Rome. 1980s. The rebellious and bourgeois style of My First Forty Years. Printed carves, soft chenille, thoughtful draping, and shimmering fabrics are presented in exaggerated shapes and volumes. Coup de théâtre, the hyperbole of the female wardrobe.
For its 2018/19 Autumn/Winter collection, Vivetta shuffles its cards and ventures into an aesthetic universe that is diametrically opposed to its creative parabola, making of it a subject that is exuberantly light and colourful. It explores the romanticism of the era with curiosity, yet without nostalgia, updating yesterday’s styles with an entirely modern and joyous look.
Beginning with prints: lips, hearts, surreal figures, the saccharine imagery is sharpened, glamourized, turned into pure entertainment. And the scarves, with their printed patterns advertising perfumes, a classic of the era, leap from the banal to the exceptional. Lastly, python prints are presented as an iridescent hologram.Female empowerment, a symbol of the decade. The fabrics of the great masculine tradition are illuminated with sorbet-like colours: overcheck and glen plaid shed the solemnity of English wool and are enhanced by striking details like lacquered, eye-shaped buttons. The jacket becomes a shirt and the shirt becomes a jacket: thanks to the tufting technique, the two worlds combine.
Not just evening wear, Vivetta’s new evolution focuses on daytime couture as well. With ribbons, ruches, and draping that hang on the body, like a little girl trying on her mother’s dress, changing lines, development, and proportions. Everything is short or very long with embroidery that enhances its delicacy. The hands, a central theme for Vivetta, create new woven garments while Swarovski crystals punctuate and underline designs and prints. Finally, sport re-establishes the power of casual: oversized, printed, and colourful down-filled garments are the season’s new outerwear.
Harmony: a composition of contrasts balancing different voices. An abstract floral motif plays together in a symphony with the houndstooth graphic. For F/W 2018/19 Luisa Beccaria pays tribute to the iconic style of Marianne Faithfull, the dreamlike world of Lewis Carroll, and Giovanni Boldini’s painterly aesthetics.Dandy style male fabrics charm the Luisa Beccaria woman, turning hyper feminine. She plays with embroidered wools as well as organdie, silk twill, velvet, lurex, and brocade.Her natural, effortless elegance, for the day is seen in suits with suede hemmed jackets and vest; in a midi dress with a liquid-like print resembling an abstract floral note; in a macramé lace with quasi geometric butterflies sewed on crepe. Polka dot blouses with pearl shaped buttons alternate with checked Shetland wool maxi skirts. The soft felt hat is the must of every outfit.Cloaks, cashmere sweatshirts and cardigans counterpoint light crystals and full sequin looks. Sashes and high belts emphasize the waist of soft and sensual silhouettes, alternating more structured shapes.On an evening note is when couture fabrics come in. A velvet shirt dress is crossed by silver, teal and blue lurex brush strokes. Winter flowers adorn a fil coupé embroidered tulle dress. Long organdie light dresses become 3D with applications and embroideries. A cape dress plays with textures and volumes.The chromatic palette descends from a research on non-colours and neutral tones: a thousand hues of greige, beige, grey. Then the blue, teal and peacock shades. Hints of red, blush pink and powder pink punctuate the collection.Among the accessories: suede, brocade and velvet ankle boots (from the collaboration with Racine Carrée), fabric purses, foulards and broche embroideries.
On a vague 1940s silhouette that bordered on the 50s (and sporadically every decade after) he contrasted that elegant feminine cut with masculine materials, evoking a sense of Americana through plaid, heavy gabardine, pony skin and prairie studding. Dell’Acqua said he was detecting “a new creativity” in this moment in time, no doubt sparked by the many socio-political movements taking place around the world. They all began in America over the last two years, the Home of the Brave where President Trump’s longing to “make America great again” refers to the post-war mentality, which, ironically, also paved the way for female twirlers in marching bands, a fusion of pageantry and military parades.
The show represented the Torrid woman – bold, beautiful and badass with looks featuring the juxtaposition between hard and soft. Hard edge corsets and leather moto jackets topped flowy, feminine pieces for an unexpected contrast that encompasses the many sides of a woman. The collection was also peppered with signature, hand-painted elements. NYX Professional Makeup’s neutral palette and Redken’s loose waves enhanced each girls’ natural features, along with shimmering gold nails courtesy of Essie.
