Alice Temperley Gives Classic Staples a Modern Twist

I have always admired Alice Temperley‘s work at her brand, Temperley London, the collections are always Feminine and Classy; yet so Fresh and Modern at the same time. Not to mention, her collections never dare to leave me unimpressed. Especially her latest Pre-Fall 2014 collection. Which gives your favorite Classic and Feminine staples, (think LBD, lace, and a Staple Trench), a more Fresh, Modern twist, (thinking on the lines of bold embellishment, leather, and 60s inspired staples such as: bright pink shifts, floral printed jumpsuits, and geometric shifts). But as these Classic and Modern staples are mixed, I can’t help but see a bit of the delicate 1940s inspired fashions, like: the long full skirt, a feather Shaw, and long and luxuriously delicate evening Gowns towards the end of the collection. Even making me think a little bit of Great Gatsby. Overall, giving off a very Modern, yet Classy and Dramatic vibe all wrapped up in one stunning collection.

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

Akris Pre-Fall 2014

Creative director, Albert Kriemlers always seem to look towards art and architecture for inspiration. This Pre-Fall, he went towards cinematic lines. The collection takes a more Vintage route, with the Classic berets, knee length pleated skirts, tweed, trench coats, and of course the fur. Making me think Parisian, as I look through the pictures of these fascinating pieces. And to me, this collection just screams, “So Right Now!” As the rich hues of Oxblood, Navy, and Red are coming back into play along with Vintage inspired pieces, and of course the Artsy vibe seen throughout the Spring 2014 collections. Now who would want a traditional lace dress, when you could get the same thing in a bolder, more Artsy, and more now fabric from Akris?

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2014

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I’ve always loved the such timeless Class and Femininity with a modern British Girl twist that Christopher Bailey has really brought to the House of Burberry Prorsum. His Spring 2014 collection has definitely brought that Class and Feminity, with such Beautiful Glamour and Romance, as the collection starts with an array of all Sweet Things: Lace and Pastels.

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In the middle of the show, Bailey sends models out in cute, very British Girl ensembles of stripes and polka dots, such a fun and Sweet way to incorporate prints, while still having effortless Class.

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I see a little bit of a 40s inspired Sillohettes towards the end of the collection with many of the Beautiful tan and pastel shaded trenches belted Glamorously at the waist.

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And then the finale came about, raining Cherry Blossom petals as the models made their way down the runway; then in a Cherry Blossom plastered runway, Christopher Bailey took his bow, then exiting the runway. For the most Classy and Feminine show I’ve so far this Spring season.

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Pictured: Cara Delevingne, Edie Campbell, Jourdan Dunn, Juliana Schurig, Marine Deeluw, Tian Yi, Cara Delevingne, and Christopher Bailey

Christopher Kane Spring 2014

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Taken place on two floors, and in three rooms in an old warehouse, Christopher Kane presented a Stunning Edgy, Feminine, and of course Glamourous collection. Throughout the collection, Kane uses many very feminine fabrics like Baroque, lace, and floral prints, and shades of white, pastels, and Black. Giving them cutouts for such an edgy, very Christopher Kane feel. Like many designers, I love how Kane incporated in many hoodies paired with lace. Which I think really describes, the feminine and edgy feel here at Kane.

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Towards the end of the collection, we see many Grecian inspired dresses in silk and Baroque fabrics, many in a Chic neutral shade. But Kane really gives the Beautiful Grecian inspired gowns a Chic modern edge with bedazzle and Beautiful, Classy pointed toe pumps, seen throughout much of today’s show.

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Pictured: Juliana Schurig, Alana Zimmer, Yumi Lambert, Lisa Verberght, Manon Leloup, Catherine McNeil, and Kaitlin As