Diversity, strength, individuality – the empowerment of the female mind and body.
Versace for all women, mixing romantic with active, florals with plaid, feminine with masculine. Colours are vivid, transparencies are flirtatious, attitude is fearless. The new female power suit has a strong rounded shoulder and contouring double-breasted cut. It is worn over a white shirt with words of positivity, and the provocation of a sheer tulle skirt.
Ergonomic lines cut movement into a long-sleeve dress, with degrade colour shifting across the body, and tulle slashes revealing the skin beneath. Fitted sheepskin jackets in bold colour are defined by their inside-out construction lines, with exaggerated shaggy collars to maximise the effect.
Short black athletic dresses with overlocked seams are femininised by a kick in the cut, while short ruffle dresses are swirls of movement, cut along sinuous lines. A feminine open-weave plaid is used for short-sleeve tops, skirts and one-shoulder dresses cut with effortless twists.
Knitwear is versatile, from sporty compact knits to mohairs and sweaters that are as if layers of different knits worn together. Sheer tulle skirts are embroidered like a new lace, with vertical lines that flip into godets, creating flirtatious movement. Other tulle dresses are embroidered with acid floral patches.
Shaved mink is laser-cut like a transparent fur coat, inset with vivid fox to create the effect of plaid. Meanwhile another extraordinary shaved mink is embellished with acid floral patches. Dresses have a flashes of floral print, while long sheer georgette dresses are printed with florals that warp and shift colour as they move down the body.
Tulle is embroidered with crystal to give the effect of crystal mesh, the resulting cocktail dresses keeping their dynamic form as if frozen in motion. Brand new bags are super soft, whether it’s a drawstring shopper with braided charms, a flat-fold messenger, a new hobo or an elongated colour-contrast clutch that can be carried two ways.
High heel ankle-strap sandals have dynamic Versace logos, while the new Daphnis watch celebrates the power of the Versace Greek key.
“This is a collection about the power of women, and women who know how to use their power. It is a call for unity, and the strength that comes from positivity and hope.” Donatella Versace
We live in frenetic times, encapsulated in our work. We dream of ideal places immersed in nature to return to.
This can be done at any time, even walking around town, by assuming a natural air, elegant as freedom itself.
With its lifestyle of the highest Italian quality, Tod’s presents a winter of outdoor spirit, designed for being outdoors even when inside you’re indoors, reassured by the softness of leather, adapted for going anywhere, with modern refinement.
Accessories with crafted details and finishes define a wardrobe that takes us through the day with their sublime manufacture.
Etro Paisley Tribe
Take a walk into a colorful winter with Etro Paisley Tribe, a fearless group of exploring women who lead the way to this season’s adventure playground. Bright, feisty, active and energized, these women congregate, celebrate, and share freely as if in an altitude festival. Whether on a remote mountain top, pensive retreat,
or bustling city street, the mood is buoyant and free, igniting a color explosion and pattern collision. Codes are unwound, rules are broken, and mystery cultures materialize around an air of spirituality, energy, and positivity.
The new look is rooted in a functional sportiness but has bursts of Etro’s traditional femininity and its mastery of mixing. Oversized outerwear, including giant tweed parkas and patchwork jacquard puffer jackets, creates cozy bulky upper halves with long plissè printed paisley dresses fluttering beneath.
The robe is reimagined this season as an almost regal wrap, with kimono sleeves, striped trims, and ribbon borders. Dresses are either goddess long or hyper cropped in wrapped or rouched drapings. The pant this season is quilted and printed, creating a Judo-like pajama.
The new mood synthesizes, as always, in the world of print. This season Veronica Etro has mixed worlds, plucking her family’s famous paisley and punching it with psychedelic colors. Winter’s traditional palette of pine, mud, bordeaux, and black is shot with hot pink, revived cobalt, emerald green, and acid yellow. Spinning mandalas, tie prints, and tree of life florals, are refracted into kaleidoscopes of new patterns. Bold stripes and accentuated angles break up the decorative veil, while a touch of leopard print adds a new exoticism.
