Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Going against the rules

When all the fashion spectrums opens it gates for the spring cultural accepted tones,many famous brands and designers are taking an out of the box compromise with the traditional trend based on the glamour era and the classic match: Black Vs. White.Boudoir-inspired fashion is another Spring trend.So, if you are more into lace, corsetry and boning, kimono inspirations, and satin, you'll be delighted. Stick to subtle details rather then overt lingerie looks, as a little will go a long way. With this look, keep your make-up fresh and natural and your hair sleek. Some others got stuck in the 80's?? Well, it is back in a big way. Metallic and shine may be just right for you! How about a one-shoulder dress combined with big earrings and bangles. Keep everything else simple: strappy heels and a small clutch. The final detail for this romantic evening is a spritz of fragrance, of course, his favorite!
From the designers:
Alber Elbaz's vision for the house of Lanvin is hardly based on antique ideas. However, there is a certain nostalgia that runs through his collections. Old-world glamour is a continuing theme, as is his very modern take on costume jewelry that decorated his ensembles and ignited the industry
On the banks of the Seine under a massive tent, enormous flats resembling paintings with large brushstrokes formed an intimate space. In New York, Marc Jacobs opened the season with a modern take on the turn of the century. In Paris at Nina Ricci, this theme gets romantic with leg of mutton sleeves and Victorian details on a blush dress with a bustle. Sexy black chiffon with feathers wrapped around the body is pure black magic.
Barely there colors hit with a touch of blush opened the show in a short onesie, a sophisticated take on the "play suit." StellaMc Cartney has long been a proponent of onsies and jumpsuits and she has caused a sensation in the market as designers copy her trademark jumpsuits. I am crazy for her version, cut like a razor-sharp tuxedo in nude.
Under a metal structure that resembled the Cologne train station, tracer lights rotated and cast ominous shadows throughout the cavernous Grand Palais and onto the silver runway. Avoiding references to a particular idea or theme, Stefano Pilati set forth his vision for the house of Yves Saint Laurent.
Corsets made their mark throughout July, and in his Spring collection they reappeared as bustiers in python. Galliano especially liked them over sheer skirts that exposed boy shorts (an idea that Paris seems enthralled with). Python also wrapped up the foot in a high (what other level of shoe is there currently on the runway?) gladiator sandal.
Vasarely has been sighted as an inspiration in Milan, including the many prints that created the Marni collection. Op-Art is emerging as the next print sensation and leave it to Dries van Noten to initiate the movement. Blouses, jackets, dresses, and clutches are emblazoned with the geometric print.
Cotton jersey in Grecian-draped t-shirt dresses in black and white are utterly charming by Ann Demeulemeester . Asymmetry, a must-have on every runway this season, appears. I must give Ann her due, as she has been a long proponent of this idea. Others are just now catching up.
One idea after another marched down Karl Lagerfeld's "street of dreams." Precious pink florals in a sleeveless suit were paired with a bag to match. White paint created a random grid mimicking bouclé on a silver suit. Doses of metallic paint brought an artistic hand to dresses and suits in black.

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