Emotional Show at Chanel Winter Fashion Show – A First Without Karl Lagerfeld

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Last fashion show by Karl Lagerfeld is everywhere on the internet nowadays. Chanel lives on, yet the great designer who has been for 36 years linked to the house, has died. Watching the show, despite all the goodies happening in there, which I’ll be going in detail in second, I felt sad. Almost as if with his departure, Karl took with him the thrill and all the magic that he has built.

It’s funny how the last show under his name happened in a Switzerland like winter resort setting, Switzerland being Coco’s eternal place for rest. As for the show, magic as always. You could almost feel the breeze of icy air you would normally experience in a winter resort. And there, right in the middle of the fluffy street, the models walked beautifully in gorgeous coats and wide leg trousers. The collection carries an oversized, men’s style tailoring with chunky ’80s and even ’90s style logo jewelry look. The tweed shares the runway with knitted skirts and sweaters. And there’s the white. Simply mesmerizing, full white silhouettes, in either a dress or some fancy look with pants, top and coat, took the lead of the show. Even actress Penelope Cruz joined the fairies, dressed in a fluffy white dress and white winter shoes.

Speaking of celebs, there’s nothing better in fashion like a Chanel front row. Blackpink’s Jennie, Nana Komatsu, Kristen Stewart, Monica Bellucci, Claudia Schiffer, Gwei Lun-Me and more.

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Private Policy Presented by GQ China at LFWM

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Men’s Fashion Week is on the go, London being the first stop. Already at its second day of shows, and so much has happened. By looking at a couple of collections, I can see how things have calmed down, sort of, after a very experimental period. At least that’s how I felt about what happened in the past two to three years, strictly men’s fashion speaking. My favorite so far from LVWM Autumn/Winter 19-20 is Private Policy Presented by GQ China’s collection. I vibed with it. There’s a sort of freshness to it, like a forever young spirit. I have seen clothes that could satisfy various needs, ages (if you care) and styles. All of this under the same brand. And on top of that, there’s like a brotherhood transition from a fancy suit to an edgy-looking situation. It’s all connected, even though it may, in theory, look apart. One of my favorite looks is down below.

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Front row: AJ Pritchard, Addis Miller, Eyal Booker.

Chanel Cruise 2018 – The Collection and Front Row Faces

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Chanel Cruise 2018/19 show, presented by Karl Lagerfeld on May 3rd, 2018 had a wonderful nautical feel, partially given by the presence of an impressive life-size ship built just inside the Grand Palais, where everything took place. The rumor is that inside the ship was all the hair, makeup and all the other things needed to make a show of this magnitude appear by magic.

The clothes and looks for this collection matched amazingly with the whole set up. Few spots of slightly bright colors made the entry, “light” being the verb of the day. White tights accompanied every look or at least the vast majority of what went down the runway. The shoes were lovely, light, with a bit of heel for a more elegant look and sometimes adapted for a more casual look. I loved the last mentioned. It was a lovely mix of sport and etiquette, proper for what’s trendy these days, yet very Chanel like. Stripes went in all directions, sometimes harmoniously mixed or matchy-matchy. The beret hats did not miss one look, being always in proper accordance with what was on the body. Heavy and multiple bracelets, tweed sequins, large pants, few evening black and white dresses and evoking summer and sun patterns next to everything else mentioned before joined forces into making this collection a wonderful one.

Front row, as always, did not disappoint. Kristen Stewart took on the role of being the sophisticated full of sex appeal appearance, while Margot Robbie stole my heart with the simple yet effective black choker she wore to soften up the icy look of her sequin dress. Angela Yuen rocked the fringe while she sported black tights and white sandals. Last but not least, a face I love to see at Chanel, Anamaria Vartolomei. She’s looking all natural and wearing Chanel, because of course.

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Victoria Beckham Pre-Tenth Anniversary Retrospective Fashion Show at New York Fashion Week

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Victoria Beckham dropped a few touches of futurism into her pre-tenth anniversary retrospective fashion show for Fall-Winter 2018/2019, presented at New York Fashion Week, moving on further from her usual minimalistic approach, which thankfully, hasn’t changed. The clean silhouettes walked down the runway looking like an ode to the khaki color, with splashes of blue and brown here and there. Animal print brings more diversity to the table, and yet sits so well with the rest of the collection, living proof of the powerful message coming from the shapes. Sophisticated cuts made clothes look stunning, despite their simplicity. As we know, Victoria has a passion for coats, this collection being no exception. The fabrics look heavy, not at all the fluffy sort of thing, yet very high end – the type of piece you can only find from a designer. Without a doubt, the creativity is there, exposed right under your glance.

