MSGM Menswear SS15

It is no secret that Milan is recovering from the fashion rut it’s been stuck in since the 90’s, after all there’s only so many Versace skimpy’s a guy can handle and Fendi Baguette bags a girl can own!  Perhaps this is why the Milan fashion scene has followed in London’s footsteps by becoming increasingly keen to push young talent.  Stella Jean is one of the big new names in Womenswear and as Mens fashion month drew to a close, it seemed there was at least one very promising name; MSGM.  Until SS14 MSGM was a little known brand started by salesman turned fashion designer Massimo Giorgetti.  Over the past few season MSGM has never failed to deliver colour, print and the overall wearability factor in both women and menswear.  For me, the menswear has been a highlight of this SS15 season, showing diverse silhouettes with a cool, street aesthetic – the wow factor as well as the wearability factor.  Having just released their women’s pre SS15 collection also (which in my opinion is simply one of the best collections out there); Milan have indeed supplied the goods.  As a girl, I definitely want to be an MSGM girl and the guys? Well I wouldn’t mind dating one!

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MSGM MEnswear SS15 Look 1 and Look 5

 

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MSGM Menswear SS15 Look 13 and Look 17

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MSGM Menswear SS15 Look 38 and Look 39

10 Years at the Top

Calvin Klein, one of the most iconic American fashion houses of recent times, still knows how to bring New York Fashion Week to an end in style.  With Francisco Costa celebrating ten years as the Women’s Creative Director, it was a particularly poignant show for the brand and what a show it was!  Typically minimal, Costa stayed true to his signature white opener however straight away it was clear, this season there was a slight twist.  As usual each piece was immaculate however the garments appeared inside out with seams and overhang on show, more interesting still; seams were sewn with fluorescent thread from oranges to pinks and greens.  From simple seams to multicoloured fringing, it’s taken 10 years but Costa has found the colour wheel and apparently he knows how to use it!  Admittedly the dresses looked a lot more practical than the trouser’s in what was apparently hand woven tweed but to be honest, I’d have it all, all of it!!  Here’s to ten more years at the top for Francisco Costa at Calvin Klein!

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Calvin Klein Collection SS14: Look 1, 4 and 13

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Calvin Klein Collection SS14: Look 9, 16 and 18

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Calvin Klein Collection SS14: Look 23, 25 and 34

*All images courtesy of Style.com

Marc By Marc Shows who’s Boss

Youthful, fun and simply show stopping; it could only be Marc by Marc Jacobs!  Sequins, metallic leathers and silk pyjama’s made the show one of my highlights of NYFW.  Wearability factor was high, I could imagine the pink sequin dress on a perfect summers evening, the silver leather mini dancing the night away in Ibiza and the baby pink trouser suit rocking a hot summer in the city.  This man rarely puts a foot wrong and today he definitely produced one of the most enjoyable shows so far……

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*All images Marc By Marc Jacobs SS14 courtesy of Style.com

Armani Privé Couture AW13

When I think of the Giorgio Armani client I automatically think of a lady, class, decadence and pure style.  She doesn’t just own one piece of Armani, her entire wardrobe is Armani; her life is one of society balls and endless champagne. Glamourous yet elegant, sexy yet vulnerable, every man and woman’s dream.  This was the woman we were presented with at this weeks Armani Privé AW13 Couture show.

From the start the scene was set – the models hair tied up in loose retro curls, soft around the face with bare minimal makeup but for a rose tinted lip and strong brow.  We had been taken back to old school Hollywood, The Great Gatsby era with its soft tailoring in the lightest pink/peach hue, sweet fur neckerchief’s, and rose pearl collars.

Gradually the Armani woman became sexier and more modern introducing daring black tulle see through tops matched with billowing evening trousers which I for one would die for!  Heavier duty accessories were introduced, door-knocker earrings and double cuff’s, taking the edge off some of the more twee ensembles.  As the collection continued the colour pallet became lighter and lighter, until it was quite literally Nude….beautiful.  My favourite pieces included the tiered, tulle skirted dresses with slinky tops; styled to perfection with strong yet minimal jewellery – just divine!

Armani doesn’t always produce a collection I take notice of, but this couture offering is hard to forget.  I’m sure there were more than a few special clients taking note for potential day tailoring, evening gowns and wedding dresses.  The collection for me was unadulterated perfection, stylish and classy.  After all this is couture, Armani at his best.

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Armani Privé AW13 Couture: Look 4, Look 16 and Look 18

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Armani Privé AW13 Couture: Look 25, Look 27 and Look 28

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Armani Privé AW13 Couture: Look 37, Look 40 and Look 42