Saint Laurent Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Bringing ultra luxe elements to everyday classics in a woman’s closet, Yves Saint Laurent is revisiting the old while recreating the new. Pulling in new takes on dated design techniques, Vaccarello added nostalgia and rawness to original design concepts. Thick leathers were draped to create evening cocktail dresses, mesh was used to create bust lines, gems bedazzled the shapeless evening gowns, and velvet dominated. Ruching was at an all-time high throughout the collection and was used as a detail with toole, leather and PVC.

All of the fashion lovers gawked at the multi-faceted evening pieces that served serious 80s realness. The collection expressed that there are no limits within fashion and that women can be killer in just about anything. A woman wearing anything from this collection happens to be someone with MAJOR confidence, sense of style and sex appeal. The rhinestone calf boots were a site for sore eyes- an accessory that seals the deal to ANY look without question. I definitely need those in my life. Signing off.

-SM

 

Saint Laurent Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Max Mara Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Developing a collection based on a brand’s love for fashion is one thing… But, developing a collection with the understanding that fashion can be used as a political tool is another. Max Mara stunned with their new collection, which featured pieces that reflected the working woman. Featuring heavy tailoring, loose fitting trousers, and power suiting- the brand stays true to its roots. The beauty in the collection resides in the translation that women are working extremely hard too! We are seeing women come together across the globe to create businesses, develop corporations and more. So, this collection defines how women are able to thrive in a working culture while bringing a professional edge with their look. The collection features the richest color palette of Ruby Red, Cunning Camel and Gunmetal Grey. The outerwear pieces reigned supreme, showcasing how oversized is the best move this fall. Strutting down the runway in teddy bear fur jackets, power shouldered trench coats, and double breasted blazers- models remained nonchalant and cool. Women are able to dress the part, whole remaining feminine at the same time. We see high waist trousers, mid-length skirts, soft turtleneck sweaters and even sheer turtlenecks. Models were from all walks of life, but one stopped the show- Halim Aden. She’s been breaking the internet due to competing for Miss USA, walking in Yeezy’s latest show and now Max Mara- All in her hijab. Talk about a message. Women are the future. Not just one particular kind. Signing off.

-SM

Max Mara Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Victoria Beckham Fall 2017 Ready-To-Wear

Beckham’s personal style evolution is the very thing that shines through her collection for Fall 2017. Bringing menswear inspired pieces to the forefront, with precise tailoring, Beckham was able to add her own twist to modern day classics. From embroidered turtleneck styles, to slouchy dress pants, to elongated pleat skirts- the collection honed in on a minimalists dream. She also played with intense printing and a dash of color throughout the collection. Despite the small pop of color, the palette consisted of deep greys, bold navy blues, crisp whites, and consistent blacks. Although Beckham served some classic realness, she also was able to add distinct detail throughout the collection. Wording details were added to slouched slacks, trench coats were created from PVC, and the white button down was revised with a tie detailing. Wide legs, boxy outerwear pieces, and exaggerated cowl necklines dominated throughout the collection. This collection is for the calm, cool and collective woman with effortless style. Signing off.

-SM

Victoria Beckham Fall 2017 Ready-To-Wear

Yeezy 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Yeezy did it for the fans, he did it for the street walkers. Bringing street style to the forefront, Yeezy made an effort to pull his artistry to the looks that his followers have been sporting for years. Through a mixture of denim jumpsuits, oversized hoodies, camouflage parkas, and a few replicas of your dad’s favorite jacket, West was able to speak directly to the streets. 

Pieces resembled looks that thrifters and hipsters have always created. Jeans were tucked into knee high boots, full length coats dripped as layering pieces, and tops were bunched into high waist pants. With the use of his star power, Kanye has an unlikely advantage over other designers that hasn’t reached its fullest potential. Through his inspiration from his own personal style and the style of his fans, West defintely seems to be moving in the right direction to face a spike in sales overall. 

The people want every day looks and Yeezy gave them just that. Considering the fact that West didn’t do a walk through after the show was complete, I’d say that he is definitely taking a backseat with the antics and he’s allowing the work to speak for itself. Great move. Signing off.

