Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2017 Couture

There are still fashion killers out there who live for ultra glam…

You know those looks that make heads swivel… The looks that go down in history for decades?

Vauthier happens to be one of them.

With the showcasing of the body of a woman through sensual draping, accentuating cuts and an innate idea for how one should come dressed for the party…

I’d say Alexandre Vauthier has managed to recycle old glam ideas and refreshingly bring them into the ‘now’.

Models gawked across the runway, which zig zagged throughout the venue with various twists and turns. Surrounded by a small audience, the runway was lit with lavender and purple hues and was topped off with a disco ball.

Add a disco ball to just about anything, and we can expect one hell of a party.

The walking mannequins bounced around in high spirits to upbeat disco tunes, passing each other with confident looks and sensual smiles.

Ending the runway, there stood a mirror…

In case the models were feeling vain.

We watched ruffles take over the runway through variations of cocktail dresses, statement midi skirts and upscale blouses.

Being produced with soft leather, sheer lace, and silky ribbon, ruffles added an effortless touch to many runway looks that will be replicated for months on end.

Serving as a continuous fashion trend throughout 2017, I’d say the ruffle accents throughout the runway show were touches of modish glam that we couldn’t live without.

Taking the runway show to the next level, Vauthier reveals a showstopper- the lavender, feathered minidress…

Talk about turning up the volume.

The sweetheart neckline was quickly engulfed by a swarm of lavender feathers that trailed down to her ankles in an asymmetrical order.

The mini dress slowly cruised up the models’ thigh, giving the dress some an amp of dimension and most importantly- Sex appeal.

I’d call this the number one stunna’.

We saw a trend of lame´ draped dresses, where looks resembles burning metals- creating deepened necklines, everflowing leg slits and bussling sleeves.

The lame´ dresses were featured in bold metallic colours that ranged from cool silver to frosted magenta.

Models appeared on the runway in these serene looks- creating the facade that Vauthier draped each of them in his sleep.

Go figure.

Yes, we’ve seen the black turtleneck before, but not quite in this setting.

The sheer black turtleneck made a huge statement on the runway throughout this collection, while turning more heads than one.

Models were not only featuring the hottest pieces on the runway, but their hottest assets.

The sheerness of the turtlenecks added sensuality to the collection and brought the idealism of the collection full circle.

Women are powerful and can wear what the fuck they want.

There’s no shame in flaunting it if you have it…

Right?

Each turtleneck was topped off with power shoulders, giving the ladies a sense of authority over the party.

Styling them with a leather midi skirt or high waist culottes added to the suggestiveness seen throughout the collection.

Anyone acting orderly will be punished.

You’d better be invested in having some fun.

Knee high boots were added to almost every look, but they were featured in metallic colours to add that much more appeal.

The knee high’s varied in the classic black leather, black velvet, full lace, and metallic magenta and jade.

I can obviously see these boots inspiring thousands of bad ass looks throughout the street style culture in the months to come.

We all deserve a pair.

Need I say more?

The night ended in drama…

Predictible.

In the best way.

Vauthier designed a black party dress with a cinched waist- made completely sheer (of course). This number was decked out with a black veil to match and styled with the biggest chandelier earrings that one can locate. Adding black knee high boots took this look from lewd to excessive in .5 seconds.

We love the drama.

We always need the drama.

Whoever expressed that couture was dead needed a revelation…

This glamour provided just that for me.

But, who am I?

Signing off…

-SM

View the runway show for yourself by following the link below.

Enjoy 🙂

Alexandre Vauthier’s Fall 2017 Couture Collection

Alexandre Vauthier Fall 2017 Couture

Versace Resort 2018

I’m beginning to notice more and more that in fashion design, there are prominent LEVELS that make up the craft. After a vivid viewing of the Versace Resort collection, I’d say that Versace still stands as an elite fashion house- producing some of the most trend setting and inspiring pieces to date.
After reading up on Donatella’s allegiance to the City of Angels, I began to understand the background and inspiration of the collection. Not only does Los Angeles have a glistening vibe filled with an undying amount of sunsets from day to day- it has a liter of youthfulness, two cups of glam, 1/2 a cup of defiance with a pinch of street vibes. That’s one hell of a concoction, and it’s only made for the strong- forget the weak hearted. A city of dreamers, lovers and creatures searching for fulfillment- some say it’s the best city on the planet.

