Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Pre-Fall 2016-2017


DESIGNERS 2016 -2017 PRE-FALL COLLECTION
Phillip Lin


3.1 PHILLIP LIM

MOOD/STYLE:
a strange mix of inspirations informs this collection by Phillip Lim: the designer was inspired by the textures and colors of the Muppet Show puppets and to certain stylistic elements of the costumes designed for Downton Abbey to create the printed pajama suits alternating with maxi pants with bow at the waist, strong hued shirts teamed with statement metallic fabrics, pleated skirts with shiny reflections and couture bomber jackets that expose the back

LENGTHS:
midi and maxi

COLORS:
khaki, white, beige, midnight blue, black, yolk yellow, gold, olive green, marron glacé brown, tangerine, orange, navy blue, army green, nylon

MATERIALS:
lace, cotton, lamé, silk, knits, woolen cloth, wool, satin, leather, metallic leather

SHAPES:
tapered, oversize, draped, flared, long-line

ACCESSORIES:
dangling single earrings with peace symbol or long colored feathers, velvet slippers and open-toes, leather slippers with bow embellishment, small suede bags

Barbara Sini

PHOTO BY

Coutesy 3.1 Philip Lim

3.1 PHILLIP LIM
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ANTONIO BERARDI

ANTONIO BERARDI

MOOD/STYLE:
The chromatic combination between black and white continues to be a prominent element in the Antonio Berardi collection, developed in order to enhance the contrast through an overlay of garments with a tapered silhouette or focusing on abstract graphic elements that captivate the eye.  Menswear style is made feminine by showing off shoulders and enhancing the waist with belts.  Sleeves and skirts dare transparencies, innovative sequins and metallic rivets provide a contemporary decoration, while sparks of patent leather are opposed to the organza and to the formal consistency of certain silhouettes

LENGTHS:
mini, midi and maxi

COLOURS:
black, white, royal blue, midnight blue orange, mud

MATERIALS:
cloth, silk, wool, cotton, organza, sequins, velvet, rivets, patent fabrics

SILHOUETTES:
tapered, hourglass, flared, skin tight

ACCESSORIES:
patent leather ankle strap sandals


Barbara Sini

PHOTO BY

Courtesy Antonio Berardi

ANTONIO BERARDI
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Pierre Balmain and the actress Ruth Ford, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1947.
Balmain is a haute couture fashion house that was founded by Pierre Balmain 1914-1982.  Wikipedia

BALMAIN
MOOD/STYLE
Olivier Rousteing looks at the city of Paris and at the splendor of the Palace of Versailles during the Rococo period as inspiration for this pre-Fall collection. Sumptuous and sexy at the same time, it shows a sinuous and body-conscious silhouette that can enhance and emphasize the shape of the body.  Hourglass sheath dresses, retro corsets and pannier skirts are decorated with prints and brocade embroideries and luxurious jacquards.  Long skirts are embellished with soft ruches.  Sensual mini dresses are covered with beads and fringes.  And baroque jackets are worn with second skin slim trousers combined with accessories decorated with jewel and gold sculptural buckles.
LENGTHS:
mini and maxi

COLOURS:
black, white, gold, baby pink, China blue, cream, powder, powder pink, silver, powder blue, cornflower blue, vermilion, emerald, peacock, beige

MATERIALS:
jacquard, silk, brocade, cotton, jersey, chiffon, lace, beads, fringes, suede, fur, velvet, trimmings, satin, lamé and lurex

SILHOUETTES:
hourglass, tapered, pannier

ACCESSORIES:
Sculptural maxi rings, velvet ankle boots with buckle, satin ankle boots with studs, belts with sculptural buckle, long satin clutches with jewel appliqués, metal choker with stone, bustier belts

Barbara Sini


PHOTO BY

Courtesy Balmain

BALMAIN
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Olivier Rousteing

Olivier Rousteing is a French fashion designer and the creative director of Balmain.  Wikipedia



HERVÉ LÉGER BY MAX AZRIA
Hervé L. Leroux
Hervé Léger, sometimes deliberately written as Herve Leger, is a French fashion house founded by the designer Hervé Peugnet, currently known as Hervé L. Leroux. Wikipedia

Hervé L. Leroux
Fashion Designer

Hervé Leroux is a French fashion designer who made his name with striking bandage dresses and, as Hervé L. Leroux, has refined the art of draping jersey into goddess gowns and ultra-feminine curvy … Wikipedia

Max Azria
Max Azria
Fashion Designer – bcbg.com

Max Azria is a Tunisian fashion designer who founded the contemporary women’s clothing brand BCBG Max Azria.  Azria is also the designer, chairman and CEO of the BCBG Max Azria Group, a global fashion house that encompasses over 20 brands.  Wikipedia

HERVÉ LÉGER BY MAX AZRIA
MOOD/STYLE
the collection takes once again the path of sensuality playing with tight silhouettes that enhance the feminine curves, as in the brand’s DNA, but adding a more structured and rigorous touch, borrowed from the technical and work clothes, to the sex appeal.  Sleek sheath dresses are combined with belts and multi tasking jackets, playing with style contrasts, but also seeking an innovative colour palette.  The pleats of the skirts become slits, the weaving is transformed into a 3D surface with a tromp l’oeil effect and the perforated mesh presents catching geometries

LENGTHS:
Mini and midi

COLOURS:
black, white, lilac, putty, burgundy, midnight blue, grass green, cement grey, anthracite grey

MATERIALS:
jersey, silk, knits, wool, cotton, mesh

SILHOUETTES:
tapered, tight-fitting, slightly flared, slim

ACCESSORIES:
Studded maxi belts, leather loafers with sideways buckle

Barbara Sini

PHOTO BY

Courtesy Hervé Léger by Max Azria

HERVÉ LÉGER BY MAX AZRIA
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- Alexander McQueen


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