Tom Ford Spring Summer 2020

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Tom Ford presented his Spring Summer 2020 ready-to-wear collection at the New York Fashion Week. Models including Gigi Hadid and Kaia Gerber showcased the look that balanced high-octane elegance with edgy Manhattan cool. Indeed a disused subway platform beneath Kenmare Street served as the backdrop.

The show opened modestly with draped Grecian gowns in lilac, delicate silk pants and baseball hats. Trouser suits worn over draped T-shirts and trapeze-style dress-coats suggested that the designer had been experimenting with covering up.

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But everything that came after was classic Ford, who made his name at Gucci in the late-Nineties with a highly sexual aesthetic.

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Moulded PVC bustiers, bralettes and slashed-open swimwear were among the most head-turning pieces last night, while he celebrated the power of the female form with backless tailored jumpsuits.

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Coach Spring Summer 2020

Coach took over the newest section of New York’s High Line on Tuesday afternoon to present its spring/summer 2020 collection – it was an apt backdrop for a collection which took the city as its starting point.

Coach designer Stuart Vevers explained that he wanted to “celebrate the city, the daylight … with our gang stomping the High Line.” New York, he explained, “has always been part of my references but it’s always been juxtaposed with the prairie or the American mid-west or a road trip”.

Prints made an appearance in the collection. Vevers is designing a collection for a new decade; the 20s. As such, he says, “it’s important to be optimistic … but that doesn’t “mean a blind optimism … not being aware of the things that are happening around us.” His take on optimism was nodded to in turquoise jumpers with pink shrimp designs and a triptych of Wine Gum-bright dresses to close the show.

360 Degrees Inside Zac Posen’s Spring 2020 Collection

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The Key Trends For Fall/Winter 2019

From mega minis to pointy collars, gothic maxis and floor-skimming coats, all the new season goodies to buy now.

As we mourn the last days of summer, the time has come to press pause on the purchasing of strappy dresses and slinky sarongs. Now is the time to get ahead and start investing in some key pieces that will work hard in your winter wardrobe. And this season, the runways were an eclectic mix.

To make sense of the seemingly-anything-goes mishmash of options on offer, we have selected the key trends that we’re convinced will be big this winter.

A prudish aesthetic permeated via sensible suiting, Regency dresses and floor-skimming coats, while sassier dressers were catered for via maximal mini dresses and frou-frou ruffles.

It is a truth universally acknowledged that… softly rounded, Regency-inspired square necklines are set to replace Victoriana pie crust collars for autumn. Darcy-delighting minimalist interpretations were seen at Bevza and Chalyan, while Paul Costelloe’s bosom-bearing floral jacquard would no doubt get Mrs Bennett’s seal of approval.
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By now you’re familiar with a warm weather white-out, but who says the all over bleach is just for the beach? Full on frosty ensembles are a crisp and clever way to dress for cooler climes. Models at Roland Mouret and Dolce & Gabbana doubled down on ivory suiting, while Fendi and Chanel showed top-to-toe winter whites worthy of a super chic ski trip. Fresh, versatile and powerful in its purity, head-to-toe snow is a look for all seasons – though best avoided by the mucky eaters.

 

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Billowing sleeves have been a mainstay of our 2019 summer wardrobes, and, for winter, the balloon sleeve has far from burst, in fact it’s been blown a little bigger, and very much migrated up to the shoulders. Anyone in the market for some OTT party dresses should look no further than Alessandra Rich and Richard Quinn, who made the case for floral minis with exaggerated puffball shoulders, while the statement tailoring at Givenchy, Lemaire and Alexander McQueen were office-appropriate ways to tackle the trend.

 

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Bid adieu to summer’s silk headscarves, for winter’s neck gear is brief and beefy. Gabriella Hearst kept short scarves tonal, while Henry Holland knotted neon quilting at jaunty angles and Tod’s wrapped last year’s chunky knits tight about the neck. At Chloe the trend was further truncated with brightly coloured, thick-knit snoods. However you choose to tie ‘em, this season’s message is clear. No flapping tassels, no billowing blankets; do knot mess around.

 

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Ruffle hems and prairie collars have been big on the sartorial agenda for a year now. But come autumn, and one frill will simply not do. According to everyone from Erdem to Ports 1961, Roksanda and Molly Goddard, 2019’s Christmas parties will be awash with frou-frou layer cakes. While not for the faint of heart, the flounce, once mastered, can be truly frilling. Go forth friends, and ruffle some feathers.

 

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Spring’s rounded Peter Pan collars are set to be replaced this season by altogether sharper-necked shirting. Everyone from Alexa Chung to Eudon Choi, Fendi and Victoria Beckham decreed an exaggerated Elvis collar to be boss. Wear over the lapels of your jacket and poking over the top of jumpers for a look that’s kinda nerdy, but that’s the (pointy) point.

 

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The midi dress has had a lot of airtime over the last few years, and frankly her naughty younger sister, the mini, is well overdue her time in the sun. From Christian Cowan’s fuchsia feathered swan-like creations to Attico’s golden foil hearts, this season the mini is back, and in true mini style, she’s mightier and minxier than ever.

 

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OK, we’ll admit, florals as a trend is not (ahem) ground-breaking, but a trend it is, once again. This winter take your cues from Erdem, Simone Rocha, Dries Van Noten and Lela Rose and opt for maxi dresses in hues of purple, black and claret and unapologetically bold floral designs. Think Dracula on date night.

