It’s with absolute and undeniable pride and surety, that I can fully state that this is by far one of my favorite Canadian based RTW collections I have ever seen.. It is real, real, cool, it’s fashion and it’s ready to wear. It is the definition of style and it’s is something that needs to make it’s way to New York, London or Paris VVVVVVVVVVVVERY soon!! I love the fluidity and softness of the collection but also the rough-around-the-edges vibe it undoubtedly makes you feel… The heavy strength behind the jackets, coats and vests but then the sharp and light lines that accompany the dresses, blouses, etc. And can’t forget the accessories, from the leather goods to the dainty but punctual jewelry. I love it all… I am sickly obsessed with the crop military-esque black leather jacket (above) and can’t wait to harass Chloe & Parris (the designers behind the label) to wear it one day haha!! I am so proud of my friends!! Congrats on an amazing collection guys!!!
Check out this dope video of the Beaufille Fall/Winter 2015 collection in motion..
The exact second that Rihanna started playing I knew it was love!~ Like something out of a whimsically chic, fantasy turned reality and not so fiction fairy tale, Karl Lagerfeld turned the Grand Palais into one of the most dreamiest and haute-est supermarket’s that the world has ever and probably WILL ever see, with a collection that shantae’d it’s way down the aisles equally inspiring and consuming all of us present at the show. This Fall/Winter 2014 runway show was MY VERY FIRST CHANEL SHOW and what a way to be introduced to the world of Chanel! The collection was a gorgeous and beautifully done mix and mash of colors, textures, and some of the most inventive accessories that played with the theme of the show to a T. Check out some moments I captured from my view at the CHANEL Fall/Winter 2014 runway show ..
Elie Saab, king of the red carpet, continues to be one of the only designers who’s mastered the art of blending the perfect amount of sex-appeal, elegance and sophistication. With sheer, barely there fabrics, an eye for beautiful and always tastefully applied embroidery and appliques and just the right amount of skin, Mr. Saab, continues to captivate his audiences with romantic visions of effortlessly ethereal gowns, dresses, and more.
This season was no different in terms of skill and aesthetic, but, it was a pleasure to see new dimension in way of long billowing trousers, blouses and more adorned with luxxe fur jackets, capes, coats and accessories. This season Elie Saab really showed his talent is abroad any expectation. His attention to detail and proportion was well-played down the runway when models glazed the cat-walk in shades of blues and plums, yellows and whites.
“I wanted to imagine the seventies in the future— in 3070!” explains Olivier Rousteing, the extraordinarily talented twenty something year old behind the curtains and at the helm of Balmain. This season at the beautiful Hôtel de Ville in Paris, Olivier showcased his Fall/Winter 2013-14 collection for Balmain, a collection which really captured his inspiration but is probably one of the most abstract collections for the house since the climb of the signature silhouette that has made it’s mark over the last few years but still it was very, very, VERY Balmain. I saw a very futuristic fusion of middle-east and far-east colors, embroideries and details with a very samurai aesthetic and shape plus a touch of American seventies silhouettes.
Over the last couple of seasons Olivier has really been taking Balmain from the rocker-chic status it became famous for, to now, a more almost royal, majestic, and magical state. The embroidery, the details, the textures, it all is so strong and impactful but comes together so precisely in his collections like this season’s. Every season is something new and exciting for Balmain and I can’t wait to see where Olivier takes it next.
For the Mugler Fall/Winter 2013 collection, designers Nicola Formichetti and Sebastien Peigne explained that they “wanted to explore the idea of travel through time, in style,” a theme which was clearly evident down the dark runway of this seasons collection. The Fall/Winter collection for 2013-14 is filled with super modern futuristic shapes and silhouettes tied in quite cleverly with retro-vintage-esque details and pops of color and print, all tying into one another quite strikingly and definitely interestingly. The structure of the collection consisted of a very 60’s through 90s style featuring high-waist pants, hooded turtlenecks, patches of furs, fur with holes, high shine fabrics and classique over the knee skirts. The collection also seemed much more tamed this season compared to previous collections which may be a direction to a more commercial client?