Tag: rich palette

collection images: helmut lang, resort

a beautiful color story was presented in the form of the 2012 helmut lang resort collection. with an entrance of stoned brown & grey the collection was held cohesively in aesthetics through sleek lines & structured silhouettes. the brown palette notes intensified as the collection progressed layering seemed to headline as relaxed fit was seen throughout. the collection winded down to a black close as an overall well developed vision was seen. in comparison to show season & contrasted to what was seen here for the pre-season, im impressed by the level of creativity that was applied to the fruition of this collection. while it takes a particular individual to rock this style; i fully appreciate & admire that the label has stayed in it’s own lane in creating a fitting follow-up, with the right amount of progression, to what’s been seen in seasons past. love this collection, entirely. 

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runway video: valentino fall prêt-à-porter, paris

fall prêt-à-porter, paris: valentino

from campaigns to concepts, the valentino collection has successfully transitioned into a new era of design, in my book. as one of my favorite designer collections each season, a refined elegance is applied to simplified style & minimal distraction- which allows the foundation of true style to be more clearly identified. from my love of their menswear collection to my admiration of this set, which preys on a more natural aesthetic, i love how much of what is seen, these days at valentino is very subdued. use of sheer, lace & feminine neutrals are well balanced even with use of fur, which is constructed with an air of light elegance. classic design elements like bows, nude leather heels & well tailored dresses- the palette chosen for this collection is just as charming as the collections designs themselves. deep notes of navy, green, maroon & brown were contrasted with ethereal use of pink, muted tones of mustard yellow & soft florals were seen. all in all, it’s feminine, completely charming & very thoughtful. the valentino collections showcase a poetic side of womenswear while others are focused on strict, structure; there is an element of fluidity with the valentino collections. im very pleased with this season’s collection.

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fall menswear collezioni, milan: valentino

i’ve had my eye on the valentino label with that much more intensity since valentino, himself, retired. i’ve been waiting in the wings for the labels menswear collection to strike a cord with me, creatively & here we see just that. creative directors maria grazia chiuri & pier paolo piccioli have created a stylish set of clean menswear design fully equipped with sleek lines, classic style & a rich, moody palette. a set of neutrals, varied shades of blue, military shades of green & gold hardware add to the collections chic factor. my love for structured coats was quenched with this collection as wool coats & additions of leather were added to otherwise expected styles, allowing the pieces to take on modernized forms of classical style. a really impressive fusion of forward & timeless fashion. i find direct similarities with this collection & my own existing wardrobe & am beyond thrilled to see that the valentino menswear division back to creating hot shit. i am super, super, super inspired & in love with what was presented this season. my favorite menswear collection of the fall. now if only i could book the campaign..

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menswear collections: yves saint laurent, fall

as one of the most influential designers of the last twenty years, the house of yves saint laurent is to credit for the masculine transformation of womenswear. as the appointed designer for the house of dior, by christian dior himself, the influence of yves saint laurent as a designer & creative force is one of the most recognizable in fashion & that infuence has been injected into his namesake label since it’s creation in 1962. creatively directed by stefano pilati, the FW11 menswear collection taps into the french heritage of the label while focusing on sharp tailoring & clean design, elements which the YSL label has become known for. a rich palette is seen in the 26 look collection, as bursts of color are seen through the use of yellow, green, purple & blue. i had expected more thought to go into the menswear collection this season & am very disappointed by what was presented. while the designs are not particularly bad, they do not do the historical value of YSL any justice. a successful label is one that can successfully dominate in both worlds of womenswear & menswear with the addition of accessories, fragrance & cosmetics. with numerous reports questioning the vitality of the house under the direction of pilati, i can’t help but wonder what the real issue is in terms of design. hoping to see much greater development in the next season & with the FW11 menswear campaign.

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collection images: 3.1 phillip lim, pre-fall

interesting palette & structural grace were two outstanding elements presented for the pre-fall 2011 season for 3.1 phillip lim. a rich palette complimented with bold coral blues & greens was contrasted with vibrant  & rusted oranges, while being teamed with solid whites, soft neutrals & stoned fur. stylistically a combination of many design concepts were intersected into each look seamlessly. classic style was adapted to new age minimalism while an overwhelmingly chic set of design was seen. a completely perfect fusion of progressive design & familiar style was shown in the collections use of silhouette. the collection possessed a strength is simplicity & tailoring. clean lines ruled the set while i sat in complete awe from the first look to the last.

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spring prêt-à-porter: lanvin, paris

a soft palette was presented for the SS11 season via albert ebaz for lanvin. a powerful set of design & vision was seen on the runways of paris fashion week through the collections sixty three looks. flowing gowns & short dresses allowed the collection to further define the lanvin aesthetic, as rich mustard yellow, deep sand & bold use of red & pink were seen in the collection palette. i loved the use of sheer as well as the designs seen for the collections bathing suits; this season was a lot more refined for lanvin. with the heavy ornamentation & dark wigs we’ve been seeing from the house, i was glad to see classic beauty & femininity restored for spring. that said, though classic elements exist, the lanvin label has managed to create it’s own design signature & elegantly so. the finale brought a group of black models down the runway, among them jourdan dunn & jeneil williams. overall, another strong direction & wonderful vision for spring, bright where needed & rich in tone. well done.

imagesource | vogue.fr