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.
This month is a month full of surprises extraordinary. Moreover, this month along with Christmas celebrations are also filled with a variety of formal and glamorous outfits and also Casual.Who was instrumental in at Christmas is very big impact and can enhance our sense of self confidence.
Suits: Tall, and boyish frames
Avoid: Plus size and large breasted ladies
The bohemian trend has been polished up for the party season and is a continuation of what was the hottest look of the summer. Gone are the staple day wear of cowboy boots and poncho, in there place is a look which oozes laid back sophistication. Flowing and long this amazing Chloe inspired beaded strapless dress from Monsoon is in this seasons hot colour. Look out for similar styles in blues, greens, pinks and purples. The key is natural elegance, long and fluid, the beading adds an ethnic feel, try wearing some chunky wooden beads or ethnic inspired jewellery to enhance the overall look, there is a fabulous selection in John Lewis at the moment and like wise in Topshop. Choose simple strappy heels or wooden wedges to finish off.