Fashioninquiry http://fashioninquiry.com Welcome! to your Fashion inquiry Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:58:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.4.1 Victoria’s Secret announces London fashion show http://fashioninquiry.com/fashion-trends/other-in-fashion-trends/victorias-secret-announces-london-fashion-show.html http://fashioninquiry.com/fashion-trends/other-in-fashion-trends/victorias-secret-announces-london-fashion-show.html#comments Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:58:33 +0000 inna.ivanina http://fashioninquiry.com/?p=3754 London is getting a new fashion extravaganza — the Victoria's Secret Show, which will take place for the first time in the British capital this year.

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LONDON (AP) — London is getting a new fashion extravaganza — the Victoria’s Secret Show, which will take place for the first time in the British capital this year.

Victoria’s Secret models Adriana Lima and Candice Swanepoel joined Chief Marketing Officer Ed Razek at the company’s London flagship store for the announcement Tuesday.

The annual show, known for its unique lingerie and live performances by top entertainers, will be held at Earls Court in the fall and air on CBS at a later date. No specific dates were given.

Previous host cities have included New York, Miami and Los Angeles. The event is televised to 192 countries.

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William and Kate meet director Peter Jackson http://fashioninquiry.com/celebrities/ap-as-new-zealand-royals.html http://fashioninquiry.com/celebrities/ap-as-new-zealand-royals.html#comments Thu, 10 Apr 2014 05:55:06 +0000 inna.ivanina http://fashioninquiry.com/?p=3751 During their visit to an aviation museum in New Zealand, Kate and William met with "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson.

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BLENHEIM, New Zealand (AP) — Britain’s Prince William and his wife, Kate, have met with “The Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson during a visit to an aviation museum in New Zealand.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited the museum on Thursday in Marlborough, on the country’s South Island, as part of a 3-week tour of New Zealand and Australia.

The Oscar-winning director gave the royal couple a tour of his collection of World War I aircraft that are housed at the museum.

Kate and William have a busy few weeks ahead, with their planned activities including a wine tasting at a local vineyard, a jet boat ride and a visit to the city of Christchurch, which was devastated by an earthquake in 2011.

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Glamour of Italian fashion on show in London http://fashioninquiry.com/fashion-trends/other-in-fashion-trends/ap-eu-britain-italian-fashion.html http://fashioninquiry.com/fashion-trends/other-in-fashion-trends/ap-eu-britain-italian-fashion.html#comments Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:39:53 +0000 inna.ivanina http://fashioninquiry.com/?p=3745 Welcome 'The Glamour of Italian Fashion' at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. A new exhibition includes works of famous designers such as Dolce, Gabanna, Valentino, etc...

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LONDON (AP) — The grace and glamour of Italian fashion are on display in London — and the attitude, too.

Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana were guests at Tuesday night’s launch of “The Glamour of Italian Fashion,” a new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

The duo behind Dolce & Gabbana praised Britain’s “cool” style and designers like Vivienne Westwood, but were less enthusiastic about Victoria Beckham. Gabbana said the former Spice Girl had turned to fashion after doing “many, many, many different things.”

He added “she’s a designer but … for us, she don’t make (clothes) the same way like a fashion designer.”

Dolce grouped Beckham, whose designs have appeared on catwalks at New York Fashion week, with mainstream retailers such as Zara and H&M.

The museum’s exhibition, which opens Saturday, traces the global rise of Italian style, from the rebuilding of a shattered economy after World War II through the 1950s and ’60s, when stars including Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn made Italian design synonymous with sophistication.

It also looks at how Italy’s fashion and textile industries are coping with the globalized “fast fashion” world of the 21st century.

The show, which runs to July 27, features designs from fashion houses including Georgio Armani, Prada, Gucci, Valentino and Versace — and of course Dolce & Gabbana.

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Katie Holmes and Jeanne Yang close fashion line http://fashioninquiry.com/designers/other-in-designers/ap-us-fashion-katie-holmes.html http://fashioninquiry.com/designers/other-in-designers/ap-us-fashion-katie-holmes.html#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 09:37:18 +0000 inna.ivanina http://fashioninquiry.com/?p=3742 Katie Holmes's 5-year-old business in cooperation with stylist Jeanne Yang closed. They shut down their fashion line.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Katie Holmes and celebrity stylist Jeanne Yang knew it would happen one day: They’ve shut down the fashion company they started together.

“It’s a 5-year-old business that they always knew was going to end,” Leslie Sloane-Zelnick, a publicist for the actress, said Thursday.

There was no formal announcement but word first circulated about a month ago.

“They still remain good friends,” Sloane-Zelnick said. “The timing was due to the fact that they have other projects in their lives right now and they live on separate coasts. And this is what they always planned.”

Last September, the two were on hand at New York Fashion Week, presenting only 14 spring looks in a Chelsea gallery, but they didn’t show at fashion week last month.

The reason? Closing down Holmes & Yang was “in the works,” Sloane-Zelnick said. “They have different lives now.”

Holmes was on hand in New York in February to attend Donna Karan’s anniversary show.

Holmes and Yang described the fashion mix they offered last fall as “wearable elegance,” including a black silk V-neck gown with leather piping and a khaki camp-style shirtdress with a lace-up V at the neck. There was a bralette paired with a tie-front blazer and men’s-style trousers.

Nowadays, Yang is busy “styling major people in LA,” the publicist said, and Holmes is in a movie about a school teacher, “Miss Meadows,” that will premiere next month at the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival. In addition, the “Dawson’s Creek” actress plans a return to TV in a starring role, in an ABC pilot for a drama about a New York City socialite.

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Designer Scott, girlfriend of Jagger, found dead http://fashioninquiry.com/designers/other-in-designers/ap-us-obit-lwren-scott.html http://fashioninquiry.com/designers/other-in-designers/ap-us-obit-lwren-scott.html#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:30:03 +0000 inna.ivanina http://fashioninquiry.com/?p=3701 A past model, famous fashion designer and stylist, the longtime Mick Jagger's girlfriend L'Wren Scott reportedly committed suicide.

