As WWD said, Girogio Armani’s Emporio Armani collection reminds us where, “menswear and feminine elements come together.” Neutral hues, such as black, white, and grey remain key throughout the collection. While a baggy black shirt, trousers, and a ladylike hat & pair of gloves. A knit sweater, black striped blazer, and velvet trousers. And a ruffled trench gets paired with masculine separates. To perfectly show where our favorite masculine and feminine staples meet, the sensual Emporio Armani way.
Leather trousers and a Masculine trench gets paired with a pearl necklace. A black hoodie gets feminine with a lace pencil skirt. A tweed jacket and shorts are paired with a black peplum top, and a matching fur Shaw. Leather baroque pants and a pearl necklace get dressed down with a black tee and jean jacket. And a sequined dress gets worn underneath a slouchy black hoodie for a more casual, daytimey feel. For Pre-Fall 2014, Vera Wang gives your favorite Masculine and Sporty inspired pieces a Feminine and Ladylike touch. Reminding me a little of Wang’s Fall 2013 collection, when it comes to the long gloves and the Beautiful baroque in hues of lavender and black. The collection feels oh-so-Beautiful and so right now, when the Masculine and Sporty elements come in to play. Leaving me wishing for some of the looks to appear under the Christmas tree.
Giovanna Randall definately left a Masculine Mark this Pre-Fall season. As tailored suits, trenches, and blouses take roll. But Randall still seemed to add that signature Romantic vibe. As lace tights were paired with school girl inspired shifts. Sketches of feathers line the floor length skirts and Evening gowns. A fur jacket topped off a black full skirt and a white blouse, for a very 40s inspired look. And with the Romantic curls and soft but so Radiant makeup look that Yumi Lambert and Josefien Rodermains sported as they showed off the collection. The collection definately couldn’t get any better! Now what I want is those white lace tights for a cold Spring or Fall’s day.
As Iconic Creative Director, Emma Hill, (who by the way helped give the House of Mulberry a name), departed Mulberry. The first collection without the designer at the brand gave Classic staples a Cute and Cozy twist. The importance of outerwear was shown, as puffy coats get a trench inspired silhouette and are finished off with a cute little bow. The bow, itself, seen a lot throughout the collection, as the bow is also seen on Pea Green draping silk tops, paired with a Classic black suit or pencil skirt. And even giving a blouse in a horiziontally striped print, usually seen on your traditional menswear button-down, a cute and feminine twist. While a tan jumpsuit with paisleys embroidered all over it; makes me reminscene the days when Emma Hill reigned at Mulberry.
It’s all about going back to the basics! Which was pretty much the motto throughout Gucci‘s Pre-Fall 2014 collection. In which Creative DirectorFrida Giannini focuses on sleek daywear staples, giving them an extra dazzle in bright hues such as: Tangerine, Hot Pink, Red, Daffodil, and Shades of Blue. Pairing them with black military inspired hats, similar to the ones sported by Aymeline Valade and Kasia Struss at Louis Vuitton‘s Fall 2011 show; for a more masculine feel. Giannini also incorporates your feminine staples, giving your average pleated dress seen in a Geometric print, while the fur coat gets paired with jeans and a geometric printed top.