Probably one of my.. IF NOT.. My favourite collections from New York Fashion Week!! When I saw the crystal pieces come down for the final three looks YOU already know I started shaking in my boots! I literally have never needed anything more in my entire life then I need that crystal jumpsuit on Jasmine Tookes!
I am freakishly mesmerized by this coat that shows during John Galliano’s Spring 2017 couture collection for Maison Martin Margiela…. The piece, which showed in Paris just a few days ago now, during the couture shows shares a face moulded and embroidered from tulle on a simple long coat which I just can not take my eyes off of… Quite frankly I find this is just simply genius and the epitome of wearable art… This is really John Galliano re-asserting himself as one of THE creative forces in fashion… I literally wish to have been able to see this move down the runway… I feel, this moment just needs.. Well… a moment!
When you think that one… One being, Uncle Karl, could never out do himself.. There he goes again.. Then again, we should know by now, that there is never really any stopping the genius that is Karl Lagerfeld…. For the Spring/Summer 2017 collection runway presentation, Team Chanel, turned the Grand Palais into a digital science center making “Intimate technology” the theme of his collection. It is stated that Lagerfeld’s vision for this collaboration ‘celebrates a woman walking through kilometres of cables, metallic racks and computer cabinets: she is the very heart of the Data Center CHANEL, she who is the final word and the mistress of this digital universe. This season more than ever, with grace and tenderness, femininity takes control in a collection that allies the audacity of lingerie and the comfort of tweed. The Spring-Summer 2017 CHANEL woman wears her babydoll and negligee in silk and lace. And over that she nonchalantly sports a tweed jacket with rounded shoulders, long sleeves and wide lapels, and a pair of culottes zipped at the front and back. She wears a robot-clutch.’ – All in all I have to say THAT LITTLE MINI ROBOT CLUTCH IS EVERYTHINGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!! I said on social media ‘let the OCD’ begin.. I can imagine it’s already pre-ordered to the gods and back!!!! Can’t wait to see these looks (my favourites above) come to life in campaigns, editorials and more as the time comes! Happy #PFW!
I don’t know what it is about this collection but there is something that just makes me say DOWNTOWN COOL SUPER HERO UBAN GIRL CHIC!?!?!? AM I right or am I just have another wave of delusional thoughts that come and go from the excitement I get every time a Versace collection comes to the runway? This season Versace presented a cool collection featuring a svelte and sleek aesthetic infused with hints of MOD style vibes.. The collection was also accompanied by powerful contrasting colours and luxe textures, all blending perfectly to make this seasons collezione!
Today Balmain showed their Spring/Summer 2017 runway show inspired by the unique strength of those strong women that designer, Olivier Rousting calls his Balmain army. Women that never shy away from showing their softer side, sure in the knowledge that there’s no longer any need to shout. For me the collection was quite a surprise, following all the Met Gala moments that ensued in New York I was sure that Olivier would be putting heavy, intense, high embellished looks down the runway for this collection but to my surprise he did the complete opposite and showcased a softer, lighter and flowier runway show which theoretically makes sense for a Spring/Summer collection! AS MUCH as you know I am obsessed with my pearls, crystals & etc. it is indeed refreshing to see a new style come into the ethos of Balmain.
Every fashion week there is a show that just leaves the crowd in a constant awe, in a state of shock, suspense, and just a full feeling of #YASSSSSSS HONEYYYYY!!!!…. No questions asked, this, and every other season Mikael D has undoubtedly been the most opulent, detailed and just wow-factor-full designer to bless the runways of World MasterCard Fashion Week with his designs. His attention to detail, the glamour, and the overall LIFE he puts into his garments keep the crowd in a constant OUUU & AHHHH as each look passes the other.. Like.. You want to talk #CoutureOverdose well here we go! This season was no different from any other, there are crystals and embellishments, mini dresses and silk organza, tulle and all that good stuff to last you a lifetime.. It’s just so cool to have a designer of this level constantly come home to Toronto and showcase HIS support for our fashion industry because realistically Mikael is an international designer more then a local…. That being said, on a side note, doesn’t all this #FANCY (Charli XCX voice) clothing just make you think of gold, diamonds, glamour and some of that sexy but sweet Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy fragrance?… Well it did for me, I was like, hi.. Mikael D runway couture dress, let me spray you with the perfect scent! #NEXTSEASONSSCENT!
One of the most popular photos from Balmain’s last collection didn’t focus on any of my designs: it was a shot of Rihanna, seated next to me at the after-party, and she looked amazing in her transparent top. Was I jealous? Of course not—I was inspired! — Says Balmain’s Olivier Rousteing on the new Spring/Summer 2015 runway collection. This season the collection takes you from extremes to serene’s with monochromatic looks accompanied by perfectly executed cutouts and tailoring, to overwhelmingly exciting blasts of colours. My favourite piece? The white cutout & intertwined blazer (look 6, first look of the photos above).. Ou, I just can’t wait to slay in that!!!
Every season I am always so excited to attend the Diesel Black/Gold runway shows, both men & women’s, not only because of the grand level of detail and cool production behind each show but because of the constant element of surprise. I feel that every season designer Andreas Melbostad, strengthens the energy of the brand by incorporating new and refreshing design assets to the sensibility and soul of the Diesel Black/Gold brand. Whether it be using furs for fall or the signature rock studs and leather details for spring, each season always has a exciting added flavour taking each collection to a new level. This season there was colour, skin, classic style and a whole lot of signature leather and studs. The show was exciting, energetic and I am definitely excited to get my hands on some of the pieces next season! Also, make sure you check out the Diesel Black/Gold Men’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection as well on my blog!!! Also, stay tuned to social media because I will be sharing my live videos from the show with the #HPPRINT Live Photo technology!!
After the ready to wear shows is… The Haute Couture shows in Paris.. The Haute Couture shows are the pinnacle of fashion.. Going to an Haute Couture show isn’t like going to Church, going to an Haute Couture show is like getting into a rocket ship and going to the MOON! It is other wordly and one of the most exquisite fashion experiences anyone who loves fashion could ever witness! With that said, you could only imagine my EXCITEMENT when Haute Couture week rolled around during my time in Paris and there I was at the ATELIER VERSACE, Haute Couture runway show.. With my Windows Phone in hand and invite clutched like nothing else, I jumped into my car and head over to the show with an insatiable excitement… Upon arriving the madness was already underway outside and on the inside, a beautiful purple-y/blue ambience filled the room, some sort of angelic, gothic-glam was amongst us.. I took my seat, and then it was show time.. One of my favourite Haute Couture shows, without a doubt!
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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 ..