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NEW YORK (AP) — L’Wren Scott, who left her small-town Utah home as a teenager to become a model in Paris, then a top Hollywood stylist and finally a high-end fashion designer best known as the longtime girlfriend of Mick Jagger, has died in what was being investigated as an apparent suicide.

Scott was found dead in her Manhattan apartment at 10 a.m. Monday; no note was found and there was no sign of foul play, police said. The designer had texted her assistant 90 minutes earlier and asked her to come to her apartment but didn’t say why. She was found kneeling with a scarf wrapped around her neck that had been tied to the handle of a French door, police said.

Her spokesperson requested privacy for her family and friends. Just last month Scott, who was believed to be 49 but had not disclosed her precise age, canceled her London Fashion Week show, due to reported production delays.

Jagger’s representative said the singer was “completely shocked and devastated by the news” of her death.

Scott, whose elegant designs in lush fabrics were favored by celebrities like Madonna, Nicole Kidman, Oprah Winfrey, Penelope Cruz and first lady Michelle Obama, was a fixture on Jagger’s arm since she met the Rolling Stones frontman in 2001. On red carpets, the striking 6-foot-3 designer towered over her famous 5-foot-10 boyfriend.

In 2006, five years after they became a couple, Scott founded her eponymous label, with an initial collection based on the “Little Black Dress.” She became known for designs that had a vintage feel and bared little skin, like her famous “headmistress” dress — prim, with three-quarter sleeves, but also close-fitting and stylish.

Madonna was one of those who wore the dress. “This is a horrible and tragic loss,” the singer said in a statement released by her publicist. “I’m so upset. I loved L’Wren’s work and she was always so generous with me.”

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Anna Wintour, editor in chief of Vogue, called Scott “a total perfectionist, someone who absolutely embodied everything her marvelous clothes stood for: strength of character combined with a confident and powerful style. In person, L’Wren was always unbelievably generous, gracious, kind, and so much fun. Her old world American manners and charm were from another time, but her sensibility was always fiercely modern.”

And supermodel Naomi Campbell, a close friend, wrote on WhoSay that Scott was “the epitome of elegance and femininity yet still had a girlish quality. I will miss her honesty and I will miss her friendship. My heart goes out to Mick and all who loved her and were loved by her.”

In 2009 Scott introduced a shoe collection, and in 2010 she collaborated with Lancome on a makeup line and a fragrance. In 2011 came a handbag line, in 2012 an eyewear collection, and late last year, a collaboration with Banana Republic for a line of affordable clothes.

Though her studio is based in London, Scott presented her runway shows in New York until recently. They were exclusive A-list affairs like few others.

In February 2012, for example, the designer welcomed guests into the wood-paneled, chandeliered banquet hall of an Edwardian building in Chelsea. Guests were offered white wine in tall glasses as they entered, then were seated at a long table. Before them were plates of caviar, served with a baked potato and sour cream. Fiddling with the lighting and the technical details was none other than Jagger, who also stood next to Scott during post-show interviews.

Adding to the sense of luxury, Scott was known to send huge bouquets of roses and handwritten notes of thanks to reporters afterward.

Her clothes were luxurious, too, making ample use of velvet and satin. There were bolero jackets and tea-length dresses, long capes — lined in feathers, perhaps — and high-waisted pencil skirts.

Scott’s designs were “very (much) based on her own personal style … a very interesting style that combined the strict and the sexy,” said Valerie Steele, director of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. “Not sexiness like body exposure, but sexiness like a very strict governess. They tended to be covered up yet form-fitting and beautifully constructed, beautifully made.” Steele said Scott’s clothes were “were more sophisticated than the average red carpet gown” and added that Scott “had a very precise vision of what she wanted them to look like.”

Scott was adopted by Mormon parents and raised in Roy, Utah, which had a population of less than 10,000 at the time.

As a teenager, she developed a love of clothes and made her own on the sewing machine, according to biographical notes from London Fashion Week. She made her way to Paris after high school where, aided by her height and striking looks, she found work as a model for some prominent photographers.

But she became more interested in working with clothes than modeling them, and eventually made her name as a top stylist in Los Angeles and also a costume designer for films like “Ocean’s 13.”

Scott also designed a huge wardrobe for boyfriend Jagger to wear during the Rolling Stones’ “50 and Counting” anniversary tour. The band is currently on its “14 On Fire” tour, scheduled to play six concerts in Australia beginning Wednesday in Perth, according to the RolingStones.com website.

Among the stars who wore Scott’s designs was actress Olivia Wilde.

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“L’Wren Scott was brilliant, elegant, kind, and generous,” Wilde wrote on Twitter. “What a tragedy.”

Scott is survived by a brother, Randall Bambrough of Ogden, Utah, who declined comment.

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Associated Press writers Mesfin Fekadu and Leanne Italie contributed to this report.

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Keira Knightley, Rihanna hit Chanel’s supermarket http://fashioninquiry.com/fashion-trends/chanel/ap-eu-france-paris-fashion-week-watch.html http://fashioninquiry.com/fashion-trends/chanel/ap-eu-france-paris-fashion-week-watch.html#comments Fri, 14 Mar 2014 07:51:26 +0000 inna.ivanina http://fashioninquiry.com/?p=3643 Chanel's latest special offers at Karl Lagerfeld's luxury supermarket attracted celebs like Keira Knightley, Rihanna, so on.

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PARIS (AP) — Ever wonder what Keira Knightley and Rihanna do when they just want to go to the grocers like average people?

They go to Karl Lagerfeld’s luxury Chanel supermarket, of course.

Tuesday saw the fashion showman put on a “Chanel Shopping Center” fall-winter show that featured an audacious Walmart-sized reconstruction and saw the celebrity pair applaud vigorously from the front row. They clearly didn’t seem to mind sitting near the canned goods food section.

However, events took a nose dive after the show when the rowdy fashion crowd looted the set.

Here are the highlights of this and Tuesday’s other incredible ready-to-wear shows in Paris.

CHANEL’S SUPERMARKET IS SO LUXURY IT GETS LOOTED

The attention to detail was astounding.

