Trend: Mirrored Sunglasses

This spring mirrored sunglasses are a hot new trend!

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Whether on the runway or in the streets these cool sunnies are everywhere and a definite must have this season.

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Get them in different shades … and different colors …

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Picture sources: Refinery29.com and Vogue.co.uk

Day 1 at Milan Fashion Week

The New Yorkers have surprised us, the Londoners have wowed us, now it’s Milano’s turn to mesmerize us.

It seemed like the flowing style was a common factor at day 1 of Milan Fashion Week where designers created a fluid look for their ss 2013 collections. The catwalk at Gucci was a show of bold colors, where models in long silhouettes displayed fushia, electric blue, mustard yellow, and bright green in silk, leather and suede fabrics. Alberta Ferretti created an “Under The Sea” atmosphere in her show. She had her models in a palette of ocean blue, sea green, and pearl colors, and fabrics such as tulle, chiffon, crêpe, organza and lace, creating a dainty mermaid look.

Other designers : Simonetta Ravizza, Mila Schön, John Richmond, N°21, Francesco Scognamiglio, 1a Classe – Alviero Martini Collection, Paola Frani.

Pictures source: vogue.com

Did London Fashion Week prove the city’s title as Fashion Capital of the World?

The extensive media coverage of the London Olympics this past summer as well as the elegance of the Duchess of Cambridge, really helped solidify the city’s title as “Fashion Capital of the World” for the second consecutive year, surpassing New York City that had held the title for years. While Paris and Milan will always be known for their elegance in Haute Couture, London’s fashion scene and designers are know for their extravagant eccentricity and edge. (see slideshow at the end)

What did London Fashion Week deliver this season?

 

                  

This week, London-based designers have shown us once again why they are among the elite in the fashion world. From Louise Gray’s Kaleidoscope show and Peter Pilotto’s amazing prints to the 70’s disco party at Jonathan Saunders and Meadham Kirchhoff’s memorable spectacle, the runway was flooded with a variety of colors and quirky prints.

We cannot forget THE Christopher Kane who, in his collection this season, played with sheer fabrics as accents to garments, while also incorporating lace, ruffles and detailed beading as embellishments. Mulberry added a fresh scent of florals to its “English Garden” collection using a palette of cream, peach, and mint. Appropriately enough, Lady Gaga opened Philip Treacy’s show which was presented as an homage to Michael Jackson. Models walked the runway in Treacy’s collection which was inspired by vintage MJ costumes.

Of course, there is always London’s one and only Burberry Prorsum that delivered an electric space-age show. “I want it to be joyous, a bit sassier and sexier”, said creative director Christopher Bailey. Metallic leather, shiny satin corsets, foil-like fabrics, silk capes and iridescent body suits invaded the catwalk in a wide range of gemstone and metallic colors such as: copper, bronze, emerald, turquoise and garnet. For the finale, Bailey had his models walk out in a rainbow of metallic trench coats.

This year’s Spring/Summer 2013 London Fashion Week leaves little or no doubt that London deserves its title. It has continued to embody new and innovative fashion trends. In doing so, it daringly, yet capriciously, rounds out the “Big-Four” of Fashion Capitals of the World.

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Picture source: Vogue.com

50 Shades of Grey: From Book to Runway

Inspired by Helmut Newton’s photo, designer Jason Wu showed his SS 2013 Collection reflecting the theme ‘Naughty or Nice’ with a big mirror at the top of the runway .

Jason Wu had his models in tight leather dresses, bustier tops, leather skirts embroidered with lace, and covered some faces with netted veils. To top it all, the models had a very flat make-up with bright BOLD lips balanced with BOLD eyebrows..

Picture source: Vogue.com