Moschino Fall 2014 Collection

I recently read a few articles about the Fall/Winter 2014 Moschino Collection and it inspired me to throw my opinion out into the mix.  I’m going to guess that about half of the industry found the collection hilarious, while the other mostly likely deemed it trashy.  I have to admit, I’m a little caught in between the two arguments.  Yes, it was definitely shocking to see those clothes on the runway, however, I did find it a little trashy and I don’t think it deserves a place on the runway of Milan Fashion Week.  But that’s just my personal opinion.  I mean, it’s always great when people shake things up and remind us that fashion isn’t all about rigid rules, it’s about freedom of expression.  But at the same time, I think that the Fashion Weeks are supposed to be a little classier and therefore, based on that scale, I found the collection a completely throwaway.  I will point out that the silhouettes, and construction was lovely, and it would have been an absolutely darling collection, with different fabric and print choices.  On the scale of worldwide clothing, it definitely made me giggle a little.

And so, Jeremy Scott, I guess I’m saying that I’m going to be keeping an eye on you, because I definitely cannot wait to see what you do next.  (Might I just add, that doing this collection for your debut show at Moschino was either an extremely terrible move, or absolutely brilliant, but there’s no in between and I can’t quite decide which one it is yet.)

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As I said, the silhouette it pretty architectural and structured, and it would be nice if it weren’t for the Cheez Its print, in my opinion.

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So, as baffling as it is, this is my opinion of the Moschino collection.  And I know that it’s a little late, but I only just recently read some more reviews, which is what inspired me to throw mine out there as well.  So now, am I the only one torn between two completely different points of view?  I’d love to hear whether anyone else hated it or absolutely adored it.

xxoo

Kate

PS Photos from WWD.com

Paris Fashion Week 2014 Review: Louis Vuitton

Salut!  The fashion world has been waiting with bated breath for the Louis Vuitton show, with Nicolas Ghesquière at the helm, and it was definitely something special to witness the new beginning of the classic brand.  The new collection was absolutely stunning and one of the highlights of the week.  We say goodbye to the grand Marc Jacobs era and welcome the starting over of the house.  There are definitely some noticeable changes with the new creative director, for example, instead of the opulent sets we were so used to from Marc Jacobs, we witnessed a natural, minimalistic set with fewer guests from Ghesquière.  The collection itself was girlish and youthful, yet sophisticated.  The sophisticated air came from the rich fabrics, thick wool, crocodile, printed moleskin, and more.  But the girlishness came from the recurring A-line silhouette.  The colour palette included tones of cognac, beige and teal, with brighter pops of colour throughout the pieces.  There were many pieces that were so unique, they are bound to inspire a large number of designers.

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 I cannot wait to see more of the new direction the brand is taking, under the wise and talented hand of Nicolas Ghesquière.  I truly found this collection thrilling.

It’s the last day of Paris Fashion Week and it’s time to say our final goodbyes until next season! It’s been a hell of a week, as well as a month of fashion weeks, and we’ve seen some incredible collections, and wonderful new trends that I hope to see soon.

Au revoir ma belle,

xxoo

Kate

Paris Fashion Week 2014 Review: Alexander McQueen

Finally, the Alexander McQueen collection!  This is literally my favourite fashion house of all time!  I loved the collection today, it blew me away.  All of the Alexander McQueen shows seem so otherworldly, and this one was no different.  Guests were transported to a mysterious place with fluffy moss and creeping fog, where models with feathery lashes and combat boots ruled.  The tough, medieval theme was apparent through the accessories, prints, and silhouettes.  Everything was dramatic and mysterious.

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The amazing runway for the Alexander McQueen show

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This dress is absolutely stunning, so textured and dimensional, much like the rest of the collection.  The thick ruffled skirt, with those many, many layers is absolutely stunning.  The amount of volume and texture all condensed in that one area gives such architectural, and sculpted appearance.  Paired with that floral top, it’s a very textured and beautifully unique piece.