An entire supermarket had been reconstructed across several hundred square meters of Paris’ Grand Palais.

Guests stared in disbelief at shelves bursting with consumable products especially made for this show: bottles of “Tweed cola,” wine branded “Maison Gabrielle,” and even grilled bread stamped “CC.”

This was clearly a fall-winter show like no other.

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Chanel trolleys at the side led on to a tall pile of coconuts next to writing “1 for the price of 2,” a fresh fruits and veg section, and large signs advertising Chanel’s latest special offers. Instead of discounts they read “50 percent markup.”

“Luxury should be worn like you’re going to the supermarket. It’s the pop art of the 21st century,” said the couturier in high spirits.

At the very least, it’s proof that Lagerfeld is fashion’s greatest showman.

Though the set was a universal hit, perhaps Monsieur Lagerfeld later had one regret: telling revelers they could help themselves to the produce.

It triggered a stealing-frenzy, with security guards having to swoop in as revelers stripped the shelves. At the exit, fashionistas’ bags were actually searched to remove stolen goods. One fashion editor succeeded in making off with a Chanel doormat.

KEIRA KNIGHTLEY, RIHANNA AND CHANEL COOKING OIL

“Pirates of the Caribbean” star Keira Knightley — in a monochrome Chanel dress with tiny waist — rocked the front row alongside her husband, Klaxons singer James Righton whom she married last year.

They entered a cordoned-off area after the show alongside superstar Rihanna near some Chanel cooking oil.

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It triggered a media frenzy with a worried Knightley saying, “I think there’s a fight breaking out.”

Her husband, who watched from the sidelines, seemed puzzled by the luxury supermarket concept. “It’s my first Chanel show. It was fairly mad. Is this normal?”

Yes, at least in Lagerfeld’s world it is.

THE CHANEL CLOTHES CHANNEL YOUTH AND COLOR

Just like a supermarket, Lagerfeld produced a collection that was so varied there was choice for everyone.

With attention given to large rounded shoulders, exaggerated upper torsos, cinched or exposed midriffs and lashings of tweed, Lagerfeld mixed and matched.

Stylish brown tweed was turned into a jumpsuit — with voluminous pockets on the bust and great 80s turn ups.

A section that seemed to channel the designs of artist Vassily Kandinsky provided bursts of color on driving coats and a pair of bold blue and green leggings. It looked very young, but Lagerfeld quipped after the show: “Never young enough for today’s standard. The older the (women) are, the younger they want to look!”

For the fun factor, models carried large leather and silver-bound Chanel shopping baskets as they theatrically browsed the catwalk shelving.

If the show seemed to lack the focus of Lagerfeld’s best shows, some fantastic single garments made up for it. One black three-quarter length coat had a lovely fluidity with delicate diagonal ribs.

IRIS VAN HERPEN’S SHOCK TACTICS

The human body was in focus at Dutch designer Iris Van Herpen’s sublime debut catwalk show on the ready-to-wear calendar.

Van Herpen likes to shock.

In this show the shock-factor saw three models writhing in suspended square plastic bags that had the oxygen sucked out.

It disturbed several guests as it looked as if the models were in discomfort or couldn’t breathe.

In the clothes, embroidered beads on mini sheaths resembled shining human cells on models in jutting boots without heels. While some beautifully executed techno-fabric, silver, cocktail dresses glistened like organic fluid.

Several looks also seemed to turn the body inside out: black and white chubby fur tops had the top slashed off to reveal flaps of fabric like exposed flesh.

The collection perfectly towed the line between surreal artistry and wearability, but next time Van Herpen shouldn’t try to frighten guests.

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN’S LITTLE BO PEEP HAS LOST HER WEREWOLF

Sarah Burton produced a cryptic but accomplished show for Alexander McQueen set on an emotive green heath.

A-line skirts in broderie anglaise, large white rounded collars, thigh-high lace up boots and tulle embellishments pointed to an 18th century vibe.

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Then, the patches of long black and white fur and animal eyebrows at times looked like Burton was going for a werewolf vibe.

Was she chanelling the beginnings of British gothic horror writing that started in the late 18th century?

VALENTINO’S ANSWER TO THE SWINGING SIXTIES

Valentino ‘s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli gave their diaphanous, and slightly puritanical designs, an injection of 1960s and Pop Art.

Though the design duo they didn’t pay attention to the menswear vibe sweeping fall-winter shows so far — and people don’t expect uber-feminine Valentino to, either — this show definitely felt more “trendy” than in previous seasons.

The best look was a shimmering silk purple, silver and pewter baby-doll dress with black color. And some of the harlequin looks were eye-catching, though sometimes a little busy.

It was the couture-infused gowns they did best — after all, couture is almost synonymous with the house.

Fastidiously embroidered butterflies gave a beautiful lift to a sexy sheer tulle cocktail gown and continued with a bird motif on another in deep blue.

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Karl Lagerfeld to design Macau hotel http://fashioninquiry.com/fashion-trends/chanel/ap-as-macau-lagerfeld-hotel.html http://fashioninquiry.com/fashion-trends/chanel/ap-as-macau-lagerfeld-hotel.html#comments Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:11:05 +0000 inna.ivanina http://fashioninquiry.com/?p=3504 The Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld plans to create his firts hotel and open it in 2017.

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BEIJING (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld and a Macau casino operator announced plans Friday for the Chanel designer to create his first hotel.

The 270-room Karl Lagerfeld Hotel will open in 2017 in a 20-story tower in the gambling enclave in southern China, according to Lagerfeld and the Sociedade de Jogos de Macau.

“An entire hotel designed by me. It’s the first time for me! I think the idea is great!” said Lagerfeld in a statement.

The announcement comes after Lagerfeld startled visitors to Chanel’s fashion show in Paris this week by holding the event in a full-scale recreation of a supermarket with Chanel-branded groceries.

The Lisboa Palace complex also is to include a Versace-themed hotel designed by the Italian fashion label and announced by SJM in September.

Friday’s announcement gave no financial details.

