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

MET Gala 2015 China: Through the looking glass.

Tonight, The MET hosts fashions biggest party, as it unveils its fashion exhibit.

This year you will be able to see China’s fashion development. And it is always interesting, as the “asian” trend has been off the table for some time now. If you remember, back in the 90’s, we were all wearing those “China inspired” dresses and jackets.

Asian influence also goes to animals and bamboo prints. Sheer, delicate fabrics with a lot of flow, and at the same time, silky body hugging satin and structured taffetas. As it is China, it is mandatory some red and gold. The Invite also included some intricate head embellishments, and flowers. You’ll get it when you see Sarah Jessica Parker, as every other year.

Gold and silver, as well as semi nakedness under shiny embellishments and sheer fabrics, cut outs and some king of crop top were some of the trends on the red carpet.

Let it be said that most of the dresses had no relation whatsoever with China or any asian influence whatsoever, so the theme of the Gala should be stablished sooner so the participants had more time to figure out their dresses.
Rihanna showed up with a Guo Pei Couture gown which is obviously chinese by origin, but if you didn’t know I’m sure you would not figure it out it has any “asian influence”. I have to say that i loved Rihanna wearing the extra fluffy Pink Giambattista Valli, but this yellow giant cape with train and the head piece, and the shiny white sandals, and the necklace were a little bit too much, even for Rihanna who has proven to be able to pull off almost everything.

Let’s see the dresses.

