DIOR SPRING-SUMMER 2021 HAUTE COUTURE COLLECTION

Dior Spring Summer 2021 Haute Couture collection pays subtle homage to Monsieur Dior, who also believed in the signs of destiny. “Being superstitious, I rushed to touch the slightest piece of wood,” he confided in his autobiography. A mesmerizing passion, filled with a sense of magic and dreams.

Fascinated by Italo Calvino’s novel The Castle of Crossed Destinies, Maria Grazia Chiuri chose to design her collection using the wonderful Visconti-Sforza tarot cards for exceptional creations symbolizing the major arcana. A tale celebrating the magical beauty of the divinatory arts.

Tarot cards are among the keys to accessing the magical realm, to explore the unknown while fearlessly looking deep inside oneself. Maria Grazia Chiuri immediately felt a connection with these imaginary worlds and this visual language whose symbolic lexicon is rich in complex and fascinating characters. In uncertain times marked by a palpable desire to reconnect with the world’s soul, Maria Grazia Chiuri wished to explore, through the spring-summer 2021 haute couture collection, the mysterious and pluralistic beauty of the tarot in a series of dresses featuring virtuoso constructions; manifest proof that couture remains the ultimate territory of experimentation and possibility.

A series of extraordinary evening gowns features abstract constructions, some with veritable bas-relief openwork bodices punctuated with illustrations by Pietro Ruffo. In this spirit, the Roman artist created a singular deck of cards in which characters disclose the graphic energy of the symbols.

Dior gray appears in tweed, cashmere and organza on shirts, skirts, pants and capes. Meanwhile, the Bar jacket is revisited in black velvet, its curves reinterpreted to express a new attitude.

In his staging of these haute couture creations, Matteo Garrone, one of Italy’s most high-profile directors, builds on the narrative iconography by drawing on the visual force of the Visconti-Sforza tarot. Decorated by the illuminator Bonifacio Bembo for the Duke of Milan in the 15th century, this tarot deck illustrates the marvelous tale of this collection. Splendid cards embellished in gold, enamel, and vegetal and geometric interlacing have a solemn and enigmatic presence, revealing an inner journey, like an adventure of self-discovery. A voyage to the heart of a castle populated by characters embodying the major arcana who question and disorient, inviting the viewer to look at the world from a new perspective. In the director’s interpretation, this quest surpasses gender boundaries, presenting a synthesis of masculine and feminine in a new heraldic mythology evoking the enchanted worlds Matteo Garrone loves.

A clairvoyant asks to draw a card in a deck designed as a catalogue of possibilities, a cryptic dictionary of the world. The High Priestess, the Empress, Justice and the Fool, are notably sublimated through excellence of savoir-faire celebrating the art of weaving: lace is inlaid with hand-painted embellishments, golden velvet is enlivened with the signs of the zodiac and precious jacquards are sprinkled with stars, while a cape in multicolored feathers showcases 3D volumes.

In this story, the insider always needs the feminine complement and vice versa, because only such a fusion makes it possible to approach a formative path leading to self-awareness. As Italo Calvino points out in The Castle of Crossed Destinies: “The world has to be read upside-down”.

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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.

Elie Saab Spring Summer 2020 Couture

Lebanese designer Elie Saab took style cues from Mexico for his Spring/Summer 2020 collection.

The designer presented his latest imaginings as part of the French capital’s Haute Couture Week on Wednesday, January 22, showcasing a dreamy affair of fluid fabrics, theatrical capes and scatterings of embellishment.

“The collection features delicately embroidered shapes and forms inspired by an Imperial Mexico,” Saab’s atelier posted on Instagram following the show.

The dazzling collection featured shades of white, cream and blush, with intricate gold detailing, while structured shoulders added a certain strength to otherwise romantic evening gowns. Check out the entire lineup below.

What’s Trending Now

Scrolling through Instagram pages we may notice some memorable items that everyone seems to love. Here we gathered and are happily sharing with you the trendiest must haves of the season. (Hint! It involves a whole lot of Bottega Veneta, our current obsession..)

All eyes are on Bottega Veneta for Fall/Winter 2019 season thanks to creative director Daniel Lee, formerly director of ready-to-wear design for Céline.

One of the key items is The Pouch Bag, an oversized clutch made with delicate folds of smooth buttery soft calf leather that envelope the bag’s frame and create a voluminous rounded shape.

