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.

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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Continue reading “Je Ne Sais Quoi | Jacquemus Pre-Fall 2019 Lookbook at Luisa Via Roma”

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.

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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Farm Rio Spring 2019 Lookbook at SHOPBOP

Farm-Rio-Amazonia-Trousers-679x1019Meet the new Brazilian label, Farm Rio, features kaleidoscopic prints, carefree cuts, and punchy hues. The label’s signature tropical motifs give you instant vacation vibes (no matter where you are). Printed FARM Rio dressespuffsleeve tops, and breezy wideleg pants primed for vacations or sunny days.

Shop Farm Rio Spring 2019 collection at SHOPBOP.COM.

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Fendi x Net-a-Porter Capsule Collection

Fendi-Logo-Net-a-PorterFendi is the latest luxury brand to reintroduce its heritage monogram with an exclusive capsule collection in collaboration with Net-a-Porter called the FF Capsule Collection.

Drawn from the Italian label’s 1965 design, the squared logo, updated from the original rectangular version, features heavily on every item with everything from monogrammed outerwear, knits, accessories and shoes on offer.

Embellishing a total of 37 pieces, the FF logo might have had its heyday in the 1990s, but somehow it feels more relevant now than ever before.

The capsule launched on Net-a-Porter as an exclusive worldwide preview on 13 April, with many items already selling out. However, it will become available in selected Fendi stores and on the website from 14 May until the end of the year.

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Fendi Logo Jacquard Stretch Mesh Sandals
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Fendi – Embroidered Printed Stretch-cotton Jersey T-shirt
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Fendi Printed Silk georgette Midi Skirt
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Fendi Logo Print Shearling Slides
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Fendi Printed Silk Crepe De Chine Shirt

 

 

 

Madewell Spring 2018 Campaign

Madewell Spring 2018 campaign took an adventure to Thailand. Close your eyes and imagine that ideal warm-weather wardrobe. Classic stripes redone in new ways. Denim with serious vintage vibes. A color palette as pretty as the sunset. Now open them…and make room in your closet.

Shop Madewell Spring 2018 collection at MADEWELL.

 

 

Art Stars| Saks Spring 2018 Designer Editorial Vol.2

Eclectic artwork curated by Good Luck Dry Cleaners—a Brooklyn-based, cutting-edge gallery-provides the perfect backdrop for spring’s avant-grade style. Featured designers include Sacai, Altuzarra, Chloé, CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC, Etro, Fendi, Valentino, and Michael Kors Collection.

Shop Spring 2018 designer collections at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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