Draping emerged as the key focus for SS10, showing on the runways of Burberry, Chloe and Stella McCartney. Appearing in the form of ruching, twisting and ruffles, the trend was kept minimal with blocked colours. Soft silhouettes were teamed with stacked platforms and pushed down socks, the key mini-trend to be seen in this spring. Slouchy satchel bags and delicate gold jewellery will compliment the style and add the perfect finishing touch.
Rachel Roy built on some of the elements that she introduced last season in her Spring/Summer 2010 show yesterday. The collection echoed the structured, tailored pieces that we loved last season. Two piece suits in block colours were dominant in the collection.
Gwyneth’s long-awaited clothing collection has finally surfaced. Designed in collaboration with French company Zoe Tee's - which focuses on deconstructed silhouettes and feminine shapes – the range launched exclusively in British boutique Matches’ shop and online store on Thursday. Gwyn has created clothes that are typically her; taking the tactile comfort of jersey and enhancing it with flattering and sophisticated draping – a chic-comfort look that will suit women of all ages and shapes, not to mention being bang on trend.
“Gwyneth is looking so hot at the moment, so her collaboration with Zoe Tee's couldn’t have come at a better time,” Bridget Cosgrave, Matches’ Buying and Fashion Director, told Grazia. “The collection - which is exclusive to Matches - epitomises those fail-safe, easy pieces in sporty/luxe fabrics that you can wear comfortably from day to evening.”
Saying draping is everywhere is nearly as much of a cliche as saying that decade is back. From Balenciaga to Lacroix, designers are advising us to channel our inner Greco-Roman statues (which were, not so subtly, referenced on the Viktor & Rolf runway). Known most for its red-carpet frocks, Marchesa pulled out a top or two that can take this trend more casual. Copies predicted at Topshop no later than next month.
Watching the Gimabattista Valli show today in Paris had me day dreaming. I was ready to get into my chauffeur-driven Maybach to my private jet, wearing a Giambattista Valli peacock feather jacket of course, before reality struck. For the Giambattista Valli woman, this lifestyle is far from a daydream. The collection shunned the theme of pessimism that has dominated the shows this season, favouring quality, luxury fabrics and flashes of colour.
If you have any issues with clowns, mimes, geishas, fake-statue girls or general eccentrics with painted faces, then peek through the cracks between your fingers when you look at all the shots from the Viktor & Rolf show.
The story behind young British design duo Alexander Stanic and Fiona Sinha, that make Sinha Stanic is more than just a fairytale. After showing a capsule collection in London Fashion Week as a part of Fashion Fringe in 2004, they were instantly snapped up by Albertta Ferretti's AEFFE Group and offered a licencing deal. Since then, the duo regained full control of their company and have grown from stregnth to stregnth.