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Louis Vuitton Fall 2015 RTW

I chose to wait until Paris Fashion Week was over to deliver my review on Louis Vuitton’s Fall 2015 RTW collection. The reason, you may ask? Well, like every great designer needs time to cultivate a marvelous collection, the same theory applies here. I needed an additional amount of time to fully appreciate the collection in order deliver a review which could only be worthy of  a collection designed by Creative Director Nicholas Ghesquière. Like many few, Ghesquière is in a category of his own. His atheistic is boundary-pushing, and the results he delvers is anything less than extraordinary. But perhaps I’m letting my vast appreciation for the designer cloud my judgment. Surely there are many who can emulate such a talent. WRONG! I repeat, no one comes close. Let us start with the opening of the show. A model, with Jane Birkin tousled hair, walked down the runway in a puffy, white,fur coat; accessorized with black ankle booties and a silver cosmetic box in tow. It gets better. A-line miniskirts, with zip-and-buckle fastenings were paired with embroidered …

Derek Zoolander and Hansel Own Paris Fashion Week

Get your best pose ready, cause it’s a walk-off! Okay, I’m not going to lie, Zoolander is by far one of my favorite films of all time. No, it wasn’t on the Academy’s radar, and sure, it’s totally ridiculous, but no matter how many times I’ve watched it; I always find myself laughing at the exact same scenes. Honestly, where are you going to find quotes like “Moisture is the essence of wetness, and wetness, is the essence of beauty” or “Mugatu is so hot right now he could take a crap, wrap it in tinfoil, put a couple fish hooks on it and sell it to Queen Elizabeth as earrings”? It’s comedic gold! So you can imagine my utter excitement, when both Derek Zoolander (Ben Stiller), and former rival, Hansel (Owen Wilson), walked the finale at Valentino’s Fall 2015 RTW, looking every bit like the handsome male models they’re not. If you haven’t already been informed, the comedians showed up to the show to announce the sequel to their 2001 cult classic; Zoolander 2. It …

Viva la mamma! Dolce & Gabbana Embrace Motherhood

Babies and fashion. Thanks to North West’s outbursts during NYFW, you would deem the two a horrible match. But leave it to Dolce & Gabbana to prove everyone wrong, including Vogue’s Editor-In-Chief, Ana Wintour.  “We took all our ideas from children—it’s about the family, and love. Fashion is important, yes—but we wanted to give something real, not just cold clothes, clothes, clothes” Stefano Gabbana was quoted saying about the heartfelt Winter 2016 collection, which premiered at Milan Fashion Week on Monday. The entire collection was infused with the signature, sexy Dolce & Gabbana aesthetic, with additional sentimental notes as well. A relative of the owner, which produces the brand’s fabrics, was kindly asked to include his own sketches, which no doubt were maximized on the silk dress his father printed for the finale. The sentimentality doesn’t end there. Both designers included childhood drawings and letters, made for their mothers, on many of the invitations. There were embroidered roses on many of the pieces, (which are traditionally appointed on Mother’s Day in Italy) and the words Amore and Mama were sewn onto dresses …

Alessandro Michele Unveils His First Collection For Gucci

As of January 21st, Tom Ford was no longer Creative Director for Gucci. Many cried, some threw tantrums, but most; were simply sad. Goodbyes are never easy, but without means to deliberately sound cheesy, when one door closes, another does indeed open. This is said to be true for Gucci’s new Creative Director, Alessandro Michele, who recently unveiled his first womenswear collection during Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday. The collection is a vast change from what we’ve previously seen over at the iconic brand. There was an array of leather tea-length skirts, pierrot necklines, reserved ruffles, and retro florals. There was an underlined 70’s vibe throughout the entire collection, with an obvious influence of Margot Tenenbaum; beautifully portrayed my Gwyneth Paltrow. Nerdy eyeglasses were an essential accessory, as was berets and fur coats. The overall collection was as kitschy as it was unique. It was literally the opposite of Tom Ford’s overly glamorous aesthetic, but oddly enough, a welcoming breath of fresh air.

Alberta Ferretti Fall 2015 RTW

Alberta Ferrestti’s Fall 2015 RTW collection, is infused with flashes of old romance. Of course, there are other elements within the collection, but romantic is probably the word best used. The collection was unveiled earlier on Wednesday, during Day 1 of Milan Fashion Week. It is a collection which will indeed have Art History major’s screaming for joy, mainly because of The Renaissance theme throughout the collection. What better place to introduce a Renaissance-inspired collection, than in the birth place of it’s origins. Although, to be exact, The Renaissance was originally cultivated in Florence; not Milan. But, those are tiny details, which should be discussed during another time. Now, back to Ferretti’s collection. As I mentioned, it is a collection geared at The Renaissance, with obvious notes of brocade and velvet. Models strode down the runway in graphic maxi dresses, which featured straight ruffled and pierrot necklines, and were paired with fur shawls and ankle booties. Sheer detailing was also apparent, while the color palate remained dark and mysterious. The overall collection was a beautiful, …