Designer Peter Dundas channeled the lavish and youthful heyday of the house of Pucci with a bevy of midcentury-inspired pieces. His usual artisanal touches like ornate embroidery and tantalizing fringe came loaded with ’60s charm.
Sometimes Fashion Weeks present a singular theme and other times distinct contradictions. As customers, this gives us plenty of choice and options. Check out these cute spring offerings—it’s a sweeter, kitsch mood that’s lighthearted, decidedly girly and extremely fun!
Claudia is one fierce, leather-clad lady. Her accessories are to die for, from the Fendi heels to that fuzzy pom to her jaunty fedora. As we all know, the full skirt is the top cut of the season, and I love this leather version, which is feminine and edgy. Belts are making a huge comeback as well, and this statement number is calling my name!
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Highlights from yesterday’s shows: Southwest boho, candy-colored fluidity and sophisticated sex appeal were the primary themes at three family-helmed Italian houses (Etro, Missoni and Versace, respectively).
Milan switches pace with a luxury look down memory lane that features late-’60s and early-’70s inspired head-to-toe looks. Beautifully crafted hippy/folk vibes offer fluidity, fringe and patchwork. We’ve also seen a more ‘buttoned up’ and neat approach with new structures featuring heavy topstitching, patch pockets and eyelet lacing. Leather and suede rule in these sassy yet sophisticated interpretations of a favorite era.
Marie Elise stopped me in my tracks, no pun intended! She was crossing the tramway and just looked so effortlessly stunning that I felt compelled to take a quick snap. This outfit is totally “Milan” and simply chic. Her pastel blazer is a perfect relaxed fit and matches her printed trousers flawlessly. A textural top and clean white clutch tie it all together.
Can it really have been 30 years since Donna Karan launched the eponymous label that would go on to redefine urban luxury? As the famed fashion designer celebrates three successful decades, we’re more than a little in awe. She’s truly had quite the run.
Two of Karan’s sharp, utili-chic looks for fall 2014.
Here’s our roundup of the big ideas coming out of London! Catch our next post from Milan as the Fashion Week train rolls on.
1. Sheer Delight
As with NYFW, there is a lot of sheer and translucent layers—from pretty dresses to inserted panels.