We saw a selection of dresses and trousers suits made of luxurious leathers and thick wools. His collection consisted of maily blacks, whites, greys and neutral shades, with Costa calling his technique ‘minimal and almost monastic’. Which was mirrored in his fitted dress made out of black wool, paired with a double leather belt, to which he named the ‘power dress’.
If you’re looking for sophisticatedly simple lines and monochromatic hues in slim coat, riding pants, or chic little dress, then Calvin Klein is the place to go. Some designers might dabble in minimalism, but at Calvin Klein stark subtlety is a religion, and the Pre-Fall 11 collection proved to be no different. Each piece created by Costa worked in harmony together, and was very much a continuation from his previous SS11 shows.
He showed the versatility of his designs by showing the same tunic worn as a dress as well as a long top over the perfectly tailored trousersuits. Taking a simple black dress and topping it with this seasons aviator jacket, Costa also reinvented the favourited deep sea blue shift dress, (pictured below from his SS11 collection) and instead created a very similar garment constructed from rhick black wool. He played around with the lengths of the garments – From the current maxi length to the classic knee and thigh lengths, which added sex appeal to the otherwise conservative ensembles. Fransisco stated that the bonded, double face, black leather used throughout his collection had become a favourite and a signature piece used for the house and that we should expect to see much more of it in up coming seasons.
Macrame is mostly used for accessories and objects; because it’s constructed of knots it can be bulky and have little stretch to it. Nevertheless, 2011 sees it used on clothing and accessories alike. Because it can often have a very open weave, macrame is 2011′s perfect accompaniment to beachwear. Just have a look at the examples from Gucci and Christian Dior below – an open-weave macrame dress is ideal for layering over a bikini, monokini or bodysuit.
Macrame is made by knotting the main fabric to great visual affect. It’s a craft most often associated with 19th century sailors, who made all kinds of macrame objects in their spare time – with shipping rope, or from leather, yarn, twine or other sturdy materials. Macrame in particular also heralds in a subtle nautical revival, seen as well in the naval-inspired stripes and numerous pairs of wide-leg sailor pants gracing the runways.
Winter has come in addition to shirts, pants, skirts and others there are some things that may be required and can make a cool accent in our clothes in the winter it was a hat. Various models of the longer trend hat is a model such as the Russian hat and cap. Moreover, these hats are made of beautiful feathers, making the cover of our crown of hair that is protected from the cold and the realistic appearance of us in the winter arrives.
The most original winter hats with ears are presented by Jean-Paul Gautier in its elegant Sino-Mongolian collection. It is the main winter hat trend of the season – the fluffy fur cap of streaked fox fur with wool or velvet applications, embroidered folk patterns.
In this season would be better if it started with white, white, clean and beautiful will emit something different in our appearance on the season now.In a season dominated by white, it seemed fitting to close out the week with Francisco Costa’s Calvin Klein. That whole cliché about saving the best for last certainly holds true in the case of this positively chic lineup that pretty much defines the new minimal. His whites, which he called anything but “white,” came in an arresting parade of boxy suits and louche dresses.
Sexiness, in fact, was really the point of the collection. Not an overt way but rather in the deep-V of an otherwise covered-up black dress or the racerback of a straight mini with pockets.Costa added in a trio of brightly colored dresses, one red and two blue. These were stiff, short, and sexy in their severity.