The beginning of the year in the open with the spring and begins with a fashion that makes us in 2011 is seen easy but perfect for travel. fashion striped shirts that made us look trendy in 2011.Note that I didn’t say bold stripes, but dominant stripes. While navy and white stripes are a must for the look (though black and white can also work in 2011), the real key to Summer’s take on nautical stripes is that they dominate the outfit. While they do so in the below look easily (though the plum Doc Martens still seem somewhat heavy), in other outfits it’s about drawing attention to the stripes above all else in the outfit.
As an illustration of the point be sure to look at the inspiration pictures below; while most looks rely on bold stripes, you’ll see that the trend is just as effective when the stripes are thin. Hence for Summer 2010 look for dominant stripes, not necessarily bold ones.
2011′s return of bell bottoms – a style which originated with the sailor pants of the US navy – also presents the perfect opportunity for creating nautical ensembles. And of course a striped top with flares is a combination that also lends itself to a perfectly 70s inspired look.
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.
The fashion house were on to the flare trend before any other designer on the runway. Models strutted down the cat walk in the elongating trousers made of orange and green tweed, whilst sporting the classic Burberry fitted jackets. Long lengths were seen throughout the collection, ranging from maxi skirts to maxi trenches – A key trend for the season.
Burberry Prorsum is a much subtler affair than the spikes and studs seen in his spring collection. Bailey took the classic trench and gave it a bohemian edge with leather wrap belts and jaded sequin collars. Many of the coats included removable knit collars and cuffs, which let wearers take their look from day-wear to night. The collection consisted of a fox fur trench coat and a black number with doouble row buttons and a rabbit hair hem. Each ensemble was paired with the the towering thigh high boots plastered in wet look leather, creating the classic outerwear chic that the fashion house is famous for.
Not one to showcase evening wear, Bailey gave a preview of floor length dresses and streamline tuxedos for both women and men. A favourite of many proved to be the low cut, dusky pink maxi dress, with bellowing ruffles cascading to the floor as well as the satin maroon evening gown topped with the jade tasselled wrap.
One of the biggest trends spotted at last weeks’ Salon du Mariage at the Carrousel du Louvre was actually a hybrid of a couple of past trends, something that we’ve affectionately dubbed “Black and Bling”. From the moment you stepped into the Salon, you could see that it was going to be all about High Drama. Sponsored by Swarovski Crystallized and designed by Jean-Luc Blais, the entrée to the salon was literally dripping in dramatic bling- from gowns to accessories, to the amazing over-the-top banquet table- nearly every inch of the space was bejeweled.
Once fully in the Salon, things were a bit more tame, but le Black et Bling still played a predominant role- showing up in DIY decorations, wedding cakes, and tabletop accessories. Oh, and what would a Paris wedding show be without the ubiquitous Black Wedding Dress? This year’s version came at the runway shows’ finale from Hayari Couture- a black and silver, seemingly 80’s-inspired mini with a tumbling train at the back.
So, how can you bring a little Parisian Black and Bling to your wedding or event? How about starting with black or transparent glass candelabras with tall, black taper candles? Or bunches of white hydrangeas in a cluster of black and clear glass vases in different shapes and sizes? And don’t forget to add gobs of loose or scatter crystals. We all know that weddings have been blinged out for quite some time now, but one decidedly Parisian touch that I saw this year was whimsy. Parisian Black and Bling isn’t just about serious Hollywood glamor, it’s also about fun and fantasy. So feel free to add your own silly touches: butterflies, crowns, feathers- whatever you need to make this trend your own.