A Candy Coated Jil Sander

Pastels and White are definately not just made for Spring!!! Was the motto at today’s Jil Sander show, as basic tailored separates came in hues ranging from, a Winter White, Sea Foam, Pumpkin, Lavender, to even Black. Whatever the hue, the looks throughout the collection, prove to be functional, yet Classy, and very wearable.

Images from NowFashion.com

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

Marni Spring 2014

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For Spring, Marni’s Creative Director, Consuelo Castiglioni gives Ladylike and Minimalism elements a Chic Marni twist.

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Castiglioni designs many shifts in Neutral hues, in styles of Trench, Ruffles, and Peplums. Bringing me reminscene to Jil Sander, the Queen of Minimalism’s Spring 2014 collection presented yesterday.

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The Geometric prints and embellishments, seen at the end of Marni’s collection is really fun and Chic, and Oh-So-Marni. Many of the collections, throughout London and Milan have kept those elements of embellishment and the many ruffles. And paired with those visors? I am definitely ready for Summer!

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Jil Sander Spring 2014

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For Spring, Jil Sander channels Simple and Chic ensembles, adding Playful accents. After her remarkable return to the brand just a year ago, Sander begins her collection with an array of Simple and Beautiful Monochrome ensembles. The pieces kind of remind me of the New England and Annapolis sailor style, with the Sperry like shoes, and the Sillohuettes of the designs. While the cutouts and the wedge on the sneakers, really give it that Playful, but still very simple twist.

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Sander gives her collection that playful vibe with an array of dresses in Camoflage like prints, in Neutral and Crayola shades that almost look Oeuvre.

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Sander ends her collection with very Simple and Conservative pieces, in Neutral hues. The Black sparkly cocktail dresses are perfect for going out, while the Well-tailored trench coats and Solid black and White dresses work perfectly for a day at the office.

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Pictured: Vanessa Axente, Fei Fei Sun, Esther Heesch, Julia Nobis, and Jil Sander