Alexander McQueen’s Urban Warrior – For the past several seasons, Sarah Burton’s vision at Alexander McQueen has been a vaguely romantic one. With the label’s spring 2014 season, Burton takes the McQueen woman in a new direction with an outing of armor-like clothing. Tribal inspired fringes and bold patterns take over for spring in red,… [Read More]
Chanel’s Artful Spring – Art and fashion. Often the two intertwine and for Chanel’s spring 2014 collection, Karl Lagerfeld incorporated the idea of fashion as art into an outing boasting of many colors. Paying homage to the house’s signature tweed skirt suits, Lagerfeld offered variegated textures with color-blocking aspects almost like a painter’s swatch. The… [Read More]
Valentino’s Spring Journey – Inspired by a visit to the Rome Opera workshops, Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli created an ornate spring-summer 2014 collection that takes the Italian fashion house in a new direction. With a focus on embroidery, the Valentino woman wears her signature romantic gowns with worldly details like North… [Read More]
Stella McCartney created “understated seduction” for her spring 2014 collection. Relaxed shapes, embroidered lingerie-inspired dresses and sporty separates all defined the new season. Floral prints bring a slightly romantic vibe to McCartney’s spring. Top models Miranda Kerr and Cara Delevingne were tapped for the runway show.
Saint Laurent: Rock Spring – If last season was Hedi Slimane’s grunge collection, the spring 2014 season for Saint Laurent can be dubbed the French fashion house’s eighties moment. The designer referenced power dressing style with boxy cut jackets, menswear inspired suits paired with skinny ties and form-fitting leather skirts. The Le Smoking Jacket which… [Read More]