THE POUCH IN BUTTER CALF LEATHER

The Padded Cassette Bag is another big cult hit. A cross-body bag with a padded maxi weave is spotted on every fashion insider this season.

PADDED CASSETTE IN PAPER CALFSKIN

These Chelsea Boots are the MUST HAVES of the season. This boots add a touch of luxury to every look, and will effortlessly carry you through this season and beyond.

MID-CALF BOOTS IN STORM CUIR

Bloc Boots are crafted in Italy from crackled vintage-effect calf leather. Featuring a rounded square toe, these shoes add a touch of minimalist style to any outfit. 

BLOC BOOTS IN LAVILLE CALF

Surprisingly, but who are we do disagree, these Mesh Pumps are another big thing in Insta-fashion world.

STRETCH PUMPS IN MESH AND BERRY CALFSKIN

Bottega Veneta’s new aesthetic came to spotlight at the right time with the right amount of polish and punch to captivate the Old Celine crowd.

LAFW | Landmee Spring Summer 2020

On Oct. 9, Thai designers took the LA Fashion Week runway at the Petersen Automative Museum in Los Angeles’ Miracle Mile district. The Royal Thai Consulate – General and the Team Thailand debuted an exciting line up of their talented and innovative Thai fashion designers including: Landmee Forever, Kanapot Aunsorn, Salisa Official and Renim Project.

Landmee joined LA Fashion Week for the first time and debuted an amazing new collection of ’80s inspired party dresses.  The ’80s vibes were all over the lineup with exaggerated shoulders, ruffles, bows, silhouettes and with the background music “Another One Bites the Dust” by the British rock band Queen. One of the standout looks was the green velvet mini dress.

Landmee is a high fashion contemporary label designed by Netdaw Vattanasimakon, creative director & artist, she knows how to make edgy fashion for any occasion. Landmee’s focus has always been creating stunning looks for women that want to SLAY, why fit in when you were born to stand out is their motto. Check out some of the best looks from Landmee Spring Summer 2020 collection below.

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Max Mara To Show Resort 2021 In Saint Petersburg

Max Mara is heading to Russia to unveil its Resort 2021 collection. The show will take place on May 25 in Saint Petersburg. The event’s location is still undisclosed.

Previously, starting with the 2015 pre-fall season, the Italian women’s fashion group has staged runway shows in New York, London, Shanghai, Reggio Emilia, Italy, and Berlin.

Max Mara’s runway show in Saint Petersburg will be part of the seasonal resort marathon, which will also see the fashion crowd flocking to Capri to attend the Chanel cruise show on May 7.

While the majority of luxury fashion houses have yet to announce the dates of their resort shows next spring, the pre-fall schedule already counts a Dior men’s showin Miami on Dec. 3 and a Giorgio Armani women’s show on Nov. 14 at the Armani Theater in Milan. During the event, the designer  who will receive the 2019 John B. Fairchild Honor award at the WWD Apparel & Retail CEO Summit to be held Oct. 29 and 30 in New York — will also unveil the first high jewelry collection under the Giorgio Armani luxury label.

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Chanel Spring Summer 2020

The romantic rooftops of Paris served as a fitting look-out point for Virginie Viard to unveil her first ready-to-wear collection for Chanel.

Created in the Grand Palais with chimneys sourced from flea markets, the set was one in which a modern-day Mary Poppins would have looked perfectly at home. “The roofs of Paris remind me of the atmosphere of the Nouvelle Vague I saw silhouettes walking on the roofs” noted Viard, in her collection notes.

The collection was appropriately cinematic, with fluid silhouettes, jackets with flounce and masculine tailoring among the most photogenic looks.

Swinging black kilts worn with opaque tights, neat bouclé jackets, long-line coats and Chanel’s take on the pillbox hat created a new-look Chanel oozing with Gallic glamour. Stand-out pieces included an ivory puffball skirt worn by Kaia Gerber. Gigi Hadid was also on the catwalk in black micro shorts and embroidered jacket. Chanel has a new-found modernity and subtle femininity in Viard’s hands. But it has continuity too.

Her rise from long-standing Chanel employee and the right hand of Karl Lagerfeld up until his death from cancer earlier this year represents no sea change for the brand. As a result, Viard’s collections have a quiet confidence that can only stem from experience. Her success will depend on whether she can breathe her own spirit into this house.

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Saint Laurent Spring Summer 2020

With Anthony Vaccarello at the helm of the label, YSL showcased its Spring/Summer 2020 collection last night in front of a gorgeous Parisian backdrop.

