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.
Factory Girl was one term. Superstar is the other, and she is the Girl for whom that term was coined. It was a term that attempted to contain all the things she was – dazzling, luminous, exuding a kind of … what? Something that no one else had or had even thought of. She was It. Everything was brighter and better in her presence. She was girl on fire.
Meet: Suzanne Boyd – powerhouse, creator and editor in chief of Zoomer magazine, which articulates the vibrant new reality of life at age 45+; business woman; friend; mentor; fashion influencer.
What’s modern today? Pared-down silhouettes, simple and clean yet exuding the drama that befits the strength of the woman wearing them. The modern woman is drawn to the ease, simplicity and lean lines of dresses – a full look without the fuss, comfortable without looking “relaxed” or undone.
Every woman’s work life requires those classic, nearly standard elements of the careerist’s wardrobe – a strong suit, something chic yet comfortable enough for long days, a spark of the unexpected to keep things interesting.
The shift in season from summer to fall serves as the impulse to move from a riot of heat, colour, dazzle to something cool, refined, considered. It’s a clean slate – pared down to polished essentials and modern lines so there is room for the woman in the clothes to be at the forefront, her […]
A space should reflect the aesthetic of the brand, and when it’s brilliant it will also elevate and extend its expression. Céline creative director Phoebe Philo transformed the Hotel Colbert de Torcy into a spacial depiction of her vision, creating something dramatic in its simplicity, striking for the use of noble materials and enhancements […]
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 — […]
Marcela Guttiérez colourful take on Céline’s Fall 2014 collection for Interview Germany.