Another fashion month has gone. A week ago to be exact, and we all have been given now been given a headstart to list all the things we want that will burn our rent checks come July. The fashion world has become topsy-turvy with the many designers doing their fashion version of a merry-go-round; with Christopher Bailey leaving Burberry after a very long time who will be replaced by Ricardo Tisci, Phoebe Philo (my queen) leaving Céline, Carolina Herrera leaving her namesake brand.. which is quite sad. Though I gotta give it to her by throwing shade by saying she’s tired of people who like ugly fashion. I agree with her, I mean, where’s the glamour and real fashion all these years?
Now, y’all know that I love glamour and am not afraid of it. I don’t shy away from it and loves the attention I get from everyone who would look at me as if I’m a preening peacock at Kyoto Gardens. I’m kinda like a basic bitch at heart too, well, basic luxe bitch that is. I like the idea of investing in timeless clothing—nevermind the price, an expensive one comes a long way for sure. I’d rather buy something expensive that has a great quality than buy something cheap that you can dispose of the next day!
The looks I have picked are from the shows I’ve loved this season, beginning with NYFW and ending with PFW, here it goes:
New York Fashion Week:
1. Carolina Herrera
What other look to pick from her last show in her own brand but her signature white shirt paired with a voluminous floor-length skirt? I’ve always looked at this combo as a very sophisticated and timeless one with coz of the easy elegance it brings. Not to mention that teal belt that reminded me of that scene in The Devil Wears Prada. “They’re so different.”
2. Jason Wu
I just like this look, it kinda gives me the impression that it’s something that a chic woman who’s not afraid to wear colour would wear. Plus, one could always use some colour on a grey, damp, cold season.
3. The Row
This is what I’m trying to aim for! A basic luxe bitch who doesn’t care about the bling blings and ostentatious situations on others’ outfits. It may be so simple to the naked eye but the longer you look at it, the cosier it gets.
London Fashion Week
Another stylish number that I think imbues the London attitude. The dress works with the rest, but I must say it alone could go a looong way. JWA’s shows are always astounding! Love his work.
Erdem is always successful in delivering romatic looks every season. There’s something fairytale-like with the stories that his muse for each season as told by the clothes. It’s something that I always think that’s visually pleasing, too.
Milan Fashion Week
1. No. 21
“Milan, darling, Milan.” As Edna Mode would say it. Milan, for me, is where the hot and sexy attitude-looking clothes and over the top eclecticism can be found. They always mix and match fabric and prints together but it always works! Alessandro del’ Acqua’s No.21 is a show that I always anticipate during MFW because of the unexpected combination of fabrics and prints. Like this tweed lewk with leopard-print shoulder pads.
Talk about clashing lewks together and still make it werk. Alessandro Michele is doing a fantastic job, no doubt. Gucci is just as rich as Italian art where he mostly gets his inspiration from. Also, this look can be used for this year’s Met Gala, I mean just look at that papal sash. Need I say more?
Paris Fashion Week
Chitose Abe is one of those designers who would design clothes that have refreshing energy to it. There seems to be a lot of things going on in this look like that military-bomber hybrid coat which just works well for me. I’ve been to their flagship store in Tokyo and it was just heaven.
I really love how Valentino is evolving under Pierpaolo. He is doing a great job without Maria Grazia, no offense. This all Valentino red situation with some scallop edges is what I always think of everytime I hear Valentino. Polished with a bit of nonchalance.
This for me was the most luxurious show of the season! Everything was just so good! Jonathan Anderson clearly knows what luxury is. You all know that I’m a winter person, I love the cold and I like the idea of pores being tight and closed during the cold. Plus I love a fuck-you coat for me to be wearing all day while staying warm, fluffy, and cosy in the cold.
What are your favourite looks/shows this season? I wanna know!
ciao darlings xx