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The many faces of this season’s flared pants

2 Feb

It’s no news that flared pants are having a major fashion moment and that they are one of the most talked about trend right now. It’s right in the centre of the 70’s comeback for Spring and the first rule is to wear with high heels to create that leg lengthening effect and to offset the wide legs.

I checked out the Resort 2011 collections and found many interpretations of this trend and plenty ways of wearing the flared pants.

Starting with Celine, typically minimal yet utterly chic styling, particularly love the sleek jumpsuit version.

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Celine

Emilio Pucci really did make the 70’s come back, with the printed blouses and fringed jackets.

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Emilio Pucci

Monique Lhuillier totally takes the cake,  there is a sleek sophistication and elegance in her take of this trend. The pussy-bow blouses scream ladylike chic; there’s something for the not too serious days, work and the stylish evening event. Lhuillier gets my  gold star.

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Monique Lhuillier

Viktor & Rolf, Sonia Rykiel, Rebecca Taylor and Tracy Reese also give great ideas for styling the pants. Rebecca Taylor does the classic casual look with black flared jeans, a floral blouse and wedges, totally screams Spring.

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Tracy Reese

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Sonia Rykiel

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Rebecca Taylor

Pictures via Elle.com

Editorial Retro: The famous ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by US Vogue

11 Dec

I take a major fancy to editorials because they’re one of the best outlets for creative expression in fashion. And if you’re looking to find the creative director who has turned out some of the most amazing editorials, look no further than Grace Coddington of US Vogue.

Seven years after this editorial, we’re still loving it. Asides from the fact that I love Alice in Wonderland the classic, the editorial brings the story to life in style and takes inspiration from ten major designers. Alice (Natalia Vodianova) wore dresses from their collections and then they stepped it up by involving each designer in the shoot. Monsieur Lagerfeld himself was right there in wonderland, and it was hilarious to see Viktor and Rolf posing as Tweedledee and Tweedledum.

That’s the amazing magic that happens when you put two legends in a room, Grace Coddington and Annie Liebovitz work some magic.

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with Olivier Theyskens (Rochas)

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with Tom Ford

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Marc Jacob

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Karl Lagerfeld

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Jean Paul Gaultier

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Viktor & Rolf

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Christian Lacroix

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Donatella Versace

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John Galliano

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Nicolas Ghesquiere

Photos via Fashioneditorials.com

Paris Fashion Week: Transmogrification of a shirt at Viktor & Rolf

2 Oct

Viktor & Rolf definitely know how to give a runway show. After seeing their ‘performance’ for Fall 2010, I’ve been waiting to see what they’ll come up with for Spring 2011. And they sure did not disappoint. By the way, right now, i’m wearing my ‘fashion as art’ cap.

The collection told a story about the transmogrification of  a shirt. It started out as a white dress shirt, became a shirt dress, became many other things and ended up as a mammoth wedding dress. I can’t help but from grin from ear to ear about this collection. It’s amazing, taking a basic dress shirt and stretching its concept beyond the imagination. I mean, who would have ever made a connection between a wedding dress and a dress shirt?  I love these guys, the fashion world needs the Viktor & Rolfs, John Gallianos, Gareth Pughs and Hussein Chalayans. They take fashion to a whole different level and give us the goose bumps.

As for wearability…hmmm…that final wedding dress won’t be bad for my costume themed wedding.

Pictures via style.com