Christian Dior has even caught onto the rise of rave culture. The pretigious fashion house featured vibrantly colored eyes adorned with colorful Swarvoski crystals in their Spring/Summer 2013 runway show and aptly named the theme, 'Techno Butterly.' The line premiered at Paris Fashion Week to techno beats provided by DJ Carl Craig.
The Spring 2013 collection featured a ton of bold colors and distinct fabrics. But it was the makeup, done to perfection by makeup artist, Pat McGrath, that really sparkled. The models donned luminous colored eyeshadows topped off with the crystals to add extra shimmer. Purples, oranges, blues, greens, and turquoises were swept across the whole eyelid making a thick winged-tip at the end. Finally, McGrath enhanced the the look with black eyeliner, black mascara and Swarovski in Capri Blue, Jacinth, Indian Pink, Aurore and Chrysolite.
This look is one that will stand out on any occasion especially to add that special touch to your Halloween costume this weekend!
We’re in no way talking Aloha inspired or tiki but seashell appliqués, chunks of coral for heels on hot stilettos, scuba-inspired trousers, fins as appliqués on jackets – the oceanic underworld seems to have captivated designers this season. The mermaid like looks are an ideal match for other haute trends expected to be seen come April like new powdery pastels, iridescent sheen and waves of ruffles. And, in terms of hit colors, also expect top designers to take a nod from the sea with all shades of rich blue hues from acqua to cobalt.
The Yves Saint Laurent Fall 2012 season marks the end of the era for the legendary fashion house. Stephano Pilati, the brand’s Creative Director of eight years presented his final collection for the label. Sophisticated sensuality radiated from the collection, but failed to suppress the dark and mournful undertone. Black set the heavy precedent for the collection, meeting deep garnet, plum, and evergreen hues. Tough, yet malleable leather appeared throughout the collection in broad shouldered tops, cropped pants, and collar and lapel details. Calla Lily accents added a breath of fresh femininity in various sized prints and brushed metal chokers—a profound choice for the season as the flower is not only the Roman symbol of lust, but also traditionally laid on graves of those who suffered an untimely death. The collection finished with stark white contrasts in a few separates and monochromatic looks. The silhouette was classic YSL; tailored with nipped waists emphasized with leather belts. Slinky, backless dress in chain mail of metal and rubber amped up the sex appeal along with extreme plunging necklines. We’re sad to see the prolific designer’s departure, but the collection’s dominating strength leaves a prevailing legacy in his place.
With NYFW here, we at Glam Damn It are hard at work, gearing up to bring you extensive coverage of all the fashionable festivities taking place throughout the city.
In the meantime, to satisfy all your fashion cravings, we present to you a sneak-peek of eight designs which will debut during the F/W 2012 New York, Milan and Paris shows, courtesy of WWD!
A melody of whimsical chimes set the magical mood for Alexander McQueen. Sensuous femininity radiated from couture gowns made powerful and mysterious by the avant-garde head coverings. Based on the three G’s: Grès for the pleating and draping, Gaudí for the architecture, and Gaia for the sense of all-encompassing oceanic life that infused the clothes, Sarah Burton shows once again her affinity to accurately convey the McQueen vision. The collection opened with ladylike suiting in ivory, blush, and metallic gold. Paired with extra-wide belts at the waist, the skirts came to gold ruffles that flared at the knee-length hemline. Ruffles were capitalized on throughout the collection. Literal aquatic interpretation was present in the matelasse jacquard in a barnacle pattern and silk chiffon in oyster print. Black lace pieces took ladylike to dominatrix paired with bondage inspired footwear laced to the knee. Bright coral gave a burst of color to the collection in a few extravagant show-stopping gowns. Headpieces off to you Ms. Burton, for creating another simultaneously shocking-yet-satiating collection worthy of such a legendary name.
Even though New York has brought on its first round of daily chills to get us more adjusted to the new weather, it still doesn't quite feel like fall just yet. If you aren’t ready for fall either , here's some spring inspired fashion to help you forget that summer is over. CoCo Chanel stepped out of their prim and proper comfort zone to reveal a few pieces from the Spring 2012 Collection on October 4th during Paris Fashion Week.
The classic brand which has received acclaim for its seemingly flawless execution of understated elegance, featured a series of languidly cut and draped mini jackets, cocktails that billowed out below the waist and dimpled at the knee skirts all looked smart and spruce. Karl Lagerfeld, current creative director for Chanel anchored all of his models in space age silver sandals that were quirky, yet chic. Many dresses came with spines dotted with pearls like a siren emerging from the water. Recalling the scene in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" where mermaids circled the sailors' with their wet hair pulled back, the models in Chanel had whitened and jelled hair, finishing delicately with small pearls. Mini pearls also rimmed ears, perforated lips and tickled several models' inevitably tiny noses.
The launch took the form of a cocktail party at the stylish Parisian designer store 'Montaigne Market.' When asked about perception of the line so far, Ashley said they had already been struggling to keep up with customer demand: Their much-publicized $39,000 alligator skin backpack, for example, has been flying out of the door:
“It was the first thing that sold off the shelf,” she told reporters, adding by comparison,“During our last economic crisis in the U.S., the only thing that went up was Hermès."
Galliano's runway show for his eponymous line has been cancelled. Repeat: there will be no catwalk for the princess. His press office has confirmed that the runway show, which was to take place this Sunday on March 6th, will not take place as planned. We will get to see Galliano's work though - his press office has also confirmed that the collection will be shown in a "presentation format." It is considered unlikely that the designer himself will be there, as he has reportedly entered rehab.
Oh, Paris fashion week. To be a fly on a mur.
Paris Fashion Week has come to an end, and as sad and somewhat happy as we are, we must admit that the week's final days were most certainly the best. Designers who had shown earlier in fashion month (with exception of Cerruti's Richard Nicoll) were given a second chance to wow buyers, editors and fashion followers with their talents. Though some collections were a bit, well, boring, they made a pleasant statement. On the other hand, some collections provided a breath of fresh air to reunite the industry and remind everyone there is a future for fashion.