Designers on the Rise: Mother of Pearl
Combine sporty styles with artsy prints and you get UK’s Mother of Pearl. Luxury fabrics are flourished with designs borrowed from artists such as Fred Tomaselli, Keith Tyson, and Gary Hume, and many of the looks are punctuated with athletic hi-top sneakers. The silhouettes range from retro peplums and trumpet skirts to downtown-friendly tank tops and harem-ish pants. Even the label’s take on eveningwear remains fun with printed maxi dresses and tough wedges. With its unique approach and one-of-a-kind style, Mother of Pearl is definitely a name to watch. Check out the video below to hear more about Creative Director Maia Norman and Head Designer Amy Powney, and visit Style.com to see the recent collections in their entirety.
Moda Maschile: Menswear Styles in Milan
Milan is one of the fashion capitals of the world and home to some of the most stylish men. Menswear in Milan is all about the traditional, with excellently tailored silhouettes and beautiful suits dominating street style.
Men in Milan aren’t afraid of color, with beautiful jewel tones being mixed with light neutrals.
Accessorizing is also important; a simple hat, pocket square or chic bag can set an outfit apart from the crowd.
Another trend is prints. Men in Milan aren’t afraid to wear printed pants with a great trench for a fashion-forward look.
One thing is certain: men in Milan sure know how to dress! What are some of your favorite menswear trends?
1920s Inspiration Brings Glamour to Spring Style!
Spring is right around the corner and there are so many amazing trends to look forward to in the next few months! One trend I am particularly excited about is the 1920s inspiration. In the 1920s, fashion entered the modern era. Women broke free from the constricting garments of centuries past and chose to wear comfortable clothes, including shorts and trousers. Fashion was heavily influenced by art and art deco-inspired garments became hugely popular. Because comfort was key, simple shift dresses accessorized with cloche hats and long necklaces became a signature outfit for many women in the 1920s. From flapper dresses to cloche hats, the Gatsby-girl look was all over the Spring 2012 runways.
Geometric shapes, shiny metallics and dramatic prints brought some flavor to Gucci’s collection.
Marchesa was all about the fringe, as several flapper-esque dresses with gorgeous beading graced the runway.
Marc Jacobs put a modern spin on the 1920s aesthetic by using unconventional materials like plastic and glass to make feathers, ruffles and other accents.
With beautiful silk shifts, menswear-inspired looks and art deco accents, Ralph Lauren’s collection captured the luxurious feel of the 1920s.
The 1920s are back and taking over Spring fashion! I’m looking forward to seeing flattering drop waist silhouettes, gorgeous beading and amazing menswear-inspired looks this Spring.
What do you think of the 1920s inspiration for Spring?