For her Fall 2014 collection, Monique Lhuillier gave her designs a darker edge, describing it as "A bold, dramatic twist."
To achieve that, she incorporated the skull - however, Lhuillier's skulls are so subtle, one would have to be told they were there to spot them. Upon closer look, they can be seen in the embroidery of a gold lace bolero, as well as a lace-and-tulle mini. The skull design was more obvious on a digitally printed neoprene dress. The rendering wasn't great, but the silhouette was.
Christian Siriano's fall 2014 collection was an homage to the mid-century model. The silhouettes were culture-inspired and looked as if they were plucked out of Irving Penn's photos.
Siriano didn't reach far beyond his initial reference, but it was hard not to like the clothes. The result: he executed it better than in past seasons. "I still want her to looked dressed," he said of the oversize eyelet tops and tea-length skirts.
Prabal Gurung bids the 1950s goodbye by producing a more contemplative collection. His models were decked in scarves and pashmina wraps high around their necks, and ankle straps on their heels that jingled softly with tiny bells.
Just in time for New York Fashion Week, a new exhibit examines the sources of fashion trends for the past two centuries.
Trend-ology, an exhibit at the Museum of FIT, goes through a decade-by-decade chronology, featuring 100 glorious ensembles from brands like Christian Dior, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, Rodarte, and Christian Lacroix, along with other highlights of the biggest fashion trends throughout the years.
Louis Vuitton is set to launch its third collection of artist scarves for 2014 spring/summer. The collection looks to the house's affinity for street up with Chilean artist INTI's work and Brooklyn based pop artist Kenny Scharf.
Shot by photographer Miles Aldridge, the new Agent Provocateur Spring/Summer 2014 campaign seems to have been inspired by idea of the perfect "Stepford Wife." The eye popping collection features plenty of saturated hues, peekaboo lace, girly gingham, intricate embroidery and slinky knee high splits. Available now over at Agent Provocateur.
We’ve got our eye on Saint Laurent's Classic Tribute Sandal this month. Its design is timeless and it’s a fashion lover’s closet must-have. The Tribute Sandal is popular, and celebrities love it so much that the shoe even earned the title of being a ubiquitous “go-to red carpet shoe”
Vogue has dubbed Lena Dunham "The New Queen of Comedy." In fact, they've said it on their February cover, which is graced by Dunham.
Dunham was lensed by Annie Leibovitz, and in the magazine she discusses her ongoing attempts at depicting realistic sexual experiences on screen, which includes plenty of nudity. She also explained how much she knows about fashion, and how different her body is from the stereotypical fashion fare:
The Los Angeles-based brand presents the latest lookbook for their Spring/Summer 2014 collection. Shot by photographer Mark Hunter, each page features gorgeous gals Emma Stern Nielson, Svea Kloosterhoff and Mathilde Brandi strutting a pose while looking super laid-back. The collection can be found via Wildfox’s online shop.
The British singer and actress is busy designing a collection for adidas Originals. Previous celebrity collaborators have included the likes David Beckham, Jeremy Scott and Kanye West. Stay tuned for more updates on this new partnership.
Some women, seeking renewal, turn to exercise; they buy gym memberships and yoga mats, and alter their lifestyles. Other women, however, turn to clothes: their new beginnings are rediscovered in plunging jackets, high-high boots, and a splash of Roja Parfums Danger.
The new year is coming up and fast. It’s time to make yet another new year’s resolution list. What will yours be?
Thinking of new year resolutions is a reflective time for everyone. But you can also have fun, and look forward to pampering yourself once in awhile. In the midst of jotting down our own resolutions, we decided to include a new year bag resolution list of bags we’re looking forward to seeing (and owning) in 2014!
Rihanna Instagrammed a few shots of herself in the Balmain Spring/Summer 2014 campaign, writing "Guess who's the new BALMAIN Woman???!!!!!!!#BALMAIN#MommaImadeIt#CaribbeanGalRunTing."
The pop star has been wearing Balmain for years, and has attended the label's Paris Fashion Week shows since 2009. According to Vogue, creative director Olivier Rousteing said, "In front of the camera, she makes you feel like she is the only girl in the world," making a Rihanna reference. "When the woman that inspires you wears your creations, your vision feels complete."
The R&B songstress has just been announced as the face of Givenchy‘s upcoming campaign for Spring 2014. Badu is regarded by Creative Director Ricardo Tisci as a fashion icon, and also as one of the most stylish women that he’s ever met. "Erykah, she's an icon — come on!" said Tisci in an accompanying interview, adding that he had the singer in mind when designing the collection. "She's one of the most stylish women I've met in my life. She's got such a good sense of proportion, of colors."[Style.com]
It's the season to be raunchy, and British lingerie brand Agent Provocateur has just the solution to get you in the mood. This very festive photo series from their new Soirée collection features models Marlijn Hoek and Cindy Bruna looking divine while dressed in all sorts of intricate patterns and details. The collection can be ordered via Agent Provocateur’s online shop.