Tuesday, 17 August 2010

favourite looks-modern grunge.

I'll always see the arts merging into one and i am a firm believer that each aspect influences each other. Take the splattered paint trend of spring/summer 2008 headed by D&G's jackson pollock style gowns. Each aspect of the world of art influences the other and i feel this is very true of music as well. Grunge was a fashion trend hugely influenced, some may say created, by the faces of the music scene-sonic youth, kurt cobain, courtney love.
Well, the well-loved trend of the 90's was ressurrected in an extremely chic and feminine way this season and i'm a massive fan. Of course the inventors and pioneers of this trend would probably scoff at the floating skirts of the new version and the ultra sexy shapes and fabrics. However, this remains one of my favourite trends of A/W'10 and it's a look i will be working and will be able to do as the punk streak in me was a little anxious when first faced with the uber feminine, classy, sophisticated mood of the fall season.

Marc Jacobs
Not a bad word can be said about this collection. He covered many looks this being on of his best, (or at least one of my favourites).
His combination of colours was beautiful and the velvet drapery has a serious vintage feel. The subtle print of the flowers on the skirt gives the sense that it's previously been a throw in an aristocrats home. Obviously this being a noticable difference between the modern take and the frayed, worn and gender blurring 90's original. The contrast being the luxury feel. In fact this look is all about contrast between the two components. About layering as well as cut it's about combining comfort and sex appeal. The drape and lightweightedness of the skirt juxtaposes beautifully with the arron jumper and should be worn this way- a new skirt that makes you feel a million dollars combined with an old family favourite jumper-chunky or sleek the key feature is the homegrown and personal feel to it. The idea that you could turn up to a party cosy and sophisticated at the same time is a god send.
This is a look i will definitely be working this winter and i think Marc has done a brilliant job. I love the colours used-again they are slightly brighter shades than the sludges of the kurt generation of grunge kids but they are certainly toned down.

This fashion house being the front shot for the vogue catwalk report and also winning elle's best fashion designer award they certainly know what they're doing. The make-up was one of the subtleties that really pulled the looks together and 'heroine chic'-to pen a disgustingly outdated phrase that i didn't like to begin with-was written all over the faces of the models. With a beautifully odd choice of shades from burnt sienna oranges to navys and flashes of bright blue and red, again, Erdem turned this classic trend on its head and injected femininity and subtle bursts of colour whilst still managing to remain relaxed and with a hint of rebellion.
The girls who sport this look are a new and very modern woman. The girls who know how to dress elegantly but with discreet hints at a rebellious and anarchic nature. She's rebellious in her political views rather than the typical smoking behind bike sheds and she's utterly, utterly seductive. But in the classiest of ways. She's definitely ladylike but with a flare for nautiness and cheek.
Not only were the skirt and jumper ensembles flawless the collection was also dripping with beautiful detailing and other key aspects such as the cape, which was again embellished with flashes of blue and red in darling prints, hiking boots to die for in blood crimson and floral print, a leather skirt and a dominatrix trench. All hail Erdem.

There's really little you can explain about the D&G collection the clothing speaks for itself. Christmas jumpers in cherry red complete with snowflakes and built in cosiness. Poppy print sheer skirts contrast-like marc's genius ensembles-to create an alluring warming feel to the woman who wears them. She's complete with a womanly figure, sheer elements to peek at her best features and a skinny belt to cinch in her waist. A brilliant celebration of the female form and in the most equisitte tailoring and fabrics.

For full collection coverage: www.style.com

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