The visual mélange is made sumptuous with Etro’s rich fabrics. Intricate brocades are trimmed with colorful ribbons or borders recalling the colorful ethnic saddles used on yaks. Jacquards are boldly slashed with opulent gold and trimmed in colorful micro threading that recalls Tibetan flags. Lotus flowers, dragons, and geometrics fly across these noble materials in the form of patches bearing messages and claiming identity. Tweeds, on overcoats, parkas and dresses, unfold like blankets while metal ribbon embroidery clusters on an armor-like dress. Knitwear, meanwhile, has been elevated to artistic status with its elaborate patterned jacquards on beefy cardigans and reversible kimono coats.
The extras allow for in nite personalizing, customizing, and keep the collection’s balance between folk and the street. Madras scarves, colorful thread, and metal charm necklaces wrap around the neck. Colored stones jingle at the neck and wrist while patchwork bras and beaded halter tops add a layer of utility on evening dresses. Bags are big enough to carry one’s necessities on adventure, but showered in luxe: a postman’s bag is reinvented in jacquard with velvet lacing while embroidered carpet bags come in messenger versions. The look is finished off with trek read footwear, sealing the funky nomad vibe: Himalayan-like colored felt or suede flat boots and heeled booties feature shearling linings and ribbons that wrap up.
For Fall-Winter 2017/2018, Sportmax returns faithfully to the meticulous codes of its Italian sportswear origins. The élan of clean lines is enhanced this season with meticulously researched technical materials, while a new electric mood is sourced by the collection’s dynamic, raw energy. Cut exclusively in deep black, brilliant white, regimental navy and adventure orange, the clothes arise in a high-de nition vision.
Reductive in its forms, the collection nonetheless has plenty to say. The singular pattern this season is an army of words that spurt out like a digital computer screen, running across knit sweaters, scarves, nylon shirts or vertically down fold- front dresses. Run, Run Steady, and even the Sportmax logo all provide a steady stream of black and white conversa- tion as well as graphic punch to the surface of the clothes.
Sturdy hooded coats cut from a double-faced maxi-corduroy wool velvet are underpinned with strata of quilted nylon. Materials like crisp nylon and shiny shrink-wrap PVC underscore the speedy, high-tech avor of the season, while sheer silk georgette oats over sporty word sweaters, adding a soft, diaphanous layer. Opposites attract in a luxurious dou- ble-faced wool anorak that is reversible, showing off its sporty nylon interior. Knitwear, a Sportmax staple, is innovative as always, including sweaters with nylon quilted arms and bi colored thickly ribbed sweaters with detachable collars.
Silhouettes this season are clean, yet intriguing. Skirts come long and straight or cropped, revealing legging legs. Pants are high waisted with ribbed knit ankles and volume through the hips or skin-clinging in a technical stretch. Dresses are airy and oating, such as hooded zip front crepe de chine dresses or clouds of silk georgette masquerad- ing a word game. Nylon and silk jumpsuits and Sportmax sweatshirts – see now buy now – add a sporty utility.
The slick, speedy look is kicked off with kitten-heel, pointy toe booties; leggings peek out from under pants worn with sling back, high vamp pumps. Handbags this season are small, rigid and functional, featuring thick, contrast color straps that are worn cross body or around the waist. Eyewear has been attened into grey or blue screens with clear piping, nishing off the look with a high-tech edge.
Moschino Fall/Winter 2017: Materials girl
For Fall/Winter 2017 Jeremy Scott presents a Moschino woman who is so enraptured with fashion that she wraps herself in every material to bring her closer to it. She is the antidote to the unsustainable cycles of consumption. Her cure? To take materials the rest of us reject and wear them with Moschino panache.
