn’t wear those baggy black leather pants that Sasha Luss sported pretty much 24/7?

Dolce & Gabbana Channel 1940s Inspired Sillouhettes for Spring

For Spring, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana take inspiration from Ancient Rome, while using 1940s inspired Silhouettes; while giving the collection it’s Glamorous Dolce & Gabbana magic.

Throughout the beginning of the collection, models are seen wearing Beautiful dresses, printed with images of Ancient Roman Ruins. Towards the middle of the collection though, it switches to Golden Cocktail dresses, many with the Ancient Roman coins printed on them. But besides the Ancient Roman theme scene throughout the collection, Dolce & Gabbana also include a more Feminine side to the collection with Beautiful Cherry Blossoms. Looking almost oeuvre, many models channel Beautiful Cherry Blossomed gowns. Perfect for a Spring or Summer wedding.

The silhouettes though, were very 1940s inspired. With Peplum, Lace, Polka Dots, The Fur, and the Iconic Hourglass figure. A style which has always been a favorite of mine. As seen at many of the Fall shows, many of the looks were belted at the waist, creating that very Ladylike Hourglass figure. Dolce & Gabbana interpret that trend, using Gold belts with a Roman coin in the center. Elements of Polka Dots and Fur were also seen throughout many parts of the collection, either paired with an Ancient Roman printed pencil skirt, and paired with an ancient coined full skirt. Each way, Oh-So-Chic and very Dolce & Gabbana.

And the finale, just STUNNING. Filled with an array of Golden Cocktail dresses. Each perfect for a night out, or even to a Wedding.

The collection, overall was extremely Feminine, Sexy, and Modern. I always love how Dolce & Gabbana take inspiration from something totally different each season, making it look Sexy and Flatter just about any Women’s figure. A Sexy Black Lace Dolce & Gabbana dress for Spring? Yes Please!!!!

 

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