Tag Archives: donna karen

CFDA Adds A Slew Of New Members

New CFDA Member 2011From left: Charlotte Ronson, Eddie Borgo, Prabal Gurung, Olivier Theyskens, and Stacey Bendet.Photo: Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images, Dario Cantatore/Getty Images (2), Stephen Lovekin/Getty Image, Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images

The CFDA has invited a slew of designers to be members of the prestigious organization. The CFDA 2011 class is the largest since the first class in 1962. The organization’s 406 members will have a celebratory shindig thrown by Donna Karen. See the list of new members below.

Continue Reading

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.
http://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Michael+Kors+Runway+Fall+2010+MBFW+0S1QPs1YBwdl.jpg
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