Three’s A Trend…

 

White shirt with black trim

 

Adding An Edge

white shirt with black trim

white shirt with black trim

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Cannes’ Fashion Controversy

Red carpet fashion

Susan Sarandon / Vanessa Paradis / Victoria Beckham

The 2016 Cannes Film Festival comes to a close this weekend, and with it, wall to wall coverage of red carpet fashion. I’m not a fan of so-called event dressing, and have shared my frustrations before (here) at the constant stream of glamorous gowns that have become staples at film premieres and award ceremonies alike.

But this year in Cannes, these lovely ladies were among a handful of stars who bucked Hollywood tradition and chose to take to La Croisette, controversially in trousers!

Here’s hoping this is one trend that has legs…

Image Credits: telegraph.co.uk / telegraph.co.uk / standard.co.uk

Big Easy

Black and white fashion photography

When I first stumbled across this editorial I thought it was a repost from the past, but it actually appears in this month’s edition of Vogue Australia.

Titled ‘Big Easy’, model Luna Bijl was styled by Katie Mossman and photographed by Sebastian Kim for the shoot, which has a nostalgic downtown glamour feel about it.

It was difficult to select my favourites, but here are the images that made the cut…

Black and white fashion photography

 

Black and white fashion photography

 

Black and white fashion photography

See more images from the shoot here

Image Credits: poses.moda

SS16: The New Nineties

SS16

Givenchy / Vetements / Victoria Beckham

There was a clear sense of déjà vu on the catwalks this season, as while designers often take inspiration from the past to create their new collections, as Robin Givhan, fashion editor for the Washington Post,  recently noted in an article for Elle magazine, never has a decade dominated like the Nineties has done this spring/summer season.

Designers from all four fashion capitals chose to celebrate the era, with some adopting a sleek, minimalist aesthetic, à la Nineties Calvin Klein or Helmut Lang, and others clearly taken by the just thrown-together grunge style famously sent down the Perry Ellis catwalk by Marc Jacobs in 1992.

Nineties fashion

Helmut Lang FW94 / Marc Jacobs for Perry Ellis SS93/ Calvin Klein SS94

It’s hard to imagine that one particular decade can take such a hold on current fashion, and there have been many theories put forward to try and explain the fascination, from a collective sense of nostalgia felt by many of today’s designers, who started out in their careers during the decade, to a yearning to return to a more relaxed, simpler style of dressing in defiance of fashion’s perfectionism and ever faster pace over recent seasons.

Whatever the reason, the decade does offer up many items that I for one am quite happy to revisit.  Unlike other eras I could mention…

For more Nineties’ nostalgia take a look on Vogue Runway, where they have been adding images from this pre-digital age to their catalogue of catwalk shows over the past few months.  Or read Edward Enninful’s personal reflections on the decade in his ‘Best (And Worse) Fashion Moments’ piece for W.

Image Credits: vogue.com

The New Denim

Designer denim

Despite its reputation as a simple wardrobe staple, when denim takes on an uber-stylish new guise it makes us sit up and take notice.  Hello Vetements’ reworked vintage jeans.  And these images from a recent shoot by WWD.com pick up on designers’ various plays on our fashion favourite for next season.

This dark voluminous skirt with its hitched hem was one of a dozen or so denim looks shown by Miu Miu on its autumn/winter catwalk.  And WWD has amped up the volume further, transforming it into a double-tiered style, by tying one of the brand’s denim jackets at the model’s waist…

Designer denim

R13’s new take on double denim sees the New York-based brand overlay a pair of their ripped  jeans  with a similarly distressed ‘built in’ skirt…

Designer denim

And I love how Stella McCartney has elongated the traditional denim jacket to create this  slim-fitting button-through dress…

Designer denim

Our continued fascination with this workwear-fabric certainly shows no signs of waning.

See more images from the shoot here

Image Credits: wwd.com