The Row Fall 2020

Designer duo Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen presented their Fall Winter 2020 collection during New York Fashion Week, at the Greenwich Street studio. This marked The Row’s 10th anniversary of their first New York Fashion Week show. An installation of sculptures by Beverly Pepper—an American artist who worked in stone, corten steel, and iron, served as a backdrop for the effortless and minimalist collection.

Gigi Hadid opened the show in a gray three-piece suit, elbow-length gloves, and leather slippers. The lineup was a characteristically sleek run of tailoring – remarkable for its lightness and ease; layers upon layers of slouching, tonal elegance executed with the painstaking finesse that imbues every facet of the brand. Check out the amazing lineup below.

Jacquemus Spring Summer 2020

Simon Porte Jacquemus celebrated the 10th anniversary of his label with an epic show, presenting a refined collection, spanning sensuality and elegance, staged in the middle of a lavender field in Southern France, titled “Le Coup de Soleil”.

Models showcased the label’s new collection on a bright pink carpet runway laid out among the rows of lavender. The collection came in white and sunny, uplifting colors, perfectly at home in this spectacular setting. There was also a multitude of floral motifs, harmoniously echoing the show’s location.

There was, however, a certain contrast between the elegance of the pieces designed for this anniversary show — such as floaty, lightweight dresses in long and mini styles, blazers, pleated skirts and suits — and the earthy rusticity of the landscape in which they were presented. That no doubt contributed to the charm of this sun-soaked show.

Oversize designs ruled in this new collection, putting a laid-back, even nonchalant slant on the most refined of silhouettes. There were also plenty of accessories on show, like large hats, belt bags, baskets, sandals and the iconic Chiquito mini bag — a Jacquemus signature.

DIOR CRUISE 2020

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On Monday night in Marrakesh, Maria Grazia Chiuri presented her 2020 Cruise collection – a multi-layered cultural dialogue with Africa. It was at the Palais de la Bahia, under a Majorelle blue arbor – a color forever linked to Marrakesh.

The  show paid fervent homage to the richness of traditional Moroccan cultures as well as to Dior’s heritage and savoir-faire. For Christian Dior, incorporating Morocco into his designs is a poetic, open and free geography that began with a chromatic homage. The pureness of white, that “usual colour of light” as Isaac Newton put it – to lessen the sun’s impact – predominates in the Maroc ensemble, a dress and coat in white tulle embroidered in silver, from 1951.

This collection is a world map connecting images and ambiances that, on this side of the Mediterranean, have shaped our visual culture. Its original inspiration – and veritable emblem – is Wax print fabric. The anthropologist Anne Grosfilley explores its complex origins and evolution. The incredible story of this fabric unfolds like a family tree, a journey that winds its way from Europe and Asia, extending into Africa. Wax print fabric celebrates and federates diversity; it is the fabric of a cultural melting pot. Maria Grazia Chiuri collaborated with the Uniwax factory and studio (in Ivory Coast) to reinterpret Dior codes by integrating them into the weave of the fabric for a special edition. Revisited in Wax, new toiles de Jouy come to life, recasting various landscapes or reinventing tarot motifs. The Bar suit, like all the other pieces, exalts the power of fashion as an inclusive, transnational language.

The Dior archives attest to this fascination, in Marc Bohan’s Jungle silhouette or a scarf printed with an African lion that gave life to a savannah bestiary. Landscapes that inspired authors such as Albert Camus, Paul Bowles, Alberto Moravia and Bernardo Bertolucci unfurl across warp prints, jacquards and fils coupés. At the crossroads of culture and emotion, Maria Grazia Chiuri underscores the power of Nature, an evocation punctuated with ecru silk, silk gauze, and shantung that, in shades of sand, indigo or burned red ocher, enhance coats and suits, pleated skirts and trousers.

Through its cultural dialogues, the Cruise collection offers a condensation of diverse realities and temporalities. Fashion itself is a unique fabric inspired by countless places and times that gives rise to a new vision. Through this magical act, Maria Grazia Chiuri projects a collective memory, a common territory that is open to every kind of possibility.

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7 Trends That Are Big In Spring 2019

UntitledThe Spring/Summer 2019 trends have already been decided at the SS19 shows which happened towards the end of last year. Here I narrowed it down to the top 7 spring trends you should know, from the colors you’ll need in your wardrobe to next year’s ‘it’ print. So scroll down to find out what we’ll be wearing in Spring/Summer 2019.

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California Dreaming | Nordstrom Spring 2019 Vacation Lookbook

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Swaying palm trees, crystal-blue pools, surreal sunsets and relaxed glamour. When it comes to living in style, there’s no place like Los Angeles. Get ready to get away by fill your luggage with essentials for every style.

Shop vacation styles at NORDSTROM.COM

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Sunlit Lifts | & Other Stories Uplifting Update for Spring 2019

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Yellow is wearable sunshine. Bursting with a sense of renewal- bright shades of sweeping florals and lithe linen extend an insouciant twist to tailoring. Embrace the softly structured swing of & Other Stories’ sunny new-season styles.

