• hauturely posted 3 photos 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Steven Tai Spring Summer 2019 at London Fashion Week
    Steven Tai’s revolutionary SS19 collection drew inspiration from Sofia Coppola’s film “The Virgin Suicides” – a film set in the 1970s, both nostalgic and melancholic, beautiful yet somber. The remarkable presentation was set in the artsy shop at Bluebird. Situated on Floral Street, the venue couldn’t have been more perfect to house a collection where dried flowers were hung in its entirety above and beside the models and the venue was packed with as many people as there were hanging flowers.The dried flower installation, beautiful and visually appealing, also reflected the melancholic themes in the film, the fragility of life and the ethereal mood of the collection.

    The colour palette reflected a nod to the 70s with browns, burnt oranges, lavender, vivid apple greens, icy pastels, and earthy tones. The pieces from the collection were an exciting mix of the nostalgic and new with
    vintage Victoriana blouses, elegant babydoll dresses, oversized retro sunglasses, pleated shirts with large blouson sleeves and an element of soft 70s glam with bell bottoms. Floral jacquards resembled antique wallpaper and dried flowers also made their way into the prints. It was ruffles galore and ruched and gathered detailing on dresses and skirts resembled the shapes of the dried flowers. There were subtle sportswear looks that added a modern edge including vibrant spaced dyed jersey leisurewear, silky co-ords and utility jackets. Shimmery fabrics also added an ethereal quality.

    The makeup was paired back, dewy and natural looking with rosy cheeks, natural toned eyeshadow and just a hint of colour on the lips. The hairstyles included afros and soft tousled waves that looked regal and effortless. Aside from the breathtakingly beautiful clothes, makeup and set design, what was really impactful was the collection’s powerful message of inclusion and diverse beauty to a fashion industry that can be one-dimensional at times. Steven Tai worked together with the inspiring charity, Changing Faces, and influential photographer Rankin to create the Portrait Positive initiative, a campaign involving photographing and celebrating 16 women with facial or body disfigurements.

    The show powerfully tackled cynicism towards beauty standards in the fashion industry by using some of the captivating models from the Portrait Positive campaign in the show including a burn survivor and a lady with a facial birthmark alongside other models of all ethnicities. One model in particular who had alopecia (loss of hair on the body) stood out as a bald beauty with curves to die for and simply put, looked like a goddess. It was a true celebration of the wide diverse beauty seen within society and it was both refreshing and heart-warming to see.

    Described in three words as “Femininity, Cynicism and Air” by the designer himself, Steven Tai delivered a collection delightfully feminine, empowering and graceful. It was an unforgettable highlight of London Fashion Week as a whole. For a collection so retrospective, Steven Tai’s SS19 presentation was as progressive as it was pretty.
    written by Jane Ighodaro

    Click HERE to view the full Steven Tai Spring Summer 2019 collection.
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  • hauturely posted 4 photos 3 weeks, 4 days ago

    For The Bold And Daring To The Shy And Reserved at Blumarine Fall Winter 2019 during Milano Fashion Week
    For the Fall Winter 2019 collection, Creative Director – Anna Molinari builds a romantic and gently nostalgic world.

    The first look consisted of an ecru fur-trimmed collar coat paired with black patent leather boots reaching for the waist that generated a feminine yet classic feel. Molinari enunciates why it is time to bid goodbye to the argyle-pattern by presenting a fresh twist in hues of lavender, mauve, and periwinkle. She uses the pattern on skirts, sweaters, even dresses, with flashes of silver used decisively and not sparingly.

    The collection included outerwear with boudoir connotations. With lace and fur embellishments, it is fresh, colorful, and appealing to the younger audience. As seen on corseted outerwear, pencil skirts, coats, and dresses, leopard is still our favorite cat.

    The designer broke the glass ceiling through a symphony of style and creativity. The rose print of the brand’s DNA that has remained consistent over the past 42 years shows up yet again. This time, delicacy against the punk rock elements generated a rejuvenated and younger feeling. The signature print on dresses, tops, cardigans, and jumpsuits showcases a contrasting but not clashing effect. This is quite appealing as the feminine motif is paired with rock leather boots. The colors used this season were a pastel overload of whimsy yellow, sage green, floss pink, creamy mint. It was like being a kid in a candy shop when you have so many options.

    Show-stealing outfits with leopard print coats and black pussy bow collars slowly made an appearance. A see-through lace gown with Swarovski details on the bottom half with feather trimmings was worth drooling over. A knee-length leopard print skirt with a bow tied at the back and a black, satin bathrobe-style jumpsuit with wide lapels were a few other ensembles making a statement. However, on the other hand, we had some classic offerings, like a leather A-line skirt, versions of the LBD and see-through dresses for emergency moments of “I have nothing to wear.” As for accessories, wool socks paired with strappy pointy stilettos was every girl’s high school dream.

