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Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

Paul Smith Spring/Summer 2014: Paul Smith’s spring/summer 2014 collection was young, sassy and effortlessly timeless. He offered crisp striped shirting tucked into wide legged trousers with a rolled cuff that were as high quality as we expect from him – and right on the money of the boy-meets-girls trend that prevails – while Seventies-inspired dresses wafted beneath Panama hats for …

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Jasper Conran Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

The Jasper Conran show provided a ray of sunshine through the incessant rain filled day that was day one of London Fashion Week. Think preppy collars, capri pants, pressed shirts and pants; and fifties inspired silhouettes in block prints, subtle peplums, pastel Ikat prints and sunshine-yellow stripes. 51.5116261 -0.11756500000001324

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Vionnet Fall Couture 2013

Vionnet Collection The technical problems that delayed Vionnet’s demi-couture presentation by a full day were hardly minor: Faulty thread had ruined the collection, requiring seamstresses to forego sleep and recreate many of the 15 dresses in under 48 hours. The capes and gowns were inspired by the archive of couture great Madeleine Vionnet, and the illustrations Thayaht made of her …

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Viktor & Rolf Fall Couture 2013

Viktor & Rolf Collection It will be difficult for Viktor Horsting & Rolf Snoeren to ever top their Maggie-Rizer-on-a-turntable “Russian Doll” collection, and the fashion euphoria it unleashed back in 1999. Returning to the couture stage on Wednesday night after a 13-year absence, the Dutch designers went for something altogether more contemplative, yet mesmerizing in its own way. Twenty models …

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Valentino Fall Couture 2013

Valentino Collection: “A cabinet of curiosities.” What a splendid starting point for couture, a realm supposedly unique as well as sublime. The notion worked beautifully for Valentino’s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli, whose now-identifiable signature – romantic elegance evocative of Renaissance portraiture – has a pristine core well-suited to surface eccentricity. “Very interesting pieces, big or strange, we wanted …

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Versace Resort 2014

Versace resort 2014 unveiled: After fall’s spiked, studded and vinyl “Vunk” collection, Donatella Versace took a sweet turn for resort with a playful maritime vibe. Versace mixed prints, showing a cropped turquoise sailor-stripe cardigan with a long gingham skirt. Flared pants in a pretty micro-flower pattern were teamed with a gingham bra top done with bold, white Medusa buttons. In …

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Carolina Herrera Resort 2014

Carolina Herrera gives prints, flowers and more prints: “It’s all about prints.” That’s what Carolina Herrera says of resort, and she drove home the point with flowers — both fine and magnified — and abstract patterns, sometimes combined with grosgrain stripes. Herrera executed elegant looks with a sense of whimsy and color reminiscent of a spring bouquet, like poppy red, …

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Oscar de la Renta Resort 2014

Oscar de la Renta Resort 2014 Collection De la Renta loves flowers of all persuasions. A gardener himself, on Sunday he hosted a tour of his Connecticut garden for participants of Bunny Williams’ Trade Secrets charity that combats domestic violence. His weekend focus on the real thing led gracefully into a resort collection abundant with beautiful florals. Exquisite treatments were …

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Chanel Resort 2014

Chanel Resort 2014 Review. It’s resort season even though the weather isn’t complying. Earlier this week, we had a look at Dior Resort 2014 and today, it the turn of Chanel. Chanel Resort 2014, was unveiled in Singapore on Wednesday night – a location described by president of Chanel fashion, Bruno Pavlovsky as “A new city, in a new world.” …

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Dior Resort 2014

Dior resort 2014 collection. Dior renewed its long-standing love affair with Monaco by staging a fashion show for its resort 2014 collection in the tiny principality on Saturday night. The event took place in a specially constructed white box jutting out over the port, affording guests a spectacular Mediterranean Sea backdrop for a collection that melded athletic ease with subtle …

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