To end my Spring Style Rundown series, I saved one of my personal favourites for last: Victorian-inspired details. High necklines, ruffles, intricate details of lace, and delicate bows dominated the runways…I guess you could say they’re victorious. Zimmermann was one of my personal favourites for the season, featuring soft colours accompanied by feminine silhouettes that had a clear Victorian influence. And while this trend is seen as a conservative one, Zimmermann still managed to create a flirtatious collection that I can totally see myself wearing with ease in 2016. So without further ado, I present to you all my top picks for the best Victorian-esque looks for spring (and they are all Zimmermann because I couldn’t pick just a couple)!
Ruffles. It seems as though runways across the map for spring were seeing the feminine classic flouncing about. This season, however, ruffles were like no other. RIP to the strictly girly girl ruffles that we’ve seen in the past (although there’s still plenty of room for ruffles in the girly closet). Olivier Roustling of Balmain did what he does best and gave ruffles a punch of sexy, while over at Alexander McQueen we were blessed with a special sweetness and glimmers of inspiration from the Victorian age. All of this while Jason Wu gave us some black and silver ruffles to make people like myself feel too cool for school. With all this being said…let’s all do the ruffle shuffle, shall we?
Ahhh yes, white. There’s nothing more classic, yet so fresh about this snowy hue. The best thing about white is the fact that it’ll never look dated and everyone at any age can effortlessly pull it off. For this season, designers pulled out all the stops to show the latest and greatest ways to wear white, including one of my personal favourites – Christian Dior. In his final collection with Dior, Raf Simons reminded me of why I love the iconic label. The feminine scalloped detailing on much of the looks he sent down the runway were feminine and classic, yet he still managed to bring us that modern punch and simplicity that we have grown to know and love from the designer. I could have posted every look from the collection, but I’ve spared you the time and selected just a few of my Dior favourites. Also included are some ultra chic pieces from Fendi, The Row, and Carolina Herrera. Bon Appetit!
One trend that designers flaunted down their runways for spring is something you thought you’d only see in your wildest dreams. No, really though. Pajama dressing seemingly popped up on every runway, blessing us with that luxurious daytime comfort that we’ve been longing for. Simple, yet chic silhouettes, accompanied with delicate silks and lace, button ups, and light as a feather slip dresses are everything for this spring. So, here are my top picks for pajama dressing.
While it may only be February, spring style has already sprung on my mind (sorry, not sorry at all). With that being said, I thought I would give you all the ultimate breakdown of all the must-have clothing for the upcoming season. And let me tell you, this year’s spring style is off the chain. So much so that I have decided to break up this post into a 5-part series so I don’t overwhelm you with the bazillion looks that I have hand-picked. So brace yourselves for theme #1 from this soon to be glorious series of spring pieces:
Go Bold Or Go Home.
Runway’s across the board were splashed with bold prints and colours (hallelujah-amiright?) Hands-down, Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana showcased some of the best colour and print of the entire season and I’m sort of obsessed-as you’ll see below. So, here’s my picks for all you ladies looking to make a statement this spring.
Spring/Summer 2015 NYFW is a gift that keeps on giving, every single year (not that we’re complaining). This season, the ever-present floral parade marched down the runway of Michael Kors, whose designs were simplistic, yet reminded us of the clean, effortless feeling that encompasses the warmer seasons. The Kate Spade show had us craving for a glorious two piece. The rich emerald’s, crisp whites, and pretty floral prints made this collection one of our favourites from the whole week. We also adored the feminine beauty of Oscar De La Renta. Pretty lace, gingham, and pastels made this show a stunner. At Diane Von Furstenberg, once again, gingham, two-piece sets and lace ruled the runway, encompassing the classic feminine look that we’ve all grown to love so much. Another spring staple, lace was found in every shape and form, from Erin Fetherston’s bold colours, to Badgley Mischka’s head-to-toe, and finally to Naeem Khan’s heavy and deep shades. The appliqué outlined the forms of many models across the board, and will likely be one of spring/summer 2015’s biggest trends for it’s uncomplicated way of representing the sunny seasons.