Chanel Fall 2019 Ready to Wear

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Chanel Fall 2019 Ready to Wear

Karl Lagerfeld’s last Chanel collection is one from a dream. A snow dream.
 The beautiful collection trotted down the snow-covered runway Tuesday at the Grand Palais , turned glamorous ski resort. The icon created the perfect wardrobe for the perfect winter getaway in the mountains.

The show started with tweed, tailored coats and fedoras.

 The show then transitioned more into vacation mode when the models were scene in fuzzy sweaters and snow boots.  

A pop of color made an impact in leather suits, puffer coats and tweed two-pieces.

My favorite pieces are the more glamorous of the collection… the capes. Beautiful, elegant capes sauntered down the runway, collecting some of the “snow” at its edges.

The ending pieces were fit for a snow queen. All white suits, tweeds and mini skirts…. The perfect winter white pieces for a fashionable ski vacation.

All images via Vogue Runway

Valentino Fall 2019 Ready-To-Wear

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Valentino Fall 2019 Ready-To-Wear
This Valentino show was ethereal and hypnotizing in the best way possible. Pierpaolo Piccioli is a down-to-earth designer that focuses on moving the house in a positive direction. 
"I feel that people are looking for emotion and dreams--but not distant dreams" -PP
For this show Pierpaolo reached out to connect with cocreators 'from beyond the exclusive realms of the Roman house'. One was with Jun Takahashi as they morphed together a print of a 19th-century neoclassical sculpture of kissing lovers with a pop-punkish image of roses. 
My favorite part of the show though was the inclusion of poetry on the inside and outside of the garments. Piccioli had also been hit by the resonances of the direct action Movement for the Emancipation of Poetry, which anonymously pastes lyrical lines on walls in cities around the world.
"The idea of publicly accessible poetry about love and tenderness led him to commission the Scottish poet and artist Robert Montgomery and the three young writers (Greta Bellamacina, Mustafa The Poet, and Yrsa Daley-Ward) to contribute to a slim volume, Valentino on Love, which was left on seats for the audience to pick up. An illuminated billboard with lines by Montgomery stood at the end of the runway, reading, “The people you love become ghosts inside of you and like this you keep them alive.” Piccioli showed how he’d picked lines from the anthology to be printed or embroidered inside coats, on mid-layers of tulle dresses, inside bags and boots—so that only the wearer would know they are there."
"Leave your door open for me, I might sleepwalk into your dreams."
"In your eyes I can see an eternity"
"There's a forever beyond the sky,
I think we should go there tonight."
A copy of Valentino On Love which guests were presented with when attending the show.

This was such a beautiful show and I can't wait to see what future collaborations Piccioli has up his sleeve.

Images via Vogue Runway.

Saint Laurent Fall 2019 Ready-to-Wear

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Saint Laurent Fall 2019 Ready-to-Wear

The new Saint Laurent collection had its usual touch of rock n’ roll, but there was a twist.

The Fall Ready-to-Wear show, obviously, had lots of black and leather.
There was also an added edge with cheetah print skirts, and jewel-toned fedoras.
There were the usual mini dresses, sequins and sleek, masculine suits.
The collection, again (like the last few),  boasted bold shoulders and one shoulder dresses.


Sounds like a typical Saint Laurent show…. Up until the lights went down and the colors came out.
Neon, glow-in-the-dark stilettos marched across the runway while wearing the brightest of whites everywhere else.
In this part of the show, there were fluffy white coats and monochrome dresses,
but the more exciting pieces on the runway included neon dresses, sunglasses and other accessories.


All Images Via Vogue Runwaay