    For the upcoming season of lower temperatures, Blumarine is all about the ethereal elegance and high-impact glamour. Molinari offers a vast collection of dresses to choose from, that accommodates everyone from the bold and daring to the shy and reserved.
    written by Daleeda Soomar
    Click HERE to view the full Blumarine Fall Winter 2019 collection.
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  • hauturely posted 4 photos 3 weeks, 6 days ago

    New Vision of Streetwear at DAWEI Fall Winter 2019 during Paris Fashion Week
    The DAWEI Studio brand was holding a presentation at the Palais de Tokyo venue. We scheduled an appointment so we could preview the collection. This brand, created by the Chinese designer Dawei Sun, who after studying Fine Arts in China, continued his studies in France at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. After graduation, he worked for several big fashion houses like CACHAREL, BALENCIAGA and JOHN GALLIANO. Sun had already created a fashion label called BELLE NINON, in pair with Ling LIU. Although he chose to practice solo for his brand EPONYME, with more freedom, with a more masculine DNA, and strong streetwear. For this season of DAWEI Studio, Sun offers us a collection with a wardrobe based on the winter Womenswear’s archetypes. These have been reworked using a creative process, in a very graphic way, and with particular care in the choice of fabrics.

    The first look is a unique trend from DAWEI. The trompe l’oeil coat merges a fitted dress and a tonal coat while they form one. The following looks, found in a more sportswear version were playing on the solid areas of material to highlight the design details such as pockets, or inclined backs. One could camouflage himself in the oversize puffer jackets made with a crossed front closure. This is where we see designer SUN had fun in his creative process by giving not only style but also an attitude for the DAWEI woman this season. She is not afraid to have clothes that are too wide and dares the overlay games by choice of texture and colors. Thus a boyfriend shape striped shirt becomes an oversize dress, and a pleated nude colored skirt harmonizes with the accent of a silver sequined jacket. DAWEI has not neglected the more classic silhouettes. He revisits these in a large flat Prince of Wales pattern or Vichy pattern on trapeze skirts, split to give more amplitude. He contrasts these looks with knit sweaters. On the side of a few of the sweaters are a knitted pattern of a dinosaur head and raptor claw.
    written by Youness Boumia
    Click HERE to view the full Dawei Fall Winter 2019 collection.
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  • hauturely posted 4 photos 1 month ago

    Chocheng Spring Summer 2020 during New York Fashion Week
    Showing again at New York Fashion Week was our favorite designer Cho Cho Cheng of Chocheng. Cheng studied fashion and costume design at Parsons School of Design then moving to London, working at Savile Row to learn the art and skills of British tailoring.

    The Chocheng brand focuses on using natural and cruelty-free materials while adding luxurious details to the pieces. Fabrics are produced in Europe, while the garments are hand-sewn in London using skills and techniques from Savile Row. Cheng also chooses to have accessories made in Italy. These factors and details that have gone into the Chocheng collections are what makes this brand our favorite.

    Like last season, this season used a similar theme of 1960’s movies. Although this season’s focuses were on the films Plein Soleil and Midnight Lace. The collection encompasses the retro aspects you would expect while still having a heavy emphasis on glamor, femininity, and mystery. Colors and patterns used in the collection include candy stripes, coral red, soft shades of pink, and neutral tones. Dresses, skirts, blouses, and jackets where the main types of garments seen throughout the collection. Our favorite look was the strapless bermuda top combined with a matching jacket and mini skirt in a candy stripe pattern, accessorised with large wooden framed sunglasses, a straw woven handbag and a pair of lace-up platform espadrilles made for an ultimate fun, chic, day look that we can look forward to in the next spring season.
    written by Style is Viral
    Click HERE to view the full Chocheng Spring Summer 2020 collection.
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  • hauturely posted 4 photos 2 months, 1 week ago

    Designs Influenced by Paul Poiret’s Japanese-Inspired Silhouette at Cushnie Fall Winter 2019 during New York Fashion Week
    Carly Cushnie, famed for creating beautifully crafted designs that flatter the curves of a woman’s body. These looks enticed us with her recent collection inspired by French master couturier, Paul Poiret’s 20th-century Japanese-inspired silhouettes. She also took inspiration from the Japanese art of floral arrangements. Forming angular shapes, and geometric folds inspired by artist Nicola Kloosterman’s Shadowplay collage series. She chose to design this elegant Japanese-inspired collection in decadent navy, burgundy, blue, and purple hues.

    She kept her signature aesthetic of feminine, clean lines, emphasizing on the shape, and form. Hints of boldness were articulated in forms of Japanese-inspired floral print embroidery, artful draping and folds to create pleated shoulder, asymmetrical neckline, and fringed details. The runway looks consisted of exquisitely constructed tops, jackets, trousers, jumpsuits, and skirts in luxurious satin and velvet fabrics.

    This well-tailored collection, with its intricate use of handcrafted techniques, could only be expected of Cushnie.
    written by Tiffany Le
    Click HERE to view the full Cushine Fall Winter 2019 collection.
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