What to Wear Modern Pastels: these hues have been taking the design world by storm. A rainbow of soft springtime shades. The best thing about the pastel fashion trend? You can pick your most-flattering color and wear it with whatever silhouette flatters you. From a minty-green board shorts suit to a sexy lilac dress to sporty baby blue bombers, the sky’s the limit on how pastel-happy you want to get.
Like blossoms, these exuberant hues entice even those who shy away from paler versions. To add power to this glory, pair pastels with… more pastels! Sugary-sweet and perfect for spring, a confection of pastel shades graced the SS14 catwalks. Mix and match buttercup yellows, powder blues and pistachio greens for the perfect look.
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Chanel Supermarket: Ever wonder where would you go grocery shopping if you were a super billionaire in a Chanel World? You would go to Karl Lagerfeld’s luxury Chanel supermarket, of course. Tuesday the fashion showman put on a “Chanel Shopping Center” show that featured an audacious supermarket reconstruction and saw the celebrities applaud vigorously from the front row.
They clearly didn’t seem to mind sitting near the canned goods food section. However, events took a nose dive after the show when the rowdy fashion crowd looted the set. An entire supermarket had been reconstructed across several hundred square metres of Paris’ Grand Palais. Guests stared in disbelief at shelves bursting with consumable products especially made for this show: bottles of “Tweed cola,” wine branded “Maison Gabrielle,” and even grilled bread stamped “CC.”
This was clearly a fall-winter show like no other. Chanel trolleys at the side led on to a tall pile of coconuts next to writing “1 for the price of 2,” a fresh fruits and veg section, and large signs advertising Chanel’s latest special offers. Instead of discounts they read “50 percent markup.”
“Luxury should be worn like you’re going to the supermarket. It’s the pop art of the 21st century,” said the Karl. Though the set was a universal hit, perhaps Monsieur Lagerfeld later had one regret: telling revellers they could help themselves to the produce. It triggered a stealing-frenzy, with security guards having to swoop in as revellers stripped the shelves. At the exit, fashionistas’ bags were actually searched to remove stolen goods. One fashion editor succeeded in making off with a Chanel doormat.
Halston Heritage Handbags: The Halston name became an icon of style starting in the early 1960s when the late Roy Halston Frowick found initial success as head milliner at Bergdorf Goodman. In 1967, he designed his first Ready-to-Wear collection; only seven years later, he was accepting his fifth Coty Award. His renowned style is carried on by Halston Heritage chairman and CEO Ben Malka. At its helm, Malka has grown the house into a full lifestyle brand, complete with vibrant, highly coveted handbags.
Once dubbed “the premier fashion designer in America” by Newsweek, Halston was synonymous with the 1970s and the era of Studio 54. His strong connection to pop culture was evident by his friends and clients, which included Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger, Elizabeth Taylor, and Anjelica Huston. Halston went on to create one of the best-selling fragrances of all time in his signature tear-drop shaped perfume bottle designed by Elsa Peretti.
Louis Vuitton RTW Fall 2014, it was the most anticipated show of the season, and it marked a sea change: whimsical romance out; chic pragmatism in. As Louis Vuitton’s creative mantle passed to Nicolas Ghesquière from Marc Jacobs, the difference came into sharp focus. Ghesquière’s debut ushered in a new era for one of the most storied names in luxury. “The clothes have to be functional,” Ghesquière explained. “What do the girls around me want to wear? I’m surrounded by many women, so I listen to them. I collect a little thing from all of them and mix it. A wardrobe.”
Though he started out theme-less, the clothes had a subtle Sixties vibe, with dresses and skirts cut in crisp A-lines, a recurring theme, some detailed with big contrasting pockets or bold zippers. Not surprisingly, he put a big focus on coats, neat silhouettes in tweeds and glorious leathers that celebrated the house origins. As for the bags, they were both distinctive and immediately signature, from the utterly charming mini trunk to bigger styles with diagonal quilting.
Miu Miu RTW Fall 2014: You will imagine that Miuccia Prada is a designer not particularly concerned with trends. Yet there were, some of the season’s most prevalent motifs, athletic practicality, fantastic knits and novelty furs, a subset of generally excellent outerwear, crystallized on her fall Miu Miu runway. The collection was on message with a fashion mood at large, but delivered with Prada’s own special slant.
The attitude was perky and young, captured in neat. After the show Prada said the collection was “about no useless design,” adding that the intention was “to be more real.” Everything was highly wearable when it came to the long raincoats that came in clear plastic or traced with bright graphic stripes, and flat rubber rain boots.