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.

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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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Armine Ohanyan Spring Summer 2019 Haute Couture

Armenian designer, Armine Ohanyan, debuted her sustainable couture collection during Paris Couture Week, embracing environmental concern she looked to nature to find the inspiration.

The play between shapes, lights and movement comes together to create a skillful harmony. We are transported to an unreal world where the beauty of nature is preserved.

Nature is under threat by mankind so the designer draws attention to the causes of its destruction, such as climate change and other pollution on the species, wildlife and the biotope. Armine Ohanyan delivered an underwater-inspired fantasy filled with the “richness of the sea floor” and its colors and textures.

The use of new technology as 3D printing, using materials less common in textiles such as silicone and techniques like laser cutting reinforces her creations a modern image, even futuristic, revealing her as the incarnation of the new generation in Haute-Couture. Check out the entire lineup below.

Giambattista Valli Spring Summer 2019 Haute Couture

Giambattista Valli presented Spring Summer 2019 Haute Couture collection at the Beaubourg Centre (Centre Pompidou) on a podium adorned with sequins.

A modern collection with a young and short silhouette reflects a trendy couture. Valli highlights the atelier’s expertise but at the same time, he revisits the codes of couture. He uses many fabrics and adds frills and drapes on ball gowns. The color palette is dominated by black and illuminated with embroideries and sequins. Cocktail dresses are composed of flowery embroideries and Flemish face prints with drapes in silk faille or adorned with ostrich feathers.For the finale, evening dresses in silk tulle are pleated or are adorned with multiple frills enhanced through their volume and sparkling colors. Check out the entire lineup below.

Christian Dior Spring Summer 2019 Haute Couture

With the Dior Spring Summer 2019 Haute Couture show, Maria Grazia Chiuri offered one jaw-dropper after the next. As if the circus tent setting and the gravity-defying performances by Mimbre acrobats weren’t already enough, she took the circus theme and combined it with the best of the House’s savoir-faire, sending out short dresses and playsuits that burst to colorful life, tailoring trimmed with embroidered frogging, and vaporous evening gowns of the kind of which dreams are made.

The collection consists of a superposition of images: a woman’s tattooed skin, reminiscent of the Victorian circus and its fairground phenomena, becomes a motif-drenched unitard that shapes the body and tells a wearable story under dresses. Powdery shades that come together and blend into an infinite palette – like those on the curtain painted by Pablo Picasso for the ballet Parade – also symbolize this sense of the worn, of the fine dust that sprinkles stage clothes. Skirts embroidered or inlaid with opaque sequins are shortened as tutus that nod to the circus codes of acrobats, tamers and riders.

Maria Grazia Chiuri employs this broad variety of images to compose her own “parade”, comprising full and very light pants, narrowing at the ankle, which can also become sumptuous jumpsuits. Shorts are paired with sheer white shirts accented with ruffs or ribbons seemingly frayed with the passage of time. There are also leather corsets, sailor stripes, and black jackets inspired by that of the lion tamer. The geometric white clown outfit, whether spare or sumptuous, is reinterpreted through its materials, embroidery and proportions.

The show is animated with performances by the all-female circus company Mimbre, which, in a constant search for the poetic in the unexpected, highlights the trust and bond between the acrobats’ bodies.

The circus is presented as a place of inclusion in which the clown, through its androgynous and asexual dimension, becomes the expression of a possible equality and an evocation of modernity, one where beauty, origin, gender and age are no longer important, and only technique and daring matter. Check out #DiorDreamParade below.

Celine Spring Summer 2019

Hedi Slimane debuted his first collection for Celine Spring Summer 2019 on Friday at Paris Fashion Week and fans of the brand are not thrilled about the results. The collection was far from Phoebe Philo’s Céline.

“The entire wardrobe worn by the male models is unisex, and therefore will also be available for women,” said Heidi in the press release. Skinny ties and short skirts were the backbone of the collection, which had a distinctly ’80s vibe. Naturally, almost everything was black, although there were some pops of sparkle. See the collection in its entirety for yourself, below.

Balmain Spring Summer 2019

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“I enjoy pushing envelopes, thinking a bit outside the box and saying exactly what I feel to anyone who cares to listen. At the same time, I’ve always believed that it’s important to have mastered the rules before you attempt to bend or break them. Today, my team and I focus on why this last stop on the Fashion Week circuit remains so distinct from the others. It’s not the runway’s styling, music and celebs that make Paris fashion so incredibly inspiring—I believe that it’s our incomparable heritage of couture and its high standards of tailoring, intricate sculpting and embellishment that distinguish us. Of course, those unique ingredients are key elements of this house’s DNA and today’s collection makes clear what a combination of savoir-faire and a Parisian atelier can make possible. And then, we moved to deconstruct all of that, bending the rules a bit. While continuing to respect the standards, techniques and skills that this house has long mastered, we’ve played with cuts and tailoring, creating new silhouettes and styles that reflect the way my generation wants to dress today. Just as we pay homage to the singular origins of Parisian fashion, we’ve also riffed on the origins of modern-day Paris—and, actually, modern civilization itself. My fascination with the impressive obelisks, pyramids and columns that date from Napoleon’s campaigns and adorn this city’s most iconic public spaces is reflected in our collection’s many references to Egypt. The feel of ancient papyrus and linens finds an echo in our denim and tweed offerings, while prints and treatments play with the distinctive looks of aged plaster and sharp hieroglyphs. And, just like I. M. Pei, we’ve turned to modern materials, including glass and metal, to update the Egyptians’ impressive geometry.

This collection is accompanied by one additional break with conventions. We have teamed up with Oculus to invite as many members of our Balmain Army as possible to experience the show through virtual reality. For too many years, the legendary runways of Paris fashion week have been only open to a very lucky select few. This partnership embodies my often-repeated desire to democratize and modernize fashion. Using an Oculus headset, they’ll be able to enjoy a 360-degree view of the runway, helping them to experience the excitement of a Balmain show and understand a bit more the unique heritage and possibilities of this house.” Olivier Rousteing

Loewe Spring Summer 2019

LOEWE_SS19_BACKSTAGE_01By reflecting on echoes of early modernism in contemporary art today, Jonathan Anderson posits the LOEWE Women’s Spring Summer 2019 show inside a simulated exhibition construct at the Maison de l’UNESCO in Paris. Entering through the recreated façade of experimental London gallery SIGNALS (1964-66), the restored mid-century rooms play host to a sequence of kinetic, sonic, and fibre art experiences.

Showcased within this gallery conceit the collection bristles with a Brutalist hedonism, where matte, raw textiles are elevated by swathes of opulent colour in an inky, aquarelle palette. The collection´s enduring silhouettes play with curves, inflate with voluminous intent, and explore the potency of suspended asymmetries.

Saint Laurent Spring Summer 2019

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Designer Anthony Vaccarello presented Saint Laurent’s Spring Summer 2019 collection at Trocadéro Fountains with rows of illuminated white palm trees, the Eiffel Tower as their backdrop and models splashing down the runway. The collection was infused with ’60s, ’70s vibes with velvet blazers, sheer, star-studded blouses, and black, seen on everything from sweeping evening gowns to tuxedos to shift dresses glittering with diamantes and embellished stars and hearts. See the full lineup below.