-SM

Yeezy 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Marchesa Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

Designers, Keren Craig and Georgina Chapman channeled the purest form of a dream with their collection for Fall 2017. Through the compilation of luxury fabrics, the finest draping, and fascinating textures, Marchesa brought a girl’s fantasy to the runway. The color palette featured muted hues from the rainbow, that were layered together throughout the showcase. With the use of heavy embroidery, light feathering, and endless tassels, designers were able to flawlessly add to the evolution of eveningwear within the industry. Through the construction of each piece, designers ensured that no piece looked remotely similar to the other. Most pieces will definitely be considered for the red carpet by the best stylists in the industry. Nothing tops class on the runway. Signing off.

-SM

Marchesa Fall 2017 Ready-to-Wear

CALVIN CLEIN FALL 2017

With this being the first collection from Calvin Clein being designed by Raf Simons, its obvious that the brand and its new chief creator had something to prove. Due to the history of the brand, being one that takes pride in American minimal design, many followers wanted to know what was next. Simons definitely plans to reinvent the aesthetic at Calvin Clein after reviewing his first collection.

Bringing an artistic twist to an all American name and brand, Simons added a dose of flavor and color to Ready-to-Wear 2017. Keeping the all American theme in place, the collection popped with statement printed trench coats, hard denim jumpsuits, sheer sweaters and more. We saw themes such as the power suit, the raincoat and the work blazer remixed from left to right. I’d call this theĀ Cool American.

The collection teased with the uniformity concept associated with American work culture, while bringing unlikely elements to the forefront; cut outs, layered sleeves, embellished leathers, sheer torsos and PVC lining. Most pieces, standing as unisex pieces were oversized, leaving room for the layering street style kids.

Simons definitely came with a bang and plans to bring some bright changes to the scene during his reign at Calvin Clein. Personally, I can’t wait to see these pieces styled on the Red Carpet or through Street Style Culture. I’d love to get my hands on one of the printed trenches… Signing off.

 

-SM



CALVIN CLEIN FALL 2017

DKNY Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear

A seamless and trend setting collection-

That’s what I feel DKNY presented for us in its Spring 2017 reveal.

Through the fusion of menswear, street style and sex appeal- designers have created a stylists dream.

I gawked at every model.

The men’s blazer was reincarnated in various ways throughout this collection with innovative design and styling techniques.

Women sported plunging necklines, boxy silhouettes, power shoulders and cinched waists.

The collection provided many familiar but remixed street style moments by taking inspiration from what’s happening within our closets right now.

There are lines being crossed in lifestyle fashion right now- 

There are no rules.

There were lightly branded pieces and accessories that added an urban touch to the forefront.

Elongated sweat shirts were paired with mid-length skirts, and track jackets were accompanied with high-waist trousers.

The smallest details are what made the collection so real and within arms reach for the normal street walkers.

From the frayed edges, to the leg slits- the DEETS took a front seat.

Many looks were accompanied with high knee socks and fanny packs to add a street layering effect.

The later parts of the collection were inspired by vintage trenches, the classic jumpsuit, and 90s tracksuits.

I thoroughly enjoyed the reinvention of many retail classics through the addition of new cuts, the addition of fabric, and the addition of embellishments.

Confort within high fashion was brought to a new level with this collection of pieces.

There seems to be a huge shift happening within fashion at this point.

Sportswear is taking a front seat in the inspiration of trends this year.

The rendition of chastity belt with sheer panels and extended thigh action was definitely the move for spring. 

The dressing and sexual freedom of women is something that is being expressed and changed right on the runway.

This collection is showcasing that women can remain powerful through the use of menswear, that they are able to show skin, that they are able to flex their curves.

The future of women’s fashion is the vibe that I got from this collection.

The potential from one piece to the next is ridiculous.

Everything remains interchangeable, but unique within it’s own right.

I know I’m not the only one who can’t wait to see more from new creative directors, Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow.

Signing off.

DKNY Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear