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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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

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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.

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.

 

Continue reading “The Key Trends For Fall/Winter 2019”

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.

MARNI EARRING BAG

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For Resort 2019 collection, Marni presents the new iconic style with its unexpected volumes: the Earring bag.

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With an elegant aesthetic and a compact structure the new accessory unveils its hidden personality thanks to a long zip that moves from bottom to top, revealing surprising spaces. The gold metal jewel circle creates an interplay of symmetries. This precious detail resembles a shape of an earring, almost like a large-scale version of an everyday amulet.

The Earring bag is available at Marni boutiques and on marni.com.

 

LILAC

5 Biggest Trends For Spring Summer 2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

Continue reading “5 Biggest Trends For Spring Summer 2018”

The New Minimalism | Helmut Lang at Barneys New York

 

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Provocative and deconstructed, Helmut Lang Fall 2017 collection brings fresh attitude to essentials. Re-Edition is a quarterly release series that investigates the label’s iconic archive garments. Volume 1 of the Re-Edition including outerwear, knitwear, denim and accessories.

Shop Helmut Lang Fall 2017 collection at Barneys New York.

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TREND WATCH: MODERN CORSETRY

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Learning to layer is the key to mastering modern corsetry. Waist-cinching silhouettes were seen on the runway at Isabel Marant, Chloé and Loewe as belts and bustiers were worn layered over shirting and dresses. For a more subtle approach to the trend, look to lacing motifs and ties adorning dresses from Y’s by Yohji Yamamoto.

Continue reading “TREND WATCH: MODERN CORSETRY”

Sweaters To Live In: Club Monaco

The American high-end casual clothing retailer Club Monaco offers a selection of cozy knitwear for colder days. Whether ruffled, fringed, or knit with a dimensional cable, cozy sweaters with unexpected details make all the difference this winter. Checkout their lookbook below and shop Club Monaco sweaters at CLUB MONACO.

PANTONE Fashion Color Report Spring 2017

 

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Pantone released its Top 10 colors for Spring 2017 and leading the charge are Niagara, Primrose Yellow and Lapis Blue in the top three slots respectively, followed by Flame and Island Paradise. Ranking sixth through 10th, are Pale Dogwood, Greenery, Pink Yarrow, Kale and Hazelnut.

“One of the things that we saw this year, was a renewed sense of imagination in which color was appearing in context that was different than the traditional,” said Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director of the Pantone Color Institute. “Reminiscent of the hues that surround us in nature, our Spring 2017 Fashion Color Report evokes a spectrum of emotion and feeling. From the warmth of sunny days with PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow to the invigorating feeling of breathing fresh mountain air with PANTONE 18-0107 Kale and the desire to escape to pristine waters with PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise, designers applied color in playful, yet thoughtful and precise combinations to fully capture the promises, hope and transformation that we yearn for each Spring.”

 

 

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Comfortable and dependable, Niagara leads the PANTONE Fashion Color Report as the most prevalent color for spring 2017. Niagara is a classic denim-like blue that speaks to our desire for ease and relaxation.

PANTONE 13-0755 Primrose Yellow

By contrast, Primrose Yellow sparkles with heat and vitality. Inviting us into its instant warmth, this joyful yellow shade takes us to a destination marked by enthusiasm, good cheer and sunny days.

PANTONE 19-4045 Lapis Blue

Conveying even more energy is Lapis Blue. Strong and confident, this intense blue shade is imbued with an inner radiance.

PANTONE 17-1462 Flame

A red-based orange, Flame, is gregarious and fun loving. Flamboyant and vivacious, this wonderfully theatrical shade adds fiery heat to the spring 2017 palette.

PANTONE 14-4620 Island Paradise

Island Paradise is a refreshing aqua that calls to mind a change of scenery. A cool blue green shade that speaks to our dream of the great escape, Island Paradise is emblematic of tropical settings and our desire to unwind.

PANTONE 13-1404 Pale Dogwood

Continuing the tranquil mood, Pale Dogwood is a quiet and peaceful pink shade that engenders an aura of innocence and purity. The unobtrusive Pale Dogwood is a subtle pink whose soft touch infuses a healthy glow.

PANTONE 15-0343 Greenery

Bringing forth a refreshing take, Greenery is a tangy yellow-green that speaks to our need to explore, experiment and reinvent. Illustrative of flourishing foliage, the fertile attributes of Greenery signals one to take a deep breath, oxygenate and reinvigorate.

PANTONE 17-2034 Pink Yarrow

Tropical and festive, Pink Yarrow is a whimsical, unignorable hue that tempts and tantalizes. Bold, attention getting and tempestuous, the lively Pink Yarrow is a captivating and stimulating color that lifts spirits and gets the adrenaline going.

PANTONE 18-0107 Kale

Evocative of the great outdoors and a healthy lifestyle, Kale is another foliage-based green that conjures up our desire to connect to nature, similar to the more vivacious Greenery. And, just as we see in nature, this lush and fertile natural green shade provides the perfect complementary background to the more vibrant tones in the palette.

PANTONE 14-1315 Hazelnut

Rounding out the spring 2017 colors is Hazelnut, a key neutral for spring. This shade brings to mind a natural earthiness. Unpretentious and with an inherent warmth, Hazelnut is a transitional color that effortlessly connects the seasons.

That ‘PJ’ Life

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Pajama dressing is the runway trend that speaks for your soul. Designers have taken this trend into the literal level with full pajama sets, robes, silk slip dresses and chemises. As seen at Thakoon, Celine, Alexander Wang, Givenchy, Balenciaga and more.

Have you already tried to wear your PJs outside the house, if not, it’s the right time to give it a try. Meanwhile, check out our roundup of the coolest runway and street style versions of the trend.