Shop sunny new-season styles for Spring 2019 at & Other Stories.

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First Look At DIOR ‘From Paris To The World’ Exhibition In Denver Art Museum

 

img_4200The first major retrospective of Dior in the U.S. has landed in Denver Art Museum. Running until March 3, 2019, the exhibition Dior: From Paris to the World celebrates more than 70 years of haute couture creations by evoking the global outlook and visionary spirit of Christian Dior and his successors, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons, and Maria Grazia Chiuri.
A selection of more than 200 couture dresses, as well as accessories, costume jewelry, photographs, drawings, runway videos, and other archival material, trace the history of the iconic haute couture fashion house, its founder, Christian Dior, and the subsequent artistic directors who carried Dior’s vision into the 21st century.
The exhibition breaks from the Paris display and is divided up by creative director, with rooms in between focusing on topics like the influence of gardens through the history of the brand and iconic gowns worn by celebrities and socialites.
Christian Dior, the art gallerist who became a celebrated couturier, generated a revolution in Paris and around the globe after World War II. Dior created haute couture expressing modern femininity, completely shedding the masculine silhouette that had been established during the war. He conceived sophisticated designs featuring soft shoulders, accentuated busts and nipped waists that marked the beginning of an epic movement in fashion history that would eventually lead to Dior successfully becoming the first worldwide couture house.
This exhibition is organized by the DAM and curated by Florence Müller, the DAM’s Avenir Foundation Curator of Textile Art and Fashion. It features exhibition design by internationally renowned architect Shohei Shigematsu, principal of OMA New York.

Images by Lia Twen For SILHOUETTEANDSTYLE

Mad For Plaid

‘Tis the season to wear plaid. Designers including Fendi, Saint Laurent, Prada, and Calvin Klein feature gray plaid in their Fall 18 collections, making it the standout pattern for the season. But plaid isn’t even the original name of this checkered pattern: proper plaid is actually tartan, a woven wool cloth donned with the iconic pattern. Different variations of the pattern were used in Scotland during the 1500s to distinguish one clan or geographical region from another — so basically, it was style with a purpose.

With my today’s look I mean business. I wore my plaid blazer over a short sleeve turtleneck, and paired it with wide leg pants. To create an edgy look, I completed my look with oversized sunglasses (which I am obsessed with) and an eye popping red bag. Check out my outfit deets below.

Images by Richie Quintero

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JULIA ROBERTS FOR HARPER’S BAZAAR NOVEMBER 2018

hbz-november-2018-julia-roberts-1539201076America’s favorite pretty woman, Julia Roberts, rock climbs in couture for Harper’s Bazaar November 2018 issue. Julia is interviewed by Oprah Winfrey and opens up on her new projects (Amazon’s Homecoming and Ben Is Back), turning 50, social media, aging in the spotlight and more—while she dares to face her fear of heights and literally climbs to new heights in the season’s most breathtaking couture in Harper’s BAZAAR US’s November Daring issue, on newsstands October 23rd.

The covers are photographed by Alexi Lubomirski with styling by Elizabeth Stewart (Julia wears Giambattista Valli Couture and Dior). Hair and makeup by Serge Normant and Genevieve Herr, manicurist Lisa Jachno.

The interview will also be available on “Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations” podcast starting October 23rd on Apple Podcasts(ApplePodcasts.com/OprahSuperSoul) and other podcast platforms.

Oprah Winfrey: “The theme of Harper’s Bazaar this month is daring, and so you actually decided that you were going to do something daring because you’re afraid of heights. That’s what I heard. Is that correct?”

Julia Roberts: “I am afraid of heights and it’s funny because I’ve always been afraid of heights… Of course [Harper’s BAZAAR wasn’t] going to put me in incredible peril, and we did things that were just high enough and just scary enough where I could still smile and throw my gown up into the air.”

OW: “Do you remember when your kids finally first realized that you were Julia Roberts, America’s beloved-sweetheart actress, Academy Awardwinner?”

Julia Roberts: “I don’t think they will ever have a true sense of that. I think I told you once when they were starting to figure it out, it was like, “You’re famous?” And I said, “I think a lot of people might have seen the movie that I’m in or might know who I am.” Maybe an hour goes by. “Are you more famous than Taylor Swift?””

OW: “Stedman and I lived in the tabloids for so many years, and it was hard on his family members and some of my family members, and I couldn’t imagine if we had children and every other week there’s some story about him leaving me, me getting dumped, or me leaving him. I know you have experienced this very thing. Are you able to keep that away from your kids?”

JR: “For the most part. Sometimes we are in the grocery store and I won’t even know something is out, but we’ll see a tabloid and we’ll all be standing there like, “Oh, that’s uncomfortable. This is really uncomfortable.” It can still hurt my feelings, because I’m so proud of my marriage. We just celebrated being married for 16 years this Fourth of July, and there’s so much happiness wrapped up in what we’ve found together. What I like is when they write, “the $150 million divorce,” and then a week later a different tabloid says, “the $275 million divorce.” I’m like, “Well, somebody got a paycheck in the last week. This is getting good.” Read more here.

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