I mentioned in a previous blog post my excitement about fashion week. My invite got lost in the mail (again). I love the beginning of the year because I get absolutely spammed with fashion week posts (my instagram is literally just models and designers). I love the theater of the shows and the complete looks styled by the houses. I know a lot of people think its over the top but haute couture isn’t about practicality. Not to mention you can break a look apart to make it more wearable (but why would you want to!?! Speaking of Haute Couture, pre-fall 2016 is also popping up.
But first Haute Couture in Paris. I’m still freaking out about the Chanel show. Chanel shows are always so intricate and lavish. The theater of their shows are mind-blowing. I love the fact they always have a concept or theme behind the show, this year being the doll house. The detailing at Chanel is always immaculate. One of the dresses (pictured below on Gigi Hadid) actually is made up of tiny pieces of wood dipped in black dye. What I loved the most though was the makeup and hair. It reminded me immediately of Star Wars (which I love). I’m dying to try out the makeup (minus the bottom line of eyeliner). If only I had enough hair (or a wig?) to wear that bun!
By Yannis Vlamos on Vogue
I’m also loving Fall 2016 Prada, particularly the menswear show. In recent years they’ve started including female models in these shows (Balmain being a prime example). While there are only a few looks to chose from I’ve been transfixed by the accessories. Now I’m not sure whether those are pants or tights or what but they’re cool. Seriously cool. And that’s all that matters. Those argyle sock/pants with those velvet shoes are amazing. While it seems like you’d need to be brave to wear them as pants, imagine it with a tight high necked sleeveless black leather dress with a stitching detail (very descriptive, I know).
By Monica Feudi on Vogue
I feel like I could literally go on forever with this post but I’m going to try and keep it short. So lastly, Balmain. Olivier Rousteing becoming the creative director of Balmain was genius. I’ve had a bit of a crush on Balmain for a while. I think its the tailored suits and embellished mini dresses. But what first made me fall in love with Balmain was a pair of leather pants with gold zips everywhere. They were so perfect, but unfortunately very out of my price range as 15 year old. I am still on the hunt for the perfect pair of leather pants. I think one of my favorite things about Balmain is the concept of the brand. The Balmain women is un-apologetically powerful, sexy and unafraid. I think Rousteing completely and utterly understands this and celebrates it. This collection highlights the strength in femininity, using elements like feathers, ruffles, beading and tassels. All are associated with feminine fashion however this collection also makes it tough (AKA really bad ass).
By AJ Numan on Vogue
I could have also gone on about Versace (the suits, my god.), Barbara Bui (leather pants!) and Roberto Cavalli (Peter Dundas can do no wrong) but I thought I’d just show you some of my stand outs (I seriously lost track of time researching and writing this!). Anyways I’m off – things to do and places to be (and leather pants to find)!