Viktor & Rolf Fall 2014

What I noticed at Vikor & Rolf was a lot of structure. As Creative Directors Viktor Horsting and Rolf Snoren, give everyday staples a structural zass. When a trench becomes decked out in fringe. Black gemstones embellish a black & grey cardigan. A Classic LBD gets architectural pleats. White sheer pullover gets denim pockets. While a high-low hemlined knit tunic leaves a spectacular contrast, amongst a structured leather pencil skirt.

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Feminine Staples Get a Bite at Prabal Gurung

“Femininty with a bite,” is how Prabal Gurung describes what the Prabal Gurung girl wants. Approaching 5 years at his own line. As feminine staples such as: The Trenchcoat, A Tailored Suit, Chiffon Dress, A Classic Black Pump, Ruffles, and The LBD; get an edge for Pre-Fall 2014. When the chiffon dress is seen in a Grey geometric pattern. A tailored black blazer gets paired with a white ruffled top, and leather trousers. The Trenchcoat is paired with a leather dress. Ruffles and embellishments give pieces a little extra something. And a black pump with a white tip is paired with black leather knee-highs, for every look seen. The collection, really showing what Prabal Gurung has done over the past 5 years, when femininity gets a bite.

See the full collection at: http://www.style.com/fashionshows/complete/slideshow/2014PF-PGURUNG/#1

Adam Lippes Mixes Comfy with Schoolgirl in his Debut Pre-Fall collection

Designing his debut Pre-Fall collection, Adam Lippes takes inspiration from the schoolgirl uniform, mixing it with elements such as outerwear, showing how you can look Classy and stay warm this Fall season. As ugg boots definately aren’t the only option when staying warm this winter season. Lippes pairs a blue Oxford, underneath a fur jacket for a Preppy and Cozy vibe, while a black silk top and pants get paired for that decadate Sleepwear look for a comfortable night out. A traditional menswear inspired blouse gets a feminine feel with sheer sleeves, and a more masculine feel when paired with black trousers. And an LBD gets bundled up, while making a statement when 6 inches above the ankle, in a silk fabric, and paired with Fendi Spring 2013 inspired pumps. Definately making me want to cuddle up on the couch with a Cup of Hot Cocoa.

Joseph Altuzarra Makes me Wish I was on the Streets of Manhattan

Walking down the streets of Manhattan, on a cold October’s Day. The leaves are falling, and you feel a cold breeze, as you sip on your Pumpkin Spice latte from Starbucks. You wear your black Altuzarra trench, with your matching LBD and some red boots from Altuzarra’s Pre-Fall 2014 collection. Which makes me think of a cold, walking on the streets of Manhattan.
Using brightly hued colors, neutrals, and Navy. In prints of plaid and stripes. And in Classic styles of a trench coat, simple shifts, and Altuzarra’s signature curve-enhancing slit on the skirt. Plus that Equestrian boot. You really do feel as if you’re on the streets of Manhattan on a cold October’s Day.

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

Your Classic Work Staples Get a Modern Remake

Pleated Skirt. Trenchcoat. Tweed. The Tweed Pant. LBD. A Classic White Bazer. And even The White Blouse. When most people hear these pieces of clothing, what usually comes to mind is Classic and Conservative staples traditionally seen at an office. Nothing special. Although I do love many of these staples, without an extra pop of color or a print, the ensembles appear to be more on the boring side.

A-list fashion designer, Alexander Wang, known for his edgy and punk New York City girl designs. Has lately been incorporating staples similar to those listed up above into his collections. Explaining the white button downs paired with pleated skirts at his Spring 2014 show, and tweed suits making an appearance in his Resort 2014 collection. And this time, Wang has done the same with the staples listed above in his Pre-Fall 2014 collection. Although the collection may not exactly be appropriate for working in a cubicle, the pieces surely do give those pieces a fresh update. When fringe lines the back of an LBD, Eqesutrian boots take a v-neck plunge, your Classic Black tweed gets a nice pop of bright color, and your white blouse gets some cutouts. Now how about that as wardrobe for in the office?

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