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.
When you compare Reed Krakoff’s Pre-Fall collection, with his Fall collections, you see many similarities. Both collections use animal prints, such as leopard and snakeskin, furs and tweeds as a key fabric, and black & white as the key hues, but unlike Krakoff’s Fall, the Pre-Fall collection lacks one thing: structure. As pencil skirts get embellished in chains. A knit sweater gets fur embellished sleeves. And fabrics of all kinds get layered all together on a strapless gown, creating this such effortless structure.
With a Spring 2014 season, dominating the runways with Strutctural and Fresh yet Futuristic silhouettes, it’s no surprise that Haute Couture designer, Tony Ward, is incorporating this contiguous trend into his Spring Haute Couture collection. As Hunger Games and Victoria Beckham Spring 2014 inspired Geometric triangles give any gown pure structure. An outlined triangle adds extra excitement and suspense when it literally pops out in front of you. Ruffles and Peplum give Cocktail dresses and Gowns, a fun yet Elegant twist. And cutouts right below the bodice keep a Sparkling evening gown Modern, yet Elegant.
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Supermodels, Caroline Brasch Nielson and Lindsey Wixson star in Vogue Japan‘s Latest Editoral, Speaking of Structure, featured in it’s September 2013 issue. Styled by Anna Dello Russo, Supermodel, Lindsey Wixson stars in three shots, before getting those ugly, shaggy bangs she now has, but looking gorgeous as she poses in very Neutral, dark colored looks from Bottega Veneta‘s Fall 2013 collection. While Caroline Brasch Nielson shows off the brighter colored looks, and the Crazy curls from Bottega Veneta’s Fall 2013 collection, in 4 of the shots. Each shot, photographer, Giampaolo Sgura shows the Beautiful structure of the clothing designed in Bottega Veneta’s Fall 2013 collection.