A Candy Coated Gucci Fall 2014

Ever since Pre-Fall 2014, Gucci Creative Director Frida Giannini, has been a more simple route with her collections, leaving just as much a memorable statement as Marc Jacobs’ last Louis Vuitton show back in March. Kicking off Milan Fashion Week, every single a-list model that didn’t seem to make an appearance at New York Fashion Week, (think on the list of: Sigrid Agren, Anja Rubik, Kasia Struss, and Daria Strokous), stormed down the white-out Gucci catwalk, in a candy coated ensemble, and Equestrian boots in a light brown neutral, or Snakeskinned. As trenchcoats and outerwear seem to be the big thing at New York and London Fashion Weeks, they also seemed to make camo at Gucci, in militaristic inspired silohouettes and of course, fur. While outerwear, animal prints, and pastels may seem to be the big thing at Gucci, for the evening wear, Giannini sends out an array of leather cocktail dresses, plastered in silver, metallic chains. Definately the perfect collection for some Simplicity and Classic staples, with a bit of that bold, edgy twist; Purely Chic. A very Mod feel, overall.

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Simone Rocha Leaves a Lasting Impression at London Fashion Week

This morning’s Simone Rocha collection, may just have been one of the best shows of London Fashion Week. My Instagram feed, this morning, was pretty much filled with Fashion critics of all kinds, praising Ms. Rocha. With 1940s staples, getting an Elegant futuristic twist. A plaid dress gets a structure. Fur gets metallic adornments. The LBD gets a flirty twist, with ruffles. A classic cocktail dress gets covered in metallics. A little red or white dress gets sheer and caged. And Simone Rocha gets the honor of leaving a lasting impression at London Fashion Week.

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A Modern, Vintage Elegance

Shown at the Royal Institute of British Architects, with under 150 guests, Emilia Wickstead is definately one of the most exclusive shows of the season. Having dressed the likes of Kate Middleton, Wickstead takes inspiration from shows in 1940s Paris, having referred to detailed shots from Balenciaga’s archive, giving the look a feel that’s just, “so now.” As ankle length full skirts and dresses are just as key and obsessive as lace, peplum, and a basic Trenchcoat were. Now I won’t feel Amish if I ever wear my ankle length plaid skirt out and about, anytime soon.

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Jasper Conran Fall 2014 – Simple & Flattering

British designer, Jasper Conran kicks off Day 2 of London Fashion Week with a very simple, yet flattering collection. Sleeveless monochromatic dresses give the collection a bit of a sultry feel, while the khaki trenches bring back a Vintage feel. A functional LBD may just be your key piece, within the collection. While stripes and embellished Separtes may just leave a big enough statement as the dress that Jourdan Dunn wore in the Peter Pilotto for Target commercial. The collection, overall, perfectly demonstrates Pure Simplicity with a strong sensual feel.

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Plaid Has Never Looked So Comfy at J. JS Lee

Kicking off London Fashion Week, J. JS Lee Creative Director, Jackie Lee, gives Preppy staples such as Plaid and Houndstooth a more of a slouch. As the bell bottoms and more baggy silhouettes become the Chicest style for the season. Lee gives the pieces a comfy, yet functional and Chic feel. Making each piece, (whether it’s a solid cream dress, or a wool plaid trench), ready-to-wear for a day at the office, going out on a Friday night, or for a casual weekend getaway.

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