The lookbook for the 2014 Fall Haute-Couture collection created by Stéphane Rolland is presented by the one and only Spanish model Nieves Alvarez. The French designer delivered a range of designs that perfectly match his signature style. Voluminous skirts, see-through fabrics, transparent panels, overwhelming trains and over-sized details were used to create sophisticated dress designs. Apart from the gowns, the collection also included a fringed red jumpsuit which was earlier seen on the Spanish TV presenter right before the official presentation as a sneak peak of the collection.
My favorite dress of the collection is the one above. I love everything about it and I hope we’ll get to see it on the red carpet. The black velvet, transparent skirt and thin gold belt create the ideal form of elegance. You can see the entire collection on Stéphane Rolland’s official website: click here.
One of the most awaited, or better said, the most awaited collection of the haute-couture fashion week has arrived. The Lebanese designer Elie Saab who has turned the couture fashion shows into a royal feast for the eyes, has delivered yet again a breath-taking collection all of a piece with his signature alluring style.
Personally, I love the fall collections better than the spring ones because of the heavier, more opulent and royal looks displayed on the runway. Elie Saab has stuck to his successful formula once again – some may say that these gowns are becoming repetitive hence boring, however the designer doesn’t seem to show any interest in changing it. You know why? Because it’s working! I don’t know about you, but I love these collections just as they are. (more…)
Although my hometown is in an upland area (and close to a region you have heard of a lot -Transylvania), during the summer there are hundred of sea gulls flocking into the city which makes it feel like the seaside is right next to my house. The city is so energetic, the atmosphere so peaceful, and the weather so warm, I can’t help but long for a day at the beach. The go-to brand that came up to my mind is Burberry. It may not be the fashion house that embodies sunny Mediterranean days and ardent afternoons, but, to me, this chiffon midi dress is the expression of everything I just mentioned. It stuck with me ever since I saw Naomi Harriswearing it at the NYC screening of “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”. Love it!
Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are an unbeatable duo! The talented designers manage to make me fall in love with this house a little bit more with every fashion show they put on. After being completely and irremediably in love with last year’s fall collection inspired by the beautiful Dutch paintings, I can’t stop feeling the same about the new fall 2014 one. The runway was vivid and colorful, yet strong and elegant. The designers incorporated a variety of style expressions, but still highlighted the core of this fashion house.
Minimalism blended with couture. A lot of the elements seen in the SS2014 couture collection were kept in. The sophisticated tulle and lace dresses were embroidered with floral motifs and see-through fabrics were decorated with little birds and butterflies. As I mentioned before, the show did not miss the minimalism. Simple, yet utterly feminine dresses completed the collection. (more…)
Dear stylists, please let us see more of Mr. Yudashkin on the red carpet!
After taking my breath away with an utterly feminine SS2014 collection, Valentin Yudashkin easily made it to the top of my list of favorite designers.
Dropping out the full minimalist style for a more thorough sophistication, the Russian designer opted for embellished gowns and see-through fabrics. The collection exuded black elegance through all its pores, so, here and there, metallic accents and sheer white designs enlivened the runway. (more…)