Although I missed the weekend’s events, I was back to Summer Somerset House this afternoon; to snap up some more of London’s fabulous dressers, as well as others that do not fall into the “fabulous” category, yet still have an interesting sense of style . With the weather playing havoc; changing its mind every 10 minutes, from sunshine to pouring rain; visitors were dressed in contrasting attire. From summer dresses, pastel pallets, sun hats and short sleeves -to- long (winter) coats, furs, turtle necks and balaclavas; today really brought a mixed bunch. But hey, thats what Fashion Week is all about right? Mixing it up with classic, stylish and alternative fashion! Bring on Day 5.
Yes, he’s done it again. Keeping it fairly simple yet a casual elegance, Marc Jacobs presents a rather silky, shiny and sparkly collection for Spring Summer 2014. Admittedly, some of his designs that feature excessive amounts of satin and silk do resemble pyjama bottoms; nevertheless It works and I like it.
Along with the silky trouser suit, Jacobs goes for the 118 look with a red and white sporty shorts and jacket ensemble. Continuing the all-in-one trend, Marc Jacobs also has a few jump suits in his SS14 collection; some that follow his silk/satin theme and others that lead with sparkle, glitz and glam. Of course the fabulous collection was not complete without a classy knee-length long-sleeve dress; bringing a touch of mono chrome to the catwalk.
Although it is not usually my cup of tea, partly due to the pyjama “look” but also for the simple fact that I can not sit in silk; without either naturally sliding about the place or at least having the urge to; it is growing on me. Its interesting and I’m intrigued to see it worn off of the runway and more to the point it is MARC JACOBS!!!
As London Fashion Week approaches, NYFW draws to an end. After spending hours online; admiring, dreaming and adding to my wish list; I have chosen a few of my favourites from the runway!
With the colour orange being a summer favourite of mine, I am happy to announce that the ooh so bright and vibrant tone remains in the colour pallet for Spring Summer 2014. And I can not wait. For me, Monique Ihuiller does this best; with her crop top and maxi skirt combinations, plus I am absolutely loving the orange and pink combo that completes the collection.
Looking very Carrie Bradshaw, another personal favourite is Delpozo . He is definitely doing it for me this season (SS14), with all those fabulous gowns; also taking the form a crop top+skirt kind-of-dress. AAA-MAZING!
Noon by Noor SS14 is going for the casual glam look; with pencil skirts, jump suits and maxi dresses. Not my kind of casual; because lets face it, you need money and status to dress like that and for it to still be considered some what casual; yet still glamourous enough to step on to the red carpet.
Alexander Wang is also going for “casual” this time down the runway. He also keeps it relatively mono chrome with his ‘Parental Advisory’ theme. Different. Nonetheless I love it.
Naeem Khan has also left a lasting impression on me this year, with what I can only describe as a 3-piece; red and white patterned ensemble. This specific outfit that took the runway, features a bando, high-waisted shorts and a matching robe-like-kimono-type “over coat”. Despite my lack of real words for his design, Khan’s simple, unique and sexy, yet some what classy ensemble is a definite favourite. I will certainly be looking out for the high street equivalent.
Leaving summer behind, and as we are forced into coats, jackets, hats and scarfs; I am just counting down the days until winter is over. Bring on SS14!