Take A Walk On The Wild Side
Designers felt the call of the wild for Spring / Summer 2012. Drawn to exotic tribal prints, vibrant contrasting colours and relaxed sportswear silhouettes – the global traveller look is perfect for exploring an uncharted destination or looking immaculately chic in your day to day world.
From creamy khakis to luxe safari green, the intrepid traveller look exudes effortless, laid-back cool. An exotic colour palette – of saffron, mustard and red, amongst others – enriches the simple silhouettes and spices up neutral shades. Michael Kors, Donna Karan, Burberry, Proenza Schouler, Marni, Missoni and Giambatti Valli all explored this bewitching trend. At Donna Karan, models faced an urban jungle in a collection described as ‘two worlds come together.’ Spending time in Haiti, Karan’s bold, painterly brushstroke prints were inspired by the work of the Haitian artist, Philippe Dodar. Sleek, sensual and explosive, the collection was the perfect amalgamation of urban, tribal & lady-like polish. Oversized wooden bangles added the sweetest finishing touch.
For my favourite interpretation of the ‘Global Traveller’ look: choose a relaxed fit khaki shirt and wear tucked into a tribal print skirt that sits at the waist.
Will you be on the hunt for tribal inspired creations? xx
Photos from style.com
A Breath Of Fresh Fashion Air… Crisp White
Nothing looks as sophisticatedly chic as an all white look
This coming season, many Designers chose to embrace a clean palette of creamy white hues for a fresh fashion start.
Yves Saint Laurent once said: “What I love about Manet is the sumptuous, nuanced white.” Elegant, sharp and tailored – white appeared across the catwalks like a breath of fresh fashion air. From Dolce and Gabbana to Calvin Klein Collection, Derek Lam and Alexander Wang – the seductive, sweetness of white evokes innocent beauty while being sophisticatedly sensual.
White cleanses the palette. From delicate white lace and sweet broderie anglaises – nothing says Summer dressing quite like it…
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Dolce and Gabbana
Taking inspiration from a ‘hope chest’, Dolce and Gabbana’s white lingerie-inspired dresses, sexy skirt-suits and innocent baby doll dresses – all lent themselves perfectly to pure white. The show stopping finale – all models appeared wearing the signature Dolce and Gabbana hourglass corset all in white (pictured above). Simply breathtaking…
At Calvin Klein simple cuts, luxe minimalism and architectural lines all in white creamy hues looked classically chic…
“Did you notice anything? There’s no black! I was looking for something optimistic, something pure.” said Alexander Wang of his Spring / Summer collection. Beginning the collection with a series of all white looks, Wang’s optimism shone through in his own way. The looks were deconstructed and strong, with model’s also wearing white paint in their hair. Alexander Wang gave white its own street-style cred…
Will you embrace white summer dressing? xx
Photos from style.com
Your Daily Fashion Scoop
It’s Tom Ford Tuesday in today’s Espresso Shot of News…
After six years away from the world of womenswear, Tom Ford is back in what people are calling his best work yet.
Making his return in the Vogue US December 2010 issue, Ford is pictured with models wearing his highly anticipated spring 2011 collection. Showing the first glimpse of the collection, which was shot by Steven Meisel, models; Carolyn Murphy, Anja Rubik, Joan Smalls, Stella Tennant, Amber Valletta, Karen Elson and Edita Vilkeviciute, look spectacular in pure seventies glamour.
The collection was originally shown in top secret in New York on September 12th to just a select group. Journalists were banned from revealing any details of the collection until now. Modelling for Ford that day were some of his most stylish and beautiful friends. These included; Beyoncé Knowles, Lauren Hutton, Julianne Moore, Natalia Vodianova, Karlie Kloss and Abbey Lee Kershaw, amongst others.
Of his return, Ford said: “There’s a continuity from what I was doing at YSL at the end; that’s the customer. It’s about individuality. Real clothes, real women. For a fashionable woman aged 25 to 75. That’s why I literally put many of my own muses in the show.”
All Photos from fashiongonerogue.com