Area designers Piotrek Panszczyk and Beckett Fogg teamed up with Opening Ceremony for a minimalistic and very stylish 2015 capsule collection, buy or see that at Opening Ceremony
“Area is a design studio specializing in textile manipulation. Beckett, originally from Lexington, Kentucky, completed her undergraduate degree at The University of Virginia, where she studied Architectural Design with a concentration in Multi-disciplinary studies. Piotrek was born in Poland and raised in Holland, where he studied Fashion Design at the Artez Institute of the Arts, before working at Chloe in Paris. The designers met while pursuing their Masters in Fashion Design and Society at Parsons, where they overlapped for one year and found a similar aesthetic in their respective collections. Beckett went on to work at Calvin Klein Collection, and the designers then joined to begin work on area in 2013.” (read more at Area)
The Couture (for Spring 2015) show of Maison Margiela was designed by John Galliano. It truly was a wonderful show! See that HERE for yourself.
The garments were so wonderfully detailed, there was too much to see to describe. So we will stick with the faces he created (because we posted last week on fashion faces) (images via style.com)
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
Spring 2015 Prêt-à-Porter: Through the Magnifying Glass
Seen at several shows for Spring 2015; Huge detailing, which give a Do-It-Youself kind of feeling to the garments. The use of large square shaped pockets, huge eyelets, buttons etc. is of course most fun when used on a tiny mini frock to accentuate the exaggeration. The use of larger pockets as a stylistic device has been done a couple of seasons before at, for instance, Junya Watanabe for men, but this season they become more feminine.
Broderie Anglaise through the Magnifying Glass
Comme des Garcons
Broderie Anglaise done in a robust way. Again, with huge eyelets, large geometric- and floral shapes the size to fit a tablecloth more rather than you’d expect for a dress.
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.