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“The collection is about art and expression—and the fusion of those two things. We also explored the idea that apparel should reflect the many sides of a woman—she’s never just one thing. The overall result is a juxtaposition between feminine and hard-edge artistry,” explained Torrid designers Liz Munoz and Kim Sippl.
The Torrid runway show also served as a showcase for the brand’s third annual Model Search competition, serving as the semi-final competitive round for the top 10 finalists. Selected by a panel of judges comprised of influencers and celebrities including designer and Project Runway winner Ashley Nell Tipton, celebrity makeup artist Pricilla Ono, and supermodel Candice Huffine. These finalists hit the runway before going on to the third and final round of competition, where the winner is chosen by Torrid friends and fans. These brave ladies who are seeking to earn the “Face of Torrid” title, along with a modeling contract and brand ambassador status are: Ashley Martin, Daquendra Elston, Haley Chapman, Haley Rudolph, Julia Rose Miller, Katrina Gumabao, Ruth Santiago, Sara Smith, Seairra Thompson and Sophia Ervin.
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ACTRESS KELLY RUTHERFORD, TV PERSONALITY KELLY BENSIMON, AND MISS UNIVERSE 2018 IRIS MITTENAERE, MISS USA KARA McCULLOUGH, MISS TEEN USA SOPHIA DOMIGUEZ-HEITHOFF SIT FRONT ROW AT SON JUNG WAN’S SPRING 2018 SHOW.
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SON JUNG WAN debuted her luxurious Spring/Summer 2018 collection inspired by “The French Riviera” which is on the Mediterranean coastline that starts from the southeast corner of France to the west. The bold looks included a playful mix of vivid colors, floral prints, and feminine silhouettes that captured the vivid color palette.
The collection is divided into four separate stories under the same headline. The stories are strong enough to stand-alone, but they also make sense when they are united.
The main headline is ”Ethno Techno” and “The four elements” give name to each separate story: Water, Earth, Air and Fire.
Ethno Techno is a self-made expression that represents the contrasting mood of the traditional and the modern. When we say techno, we don’t necessarily mean 90ties rave music and neon colours, but we are using the word in the sense of something high tech and modern. Ethno refers to different ethnic national traditions. Typical African, South American or Japanese wardrobes, ornamentations or craftsmanship are gathered under the same umbrella and called Ethno.
Water is cool and calm and still very mysterious. The water collection kicks off the season and creates a balanced foundation, yet with many surprising news. The colours sand, denim and Bordeaux are used in mélange and striped woven linens that create the cool look of original work wear in a feminine interpretation. The prints are mainly based on traditional techniques as tie-dye and Ikat-weaving and they both have the look of something made from uid watercolours. The new technology is represented by new surfaces that resemble water with their shiny and compelling effect used in more unique and stand-alone pieces.
Earth is warm and embracing and captures a wider foundation of the collection in a mainly ethno feeling. Knitwear colours are strong and vivid and the jacquards and prints are full of powerful owers. Black and white stripes are a playful companion to all the owers. So are the graphic prints that interpret the earth seen from above, where landscapes and tulip elds are seen in a perspective far away.
The earth-colour “Prune” is a grey-brown colour that enriches the black and whites and has a calming effect on the strong colour tones. Lightweight linen/Viscose blends in uid shapes dominates this summers silhouettes and all styles and colours are easily mixes and matched.
Air is weightless and light and almost ying away in the wind. Silhouettes and techniques have an experimental twist where many new qualities keep the over-all feeling very rich.
The colours are mainly black, white and light sky-blue and dandelions and soap bubbles give inspiration to the prints. Different cotton qualities make this part of the col- lection a crisp add on to the other stories where the jacquard decorated with Moroccan tiles in tone in tone nude and green, adds new and quirky colours to the summer dresses.
Fire is erce, festive and uorescent. This part of the collection mainly serves the purpose of providing the right out ts for the many summer parties. It contains many dresses and extravagant styles in both sculptural shapes and very easy pieces for any summer event. The qualities are sand-washed silk, heavy viscose and cupro jersey - all qualities that drapes beautifully around the body and are very comfortable to wear on a hot summer day.
The Graphic mosaic print and the colourful masquerade print bring a warm ethno vibe to the collection, where the burning-edge print and the different nuances of red and orange underline the story of the re element.
