I am a true Céline addict. The French brand owned by the luxury cluster LVMH simply has some of the best ready to wear. Their skirts are incredible, the coats are among the most comfortable and stylish in the world and the bags, in particular the black Phantom are to die for. And a funny coincidence at Paris Couture last week proofed that a Celine dress is simply the best too!
Phoebe Philo started the bulky flat sandal trend with her spring 2013 collection one year ago. As Karl Lagerfeld said “There is not beauty without some strangeness in the proportions!” one year ago the ugly shoe trend conquers spring 2014 – It needed some time to become mainstream. However, even when buying an intentionally ugly shoe some considerations have to be made to wear it in style instead of sloppy or bucolic. Double strap shoes, crisscross sandals and T-bars are on offer. Which style to choose mainly depends on the shape of the feet….
According to Karl Lagerfeld “Fashion isn’t art.” But Fashion meets art – Art meets fashion has been the topic of fashion brand artist collaborations since quite some time. (Just think back to Marc Jacobs highly praised first collaboration with American graphiti artist Stephen Sprouse on the 2001 Louis Vuitton collection!). For spring 2014 a heavy art influence is present among so many collections. It is echoed in bold colors, artistic prints, graffiti elements and more.
The Chanel art gallery, which was set up in the Grand Palais as a backdrop for the spring 2014 pret-a-porter was incredible. Karl Lagerfeld himself supervised the creation of contemporary artworks, which played ironically with Chanel icons like pearls or double C. But not only the Chanel art gallery was cool, the runway looks were incredible. There was the much hyped art school backpack with its graffiti print, the oversized pearl necklaces resembling headphones, androgynous blazers and of course the fabulous brush-stroke dresses.
Birkenstock inspired sandals are everywhere this spring. However, which styles are the best? Mainly there are two choices. On the one hand to play a little with the bucolic/ ecologic image of the shoe and wear it in a relatively neutral color and on the other hand to buy a stand out embellished/ colorful sandal.
Birkenstocks are back! I barely believe it, but I really start to see flat, bulky sandals all over the online stores, social media, blogs …