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This was definitely my favourite gown of the entire collection, and I can definitely see it on the red carpet.  The large, texture lace skirt is so dramatic and the semi transparent fabric gives off an illusion of mystery and grandeur.  I also love the feather motif that was very prominent throughout the collection, it really gives a refreshing texture after so much fur in the past few weeks.  But I also love the embellished bodice and the wide neckline.  It’s definitely revealing, but covers in all the right places.  The minimal detailing balances perfectly with the extremely luxurious skirt.

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The side view of the above gown.  I love the metal glove as an accessory, because it really brings out the medieval feel and definitely shows that the Alexander McQueen woman is tough and powerful.  But it’s also delicately beautiful at the same time.

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The whole look is very heavy and rich due to the thick fur and feathered textiles.  It’s definitely very warm and a lot to take in.  The large proportions of the head and shoulders, and the hips is perfectly balanced by the look of a narrowed waist, thanks to the use of a different fabric.  This fabric, however, blends in perfectly, and doesn’t take away from the real drama of the look, which is in the fur and feathers.

Sarah Burton is absolutely fabulous and she did an amazing job with this collection.  It’s all we could ever hope for in an Alexander McQueen show.  I’ve been counting down the days to this show and I loved every second of it.  I seriously hope everyone else did as well, but if not, oh well.  To each his own.  Paris Fashion Week is nearly over, tomorrow is the last day, unfortunately.  So I will see everyone tomorrow with the last of the shows!  It’s going to be a big, big day!

xxoo

Kate

 

Paris Fashion Week 2014 Review: Elie Saab

After dressing the likes of Angelina Jolie at the 2014 Oscars, this talented designer turned his hand to his latest collection.  The signature sparkling gowns that fans obsess over were not missing, yet the collection was definitely more centred on daywear.  However, the lavish evening confections were definitely some of my favourite pieces.  After all, we all know how much I like my pretty gowns!  I did notice, that the designer let the rich fabric do the heavy lifting, rather than using all detailing and embellishments.  Like those stunning, sleek velvet gowns; they are definitely going to be a huge hit on the red carpet next winter.  In fact, the entire collection was sleek and sophisticated.

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This billowing ombré gown is light and airy in the most delightful way.  The ombré fabric lifts the whole dress to a new level and might I just say that thigh high slit is very sexy.  I mean, just look how that gown just billows out behind her.  I love the accessories as well, because they tie the whole look together perfectly.  I really like the understated black belt, that cinches the dress perfectly.

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I love the fabric manipulation, the way it’s gathered and swept up to the side.  The wrapped fabric, creates the slight asymmetric hemline, which I think adds to the dimension of the dress.  But what makes it even better, is that it’s gathered in several different strategic places and not just across the hips and waist.  I also love the beautiful floral print.  It’s one of my favourite prints of the week, for sure!

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I absolutely adore this professional, polished look.  The deep, rich colour is perfect for fall and the silhouette is absolutely fabulous.  I love the lapels, the sleeveless top, the perfectly pressed pants, everything about it is fierce, professional and sophisticated.  Throw that stunning, matching bag into the mix, and we have a perfectly put together outfit, that’s perfect for a powerful woman.

Elie Saab is one of my favourite designers of all time, and he never ever disappoints with his collections.  I absolutely loved the trendy show and I hope I wasn’t the only one to feel this way!  I’d love to hear some more opinions on the show and not just my own!

Bisous, mes chéries!

xxoo

Kate

Paris Fashion Week 2014 Review: Valentino

I’ve always said fashion is art, and apparently the Valentino creative directors agree with me!  The genius artists created true works of art for their autumn/winter collection and the show was absolutely amazing.  It blew me away, and I couldn’t stop watching!  I loved the combination of clean, neat lines and defined shapes; and loose, flowing lines as well as the glittering butterfly detailing; and bold, bright, not to be unnoticed floral prints.  In fact, all the detailing and textiles could hardly go unnoticed, they were just so beautiful.  The show certainly evoked many things, but I got several different feelings from it, from retro, vintage; to romantic fairytale; and absolutely all of it was an artistic piece.  I also adored the mix of dark, mysterious colours with the bright hues.

I honestly cannot pick my favourite evening gown, I absolutely adored all of them, save a few.  I loved the floating tulle fabric, the embroidery, the detailing, the lace, it was just so romantic.  Especially, that green one with the red roses; it specifically made me think of one of my all-time favourite fairytales: Beauty and the Beast.

