Here are some of our favorite prep school-inspired street style outfits.
In years past, Fashion Week was solely intended to showcase a designer’s collection. Now it has become a who’s who, and who’s wearing what in the fashion world. With the rise of social media outlets fashion week revolves around much more than the designers. Those attending shows now dress to impress ( fashion photographers that is) We at M&J can not handle how great some of the fashion selections have been. The D.I.Y options are endless; we’re already stocking up on fur, feathers, rhinestones and studs. Here is a recap of our favorite emerald green street style recaps from New York, Paris, and Milan Fashion Week.
Fashion week in Paris was amazing, all the designers out did themselves as usual. Besides the wonderful collection from Chanel the show itself was very theatrical and dramatic, with its fog-shrouded forest on a bed of still-smoldering scorched earth. The collection was filled with jackets, coats, distressed denim leggings, caps, and boots each item looking as if they had been moth-eaten or tattered. Collete’s collection was filed with detailed lace, beaded embellishments, and crystals. Her collection was full of beautiful pieces; my favorite was full knee length dress with the beautiful trim detail. (upper right photo). Elie Saab has always been a favorite of mine and this show was no exception. Of course he had amazing details of lace and beaded. Colors included gray, dark red, and abstract multicolor print. Emanuel Ungara was filled with lace, beaded trim, leather and sequin. There were many lavishing pieces on the runway from strapless black jumpsuit with long-sleeve lace underlay to a sculpted domino sequin embroidered gown.
Milan Fall Fashion Week 2010
This season for Milan Fall Fashion week, designers like Dolce & Gabbana went back to their roots with sexy hour-glass pieces and signature prints, pencil skirt and lingerie. The details included beautiful gold coins, satin trims, wide elastic waistband and lace inserts. Emilio Pucci’s outstanding collection went for the 70’s details including deep-slashed and front swooping backs, laced, cutouts, silky fringing, and beading details. With overtones of purple, midnight blue, peacock shades, and molten gold. Alberta Ferretti’s collection beamed with colors of black, smoke grey, ivory, midnight blue, pale gold and sliver. With detailed delicate beading, tucks, pleats and fur trim. DSquared’s feisty collection included tulle bustles, corsets and pencil skirts that were detailed with blood red jewels, blue, and red beading, chain-fringing, metal spike studs, corest lacing, and industrial zips. Blumarine’s sexy and glamour look was pouring rock-chick studs, rhinestones, fringe and slinky zips.
Dolce and Gabbana