This year the Parisian label erected a runway complete with light beams opposite the Eiffel Tower at night, turning the show into one of the biggest events during the week.

As for the collection Anthony Vaccarello took inspiration from what Yves Saint Laurent created throughout the 20th century and channeled it into a modern and contemporary design. Taking on the classic Le Smoking suits, Vaccarello brought back tailoring, shape and cut-offs in the SS20 collection.

Applying his signature rock-inspired aesthetic, the range saw an experiment of materials which ranged from pleated lamé skirts to chiffon blouses, as well as chic necklines, sexy silhouettes and Western-like boots. Tailored jackets and short shorts dominated the range, as well as gorgeous materials and opulent embroidery, emphasizing Saint Laurent’s luxury yet wearable aesthetic. Of course, we also saw party-ready dresses and sequin-clad pieces in true Vaccarello fashion.

All in all, the Spring/Summer 2020 range was a softer take on the signature rocker-chic aesthetic that Anthony Vaccarello has applied to Saint Laurent, with softer silhouettes and materials taking the spotlight. Consisting of a total of 87 looks, the collection was closed off by none other than Naomi Campbell, who wore a sequin two-piece suit that glittered in the spotlights.

Gucci Spring Summer 2020

Gucci Spring Summer 2020 collection was presented at the Gucci Hub during Milan Fashion Week. Clean lines and intense lighting, the show space was imagined by the creative director Alessandro Michele.

The lineup signifies the arrival of a new Gucci aesthetic, with models forgoing quirky, geeky styling for sultrier silhouettes with kinky details. In contrast to the opening looks, the collection presents “fashion as a way to allow people to walk through fields of possibilities, cultivate beauty, make diversity sacrosanct and celebrate the self in expression and identity.”

Filled with hard-to-miss nods to Tom Ford-era Gucci, the catwalk saw a number of sheer lace dresses with thigh-high slits paired with monogrammed panties underneath. The “G” metal emblem, resembling that of the house’s ’90s G-string designs, was placed around the neck, across the chest or on the thigh like garters. Models wore bralettes and tops with plunging necklines, and were accessorized with BDSM-esque chokers, leather gloves, retro sunglasses attached with oversized chains and studded handbags. Many even carried whips and floggers in their hands as they walked down the runway.

Scroll through the gallery to see the entire Gucci SS20 show.

Versace Spring Summer 2020

Versace - Runway - Milan Fashion Week S/S 2020, Italy - 20 Sep 2019
Mandatory Credit: Photo by DANIEL DAL ZENNARO/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock (10419762d) US actress Jennifer Lopez presents a creation by Versace during the Milan Fashion Week, in Milan, Italy, 20 September 2019. Spring-Summer 2020 women’s collections are presented at the Milano Moda Donna from 17 to 23 September. Versace – Runway – Milan Fashion Week S/S 2020, Italy – 20 Sep 2019

It’s been 20 years since Jennifer Lopez and THAT jungle print dress melted the internet. And on Friday in Milan the superstar sent Instagram into overdrive by dusting off the iconic number to close the Versace catwalk. It was – as they say in fashion land – a moment.

The revival of the Jungle Dress didn’t end with the one worn by JLo. On the catwalk, the lush motif was splashed across cotton parkas, trouser suits and denim mini skirts, while a corresponding crystal embellishment adorned work shirts and handbags. A series of shimmering sequin cocktail dresses inspired by the print also looked set to appeal to Versace’s party-loving peacocks who may or may not be old enough to remember the dress’s first outing.

Aside from the limelight-loving palm print, the LBD was also a signature of Versace’s spring/summer 20 offering and provided the show with some of its strongest looks. Among them, Kendall Jenner’s micro-mini, Bella Hadid’s belted pinafore and Gigi’s torso-flashing jersey dress. Black leather was also a mainstay. See Edie Campbell’s biker jacket for more details.

Perhaps even more shocking addition to the catwalk than last night’s surprise guest – albeit, one less photographed – was a flat shoe. From perspex slides to gladiator sandals and bejewelled trainers, Versace said that the more casual inclusions (which also included denim) were designed to appeal to widen the brand’s appeal.

“It’s not for one woman, it’s for every woman,” said the designer, whilst, of course, clad in her signature six inch heels. There was no shortage of vertiginous versions to keep Donatella-ites happy too, including strappy spike stilettos and razor-sharp courts.

 

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