Sunday, September 25, 2016

Salvatore Ferragamo Man F/W 16/17










Photos © Salvatore Ferragamo.

What an awesome, young and wearable menswear collection! It is definitely the most tasteful way of referencing the 70s this season. I love how Ferragamo menswear never loses it`s classical, Italian and refined aesthetics! Aside that, tweed is always a must have in fall / winter.

What are your favourite looks? Which looks would you wear yourself, Gentlemen?

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

The Top 10 Fall Shoes F/W 16/17

Burberry

Elie Saab

Marni

Roberto Cavalli

Michael Kors Collection

Missoni

Prada

Jil Sander Navy

Burberry

Roberto Cavalli

Photos are property of the respective brands.

What are your favourite fall shoes 2016?

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Season Favourite: Saint Laurent F/W 16/17 (La Collection de Paris) by Hedi Slimane











Photos © Saint Laurent.

I`m overwhelmed and ecstatic about Hedi Slimane`s MASTERPIECE of a collection for Saint Laurent! It is a truly parisienne collection, a new standart, a re-definition of contemporary french elegance and sophistication. Almost every look is a hommage to Yves Saint Laurent`s iconic looks. 
I longed for this collection since Hedi started designing Saint Laurent. He finally (and successfully) merged his own, edgy Grunge Rock-aesthetics with the sharp, dominant and classical elegant aesthetics of monsieur Laurent`s Helmut Newtonesque femme fatales! I am so happy and relieved Slimane finally paid tribute to the grand master - without compromising his own signature style.

Bravo, monsieur Slimane, BRAVO!

How do you like the collection?

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Prada F/W 16/17 Ad Campaign by Steven Meisel


Prada unveils its seasonal campaign for the Fall/Winter 2016 Womenswear collection by Steven Meisel featuring twenty-seven top models set against multiple artificial backgrounds. The campaign introduces Miuccia Prada’s highly regarded collection that takes as its subject the current cultural bricolage where every code, every style, every fragment in fashion history, and every personal experience, is equally present and available to the designer.


The ensembles juxtapose radically divergent shards of silhouette, materiality, technique, and accessories in exuberant compositions: prints, argyles, lames, quilting, heavy knits, brocade, nylon, illustration, leather, satin, velvet, all have their place.


Presented as a series of rough collages, the campaign evokes the deeply human – and inexorably feminine – nature of Prada’s eclectic collection. The designer depicts a woman’s identity as conundrum, an intersection of overlapping and interdependent systems. Every woman carries on her body fragments of her own history, her experiences, her loves, her tragedies.


These various references accrue with time, with age, with knowledge, so that each woman is an ineffable agglomeration of the symbols and indices of her personal journey. Such symbols find parallels in the simultaneously restrictive and liberating clichés of the feminine wardrobe: dress, corset, belt, garter, brassiere, high heel. In dressing each morning, a woman recomposes her unique collage of a life. Therein lies her strength.


By generalizing the message over twenty-seven different models – there is no single face – Prada enacts her theory of individualization. Each body reorders the elements of the collection in a singular way. The models are placed against randomized backgrounds that suggest a radical insouciance.


The settings are interchangeable, indicated by the placelessness of landscapes. The scenery ends abruptly, the edges clearly exposed: day and night collide; desert and seascape occupy the same conceptual space. As the woman roams through the world she carries her stories on her back. In the end, place is unimportant, the narrative only coheres on the body itself. The woman is the site.

Photos © Prada.

How do you like the ad campaign?

Saturday, September 10, 2016

The Top 10 Fall Dresses F/W 16/17

Elie Saab

Etro

Prada

Roberto Cavalli

Vera Wang Collection

Saint Laurent

Jenny Packham

Burberry

Prada

Michael Kors Collection

Photos are property of the respective brands.

What is you favourite fall dress?