Not to mention Donatella sent her entire design team to L.A. to grab some of the greatest pieces and inspiration from the city.

Talk about a great boss.

The collection was a tribute to L.A., but also to the evolving fashion world which is becoming more diverse, applauding individuality, and a free range of style. 

With this evolution, we’re seeing more realistic models, more street style inspiration and the small faults that once needed correction. The beauty in that is the fact that fashion seems to be coming full circle for its onlookers.

I’d say that’s a plus.

But, what’s next for us?

The resort collection was one of various inspirational points that range from the multiple strands and cultural communities that make up the city of Los Angeles. Versace was able to take the aesthetic to another level by combining and mixing some of the world’s various entities and cultural looks into one solid collection.

I was very impressed by the array of inspiration pulled into this.

I’d purchase almost everything…

After I win the lottery.

We witnessed Rock and Roll references through the studded accessories, leather jackets and fringed skirts. There were bold pinstriped power suits that were layered over lace bralettes, or pencil skirts with slits that were sky high. 

There was a hint of 90s inspiration after beginning to see a trend in the color palette, which decorated layered patterns that consisted of palm trees, exotic flowers and peacock feathers- all resembling old Hollywood decor at its finest.

A collection with a piece for everyone- that’s what I’d call it. With it’s supply of various colors, textures, embellishments and more- I’m sure many can style these numbers in ways unimaginable.

The pieces have me feeling too cool, edgy and straight magical.

The streets should definitely be watching.

Signing off.

-SM


Versace Resort 2018

T by Alexander Wang

Alexander Wang has found a rare way to incorporate your everyday sweatsuit into the workplace through clever design and precise cuts. Keeping it chic and cool, Wang has orchestrated a pivotal moment for women who want to hone in on comfort and luxury at the same time. Fusing reinvented button downs with classic cigarette slacks seems to be a reoccurring theme that brings a sense of sophistication and a hint of androgyny. Holding steadfast to a strong color palette consisting of Kelly green, crisp whites, cool grey’s and sharp black’s- Wang kept the vibe professional and straightforward. I can appreciate the styling aspect that showcases the pieces and the range they are able to hold in a woman’s wardrobe. From dressing skirts down with flat boots to pairing wide legged pant with open-toed sandals, the styling precisely enables women to have a magnitude of choices with each piece. Knock offs are probably already being created to replicate Wang’s vision, and I can see why. Signing off.

-SM


T by Alexander Wang

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

Trend ALERT: Metallics

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Valentino Fall '16

Every girl wants to be seen in a bit of glitz and glam.

What better way to achieve the look than to choose to stand out with a statement metallic piece.

Whether you’re going out for the evening in that decked out silver dress, or headed to a fashion show in that chic matching blazer and trousers.

Metallics are in.

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Maison Margiela Fall '16

We’re seeing pops of metallics in almost every collection from New York to Paris Fashion Week.

Regardless of the direction and inspiration that led the collection to become what came down the runway, metallics were everywhere this season.

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Vanessa Seward Fall '16
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Lanvin Fall '16

From Bronze, to silver, to gold- metallics were a trend that made a statement on the runway over the past few months.

I’m here for it.

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Celine Fall '16

The fascinating thing about metallics has to be the fact that these colors can never go out of style.

Standing as interchangeable, hues of gold, silver and bronze can be mixed into any collection or any street style look that you can think of.

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Off White Fall '16

Not only did we witness the array of metallic, cinched dresses, matching pantsuits, billowing blouses and pleated skirts…

We also saw a number of gold clutches, silver embellished combat boots, bronze broaches, and golden belts.