SJM was founded by tycoon Stanley Ho, who held a monopoly on gambling in Macau until 2004. Ho transferred most of his 32 percent stake in SJM’s parent company, Sociedade de Turismo e Divercoes de Macau, to his relatives in 2011.

Macau, the only place in China where gambling is legal, received about $38 billion in gambling revenue in 2012, about six times the revenues of the Las Vegas Strip.

Competition has intensified as rivals including Wynn Resorts and MGM Resorts International opened casinos.

Lagerfeld is chief designer for the Chanel and Fendi fashion houses and also has his own label. In addition to clothing, he has designed a can for Diet Coke.

The Macau hotel is being developed under his own brand, Karl Lagerfeld Greater China.

The complex in Macau’s Cotai neighborhood will have casinos, restaurants and shopping and more than 2,000 hotel rooms, according to SJM.

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Sociedade de Jogos de Macau: www.sjmholdings.com

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PARIS: Kanye and Rihanna skip Oscars for Givenchy http://fashioninquiry.com/fashion-trends/other-in-fashion-trends/paris-kanye-rihanna-skip-oscars-givenchy.html http://fashioninquiry.com/fashion-trends/other-in-fashion-trends/paris-kanye-rihanna-skip-oscars-givenchy.html#comments Tue, 04 Mar 2014 11:29:58 +0000 natalia.maslova http://fashioninquiry.com/?p=3294 Music stars came out to play at Paris Fashion Week. Here are the highlights and reports from the day's great shows — including Celine, Kenzo and Chloe.

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PARIS (AP) — With top actresses away, it was music stars that came out to play at Paris Fashion Week — that fell the same day as the Academy Awards.

Rapper Kanye West — who smiled and refused to talk — shared the front row Sunday evening with another singer-cum-fashion designer, superstar Rihanna. Kim Kardashian was, however, nowhere to be seen.

Here are the highlights and reports from the day’s great shows — including Celine, Kenzo and Chloe.

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KANYE WEST AND RIHANNA BOTH COORDINATE STYLES, SKIP OSCARS, TURN UP LATE

He skipped the 86th annual Oscars but was West trying to draw media attention away from the Dolby Theatre ceremony at by wearing a massive reflective emergency band on the back of his long black Givenchy jacket?

Whatever the reason the look matched the other front row star, Rihanna, who was also in black.

The “Bad Girl” singer also ditched Hollywood Boulevard — and, as it happens, a va-va-voom gown — in favor of a black street look and menswear Givenchy jacket with a turned-back cap and mesh on her face.

They have one more thing in common: both turning up late for Givenchy’s warehouse show.

With music and fashion already under their belts, it’s reassuring that Rihanna and West are not also delving into movies. Just yet.

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GIVENCHY DESIGNER COMES OUT OF HIS COCOON

The muse was the butterfly: in its cocoon, hard edged then fluttery.

With this, Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci took his foot slightly of the intellectual pedal to produce a highly feminine show.

Styles from the 1940s heyday of Hollywood glamor, in furs and fluttery silk dresses, were the canvasses for this insectoid-musing.

Cleverly, silk ruffles and lapels in gowns or python print resembled a marbled cocoon perhaps moments before metamorphosis. While models wore black filmy stockings to mirror the delicate mesh of butterfly wings.

It produced a great creative synthesis.

The best bits were the luxuriant off-white furs that might well have been worn by Katherine Hepburn had it not been for one thing: their round sculptured arms, which were segmented like a bug.

Old Tisci was still there, of course, in his bright stripes and menswear jackets, but this showed a whole new side to his personality.

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DAVID LYNCH DESIGNS FOR KENZO

David Lynch designed the nightmarish Kenzo set — a surreal sculpture of a huge bodyless head with deformed face against a dimly-lit distorting mirror.

It served to jilt tired-eyed guests back to the land of dreams after they had dragged themselves out of bed for the early Sunday morning show.

(That apart from flawless, smiling actress Jessica Alba, who, as usual, didn’t have a hair out of place in bright yellow Kenzo gown.)

The original retro soundtrack, mixed by the versatile film director, referenced a scene in his cult movie “Mulholland Drive,” which stars Naomi Watts as a wide-eyed wannabe Hollywood actress whose life falls apart.

“I wanted to try to get a different feel for a runway show, having mystery and emotion swimming together,” said Lynch.

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KENZO’S SECRET ASIAN STYLE

Lynch’s penchant for drama clearly translated into the fall-winter clothes — which the program notes aptly describe as “amplified.”

The undeniably cool styles jumped from lean and tall to high-waisted with exaggerated shoulders, alongside giant lapels and a couple of exploding full skirts.

Then there were the colors: ultra-vivid prints and embroideries — as well as signature mosaics — that graced most of the looks in bronze, yellow, beige, vermillion and gray-blue.

These evoked in fact the luxuriant Siamese silk couture traditions.

It’s a point they don’t dwell on but Asian-American designers Humberto Leon and Carole Lim are heavily influenced by the Asian vestiary in their Kenzo designs.

Here it was seen in cross-over lapels mirroring a kimono silhouette, and horizontal banding on the bust, which evoked the Far East.

The rarely-seen Japanese house founder Kenzo Takada, who turned 75 this week though remains dashingly handsome, applauded from the front now.

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CELINE SHOW TICKLES BUT DOES NOT NIP

Designer Phoebe Philo doesn’t put an avant-garde, pedicured foot wrong.

Though her bamboo-floored catwalk collection for Celine perhaps lacked as much creative bang as last season, in almost every enviable, feminine look there was a visual surprise.

The tropical foliage that lined the runway set up a theme — that was ever subtly handled — in slim “leopard print” long coats. When you looked a little closer, there was a beautiful realization: these weren’t big cat spots but look little flowers.

Buttons — normally functional features — were scattered gently away from their holes to become purely decorative on beautifully soft wools in black, green and mottled gray.

While, fur styles were reinterpreted as myriad and patchy single strands of feathers — that looked like porcupine spikes. But with a gentle tickle not a nip.

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CHLOE TRIES TOO HARD TO PLEASE

Chloe, the brand who invented ready-to-wear, have a varied clientele and understandably like to please.

In Sunday’s show, British designer Clare Waight Keller tried too hard — creating a myriad of styles that didn’t quite all work together.

Gold Egyptian-style appliques, wide waist bands, masculine knee high swashbuckling boots mixed with colorful abstracted floral leopard.

As ever for the house synonymous with “gamine parisienne” proceedings were super feminine and there were many must-have looks — like one stylish fur coat with yellow and red strips.

But Waight Keller succeeded best when the Chloe girl got complex: one incredible, multi-layered marbled black and white high waisted volume skirt, and a navy dress with almost square with embroidered fabric foliage.

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Spring Street Style 2014: Get the Best Looks http://fashioninquiry.com/women/clothing-women/spring-street-style.html http://fashioninquiry.com/women/clothing-women/spring-street-style.html#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 13:04:41 +0000 inna.ivanina http://fashioninquiry.com/?p=3174 Choose your own spring street style among a wide ranhe of ROMWE produst line. We offer you amazing sweatshirts paired with skirts, shorts, denims, etc.

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Do you search a bright and cute outfit to complete your spring outfit? Pick out Macarons Print Long-sleeved Sweatshirt that features round neck, long sleeves, ribbed neckline, cuffs and hem, stretch fabric, over-sized fit. Wearing this sweatshirt you’ll hear in your direction, “Honey, u look so delicious in this sweatshirt.” Pair this sweatshirt with black ankle boots and denim pants with floral finishings. ROMWE feeds your fashion appetite in this early spring time.

Macarons Print Long-sleeved Sweatshirt

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Those who prefer white and black colors for spring street style can buy Swallow Print White Sweatshirt featuring swallow print, scoop neck, long sleeves, ribbed cuffs and hem, soft touch fabric. Team this sweatshirt with amazing studded boots and dark-blue shorts, complete your look with stylish sunglasses, featuring metal frames constructed in gold-tone metal with a keyhole bridge design, adjustable silicone nose pads for added grip.

Swallow Print White Sweatshirt

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As the peaceful animals in the prairie, these colorful giraffes can surely bring people good mood. Colored Giraffe Print Long-sleeved Sweatshirt features round neck, long sleeves, ribbed neckline, fleece material, stretch fabric. It looks awesome paired with extremely rad bodycon blue denim pants and apricot flat shoes.

Colored Giraffe Print Long-sleeved Sweatshirt

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With their pink and crimson plumage, long legs and necks, and strongly hooked bills, flamingos cannot be mistaken for any other type of bird. These beauties have long fascinated people. So will this Flamingo Print Long-sleeved Sweatshirt. Pair it with fashionable ankle boots and velvet skirt featuring brief styling. Complete your look with a rivetted hat with plain bill.

Flamingo Print Long-sleeved

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Sakura reminded us of an unusually beautiful, long-awaited spring. So this time of the year is coming, so Blooming Sakura Print Long-sleeved Sweatshirt will fit very well. This awesome pink sweatshirt features “HELLO SPRING” and blooming sakura print, ribbed neckline, cuffs and hem, stretch fabric, long sleeves, loose fit. It looks perfect paired with leather shorts and ankle boots.

Blooming Sakura Print Long-sleeved Sweatshirt

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Skeleton Mickey Print Black Sweatshirt is a cool black sweatshirt, featuring a cartoon skeleton Mickey print detailing, ribbing at neckline, cuffs and hem, long sleeves, oversized fit. It looks chic paired with daisy shorts and studded ankle boots.

Skeleton Mickey Print Black Sweatshirt

Pick out crazy, cool, seriously-chic outfits for every day wearing!

 

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2014 Street Fashion Trends: How to Wear ROMWE Spiked Hat for Women http://fashioninquiry.com/women/accessories-women/2014-street-fashion-trends-how-wear-romwe-spiked-hat-women.html http://fashioninquiry.com/women/accessories-women/2014-street-fashion-trends-how-wear-romwe-spiked-hat-women.html#comments Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:42:47 +0000 ekaterina.lavrentieva http://fashioninquiry.com/?p=3099 Shop women’s online clothing. Check out spring-summer 2014 street fashion trends, learn how to wear spiked hat for women, and shop ROMWE spiked hats online.

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Spike fashion trend has been around for a while now but today it makes a huge comeback being one of the key 2014 street fashion trends. Studs and spikes can be seen adorning everything from underwear to shoes and coats. So, why not add some edge to your look this spring? Shop ROMWE spiked hats, shoes, tops and shorts, create your own unique street style!

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Punk, rock and grunge tendencies are dominating the catwalk presentations. No doubt, studs and spikes are one of the leading spring-summer 2014 street fashion trends. Stars like Jessie J and Rihanna have been rocking the trend with studded shoes and accessories. Today we offer you to get your rock attitude together as well and invest in some edge.

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Let’s check out four ways to combine ROMWE spiked hats with skirts, shorts, tops and boots. Select the look you like the most and shop ROMWE spikes hats online.

ROMWE All-Over Spiked Cap

The all-over spiked cap featuring a round crown with silver-tone brim and reverse detailing will look great when worn together with distressed black slit leggings featuring elastic waist, black leather casual jacket, and studded ankle boots. Complete the look with a cool top or shirt of bright colors.

ROMWE All-Over Spike Cap

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ROMWE All-over Rivets Black Cap

Wear all-over rivets black cap with long-/short-sleeves shirt of any color, rivet leather shorts, and ROMWE Cross Embellished Pointed Gray shoes. Complete the look with some metal accessories, necklaces, rings, etc. The perfect match for a cool summer night!

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ROMWE Riveted “Paris” Green Snapback Cap

If you are not a big fan of black hats, then Riveted “Paris” Green Snapback Cap is just what you need. Combining light green color and rock spikes, this will be the perfect solution for fashionistas who like to experiment. Wear this ROMWE spiked hat with studded faux leather pants, light vest, and ankle boots. Make people talk!

