Colour Your World
Tired of all the camel talk? Don’t worry this Autumn / Winter is also bringing some serious eye-popping colour to the forefront! Forget ‘matchy-matchy’ as being blasé, head to toe colour in a kaleidoscope of shades and hues will warm up your wardrobe this coming season.
Be prepared to be swept away with colour! Explosions of colour can breathe new life into your look as well as your outlook on the day. From unexpected colour blocking to fierce bold shades – like acid yellow at Versace – colour demands you to be bold and daring. And don’t be afraid to experiment…a colourful world awaits you!
Ways to wear colour:
Go Head to Toe…
Across the runways the main way to wear colour was all over! We are talking head to toe colour! Complete colour from tip to top can look sophisticatedly glamorous. At Bottega Veneta red leather pants were paired with a rose pink blouse. Take Oscar de la Renta’s blue tweed jacket, navy skirt and coordinating checkered blue tights or check out statement colour dresses by Stella McCartney and Versace.
Return to 50’s Finesse
Between ‘Mad Men’, Marc Jacobs and Miuccia Prada, a return to 1950’s waist clinching curves lay ahead for Autumn / Winter 2010. Full skirts, belted waists and luscious lace will add unforgettable polish, charm and glamour to your style. 1950’s silhouettes embellished with modern textures and patterns instantly freshen and revitalise this trend for now.
‘A Fine Romance’ editorial featuring Aussie model, Catherine McNeil, for the September issue of Vogue Australia is the perfect love letter to this trend. Reminiscent of a beautiful 1950’s belle, the hair, make-up, styling, scenery and the clothes are quite simply put… perfect! Featuring pieces from Prada, Louis Vuitton, Hermès along with lust worthy lady-like bags, gorgeous pumps, brooches and elbow length gloves only adding to its splendour!
Embrace your curves…
Nipped in waists and gloriously heaving bosoms means this season is all about female curves. New proportions embrace femininity and look sophisticatedly sexy, without exposing too much skin. Think refined sexiness…
Bardot-esque curves were the order of the day at Louis Vuitton where models walked to the theme music from the 1950’s film ‘And God Created Woman’ – also the name of the collection. The halterneck and strapless bustier shapes seen at Louis Vuitton, will be flattering on women of all shapes and ages.
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Over the last few years Isabel Marant has become the face of cool – the go-to label for Parisian chic. From a cult following to celebrity dressing status, Marant creates low key pieces that are effortlessly glamorous. With touches of bohemian and undeniably French style; Marant’s to-die-for cropped jackets, skinny trousers, slouchy t-shirts and loose mini dresses have become the soul of her label. From stylists to editors, celebrity starlets to avid fashion setters, right now everyone wants to wear Isabel Marant.
Becoming known as the designer ‘every woman can wear’ has not been an overnight occurrence. Studying at the Studio Bercot Fashion School in Paris, Marant went on to launch her jewellery label, of the same name, in 1989. It wasn’t until 1994 that Marant started on women’s wear.
It was 2009 and the creation of a pair of studded, cuffed suede ankle booties that really captured attention. The fashion world went crazy for these booties! The signature boots had instant waiting lists around the world, selling out within hours of arriving in-store. Since then Marant’s profile has only grown and grown. Opening her first US store in New York in February, Marant also has 3 boutiques in Paris, 2 in Hong Kong and another in Spain.
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