Tagged: A line dresses

Parisian Chic: Paule Ka Spring/Summer 2014

French brand Paule Ka is well known for simple, classic design much loved by royalties and celebrities around the world. Serge Cajfinger’s vision of femininity is the epitome of that timeless Parisian chic but each season he manages to reinvent it by adding something new and exciting. This time he gave the brand’s signature bows a new twist and used them to tie the sleeves. This new detail appears on cocktail dresses and blouses, but he also wrapped bows around the waist and collars. The collection also has some youthful and modern elements such as bright colored prints and geometric cuts and features plenty of beautiful A-line dresses, cigarette pants, poplin shirts and spring coats.

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Images: http://pauleka.com

Resort 2014: Rich, Glamorous and Bohemian

Resort 2014 collections are cheerful and light, full of bright colors and floral prints. From strict night gowns to feathery summer dresses and cropped trousers, there is everything you need for a romantic holiday. Anna Sui’s collection is very bohemian with 30s silhouettes and bright fruit prints, while Temperley London collection was inspired by 50s style and features A line dresses, as well as luxurious and flamboyant night gowns with floral prints and appliqués.

Stella McCartney’s 60s style pink dress with lips, heats and matches is one of the most talked about pieces. It will debut in December issue of British Vogue, and seems to be just the perfect choice for Christmas or St. Valentine’s. Her collection features a range of A line pop art inspired dresses with quirky prints in white and light pink, but also many other exciting pieces, such as snake skin blazers, as well as trousers and dresses with floral prints. Alice + Olivia resort collection also features dresses with lips print. It is inspired by a school girl’s holiday in the English countryside and there are a lot of stripes, polka dots and floral prints in red, pink, navy and white.

Inspired by Rio de Janeiro, Gucci collection is relaxed and glamorous. It is an adorable mix of fluid silhouettes, bright colors, metallic fabrics and quirky prints. Roksanda Ilincic used metallic details to accent her voluminous gowns with innovative shapes and floral appliqués. She combined different shades of blue, from navy to sky-blue, while beige is teamed with light purple.

Many resort collections have beautiful lace and satin floor length gowns, but nobody can beat Valentino and Oscar de la Renta dresses made with incredible precision, technique and, designed with taste. While Valentino collection combined effortless chic with sublime couture his gorgeous day-to-night lace dresses, Oscar de la Renta created a delightful collection of strict and glamorous silk gowns.

Alica+Olivia

Alice+Olivia

Anna Sui
Anna Sui

Valentino

Valentino

Temperley London

Temperley London

Roksanda Ilincic

Roksanda Ilincic

Oscar de la Renta

Oscar de la Renta

Stella McCartney

Stella McCartney

Gucci

Gucci

 

Fall/Winter Trends: Leather

This fall is not just about leather jackets and coats, but everything from dresses and skirts to gloves and boots. Leather is this season’s must and it is completely reinvented and used in unexpected ways. While Prada fall/winter collection features some beautiful and extravagant long red leather skirts, Viktor & Rolf designed leather jackets with huge bows, and Valentino royal blue A line dresses with white lace left everyone breathless. Dior, Mulberry, Lanvin and Haider Ackermann produced some inventive leather coats and, among many others, Fendi, House of Holland and Roksanda Ilincic designed beautiful leather shirts and tops.

Trend varies from fierce looking jackets and trousers inspired by grunge and architectural shapes to romantic ladylike dresses in 40s style. It is leather head to toe quite literally, since Phillip Lim and Chanel even covered legs in it. 

Lanvin

Lanvin

Bora Aksu

Bora Aksu

Phillip Lim

Phillip Lim

 

Fendi

Fendi

 

House of Holland

House of Holland

 

Viktor & Rolf

Viktor & Rolf

 

Prada

Prada

 

Haider Ackermann

Haider Ackermann

 

Blumarine

Blumarine

 

Christian Dior

Christian Dior

 

Valentino

Valentino

 

Lanvin

Lanvin

 

Images: http://www.elleuk.com