Last Monday we just arrived back from one week in Paris. And what to say it was incredible. Paris in September is always so inspiring – the fall collections have arrived in store, breathtaking exhibitions like AD Interieurs and the Biennale des Antiquaires et de la Haute Joaillerie open their doors, all the restaurants reopen after the big summer break and many of the stores like Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche organize cool events to draw customers to the retail floors. On the other hand the woman’s summer collections for 2015 are in full run. At the moment they are in Milan and next Tuesday they go into the last round hitting Paris. So what to start with? Fall 2014 trends and shopping tips? Inspirations from our Paris trip? Streetstyle and runway news from fashion month? Maybe I start with the thing that’s still most present in my mind …
After headgear, scarfs, coats and sweaters its time for the ultimate dress shopping guide fall 2014! In case you want to stay classy you have the choice between a draped, think DvF “The wrap” or a tailored shape with either a pencil style or A line skirt. To keep it really timeless the perfect length is just above or just below the knee. Regarding color black, dark jewel tones and neutrals are the best. For fall its perfectly suitable to jump on a wool cashmere fabric in order to keep you warm…
Guess that even those persons with only the slightest fashion interest have recognized that 60ies are back this fall. In a previous post I already showed you the softly draped side of the era by means of Ossie Clark style flouncy dresses. But sure there is also another more structured and tailored side – its the original mod shift dress.
It took me until today to realize that I already analyzed the Chanel grocery store bags, jewelry and knitwear but totally forgot about the jackets. And whats a Chanel show without jackets right? So lets hurry and analyze them a little closer together! What looked easy to wear, versatile and timeless as well as of lasting or even increasing value?
We already analyzed the fall 2014 trends regarding headgear, coats and sweaters. What else usually makes an impression on the runway? For sure the most integral component of most collections – The dresses! Just take Bottega Veneta with an entire fall collection based on dresses. Despite of this runway situation I feel that most people in the streets no matter whether its fashion week street style or just everyday city life rarely buy dresses. Here everything seems to be about separates and pants! That said I want to keep the dress trend section quite short, because I feel that there is only one major trend called 60ies revival!
On Thursday next week the biannual fashion month kicks of and the woman’s summer collections for 2015 are going to be presented. The marathon starts in NYC (detailed schedule is here), travels to London (schedule here), Milan (schedule here) and finally Paris (schedule here). Presentation of summer fashion at a time where everyone started to think about his upcoming fall wardrobe? Is there any reason for a consumer to follow these fashion shows?
Do you need a sweater for this fall? After analyzing some of the major trends, like utility fabrics (parachute at Christopher Kane, neoprene at Balenciaga or mesh at Stella Mc), high end materials (like leather at Milly, mink at Gucci or embroidered lace at Mary Katrantzou) or oversizing (as seen at Celine, Prada and Stella McCartney) its time to sum up! Here comes my sweater shopping list for fall 2014!
Ever since Chanel purchased heritage Scottish cashmere mill Barrie back in December 2012 knitwear has more and more become a very integral part of every Chanel collection. When it comes to the pre-fall Paris-Dallas show my absolute favorite knitwear pieces were the huge blanket scarf that came in different colors and texture. For the Chanel grocery store runway Karl Lagerfeld opted for the complete opposite of those surely a little hard to wear pieces and showed some super easy to combine infinity scarfs. Again the scarfs were my absolute knitwear standout from the collection!
Since several seasons it feels that the good old tightly fitting cashmere pullover is a little out of fashion. Oversizing slowly started to find its way into the runway shows and seems to hit a peek for this fall! So what to keep in mind when shopping for the perfect oversized sweaters this fall!!!