Stylist Picks: Do you find yourself being told you have your head in the clouds or that you aren’t grounded enough? Screw them! Take inspiration from those words plus MJ’s latest and you can literally walk around floating in a cloud. A cloud of beautiful pastel chiffon.
Stylist Picks: First off, Let me start by saying I love Marc Jacobs. That doesn’t mean I always love his collections. Muppet hats and pilgrim shoes, no thanks. But the FW14 collection is so dreamy, muted, lean and clean; I could have posted almost every single look from the collection. Here’s to gradations of pastels on everything from slinky knits to jeweled tunics!
Lacoste backstage. From VMan. Photo: Sonny Vandevelde.
Stylist Picks: Sportif who? Yes, Lacoste served up clean box-fresh skirts with flounce and bounce in a wonderful cross bar pattern but it was the abstract geometric prints on the elongated silk dresses that take this collection off the court and to another playing field.
Stylist Picks: I look at this collection and I hear Pat Benatar’s classic hit ‘Fire and Ice’ in my brain. But that’s just me and my unlimited knowledge of pop gems from the 80’s. What does that have to do with fashion? Nothing. But you know what does?
Delicious slouchy knits in camel, white and the red of the season. To balance out the feminine softness, the design duo Nicole and Michael Colovose give us jackets and coats with strong shoulders and sh*t-kickers with the sharpest of toes.
How is that for balance?
Stylist Picks: Inspired by photos from Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert’s series on upwardly mobile gypsies outside of Bucharest the designers Erin Beatty and Max Osterweis FW14 collection is a literal rags to riches story. Here are few of the stops along the way in their journey that I am especially fond of. The gold leaf on the ribbed sweater is sure to be a hit and I like the color blocked shift dresses. An abstract motif of a finger print is the second I have come across this season. Is it that we are nearing a time in the future when we will press our thumb on screens to use it as a method of ID and door unlocking?
Stylist Picks: Drawing inspiration from the city of Antwerp the FW collection from designers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim was shaded in a cool color scheme of gray, cobalt and faded coral with a hand and fingerprint motif mixed with stripes. Overall the collection was bold and graphic with lots of layers that looked decidedly fresh due to random cuts and hacks at the hemlines.