Business fashion is a great way to make sure that you stay fashionable and chic even at your work place. Some business fashion trends have been making their way into more casual fashion trends and it seems that the elegance and sophistication of a business outfit is definitely something to be desired. If you are a career woman and are looking to either spark up your outfit or completely change your style you will definitely love the trends that are going to be popular in the next season.
From Instagram to the catwalks we have been seeing an original approach to business fashion. Chanel, Marc Jacobs or Karl Lagerfeld have shown people that you don’t need to lose your creativity in the office, especially when it comes to what you wear. Nowadays we have been seeing the trends pointing out to some interesting changes. There is a futuristic touch to everything and some outfits seem to be taken out of Star Trek.
Another thing that has changed in business fashion is the fact that business outfits don’t have to always be in dark or black tones. For example, in 2015 the most sought out colours are beige, peach and usually mixes of warm colours and more natural tones even for the strictest business suites.
There’s also a unique femininity to the lovely outfits that are shown on the catwalk. For example, there are a lot of elements that suggest simple lines and cute romantic touches like white lace, flowery fabrics or exquisite metal elements. All these can really improve an outfit by making it more unique. For example, someone who wants to stay trendy can definitely achieve that by focusing on having the right fabrics, like a shirt with a flower pattern underneath a jacket they would usually wear at the office. This way, they don’t change much but there is an element that keeps them within what’s trendy that season. Another way to stay trendy without going too extreme is by choosing jewellery that complements your outfit. Bulky jewellery is one of the main trends in 2015 but you can choose just a single piece to wear so that it doesn’t come as too overwhelming for a more official outfit. You can choose a pair of earrings or a lovely necklace and you will certainly feel fabulous even during boring work hours. Besides that, you can add a trendy handbag that matches the rest of your outfit.
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.