The catwalks from Blumarine offered extremely fashionable trousers in vivid colors so that you forget all about the boring neutrals. The trousers are absolutely lovely and come in popular colors such as blue, violet, brown or black, but also crazier colors such as yellow or mustard.
Other brands came with something classier such as black leather as it seems that leather trousers and tops are back in business. However, leather is pretty difficult to wear as there are few accessories that go well with it and few women actually have the legs to wear slim leather pants. Leather pants have been seen on the catwalks of fashion houses such as Balenciaga, David Koma, Diesel or ICB. Most of them were combined with other black elements, in a very punk-rock look.
In the Autumn Winter season, we will notice that another classic element has come forward. This time we are talking about the lovely classic trousers, so all fashionistas everywhere will be thrilled. Anybody has a pair of classic office style trousers at home, and it seems that this will be the norm. They were spotted on Emporio Armani and Balenciaga catwalks so it must be true. But besides the classic trousers we also have the classy wide trousers that give women a more relaxed look with their wavy material. Well, if you are very tall and skinny you will love this look as it allows for a comfortable feel while being trendy. But wide trousers are not for anybody, those who aren’t tall or slim enough should focus on trousers that would accentuate their best features. The wide trousers were spotted on a number of catwalks around the world: starting with DKNY, Ungaro, Armani to Oscar de la Renta or Phillip Lim.
Luxurious ankle boots are another must this season, and as long as you pair them with one of the trendy pair of pants mentioned above you will be the queen of fashion. They can also be paired with cut down trousers as this is one of the hottest trends you will be seeing in 2015. You can also pair them up with some animal print outfits, because you’ve guessed correctly, animal print will be fashionable again. This look was seen on Armani, DKNY, Carolina Herrera and many other catwalks out there. Continue Reading
Let’s be honest, shoes are pretty important to women. There have been shows, jokes, documentaries and even books written on this subject. But shoes have the quality of making a woman feel special and it doesn’t matter how much they cost as long as they are fashionable. Here is a list with the loveliest shoes trends in 2015.
Since there are many contrasting trends, you can’t really fail this new season. So, if you are in the mood for something sexy or you want something that will look amazing, the high heels are a great way to achieve that elegant look. Make sure that you get them in a classier colour so that you can have them for longer, since high heel shoes are definitely a great addition to any wardrobe. You can even try some of the extravagant designs out there to make sure that you stand out.
Bulky Heels with a Twist
When it comes to the bulky heels you can easily choose them for a more comfy, chic look. They make a great pair with jeans or trendy skirts. There are many companies out there that create unique bulky heels for those who want their shoes with a little twist. For example, Miu Miu tried to recreate bulky heels and came up with a lot of cool designs.
Straps and Buckles
Straps and buckles are always a great way to add pizazz to your legs and they do a great job accessorizing that lower part of your body. In 2015 you will see a lot of straps and buckles all united in a timeless design with stiletto heels. A lot of fashion houses already presented their version of this type of shoes with Chloe adding feminine touches to them, Miu Miu creating them using unusual cuts and Valentino or Sait Laurent with more glamorous options.
Sparkling Jewels and Beads
There’s no 2015 fashion without some glamour added to your shoes. Don’t hesitate to buy something sparkly because the new season is definitely a great way to show off some sparkling stuff. Some of the fashion houses that offered this type of shoes are Alexander McQueen, which introduced some really cool combat boots that have crystals applied to them or Saint Laurent introducing sparkling and extremely colourful shoes for the next season. If you enjoy this look you should also check out Christian Louboutin, Dolce & Gabbana or Givenchy collections, as they share similar elements.
Those who are planning to get married in 2015 definitely have a tough choice when it comes to trends. The beautiful gowns and the wide array of jewelry they can choose from can make things difficult and quite confusing but this article is meant to put things in perspective for the future brides.
The new collections of wedding dresses show a lot of the trendy elements that have been suggested for 2015. There is also a lot of detail in the design and possibly a return to the traditional and romantic style, with vintage lace and delicate beads that are applied on the main part of the gown. However, there are a few main trends that they will want to know about.
Necklines have always been appreciated, especially when it comes to wedding dresses but it seems that this year the fashion houses are returning to more traditional touches. They are beautiful and they look good on anyone so if you want a more bohemian style wedding dress, you should certainly go for necklines.
Despite their shape and model, the contemporary dress has lost its love for the white color, as various shades of blue, gray and even mint are making brides go crazy in love. However, you can choose any color you want as long as it is a pastel color. If you don’t want a full colored dress, you can choose one that only has a few colored accents. This way you can maintain the classy look but still have a few trendy elements.
If you are looking for a more fairy tale look, using a cape for your wedding day is a great idea. You can even choose to have it in a trendy color while having your wedding dress completely white. If it’s a lace cape with intricate design it will look even more spectacular while you are walking down the aisle.
One of the biggest surprises for this season is the detachable wedding dress, an interesting and new concept, not to mention a very good idea for those who want to look like a princess during the ceremony but adopt a more casual look during the party. The detachable dress allows you to avoid wasting any time to change during your wedding day and simply detach the skirt of your dress for a shorter or a more comfortable one. Continue Reading
Balenciaga is certainly one of the great names in the field of fashion. This house owes its fame to two men: first, to the founder, Cristobal Balenciaga and second, to Nicolas Ghesquière who has given it a second life.
Born in Spain in 1895, Cristobal Balenciaga was fascinated during his youth by the most popular fashion designers of that time – Coco Chanel, Madeleine Vionnet and Elsa Schiaparelli. He was so passionate about the architectural fashion pieces that he used to dissect and reassemble them, seeking to discover their structure and all the secrets they held. In 1918 he founded his fashion house in San Sebastian. Cristobal Balenciaga wanted to control everything in his creations. Coco Chanel said that he was the only one who can draw, cut, sew and assemble a model by himself.
His style goes for simple shapes, combined with rich fabrics. Some items used so expensive raw materials that the company soon faced bankruptcy. After opening two shops in Spain (Madrid and Barcelona), he took refuge in London for one year and then forever established in Paris where he became famous. He is one of the few fashion designers not to close his house during the Second World War. Moreover, the scarcity of tissue was a source of inspiration for him and led him to develop cutting techniques that allowed it to obtain volume without accumulating layers of material.
His Spanish roots can be seen in the well known Infanta gown he designed in 1939. This pink satin dress was adorned with black velvet around the hips and the luxurious neckline. Spanish influence and consequence of tough economic conditions, the Matador boleros emerged in 1946. Among the typical lines of the Balenciaga style, one of the most remarkable is that so-called peacock’s tail, leaving the knee exposed and going down on the back.
But they also count on accessories, some of which become a cult like the Lariat bag. Perfumes are also a major windfall as they allow the house to survive during difficult periods. The most famous fragrance bottle is Le Dix, named after the Parisian address of the house.
To his loyal customers’ disappointment, Cristobal Balenciaga decided to close his fashion house in 1968, after fifty years of career and success, right after having designed the Air France stewardesses’ uniform.
Dolce & Gabbana is a fashion house founded in 1985 by two fashion designers, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana. The two designers worked in the same location back in 1980 and decided to start a consulting agency which will later be known as Dolce & Gabbana. Obviously, both of them had a great sense of fashion which was completed by the other part and made for some amazing designs to come out with the brand name. It didn’t take long for their style to be presented in the first women’s collection which was quite the success in 1985. Only one year later, they would manage to open their own store in Milan.
A key period in the history of these two famous fashion designers is when they introduced the leotard line in 1987 which made quite a name for themselves. Two years later, they entered a new market niche and started designing underwear and swimming costumes. It didn’t take long for their brand to break the boundaries of Italy and Dolce & Gabbana products started appearing in Japan and U.S. as well as new stores. The men’s collection was introduced in 1990 and other fashion ideas weren’t far behind. As most respectable fashion designers, Dolce & Gabbana need to offer various choices to their clients and not just clothes. Their first perfume was a huge success and others quickly followed; one even won an Oscar for best male perfume in 1996.
The brand created by the two famous fashion designers has two central lines that offer different styles and have different goals.
Dolce&Gabbana is all about offering luxury items that follow timeless trends. Things such as sunglasses, purse and watches as well as other fashion items are made by this line and the designs are meant to always be in fashion. It is the formal line where influences from other designers can be seen.
D&G is quite casual compared to the first line and it is all about coming up with new and unique ideas that would catch the public’s attention instead of following existent trends. It is designed for younger people and it is a bit more rebellious with its styles. The two lines combined create the perfect fashion house with items for everyone and it is only possible thanks to the two famous fashion designers that took the fashion world by storm.
There is nothing more practical than a belt pack that is made for comfort and mobility. A belt pack is a great solution for those who want to carry their personal items in a secure place. This is why most people who go travelling get a belt pack. The belt pack is actually a small purse that you can wrap around your waist and easily access your money and documents. This small purse has a zipper and various pockets inside to keep your belongings secure. Salesmen and vendors also use belt packs because they are easily accessible and can give back change faster. However, they are also used as trendy fashion items, especially since major brands such as Diane von Furstenberg had them on their catwalk few years before. They were marketed as hands free bags and this made them even more popular, even if the price was about $300.
The media gave even more attention to these bags when Rihana appeared wearing one and also when the designer Sang A Im-Propp created quite a fuss due to her belt bags. The bags created by her were sold with almost $2000 and they even featured alligator versions. Even Louis Vuitton had a few belt bags available for those interested and the whole idea that belt bags were something only middle aged travelers wore soon became forgotten making room for this new glamour trend.
Nowadays the belt bag trend has somehow dissipated but the glamour behind a high end belt bag still remains. Also, belt bags are so unusual among younger people and mainstream fashion, you might even get to be a trend setter. That is, of course, if you manage to wear it in a fashionable manner, meaning that you should choose well-known brands and make sure that it goes well with your outfit.
Besides wearing it as a fashion item, belt bags are also an incredible aid for runners or bikers because they don’t have to carry a bag around. This means that you can do your favorite activity on very long distances without worrying about your belongings falling and being lost in the process.
The flat cap, this unknown fashion item that has become an accessory so loved lately. The flat cap is for men who are part of various subcultures and those who want to look hip. Considered to be a traditional cap in Scotland for men and women it has become a modern fashion item considered to be an extremely cool accessory by many groups. Its story goes a long way in the past, in the 14th century in Italy where it was used by the working class.
The flat cap is usually made with tweed, wool and even cotton, but also linen, leather and even denim sometimes. Since they were a symbol of the working class flat caps have been worn by many subcultures especially by punkers and skinheads because their philosophy was tightly knit with the working classes. However, the flat caps were considered to be fashionable in a number of periods in the 20th century like for example in the 1920s so they haven’t been always worn by the working class and in America boys of all ages and background wore them. Also, they were worn by upper class and middle class because it was a very practical accessory. It was also worn by people living in rural places and agricultural workers.
Nowadays older men wear the cap but hipsters also choose to add it to their outfits. Some ethnic groups from Boston Irish-American population wear them and it’s also associated with the skinheads mentioned before. It was also very popular among hip-hop artists in the early 2000s and late 90s. You can combine this lovely practical cap with something casual and something more urban. It can be a very hip look even for work if your dress code is not elegant. Another way to wear it is by wearing it with the standard prep boy style, a style that has been very fashionable lately. Flat caps go well with everything and they are a great way to keep your head covered; if you are the type of person who loves wearing unconventional fashion items this is probably the right accessory for you. Continue Reading
Luxury watches are something to be admired and with big names such as Tag Heuer and Omega available, it can always be easy to find something to suit your needs. While there are quite a few luxury brands to choose from, it seem that Rolex watches are the most appreciated and most popular; this is mostly due to the fact that Rolex has a great image that inspires glamour and most importantly, exclusivity. One of these timepieces will set you back quite a bit and you can expect more than three zeros on the price tag if you are looking to buy a fashion statement that can also tell time.
