30 years after The House of Donna Karan started, Donna Karan’s got her brand going higher than ever. For her 30th Anniversary show, comes a Dramatic entrance, leading for a very neutral hued collection, in very Sensual silhouettes and strong fabrics, adding suspense to the collection, while those very few monochromatic red gowns add the perfect spark of Romance and celebration to the collection.
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.
“Underwater love. Sheer, frills, translucency and crystals at Rochas to a subterranean soundtrack from The Cure. Lovely last hurrah from Zanini.” Is what i-D Magazine quoted about Marco Zanini’s, sadly, last Rochas collection, on their Instagram. What I loved most was that the Crystals, Pearls, Pastels, and the frills that really brought such a Glamorous and Romantic vibe to the collection as a whole. A trend seen throughout all the cities at Fashion Week. While the frills made me think of a modern-day Marie Antoinette. As I’m currently reading Joan DeJean’s “The Essence of Style,” about how the French invented Fashion, Chic Cafes, and Gourmet food. The collection gives me reminiscence to the 17th century Fashion, described in, “The Essence of Style,” but with a Modern twist. And how couldn’t be obsessed with those fur pumps?
Celebrating 30 years at the house of Moschino, Creative Director Rosella Jardini begins her collection, showing off a few pieces representing her years at the house of Moschino. Then switching into a Beautiful collection, with none other than a Good Girl vs Bad Girl Theme.
“The Good Girls” showed off Beautiful Chiffon, Silk, and tweed ensembles. Many of which were in a tutu style. Sweet colors of Pink, Red, Black, Cream, and White were seen a lot. With many flirty Floral print dresses, really bringing such a Glamour and Romance. A vibe seen throughout all the cities so far at Fashion Week. Like many designers including feminine accents, Jardini includes her edgy and Punk accents with “The Bad Girls.” Showing off leather jackets, chains, and ripped up denim. The Moschino Girl is definately ready to look edgy for Spring.
Representing the 30 years of Moschino, Jardini sends out some of our old favorite Supermodels, (aka Alek Wek, Jodie Kidd, and Erin O’Connor), amongst a few. In some of Moschino’s most memorable pieces. And the finale, with live singing.
Lace. Black. Floral Prints. White. Lavender. And Ruffles. Make Francesco Scognamiglio’s Spring 2014 so feminine and Romantic as it is. Seen throughout all of the cities so far, many designers have designing collections with this very Glamour and Romantic vibe. So feminine staples are definitely in the air.
But in a swirl of collections filled with a Glamour and Romance vibe, Scognamiglio really makes his collection stand out, incorporating his signature ruffles into the collection. With many of his tied at the waist, each endhi with a fun ruffle, really giving the collection a Beautiful twist. But what makes his collection really stand out is the Edgy white and black ankle boots, seen on all the models. Really giving the collection a Stunning Edgy twist, without losing that Glamour and Romance vibe.
The Lace evening gowns at the end of Scognamiglio’s collection really look Haute Couture like. Wonder who will be first to sport one of Scognamiglio’s creations on the Red Carpet.
Pictured: Ondria Hardin, Anna Ewers, Sasha Luss, Liu Wen, Irina Kravencho, Hedvig Palm, Nadja Bender, Julia Nobis and Francesco Scognamiglio