RTW SS15

image.jpegThe wonderful spectacle that has been New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion week, has left me in a state of complete awe.

The utterly dreamy array of inspiring collections sent down the most elaborate and innovative catwalks, confirms just how sensational SS15 style is going to be. From incredibly delicate textures and pretty floral graphics to dashes of rebellion and androgynous vibes, SS15 presents a versatile and contemporary style.imageimageimageAs for key trends; sports luxe, sheer panels, laser-cut outs, 3D florals and ornamentation appeared popular. Leather fringing, retro 70s silhouettes, bohemian spirits and clashing prints also highlighted that experimentation, will lead the way for SS15.imageimageimageTexture was a major feature as many designers such as Valentino, Dolce & Gabbana, Delpozo, Oscar de la Renta, Chloé and Chanel infused stunning detailing. There were beautiful embellishment, visionary brocade and opulent fabrics that were simply sublime. A polar opposite in design was Hermès, showing hints of structured minimalism with chic silhouettes portraying a sense of elegant simplicity.

I can’t forget to mention the simple, yet glamorous collection by Emilia Wickstead. The utterly gorgeous use of citrus hues, sweet pastels and touches of glitter were enhanced by exceptional tailoring. Emilia Wickstead’s beautiful collection was a strong favourite of mine!

The sultry Dolce and Gabbanna ‘Ode to Sicily’ show which was inspired by Spanish influence in Sicily, unsurprisingly, didn’t disappoint. Visions of opulence, romance and richness were encapsulated through an abundance of ornate laced and bejeweled fabrics, which emphasized that signature decadence that D&G stands for.imageimageimageDomenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana sent a dominating army of lustrous senoras down the empowering catwalk with sophisticated red roses incorporated into their defined, sleek hairstyles… definitely the standout catwalk finale of SS15. This striking collection also featured my best-loved piece that oozed femininity. This was a delicate yet dramatic sheer black dress covered in red floral embroidery with insertions of subtle polka dots. imageimageimage

It is truly admirable how Dolce and Gabbanna continue to artfully, add elements of irresistible intensity that entices, without being entirely overwhelming. Dolce and Gabbanna execute their flawless catwalk shows in ways that mesmerizes, and evokes great prestige. I would even argue that Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbanna are the leading design duo that most stay true to their highly covetable, passionate character. Their collections are always a wondrous sight to say the least.

Not only did the catwalks inspire, but also the city-chic street style captured across New York, London, Milan and Paris! Quirky, playful and unique ensembles brought fashion month to life and were totally inspiring. I adored the cross-seasonal vibes and adaptability, and I especially loved the unexpected silhouettes donned by the likes of the incredibly chic, Nicole Warne. Nicole’s fabulous black and white checkered two-piece by Australian designer Toni Maticevski featured exposed shoulders with an off-the-shoulder neckline, so ladylike!

My favored street style looks has to come from the impeccable Olivia Palermo (the queen of clashing prints), Hanneli Mustaparta and Chiara Ferrangi. From lust-worthy dress-coats accented by belts, statement sandal heels to distinct structure, asymmetrical lapels and dreamy colour blocking… SS15 street style radiated quite the eclectic mix.imageimageimageimageimageimageFrom feminine floral’s and playful pastels to the dark gothic-take on SS15 through harsh tones and seductive sheer overlays… SS15 perfectly encapsulated the youthfulness of today.

I also loved that there were many wildcards cleverly thrown into the mix from many designers, such as Giambattista Valli. This dynamic collection shown Japanese influence, which impressively exhibited dimensional complexities and interesting, layers.

SS15 brilliantly generated an ethereal charm that without a doubt, was every Fashionistas modern fantasy.

lots of love,

Lucie xo

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