 

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Perhaps it’s the extravagant excesses of material, or maybe it’s the devil-may-care attitude to the inherent risk of rising damp, but there is something so fabulously louche about a floor-skimming, ankle swooshing winter coat. Go oversized houndstooth a la Chanel, or demure dusty pink a la Dennis Basso, but whatever you do, go long.

 

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From opera-ready jacquard at Richard Quinn, to floor swooshing boucle at Chanel and dinky little boleros at Mishka and Dolce, capes were all over the autumn 2019 runways. A good cape has the power to make you feel simultaneously shielded and powerful, not to mention more than a little bit like a superhero. And frankly, in times like these, we could all do with a bit of that.

 

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We got to the point where our teeny tiny bags couldn’t get any teenier. Hell, some of them didn’t even fit an iphone. Fashion’s answer? To embrace the other extreme and advocate larger-than-life totes. Proenza Schouler, Jacquemus, and Stella McCartney all gave us monster holdalls – quite the handful, but at least we have space for all seven of our favourite lip balms.

 

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Do you have a favourite shoulder? No? Best make a decision pronto because only 50 per cent of your clavicle mass will be seeing the light of day come party season. Attico, Halpern and Saint Laurent all made the case for eighties-inflected one-shouldered party dresses, while Alberta Ferretti offered an asymmetrical top that wouldn’t look entirely out of place in a (rather glamorous) boardroom. Best blade forward .

 

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Suits have been a sartorial staple for some time now, and for winter 2019 they’re getting broader shouldered and wider legged. To balance these new proportions many houses showed jackets nipped in at the waist with belts. From the skinny belts on oversized jacket dresses at Acne, to leather disc belts over tawny checks at Khaite, this season’s suiting really is a cinch.

 

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Je Ne Sais Quoi | Jacquemus Pre-Fall 2019 Lookbook at Luisa Via Roma

Jacquemus-Le-Sac-Murano-Matte-Leather-Belt-Bag-679x849Take a step into the chic, soft-focused world of Jacquemus. A new fashion favorite, designer Simon Porte Jacquemus is connecting the warm, joie de vivre sensibility of Provence with the vibrancy of Parisian energy, and possesses a rare quality of genuine innocence and idealism, tinted with a hint of romantic melancholy.

Shop Jacquemus Pre-Fall 2019 collection at Luisa Via Roma.

Spotted. Collars popped in this crisp très chic leopard dotted trench that craves cool, fall afternoons meandering along the windy Seine browsing the aged wooden bookstalls.

Soft, earthy, deconstructed moss tinted pieces combine a lovely sense of natural elegance, with the perfect touch of sensuality for a cumulative effect of irresistible enchantment.

Jacquemus’ new generation French style feels refreshingly sincere and youthful, with his charming, wide-eyed approach to style. Jacquemus is celebrated for his deconstructed, broken-down silhouettes, playing with proportions, and sensational eye for pigment.

Jacquemus’ take on the tailored suit is gamine and intriguing, with it’s soft, folded draping, exquisite wool fabric, and light almond color. Get ready for an afternoon perusing narrow Saint-Germain streets for vintage record stores and smokey cafes.

Drawing upon inspiration reminiscent of ‘80s Parisian haute couture, a playful spirit, and fresh take on classic style, Jacquemus is taking French style through a metamorphosis. Style tip: navy is the new black.

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CHRISTIAN DIOR’S MARIA GRAZIA CHIURI AWARDED FRENCH LEGION OF HONOUR

Dior‘s creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri has been awarded the Legion of Honour hours after the luxury fashion brand’s Couture Fall 2019 fashion show.

The designer was handed the honour by France’s gender equality minister, Marlène Schiappa, who praised Chuiri for her use of feminism and activism in her work.

“Receiving such an important honour in France, which represents fashion and culture, and from the hands of a woman like Marlene Schiappa, who expresses the most important values for me, is a new emotion,” Chiuri said, before calling on young women to “believe in themselves and follow their instincts”.

“Dior is a maison that represents femininity, and for this reason I believe that my commitment is to make women aware of their potential, and I thank the maison that supports me to give a voice to women and their work,” Chiuri said.

“Their commitment can change the world.”

Chiuri started her career at Italian fashion brand Fendi, where she was part of the accessories team that designed the legendary “Baguette It” bag, before working at luxury Italian house Valentino where she eventually became co–creative director with her longtime design partner, Pierpaolo Piccioli. 

In 2016, Chiuri left Valentino to become Dior’s first female artistic director and has spent the last three years transforming the brand from one of the most feminine houses to one of the most feminist. 

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.

The Fashion Revolution | Stella McCartney for The EDIT

The latest cover star of The EDIT—Stella McCartney, her lifestyle and career choices have always defied convention, but now that she has full control of her eponymous label, STELLA McCARTNEY is ready to redefine the rules around ethical and sustainable fashion once again. Wearing elevated yet effortless tailoring, the designer and activist talks about the future of sustainable fashion and how to feel empowered through your wardrobe.

Read The EDIT at NET-A-PORTER.

Summer Simplicity | Minimalist Outfits for Summer 2019

Summer Minimalism 101—New season is here, are you ready for those hottest days? These latest clean-cut silhouettes and pared-down accessories are a lesson in cool minimalism.

Shop minimalist outfits for Summer 2019 at SHOPBOP.COM.