Christmas is officially behind us and I feel that its time to sum up the year 2014. About a year ago I started writing my blog and I really have to admit that it enriches my life enormously. Despite of that, 2014 marks the end of the blog in its present structure. Considering advise of several friends I am going to discontinue the „beauty“, „interior“, „food“ and „travel“ sections to concentrate solely on fashion! However, the content from the discontinued sections will continue to be available on the page! Ok, but what I really want to do today is reflect on what happened in fashion in 2014!
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.
Are you in the mood for the next coat trend for fall? We already learned that regarding length the trend points towards long coats and regarding shape we have the option to choose from a wide range starting with very tight fitting styles going to super baggy versions. When it comes to the hardwear of the coat a clear trend towards sporty zippers is apparent!
Since some seasons coats got bigger and bigger and oversizing started to be all around. This fall things seemed to change a little bit – besides the oversized pieces several leading designers seemed to concentrate more on tailored coats!
The Balenciaga buckle strap ankle boots, which were first shown for spring 2011 are still quite a trend. Well, maybe not a real trend, but they still manage to capture the attention of photographers at fashion and art events! They are perfectly in line with the general trend towards flat, bulky and a little ugly shoes and look great with boyfriend jeans as well as shorts or short dresses! Here is some inspirations on how to make the best of your Balenciaga buckle strap ankle boots this summer!
After talking about the new Chanel collections I don’t want to miss to discuss the other hot news for this fall. Of course its the arrival of Nicolas Ghesquière’s debut collection for Louis Vuitton including the highly anticipated lv petite malle bag. Sure taking inspiration from Vuittons roots as a trunk maker for the design of a handbag not only coincides with Ghesquière’s debut collection but also with the 160th anniversary of the house of Vuitton. Thus making the bag even more covetable.
On the fall 2014 runway the LV petite malle bag was shown as a little treasure trunk, which can be opened by unfastening the 3 side locks. This original version has already been worn by models, celebrities and LVH staff alike.
After Dior in Brooklyn and Chanel cruise Dubai the Louis Vuitton cruise Monaco collection was presented directly opposite of the Palais du Prince. It was only the second show by the brands new designer Nicolas Ghesquière, who became famous while heading Balenciaga. Taking into account the video screens on the floor as well as the decorative elements on the clothing the collection seemed to be inspired by corals. Similar to his first collection a strong 60ies vibe was present. Flared pants, guess some were made of neoprene, were shown with waist belted tops and jackets. The addition of a bucked bag was a little reminiscent of Jane Birkin carrying her iconic straw basket.