There are 2 trends that I prefer to ignore coming season:
1. the exaggerated broad shoulders as seen on the Balmain catwalk and
2. the cropped tops showing off the midriff.
The first one makes me think too much of the “epaulettes” in the eighties and the second one of my party clubbing years in the nineties when I could carry this off…
No award show goes by without the mini-me versions from Toddlewood popping up just a few days later. It’s a mystery to me how they re-create all these gowns in such a short amount of time. The mini red carpet of the recent Grammy Awards is just too cute for words! Little Adele just stole my heart and what about the super cool Sean Paul…
Pictures from Tricia Messeroux – Toddlewood project.
That doesn’t come as a surprise, but the whites we saw on the catwalk had lots of sheer, cut-outs or appliqués. Go for white with a twist like we saw at Stella Mc Cartney, Alexander Wang or Jil Sander!Alexander Wang, Stella McCartney, Valentino
Vera Wang, Prada, Jil Sander, Elie Saab
Not your typical summer colour, but the power dressing from this winter had its influence on the spring collections. Leather is still popular, but also here lots of sheer and cut-outs. The most “black” collection was definitely the one from Hedi Slimane for Saint Laurent.Alexander Wang, Lanvin, Ralph Lauren,
Ann Demeulemeester, Emilio Pucci, Marc Jacobs, Saint Laurent
THE trend for the season is B/W in many different combinations, but my favorite is definitely what Marc Jacobs showed at Louis Vuitton. Monochrome is the magic word, in stripes or squares, frills or hula-hoop bags. The choice is yours.Louis Vuitton, Balmain, Calvin Klein,
Michael Kors, Balenciaga, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel