Month: June 2014

& it begins..

We are entering another season of fashion shows and I am excited to see the pictures and catch some live streams of Men’s SS 2015. London : Collections Men kicked off on June 15 with some great brands showing some great stuff. Here are my favorite collections for the day.

Lou Dalton has been on my radar for a few years now. Her FW 2014 collection was well received, which was based on her farm life, buyers, fans and editors are excited to see what she came up with for spring. For a season where many designers are inspired by the military look, Dalton’s approach was military but not in a literal way. It was relaxed and references can be noticed without it being in your face. Dalton is a designer that many people should be in their radar, she is definitely refreshing the men’s wardrobe.

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Lou Dalton SS 2014
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Lou Dalton SS 2015

Matthew Miller’s spring collection was an ode to the Demob suits from Britain. I really liked the patchwork pinstripe that were sewn onto the pants, shorts and on the jackets. My favorite piece, a pinstripe bomber jack. Why yes, please, I’ll take one! It was an innovated collection. It makes me wonder what else can be done with fabric scraps.

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Matthew Miller SS 2015

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Jonathan Saunders is always a favorite of mine. I love his use of color and with each season it makes me want try all the colors he shows. The collection was relaxed and very sportswear. I really like the granite looking suits, such an alternative to stripes and such. The jackets just big enough to give you room to move. The pants are slim and the tops slightly slouchy to the man wearing it. I would like everything in this collection please!!

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Jonathan Saunders SS 2015

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Here I’ll post runway pictures that I liked.

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Richard Nicoll SS 2015
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Lee Roach SS 2015
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Topman Design SS 2015
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Man by Nicomede Televera
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Agi & Sam SS 2015
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Christopher Shannon SS 2015
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Here comes the Bride…

Hello again!! It has been a real roller coaster ride for me these past few weeks. My collaboration with Bonobos was fun and it left me a bit nostalgic for fashion. So, I knew that my next post, whenever that would be, it had to be about womenswear. What else would it be, right?! To continue the previous post about formal wear and tuxedos, let’s talk about some Wedding gowns. I’ve always really admired the technique and the many a hours that are put into making such an extravagant gown. I love the variety of options from silhouette, fabric, length and trims.

Looking through many family wedding albums ranging from the 70’s to Present you can really see the evolve of The Wedding gown. The fabric stopped looking cheap, the silhouette changes and the details are enhanced for the better. I like the fact that the gowns are getting more formal and the bride can alter it and dye, to be worn again. Smart Idea designers!! They are many designers out there, some more famous than others, yet I look at all of them.

We can not not talk about Bridal ¬†gowns without mentioning one of my ultimate favorite designer, the fabulous Carolina Herrera. From ready to wear, to pre-seasons, resorts and bridal, all of her designs are chic and gorgeous; her evening and bridal gowns are just magnificent. For Carolina Herrera’s Summer/Spring Bridal 2015, the collection was about soft, elegant but feminine even with all the layers of tulle. What made this collection was all in the details and the over lace layering never loosing the Herrera touch. If I was a born a woman, I would definitely already be (financially) broke because of my style and taste but I will be in a deeper hole with a Carolina Herrera wedding gown.

 

Carolina Herrera Bridal 2015
Carolina Herrera Bridal 2015
Carolina Herrera Bridal 2015
Carolina Herrera Bridal 2015

Reem Acra was another great designer that showed versatility in its gowns. Although, the majority seemed to me a bit more red carpet gowns, nonetheless, they were all magnificent. The gold beading was a great accent to the gowns as well as the accessories, that gold chained glove the brides wore was a nice youthful-punk touch. These dresses, although are formal, this bride IS the center of attention and she wants to party all night.

Reem Acra Bridal 2015
Reem Acra Bridal 2015
Reem Acra Bridal 2015
Reem Acra Bridal 2015

Naeem Khan is another great show that I always look forward to seeing during Bridal Week. Like every other season it was no disappointment. The veils alone could have been a show its’ self. Very detailed and intricately created. Very beautiful. Naeem Khan’s bride is a classy, stylish and modern woman. She loves classic styles but done new and creative ways. The gowns are very detailed, overworked at times but seemed to work though, definitely something to admire. Drapes are nicely done, columns are exquisite and structured. My favorite piece was that mesh-chain like layer over a white column gown and it comes with a cape.

Naeem Khan Bridal 2015
Naeem Khan Bridal 2015
Naeem Khan Bridal 2015
Naeem Khan Bridal 2015

Jenny Packham was a designer that I was surprised with this season. I usually do not follow her style but once her show was over, a lot of people were buzzing about it. Her gowns were beautiful and could fit many body types. The majority empire and a bit slouchy, still very stylish indeed. The buzz came that of a plus size model strutting the runway looking radiant. I can see many plus size women wearing these bridal gowns on their special day. They should look review this collection for ideas and we should all pay attention to Jenny Packham.

Jenny Packham Bridal 2015
Jenny Packham Bridal 2015
Jenny Packham Bridal 2015
Jenny Packham Bridal 2015

Now here, I am just posting pictures of other weddings gowns that stood out to me. Monique Lhuillier like always, showed amazing gown after gown.

Monique Lhuiller Bridal 2015
Monique Lhuiller Bridal 2015
Galia Lahva Bridal 2015
Galia Lahva Bridal 2015
Angel Sanchez Bridal 2015
Angel Sanchez Bridal 2015