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Golden Globes Best Dressed

Alright so I’ll admit it, I didn’t actually watch the Golden Globes this year. Barely seeing any of the movies and performances nominated, I didn’t feel right cheering anything on. However, I did take the time to scour website after website browsing the wonderful outfits that paraded down the red carpet. Check them out after the jump!

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S/S ’16 Trend Round Up – Part 1

Phew, what an exhausting month. Granted I only sat on my couch and stared at countless numbers of images and hundreds of videos and waited patiently for live streams to start, but it still was exhausting. Now that we have an idea of what we’re going to see in stores come spring, I can tell you some of the trends that you’re going to want to keep an eye out for.

The Slip Dress

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Givenchy, Calvin Klein Collection, & Chloe

Right off the back there was no escaping this one. It was one of those trends that makes you curious to know if every major fashion designer in the world is in a giant group text going ‘Lets all do slip dresses this season!’. While I’m 99% sure that’s not the case, I can’t help but wonder. Be prepared to see this dress everywhere. Don’t try to avoid it because you’re not going too. Instead, embrace its versatility and buy it in every color.

A New Take on Tie Dye

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Chloe, Louis Vuitton, & Altuzarra

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not a huge fan of tie dye. However, these reinterpretations of the DIY classic are pretty enough to make me think twice. The Chloe dress is absolutely dreamy and I’m half tempted to go out a buy a thrift leather jacket and spray paint it Louis Vuitton style.

Ruffles

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Alexander McQueen, Miu Miu, & Gucci

They’re fun, they’re frilly, they’re all together super girly, and we can’t get enough of them. You’ll find them on the hems of skirts and dresses, and even wrapped around your neck on a chintzy little collar. Go ahead, go crazy.

Stay tuned for Part 2 of the Spring Summer Trends!

Images courtesy of Vogue.com

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Paris SS16 Schedule

Alright guys, we’re on to the final week of the Spring/Summer schedule. I’ve compiled a list of the shows we’ve got left and what time they’re showing. I’ve also added if they’re going to be showing a live stream of the show and where you can find it. I’ll update the list with live stream links as I come across them! All times are listed in Eastern Standard Time.

Tuesday, September 29th:

  • 12pm – Anthony Vaccarello

Wednesday, September 30th:

  • 5am – Maison Margiela
  • 6am – Guy Laroche
  • 9am – Dries Van Noten
  • 11am – Rochas
  • 1pm – Alexis Mabille
  • 2pm – Vionnet

Thursday, October 1st:

  • 4am – Chloé – Live Streaming Here
  • 5am – Carven
  • 6am – Manish Arora
  • 7am – Ann Demeulemeester
  • 9am – Balmain – Live Streaming Here
  • 10am – A.F. Vandevorst
  • 11am – Barbara Bui
  • 12pm – Rick Owens – Live Streaming Here
  • 2pm – Lanvin
  • 3pm – Vetements

Friday, October 2nd:

  • 330am – Loewe
  • 5am – Chalayan
  • 6am – Issey Miyake
  • 830am – Christian Dior – Live Streaming Here
  • 9am – Isabel Marant
  • 130pm – Balenciaga
  • 230pm – Yohji Yamamoto

Saturday, October 3rd:

  • 330am – Junya Watanabe
  • 430am – Haider Ackermann
  • 630am – Mugler
  • 8am – Acne Studios
  • 9am – Elie Saab
  • 10am – Vivienne Westwood
  • 11am – Comme des Garcons
  • 130pm – Nina Ricci

Sunday, October 4th:

  • 430am – Kenzo
  • 530am – Emanuel Ungaro
  • 7am – Celine
  • 10am – Roland Mouret
  • 11am – John Galliano
  • 12pm – Akris
  • 2pm – Alexander McQueen

Monday, October 5th:

  • 4am – Stella McCartney
  • 730am – Giambattista Valli
  • 1030am – Hermes
  • 12pm – Sonia Rykiel
  • 2pm – Saint Laurent

Tuesday, October 6th:

  • 430am – Chanel
  • 830am – Valentino
  • 1030am- Iris van Herpen

Wednesday, October 7th: 

  • 4am – Louis Vuitton
  • 6am – Moncler Gamme Rouge
  • 8am – Miu Miu

 

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Versace SS16

The Versace woman is off to war. She’s an animal, a primal monster of sorts. She’s full of confidence, on both the inside and out. Donatella Versace made that very clear on her runway today. The opening look featured a leggy Raquel Zimmermann in an olive green coat dress kept shut with a striped webbed belt, balancing atop military-esque platform booties. The look was rough and hard and the impeccable tailoring was nothing short of fierce and sexy.

