Nothing clinches one’s look like a belt does. It has the ability to balance out, gather up and just set right a tailored creation (especially those parts of us which could be bulging out or worse, even falling about haphazardly). In the process it gives the wearer a business-like air and a smarter look. So we women really have nothing to complain about belts, especially oversize ones, as they do come in handy (and not just to smarten up one’s look but a situation too if it was to come to... Read More
‘Check us out’ or so seems to say Valentino’s eye-catching dress featuring an interesting play of chessboard and geometric artistry, as well as a shirt collar, buttons and a prim belt to boot. Ermanno Scervino meanwhile decides to fashion a wraparound dress from hounds tooth fabric but with an interesting detail – the collars and thick pleats feature an interesting design. And while Emilio Pucci tempts us with a body-hugging sweater flaunting a playful pattern of what appear to be a line of... Read More
Разрезы, разрезы, и еще раз разрезы. В какой–то степени изделия с разрезами можно отнести к изделиям с асимметрией, ведь асимметричный крой как раз и подразумевает наличие множества разрезов, как в коллекциях Proenza Schouler, David Koma, Mugler и других. Асимметрия платья может проявляться в разнообразных аспектах, от самых заметных, когда весь силуэт асимметричен, до незначительных моментов, например, асимметричное расположение пуговиц и других деталей.
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And while there’s still some ice and snow left after global warming, we might as well enjoy the Alpine heights and the even loftier Everest dimensions. Allowing you the option of keeping warm as well as stylish this wintry season are the world’s leading fashion brands unfurling the most gorgeous designs. We start off with Max Mara’s printed wrap-around creation which artfully combines pleats to keep you snug and enfolded in its luxurious depths. In its stride, Christian Dior’s soft,... Read More
The collection opens with a series of outfits recalling faraway lands. Precious prints and fabrics appear to be a Western version of Indian and Middle Eastern traditions. Many pieces combine sheer materials with jacquard and floral prints, but there is also room for some safari-like ensembles, featuring sand-coloured jackets and trousers. Evening wear mainly focuses on black and white, clean shapes embellished with understated, couture waistlines and hems, as well as... Read More
The Breton heritage and the customs and traditions typical of this French region inform this Jean Paul Gaultier Haute Couture collection. The designer gives the classic pea coat the couture treatment; these are accompanied, on the runway, by striped maxi skirts, sequined marinière tops, waders, galette or seashell shaped skirts and cylinder hats anchored by a ribbonRead More
The collection is a tribute to light and stars: jewelled belts seem like shining stars, while evening gowns are embellished with crystals and shimmering appliqués. Tapered tunics exhibit a sensual transparency through corolla skirts exposing the legs, that are sheathed in a pair of cuissardes. Evening gowns feature voluminous skirts and total look colours. Fluid, light fabrics alternate with lavish velvet, while tight, embroidered dresses are paired with tone on tone furs. However, at the... Read More
It’s got the shine, that luxe look and the style. So what’s not to love about Aigner’s autumn / winter collection? Titled as Genesis, it celebrates the brand’s DNA and flaunts that element that says joie de vivre. It is dedicated to the founder of the brand, Etiienne Aigner and his native country Hungary, its people, landscapes, and even its traditional garments. And so we have a very pretty, attractive dress in an intense blend of brown and maroon, with intricate floral cut-out patterns... Read More
Max Mara’s muse was no doubt Monroe‘s picture taken by George Barris way back in 1962 of her clutching a coat fetchingly, and its sensual overtones (couldn’t ever have been otherwise with that lady). But the brand did offer plenty of options such as slim midi skirts and fitted knits with double breasted short coats offering snug comfort in soft coal grey notes. Just perfect.
Vivienne Westwood pays tribute to the ‘Time to Act’ demo against pollution and climate that took place in... Read More
DVF is the original champion of dresses, for who can forget her line, “Be a woman. Wear a dress.” (The fact that some of us could look hideous in one is of course a secondary issue). Her collection is rightly titled as “Seduction” and need we say more? So of course they are a perfect tribute to her famed wrap dress, and are feminine, sensuous and utterly must-have. From which we picked a dark number for you with tiny dots flaunting bold foliage motifs on one side and clinched by a satin belt... Read More