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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Crochets, Cut outs, Florals, & Modern Prints, Oh my... - Marni - Missoni - Versus - SPRING 2013


Marni was full of body conscious silhouettes, florals, peplums, deep V cut necklines, and a new approach to the little black dress. The modern like prints and pattens that seem to brought from the history books. The low drop from the waistline in the dresses is reminiscent to me of the designs in the 1920's and a simple art deco like feel. 




It seems that the Missoni girl has finally stepped into the modern fashion age while still staying Missoni. Classic crochets and light/warm ombre effects at the beginning of the collection. The thing about Missoni is that there could be not one look with a bit of color and it would still be a classic collection full of life...based solely on the technique and intricacy that comes along with the houses legacy. Yes, there were capris, and I'd rather not talk about them because I have never been a fan of a 3/4 length pant. In my opinion, those 3/4 lengths look better on arms. :)  




Pops of color everywhere. Mod floral prints with cut outs throughout the collection. The collection looks very sleek in texture and the SS13 crochet trend is present as well. Pop art color palette references with the 3D like overlay prints resembling the Wonderbread logo bringing all the primary colors into play. No surprise that the collection is full of color being a spring collection and also being designed by Christopher Kane and Donatella Versace, but everything about this collection is perfect from the silhouette to continuing SS13 trend of the mod like hem line.



ALL photos from VOGUE.com 
ALL videos from FataleFashionII

Monday, September 24, 2012

Emmys 2012 Best Dressed

Classic Styles

The Girls, Lena Dunham wore a floor length royal blue Prada gown, and co-star Allison Williams wore an emerald structured gown with peplums by Oscar de la Renta.


Printed Beauties

Once Upon a Time's Ginnifer Goodwin was a presenter tonight, and sometimes the presenters have the best looks! She wore a bright red/orange floral vine like printed Monique L'hullier gown and it works perfectly. Mad Men's Elisabeth Moss wore a very fitted floral gown from Dolce & Gabbana. Both of these ladies look stunning with their daring printed dresses.


More Classic Styles

Award show veteran Julianne Moore wore an eye-popping yellow gown from Raf's first collection for Dior, (a dress I knew would be worn to an award show this year when it was shown this past summer in Paris). Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery wore a fitting deep blue dress from Louis Vuitton. The look- especially with the touch the sheer top half- goes perfectly with her up-do. 


Saturday, September 22, 2012

From Past to Future: Prada, Alexander Wang, & Proenza Schouler SS13


Black and White - GLOW IN THE DARK. Everything was monochromatic, in true Alexander Wang fashion--until the lights turned off and everything was electric. Dresses with invisible glow in the dark cut-outs- all perfect for the silhouette. The silhouettes were very strong and dominating and nothing too tight fitting, also true to the Wang girl's style. Even though the garments aren't too tight; the shoes however have thigh buckles and stick with the cut-out theme giving a futuristic glambot S&M vibe. See for yourself with the video below!

Photos via VOGUE & GuestofaGuest




Jack and Lazaro of Proenza Schouler also had a monochromatic mix at the beginning of the presentation with looks coordinating of two colors at once then moving into different textures with focus on technology and photography. Images of groups of people displayed on dresses with circular cut-outs - letting the audience know that Big Brother is always watching... Proenza Schouler is never afraid to use color, patterns, & most of all different textures. The circular cut outs/crochets give the collection a nice industrial vibe from the hardware.

Photos via VOGUE 





Japanese art like prints with monochromatic use of black and white - and also bright red lips. Mod style sunglasses and sixties iconography daises. Rubber like shoes adding to full effect feminizing the look to the extreme. Miucci seems to be playing with the decades for the past few seasons. Fall 2012 was all about bold prints and colors focusing on long trenches and two piece suits empowering a seventies silhouette. Spring 2012 was time for the fifties drive-in/Americana auto inspired collection. Now for the artsy, sophisticated Prada girl who doesn't mind showing some leg!

Photos via VOGUE





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