From Prada bejeweled dresses to Louis Vuitton black embellishments, we have seen a lot of chunky beads at spring/summer shows. Marni collection features some heavily embellished sportswear and Christopher Bailey’s collection for Burberry included some incredible pieces studded with chunky jewels. This season’s novelty are big sparkly rocks, even though some designers such as Roberto Cavalli, Marc Jacobs and Jenny Packham decided to stick to more subtle embellishments. Simone Rocha used big white pearls and stitched them to collars, handbags, shoes and even socks, while Dolce & Gabbana covered their dresses in golden coins and yellow jewels.
The latest issue of British Harper’s Bazaar brings exciting editorial styled by Carine Roitfeld and photographed by Karl Lagerfeld featuring the coolest pieces from spring/summer collections. She mixed pinks with reds and African turbans with Prada printed fur coats, but her outrageous combinations worked well.
The forthcoming season looks very colorful and flamboyant through Roitfeld’s eyes. There are a lot of bright colors, fabulous prints, delicate embellishments and adorable accessories. She picked the most fabulous clothes from Chanel, Prada, Givenchy, Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, Celine, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Christian Dior, JW Anderson, Lanvin, Altuzzara, Gucci and Giorgio Armani and chose Naomi Campbell, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Karolina Kurkova, Kate Gooding, Alewya Demmisse and Sabrina Loffreda to pose for the campaign.
Inspired by Jack Nicholson and Bryan Ferry, Marc Jacobs’s fall/winter collection for men is very elegant and masculine in a very classical way. Lothario-style wide trousers with stripes on the outer side look very naughty and cool when worn with baseball caps and printed jumpers.
The collection is very seductive with plenty of soft velvet, cool oversized coats and peacock feather print on silk. Long stripy scarfs look very sexy, especially when matched with big coats, slim trousers, white sneakers and sunglasses. Peacock feather print is used for shirts and trousers and looks both smart and casual in combination with elegant trousers or jackets and sporty shoes. Color palette varies from black and navy to soft grey, light blue and ocher.
Marc Jacobs prepared yet another surprise before he left Louis Vuitton. Not only he revamped the cult Noe bag and created a breathtaking ready-to-wear collection, but he also art directed a spectacular campaign featuring his muses Catherine Dneuve, Gisele Bundchen, Sofia Coppola, Fan Bingbing, Caroline de Maigret and Edie Campbell.
Each star is wearing a piece from Louis Vuitton spring/summer 2014 collection which perfectly matches one of the bags. Additionally, bags seem to correspond to personalities of those women; it is not just a mere coincidence that Catherine Deneuve is photographed with the most flamboyant one embellished with feathers, while Sofia Coppola got the most simple and elegant piece from the collection, and Edie Campbell rocked the metal studded bag.
Images were taken by Stephen Meisel who managed to capture the essence of Marc Jacobs’ last collection for Vuitton and made his dark glamour rather colorful.
The new Noe bag is Marc Jacobs’s last design for Louis Vuitton, and it looks amazing. This iconic drawstring bag was invented in 1932, and created especially for the purpose of carrying a bottle of champagne. Eventually it evolved into a shoulder bag and became hugely popular in the 80s, but this year Marc Jacobs gave it a revolutionary makeover. It comes in different materials, colors and shapes from pink or dark blue croco leather to feather embellishments and metal studs. The collection is made to be appealing to any customer, and every woman can find a piece that will suit her tastes.
Kate Moss is the cover girl of Playboy’s January/February 2014 issue, and the very first pictures from 18-page editorial by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott finally made it to the public, along with the cover photo everyone was eager to see. Even though Kate will turn 40 in January, she is chosen to be the face of Playboy’s 60th anniversary issue. She is looking hot on the cover photo, wearing retro bunny ears, black stilettos and a satin body with a white round tail.
In her Playboy interview, Kate answered the question who would she marry, f*ck and kill with “Marc Jacobs, Naomi Campbell and Piers Morgan” and told a story about a man who tried to take a photo of her “taking a piss” in a men’s bathroom.
Limited edition of the issue with an exclusive photo of Kate Moss is already available at Marc Jacobs, and there is also a T-shirt with this Playboy cover.
Images: Courtesy Mert Atlas and Marcus Piggott for Playboy; taken from http://www.mirror.co.uk
Rumours about Nicolas Ghesquière’s new post as a Creative Director of Louis Vuitton, which started since Marc Jacobs stepped down from this position in October, are now confirmed. He already started working on the fall/winter 2014 collection for Louis Vuitton, which will be shown at Paris Fashion Week in March. Everyone is eager to find out how is he going to contribute to the style of the brand which will be 160 years old in 2014.
Ghesquière started working for Balenciaga in 1997, when he was only 25 years old. His ground breaking design immediately turned Balenciaga into a critically acclaimed brand, because he was making wearable art, rather than just mainstream fashion. Marc Jacobs is quite the opposite with his sense for commercial success. Throughout his 16 years long career at Louis Vuitton, he managed to transform luggage and accessories brand into bestselling luxury fashion label. His design is literally appealing to everyone, while Ghesquière’s style is very avant-garde. It will certainly be a challenge for him.
When he was asked how he feels about working for Louis Vuitton, Ghesquière replied: “I am very honoured of the mission that I am entrusted with, and proud to join the history of this great maison. We share common values and a vision.”
While we are all waiting to see Ghesquière’s first collection for Louis Vuitton, have a look at some of his designs for Balenciaga selected for you by ModXchange: