The best part of fashion week (month) is that it actually comes to an end. It’s hard to believe but after 28 days of fashion overload and literally making me sick on the last day (coincidence?) it’s finally over. The trends to study and endless shopping lists are perpetual; however now it’s easier to examine the Paris Fashion Week street style, which seemed like it’s never going to come to a close. Get your moodboards and yellow legal pads out, time to take notes: I already have the oxfords (look alikes) above so one down, a million to go!
I have the utmost respect for people who are good at their job. So good that it makes you think it’s doable, it’s easy, so much that if you try it, you’ll probably nail it. Pardon moi for the language but nail it my ass, those people are the ones who actually work the hardest and achieve the unattainable – a collection that looks so comfortable and unfettered it’s hard not to want to be in it. Or on it. Maybe even near it. I’m pretty sure just touching it will offer a level of serenity. I want to pull a Marlon Brando (A Streetcar Named Desire) and yell out Steelllaaaa!!
There is one thing I know for sure about new collections: I will like fall/winter season better than spring/summer season. This rule applies for every brand, with just a single exception of Céline. Don’t get me wrong, I love Céline’s f/w collections much as the other ones but Phoebe Philo is the only designer who can make me appreciate dressing less and dressing down. With details like flocculent hems, shoulder slits, waist holes, minimal use of clashing colors, unexpected button moves, “arm” pockets and even more experted belting skills - she brings the surprise back in surprise factor of a one piece clothing.
Among hundreds of trends swooping down on us from S/S 2015 runways like sperms reaching out for the ovary, this caught my attention the most because, well, it’s about shoes. From Rochas to Simone Rocha, Sharon Wauchob to Dries Van Noten; it’s all about feathers, confetti straps or leather fringes. Another way to get your feet in the mood for spring is satin knots, thanks to Cédric Charlier and No.21 – a rather saner option.
The title stands for how Milano – with its heritage obsessed brands, posh but always kinda dull aura and super classic safe street style choices – reminds me of advanced style. Privilegedly excluding Marni, Jil Sander, Prada and some young brands like No21 and MSGM – Milano has unfortunately became a far less inspirational fashion capital over the years for me. Luckily, there is still a street style scene worthy of a hope to be cherished. 60 best looks from Milano Fashion Week to feed your sartorial appetite.
Yesterday I was about to make a post about Jil Sander SS15, but a voice inside of me – since I don’t like to publish back to back posts of the same topic – warned me to wait. It said “Marni show is tomorrow, don’t do anything hasty before seeing it, afterall, it’s always your favorite”. I listened to my gut and was awarded with one of the best collections of SS15 so far. A much too entertaining rendition of far east inspiration, starting with minimal cuts but with a finale adorned with unapologetic beads and pleats was showcased in a fairy land called Marni Flower Market. That skirt, up there, is my ultimate flower market.