Highlights From Chanel Métiers d’Art Fashion Show

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Chanel took its fancy front row, brand new clothes and all of the models in a trip to Hamburg, where Karl Lagerfeld had yesterday, December 6, a very nautically inspired Chanel Pre-Fall 2018 Métiers d’Art collection, inside one of the most acoustically advanced concert halls in the world, the Elbphilharmonie.
The venue is perfect for this collection since its shape resembles very much the water waves. The inside of the building took the guests on an intimate experience, with the help of a live orchestra, wooden based interior and sophisticated clothes.

Known faces made a delightful front row, and things got even better with German singer Lena Meyer-Landrut and German actress Hannah Herzsprung appearing perfectly styled in a Chanel kind of way. Both ladies blended in nicely with everyone else.

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Clothes:
The sailor caps and Edwardian shoes matched well with colorful knitwear outfits, black ensembles, and gorgeous snowy looks, the last mentioned being my favorites from this collection.

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Quick Look Over NYFW 7-13 September Schedule

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NYFW it’s on its starting point, officially starting from today, 7th September, and lasting until Next Wednesday, 13 September. However, Tom Ford and a few other brands had an earlier start for themselves and unraveled awaited collections yesterday, on the 6th September. With that out of the way, let’s have a quick look at the official schedule and highlight some of the shows presented during NYFW.

Today, Thursday, has a lot going on, and it is just as much for the rest of the week. Desigual is planned to show at noon, followed by a crowded lineup. Late afternoon is going to be American-based Japanese fashion designer Tadashi Shoji ready to show, who’s followed by a total of nine shows, all presented at 6 pm. Before the evening ends with its latest show, scheduled at 9 pm, Calvin Klein is on the list showing at 8 pm. In between, there are five fashion shows happening, and literally, this day will go by with no time to take a breather.

Moving on, Project Runway is planned to show at 9 am on Friday, the 8th. American fashion house Cushnie et Ochs and Jeremy Scott are on the Friday schedule too.

Saturday is going to be the busiest day of all NYFW, with 56 shows so far on the list. London based label Self-Portrait is scheduled in the morning, shortly followed by Jill Stuart. Banana Republic is delivering at 1 Pm and at 4 pm is Christian Siriano’s time to show its latest collection. Philip Plein and Alexander Wang are scheduled to close the day.

Sunday is another busy day, and it is the day when Victoria Beckham label is scheduled to present its latest collection. Can’ t wait for it. Prabal Gurung show is set for the evening. And probably the most talked show from NYFW, Fenty Puma by Rihanna is scheduled before the end of this wonderfully packed day.

Monday, on the 5th day of NYFW the schedule looks a tiny bit more spacious, prove that we’re slowly getting closer to the end of the event. The Row is set to show at the beginning of the day, while Australian girly label Zimmermann has the honor of having its show presented before noon. Zadig & Voltaire, Oscar de la Renta, Anna Sui, Carolina Herrera are just a few of the many shows that follow. The day is closed by Kristin Cavallari’s brand Uncommon James + Chinese Laundry.

Tuesday is for Jenny Packham, the label in charge to open the day, Badgley Mischka, J. Mendel, one of my favorites, Naeem Khan and Ralph Lauren, just to name a few from the ones presenting on this day, closed by The Blonds.

Wednesday and the last day of NYFW, is perhaps one of the most laid-back, schedule wise, but has plenty to give for fashion lovers. One of the loveliest designers out there, Michael Kors is presenting its collection at 10 am, and then at 11 am we get surprised by none other than Eva Longoria with her KIA Style collection. Marchesa, Marc Jacobs and Marcel Ostertag are some of the labels set to present. The day is closed by Jia Liu label.

Check the full schedule here.

 

 

Tour De Force on Moschino’s Resort SS 2018 Front Row

Scrolling through Moschino’s Resort SS 2018 collection I am shocked, in a good way, by the amount of famous faces the show had. Obviously, there’s a lot to talk about the collection, but oh boy, I may have to sacrifice that in the name of Moschino’s Resort front row!

Famous YouTuber Gigi Gorgeous is the one responsible for stopping me in the midsts of searching into the collection. She sat next to fellow YouTube influencer Amanda Steele and actress Olivia Holt. The Crawford-Gerber Familly was there too, with son Presley Walker walking for the show.

