Accessories are and will always be the key to achieving the perfect look. For fall with the collections going to the ladylike path a glove is synonymous of perfect and put together. The choices are endless and my personal favorites are super long gloves in a deep caramel colour from Uterque. For smaller lengths Mango has some great ones with studs or bows, Zara presented some medium lengths and for the classic more expensive but worth it perfect fit glove you can always go to the oldest shop downtown (Luvaria Ulisses). Their selection is huge, every colour, every design. They are actually able to make specific colours to meet your personal needs.
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This is the Winter of coats, gloves, hats and all things wool, fur and leather. With all the options available you just have to take your pick and decide what is the best option to suit your needs or style. With shapes ranging from Pea, to Oversized, Boyfriend, Capes, Military, Aviator everything is possible.
Another newcomer that is quickly toning things down in order to please the masses and get orders in from buyers. The pressure is on and there is a massive difference between the collection that Graeme presented now and the previous ones. The colour palette remains true to the beginnings but the cuts, the leather, the amount of detail in layers and layers of ruffles is now gone. I hope the essence won’t be lost in future collections just for the sake of making bigger numbers in sales.
It’s amazing how digital prints have taken the fashion world by storm. When Basso & Brooke started to do full outfits I found them to be a bit too much, too much colour, too much print, too much visual information. Other followed but no one was able to grab my attention as quick or as much as Mary Katrantzou. From her MA collection to all the ones of perfume bottles and architectural details, massive necklaces and sumptuous almost 3D prints this last one tops them all. From the construction of the garments to the use of archive images of house interiors and outdoor swimming pools the details amount making these truly unbelievable pieces, I would dare to say works of art in need of people who are able to cherish them and put them in the pages of editorials.
Following the same lines of his MA collection at CSM Michael continued to explore his mix of different fabrics making his garments a mix of prints and colours. Although some of the mixes are not exactly to my personal taste I do find his creations extremely intriguing and I wonder to what other levels will he be able to take his craft. I kind of feel like grabbing bits and pieces of fabric and make some experiments every time I look at his dresses. It is a concept that needs proper credit, in a time of financial crisis it takes you to a universe of recycling and reuse. It might not be the purpose but personally it is what comes to my mind as soon as I look at the clothes. That is not what Michael is doing as the fabrics are not scraps and the prints are actually his own prints for the first time. He is creating collages and taking elements from several decades in time and combining them in a completely new and unexpected way.
Other show with totally unexpected pops of colour for next season was Gucci, starting off and finishing with incredible mixes. I’m just focusing on the colourful outfits of the show as the rest was completely different and extremely neutral. I do think the show with its tribal and african inspired dresses. leggings and coats would have remained much stronger if they did the whole thing in the extreme colours they used in the beginning and the end, nevertheless the last dresses are breathtaking.
Jil Sander’s Spring collection echoes the colours and colour combinations as well as flower prints that Raf Simons used for Jil Sander men’s line. The key word is minimalism with super long skirts, long-line dresses, oversized flower prints and colour blocking. Super graphic and fun, makes me want to pair up 5 totally different clashing shades.