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ROMWE Cat Ears Black Hat

Wanna stand out of the cloud? Buy ROMWE Cat Ears Black hat and pair it with faux leather bodycon skirt, lace bodysuit, Black-skin Color Contrasting Tights, and a pair of hollow carved tied flat shoes. Complete the look with some golden or silver accessories and you are ready to party!

ROMWE Cat Ears Black Hat

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Sicilian fairy tale, nomadic spirit infuse Milan http://fashioninquiry.com/fashion-trends/other-in-fashion-trends/sicilian-fairy-tale-nomadic-spirit-infuse-milan.html http://fashioninquiry.com/fashion-trends/other-in-fashion-trends/sicilian-fairy-tale-nomadic-spirit-infuse-milan.html#comments Tue, 25 Feb 2014 17:03:48 +0000 natalia.maslova http://fashioninquiry.com/?p=3160 The fifth day of Milan Fashion Week featured womenswear previews for next fall and winter by Dolce&Gabbana, Missoni, Marni and Ferragamo.

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MILAN (AP) — Hilary Swank, Eva Herzigova and Monica Bellucci gave Milan Fashion Week a burst of star power on Sunday, the fifth day of Milan Fashion Week that featured womenswear previews for next fall and winter by Dolce&Gabbana, Missoni, Marni and Ferragamo. And one young designer found his pot of gold.

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ENCHANTED SICILY

Romance flourishes in Dolce&Gabbana’s Sicilian fairy tale, inhabited, according to the designers’ fanciful notes, by elves, fireflies, fairies and knights.

Never has little Red Riding Hood been so fashionable, in a luxurious red fur with matching hood, and then a romantically flowing sheer red organza dress in a floral print, worn with a pointed red hood with black undertones.

And who better than Domenco Dolce and Stefano Gabbana to design the perfect wench dress, a sheer number that wraps fetchingly around the curves with snug lace-up bodice, in burgundy, green and crimson.

The duo also sent some relatively unadorned outfits down the runway, emphasizing the tailoring of the underlying collection without the distraction of appliques and accents.

Their final flourish: a battalion of models dressed in bejeweled and sequined mini-dresses, at times with crocheted and sequined helms — perfect for a “k-night” out.

Eva Herzigova and Monica Bellucci were on hand for the fairy tale collection, set in a magical forest of knotty olive trees.

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MISSONI PASTELS

The Missoni woman is free and relaxed, comfortable enough to wear oversized men’s jackets over soft, form-fitting dresses, easy sportswear or swinging skirt.

The collection is for “a free-spirited woman,” designer Angela Missoni said. She wants to be comfortable with masculine outerwear like parkas, a hunting jacket or gilet, but the “the silhouette underneath is close to the body,” Missoni said.

The knit-work was bold and graphic, rather than the traditional tight Missoni zigzag, and the colors were soothing pastels contrasted by flashes of turquoise, mustard and orange. Colored booties, and sometimes berets with a crochet lining, finished the looks.

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A FAMILY AFFAIR

Rosita Missoni watched her daughter Angela’s creations from a bench near the runway entrance accompanied by her grandchildren. She said she felt “the pride of having created a business, a job, which my children enjoy to continue. I think this is a privilege.”

The presence of three Missoni generations was a touching show of familial strength, following the death of CEO Vittorio Missoni, Angela’s brother, in a plane crash in January 2013 followed four months later by the death of family patriarch and company co-founder Ottavio Missoni at age of 92.(backslash)

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SWANKY FERRAGAMO

The Salvatore Ferragamo silhouette for next winter is graceful and gamine, like the smoky plaid cape coat with a funnel collar, elegantly playful, as in the black dress that rips into ribbons, and alluring, a wet-look ribbed turtleneck with long pleated skirt. Sensual and feminine, there are no pants.

Hemlines fall to the knees and below, and the look are finished with talk boots and high crocodile leather heeled shoes. Handbags have metallic handles.

Hilary Swank sat smiling in the front row during the show, wearing a clingy ivory satin gown that wraps to a buckle at the waist and cascades to partial pleats.

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FLORENTINE HOPES

Infrastructure improvements — that’s what Salvatore Ferragamo CEO Michele Norsa said he’d like to see from the new Italian government of Matteo Renzi. And more foreign trade missions to promote Italian fashion.

“A new airport in Florence could change the history of the city, its potential,” Norsa told reporters before the Ferragamo fashion preview. No telling if the fact that Renzi was Florence mayor until becoming premier will help Norsa’s cause.

Norsa said adding new airlines to Florence, where Ferragamo is based, “would have an immediate effect” and that he’d like to see improvements to the general infrastructure in Italy.

Trade missions, he said, are also “fundamental for our sector, and also for the country.” Rapid changes in governments in recent years have led to a lack of continuity.

Norsa said he has met and “appreciates” Renzi. “We all hope he has a long term and can do what is important for our sector,” Norsa said.

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POT OF GOLD

Milan designer Marco de Vincenzo’s new looks culminated with pretty cocktail and day dresses in a copper rainbow effect.

The designer already found the pot of gold: French conglomerate LVMH confirmed to Women’s Wear Daily before the runway show Sunday that it is making “a significant” investment in the brand.

Turns out industry insiders have known for months about the deal, which was thanks in some part to de Vincenzo’s relationship with Silvia Venturini Fendi, whose fashion house already falls under LVMH.

De Vincenzo, 35, designed accessories at Fendi right out of fashion school, and launched his own line in Paris before moving to Milan in 2009 — when he won Italian Vogue’s emerging designer award.

De Vincenzo’s autumn-winter collection is a feat of optical illusions fused with inventive classic styles. The looks include leather coats with concentric strips of waving colors, plaid skirts with pleats that reveal a rainbow of contrasting metallic shades and multi-color dresses with wavy micro-pleats. The palate was neutrals in black, camel and grays, lit by flashes of “metallic strawberry, electric blue and bronze.”

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TRIBAL AESTHETIC

The Nomad spirit has seized Marni: Feathers festoon wool coats and skirt fronts, and some dresses have an exotic grass skirt effect.