Anne Wintour in Chanel

Anne Wintour in Chanel

Poppy Delevingne in Marchesa

Poppy Delevingne in Marchesa

Katie Holmes in Zac Posen

Katie Holmes in Zac Posen

Diane Kruger in Chanel

Diane Kruger in Chanel

SJP in H&M and Phillip Treacy headpiece

SJP in H&M and Phillip Treacy headpiece

Dolce & Gabbana

Tabitha Simmons in Dolce & Gabbana

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Jennifer Lawrence in Dior

Alicia Keys in Jean Paul Gaultier

Alicia Keys in Jean Paul Gaultier

Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren

Anne Hathaway in Ralph Lauren

Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy

Amanda Seyfried in Givenchy

Georgia May Jagger in Gucci

Georgia May Jagger in Gucci

Rosie Huntington in Versace

Rosie Huntington in Versace

Selena Gomez in Vera Wang

Selena Gomez in Vera Wang

Lilly Collins in Chanel

Lilly Collins in Chanel

Olsen Twins in John Galliano

Olsen Twins in John Galliano

Dakota Johnson in Chanel

Dakota Johnson in Chanel

Kate Hudson in Michael Kors

Kate Hudson in Michael Kors

Donna Karan & Calvin Klein

Donna Karan & Calvin Klein

Jennifer López in Versace

Jennifer López in Versace

Emily Blunt in Prada

Emily Blunt in Prada

Katy Perry in Moschino

Katy Perry in Moschino

Kim Kardashian in Cavalli

Kim Kardashian in Cavalli

Madonna in Moschino

Madonna in Moschino

Rita Ora in Tom Ford

Rita Ora in Tom Ford

Miley Cirus in Alexander Wang

Miley Cirus in Alexander Wang

Reese Witherspoon in Jason Wu

Reese Witherspoon in Jason Wu

Lady Gaga in Balenciaga

Lady Gaga in Balenciaga

Rihanna in Guo Pei Couture

Rihanna in Guo Pei Couture

Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney

Cara Delevingne in Stella McCartney

Beyoncé in Givenchy

Beyoncé in Givenchy

Olivia Wilde in Prada

Olivia Wilde in Prada

FKA Twigs in Christopher Kane

FKA Twigs in Christopher Kane

Solange Knowles in Giles Deacon

Solange Knowles in Giles Deacon

Cher in Marc Jacobs

Cher in Marc Jacobs

Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli

Allison Williams in Giambattista Valli

Amal Clooney in Martin Margiela by John Galliano

Amal Clooney in Maison Margiela by John Galliano

Kerry Washington in Prada

Kerry Washington in Prada

Sienna Miller in Thakoon

Sienna Miller in Thakoon

Joan Smalls in Burberry

Joan Smalls in Burberry

Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein Collection

Rose Byrne in Calvin Klein Collection

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Roland Mouret

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Roland Mouret

Zendaya in Fausto Puglisi

Zendaya in Fausto Puglisi

Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga

Carey Mulligan in Balenciaga

Karlie Kloss & Gigi Hadid

Karlie Kloss & Gigi Hadid

Lisa Bonet & Lenny Kravitz

Lisa Bonet & Lenny Kravitz

Lorde in Calvin Klein

Lorde in Calvin Klein

Uma Thurman in Atelier Versace

Uma Thurman in Atelier Versace

Kristen Wiig in Prabal Gurung

Kristen Wiig in Prabal Gurung

Keri Russell in Altuzarra

Keri Russell in Altuzarra

Julianne Moore in Givenchy

Julianne Moore in Givenchy

Liu Wen in Michael Kors

Liu Wen in Michael Kors

Jessica Chastain in Givenchy

Jessica Chastain in Givenchy

Claire Danes in Valentino

Claire Danes in Valentino

Jennifer Connelly in Louis Vuitton

Jennifer Connelly in Louis Vuitton

Helen Mirren

Helen Mirren

Rachel Weisz in Chanel Couture

Rachel Weisz in Chanel Couture

Kate Beckinsale in Diane Von Fustenberg

Kate Beckinsale in Diane Von Fustenberg

Karen Elson in Dolce & Gabbana

Karen Elson in Dolce & Gabbana

Some may be missing, but you get the point.

Remember that the MET announced that they would ban any social media posting, but apparently that isn’t working effectively since Madonna, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga have already released a picture of themselves inside the party. So let’s stay tuned to see how these people can survive in their naked dresses.

Wang for H&M

There’s been a lot of talk about the latest H&M collab with Alexander Wang.
I’ve seen most of the collection, and it’s very sporty, almost too sporty.
Ant now of course, there’s a video to support the campaign. And it’s Mission impossible meets the Hunger Games kind of thing.
See it for yourself

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Aexander Wang for H&M

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The Met Gala 2014

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In case you didn’t know, the dress code for this MET Gala at the Costume Institute was full evening attire, which means gowns, tuxedos, and up hairdos.
Of course, fashion will always give to the bold, the choice to break through the conventions and restrictions, whether those choices are right or wrong, that’s just up to the one who chooses the dress.
Beyoncé showed up in a black shiny beaded couture Givenchy, and I didn’t like it one bit. She looked like she belonged in a cabaret in the 20’s.
Instead, I really loved the risk that Emma Stone and Rihanna took, by taking the crop top to an elegant place. Not like Anne Hathaway, she was not wearing a crop top, she was wearing an ill fitting top, over a long skirt.
I understand that Sarah Jessica Parker was the ultimate fashion icon through Carrie Bradshaw, but she usually takes that honor to terrible extremes and this Oscar de la Renta was in that place. The dress was already big with a long, branded train and she chose to overwhelm it with that huge bun, and the gloves with the jewelry. Let that be a lesson to us all as how not to overdo a piece of clothing.
That being said, Oscar de la Renta and Stella McCartney where the designers of the night. I get Oscar, he’s a master mind of beautiful dresses and gowns, but Stella? Anyway, I loved the trouser, cut out skin tight top look that Cara Delevigne was wearing. That girl gets it right every time.
Jessica Alba looked flawless in that golden beaded Vivienne Westwood. Marion Cotillard and Jennifer Lawrence opted for their brand, Dior, and both were great. I still can’t decide if I loved the blue, circle cut out knee high dress that Cotillard was wearing, or the black beaded one of JLaw.
I must confess that I find the Kardashians a plague upon the face of humanity, and one of the reasons of everything that’s just wrong with the world, and I also think that Kanye West is stupid and has a terrible attitude. But the fact that she has gotten Ricardo Tisci to create the most horrible gown in his story as a designer, and she convinced Alber Elbaz to give her that gown that could’ve been a glorious one in somebody else is just beyond me. I can’t get my head around that. Victoria Beckham was wearing one piece of her own collection, and all was fine till we saw that make up. It made her face look small and weird.
Giselle in Balenciaga, clearly an Alexander Wang one. Flawless obviously.
Blake lively in a rosé Gucci Premiere, also fantastic, channeling vintage glamour. Kirsten Dunst and that weird Star Wars honoring Roland Mouret. Not the kind of dress I would go for. Michelle Williams in Louis Vuitton, I don’t believe that particular dress was suited for the occasion but she makes it work. The it girl of the moment, Lupita N’yongo in Prada again going for the vintage 20’s. The bright color was perfect for her, I just believe her head accessory should’ve been smaller.
Charlize Theron in Dior, no comment here, you just have to love her.
Shailenne Woodley in a horrific Miu Miu. That was, along with Katie Holme’s belle marchesa gown, the worst of the night hands down. If these people have stylists just dedicated to make them look good, why do they let them go to the street looking like that?
Georgia May Jagger dared to show a lot of skin in Thierry Mugler, a brand that’s not used much anymore, and has fantastic pieces. It was bold but elegant.
Karlie Kloss is the proof of what I just said about Oscar de la Renta. This black and gold gown is perfect for the occasion, is elegant, is sexy, and fits her perfectly.

This was a good night for fashion.

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