The Fall / Winter 2017 DAKS paints a picture of a London that breathes ambition and talent. It is a success story with half-closed doors on the financial world that allows you to peek into the lives of distinguished British bankers and elegant businessmen.
DAKS tells the story of a place that combines past and future, offering the classic British tailoring in innovative version, a feature that has always distinguished the brand.
In collaboration with Fox Brothers, DAKS has enriched the collection with a 'DAKS Club Flannel' exclusive pinstripe design synonymous with the cosmopolitan English style and focal point of the collection, which places particular emphasis on pinstripe suits. Another star is the fabric houndstooth wool made of 100% Shetland, with the sustainable fiber known for its fine quality. What stand out are two iconic pieces of DAKS, ie the three pieces and coat in wool, typical clothing of Londoners professionals.
DAKS tells the story of a place that combines past and future, offering the classic British tailoring in innovative version, a feature that has always distinguished the brand.
In collaboration with some of the most renowned suppliers of England, DAKS is reformulating the idea of he classic style with a new range of exclusive designs applied to jackets, trousers and coats made from the most opulent materials.
Knitting wool makes use of Shetland, in intense shades of navy, black and classic gray. These colors form the main palette of DAKS collection A / W 2017, enclosing double-breasted jackets and short-cut pants that emphasize socks decorated with classic designs and imperial reasons.
The shoes, made from luxurious black brushed calfskin with soft fabric recalls, were created in collaboration with Trickers and give a touch of sophistication to the entire collection.
A set of bags and accessories with silver details, add imperceptible bursts of light at the collection. The bags have an exquisite combination of black and blue, as well as a special design embossed herringbone that recalls the decorative fabrics.
An atmosphere of elegance leads to discover the identity of a modern London who does not hide his soul.
PORTS 1961 FALL/WINTER 2017/2018
Army Of Love
The word “love” is the same in traditional Chinese and Japanese characters. For the Ports 1961 fall-winter 2017-2018 collection, Milan Vukmirovic also prints “love” in English, Arabic, French and Russian on sportswear hoodies. Not only is this collection younger than in past seasons, it is also more minimalist. Informed by the artistic director’s early years — the early Nineties, the energy of the London scene, and the music and images of a time when the idea of a new century elicited excitement and a hint of apprehension — it also reflects the lightning changes in today’s world.
Ports 1961 men are armed for whatever the day brings. In the city, they sport protective clothing inspired by urban work wear. Reflective bands stripe parkas borrowed from construction sites, bombers are reversible, coats have slit sleeves, blousons are studded with buckles and harness straps, trousers are piped, sweaters are chunky, hoods removable and shirtfronts quilted. The cuts are clean, ample, transformable and efficient. The wardrobe is assertive, right down to its colors. Two-toned silhouettes, blocked in contrasting shades of black, grey, red and even orange or red, are infused with buoyant energy.
Stripes give the collection its tempo. There’s also the camouflage print motif Milan Vukmirovic has loved forever. Otherwise, materials are primarily sober, solid and thick, often with raw edging. Robust cotton canvas, deep diagonal twills, dense fleece and real nylon underscore the virility of this chic sportswear offering. But for all its masculinity, the collection has lots of charm and heart. The white shirt – a house icon – is embellished with strategically placed red embroidery representing that vital organ, which sits precisely over the breast of young love warriors in search of emotional rescue.
Campos has reimagined what it means to be a man of the world, centering his view on a look that is relaxed and unconditionally effortless. The nomadic Carlos Campos man dons a new uniform and immerses himself into the Cuban tobacco felds. A nod to Art Deco architecture inspires the feeling of enjoyment and “sabor Cubano.”
By creating a utilitarian look inspired by the uniform, Campos tells a story, worker by day but always a man of the night. With a new hybrid jacket aptly named “The Jackebera,” he blends the classic guayabera with the impeccable tailoring the brand is known for. The palette refects the attitude of the season with shades of green reminiscent of unpicked tobacco leaves. Along with his signature navy, he incorporates a “Deco Stripe” print full of movement and color. Suitings are loose, shirts are undone, trousers are fuller.
NEW YORK, NY, July 13, 2017 – Raul Arevalo and Brad Schmidt presented yesterday their SS 2017 CADET Roman Legion collection at Skylight Clarkson Square during NYFW. The CADET Roman Legion collection was inspired by a recent trip to Italy, its art, architecture and fashion history.
