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PRE-FALL: Floppy Hats 2011

Labels: Derek Lam, Gucci, Pucci, Sonia Rykiel
Season: Pre-Fall 2011

While this trend could really be expanded to full brimmed hats period(which also were a major trend for the Menswear Fall 2011 shows), floppy hats were certainly a trend on the Pre-Fall 2011 collections. Being from the south, means that floppy sun hats are nothing new to me, but since the Spring 2011 collections, where Prada and Marc Jacobs both showed wide full brimmed hats, it seems that designers have taken a renewed interest in the accessory.
The Pucci collection was was the epitome of feminine sex appeal. Peter Dundas, known for creating his sex appeal, has been working on revamping the Pucci label during his tenure there and there are most certainly more than a few winners in this colorful, stand out collection. His talent for making a woman’s body as beautiful as possible is clearly evident, as is his design longevity.
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MOVIE: Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton

So… I’ve kind of had this documentary forever now. I saw it sometime during the summer when I was trolling YouTube and the blogs for fashion documentaries. I was going to post it but then I had to run, and then when I got back I was supposed to format it correctly, and all of those things and so yeah, Marc Jacobs + Louis Vuitton the documentary is just getting posted. Don’t kill me.

Shot in 2006 the documentary shows the makings of the Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs collections for 2007. If I remember correctly(it has been a few months) the film takes place in Paris and New York, and we even get to make a stop in Tokyo as Marc restages a show there. I remember being impressed, and excited that the film was sort of a Marc before the Marc we know now. It’s always good to step behind the curtain and see how a designer does exactly what he does. I actually think I saw this about 2 weeks before the Marc Jacobs Spring/Summer 2011 show.

"We must…Lift It"

Model: Karlie Kloss
Location: Mercedes Benz Fashion Week
Photographer: The Sartorialist
I began primping for my date at the least, an hour beforehand. I was in the car and I looked in the rearview after I had adjusted it on myself. Say what you want, but I primped. There is no way you can go out on a date with Marc(that’s what I call him sometimes) and not be at your best! Sadly, the date wasn’t in person, but it was so much a priority to me that I pulled up the feed for our date on two computers: MacQueesha, my MacBook, and Cleopatra, my sister’s desktop(Cleopatra won). Marc, being Marc, started exactly one minute after he told me he would. Ever prompt, and ever the gentleman, he allowed me to settle into my seat before ravishing me!

See the collection video as well as images and the rest of my commentary below the clip.

There are so many ways to describe this collection. Whenever I attempt to, I am at a loss for where to begin. I mean, maybe I should start with


or even,

As Andre Leon Talley so infamously put it in The September Issue,’ It’s been bleak street over here in America…My eyes are starving for beauty!’ and Marc, brought a FLOOD!

However I begin it, it always ends the same. It ends with me gushing about everything before rocking back and forth in a corner crying myself to sleep as I wonder how I can one day become one of the “cool kids”. The clothes speak for themselves…as do the hats… and the Grace Coddington inspired hair… and the exquisite floral pieces… I could go on. But I won’t… I’ll just let you feast on the goodie bags I’ve brought in.

See the rest of the collection in the gallery.

Fall 2010: Recap

Labels: Alexander McQueen, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Oscar de la Renta

Models: Tanya Dziahileva, Camille Bidault-Walddington, Kori Richardson, Natasha Poly
Collection: Fall 2010 RTW
Trend: Heavy Outerwear

So the fashion schedule runs quickly as we all know. We run quickly, and leave behind anyone not willing to keep up. The couture shows just wrapped and now we find that the fall campaigns are beginning to drop which means that magazines will be gearing up for their largest issues, while designers are gearing up for another round of shows. A fashion guru must know the trends for upcoming seasons as well as what’s in for this season and so with that I’ve decided to recap some of what we saw last February and March. I wanted to start with the PLETHORA of outerwear that was provided. Of course I’ve decided to sort of pinpoint some personal favorites like Alexander McQueen and Oscar de la Renta, where the focus of the look was the outerwear there are plenty more where jackets blended seamlessly into the look. Another name to note when it comes to outerwear is Burberry Prorsum, who brings a great selection of outerwear season after season.
Check under the clip for more of our featured trends of Fall 2010.
Labels: Ann Demeulemeester, Chloe, Gareth Pugh, Giorgio Armani
Models: Melinda Szepesi, Raquel Zimmermann, Karlie Kloss, (unknown)
Collection: Fall 2010 RTW
Trend: Suits
Outerwear not only came as a separate, but also came in suits for the Fall 2010 collections. Karlie Kloss walked in Gareth Pugh among many dark, hard bodied models, in this draped suit, while Raquel Zimmerman walked for Chloe in a more light, sophisticated atmosphere. Chloe brought us high waisted pants with thin belts atop wide legged pants, a silhouette I love and is made beyond evident in their campaigns for this season. Melinda Szepesi walked at Ann Demeuleester, another somber affair, clad in metallic accessories. It seems as if every designer sees their clients being about their business for the Fall 2010 season.

Label: Acne, Balenciaga, Emilio Pucci, Alice + Olivia
Model: Dorothea Barth Jorgsen, Edita Vilkeviciute, Karmen Pendaru, Erica Rosen
Collection: Fall 2010 RTW
Trend: Graphic Prints
While some designers did stay with very somber palettes others, like Alice + Olivia and Emilio Pucci, gave us very fun pieces to be worn out for cocktails. The softness of the Alice + Olivia piece really overwhelmed me while the attention to various hem lines and necklines in the Emilio Pucci piece caught my attention. The piece that Dorothea Barth Jorgsen wore for Acne in their “Clone Wars” themed show seemed to me, like one that would be welcome to an art exhibit, or some other funky gathering, where flutes of champagne are on hand and the meaning of life is up for discussion. The last look, Edita Vilkeviciute in Balenciaga… actually wormed it’s way into here. Whereas most were overtly impressed by the clogs that Balenciaga showed, one can’t forget the clothing. Soft and demure is the name of the game for this piece.
Labels: Cynthia Rowley, Alexander Wang, Dolce and Gabbana, Bottega Veneta
Models: Natalia Schueroff, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Sigrid Agren, Jac
Collection: Fall 2010 RTW
Trend: Sheer
When looking to turn more heads than a graphic print can, for Fall 2010 you should always have a sheer piece on hand. Bottega Veneta designed a stunning little black dress for the season that shows skin in all the right places. When looking to step on the more dark side of things, one can easily make their way over to Alexander Wang. Draping and sheer seemed to be his forte with this collection going in almost a monochromatic vein. For the more funky, Cynthia Rowley is the key. Sheer tops pair exceedingly well with printed bottoms, knocking out two trends with one stone, and if you’re ever in doubt… well just go to uncles Dolce and Gabbana. While you may not know where exactly to wear the piece, wherever you decide I doubt anyone will protest.
Stay tuned for part 2 of our recap featuring some shoes, cocktail dresses, and red carpet moments.

Peek-a-boo, I see you.

I live for spring fashions, it allows serious expression of ones personality and allows risks to be taken as far as showing skin on a daily basis, besides who wants to be covered in clothes as the temperatures start to heat up? Of course about 60 years ago you couldn’t tell but since then things have changed…

Showing skin has always caused an up roar, even if its just from your basic jeans shorts, but what happens when designers get a hold of the idea and put their own twist on it?

Michael Kors, is the American dream and with this piece he wants you to be the American “fantasy”.

Every time I look at this I can’t help but thing that this was “GaGa” inspired, she’s the only one I can picture wearing this. Anyways, Marc did an amazing job at bringing every peek-a-boo element into one piece, even the shoes.

Yes, can you say simply elegant with the stencil effect? Marchesa is all about vintage and Asian influence but this one…I’m lost for words. Truly a work of art.

The trends on the runway are always a perfect time to see how designers think differently, it’s amazing how all of their minds think alike but yet so differently, an inspiration to stand out no matter the similarities. Spring time is about showing a little skin, a tease before the summer and fashion is simply about taking risks and of course standing out. Take advantage of both, you’ll be surprised at what you may come up with, who said a little peek-a-boo would ever hurt anybody?

Images provided by NBCNewYork.com

Written by Courtney