The collection opens with a series of looks we’re calling “Cardboard Couture” – these are uptown-elegant silhouettes for day crafted in what appears to what most people rip open then throw out when their online orders arrive: packaging! “Fragile” stickers, “This Way Up” stamps, “Do Not Crush” warnings, duct tape trims and tracking dockets provide the functional equivalent to floral on Scott’s special delivery pieces. Her oeuvre extend from cardboard into a soignee skirt suit and off-color camel coat hewn in gray packing felt with duct tape accents, to a skirt of frayed newsprint fringe, and looks in boldly opaque bubble-wrap.
She’s so wrapped up in fashion – and a committed recycler – that she takes the gateway drug for her fascination with fashion magazines and turns them into clothes. Glossy editorials featuring previous Scott for Moschino collections are printed in trompe l’oeil tear-sheet prints. She crafts suits, pants, dresses, and even a “fur” coat out of her glossy collages along with all the accessories needed to compliment these haute papier looks!
As the collection develops so too does the source material. A broader and broader palette provides the fuel for a reiteration of classic tropes of style via radically unorthodox delivery systems. The Moschino bag dress is reimagined in plastic as a mini-dress, and dry-cleaning sheaths become the raw material of poised full-length cocktail gowns. Why are diamond earrings classier than those hewn from tin cans? Why should organza be any more permanent than trash-bag plastic – with a half-life of forever – when under consideration as the raw material for an evening dress?
This is the ultimate high-low collection. Candelabras, carpets, tissue boxes and even the curtains are called upon for her to adorn herself with. Fashion is powered by desire, and this collection acknowledges the overlooked physical consequences – the fall-out.
Because we are what we wear.
Fast. Glaring. Dazzling.
Glamour and bling, with the quintessential Pucci ease. Solid hues that move and swing. Asymmetries and jersey. Graphic cuts. Cut-outs. Cloth cut as little as possible and left glowing in its owing glory. Caftans and capes.
Fringes that utter, making hats, dresses and trousers dance. Well-to-do, on the move. Sequins and a suitcase. A cape and a trolley. Paisley and a hatbox. Psychedelic textures. Melting patterns on velvet. Shaggy furs. Teddybear. Chenille. Glazed chiffon. A trail of paisley.
Decoding the Pucci codes of color. 526 Cioccolato, 254 Verde Mela, 326 Arancio, 399 Rosa Bon Bon, 179 Pervinca.
Dazzling. Glaring. Fast. Glam, with a Pucci slam. NOW.
It’s the morning after the night before.
The FENDI muse for the Fall/Winter 2017-18 Collection emerges at dawn: a cinematic character pacing the streets of Rome. Framing her free spirit, the graphic heritage of FENDI rises to the fore. Geometric patterns are inspired by Viennese woodblock printing and 18th century Italian papiers dominotés, which come to life in an array of mosaic techniques, from cut-out knitwear to marquetry furs and acanthus leaf-printed silk. Colours exude autumnal warmth: from carmine red like sealing wax to camel, cobalt and petrol blue, optic white or palest blush pink, they highlight the Collection’s decorative, modern hand.
Codes of fine craftsmanship abound – a nipped waist is tucked with a giant ‘X’ appliqué, hemlines are framed in a bold topstitch and encrusted tulle stripes frame collars and cuffs. In felt cashmere, patent leather, Prince of Wales checks and herringbone wools, tailoring is cut with a double shoulder – from a structured plane it drops to create new volumes. That doubled effect evolves throughout as interlocking and overlapping sartorial textiles, FENDI ‘double F’ logo-trims and a layered exercise of cotton shirting and soft A-line skirts. It continues through transparency: sheer dresses are constructed in diamond ruched tulle whilst embroidered spirograph daisies and organza florals embellish long-sleeved gowns, both underpinned with the season’s patent red cuissard boots inset with elastic ribbing.
The Fall/Winter 2017-18 runway show debuts the new Run Away double handle box bag in two tone nappa leather and inlaid python, while the Baguette, Peekaboo and Kan I bags appear in an opulent array of striped python, ‘double F’ logo print and patchwork velvet, striped mink and leather fringe. They are paired with interchangeable Strap You shoulder straps in shaggy fur, jewelled velvet and cut-out autumnal flowers.