Versace is a brand I have always admired in terms of their creative direction (and their perfumes!) but in terms of their collections they never really scream out to me personally until I seen this collection for Fall 2015. The show started out very simple and chic with a collection of black pinstripe office style wear with suits, jackets and pencil skirts. Each look had a slight pop of colour injected which seemed to be an indication of what was to come.
Thereafter was an explosion of colour onto the runway. Bold hues took over through a collection of capes and coats with 60s style wide belts. The 60s theme continued with a range of geometric prints and the silhouettes took an interesting turn with cutouts and high slits up the leg. The collection certainty carried the Versace name not only through the style but it was clearly emblazoned on a number of pieces through the collection.
The end of the show was really the wow moment for me. Mainly black based mini dresses and sheer tops featuring rainbow hued embellishments stole it for me. Donatella certainty showed her inspiration of the digital age with hash-tag and ‘@’ symbolism embellished on the designs. Karlie Kloss sported the winner for me with a sheer top halved dress featuring a range of Technicolor embellishments which certainly was a fresh take on the classic LBD. The collection was bold, bright, current and had the Versace name all over it (literally). Check out the rest of the collection here.
When it comes to London Fashion Week there is always one show I cannot wait to see, in fact its a show I am probably the most excited about for the whole of fashion week over all four cities. Nothing quite comes close to the show that Christopher Bailey puts on for Burberry Prorsum. Oh the things that I would do to get the chance to attend a show, a girl can dream, right!? As usual there was no disappointment in this collection and only added countless pieces to my “if I get rich wishlist”.
The collection was appropriately named “Patchwork, Pattern and Prints” and it was just that. There was quite a 60s boho chic vibe from the show with fringed ponchos and floral designs that had the hippy era written all over them. An Indian theme was also echoed throughout the collection through fringed details sported on skirts to boots and the use of suede was also apparent. Of course being a Burberry show there was indeed the classic trench coats which were seen featuring a range of floral designs.
Makeup wise, it was kept to a minimum. Models donned a fresh faced look with a soft smokey eye and nude lips. Overall, as usual another incredible show from Christopher Bailey and my favourite Fall 2015 collection from fashion week (so far). Check out the rest of the collection here.
One of my favorite things about this time of year is the launch of the Resort collections. Many designers have launched their resort collections for 2014 this week and one of my favorite collections that I have seen so far is from Moschino Cheap And Chic. There is an obvious theme running through this collection with tie-dye, daisies and peace writing representing the 60s or the hippie look. The fun and playful look of the collection would most definitely not look out of place at any music festivals coming up this summer. Cute candy colours, floral prints and crocheted designs all play a major part in this collection and live up to the 1960s vibe created. Below are some pieces from the collection. What do you think of this collection? The rest of the collection can be viewed at Style.com.
Victoria Beckham used to be known as just 1 fifth of the Spice Girls but now thats all forgotten as she has rocked the fashion world. She launched her own collection in 2008 and it was giving positive reviews with critics calling the collection ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Classy’ . The collection retailed between £650 and £1900 with numerous celebrities rocking the red carpet in a Beckham design. Now she is creating a a more affordable collection which will retail at £375 to £995. The dresses will be released as part of the Spring 2012 Victoria by Victoria Beckham collection. Inspired for the dresses are from comic book character Emily The Strange with a range of what posh calls ‘girly’ 60s style dresses. What do you think ? Will you splash the cash on a piece ?