Here are some of our favorite prep school-inspired street style outfits.
The collections at Fashion Week are always a major source of DIY inspiration, as we love scouting out the upcoming trends and thinking of ways to create them ourselves. This season definitely didn’t disappoint, as there were plenty of over-the-top embellishments, leather accents, and bold accessories. We rounded up a few of our favorite shows and the different ways they’re inspiring us. Which collection did you like the best?
Gucci – We loved the bright necklaces at Gucci, which mixed together flowers, gems, and spikes for an incredible combination. We’d love to recreate one with flowers and gems from our store. The embellished collars were also to die for.
Alexander Wang – This collection was full of sleek leather accents, strategically placed cutouts, and clothing that seemed to float in mid-air. You could easily DIY these looks by adding long leather straps to your favorite pair of shoes, or by cutting apart a t-shirt and adding a transparent panel.
Rodarte – The leather fringe accents are definitely DIYable, but we especially loved the elaborate chain belts. Secure some chains together, add a few brooches, and you’ve got a chic, Rodarte-inspired belt!
Dolce and Gabbana – Like always, Dolce and Gabbana showed an incredibly elaborate, intricate collection. The shoes were detailed with bright braided raffia, and we adored the fun earrings. You could definitely DIY these looks by stitching some bright thread onto a natural bag, or by adding braided cord to a simple pair of wedges.
Mens fashion week is here and if you haven’t caught up yet. Here is an overview of Milan Fashion Week, men’s collection. With what else but tailored suits, interesting hats, best leather boots and shoes. Men’s bags that I would wear and chic layered looks.
Z Zegna & Gucci
Click on Photos to Enlarge
London showed its true colors this season. Yellow was confirmed as a key emerging trend on the London runways, Watermelon pinks replace summer’s perennial coral tones, and floral brights also return to the runways. Mixing bright colors was seen on the runway by designers such as Gucci. Stripe patterns were also seen but with cutouts, draping and soft colorful stripes.
Milan had an amazing fashion week. Designers combined bright colors by layering in unrelated haphazard mixes. Floral prints were very popular for the spring season in Milan, as well as long flowy floral dresses for the spring breeze. Designers such as Just Cavalli and Marni showed amazing trims embellishments using sequins and palliates. Just as in London fringe is also popular in Milan fashion week.
Milan’s Menswear Spring 09 shows ended this week.
Many top designers such as Gucci, Burberry and Calvin Klien displayed their collection for next spring. Here are few a highlights from the shows. Also, I’ll keep you posted on the show from Paris which started today.