Tom Ford worked up an unapologetic homage to glam rock for spring — with the focus squarely on the glam. Models with Joan Jett-esque shags and kohl-rimmed eyes strode out on towering platform-soled sandals in a lineup of superlean, glitter-and-sequin-spangled designs.
According to his show notes, Ford mined his own designs from the late Nineties for inspiration — though some of the looks also were a nod to Hedi Slimane’s rocker take at Saint Laurent. And while the spray-on, kick flares and sequined tops were reminiscent of the velvet hip-huggers and satin shirts from Ford’s hit Gucci collections, there was a harder, more rebellious edge to this outing.
Among the high-octane designs was a long-sleeved black minidress sewn with chainmail-like bands of silver leather and a thigh-skimming dress that shimmered with gold sequins, with cutaway tulle panels at the waist level.
Even when Ford turned down the volume, the looks were still provocative, as in a black ankle-length skirt, slashed to the thigh to expose sheer black stockings. Meanwhile, a finale of evening looks had a subversively seductive feel, inspired, Ford said, by Carlo Mollino’s photographs. A transparent black chiffon top was sewn with bondagelike black sequin bands, while black tuxedo pants were paired with a sheer mesh top, embroidered at the bodice with strategically placed metallic wild flowers.
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Christopher Bailey donned his rose-tinted glasses — and beetle-green, cornflower, and mimosa lenses, too — for a collection that drew on the joys of a country spring. There was no sign of mud, manure or mosquitoes in Bailey’s Eden, only gossamer fabrics, iridescent surfaces — and decorative bugs.
Runway music was on theme with a live acoustic-guitar performance by James Bay playing “Clocks Go Forward,” among other songs. It was a whimsical, sensual — and ultimately wearable — collection from the brand’s chief creative and now chief executive officer, who said he was drawn to the idea of rebirth — and to the contradiction between the fragile and the strong.
Those ideas played out in hard and soft pairings such as wasp-waist denim jackets— some edged in shearling or ostrich feathers, others adorned with glossy leather patches — and skirts made from swirls of pastel tulle or paved with iridescent yellow paillettes the size of silver dollars. Jackets done in cropped fur the color of mimosas or in beetle-green suede were layered over diaphanous pleated dresses — some strapless and tiered, others with high waists. Bee- and butterfly-print dresses had fluttery tulle panels at the front, or at the shoulder, while printed trenches, their designs inspired by vintage nature illustrations, were cinched at the waist with soft swathes of tulle.
Shoes — not fragile by any means — were foot-friendly in the form of flat, Birkenstock-like sandals with chunky, multicolored straps, or bright patchwork sneakers.
Looking forward to a nice relaxing weekend? This Kenzo’s signature cotton-jersey sweatshirt has been updated in navy for the new season with an embroidered Eiffel Tower motif. Wear yours with a leather jacket and boyfriend jeans at the weekend.
Flares are super flattering and on-trend for this season and next. Frame Denim’s ‘Le High Flare’ pair in mid-weight stretch-denim is streamlined through the thigh. We love the light-blue wash against a crisp white shirt.
3.1 Phillip Lim’s ‘OMG’ clutch will add a playful element to every look. The gold leather has an iridescent finish that changes color as it catches the light. Use this compact style to carry your cell, compact and cards.
Accessorize your weekend outfit with these semi-rimmed Tory Burch sunglasses have a touch of gold-tone shine along the cut-out arms, this Moon and Lola necklace spells out your initials, perfect for becoming your signature piece and a wonderful pair of Pomellato Nudo Earrings in Blue London Topaz.
Make an indelible impression with Le Métier de Beauté’s Indelible Ink Eyeliner, drawing long-lasting, intense lines, this highly pigmented, no-budge liquid eyeliner features a waterproof, fast-drying formula that’s made to last. Smudge no more—water, tears, torrential downpour, or anything else the day brings—Indelible Inks Eyeliner boasts serious staying power. Finish your electric blue touch with this Nars “Night Out” color polish!
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Delpozo RTW Spring 2015: Josep Font’s reverie-inducing creations are fashion at its most fantastical. Each of his imaginative collections for Delpozo is a meticulously composed exploration of sculptural shapes and couture-like fabrications. This season, the Madrid-based designer made brave new proposals about color, specifically referencing Josef Albers’ artwork as an inspiration. Font opened his Spring show by reinterpreting sportswear staples in extreme proportions, pairing structured jackets and crisp shirting with ultra-wide-legged culottes or trousers. A particular standout was a strapless, color-blocked frock with voluminous structured pleats, which was layered over a short-sleeved button-up. Creative Director Josep Font played with volume, proportion and illusion at Delpozo’s superb spring outing.
He began with exaggerated sportswear silhouettes: the widest of red culottes paired with a white wrapped bandeau, and the fullest of skirts, beautifully done in a white, navy and green midi strapless dress with a white shirt underneath. He then shifted gears into more sculptural pieces inspired by the land art of Nils-Udo, including a yellow top with an exaggerated peplum and a sculpted flower on the bodice, and a miniskirt with origami-like panels.
From there, Font moved into a series of intricate looks that highlighted his innovative approach toward materials and craftsmanship. Shiny, crackled vinyl spots contrasted beautifully with delicate chiffon on several pieces, densely crocheted crop tops and dresses had three-dimensional appeal, and an intricate jungle-patterned jacquard peppered with monkeys added a touch of wit to the mix. The lineup ended on a dramatically feminine note with a trio of embroidered tulle bobbinet numbers (influenced by artists Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka) that floated like clouds over the bod—they were the stuff that dreams are made of.
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The new Spring collection delivered on Kors’ sunny reputation, and then some. Daffodils, wisteria, and geraniums were picked out in sequins on tulle dancer skirts, embroidered on a strappy sundress, or printed on a breezy natural linen skirt suit. Gingham, which we’ve been seeing everywhere, was paired with marinière stripes. And for every navy outfit, there was another in bright yellow.
Happy yet? The flower-averse needn’t worry: Kors had plenty on offer here that registered in a lower key. Simplicity is trending; shirt-and-skirt combos are one of the week’s dominant motifs on the runways and off. This is a good moment to be Michael Kors. As the king of American sportswear, he excels at such things. We’re betting a plaid taffeta button-down tucked into a black wool gabardine sarong will be one of the show’s most popular outfits. Another nice look: a crisp white poplin shirt with French cuffs that inched past the fingertips, worn with a hands-in-the-pockets full black silk mikado skirt. Show us a girl who didn’t light up at the sight of that one.
Flowers abounded — pristine daisy appliqués on all-white looks; a camellia print on a pajama; big geraniums embroidered on indigo mikado. Kors delivered on the sporty side of his equation with cropped chinos, one pair worn with a shirt and gray cashmere pullover with matching corsage; strong outerwear, and his grounded footwear. This included a rugged sandal set on a prim, low heel.