Actresses Sarah Hyland, Kate Beckinsale and Vanessa Hudgens were there too, with Hudgens looking mighty fine in her multicolor pattern ensemble with short dress and blazer. She completed her look with red pumps.

Singer Fergie and print matching group of four, Joe Jonas, Jin Joo Lee, Jack Lawless and Cole Whittle of DNCE, joined in for the fun.

Models Soo Joo Park, Miranda Kerr and Victoria’s Secret angels Stella Maxwell and Romee Strijd walked the runway.

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Fresh from the Runway: Chanel Cruise 2018 Fashion Show

This week keeps getting better and better after Met Gala 2017 taking place on Monday and today’s relic ambiance from Chanel Resort 2018 fashion show. The presentation prepared by Karl Lagerfeld for this collection almost convinced me to rewatch Hercule Poirot and his adventures in the ruins of ancient Greek, but that didn’t happen.

Chanel like always exceeded my expectations, both in the fashion sense and the story created around the clothes. The collection is the perfect excuse for a well-deserved comeback of the goddess-type woman in a new dimension of sophistication and modernism.

Gold and bronze are often seen in accessories, embellishments, and fabrics. The gladiator image has a go over the shoes and skirts, while the goddess is embodied in embellished long dresses, and adapts as the show goes on, to more sophisticated pieces, like the short sleeve dresses.

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Givenchy Menswear Collection for Fall 2017 Has Totem Print, Glass Earings and Wooden Toggles

For this coming Fall/Winter season, Givenchy has made streetwear fashion look creative but wearable, giving us trendy layers, art related prints and few other more accents. The collection combines the man and the boy, with the looks of old-schooled duffle coats next to overalls and stripes.

You’ll see the last mentioned in different sizes and combinations, in orange, red or blue. Then the collection moves on to checker prints which appear mostly on shirts and worn under V-neck pieces.

Totem prints designed with kabuki accents were captured in a zoom-in manner and presented as knitwears, sweatshirts and tank tops.

The old and new mixture seems to be the structure of this collection, and we get to see it even in the smallest details, like the colorful wooden toggles versus glass earrings. The latter have a magnifying quality to the material, which completes the Givenchy Fall/Winter 2017 collection on an interesting note.

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Chloé’s Fabulous SS 2017 Fashion Show Brings Summer Back In Our Thoughts

Barely out of the hot season and here we are, glad to wear our coats and boots, but there’s one tiny obstacle going round and round in your head: Chloé‘s delicious Urban SS 2017 fashion show – an absolute fabulous collection, wearable, elegant, clean and minimal, with all that you need for a perfect next summer.

Navy, black and white were the colours that made the show, with a few breaks of pale pink, red and mustard yellow here and there. Delicate fabrics were shaped into comfortable dresses, with delicate pleating and falling in uneven parts.

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High waist baggy pants tight on the ankle and shorts with large pockets looked feminine and casual next to oversized shirts/blouse and tops with large sleeves or tank tops.

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In various earthy tones, the bags from the collection looked small and elegant, with golden details and golden handle – a nice touch to the half circle shape bags and looking in the same time quite comfortable to the hand, I should say.

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At Ralph & Russo’s F/W Couture Fashion Show Hats Were The “Icing On The Cake”

 

Ralph & Russo‘s Haute Couture F/W show was a dream come true to any woman who loves to dress up, especially to those who like pretty dresses and autumnal prints. However, I think it scored even bigger by adding hats to some of the looks, making everything look outrageously sophisticated.

Super elegant outfits were accesorized with modern cloche hats that had high crown, having same autumnal print witht the outfit, where a print was involved, or snowy white with band and small flower on one side.

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Long flowy dresses with autumnal prints, embroidery and sheer parts were accesorised with gorgeous same print large brim hats. Truly, a must and something to look for into the next seasons.

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Fendi Had A Legends & Fairy Tales Fashion Show For Its 90th Anniversary In Rome

Fendi celebrated its 90th anniversary with an exquisite Legends & Fairy Tales fashion show in Rome, July 7. I am saying exquisite because it was exactly like that, if not even more. With Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi as creative directors, the collection exceeds the moment’s creativity and style, going forward and above. There’s something deeply delicious, perfect and artistic to all of the pieces from the collection, from big pieces to the smallest details.

Embroidery and fluffy applications played an important part in making this collection, so as mixing different details and colours for different parts of the piece, together in one look. Embroidery looked childish and fantasy like, with golden long haired princesses, castles and riders, flowers and trees. Applications were colourful, fluffy and used in building embroidered scenery, or used in building an entire piece.

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