I also adored the short little dresses with the long sleeves, especially the heavy satin ones with the stunning floral prints.  However, I did notice, that the silhouette was very similar to a Nina Ricci dress, we saw previously.

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One of the short little dresses, I liked, but with short sleeves instead of long.  I really, like how the fabric is not only a very busy print, but the collar is also very detailed as well.  Somehow, even with both going on, it blends together very well.Valentino-Fall-2014-2

The reason, I love this look so much, is because of that big cozy knit sweater.  It’s always so cold in my school, so I can definitely see myself all wrapped up in this comfortable looking knit, keeping myself warm.  It’s perfect for those crisp fall days and cold winter nights.Valentino-Fall-2014

 

This look is one of my favourites, and it was one of the first looks to come down the runway.  As soon as I saw it, I absolutely fell in love with it’s crisp lines, and neat, clean feel.  The prim white top, and crisp collar, with the voluminous colour blocked skirt, was just perfect together.  I love how flouncy the skirt is, and I also love that instead of a printed top, it’s paired with such a simple shirt, because that way, the skirt gets all the attention.

I absolutely loved the Valentino show, and it was probably one of my favourites all week!  When I watched this show, I felt like I was trying to decipher the story within.  I really hope everyone else enjoyed it as much as I did and if so, or even if you didn’t, I would love to hear some opinions!

xxoo

Kate

Paris Fashion Week 2014 Review: Saint Laurent

 

 

As much as I love the glamorous, the glitzy, the sophisticated and the luxurious looks, I do love a prim and preppy collection as well.  The perfect example of this is the Saint Laurent collection.  It was still beautiful and sophisticated but in a more preppy way.  I loved the use of plaids and monotone colour palette with the use of sparkle and expert tailoring.
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My favourite thing about this look is the muted, yet sparkling tunic.  Despite that it’s a darker more rustic colour, the sparkles make it really stand out among the rest of the textiles used in the show.  I also love the silhouette and the neckline, it just seems so loose but crisp at the same time, in my opinion.9573682

I like the slouchy tailored jacket paired with the loose fitting glitzy top.  Everything about it says a different take on the classic prim and proper suit jackets.  It gives it a completely different feel when these two very different tops are paired together.

I hope everyone liked the refreshing Saint Laurent runway show as much as I did!  I would honestly just love to hear some different opinions and varying perspectives on the show!

Until tomorrow chéries!  (Alexander McQueen show tomorrow, eek!)

xxoo

Kate

 

Paris Fashion Week 2014 Review: Giambattista Valli

Nobody can do pretty like Giambattista Valli, as the designer demonstrated not only with his collection today, but with his gowns present on the red carpet at last night’s Oscars.  Speaking of the Oscars, who else watched?  I know I did, after all, I love seeing my favourite designers’ gowns on the red carpet!  I loved Penélope Cruz’s Giambattista Valli pink pastel gown.  Which brings me back to the talented designer..I loved his autumn/winter 2014 collection today.  Sometimes I just want to see a collection that’s pretty and I want to like it just because it’s pretty.  And as I said before, nobody can do romantic, and pretty like the talented designer.

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Obviously pastels is going to be a very trendy palette this coming season, if Giambattista Valli has anything to say about it.  This rich pastel colour is absolutely stunning and manages to be warm at the same time.  The floral print is absolutely darling and the whole thing is just soft and feminine.Giambattista-Valli-Fall-2014-2

This graphic black and white dress is absolutely stunning.  The print is sophisticated and polished, and basically perfect.  I love the full skirt and fitted sleeveless bodice.  All in all, the whole look is very posh.Giambattista-Valli-Fall-2014This bold rich red colour is absolutely wonderful.  It really fits right in with the floral theme, red roses and pink roses.  This vibrant tone is so rich and beautiful, I can’t help but love it.  It’s just really pretty.

I always love the Giambattista Valli shows, and this time was no different.  It absolutely blew me away with how expertly crafted the clothes were.  Hope everyone else liked it as much I did and I’d love to hear why!

xxoo

Kate