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Chloe Spring 2013 at MBFW SWIM 2013

When I got the email yesterday that they were going to show the Chloe Spring 2013, I knew I had to get my Miami correspondent down there. The show looked absolutely gorgeous! My personal faves were the maxi skirt and off the shoulder white tee combos. That is something I can totally try now. I can’t wait!

Fashion Week Proves Sexy Is Back In!

Dressing up like your boyfriend is soooooo last season people. Thank goodness, the masculinity meets femininity trend is fading and girls and starting to dress like girls again. What I discovered from viewing several fashion collections throughout the month is that many designers are bringin’ sexy back and I’m loving it. Derek Lam, Chloé and Nicolas Andreas Taralis are just a few  designers that have traded the ultra baggy looks for structured, feminine silhouettes with revealing necklines or human flesh. My personal favorite is structured, sexy tops and bottoms with a bit of flare and edge. So lets bring in the sexy for the spring next year. Who’s daring enough to pull it off?

Nicolas Andreas Taralis in Paris

Chloé in Paris

Derek Lam in NYC

 

Images via LATimes

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European Fashion Trends – Fall/ Winter Collections 2010/2011 Part 1

Soon, fall will replace summer. Many fashionistas are curious about which trends the new fall/winter collections will reveal. For all those who cannot wait any longer, I started to research a little bit about this season’s fashion trends in Europe, and this is what I discovered.

According to the motto “opposites attract”, this fall is a multifaceted mix of draperies, patterns and styles. Traditional costumes get suitable for everyday use, minimalism gets reduced to the maximum and sweet school girl outfits coexist with vintage suits à la Wall Street. The 80’s masculinity meets the charming fifties, and rock star outfits are commingled with baronial glam to a baroque mix.

1st trend: Minimalistic chic

Derivation

With its seeds in art and architecture, this trend traces back to the German Bauhaus era of 1919. The principle “Reduce to the max” adverts to reclaim clean lines and simplicity over an excess of ornaments. Later, it made its way as a mindset in fashion in the 30s with Marlene Dietrich as an outrider. Today, minimalism is an inherent part of the fashion scene.

Look

This mindset alludes to the basics. Imaginative shapes displace colourful prints. Brands like Chloé or Michael Kors tend to use fawn or shades of brown which can be variegated.


http://www.tenderenk.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/chloe-2010-2011-k%C4%B1s-reklam-3.jpg

Michael Kors runway look leads us to the next fall/winter trend.
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2nd trend: wool & shag / Norwegian style

Derivation:

Believe me or not, but this trend emerged due to the English royal dynasty. In 1922, the Prince of Wales wore a pullover with a Norwegian style on a golf tournament and made it socially accepted. In ancient times, the colourful patterns had a certain symbolic meaning: Mainly, they were worn by fishermen or peasants and were a distinctive mark of families or counties.

Look:

This season, wool cardigans and pullovers are extremely casual, but debonair. Whether  you like trumpet sleeves or Norwegian pullovers, this year fall gets inspired by Nordic patterns.

Really in: Woollen costumes with elegant pencils skirts (combined with lace at the runway shows of Dolce & Gabbana). Another winterly eye-catcher: Flashy colourful stripes.

http://www.nordicsweater.com/2010/06/nordic-pieces-showed-up-in-dg/

Woolen look by Donna Karan

http://getthelook.imnotobsessed.com/product/image/37e13b6804/donna-karan-collection-wool-cashmere-cardigan.jpeg

-Sabrina La Belle Fleurie