Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Paris Spring Couture 2013

Giambattista Valli
Pinched waists and flared hips were a common theme yesterday at the Giambattista Valli show. Beautiful silk and black tulle were a great combination to make an elegant spring couture show. The color palette ranged from simple black and white to bright yellows. Some of my favorite gowns were gorgeous princess gowns with multi-layered tulle to make them large and in charge. Although he played it safe you can definitely count on seeing some of these dresses on the red carpet.

Stephane Rolland 
I have always seen Stephane Rolland as a true artist. Although some of his dresses may not be completely realistic to wear they are absolutely stunning and completely unique. The front row consisted of Kim Kardashian, Carmen Dell'Orefice, Yasmin Le Bon, and Paz Vega. The monochrome color palette added to the sophsticated look Rolland went for. I absolutely love some of these dresses and I really hope to see them on the red carpet soon!
A Midsummer Nights Dream was Karl Lagerfelds inspiration. As the models walked through oak trees and pines you could hear birds singing; the theatrics were perfect. Every season I notice Karl Lagerfeld focus in on new fashion trend; this year was the framed shoulders. The structure of the clothes were tailored to perfection. With over 60 looks there was a lot of variety to the collection. The show ended with two identical twins in wedding attire with a young ringer bearer to make a statement about gay marriage which is up to debate in France right now. Overall it was a great show at the Grand Palais!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Spring 2013 Trend Boards: Mixed Prints & Textures

With spring coming around the corner is it time to re-think the closet full of coats and scarves. Even for me who has summer weather year round it's time to think a lot brighter and even a little crazier for a different season. During the shows in fall 2012 we saw a lot of different trends from feminine tuxedos to Asian inspirations. One of my favorite trends for the upcoming season were the combined prints and textures. There is an unlimited amount of ideas you can come up with when thinking outside of the box like these designers did. Even if you just want to go with a crazy handbag or shoe with a more neutral outfit you will be one step ahead in the fashion world for spring. Whether if its snake print with leather on a dress or florals on a snake textured shoe, designers are thinking of what has never been done before that will draw in consumers to a new day in age. 
Take a look at some of my favorite looks from the runway and spring 2013 look-books to get ideas for your own closet!