New Collections

Valentino en Blanc

Valentino en Blanc

Valentino White 42

Normally I’m not a fan of all white, not on one person nor on a lot of people at the same time. Especially the latter; I hate all white weddings, I hate White Sensation kind of events – my limit is the bride + bridesmaids and that’s it. However the latest Valentino “Sala Bianca” couture collection that was presented in New York last week as a celebration of the original Valentino’s early, 60’s-era collections gave a new meaning to white all together. You’d think that one simply can’t come up with 42 coherent white looks all more beautiful and lighter than the other but Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are no ordinary designers. After this I’d gladly welcome white as the new red for Valentino.

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3.1 Phillip Lim Pre-Fall 2015

3.1 Phillip Lim Pre-Fall 2015

3.1 Phillip Lim Prefall 2015

There has to be a reason why 3.1 Phillip Lim is the brand I post the most about, millions of reasons indeed. The impeccable hybrid of masculine and chic, elegant and urban, floaty and structural could be one; eccentric cuts and shapes may be the other while the fringe and frill game that never gets old can race to the top. However I think the best reason that makes 3.1 Phillip Lim this charming season after season is the affordable luxury and contemporary comfort it offers. But why am I talking, the collection itself tells the tale here.

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Stella McCartney Spring/Summer 2015

Stella McCartney SS2015 RTW 11I 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!!

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Céline Spring/Summer 2015

Céline Spring/Summer 2015

Céline SS2015 RTW 1There 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.

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Marni Spring/Summer 2015

Marni Spring/Summer 2015

Marni SS2015 RTW 44Yesterday 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.

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