The underlying architecture of the looks is pure Marni: ample cuts, ruffles, sloping sleeves, long hemlines and roomy trousers. And there are the classic Marini florals and patterns. In this collection for next fall and winter, the patterns are taken from German artist Mangus Plessen’s works, part of Marni’s ongoing collaboration with artists.

Designer Consuelo Castiglioni took the looks and layered one on top of each for a cocooning effect — a word bandied about Milan this season. In one look, a vibrant blue fur is wrapped over a sweater and bustier with a peplum embellishment that gives way to the aforementioned grass skirt, prettied up with iridescent blue and maroon feathers. The model’s hair is matted, an almost seaweed effect speaks of wildness.

On the simpler side, Castiglioni also incorporates sporty looks from her men’s line, with athletic style pants or skirts with drawstrings at the hem, worn with zip jackets and matching sweatshirts. There were a series of easy to wear, neoprene outfits featuring oversized ruffles, and to which this statement from the designer’s notes certainly applies: “The body is barely touched.”

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Salma Hayek gushes over Gucci’s softness http://fashioninquiry.com/fashion-trends/gucci/salma-hayek-gushes-guccis-softness.html http://fashioninquiry.com/fashion-trends/gucci/salma-hayek-gushes-guccis-softness.html#comments Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:09:01 +0000 natalia.maslova http://fashioninquiry.com/?p=3036 Salma Hayek gushed over the softness of Gucci's lusciously textured looks for next winter — from supple leather to shaggy fur.

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MILAN (AP) — Salma Hayek gushed over the softness of Gucci’s lusciously textured looks for next winter — from supple leather to shaggy fur.

“I love it. I want to touch everything. It’s so soft, and so beautiful,” Hayek said after the womenswear preview show for next fall and winter that marked the official launch of Milan Fashion Week on Wednesday.

Hayek, wearing a mod leather beret with a zipped leather jacket and mini skirt, conferred frequently with Vogue Italia’s Franca Sozzani on one side as her husband Francois-Henri-Pinault, the CEO of the French conglomerate Kering, which owns Gucci, sat on the other. Hayek is a close friend of designer Frida Giannini and the two work together on the Gucci campaign “Chime for Change,” that is all about female empowerment — a mood that comes across loud and clear in Giannini’s looks for next winter.

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“It’s a very special relationship for me,” Hayek said, citing both the campaign they collaborate on and Hayek’s work on the Kering board. “I also love her clothes. It’s always a surprise. Something a little pure but with an umpf. There’s always something unforgettable.”

Hayek confessed her dark leather look, with a purple python fringe bag and mid-calf dark platform boots, were from a previous season. For next winter, Giannini goes softer with both the palate and the feel — even if sticking with decidedly Gucci and winter materials like leather and fur. The colors were snatched from your favorite Crayola box of yesteryear: cornflower blue, sage green, brushed pink blush — set off by neutrals in tan, black and camel.

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A-line Nappa leather mini dresses had ruffled fronts — a testament to the suppleness of the materials. Waistlines were higher, and hemlines were short, showing off knee-high leather high-heeled boots. Suits were slim-fitting, contrasting nicely with shaggy colored furs that give a carefree flounce with every step. For evening wear, there were romantic leather mini-dresses with bejeweled tops.

The vibe was decidedly ’60s and a fitting match for the mod mariner looks that Giannini showed in January for next winter’s men’s line.

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Bradley Cooper visits London Fashion Week Day 4 http://fashioninquiry.com/fashion-trends/other-in-fashion-trends/bradley-cooper-visits-london-fashion-week-day-4.html http://fashioninquiry.com/fashion-trends/other-in-fashion-trends/bradley-cooper-visits-london-fashion-week-day-4.html#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:48:41 +0000 natalia.maslova http://fashioninquiry.com/?p=2996 London Fashion Week saw its starriest and most hectic day, as Hollywood celebrities rubbed shoulders with fashion's elite on the front rows.

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LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week saw its starriest and most hectic day yet Monday, as Hollywood celebrities turned up at big-ticket shows and rubbed shoulders with fashion’s elite on the front rows.

Singer Harry Styles and actors Bradley Cooper and Naomie Harris dropped in at Burberry Prorsum, which led a schedule that included back-to-back catwalk action at Christopher Kane, Erdem, Issa and Tom Ford among others.

Here are highlights from Day 4:

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BRADLEY COOPER SUPPORTS MODEL GIRLFRIEND

Cooper gave the fashion week some high wattage star power when he showed up at Burberry, where his girlfriend, Suki Waterhouse, was modeling the autumn and winter collection for the luxury label. He squeezed in next to U.S. Vogue editor Anna Wintour, and the two were pictured chatting and joking together.

A few hours and an outfit change later, Cooper was spotted on the front row at Tom Ford, this time with Waterhouse next to him. The pair kept a low profile, deliberately turning their backs to prying cameras. That wasn’t too difficult. The show space at Ford, set up like a nightclub, was so dark that they could have gone unnoticed.

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TOM FORD ‘KNOCKS OFF’ JAY Z

Tom Ford may be best known for his razor-sharp suits and slinky womenswear, but the designer showed a humorous side Monday with a catwalk collection that played on his own fame and rapper Jay Z.

The designer’s catwalk, unveiled at London Fashion Week, featured sequined football jerseys emblazoned with the giant white letters “TOM FORD 61.”

That’s a playful reference to Jay Z, who recorded a song called “Tom Ford” and wore a similar jersey — without the sequins — at his shows. Versions of that jersey are now sold online, independent of the luxury design label. (61 refers to Ford’s year of birth.)

“I just took the knock off from online, and knocked it off,” Ford told The Associated Press after the show, which also featured black and red velvet dresses, sporty hoodies and animal print separates worn with high-heel boots.

Ford said the collection was about “modest luxury” and updates on 1960s shapes and the styles women wear in the American West, where he grew up.

“The first dress was actually the same dress that Navajo Indian women have been wearing since the 1920s and still wear,” he said, referring to a black velvet dress that opened the show.

