The frost-kissed makeup looks from Alexander McQueen Fall/Winter 2014
"It’s futurism mixed with nature," Pat McGrath said of the two looks she dreamt up for the show. Punky black spiky feathers hand-cut and designed by the face painter were painstakingly glued one by one onto the brows and top lashes (the dramatic look took four and a half hours to complete). Her second creation (worn by the majority of the models) played with shading and light in lieu of plumes—using mostly silver, and gold metallic pigments to lend "futuristic" feeling to the face. The end result not only incited a frenzy of flashes from photographers but also perfectly captured the "McQueen world of innocence, romance, and darkness" with a sensitivity and boldness that won’t soon be forgotten.” - VIA
honestly i feel incredibly torn. i adored the collection and nicolas is obviously a visionary, but i think i’m going to miss the big shows with the themes and borderline extravagant outfits from marc (unpopular opinion alert) new fashion era though.
My favourite looks from Chanel Fall/Winter 2014 (see the rest of the collection here)
You can always expect the set to be as amazing as the collection itself, but this time Karl Lagerfeld really outdid himself with his most elaborate idea yet– the Grand Palais was transformed to look like a Supermarket full of Chanel brand items; coco flakes, Chanel little black tea, even a Chanel charcuterie station, and as the models waltzed around the aisles with their trolleys picking out fresh produce the viewers watched the comical show unfold. This collection is my favourite to come from the house in years, the style was a little more casual than usual with the use of those famous trainers that we have all come to love, though he also branched out into laced up biker boots which were featured with feminine dresses giving off a sweet and sour contrast as they perfectly complimented each other. The palette was mainly that of slightly burnt hues; copper, aubergine, charcoal, and camel but turned increasingly frosty towards the end with shiny silvers dusted with snow whites, and finished with silky blues and punchy pale pinks – much like a dreamy subdued rainbow spread over a whopping 79 looks. Silhouettes were mostly loose and relaxed with a few clinched waists that we saw at the recent Haute Couture show, and texture came in copious amounts of starry metallic tweeds, glittery lurex leggings, feathered stray cotton trims and intriguing iridescent knits which were all a feast for the eyes. Accessories were intricately thought out, bejewelled purses held in Chanel chain shopping baskets, some full of jewels and buttons to look like candy liquorice, bags in the shape of milk and egg cartons, sweet wrappers and some were even shrink wrapped to look like meat – everything down to the soda can buttons were meticulously thought out making the craftsmanship absolutely unmatched by any other fashion house. I am truly in awe of this collection and I feel that Karl Lagerfeld is not only one of the most innovative designers but he is the master of modernising the idea of luxury and he pushes that making the Chanel woman an elegant force and constant reflection of the world around her. After all these years Karl’s mind is a bottomless well of creativity and classic beauty, and for that I so strongly support him. Every piece was no less than extraordinary making this the best collection of not only PFW, but of the whole season.
i’m cheering for alexander mcqueen this season, it looks absolutely magnificent i can’t get over it!
My favourite looks from Giambattista Valli Fall/Winter 2014 (see the rest of the collection here)
Giambattista Valli is always one to watch as quite often you are surprised by the sweetness of it, and though I feel this show did not live up to previous ones to come from the house it surely packed a pretty punch. To start off the collection we were presented with an array of black and white pieces, mostly in the way of animal prints and my personal favourite – metallic brushed furs, which gave off a magnificent marbling effect. The palette was romantic, consisting of blushing pinks, rosy reds and the odd navy piece which matched the apparent floral theme; most featured were stand out gowns covered in delicate pale roses, which looked so immaculate it was as if you were witnessing at an oil painting in motion. The best part of the collection were the dresses made of knitted lace, embroidered to create tiny three dimensional flowers and butterflies which gave the show a light enchanting feel, and even though it felt more of a spring collection rather than fall I really did adore it.