When fashion is the language that expresses character and individual style, options abound for gifts that will accentuate, embellish, add that extra bit of wit and drama. Individual offerings must be selected, or hinted, with care and attention. The quest is for that perfect piece to elevate a look into something iconic, something that underscores the strength and passion of the woman beneath.
A slight chill in the air signals a shift in mood, moving away from summer’s airy fabrics and spacious shapes and offering instead structure, substance, heft.
We recently caught up with one of the PR industry’s powerhouses for a quick whirl through her wardrobe plans for fall, her gala and festival survival tips, and the inside story on her style.
As summer begins to fade and fall eases in, transitional dressing becomes paramount. The season’s ambiguity calls for thoughtful staples, fabrics light enough to layer, and pieces that maintain the ease and comfort we’ve welcomed all summer.
No period of fashion elevated the strength and power of the female form quite like the 1980’s. Oscillating between feminine and fetish, designers have resurrected the decade’s modus operandi for summer 2017.
There is a seismic shift in the way the modern woman wants to appear in the world. Her version of strength comes from within and is translated into powerful shapes that allow her to keep her secrets to herself, and to measure what she wants the outside world to know.
Resort is that in-between season that predicts spring and summer fashion but occurs just as winter hits its greyest; it is a perfect harbinger of what to wear in the sunshine to come or on those necessary vacation get-aways.
This is the moment in the year — of the mad dash to accomplish the work of the day which then slides into the celebrations, the parties, the demands and the desires of the season.
Forget about dressing for day or night, this season the decadent treatment applies to any occasion. Fall’s nod to the 80’s is redirecting a new wave of opulence – pairing lavish tapestry with exotic layers and making masculine shapes sensual.
As soon as there is a slight chill in the air our thoughts turn to tucking in – wrapping ourselves in great coats and cashmere, spending time in cozy company, dinner parties, slow cooking, great cocktails and conversation.
As the season shifts from heat and light to something more toned-down, the attitude toward clothing and style shifts, too. Summer’s brights and patterns give way to a more muted palette, softer fabrics, more body-defining shapes that speak of warmth and a coziness that is nonetheless sophisticated, elegant and strong.
Haider Ackermann tends to let colour and fluid shape tell the story but this season, riotous pattern and texture take precedence in curiously wearable extravagances and deliciously louche asymmetrically-slung pieces that look both “bohemian artist” and “timeless classic”.
Context, we are told, is everything. And so it was when we slipped behind the scenes and visited the place where it all happens, the old world atelier where creativity and craft come together for Maison Margiela. The space has history and even those areas meant purely for utility – a staircase, a closet — […]