Natural and textured Spring Couture ’18

Haute Couture is sending a message, maybe not a meditated one, but it was clear. Nature, in most cases, was the inspiration for most collections. The textures, the roots, the flowers, the sky, the movement. In a clear or surreal environment, nature had a leading role in the trends that will be dominating the next year, in the clothes we all be able to wear.

Maybe it is also a cry for the industry to step back and slow down its pace. Many talented designers have resigned their posts due to the pressures of launching 6 different collection, tending to trends, and satisfying the loyal brand customers. And of course, battling the copycats, born and raised with the fast fashion brands, and their pressure to get people something new, every week. True fashion cannot do that, and neither this nature will be able to hold out for long.

Haute Couture is also feeling a lot more optimistic, the collections were full of colors (to the exception of Dior), filled with tulle, frills, sequins, embroidered flowers and a sense of lightweight, and a clear nod to the female empowerment. Many of the couturiers opted to show more pants, even tuxedo constructions owned by the softness, lightness and femininity. This is also a repercussion of all the social movements and distresses that we’ve been witnessing or have been a part of for the last year. Let there not be a doubt that fashion is a strong way to express one self for the human being.

Beyond all these meditations, the trends are clear, so get ready. Texture, a lot of it,  nature related, specially. Feathers, frills, embroidered flowers, and tulle will be making a strong come back, as well as some color block and as Galliano clearly stated with his Margiella collection, clothes that will shimmer with light.

SAG Awards

So we’re getting closer to the Grammy’s and the Oscar Awards, but the rest have given away some of this spring’s fashion.

I have to say that some are looking a LOT better than they did at the People’s Choice Awards. Yes, I’m talking about Claire Danes, and Kiera Knightley, both leaving behind their amish look-a-likes, and coming back to normal. Even though we saw yellow and white as a trend, here we can see the emerald green, which happens to be a very noble jewel tone as it fits almost every skin tone, and also allows you to make different decisions when it comes to make up.

Another trend is print, colourful prints and flowers (not surprisingly as spring is coming our way, some time soon).

So here are some of what I believe are the best dressed of the evening

Jennifer Aniston in Vintage John Galliano, which happens to also be a trend now the designer has made such a come back to the fashion scene.

Reese Witherspoon in a one shoulder custom white Armani, with embroidered crystals.

Naomi Watts in navy blue Balenziaga, and her Bulgari jewels

Lupita Nyong’o seizing the colourful pattern of this Ellie Saab.

Emma Stone in Haute Couture Dior, with the sheer black skirt.

Julia Roberts in a black pantsuit from… you guessed it, Givenchy. Let’s not forget about those make up free ads, that were a little eery

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Now, the ones that did good, but not great

Julianne Moore in emerald green beaded Givenchy. I don’t think the fitting was right, I mean loose dresses are cool, but not for everybody.

Claire Danes in emerald green Marc Jacobs. Just improving the horrible Valentino she wore the last time.

Rosamund Pike in Dior, with the puffy black things attached to the dress, and the long train, and the short front. I didn’t like this one in the runway, and I still don’t like it now.

Kiera Knightley in eggplant Erdem, with the lace, the embroidered and the layers it is absolutely and improvement from the amish-like Chanel.

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I’m still figuring out why I don’t like this royal blue Gambattista Valli on Julianna Margulies. Something is off, Maybe it’s the lack of accessories, maybe it is because it seems like she’s not wearing a bra and everything is hanging, maybe is the hair. I just don’t like it, and I do believe it’s a beautiful dress.

21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Red Carpet

Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey. Alves looks ok in that purple mermaid shaped Donna Karan Atelier, but what is going on in Matthew’s head? Why does she allows him to go out, looking like he made a run from the Thunder Down Under?

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