I’ve been going through street style pictures ever since the fashion weeks started hoping that I would eventually find something that would blow my mind. That did not happen, but I did gather some very beautiful pictures. Masculinity, minimalism, monochrome looks, functionality…these are the things that I was looking forward to seeing at the fashion weeks among the too-colorful-too-kitsch ensembles and thankfully I found them. Enjoy! (more…)
One of the reasons why I like following Ulyana Sergeenko‘s work is her ability to balance simplicity with opulence. Apart from the already signature Russian style which she brought to the international runway, the classiness of the gowns and the heaviness of the designs, Ulyana incorporates delicate and subtle handmade details such as embroidery, corals and river pearls and lace. Therefore it’s always a pleasure to see the way she manages to blend heavy fabrics such as wool, velvet or cashmere with silk organza and Volodga lace. Here are three of my favorite looks which perfectly depict the beauty of subtle details and understated elegance of her gowns.
I am keeping an eye on the Resort 2014 collections as they are being released. Rag & Bone is always a reliable brand when it comes to functionality. Chic and modern, yet very comfortable, the Rag & Bone designs can fit into any girl’s closet. And based on this trait, Marcus Wainwright revealed that this collection has, in fact, no theme. Therefore the universality of these clothes is what makes them so attractive and perfect for the city life.
My favorite pieces are the coats – the mohair two-toned cocoon and especially the simple and well-tailored ones in black, blue and ochre.
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Olivier Theyskens did an amazing job with the Fall 2013 collection. When it comes to urban outfits, the designer has that special talent to make them comfortable and very chic at the same time. And it’s working on me! I love this collection from the first to the last look. The knitted pullovers, the voluminous jackets and the simple color palette define the perfect combination of functionality and style for the next season. There are so many desirable pieces, I could’ve just post the entire collection here, but I decided to go for the white pieces which seem to be one of my latest weaknesses – maybe it has something to do with the summery weather outside.
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In spite of the sunny days which make me write more summery posts, I couldn’t ignore the new AW2013 collection from the young Austrian label Femme Maison. Designer Franziska Fuerpass put together a modern collection which relies on the coalescence between enclosing and overflowing. Playing with volumes, cutouts and the dualism between symmetry and asymmetry, the designer offers an interesting vision of the garments which are used to cover the body as a landscape. Having studied under the direction of Raf Simons and Veronique Branquinho, Franziska is a promising young designer who has already gained my attention.