By now I think most of you would've heard that Givenchy's guru - Ricardo Tisci - designed RiRi's outfits for her latest concert and I must say they are fly! Below would be a glimpse of the pieces from her Toronto tour kick-off.
Honestly I'm all drained out reviewing a ton of shows the past few days since I had a lot of backlog [thus the silence from my end for the past few weeks] but I had to just showcase Miu Miu as we close the FW2013 shows. Why is that you ask? Well, it's because of the sheer brilliance in being able to connect utility with whimsy which Miuccia Prada is well-accustomed to when it comes to her brand. See for yourself and you'll understand why.
It's such a playful collection showcasing a good mix of zipped-up parka styles, witchy striped tights and shoes, and a good dose of polka dots. Sounds like a mouthful? Well, it does but the way Miuccia has done it is with cleverness and precise measurement which made the collection feel ethereal yet modern and now.
CREDITS: Video from Miu Miu
Seems like Marc Jacons is pushing the boundaries of sleepwear this season with a seductive collection that befits the bedroom [and in Marc's opinion the streets during winter].
"Everything is about reaction, so we were thinking what we can do now after the geometry and no emotion of last season," describes Marc of his recent Louis Vuitton AW2013 collection. There are a ton of pieces that befits the boudoir - chemise dresses, slips in plaids and tweed and even that of lace. I just wonder how comfortable these pieces will be in the cold wintery season - maybe if you're a fan of this collection you'd be better of wearing them during fall. Looking at his collection this season, I think it's a means of cleansing his palette for what seemed to be countless seasons of sheer brilliance - a break of sorts. It's a very soft yet impactful collection, though I must say from the looks of it they're not that utilitarian which is needed from fall-winter pieces. I guess I'll reserve that judgment once I see the pieces for myself. For now though I think Marc is trying to show a more "grown-up" side to his design aesthetic - scrimping from the playful and outlandish designs he's more well-known for. Hmm...come to think of it, the concept for LV this season is playful and outlandish. Maybe he's doing it right after all eh?
CREDITS: Video from Vogue
Each season, the maestro of fashion - Karl Lagerfeld - transports us into a world that is purely Chanel. Each season he makes it a point to land a show that is completely unforgettable and this season he does just that. Welcome to PLANET CHANEL!
This show is a showcase of Chanel's imminent strength, power, position and status as a fashion powerhouse; aptly shown on the revolving globe with CC flags all over to show its worldwide prowess. And the AW2013 collection is no different. This has got to be one of my faves for autumn-winter if not THE BEST show IMHO. If only I had enough loot and the right weather to wear them, I would be sashaying in all Chanel next season - with those gorgeous high collars on tweed aviator coats, the chain-draped biker boots or the luscious combination of pink and black coats and even the fluffy pink and teal hats. Just sheer fashion perfection!
I think Lagerfeld is trying to make a statement that as the world is turning - so does he with his un-seemingly endless supply of ideas and collections at Chanel. And personally, I wouldn't want him to stop! He's a living artist and we need him to constantly feed us with his fashion art! After all, art helps make the world go round ;)
CREDITS: Video from Chanel
I am in love with Saint Laurent's debut SS2013 collection under the guidance of Hedi Slimane. I may have had my hesitations at first but honestly the SS2013 pieces are on top of my shopping list right now. Which is why it comes as a surprise that for FW2013, Hedi seems to have departed from the classic, elegant and edgy girl that came down the runways of spring.
This season, it seems he had a particular kind of girl in mind; and she's rocking just as much of the cool factor of rock gods and goddesses. She has the effortless feel of LA fashion and it seems as if you'll see these looks in Coachella as well. Seems like Hedi is trying to target the younger generation with this collection - likely targeting a new generation of Saint Laurent patrons. Personally, I'm not that much of a fan this season - well fine there are still pieces that I'm dying to have such as the tailored jackets or some of the biker jackets and shoes. But it's beginning to take on a whole new aesthetic and honestly I think it will push away a LOT of the traditional YSL lovers. I think what makes me uncomfortable is how much the collection is reminiscent of looks you'll see off Topshop. Ok ok, I'm not being snooty - I love the pieces from Topshop myself. It's just that I'm missing the Saint Laurent vibe [the unmistakeable elegance and class] in the pieces, which I think Hedi has brilliantly done in his spring-summer outing while staying true to his rebellious and edgy aesthetic. I'm hoping next SS2014 we see more of what he's done in SS2013 as I think he's hit the design sweet spot there that will keep current buyers happy and will bring new ones to the Saint Laurent fold.
CREDITS: Video from Vogue
A couple of words come to mind when I view this collection - strength and confidence. And this is exactly what designer Bill Gaytten wanted to present during his 3rd Galliano show. It was all about discipline. It was an interesting theme that played with the idea of control - and you'll see it across the staple pieces of Galliano designs such as in the draping, the bodycon, the embellishments and color palette. What I loved was the androgynous feel the collection had, much like what we saw from labels such as Lanvin. Definitely something I'll keep my beady fashion eyes out for this!
CREDITS: Video from Vogue
Mr. Tisci has finally created an AW2013 collection that seems to be filled with frilly fun. Veering away from convention, he created pieces that focused on shapes and prints taking inspiration from gypsies and of course men's clothing. Deconstruction was an overarching theme, which gave the pieces the Givenchy edge. Loved specifically the with fading florals and who can ignore the sweatshirts featuring none other than the loveable Bambi and shark jaws motifs - which the label is quite well-known for. I'm sure we'll see a lot of bloggers and fasioneistas alike clamoring for these pieces cum fall!
CREDITS: Video from FataleFashionIII
As you all know, I am one of the die hard Céline fans ever since LVMH star girl - Phoebe Philo - has taken over the fashion house. And this season, she goes and injects her magic yet again with a collection that lands a whole new layer of freshness, femininity and refinement to the AW2013 collections we've seen thus far.
For AW2013 Ms. Philo has taken the most mundane things and has elevated it to a level of elegance that is as high fashion as it can get. This season we see her craft shapes that are serene and I must say each piece of clothing seems so soft and comfortable. I am dying to own a coat from any of her collection as they evoke a timeless elegance that transcends seasons. Viewing it, you see the thinking behind each piece that sashayed down the runway and all in all it was considered yet oh so effortless. But that being said, it came across as unified - something only Philo is seemingly capable of doing. Love love love!
CREDITS: Video from ID Online Magazine