Wednesday, September 30, 2009

DSquared2 combined Camp with Ramp for Spring 2010 at MFW

The spring/summer 2010 collections previewed on runway at Milan Fashion Week’s last day spoke of happy colors, easy styles, and lots of sensuality. And best example for this is the DSquared2 campsite.

The curtain parted at Dsquared2 to reveal a woodsy scene, completed with pair of tents lit by chandeliers and mirrors propped against the trees. Camp is always an element at Dan and Dean Caten’s shows, but for Spring, twins took the camping theme quite literally.

known for their fun-loving styles, twin designers put together the perfect outfit for city-slicker camper. Distressed pair of jeans shorts, boy scout shirt decorated with badges and a baseball cap were among the basic looks. Trousers were slightly oversized in bright plasticized fabrics worn with an ‘I love camping’ sweat shirt with the Canadian maple leaf.

Cutoff shorts, tees, and jean jackets came tarted up with sky-high neon patent-leather platform booties and gray hiking socks, tweaked with plastic coverings – a better way to stay dry in wild.

The latter in collection included a cropped butterscotch leather jacket and a color-blocked parka. Collection was as usual was full of fun packed in bright colors.

Guerlain Idylle ~ A new romantic fragrance by Thierry Wasser

Thierry Wasser the perfumer, has created a very new fragrance for Guerlain, it’s called Idylle. Idylle means love or a dream of it. It generally refers to a poetic genre that in Greek Antiquity sang amours and erotic encounters of a shepherd boy and girl in an archaic setting.

Olfactorily, Idylle is a perfume that unfolds it’s notes slowly, as if it were a nymph stretching by a pond in the forest in spring. Scent starts with wet, dewy rose/floral notes followed by civet-y notes. The crystalline notes in beginning are accompanied by contrast between a pink rose and a green jasmine.

It’s a very crisp peony-rose followed by a thread of raspy indolic jasmine which weaves itself into lighter, pink very top notes. Muguet, pivoine, lilas, and freesia are also combined to heart notes of perfume.

Underneath it all, there is a graceful sweetness with some hints of chypre, patchouli, white musk. Traditional heavier notes such as incense, ambergris, are treated with infinite sensitivity.

This perfume is somewhat hard to translate into words as it’s nuances are so minuscule and dainty. So, just experience it’s romanticism!!

Designers set hot fashion trends for Spring at Milan Fashion Week

Luisa Beccaria Spring/Summer 2010 ~
Luisa Beccaria was diversified for her spring collection. She didn’t send a string of black dresses down the runway or do anything as drastic to her parade of pastel-y party frocks. Instead, she launched a range of hand-blown Venetian glass and collaborated with Citroen on a car covered inside and out in a rose print from Spring line with a 1950’s reflection.
Fendi Spring/Summer 2010 ~
At Fendi, it was a season of wispy fabric, ivory and ecru, off-pastels, and fraying edges, with an added Parisian lingerie twist. There were couple of pairs of chamois-fine pants, and puffy, feathery collages of leather on shoulders of a tulle jacket and a cream silk high-necked play-suit and a dotted tulle shirt with a frilled triangle bra beneath. There were a lot of wood-handled bags that came with a snap-on fabric cover and shoes which were again trenched in fabric.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Bergdorf Goodman’s BG in Print Fall 2009

Barney’s is not the sole retailer to pull out all stops when it comes to advertising for Fall 2009 merchandise, Bergdorf Goodman followed the trend and has once again come out with their new Fall BG in Print for 2009.

The photography for magazines named “Foreword“, “Measured” and “Inplane Sight” is done by David Slijper, Jacob Sutton and Liz Collins. The fall wardrobe of Bergdorf Goodman gent is showcased by these three finely edited editorials, embracing varied styles ranging from sleek and street casual to dashing business attire.

The man here looks elegant in Neil Barrett’s two button jacket with Dita sunglasses and Portland gloves.

Sasha Pivovarova in Giada Autumn/Winter 2009/2010 Ad Campaign

Supermodel Sasha Pivovarova poses elegantly for Giada fall/winter 2009/2010 ad campaign, wearing simple and stylish outfits that say a lot about the label. This campaign can be defined as a good taste and understanding of modern tendencies combined with classic chic. Have a look at the campaign after the jump.

Celebs at New York Fashion Week Spring Summer 2010

Victoria Beckham touched down at JFK airport with a dress of her own design. The fashionista chose black Carmontelle for the occasion, which has become her hero piece for autumn/winter collection. This dress was spotted in gray on Elle McPherson, and in red on Leighton Meester. Quite simply, she looked Posh as ever.

Cindy Crawford was looking as effortlessly gorgeous and stunning as in her supermodel heyday. She was the belle of the ball at launch of her JCPenney clothing collection, in a plunging leopard print dress and patent high heels.

Blake Lively got our fashion pulses racing again, as she stepped out from Saks Fifth Avenue designer Room launch in New York. Her electric blue shift was simply divine. She chose pitch-perfect accessories like black courts and clutch, and statement rose quartz drop earrings. We just love her style!

Gossip Girl’s rocking teen stylista, Taylor Momsen, showed off her signature chic style at the launch of Anna Sui’s Target collection, based on the hit show. Dressed in a leather high-waisted mini, printed tee and ankle boots she struck the right chord. While lustrous ruby red lipstick was pure punk chic.

Keep in touch with more fashion news and celebrity chucks for New York Fashion Week!

Cynthia Steffe Spring 2010 Collection ~ MBFW

For an array of designs packed with silks, sequins, and suedes, the Cynthia Steffe Spring 2010 collection was surprisingly boyish. The creative director, Shaun Kearney, hit his stride with a Spring collection that brilliantly unites Steffe girl’s propensity for sweetly feminine looks and modern mix-up sensibility favored by cool chicks like Alexa Chung.

Cynthia Steffe brand, known for its great wear-to-work basics, are mostly designed with an eye toward minimalism, including color and prints when necessary. And they have maintained their trend in this show as well.

“It’s no longer about the head-to-toe look. Today’s woman wants to take a little from here, a little from there, and make it her own,” reasoned Shaun.

Ruffles played a key role for collection, while flirty frocks with cascading lapels felt just right. There was plenty to grab like a washed cotton-linen boyfriend blazer, an airy suede utility vest, and a sexy mini bedecked in swishy pearl beads. The playful drop-waist and pastel minidresses were attractive and jackets were fantastic – especially at their price point.

BCBG Max Azria Runway Spring 2010 New York Fashion Week

BCBG MAXAZRIA, the brand that most often graces US Weekly, and is sold in over 550 stores worldwide, served it’s slim collection of 31 looks in New York. For the first time, designer Max Azria is putting lots of floral prints and patterns, in his BCBG runway show, at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010

The looks forbear of t-shirt dressing, painterly abstract expression prints, asymmetry and draped jersey. Several looks played with contrasting textures, like a minidress with smooth puzzle-shaped crepe panel mixed with gracefully ruched printed fabric. While a hem jersey dress featured a quilted architectural shoulder, and black and white gowns were adorned with metallic beading.

t seemed like the collection was meant to present what we’ll be wearing six months into the future, with some peaks of present and the recent past. A couple of select dresses from this Spring 2010 collection went up for sale on company’s web site immediately after the show.