To see the full collection, watch the runway show.
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Dolce and Gabbana's Fall Winter 2014 collection, was inspired by fairy tales, medival tales, and steampunk. The fabrics are heavy on texture and embellishment. Keys, wildlife, stylized florals, and locks are prevalent through out the collection, keeping with the theme. The theme is something in other collections from Milan, so it's something to keep a look out for...a sweet and dark. The non-adorned clothing is thick and some textured fabrics, with shapes similar to knight's tunics. There are heavily beaded fingerless gloves and hoods reminicent of chainmail. There are intricate shoes and bags too. Since a lot of those details are hard to see in the 1st collage, take a look at the bags, shoes, and fabrics collages. To see the full collection, including the final beaded tunics and rompers for which I have no photos, watch the runway show at the end of this post.
Philipp Plein's Fall Winter 2014 collection is inspired by the Wild West. There is a distinctive Americana feel to this collection, despite the show being in Milan, Italy. There were studs, plaid, leather, furs, ruffles, dusters, fringe, and big belts, synonomus with a bygone era of western wear. Though I dislike fur and leather in general, I kept them in the 1st collage, to show you the strongest looks of the collection. I did love all the plaid and ruffled outfits, especially the long plaid dress. Below the 1st collage, you can see the details of the collection. The big belts had steer skulls and "Cowgirl" on them. To see the full collection, watch the runway show at the bottom of this post.
Just Cavalli's Fall Winter 2014 collection, is heavy on colorful graphic prints. This plays into the painterly, abstract, and geometric trends. The cuts of the clothing play with geometry and asymmetry. The styling shows the prints toned down and amped up, based on how they are layered....black or with another print. The 1st collage shows my favorite looks from the collection. The 2nd one highlights the details of this collection. You can see the full runway show at the bottom of this post.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
These are my favorite looks from Roberto Cavalli's Fall Winter 2014 collection. Though I dislike all the fur and leather, I do like many of the other pieces of this collection. There is a mix of pantsuits and 1920s flapper dresses. The long animal tassel necklaces are shown with most outfits, and that's something I hope to remake myself. The prints and beading are a play on the abstract geometric trend, with an art nuveau twist. Since it's hard to make out the details of the bags and necklaces, in the 1st collage, I created a 2nd collage that showcases those. To see the full collection, watch the runway show at the bottom of this post.
These necklaces and bags are great DIY inspiration. The tassel animal necklaces could be made easily from faux leather, toys, and metallic paint.
These are my favorite looks from Antonio Marras' Fall Winter 2014 collection. This collection was inspired by a fairy tale including wolves. Perhaps "Peter and the Wolf", "Red Riding Hood", or one I'm not familar with. There was a mix of wolf adorned garments, cubist abstracts, and a collage of florals. The 1st collage shows my favorite looks. The 2nd collage highlights the details of the collection. To see the full collection, watch the runway show, at the bottom of this post. You'll also get a look at the atmosphere of the show.
These are my favorite looks from Sportmax's Fall Winter 2014 collection.
Monday, March 3, 2014
This Fall Winter 2014 collection from Etro, is luxurious and bohemian. There is a distinct vintage vibe with a mix of ethnic influences. There is also a 20s influence with the drop waists, velvets, insets, and tassel necklaces. In the 1st collage, I've highlight some of the details of necklaces and prints. The 2nd collage, features my favorite looks from the collection. At the bottom you can watch the runway show.
The Alberta Ferretti's Fall Winter 2014 collection is inspired by birds and Autumn trees. The color palette is reflective of the colors of leaves as they transform and die in Autumn, and the feathers of the non-migrating birds. There is a lot of supple textures, embroidery and imagry in this collection. The 1st collage shows some key design elements. The 2nd collage is most of the collection. To see the full collection, watch the runway show video at the bottom of this post.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
These are my favorite looks from Agnona's Fall Winter 2014 collection. This collection had smooth waves that create visual movement. The clothing plays with volume and columns. The waves play with color blocking, creating a striking contrast of one color beside black. I can't help to think this is what Charlie Brown's fashionable wife might wear.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
These are my favorite looks from Red Valentino's Fall Winter 2014 collection. Every collection features a different fairy tale. This one was the Disney version of Snow White. Disney is thought to be cute and sweet, but this film has many dark elements. The pop art influenced showed boldly in the background, but was also shown in the stripes, black line details, and dots of the collection. I love the bags the most. If you want something that is more graphic, but not a clothing piece, go for an accessory...the bright shoes, bags, and hair bows are great accents that can turn a more basic outfit into something a little special. Aside form the clothing with Snow White on them, this collection is very wearable. I'd wear most of the pieces.
These are close ups of the bags and a couple tops.
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