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Chanel Fall '16
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Lanvin Fall '16

How do you plan on styling your metallic pieces this fall?

I still own quite a few pieces from past photo shoots and from last season.

I can’t wait to style them up.

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Isabel Marant Fall '16

-Signing off.

Trend ALERT: Metallics

Balmain Fall 2016

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I see why they call it the Balmain Army.
That is a well earned title.

Considering the fact that we saw famous super models such as Gigi Hadid, Joan Smalls, Kendall Jenner, Lindsey Wixson and more- I’d say this was an exclusive show with hand-picked models.

Invite only.

The models selected and the star-filled audience was only a slice of what the collection and presentation had to offer.

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Inspired by muse, Kim Kardashian, Oliver Rousteing used a strong play on her physical curves to create this phenomenal collection.

Although, Rousteing expressed that the collection was inspired by all curvy women, it was apparent that there was an emphasis on Kardashian due to the cuts of the pieces and the color palette.

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Drenched in mostly neutral tones, models gawked down the runway in flat beige, powder pink, cool blue and black. These are definitely Kim’s go-to colors daily.

With the use of padded mini skirts, metallic waistbands, and the art of corsetry, Rousteing was able to accentuate the hips and lifted bottom that women would kill for.

Besides the direct emphasis on the curves of the every day woman, the collection had many other highlights and inspiration…

One being the decor of the body.

Rousteing created pieces that were strongly embedded in detail from head to toe.

Didn’t you notice?

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From premium fur capped sleeves to silk and mesh fitted blouses.
Full lace trousers trimmed with ruffled silk to floor length skirts embroidered with fine beads and exaggerated tassles.
Corset inspired bodices and skirts that were laced with silk to metallic and oversized choker necklaces.
Thigh high, full suede boots to full length matching overcoats.

This collection was fully stacked.

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The show featured models of many different races, ethnicities and ages.

This is something that Rousteing is definitely known and appreciated for.

Although, we saw some of the most famous super models, we also saw some new faces that kept up effortlessly.

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I commend this collection.

Not because of the fame filled model line-up, or based on the inspiration coming from Kim K.

I commend it due to the creativity and consistency that is constantly seen from this fashion house.

Rousteing carries the name very well, you can spot a piece and know it’s Balmain due to the attention to detail.

Each model looks as if she feels empowered, independent and sexy- which is important.

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He just gets it.

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Balmain Fall 2016

Trend ALERT: Street Lingerie.

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Obviously, this trend is slipping it’s way back into our wardobe quickly!

Resurfacing from the 90s, the slip dress trend is moving in full force and I’m here for it.

There’s something about wearing sleepwear out on the streets that’s daring, sexy and fearless.

Where I’m from, you’d rarely see ANYONE rocking this, everyone wants to be on the same accord when it comes to trends.

But, on a warm spring night- this look is a definite go-to.

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Seen on the runway for Fall 2016 in multiple fashion week’s, slip dresses and sexy nightwear have been seen in various collections.

From Alexander Wang to Chanel to Stella McCartney, the trend has been more consistent than ever.

But, this chic and effortless look is not one that can only be worn on the runway. It can be sported in the category of street style as well.

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Pairing a slip dress with your favorite, strappy sandals is one thing.

But, rocking your most chic silk get-up with your brand new sneakers and bomber jacket is another demon.

Setting this look off, sneakers are the perfect fit simply because they’re totally unexpected.

I think fashion is about those unforseen moments because those moments are most memorable.

Don’t you agree?

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This season, the slip dress is far from a simple piece of silk.

Slip dresses are being designed with cuts of fine lace, silk overcoats, deep pleats, and plunging necklines. It’s also being redefined by creating pants suits and jumpsuits with the same ever-flowing look.

The reincarnation of the slip dress is a fantastic opportunity for women to dress up or down…

But, the slip dress also speaks for itself.

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I’ve decided to rock this look for the upcoming season.

How will you rock it?

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Signing off.

Trend ALERT: Street Lingerie.