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BURBERRY DRAWS BIG A-LIST CROWD WITH LUXURY DISPLAY

Harry Styles and Naomie Harris were among those joining Cooper at the front row at Burberry, Britain’s most successful fashion house and host to the week’s glitziest show.

The label showcased dozens of new variations of Burberry’s bestselling trench coat, with the standout styles in putty-colored leather, hand-painted with floral designs.

There was plenty of warm outerwear to choose from, including painted shearling jackets, blanket coats and wool ponchos in bold geometric prints, and heavy blanket scarves embroidered with initials. When customers buy those scarves, they are encouraged to have their own initials added.

That personal touch and emphasis on individual craftsmanship comes at a hefty price: A sheepskin trench coat straight from the runway could set you back 6,000 pounds ($10,000.)

Designer Christopher Bailey said he wanted the collection to be “very sophisticated, and with a slight nuance of sexiness.”

“It was absolutely beautiful,” said Harris. “So vibrant, classic with such a modern twist, and that’s what I love, because I’m personally quite classic in my taste but always wanting to jazz it up with something modern as well.”

Other familiar faces on the front row included movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, singer Tinie Tempah, Topshop boss Philip Green, TV presenter Cat Deeley and celebrity photographer Mario Testino.

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MANNISH, FEMININE, COOL: CHRISTOPHER KANE HAS IT ALL

Christopher Kane opened his show with tough and mannish all black outfits, and ended with little dresses that couldn’t be more delicate.

The designer, one of London’s favorites, offered many more looks in between. There were black plastic-looking dresses trimmed with cream fur, all-black outfits made trendy with neon green or yellow accents, sporty puffer jackets and ladylike pale pink wool coats.

If that’s not enough, he added clever and surprising touches that would make anyone who wears his clothes a talking point. Memorable designs included cocktail dresses that came with sculptural ‘sleeves’ made of stiff ribbons that looped around the arms, or made of countless layers of thin parchment-like fabric, so that they fan out like the pages of a book as the models moved.

Kane’s creativity could be too quirky and weird for many women, but this time everything was wearable.

“I really liked the fur, the black, pink, coffee white,” said stylist Caroline Sieber. “It was very chic.”

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AN ORNATE DOLLHOUSE AT ERDEM

Designer Erdem Moralioglu’s new collection was set in an industrial warehouse-like building, but guests were transported to the most decadent dollhouse once the show came on and the dresses came out.

Models wore highly ornate dresses in black, gold, and metallic jewel tones, all in rich fabrics like velvet and silks and decorated with lace, intricate floral embroidery, and laser cut-outs. There were also Chinoiserie prints, and beaded and jeweled numbers.

Erdem’s clothes are known for their femininity, but the look on Monday avoided being too “done” by pairing the ornateness with modern boxy shapes and short, playful skirts.

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Ruffles and romance at John Rocha’s London catwalk http://fashioninquiry.com/designers/other-in-designers/ruffles-romance-john-rochas-london-catwalk.html http://fashioninquiry.com/designers/other-in-designers/ruffles-romance-john-rochas-london-catwalk.html#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 13:41:21 +0000 natalia.maslova http://fashioninquiry.com/?p=2989 John Rocha revealed the inspiration behind his latest womenswear collection, shown Saturday on Day 2 of the style extravaganza.

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LONDON (AP) — As romantic destinations go, Iceland probably ranks pretty low down most lists.

But John Rocha — one of London’s most romantic designers — said his experiences of the North Atlantic island nation’s ever-changing light and natural wonders were the inspiration behind his latest womenswear collection, shown Saturday on Day 2 of the style extravaganza.

“There’s a certain part of the year when it’s all dark, and then it’s all bright. I love the transition and all the different textures there,” he said after the show.

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Rocha opened his showcase with a series of all-black outfits adorned with huge billowing clouds of ruffles, both worn as sculptural hats and as collars. The collection had many of Rocha’s trademarks: oversized ruffle flowers, voluminous layers of light chiffon and tulle, and lace or crochet fabrics so intricate they are more works of art than wardrobe items.

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Classic red and dark forest greens injected some color, and patent leather shoes with chunky heels balanced the femininity of the fabrics.

Not everything was dark and dramatic. A few of the see-through black organza ballgowns were embroidered with a sprinkling with colorful 3D flowers, as if the model had just rolled around in a flower bed and the petals had stuck to her dress.

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NEW YORK (AP) — If the racy clothes at Betsey Johnson’s runway show weren’t enough to cause temperatures to rise, the designer added a surefire sizzle — two hunks (barely) dressed as firefighters.

The beefcake — complete with fake fire hoses — went with the theme of the “Hot” collection. For Johnson, being hot equates with mesh dresses paired only with bright underwear, mini-dresses, shirt dresses that barely covered one’s assets, and lots and lots and lots of sequins.

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Celebs such as Paris Hilton, Wendy Williams, and Zendaya Coleman were there to take it all in.

“This is the best (expletive) I’ve ever designed. This is my favorite, favorite stuff,” Johnson said in an interview before the show began.

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The brightly colored clothes seemed inspired by the late ’70s-early ’80s disco era, from the thigh-high multicolored socks paired with tight miniskirts to the shaggy faux fur coats, jumpsuits and sexy boots. Most of the models paired the outfits with Johnson’s equally colorful bags, and there were eye-catching patterns, including a yellow shirt adorned with images of handguns.

“We see lots of sequins, shiny stretched satins, I don’t know — fluorescent colors, gold-foiled velvets and just everything a Rockette has ever worn,” she added (though it would be hard to imagine the Rockettes wearing any of these outfits for their family friendly shows).

NY Fashion Week Betsey Johnson

The designer said she actually had other leggy beauties in mind when she came up with her clothes — Beyonce, Katy Perry and Rihanna.

“They really inspired me — I mean that’s my kind of clothing,” said Johnson. “It’s devoted and dedicated to my rock ‘n’ roll girl.”

The designer did her signature cartwheel at the end of the show, accompanied by two little granddaughters and her daughter.

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