At the Summer shows for 2015 there was a lot of body to be seen through the sheer layers of fabric. Nothing new we hear you say; No, agreed, the use of transparent fabrics aren’t new, but the shape they come in this season are; they are extravagant in a romantic way. (Mind you, these are no brides you see below!) The designers did go wild with their imagination and used tons of fabric to create over-the-top, floor-lenght dresses for us to strut on the streets next Summer.
Vanessa Bruno/ Chloe
Covered from top to toe in Lace. Lace is still going strong on the runways, has been since Winter 2011. Romantic at Zimmerman. Jumpsuits at Ungaro. Unfinished lace punk at Yamamoto. We also noticed models to be covered in Broderie Anglaise, which is less transparent but from the same romantic family as lace: >see that HERE on this blog
Netting at Veronique Leroy
Taking it to extremes with netted-like fabrics and embellishments. To-the-office netting at Leroy, Oversized at Balenciaga and Anrealage. Alberta Ferretti took it to the next level using extra embellishment to create an über-garden-fence-dress
Sheer stripes at Dries van Noten
Sheer stripes at John Galliano
Sheer dots at Maison Rabih Kayrouz
Color Block at Valentino
Sheer beauty with striped layering at Dries van Noten. Accessible dots and stripes at Galliano and Maison Rabih Kayrouz. Color-blocking with ruching at Valentino
Seeing Native American Girls on the runway for Spring 2015 is a bit of a surprise, but maybe a logical one when reminiscing the exuberant use of feathers last season. Don’t dig to deep when re-creating this theme to your own style; Next to the use of the obvious feathers we see (Native American) ingredients such as fringes, abstract prints and short leather dresses. That’s exactly what they worked with at Etro: You have your poncho, the fringes and the moccasins completing a look we know from Isabel Marant in her earlier days. Fendi created a more abstract clean-cut vision, they sliced fabric to create fringes. Without the styling these garments aren’t “Native American” anymore. Same goes for Giambatista Valli, they put the Native American Girl in a sixties time-warp and dressed her in white. To conclude this story we must mention the fringes again, there were a lot them at different shows. Mostly used with a retro seventies vibe for short skirts, dresses and accessories. (all images via style.com)Presto! your color-card for this theme.
The Marc by Marc Jacobs Bags for Spring 2015 were obviously inspired by the Toot-a-Loop radio introduced by Panasonic in 1972. Hmm…. maybe we want a vintage toot-a-loot more than the bag. No, we need both! (images via bramdamman / goretrol)
Recapping Fashion Trends by Mimi Berlin, noticed on the runway shows for Fall 2014: Neatly organized so you won’t miss out on any story! Just click on the title to go to the full posts on this blog. xoxo Mimi Berlin
Butterfly Patterns in Fashion; The butterfly theme started at the Jean Paul Gaultier Couture Show for Spring 2014. All outfits had something to do with the little, colorful insect. Hats, prints, shapes you name it, Mr Gaultier had turned it into a butterfly. At Valentino designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli also used the butterfly as an inspiration source, well into the Pre-Fall season of 2014. At the Fall 2014 shows the butterfly was seen at Valentino, Givenchy and Les Copains
About the butterfly: “A butterfly is a mainly day-flying insect of the order Lepidoptera, which includes the butterflies and moths. Like other holometabolous insects, the butterfly’s life cycle consists of four parts: egg, larva, pupa and adult. Most species are diurnal. Butterflies have large, often brightly coloured wings, and conspicuous, fluttering flight. Butterflies comprise the true butterflies (superfamily Papilionoidea), the skippers (superfamily Hesperioidea) and the moth-butterflies (superfamily Hedyloidea). All the many other families within the Lepidoptera are referred to as moths. The earliest known butterfly fossils date to the mid Eocene epoch, 40–50 million years ago. Butterflies exhibit polymorphism, mimicry and aposematism. Some, like the Monarch, will migrate over long distances. Some butterflies have evolved symbiotic and parasitic relationships with social insects such as ants. Some species are pests because in their larval stages they can damage domestic crops or trees; however, some species are agents of pollination of some plants, and caterpillars of a few butterflies (e.g., Harvesters) eat harmful insects. Culturally, butterflies are a popular motif in the visual and literary arts.” and in fashion…(via)