The rest of the collection wasn’t shy of that caliber either. There were boxy uniform style coats and jackets overtop barely there bandeau tops and short shorts. Wide legged pants made an appearance, made out of camo-jaguar silks with matching jackets and pullovers. The collection even had flat slide shoes and sandals (who knew Donatella even knew such a shoe existed!). For those who still seek out the over-the-top sexy Versace we’re so accustomed too, there were barely there silk and lace dresses, with slits well above the thigh to fulfill your need.

I’ll admit it though, I’m not a huge fan of camouflage prints on clothing, especially of such a high fashion show, but what I saw today was almost refreshing to see them used in such a way. They played with the color pallet, playing with bright neon purples, lime greens, and muted yellows. This collection should help sales as well, as many of the pieces of the collection seemed appropriate for every day use. I love a super sexy body hugging dress as much as the next person, but you find your true customer base with the wide-legged pants and blazers. Whatever the inspiration was that brought Donatella to this collection (probably one of the best of her career), we applaud her.

Check out images from the show after the jump.

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Prada SS16

It was a new take on the classics at Prada this season. In full on Prada style, Miuccia presented a neo-retro collection worthy of all generations. Coats and skirts were spliced together with varying stripes of fabrics and textures, color patterns worthy of a 70s Vogue cover. There was also tweed sets, overlaid with sheer panels, adding depth and youthful playfulness to an often aged outfit. Angora style sleeveless sweaters were tucked into skirts, even hidden underneath sheer boxy dresses adorned with gems. The lines were precise, almost surgical. Coats flowed into skirts, lengthening the body.

There was no lack of Prada exuberance that’s for sure. As the collection neared the end, the fabrics seemed to hit the wallets harder. What was previously seen in leather suddenly was shown in fur. The coats lengthened, metallic snakeskin filling in the spots. The jewels and gems, intricately fused into flowers, covered the jacket and suit set of the last two looks, ending on a high note.

The accessories were perhaps the only element lacking pure sophistication on the runway. The earrings were large ballooned spheres, almost like something you would purchase in your local party store for your next soiree. Models shoulders were covered in netting, cuffed up high around the neck. The shoes and bags followed the same similar styling of the garments themselves, color-blocked and striped versions of iconic Prada styles. But don’t worry, they were so new in vibe that even the most tenured of Prada clientele will be clamoring to add them to their collection.

Check out images from the show after the jump.

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Fendi SS16

Is fresh the world that I would use for this collection? I’m not entirely sure that’s the correct word to use, but it kept popping into my mind the more that I looked at it. The silhouettes we’ve seen before, the cutouts were nothing new, how many ways can you re-invent shorts? However everything seemed, as I said earlier, fresh. In such a deeply rooted house, with access to the finest fabrics and supplies that you could barely dream of, it’s no surprise they can be crafty with their money.

They played around greatly with their leather and furs, something they are known greatly for. Strips were weaved together, like a basket. They formed a coral colored skirt with with weaving, even a formal fur coat got the treatment. Although it diminishes the practicality of the coat, it just might be good enough for a chilly spring evening. Whip stitches were prominent throughout the collection as well. Oversized pockets were stitched on with even more oversized whip stitches. In a fetishistic sense, leather harnesses were kept together with the stitches, hovering over short mini dresses. What perhaps was the most impressive and most glamorous styling, was the oversized blouses tucked into ultra tight waistbands. The fabric, even leather, was manipulated into folds and puffed in glorious volumes.

The accessories were nothing to scoff at either. They were perhaps the true catch of the show, and should prove as much when they hit stores. The heels were slick, leather sandals with cutouts and color blocked strips. Some even came with flowers cut from fur and encrusted with gems. The handbags featured these flowers as well, lining the shoulder straps. Some of the bags even had a giant A woven into the multi-colored weaving. Should we expect customizable bags come spring? Either way, they’re sure to be a hit.

Check out images from the show after the jump.

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