With the big price tags, also comes good quality. It is very common for Rolex watches to have gold and diamonds that not only add to the initial price but also make them more desirable by the elite. This is the main client base after all, rich people that are looking to have the best and when it comes to timepieces, Rolex is the brand to go to. While people usually buy Rolex watches for the status symbol they stand for, the movement and details behind every model are amazing. Watches with the famous brand name aren’t just for show but they also stand for precision and perfection with models that changed the way the world saw the simple watch. Rolex was the first to come up with many revolutionary designs such as the Day-Date, the first watch to have a date and day display, and the Submariner, the first watch to be waterproof for up to 100 meters. Such models can still be found in the store, in modern versions of course.
The world of luxury watches is pretty big right now and there are various designs from different brands and the fact that Rolex still remains one of the biggest names in the industry, if not the biggest, makes the perfect choice when looking for a new timepiece that has style and that is very exclusive. While there might be quite a few fake versions available, they don’t really affect the sales of the originals because there are different customer groups involved; those that can’t afford to buy the real thing, can easily settle for a replica at a much lower price. The brand will always be very expensive and only a few will be able to afford a luxury watch.
The way you look can really have an impact on people and your fashion sense is very important every new season. Now that the winter is done, we can finally start shopping for the warm season. An important item that should be on your list is at least one pair of sunglasses. They have become quite essential and it seems that every celebrity we see on television or in magazines wears them. This can only mean that the fashion industry has turned this item into a fashion statement.
This season, fashion designers advise you to buy big sunglasses, preferably in dark colors like black, brown or even red. Men usually go for dark colored glasses but designers tell us that this look is not for anyone or for any outfit. Of course, the name of the brand on the glasses matters, so you should be inclined to buy from some of the most prestigious manufacturers. As far as the form for men’s sunglasses goes, this fashion season we are introduced once again with straight lines and somewhat simple but yet stylish designs.
For women, the options are a bit more diverse. The sunglasses in fashion are also big but the form is not the same as for men. Round sunglasses are in fashion with all kinds of colors that can go with different outfits. It is all up to what you feel like wearing each day and how sunny is it outside. Black sunglasses don’t really work for women anymore; instead we have orange, red, yellow and all sorts of combinations. Something that is in fashion is something with different layers of visibility. Sunglasses that are dark in their upper part and gradually become lighter can give you a nice mysterious look.
There are quite a few stores that can sell you sunglasses from the most known manufactures but this will require you to pay quite a big sum of money. Fashion is usually expensive but if you know where to look, you can find some great deals that will help you save money. You should try looking on the internet for online shops that sell fashionable items at a much lower price than the stores. Also be on the look out for sales that will surely help you increase your wardrobe with fashionable items. Sunglasses are in fashion every season but they are almost mandatory in the summer if you want to look good.
If you like water sports then neoprene tops should pose no mystery to you. They are an absolutely necessary piece of kit for anything from divers to surfers, swimmers and everything in between. They help regulate your temperature depending on the environment you are using them in. They can help keep you warm in a winter scenario or help you eliminate extra heat during the torrid summer months.
The material can also help you simply glide through the water in case you want to swim or offer extra protection from the elements for deep sea divers. They come in a large number of sizes, shapes and material thickness depending on the situation.
As far as design goes there are literally hundreds of color combinations and patterns that make the neoprene top more than a functional beach wear item, turning it into a veritable fashion item. Researched has made the material far more durable and easier to work with so modern neoprene tops are far more durable and comfortable. They are also easier to work with so this means that they can be used in more ways.
Brands like Billabong, Hurley or Volcom make high quality neoprene tops each season so to keep your beach wear up to the latest fashion be prepared to visit their sites and order the lasts designs.
Neoprene tops are becoming so popular they are slowly passing the border of functional beach wear and mare making themselves known in the fashion world. While still highly experimental, designers are incorporating neoprene tops in their collections because of their sleek look, their flexible shape and the futuristic feel, look and material.
The other great thing about neoprene tops is that if taken care of carefully they can basically last forever as the material is very durable and can withstand a lot of wear and tear even the salty, windy marine environment.
So the next time you are doing your summer shopping make sure you check out the neoprene top section and get something that will be both functional and fashionable not to mention durable and comfortable for that perfect summer.