Paris Fashion Week will always deliver the goods. It’s in Paris you separate the girls from the ladies. Lol. Since the fashion month train moved to Paris, I’ve seen enough fantastic fashion to make me drool. There have been some ‘rolling my eyes and saying next?’ types but the Valentinos of this world typically never disappoint. Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen has worked some wonders too and I will post shortly but right here is a bright spot of sunshine on a rainy day.
This collection is the ultimate girly girl’s dream. Whimsical tulle, delicate lace, gold embroidery, pastel blues, pinks, blush, floor sweeping red frocks and a stunning velvet floral appliqué dress. The hair, makeup and accessories really complemented and played up that ultra feminine style; you almost see a hint of Victorian influence in the styling and a couple of pieces.
You just kinda want almost every piece? Because it covers the wardrobe from day to night, may be difficult to find work wear in there but depending on the type of person you are and what job you do, you just might.
Enough of the gushing, here are my favs, you be the judge of this stunning collection.
Photo credits: Elle.com
It’s the season of A-list designers collaborating with high street stores. The much awaited and longed for Lanvin hearts H&M collection hit the stores and online yesterday and SOLD OUT. The H&M site actually crashed in the morning! People literally slept outside the stores and waited on-line for hours! And even though they were only allowed to buy one piece of each item in the collection, individuals spent up to $1,800 shopping. Might have as well purchased a Lanvin dress! The passion for designer fashion is beyond comprehension.
Now that Lanvin hearts H&M has been fulfilled and fashionistas are purring over their purchases, the next collabo up for frenzied buying is Valentino for Gap. The Italian designer – now headed by Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccioli – created a seven piece capsule collection featuring ruffled khaki pieces, a parka, jacket, skirt, cargo pants.
Lots of bows and ruffles applied to the hard-edged military look, the attempt was to introduce a soft, feminine side to Gap’s classic style. I’ll describe the collection as girly military.
The designers, Chiuri and Piccioli captured the essence of it: ‘We love mixing different cultures and we have been excited to mix gap’s timeless essentials with our roman culture of Couture. It brings together the iconic world of Valentino and Gap’s fashion staples, synthesizing the current trend of combining luxury with basics.’
The collection hits the stores in London and Paris next week. And by the way, up next in the designer/high street collabo line up is the mammoth Karl Lagerfeld of CHANEL for Macy’s. Pretty interesting times for fashion.
I love the shoes, gotta have the shoes in both colours.
Credits: Daily Mail UK, Fashionising, Vogue UK
It’s becoming impossible to have a favourite at Paris Fashion Week! It almost looks like the loveliest were saved for the last few days.
The Valentino collection was everything soft, delicate, pure, whimsical and feminine. Prevalent colours we’ve seen in most Paris collections were present, black, white, nude, blush pink and a touch of brights. But this collection was the ultra feminine take; full of pretty, graceful and very wearable pieces. It had an effortless,understated, almost natural elegance, very Parisian chic. There was a generous helping of frills, slim belts and subtle bows. I especially loved the black lace and chiffon over nude layers of tulle. And of course the long sleeved maxi dress in Valentino’s signature red colour. Gorgeous, gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous. Every single piece has a wanted sign slapped on.
Pictures via style.com