Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fall 2013 Looks

Givenchy sweater @ Farfetch
Dries Van Noten embellished feather skirt via Ekseption
Delvaux 'Brillante' mini bag @ Lane Crawford
Maison Martin Margiela python slide @ Barneys

Khaleda Rajab + Fahad Almarzouq sunglasses @ Linda Farrow 
Antonio Marras oversize jumper @ Farfetch 
 Ètoile Isabel Marant pinstripe trousers @ Farfetch 
Balenciaga 'Le Dix' bag @ Barneys
Saint Laurent 'Blake' silver studded oxford @ Barneys

Rodarte alpaca jumper @ Farfetch
Saint Laurent distressed jeans @ Matches
Saint Laurent 'Betty' python studded shoulder bag @ Matches
Saint Laurent metallic gold Chelsea boot @ Matches

It's that time of the year again when my wishlist has grown to such epic proportions that all there is to do is simply share some of my favorite pieces with you via collage because there is no way that all most of these loves are going to make it into my personal wardrobe.  So, in order to shed some light on what's been floating around in my head as of late, I present some of my most highly coveted pieces of the season, styled in exactly the manner I would choose to wear them were I fortunate enough to call them my own.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Great Minds Think Alike Part 4

Brandon Sun // Fendi

Who would have thought that geometric sheared mink would show up on not one, but two, spring runways?  Lightweight leather has become somewhat of a staple for spring, but lightweight fur is quite a novel proposition.  The long sleeve peplum top from Fendi is at the top of my ultimate wishlist for the season, and newcomer Brandon Sun's chevron pieces have me excited to see what he'll do next.

Céline // The Row

Fringe is looking to be a huge trend for spring, and Céline and The Row stepped it up a notch by adding the trim to fishnet pieces.  Whether on a strapless tank dress or a drapey long sleeved bateau, fishnet looks chic and easy when layered to near opacity.


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Great Minds Think Alike Part 3

Christian Dior  // Christopher Kane

It seems Raf and Christopher were feeling pretty literal this season.  Both designers showed text-embellished dresses that signified the message of their collections.  Just in case there were any doubt, Raf Simons wanted to assure that the Dior ethos is going through a transitory period, and its new aesthetic - according to the words embroidered on pieces throughout the collection - is a "hyperreal" reexamining of the brand's archives.  Kane, meanwhile, imbued his designs with an undercurrent of female sexuality by embroidering dresses with textbook representations of the anatomy of a flower.

Viktor & Rolf  // Christian Dior

Schoolboy crests were another reappearing theme for Spring, and this time around they looked fresh and almost futuristic on modern jackets.  Recalling Nicolas Ghesquière's Fall 2007 collection for Balenciaga, the crest adds an unexpected stamp of traditional tailoring to pieces that are anything but.  The Spring 2014 runways showed a plethora of outerwear options substantial enough to wear into Fall, and the classic prep element to the above options would take them into seasons beyond.