For SS 2017, Arevalo and Schmidt sought to evolve from the expected military references of past seasons and show a lighter, softer side of CADET. To this end, they partnered with Reda to develop fabrics in pure merino wool mixed with silk or linen that were applied to the collection.
Established in Brooklyn in 2011 by Raul Arevalo and Brad Schmidt, CADET is a full collection of menswear inspired by military dress. CADET is a student of precision, focusing on quality and clean lines for a crisp aesthetic that honors classic silhouettes while continuing to push fashion forward with innovative fabrications and techniques.
CADET was a finalist in 2015 for both the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund and International Woolmark Prize. That same year the brand won the 2015 Design Entrepreneur NYC award. The CADET collection is available at the brand’s eponymous boutiques in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and New York City’s East Village, and on cadetusa.com. As of FW 2016, the collection will also be available at Saks Fifth Avenue and Amazon.
CADET’s collaboration with Reda represents a two-season partnership that will continue with their FW 2017 collection. Reda, a wool mill which has been a symbol of Italian production since 1865, is known for quality, luxurious and sophisticated fabrics used by the most important international fashion houses in the world. Reda is the only wool manufacturer in the world to have received the Emas Certification: an advanced eco-management system that supports the legal limits in manufacturing, and fosters improvement in environmentally-friendly performance.
Summer 2016— On July 11th, Suitsupply will present its Spring/Summer 2017 collection to the world. Inspired by Bauhaus, the midcentury German school of design known for its emphasis on practical, everyday objects that inform and improve the way we live our lives, Suitsupply’s collection brings the minimalist aesthetic and pragmatic engineering of Bauhaus into the world of suiting for a look that is at once contemporary, versatile, and eternally stylish. The motto of the Bauhaus was “Art Into Industry,” and its philosophy was rendered in its many now-iconic interpretations, an ethos of functional beauty that translates just as gorgeously to Suitsupply’s new line of suits and casual wear. Staying cool in style is essential for men in summer, and Suitsupply Spring 2017 makes copious use of linen to achieve that.
Their innovative take on linen is blended with cashmere, cotton, and silk in suits, sweaters and ties alike, using modern textile techniques, for airy comfort with a more structured, contemporary feel. A restrained, tonal palette comprising of off-whites and grass, burnt orange and dark navy, provide soft, yet distinctive, color combinations that let the textural and textile contrast do the talking. This pairing of lightweight mobility and versatility takes well to layering, as well as travel, which is why the label’s Traveller collection has been updated with new, mobile, suitcasefriendly pieces like suits and shirts. After all, everyone’s lives could be a bit more streamlined. A bit…better designed. And what better way is there to inject good design into your daily life than by wearing it on your sleeve?
To make a journey means to be digging into the landscape. The traveller is,
in fact, able to go deep down “as an archaeologist through different layers of reality, to read even the hidden signs under other signs, to collect as many existences and stories as possible, and save them from the flow of time and from the erasing wave of oblivion” (C. Magris). It is a meticulous and humble work of discovery: a process of knowledge in which it is possible to collect fragments of reality as well as possibilities set aside, banned or removed.
The clothes of the Men’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection are the reflection of this travelling. They keep traces of otherness; echoes of spaces, crossed or imagined; temporalities, plural and thickened. Each suit is a kaleidoscope of signs poetically reassembled to create new meanings. The travel, in fact, can untie the knots of the soul; can harbour wonder and magic; can put a spell back on existence. It’s like falling in love, when the world suddenly unfolds as something new.
To make a journey implies separating, leaving, becoming, moving. It’s an unexpected encounter. Open-mindedness and possibility. But, above all, is a return. In Heinrich von Ofterdingen (Novalis), the wayfarers were asked: “Where are you going?”. And the unequivocal answer was: “Always homeward”. In this sense “the sense of home that everybody, in nostalgia, believes to see in childhood, is instead at the end of the journey. The latter is circular; it starts from home, goes through the world and comes back home, even though it is a very different home, because it gained meaning thanks to the departure, the original split” (C. Magris).
