Posts Tagged ‘Marni’

Pretty Girls, Ugly Shoes

June 23, 2014

This season’s breakout trend isn’t about skirt lengths, or a specific color. It isn’t about making your legs look longer, or your waist look smaller. Dare we say, it may be rooted in comfort?

Designers across the globe showed low heeled shoes for spring, many inspired by some of the ugliest, yet most comfortable shoes on the planet. Birkenstocks are turning up everywhere this summer, and some of the most well-heeled ladies are opting for these clumsy looking sandals usually associated with tree huggers and kibbutz workers.

Check out these beauties in Birkenstocks:

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Eva Chen’s daily accessory selfie: A high/ low mix of Chanel and a Birkenstocks.

Tevas are coming in as a close second, with these Prada versions taking the runway by storm:

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Marni took the shoe to new heights with this chic platform version:

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It wasn’t long before they hit the streets:

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Just last week, Lucky magazine’s influential editor in chief Eva Chen showed these beauties on instagram:

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Stay tuned…those fluffy slippers could be next!

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Pump Up the Volume

October 10, 2013

Hold onto your skinny jeans because full fluid pants are making a comeback for Spring 2014.

High waisted trousers with lots of volume hit the runways this season, paired with the simplest of tops. No need to wait for spring to pump up the volume. Wear this look for fall with a soft blouse of fine gauge turtleneck, to get a jump on the trend.

Marni showed wide legged grey trousers with simple black sweater.

Marni

Marni

Paul Smith rolls it up with easy paper bag waisted pants and a contrasting coat.

Paul Smith

Paul Smith

Araks crops their fluid pants and pairs it with feminine layers.

Araks

Araks

Michael Kors goes long and louche with his easy white trousers and fine gauge turtleneck.

Michael Kors

Michael Kors

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Biker Chic

March 20, 2013

Biker influences were all over the Fall 2013 runways this season. From takes on the classic Perfecto motorcycle jacket in black leather, to the loosely interpreted hybrids, it seems biker chic is a trend to watch.

Sacai was a much buzzed about collection during Paris fashion week. Designer Chitose Abe merged familiar elements with one another to create unique versions of fall favorites. The teal double-breasted princess coat with an inset leather front bearing classic motorcycle jacket details is a feminine and modern twist on the expected.

Sacai

Sacai

Consuelo Castiglioni took an austere approach at Marni this season, showing strict cuts and angular silhouettes. Her woolen coatdresses utilized the asymmetry and zipper details associated with the classic motorcycle jacket. Low slung belts and shiny boots completed the look.

Marni

Marni

Joseph Altuzarra layered a shrunken vinyl biker jacket over a trench coat, and worked the fabric into body con dresses for his eponymous collection. Both vinyl and leather were skillfully manipulated with other fabrics to create a young, sexy collection with lots of street cred.

Altuzarra

Altuzarra

Phillip Lim cited “girlfriends of bikers” as his inspiration for the season. His edgy collection was filled with motorcycle references, including zippers, asymmetry and channel quilting, often on leather. He softened and feminized the look, opting for softer colors and mixing it with more fluid fabrics.

Phillip Lim

Phillip Lim

Junya Watanabe took the classic Perfecto jacket on a journey, as he mixed it with plaids, tweeds and denim to create a collection of punk inspired clothing with a thrift shop vibe.

Junya Watanabe

Junya Watanabe

At Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld stepped away from the fur just long enough to craft a cobalt blue leather motorcycle jacket with a high-low hemline. Layered over a white dress with thigh high slits, and shown with contrasting hot pants and over-the-knee stockings, the jacket added an urban air of sophistication to the look.

Fendi

Fendi

Etro, the Italian house known for its rich paisley patterns and luxe fabrications, got on the biker bandwagon, showing long and lean leather pieces over plaid. The double layer effects and fur trim, added a sleek modern air to the collection.

Etro

Etro

Highly hyped designer Fausto Puglisi mixed two of the season’s biggest trends: biker and plaid, in his mixed media jacket. Paying homage to the upcoming Met Costume Institute’s show entitled “Punk: Chaos to Couture”, Puglisi managed to make the obvious look new and exciting. By combining his motorcycle details with tartan, as well as crystal and metal embellishments, he rebelled against the expected, creating his own style revolution.

Fausto Puglisi

Fausto Puglisi

Photos: MCV photos courtesy of Fashionista Cafe

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Photo Finish

February 27, 2013

Photographic prints in black and white are taking the Fall runways by a storm this season. From street scenes to faces, these photo-realistic scenes provide the perfect landscape for sculpted dresses, shapely skirts and fluid blouses.

 

Marni’s forest print, with a criss-crossed fur neck piece :

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Marni

Ports 1961 mixed tweed with photo-real flowers for a turtleneck dress:

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Ports 1961

Mary Kataranzou’s street scenes lent themselves beautifully to her modernist dresses:

Mary Kataranzou

Mary Kataranzou

Silhouettes of trees on a sheer white blouse at Maria Grachvogel:

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Maria Grachvogel

A collage of head shots adorn a pencil skirt at Frankie Morello:

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Frankie Morello

Antonio Marras masterfully blends flower gardens with modern art, for a tromp l’oeil effect:

Antonio Marras

Antonio Marras

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