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Every fall, especially during FASHIONWEEKS showing next SpringSummer, it is easy to get a bit confused. What to wear this season? Sexy baroque – black lace and gold, embellishments and sumpious florals (Dolce), Joyful and fun -playing with embroidery and sequins (Prada) or brocade, beadings and kimonos ala (Proenza) where it is boxy and oversized yet effortlessly sexy.-The Collections: Dolce, Prada & Proenza-
And what to look out for, spot, dream and gaze about when the SpringSummer13 collections hit the runway and kicks off New York Fashionweek this week -in the heat and hotwave of damp indian summer… No wonder it’s easy to get a bit fashionschitzo…
My take on fall will be something like a mix between Stella McCartney’s collection of colours, easy tailoring and effortless style and Celine’s (Philo’s) voluminously chic overcoats, a wider pair of ankle-cropped pants, mixed with collaged sweatshirts and turtlenecks in soft leather or pvc.
“S: FASHION IS ART
M: FASHION CAN NEVER BE ART”
And so it begins.
We are taken through the archives of Schiaparelli and Prada, where we look at their different approaches to their designs, where they both want to dress the women of their time, in their own way-and how they agree on astetics, but may differ on the reason behind. Schiap was inspired by the likes of Salvador Dali, though Miuccia never will look to an artist for inspiration.
It was an interesting approach, where we looked at the similarities and differences of these two Italian designers, and how Miuccia Prada both have been inspired by Schiaparelli throughout her carrer- or you can see it in a way that “great minds think alike”‘. It is also important to be reminded of the genious and creative talent Elsa Shiaparelli was, and how ahead of her time she was, creating timeless and innovating looks, that still feels modern and never dated, even If they were created in the 1930s.
-Go for flowerprinted skirts, or a 50s inspired dress, mix with a few PRADA accessorice to get the perfect look-
This month in COSTUME I show you my take on the 40s feminine trend with the mix of patterns, prints and colours.
-Beautiful Siri C/Mikas showing off the 40s ladylike look, with a printed blouse from By Malene Birger, and a mustard coloured skirt from Monki. The belt is vintage and from Cape Town, available on request from Eleganty Waisted-
-My tips on how to get this look, mix different patterns and colours, and look to the spring collections from Prada, Proenza Schouler and D&G to get inspiration. Go for slick but still laidback hair, and fresh natural makeup-