Ever since Pippi Longstocking’s debut, overalls have been in style. Although they took a quick break in the fashion circuit they are coming back with a bang. The traditional style has been transformed in a very modern way. The once conservative look can now be seen in cutting edge colors, and unexpected fabrications. How will you be rocking the look this summer?
Many designers use rhinestones to enhance pieces within their collection. Some designers add a few stones here and there while others create works of art. Judith Leiber is one designer who has made a name for herself for her innovative use of crystals and rhinestones. Her initial bag created due to a shipping error which left many of her bags damaged. Rather than throwing the bags away, Judith began decorating them with a variety of small crystals. Ms. Leiber’s creative instincts may have inspired some of the runway looks we see today. Here are some of our favorite rhinestone-enhanced looks from the runway.
Judith Lieber minaudiere
Many runway shows are very intimidating. There’s a fierce model walking down with a well calculated soundtrack matching each step. We often overlook the details of each piece. While examining some of the recent runway looks, we came across M&J-like trims that resemble the most coveted pieces.
20MM Braid With Chain Velvet Ribbon
4MM Metal Chain
1 1/2″ Half Stem Aluminum Chain
Envious of all those Gossip Girl outfits? Here’s your chance to recreate your own GG inspired outfit sans dress codes. Designers such as Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Opening Ceremony and A.P.C have coveted some of the preppier looks that are undeniably cool.
Styling Tip: Try mixing and matching prep school pieces with leather to create an edgy look or opt for the full on quirky look shown on the runway.
Floral Prints have been a key feature on the runway. The nature infused trend has been revamped in a major way. Designers have been using various mediums such as fur, lace, beads, fabric and appliques to incorporate these patterns. Below are some of our favorite floral runway pieces that give us the urge to create some of our very own pieces.
Fashion Week has already begun in New York City and we can’t help but be heavily inspired. From the runway shows to the amazing streetstyle to all of the fashion afterparties that grace our city, there are so many potential DIY projects to be made! We are definitely looking at all of our lace, fur, leather, and metallic trims in a new light!