HOT OFF THE RUNWAY
My mum warned me that those long flowy pleated sunray skirts (at least that’s what she calls them) were making a comeback and now by George, I have to say, I believe, I believe.
What stands out to me about this collection aside from it not being too fussy is the sharpness and the sort of clean-cut-urban-chic it evokes. Any woman would be at ease in any one of these designs. I like how every outfit seems to be making a bold statement of its own, be it with the statement accessories or cut and design. Even with the presence of a theme, no two designs remind you what you’ve just seen walk by and that’s exactly the feeling any woman would hope she is exuding when she’s all dressed up. This Pre-Fall Collection was unveiled on Monday in New York City and I hope you enjoy my ‘best of the lot’ selections as displayed below.
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FASHIONWIDGET’S TOP PICKS
FRONT ROW GUESTS↓
Trends we loved: The Black scarves on the heads of the models looked utterly tres chic, absolutely loved the waist-length extensions which gave the outfits a very urban-club feel, the black and gold theme, the gold studs and gold accenting, the fringe tassel dresses, the raccoon eye makeup, ankle length lace-up boots (especially the teal and black ones) and the skin-tight LBDs.
Trends we would pass on: The Choker necklaces seemed a bit overdone and the sequin mini dresses looked a bit ill-fitted on the models (maybe it had something to do with the lining or lack there-of).
Fashionwidget’s Verdict: The Versace for H&M Collection earns an A+ for presentation, simply loving the fact that they did an actual fashionweek-esque runway show displaying the ensembles which go on sale November, 19th 2011 at participating H&M stores everywhere. Though the final grade for the actual products will be determined once the items reach store shelves and racks, when we are actually able to inspect, select & buy them. Hopefully, this does not turn out to be another Missoni for Target event.
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Photo Credit: Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images North America/Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images North America
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Amazing Highlights from the Very Exciting South Korean Traditional Costume ‘HanBok’ Fashion Show in Seoul
Photo Credit: Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images AsiaPac
The afore posted pics are part of the amazing design collection from the very exciting South Korean Traditional Costume ‘HanBok’ Fashion Show held in Seoul, South Korea on October, 21st October. A “Hanbok” refers to a type of traditional Korean dress or attire named for the style of semi-formal clothing worn during the Joseon Dynasty (July 1392 – October 1897).
Tropical Fruit & Flower Fascinators at Philipp Plein Urban Jungle – Fashion Show – Milan Fashion Week Womenswear S/S 2012
Photo Credit: Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images Europe)
Black and White Now Trending at Emporio Armani – Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2012 Runway
Photo Credit: Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images Europe
Loved this collection, the only thing that scared me was the ‘sequined fanny pack’ (pictured below) I saw on one of the models strutting down the runway. Needless to say, it’s not one of my favourite pieces as seen above. I refuse to advocate the return of ‘the fanny pack’ as a fashion accessory. No thank you.
GILES – LFW
Just when you thought we had seen enough “RED” this week to last us a month in fashion (see our post on the sea of red dresses at the 2011 EMMY awards). Nevertheless, the showstopper red dresses from the Giles runway were a force to be reckoned with.
Photo Credit: Stuart Wilson/Getty Images Europe
WHO: Japanese Designers
WHAT: Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin Spring/Summer 2012
WHEN: July 9th 2011
WHERE: Berlin, Germany
FASHIONWIDGET’S VERDICT: I dunno, she looks like she is about to go skydiving in style but I like it, it’s an interesting look. Love the shiny red boots.
Photo Credit: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images Europe
THE FASHIONWIDGET PICK ↓
THE RUNWAY SHOW
WHO: ELIE SAAB
WHAT: Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture F/W 2011/12
WHEN: July 6th 2011
WHERE: Paris, France
TRENDS: Silver-tone, Silver sequin accents, Silver-tone heels, Long flowing fluid gowns, gradual shade transitions, Thigh high slits, fluid skirts (long and short), shimmering gowns, nude pumps, fluid tulle, strappy heels, deep v-cuts (back and neckline), oval scoop back cuts
SHOWSTOPPER: That grayish/greyish-silver wedding gown showcased at the very end of the show.
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Video Credit: Fatale FashionII