I don’t even know where to begin to start with Milan Fashion Week. I always think it’s great when a designer doesn’t need a flashy venue to really make their clothes pop. Yes, sometimes that really can help to showcase a certain theme in clothing but I find I only gravitate towards that in more fall fashion because well fall clothing is more about layer and not being simple. To me Spring/Season is all about “Simple, Sexy, Refined Elegance”.
GUCCI: Seemed to really evoke the 60’s & 70’s fashion forward glam woman in this collection for the SS2013. Bold, Striking, Elegant, Daring, Feminine, Flowing, Gorgeous and STRONG describes this collection. I remember this Kevyn Aucoin makeup that I bought once and one of the women in the book he recreated to look like socialite model Marisa Berenson, that’s exactly what I thought of when looking at this collection. Very opulent, yet wearable for a women comfortable with her sex appeal.
Emporio Armani: Gave us ultra sleek & chic masculine appeal with a very soft, feminine touch. Definitely a lot of leg from this collection and I mean a lot of leg. From the sexy short suits to the minidresses this collection is just everything beautiful. The colors are subdue yet strong. The look below is one of my favorite looks from the beauty of the models to the actual way the clothes fall on the models.
Another really interesting thing about this collections was in the presentation of the beauty of the models. The muted down makeup really emphasized the structure of the models faces which in turned help to really give the clothes an innocence in some aspects. The models look were reminiscent of something from the 90s waif era in the appeal of their look.
BEAUTY: Everybody knows that a look isn’t complete without the hair and makeup. The designers really depend on this aspect to really tie the look together. I know how important that is not only working in a hair salon and watching Fashion Week preparations happen but just from a design aspect of what I like. I know if a look is too Avant Gardè from the makeup and sometimes that’s not what we’re looking for. This season was interesting, Prada brings us STATEMENT lip! Versus brings us gorgeous & elegant makeup looks for their collection. Anteprima brings back with it’s OUTRAGEOUS eyebrow statement almost as an homage to Brooke Shields. Etro and Blumarine kept it simple and as you know Gucci was a running throwback to the 60s with their glamour makeup and hair! Here a few photos to enjoy:
Hopefully, we survive 12/21/2012 that way we are able to enjoy some of the amazing things that are coming out of London Fashion Week for the Spring Summer 2013. From Phillip Treacy’s impeccable millinery skills that honor the late Michael Jackson to the funky fresh throwback to the 80s collection of Topman Designs.
I find that as I’ve gotten older I’ve become a little more reserved in what I tend to wear. I definitely am not as bold as I used to be in certain aspects of clothing. At 26, I probably should be wearing whatever I want and I do but only when the time and place calls for it. However, I really do appreciate really well constructed garments of clothing. The craftsmanship that goes into the work that these people create to inspire people’s everyday style from all walks of life is just amazing. Truly talented people.
If I ever need a special hat to make me feel magical Philip Treacy will be the man that I RUN to. I’m normally not a hat person but the art of millinery is one that I could definitely begin to appreciate. I watched the runway show to this collection because it was a homage for Michael Jackson. It was more than that. Words can truly not describe the talent and time that went into this collection. Lady Gaga, was definitely the right choice to open the show. A bursting pink bubble but actually she looked good.
Below is the link to the show…Enjoy!
TopShop presents TopMan for Spring Sumer 2013….and as usual I’m only a few months late on catching this one. This collection reminds me of the 80s. When looking at this show and the images, I immediately get drawn into the masculinity and the femininity of the collection. The colors strong and bold, yet I find a soft quality about them. One of my favorite looks is reminiscent of the neon pink suit Donatella Versace had in the collection for H&M. It’s a great fun summer short suit!
I couldn’t decide between Alexander McQueen or Moschino Cheap & Chic….but I went with Moschino. I’ll post the link and you’ll understand why. Maybe it was the fact that Aluna George gave a live concert and did a rendition of “This Is How We Do It” and totally was able to manipulate the lyrics to talk about Moschino. I really think it has to do more with the presentation of the show and just the fact that they have a quirky style for a very modern woman who isn’t afraid to take risks in the she wears. However, McQueen’s collection for both men and women for 2013….all I can say is OH MY GOD!