Marie Antoinette of today

Rihanna made her second Paris runway with Fenty x Puma yesterday.

Contrary to what has happened over and over, and over again with Kanye, Rihanna has convinced the Puma execs, the critics, and the people that not only she has impecable style and can pull anything off, but that she can convey this fashion-savy feeling to a collection.

The inspiration of SS2017 was Marie Antoinette and her gym wear, had she ever been exposed to those places. And I’m not going to lie, it’s weird, and it points out that there’s very little room for fashion insecurity. If you don’t have what it takes, you will never wear any of Rihanna’s creations.
It has some very nice clothes and undoubtedly, there’s talent there. The outwear lingerie, the high heels with the sneaker shoe laces, the fancy pant suits and the silky palazzos.
Rihanna followed the steps in the NYFW with the pastel palette, with a stronger delivery.
And she also reminded us that she was not a 90’s child, because she keeps on betting on all those horrible 90’s trends, like the huge platform sneakers,  the chokers and the extreme hair.

Having said this, I do believe that, unless she’s going for the Couturier status and most surely athleisure won’t her that appointment, she could aim for something a little more street wearable.

Be sure that you will be seeing a lot of Fenty x Puma in the next Rihanna sightings.

Millenial Tropic

The sicilian roots of Dolce&Gabbana seem to be an endless inspiration for the italian duo, who has found and established a defined style for the brand.

The spanish influence on Sicily, the sea, the traditional italian food and the catholic virgins are the source of those core brand values, and they’re just good enough.
It is a fun, strange combination where the “Mamma” figure is always represented by the very feminine and sensual lace, and reinforced with the embroidered and shiny beaded virgins.
The pasta, gelato, pizza and pomodoro have a leading role in the collection, printed on the dresses, the jackets and the head pieces.
Even the fish from the sea, the glasses and the olive oil are captured on the clothes, and this tradition meets the millennial introduction that Domenico and Stefano are trying to convey towards the new generations, always looking for something aspirational and close to luxury to wear, with the logo T’s, the sweatshirts, the jeans, the appealing crowns and the sunglasses that are always a fashion statement.
The transition that D&G aimed for at their runway is still far from the metamorphosis that fashion will soon have to go through, in order to get to the digital millennials who naturally find the traditional runway, obsolete.
Milan and Paris are still struggling to keep its fashion traditions. Even when the collections and the ambiance change and develop into a living thing, the first stage is still the runway and the power houses have yet to find another perfect display for their work.

 

Michele’s 70’s

I must confess that I believe that the picking of Alessandro Michele as Creative Director of Gucci was an incredibly bold move.
The man has been working on the brand for a long time, and yet he was a complete unknown in the fashion circuit.
He is, undoubtedly, a talented mind. And yet, I do not understand his aim. I don’t believe it is clear.
Then again, the values of Gucci have always been a little ambiguous, creating space enough for the creative directors to go the way they feel like.

This is the introduction to a Spring Summer 2017 collection that I just don’t get.

It is very seventies meets amish-chinese inspired, if there’s such thing.
The textures are all over the place, from metallic colorful frills and sheer flowy fabric, to something like plastic turned into a pink dress.
Very far from the NY pastel palette, Milan is going full vibrant color and making a stronger statement. Let’s see what Paris brings.

An “Under the Sea” collection

The masterminds behind Marchesa, Georgina Chapman and Keren Craig, have always been known not to follow trends, but to remain in the Marchesa world and build from there.

There have been so many interesting things, but they always put their money in collections that are feminine, delicate, and with so much work on them.
Those are also mostly evening and big events clothing, not your everyday pant suit deliveries.
Not that it was stated by them, but mostly my idea of the collection, they seemed to be inspired by mermaids and the fantastic world of the sea.
The gowns were, most of all, in sheer iridescent lavender, pink, blue and green; except for those gold, silver and black lamé figure hugging dresses, and some grecian-roman inspiration too.
It is another bet on a soft, sweet, breezy Spring-Summer 2017, and some obvious presence on the Red Carpet.
Then again, these collection is so beautiful that I would use any of these dresses to be sitting in my house, like reading.

20 years of Lhullier

Monique Lhullier started 20 years ago in bridal fashion. Her creations stunned everyone at bridal Fashion Week, every time.

Six years later, the designer wanted to give her talent a try with ready to wear collections, and here we are 20 years later talking about her very girly, very feminine, playful and sensual clothes.
Let’s face it, most of them are great dresses to be used as a wedding guest, or as an incredibly stylish bridesmaid. They have a lot of craftsmanship into them, and in their subtlety, are very delicate due to the fabric, beadings and laces. In this case, there are even some feathers.
Lhullier is betting on a very pastel Spring Summer of 2017, with bows all over. And I’m guessing we’ll be seeing a lot of these on the Red Carpets to come.

Athleisure at its best

Alexander Wang has been considered the prince of NY fashion.

With his eponymous label and with collaborations, the man leaves a indelible trademark on everything he touches.
Adidas, considering the fact that for the last years athletic gear mixed with casual everyday wear has been on the rise, snatched him for a new capsule, with a twist.

Yesteday, Madonna and her family were wearing the clothes created by Wang at his show in NYFW, and there even was a way to get yours, around New York City. Obviously, it was meant to be seen by all, accesible to a very few, since the caravan would be constantly moving and people had to catch up with it.
The trick that has everyone talking: The threefold and the stripes are upside down.
Adidas has twisted its worldly known logo for Alexander Wang.
And there’s a weird, abstract video that shows pieces of confidentiality documents, and email prints, to tease the launch of the campaign which is far from a surprise since he got the Ciccones to wear it.

Watch it here: Alexander Wang by Adidas

LV Parfum

After a long, looong time, and several misguided announces, Louis Vuitton finally will have its essence. They have taken their time, researching the best parfumeurs in France to get this one just right.

The household that Jacques Cavallier Belletrud represents is an old perfume household that had been on hiatus for over 70 years, and now will see the light again as it makes LV’s first ever fragance.

Check out the introduction

Lv Introduces

 

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Haute Love!

There’s a lot to be said about Couture week. Like that awesome runway right in the middle of La Fontana di Trevi that took place today at Rome, by Fendi.

It is just pure magic. 

And also, this Stéphane Rolland structured black&white gown.

Couture NOW! ep.2

Sure you remember Guo Pei, the chinese couturier that came to the light after dressing Rihanna, in that golden yellow cape dress at the Met Gala.

Well, after that priceless recommendation, and the MAC reaffirmation collab, the world is watching now.

The talented woman has now shown her latest work, and it is just every bit as amazing as that Rihanna moment.

The craftsmanship, the volume, the colors, the head embellishments, the exuberant work.

Guo Pei is showing her talents in a big way now.

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Couture NOW!

There’s a reason still for Couture to be fashion’s biggest moment, and it is this: Couture is the true moment of inspiration and artistic creation.
It is the pioneer of trends and the true showcase for the talent of the couturier to come out in full bloom.

Here’s a nice example, Iris Van Herpen with a clear inspiration of all things from the sea, even the foam and bubbles.

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