This season, Giorgio Armani took a houndstooth check as his starting point, he enlarged it and abstracted it until it became a jaunty graphic woven into a jacquard and cut into tailored cigarette trousers, capes, and neat, narrow-shouldered jackets. But whether or not these clothes are your thing, this mostly-black collection served as a reminder that Mr Armani is the undisputed king of the red carpet. Not only because Cate Blanchett looked ravishing front row, but because every gown did wonders for the body, and really, when it comes to event dressing isn’t that what any woman really cares about? They just want to look good and there were plenty of options here, from one-shouldered numbers with sweeping bows on the shoulder or sashes knotted at the waist, but the most standout were rendered in black velvet, strapless, or with sweetheart necklines and trimmed in Swarovski crystal ropes. And if the gowns didn’t appeal, the black velvet tux jacket, again, edged in crystal rope, was killer.
Presenting a sylvan scene that emulates the perfection and chaos of nature’s enchanted realms, the Autumn Winter 2016/2017 collection is alive with cascading blossoms, laser-cut butterflies, dewy tulle sheaths and metallic dragonflies. A renewed interpretation of a fantastical wilderness and its binaries, the collection pursues the intersection between dusk and dawn, the romantic and the mystique.
From draped satins and floor-sweeping organza trains with voluminous frills, to shades of 70’s bohemia present in smocking, oversized hats, braiding and fringing; our woodland muse is femininity in motion. A silken silhouette embroidered and delicately hand painted with blooms reminiscent of the 19th century Italian tapestries found in the Villa Necchi Campiglio.
Tailored jackets in ice-white cashmere feature alongside a nightshade satin bomber adorned with hand cut mink pom-poms. Plunging stalactite necklines and cocoon capes are illuminated with bronze, silver and gold, iridescent in the changing light.
Kaleidoscopic and euphoric in tone, autumnal burgundy and midnight blue silk zibelines are infused with a muted, subtle palette of cornflower, apricot, lavender and dusky rose chiffons. Evergreen shades of flora and fauna are ruched and ornately embellished with the finest micro-beads, metallic barley stalks and feathers, intricate glass-beaded bumble-bee and beetle broaches, unifying design and humanity's earthly connection to nature.
Punctuated by laser cut taffeta forms, bold prints and bohemian mini skirts, the Autumn Winter 2016/2017 collection is a fantasia redefining artistry and reinterpreting the eternal cycle of being.
“ Going back to the true meaning of resort, Manish Arora offers a wardrobe that embodies a time to cut loose from winter’s real life and relax in his Resort 17 collection.
Drawing from the lushness of a paradisiac seaside for his inspiration, Manish Arora envisions his season as a perfect holiday moment where everything is right in the world. Just as moods are on the upswing as a holiday nears, this upbeat collection encapsulates the fairy tales we tell ourselves before going away, hearts filled with visions of endless beaches and perfect snapshots.
As flamingos fly overhead, light pink streaks against a blue sky, their flight drawing stripes over the crystalline waters. Under the foamy crest of a wave, a host of tropical fish can be see frolicking, dotted against the coral or swimming closer to take a look at visitors. Dressed up for the beach, a pretty doll takes her first steps onto warm, pristine sands.
Playful lines are highlighted through the use of natural materials, where the lush hand of silk coexists with the ease of washed cotton. Surface embellishments such as hand stitched dots on denim, delicate gold elements painted at the waist and neck or dotted along the structural seams of a skirt.
Manish Arora’s resort offers an effortless mien in its bold, youthful cuts. Silhouettes swing towards the Fifties, loosened through knotted waistlines and ribbed bands, for a nod towards these earliest forms of sportswear, elegant feminine shapes paired with comfortable materials ideal for downtime.
Day or night, life on Manish Arora’s Paradise Island is beautiful.”
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The collection entitled "Vai", named after the West African Tribe by which Ayasa originated, in an opulent interperation of the indigenous wardrobe and foliage of Cape Mount, Liberia; where the Vai tribe derives. Colored with rich tones and cascading with feminine silhouettes, the F/W 2016 collection is the elevated view of culture from the designer's genius.
It played out in buttermilk, and creamy shades thereof: running to ivory, double cream, and nude; it's a palette that however neutral, is so distinctly instantly recognizable as Celine.
Staged in her usual venue of Tennis Club de Paris, the space was configured as a tiered seating arrangement, with lurid green Perspex chairs organised in rows as aluminum flooring. The tennis court's blue and green flooring remained as the runway, and it was no accident that those colours popped in the collection too via a petroleum blue leather trench and a pair of grass greeen wide trousers, which served to jolt her colour scheme.
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