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13 is considered unlucky for most people. But Viktor & Rolf are definitely not most people. The Dutch purveyors of humor luxe are returning to the couture runways tomorrow after a 13-year absence, and if you were hoping to cast your eyes over the collection before deciding which of the 20 dresses to spend your entire family’s life savings on, your options are now sliced in half.
Cute! Anna Wintour took her daughter Bee Shaffer along to Giambattista Valli’s presentation at the Grand Palais yesterday, and they both wore matching stripes and peep toes. Anna accessorized hers with a very convincing smile. Bee looked relatively entertained, only sulking at her iPhone for a brief moment because ughhh haute couture and Paris and stuff.
Floppy sunhats and beanies? So last season. It’s all about hats made from human hair now, so you better put any drastic haircut thoughts on the backburner – you don’t want to be limiting your options.
One of the best things about a Chanel show is seeing how Karl reinvents the Grand Palais. A giant gold lion? A luxe Mumbai banquet? A looming globe? All things he’s done in the past, but for Chanel’s Fall 2013 Haute Couture show he just decided to tear the whole thing up dystopian fiction style and chuck in a whole bunch of rubble, because that’s how the Kaiser rolls.
Given that it’s late afternoon on a rainy Tuesday, we’re feeling particularly susceptible to jealousy right now, so the front rows of Haute Couture Fashion Week in Paris are a big ol’ kick in the face that just hurts so damn good. Sure the shows themselves are providing plenty to rave about. Multi-media modeling, high-octane colors and NAOMI FREAKIN’ CAMPBELL — but it’s who’s occupying the prime seats that we want to see.
Tim Blanks has already deemed it “Unlike any other couture show I have seen,” but we’re equally spellbound by the looks on stars like Jennifer Lawrence and Anna Dello Russo just showing up outside.
It’s been another hard day in the office for the Styleite team thanks to Milan Fashion Week. What a chore, browsing through photos upon photos of chiseled dudes sporting tans, tattoos and new-season Prada.
Seems Heidi Slimane wants the best of both worlds. He privately showed his Resort 2014 collection earlier this month, à la Tom Ford, and now he’s internet-publishing it to the masses, à la Burberry. He’s getting pretty good at this internet thing considering he’s still pretty deep in the ‘90s as far as aesthetics go.
Fashion has long had a love affair with the Factory Girl, but Sarah Burton’s muse is a long way from the drug-fueled debauchery of 1960s New York City.
After seeing the bags from Gucci Men’s Spring 2014 ready-to-wear, we’re even less sympathetic to the murse-phobe’s plight. In fact, we’d take these crazy-chic carryalls off their undeserving hands before you could even say, “Grow a pair.”
Color us obsessed. It’s hard to not love the bold creations of Vivienne Westwood, but this particular collection is giving us more than one reason to scour our boyfriends’ closets.
Fashion is art, we know, but Raf Simons went extra literal when crafting the accessories for Christian Dior’s Fall 2013 collection. Andy Warhol’s spirit makes an appearance by way of the pop artist’s iconic shoes, sparkled on Lady Dior bags, and Simons plays with surrealist iconography like dreamy shapes, melted figures, and superstitious symbols (a black cat!).
Why fry under the spotlight when you can kick it as a backup dancer? And why trip over 15 feet of lace when you can get sloshed on champagne and flirt with hot waiters?
Are you sick of your boyfriend raiding your wardrobe? Don’t you wish he would just buy his own lace halter-necks and crop tops? Well find relief in this JW Anderson collection that nobody ever asked for!
Normally resort aims to get us out of the office and away from the computer screen. But who says you can’t take your technology to the beach? Christopher Kane doesn’t, and his Resort 2014 collection is a graphic tech-fest packing a 3D punch.
Remember Tom Ford’s grand secret fashion show, in which the models were all celebrities, and those lucky enough to attend the show were greeted with a laundry list of rules? Well, this might be the inspiration behind Phoebe Philo’s decision to keep her latest offerings under wraps. Yesterday, at the Céline Resort 2014 presentation, attendees were given firm instructions to keep their devices tucked away, which meant no tweets, mobile uploads, reviews or anything of the sort. Is there a method to her madness?
We understand that Riccardo Tisci has had his hands full. While designing multiple Givenchy collections, he’s taken on stagewear for Beyoncé and Rihanna, ballet costumes for the Opéra Garnier, as well as co-chaired the Met Gala — for which he designed many red carpet looks, including one infamous floral sofa dress for a very pregnant Kim Kardashian. So maybe we have to cut Tisci some slack with the news that the Givenchy will not hold its couture presentation next month. A
If Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Fendi’s Fall 2013 collection for Fendi was about in-your-face craftsmanship and bold color, their Resort 2014 collection was about how to soften all that energy while still letting all the craftsmanship shine through. Check out every single look over at PopSugar Fashion News.
To know Michael Kors is to know a very tanned man. Even during the February shows, his skin glows like a bright orange beacon backstage. On most, this would be, as they say, “not a good look,” but Kors has the sunny personality to back it up — plus, as he puts it, “Now that Valentino has retired…someone must wave the too tanned flag.” And wave it he does.
The Resort 2014 collections certainly warrant a closer look, right down to the very last detail. But it’s not just the never-ending supply of lightweight fabrics and vacation-ready pieces that make these collections ripe for Summer styling; it’s also the shoes, the bags, and the glittering jewels that do the bulk of the statement making.