“I won contests,” Lagerfeld said Monday as he put the finishing touches on Chanel’s cruise collection, which he dubbed “Coco Cuba” and paraded Tuesday night on El Paseo del Prado, a handsome tree-lined boulevard framed by four statues of lions, a symbol of Chanel.
The collection riffed lightly on Cuban-isms: The neat vertical pleats of guayaberas — typical men’s shirts — were incorporated into Chanel jackets; beach-y colors and slogans were splashed across nubby tweeds and souvenir T-shirts, and the vivid paint jobs on bulbous Fifties cars were echoed on sequined dresses. One of the latter, in teal, hugged the curves of Lindsey Wixson — a wiz at sashaying down a runway — like a fender does a tire on a vintage Chevy.
Lagerfeld’s affection was also plain on the runway. Forgetting a few feathery mambo sleeves that had a whiff of Tropicana, he etched the Latin theme lightly and blended it with Parisian chic. There was a host of long and frothy dresses with full skirts, gleaming cha-cha numbers, a surfeit of great knits and lots of crafty touches, including fringing and loose, macramé weaves.
“The collection is an idea of a chic and modern Cuba,” he said. “It’s easy pieces.”
Accessories included jaunty straw Panamas and sparkly black berets, which could be seen as a wink to the French capital – or Che Guevara, a major figure of the Cuban Revolution in the Fifties.
Chanel Havana Ball was last modified: May 6th, 2016 by thefashionistyle
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Isabel Marant 2015 Resort Collection: The Isabel Marant resort 2015 lookbook was just released, and if the designer has anything to say about it, Birkenstocks will be sticking around for at least one more season. In the images, featuring model Andreea Diaconu shot by Josh Olins, her version of the shoe takes center stage, and it’s given a signature update with silver grommets.
The perfect pieces for the transitional season, the collection boasts the Birkenstock-inspired slip-on sandals, embroidered and embellished shirt dresses, chic jumpsuits, pleated skirts and gorgeous masculine inspired outwear in perfect navy, camel, black and cream colours.
The results are perfectly casual luxe. We are completely in love with the new designs of the Birkenstock-inspired slip-on sandals, embellished shirt dresses and the masculine inspired outerwear. Discover more from Isabel Marant’s collection below and shop your favorite look here!
Isabel Marant 2015 Resort Collection was last modified: September 2nd, 2014 by thefashionistyle
Miu Miu Resort 2015 Collection: On Saturday night in Parisafter showing her resort collection for Miu Miu, Miuccia Prada held up her hands protectively when the scribes approached and declared: “It’s a party!” Then she took her seat at a big mirror-topped dinner table and fell into conversation with filmmaker Roman Polanski.
What could she have said? The theme of the collection was plain: the swirling psychedelic prints, crochet vests and shift dresses telegraphing that groovy late Sixties/early Seventies period, one of the most colorful in fashion history, and one Prada has dipped into previously for her quirky, second designer label. You could almost hear Austin Powers
growling: “Groovy, baby.”
The opening look, a long-sleeved minidress flaring ever so slightly, set tone for the show and established its main silhouette — prim and covered up. The tailored looks resembled uniforms with their neat rows of silver buttons and contrasting yokes and pocket trim. Psychedelic prints eventually took over more real estate: super on chiffon blouses; at times overwhelming on flared trousers. Paisleys were used as appliqué motifs on suede miniskirts or as an allover print on short and snappy coats and dresses. In orange, blue and green shades, they resembled retro wallpaper, a pattern seen elsewhere this resort season.
Miu Miu Resort 2015 Collection was last modified: July 8th, 2014 by thefashionistyle
Alexander McQueen Resort 2015 Images & Source WWD.com
Alexander McQueen Resort 2015: Using references ranging from Matisse cutouts to vintage kimonos to traditional men’s wear fabrics, creative director Sarah Burton wove together a collection that was simultaneously sculpted and sharp-edged. Coats and dresses with exaggerated hips came in exploded black-and-white patterns inspired by a Prince of Wales check along with bright blue embroidery at the bottom. Loose coats with wide raglan sleeves were worked in thick, paintbrush-stroke details that recalled traditional Japanese dress.
Leather played a starring role — neat dresses had laser-cut panels buttoned onto their sides, forming a sharp A-line silhouette; skinny, high-shine coats mixed real leather with vinyl. Embellishment came in the form of colored Perspex flower petals sewn around the necklines of dresses and multilayered silk flowers embroidered onto fitted organza gowns creating a 3-D effect.
Fendi Resort 2015: Karl Lagerfeld played with contrasting colors for his Fendi resort, revisiting a few elements from past collections. The fresh orchids that embellished some of his fur pieces on his fall runway were worked here as large deconstructed patterns on silk pants, cotton tops, patchwork leather biker jackets and a silk maxidress trimmed with colorful Lycra.
Lagerfeld also brought back a graffitilike print from 1988, using it for a relaxed silk and mesh top with matching jogging pants. For other looks, Lagerfeld looked to Pop Art with bright and graphic pieces, notably a pair of tangerine-hued culottes with matching top in white polyurethane polka dots.
As for the bags, accessories creative director Silvia Venturini Fendi featured a new, larger take on the iconic Baguette, designed with an adjustable strap and a high-tech closure in the shape of the house’s “FF” logo. There was also a mini Peekaboo style in baby blue crocodile with colorful matte metallic details, and a white version of the By the Way, cheekily decorated with a black crocodile tail.
Fendi Resort 2015 was last modified: June 25th, 2014 by thefashionistyle