Graphic stripes create an optical play; in a trompe l'oeil print on silk, applique embroidery or enlarged on silk duchess in black and chalk. Masculine and exaggerated; a melton camel wool coat is worn with a printed silk shirt and embroidered stripe trousers. A silk duchess striped column dress in graduated tones of vermillion and garnet
Layered jacquards create an energy and complexity in a repeating feathered flower motif; boldly embroidered onto wool in outerwear pieces of chalk on black or navy. Scaled down, the jacquard is stamped onto a sporty quilted bomber jacket paired with a mini skirt featuring the oversized motif. In bursts of vermillion, poppy pink and garnet, the motif creates a rich intensity of color. Feathered flower embroidered trouser teamed with an enlarged jacquard double breasted blazer and a quilted sweater with an applique Kestrel bird patch
Sustainability is featured across the collection including certified fabrics, buttons and lining, recycled trims and zippers.
The Fall Collection is available at the Stella McCartney boutique at The Shops at Crystals.
An explosion of color inspired by an imaginary visit to Italy’s and the world’s most beautiful botanical gardens, such as the Hanbury garden in Ventimiglia, the Villa Demidoff park in Florence or the Altea garden of Valencia.
The silhouette is simple and immediate, easy, it wraps around the figure which is often highlighted by borders which frame the garments. A subtle Eighties inspiration reinterpreted in a modern guise and deprived of all rigidity. The oftentimes asymmetric hems with wrap over skirt effect for simple straight-line dresses contrast with soft mini dresses with maxi pull effect. Lace is an important detail decorating necklines and enhancing the back. The dresses find volumes in small frills around which wind python-effect metals. Part of the collection is dedicated to colder climates with comfortable color-print down jackets, small coats with soft rouches, sinuous dresses in heavy Milano stitch and short wrap-around dresses in warm modal jersey. The evening section consists of dresses almost completely embroidered with mermaid line or small mini dresses and corsets with embroidered fringes or wrap dresses with deep V necklines and long sleeves.
This collection is available at the Roberto Cavalli boutique at The Shops at Crystals.
With Fall fashion just around the corner, Emilio Pucci would like to extend their sale promotion with 40% off Spring/Summer 2013 Collection. It’s time to stock up on all our Summer fashion and make room for Fall’s couture.
This collection is available at the Emilio Pucci boutique at The Shops at Crystals.
The Met Gala is a glamorous arena for high fashion; the event of the season, the Oscars of fashion. With the theme noted as "Punk: Chaos to Couture" we expected nothing but chain-wearing, lip-piercing, eye-lining counterculture movements of the seventies and eighties. Even the evening's hair and make-up featured a predominance of punk touches.
As stated by the Met curator, Andrew Bolton, "Fashion is to provoke, to confront, to react."
Here are our top 10 looks of the night...
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The Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2013 collection is inspired by the poetic decorations of the Art Nouveau period. Nature and its elements become graphic symbols that Roberto Cavalli transforms into prints which frame the body. The prints are designed entirely by hand and are punctuated with lace details, furrowed by high slits, and enriched by leather cut-outs. The animal print backgrounds are superimposed with stylized elements of plant life. Layers of mousseline create a fluid silhouette which slides on the body. Precious metallic and glass embroideries dissolve at the bottom of the dresses, and alternate with lace that is cut and reconstructed, or leather that is sewed, incised, and decorated with appliqués. The dresses in silk knit, lie close to the body and are illuminated by crystal embroidery. Pants in lightest mousseline allow the leg to show through. The colors range from total white to total black, passing through blush, lime and apricot.
On the runway the new Cavalli twin-set is composed of the gown and the Hera bag in matching prints. Like the mythological goddess protector of femininity, the new Hera bag guards the secrets, desires and seduction of the person who wears it. Made of printed leather or black python, and created in two sizes.
For the evening, there is the small ‘luxury box’, in gold or silver metal, decorated with crystals and colored gems.
Pumps and high-heeled sandals with slight double platforms: anatomical and sharply pointed.
The limited edition Hedera sunglasses are created with the most sophisticated gold craftsmanship. The refined and sinuous lines, the precious materials and the floral detailing uncover the exotic charisma of Art Nouveau style decorations.