The casual 90’s silhouette feels fresh in monochrome separates, clashing raw denim and fine knits with coarse linen. Throwing on sheer snake print pieces tempers masculine lines and puts a modern spin on the classic idea of cool.
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Whether it makes you think of ’70s hippies, your elementary school arts and crafts class or Carrie Bradshaw in SATC, tie-dye is officially back. On the SS19 runways, psychedelic prints got a high-fashion makeover via labels like Prada, Dior and Stella McCartney, and at the recent fashion weeks, all your fave influencers were repping hard for the trend. For inspo on how to wear it IRL, below ASOS.com gives you three ways to try it now…
Now that’s what I call ’90s
Get into the groovy
The 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
‘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
W E A R I N G
Giorgio Armani is pleased to announce Emporio Armani Boarding, a major show event to be held on 20th September 2018 in the hangar of the Milano Linate Airport.
For the first time, the airport will host a fashion show, turning into an unexpected backdrop to the Emporio Armani Spring/Summer 2019 Men’s and Women’s collections. Exceptionally, the two collections will be shown together this season. The fashion show will culminate with the performance of an international pop star.
Giorgio Armani says, ‘Airports are places full of symbolism. They suggest unbounded openness to the world outside. You take off to discover and learn, or come back after experiencing countless adventures. I liked the idea of staging this event in the same hangar which has been labelled with the “Emporio Armani” insigna and its iconic eagle logo since 1996 — an image that welcomes the thousands of travellers who land at Linate Airport or functions as a farewell as they depart from Milan. The airport is the perfect space for Emporio Armani, the brand that embodies a free, adventurous spirit and continually reasserts its essence through a contemporary style.’
The eagle-topped hangar is now part of the collective imagination and one of the many locations linked to Emporio Armani since its inception, representing a “geography” of the brand, such as via Broletto, whose 1984 giant poster site has become part of Milan’s urban iconography, via Durini, where the brand opened its first store in 1981, via Bergognone, site of the Armani/Teatro, home of the brand’s fashion shows, and via Manzoni 31, with its large concept store and Emporio Armani Caffè.
Launched in 1981 as a collection targeting a younger audience, today Emporio Armani is a brand that works as a hub. It matches the way people move in the urban environment, and is inspired by an inclusive, democratic attitude. After the Paris and London show- events of recent seasons, the new destination of Emporio Armani’s journey is Milan, where it will occupy an emblematic space and will be presented through an innovative format.
The brand’s signature democratic spirit will drive the event, which will be attended by a crowd of 2,300, including invited guests, staff and press, as well as a number of members of the public. Tickets for the public will be available via a special contest, held throughout the city of Milan, using a game-like format. The first one hundred randomly selected names, among holders of “passport” – those taking part in the contest will have to collect a series of stamps for in a special “passport” – will be the lucky winners who, accompanied by a guest, will be admitted to the soirée.
The event has been anticipated with a billboard campaign and the customization of the Linate Airport, as well as advertised on tram and buses throughout Milan. A special Emporio Armani Boarding capsule collection has been created for the occasion: sweatshirts, T-shirts and accessories inspired by the event-theme. The capsule will go on sale on 13th September in Milan and in the main Emporio Armani flagship stores worldwide later on, as well as on armani.com.
All “behind the scenes” activities associated with #EABoarding and live streaming of the show will be available for viewing on @emporioarmani through the main social networks.
I’m so glad that polka dots are back and as Marc Jacobs once said: “There is never a wrong time for a polka dot.” Designers offer a selection of polka dots for Spring Summer 2018, like Dior’s Parisian looks with ladylike polka dots, or a new take on the motif, the exaggerated dots at Carolina Herrera, or micro dots at Balenciaga, and mixed dotted patterns at Jason Wu. This classic print gives you a strong vintage vibe.
My today’s look is all about this polka dot ruched midi dress from TopShop, which I paired with the softest suede moto jacket from Old Navy and black suede ankle boots.
L I L A C
Lilac is the color of Spring 2018, so let’s say goodbye to the millennial pink. Designers like Victoria Beckham, Tibi, Michael Kors, to name a few, have used this purple hue almost everywhere from knits, suiting to evening gowns. If you want to try out this trend, try to wear head-to-toe lilac for a cool take.
C H E C K S
This trend seems to have become seasonless. Designers certainly fell for checks and plaids for Spring Summer 2018. As seen at Balenciaga, Burberry, Victoria Beckham, Sonia Rykiel and Fendi.
P L A S T I C
Sheer plastics were predominant on Spring Summer 2018 runways, showing up on everything from head-to-toe clothing to accessories. Last season Raf Simons covered Calvin Klein in plastic, and this season Chanel’s Karl Lagerfeld went whole-hog with the material, literally from head-to-toe. Followed by Burberry’s plastic bags, sleek trench coat at Kenzo and Fendi’s plastic dresses.
B E L T B A G
For Spring 2018, a number of designers looked back at the 80s and 90s, marking the comeback of the fanny pack or the belt bag. Designers like Gucci, Givenchy, Marc Jacobs, Alexander Wang and Kate Spade, to name a few, have brought renaissance to the shape making the trend cooler than ever.
T R A N S P A R E N T
Transparent dressing stood out on the Spring ’18 runways, from statement making dresses of tulle, plastic and silk to casual-wear, as seen at Dior, Preen, Anna Sui, Giambattista Valli, Prabal Gurung.
Anna Sui Japan unveiled their Spring 2018 ad campaign featuring models Lucan Gillespie and Aiden Konstalid, photographed by Laurie Bartley. With the creative direction by Jun Shiina, styling by Bill Mullen. Hair and makeup by Jordan Sparkes and Ayami Nishimura, manicurist Naomi Yasuda.
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