venturing further into an arena of concept collections, from african-tribal influence to refined classics onto oriental influence & now hotel inspiration; marc jacobs again proves why is he one of the greatest living designers in the history of fashion. living legends naomi campbell & kate moss were among this seasons cast, leaving me stunned in my seat basically plastered to the screen. i loved the bell hop hats & structured, more uniformed looks that tapped into characteristics of hotel staff & was very impressed by the more playful looks done in sheer with exposed bodices. the collection, though structured & clean, really allows the louis vuitton name to take on greater creative value, competiting with some of the more avant garde collections in new york, london, paris & milan. as the largest high end label in fashion, the vision of marc jacobs greatly contributes to vuitton’s reign & has since marc became a part of LV in 1997. over the last few seasons, marc has really hit his stride, conceptually, at vuitton & this season is just as stunning, imaginative & yes, creative as the last. super luxe, extremely chic & lavish down to the last thread- i am standing on my feet for this collection. i was dying for the monogrammed bell hop caps & was mindful of the collections accessories. any runway that casts joan smalls, jourdan dunn & naomi is a collection worth discussing. they punched up the use of monogram this season as clean tailoring, sleek silhouettes & classical textiles took center stage. it’s classic but young as well as fresh & modern. beautiful collection. very, very well done. incredibly ill concepts & execution so sharp, it’s suicidal. i love for structure & classical design, both of which were greatly represented & incredibly re-invented through this collection. complete inspiration from first look to last- stunning. i am living! best collection this season.
i was surprised by what was presented by giambattista valli this season. the front end of the collection hinted at a new, more minimal direction but as the collection progressed, i was impressed by the show sequence & gradual build of intricate design details. strict silhouettes were seen as textured details were seen alongside shots of bold color & use of fur. artistic floral print was seen in black & white with accents of yellow which soon lead to more over the top use of fur. the use of fur, though a bit unconventional was a good balance for the collection as many of the styles were minimal & conservative. overall, the collection manages to focus on two aspect of designs with both minimal & over the top approaches. very strong direction, beautiful attention is paid the the idea of silhouette- from show stopping gowns at the finale, to more crisp styles & dramatized furs; every aspect of feminine glamour is well represented. & our beloved joan smalls closed the show this season in a black gown.
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the fall chloé collection stays true to it’s modern signatures of relaxed silhouettes & feminine details this season in paris. bold use of animal prints, color blocking & layered looks are seen as two-toned handbags, sheer snakeskin & wide legged denim trousers are seen. i loved the dramatic silhouettes of the collection & applaud the wide range of styles. im sure that a beautiful campaign will be shot & think that hannah macgibbon has done well in representing styles that are based in the foundation created by stella mccartney & phoebe philo during their reign at chloé. from more outrageous, less traditional design to bold use of color & hints of metallics, all the bases are covered by chloé this season. strong direction, but nothing spectacular.
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