Merry Christmas!

I hope that you are having very nice time and that you will enjoy these holidays. So, I wish you a very merry Christmas with a song that I really love from the last episode of Glee.

Tom Ford...s/s 2012!

Tom Ford has been the creative director of Gucci since 1994 to fall 2004, then Alessandra Facchinetti and later Frida Giannini became creative directors. So, we all remind his provocative style and unmistakable features such has the great attention for sex appeal and the huge use of luxurious fabrics. Then, when Ford left Gucci, he created his own label and his men line was and still is a great success. It was and is due to the patterns, prints and the fabrics but also to the creative idea, innovative conception, of the classic menstyle. The oxymoron between classical style and innovation is the main feature of Tom Ford's men collections.
Since f/w 2011 he decided to start showing a female collection and in the last days was available on YouTube Ford's s/s 2012 collection. I have to say that I'm a big fan of Tom Ford and I love his sunglasses and men pieces. However in my last post about Tom Ford's women collection I wasn't very satisfied from his creations and I'm not again. I mean, I don't want to discuss about fabrics or quality tthat is obviously extraordinary... I want to discuss about innovation. We all agree, I think, that designers must be innovative or otherwise they are just boring as everyone. If we look at Tom Ford collections they look like a pathetic and extremely expensive copy of his old collections for Gucci. This is his style but I want to see something new. Lace dresses, lots of fur..all these things which could seem sophisticated look just "old" for everyone who really follows Tom Ford and fashion world. So, I love Tom Ford but I would like that he will start to show something innovative and interesting, not just clothes which the only utility is to show how money someone owns....
Designers must make fashion clothes not status symbols!

Marni...H&M and its last collections!

Here is the video of the official announce of the Marni collaboration with H&M for s/s 2012. 
After the Versace for H&M in march there will be another great designer such as Consuelo Catiglioni which will make a limited collection for the Swedish fast fashion company. Jimmy Choo, Stella McCartney, Roberto Cavalli, Viktor & Rolf, Comme des Garçons, Matthew Williamson, Sonia Rykiel, Lanvin and Versace. These brand are the ones which have collaborate with H&M and sometimes they make amazing collection like Verscae of CdG, sometimes they didn't like V&R. However the amazing thing about Marni is that this brand is maybe one of the brand which makes the rgeatest prints. If we want to think about amazing prints we must think about Pucci, Prada, Proenza Schouler, Burberry, Dries Van Noten, Diane Von Furstenberg and Marni. Marni makes also wonderful bag and shes. Consuelo Castiglioni said that she wants to show again her collection in a cheaper way...If she will really make this I'm sure that this will be the most appreciated collection, even more than Versace.

I posted also some pictures of the s/s and f/w 2012 collections to show you some of the amazing prints which are the main feature of Marni. I love its flowers, its bags but I can't understand the shoes. However, I love Marni and I'm looking forward for seeing this collaboration.

Givenchy handbags...f/w 2011!

Thanks to Riccardo Tisci Givenchy became one of the favourite brands of the celebs and its accessories are really appreciated. In the last seasons Givenchy made some amazing bags and so I decided to show you the models for this winter (even if some boutiques are starting to think about s/s). 
These bags are characterized by the typical prints of Givenchy and its colors. Black blue and green are the distinctive signs of this brand and the "cougar pattern" on the transparent tote makes that nice but not so cool bag (the shape is pretty boring) one of the most interesting bags of this period.  The main features of this bags are the simplicity of the shapes and  the richness of details and particulars such as the prints, the materials and the new geometries that are developed on the fronts. I know that these bags are not charming as Bottega Veneta's ones or Balenciaga or the ones of many other brands but apart from this very famous brands Givenchy's accessories owns a gorgeous energy and potential that make them very chic.

Nicholas Kirkwood....f/w 2011!

Nicholas Kirkwood is famous for his asymmetric platform which he improves with new features every season. He adds pearls, wood, cork, leather ...he used every material for his plateau and this season he also showed a more "soft" version of it that make the shoes quite new. The feathers and the mongolian fur   creates a nice effect that was never obtains on shoes (mongolian fur is more often used for coats). He also created exaggerate wedges and triangular heels, as well as "crooked" ones so the shoes get a new identity, The shoes that he created for the f/w 2011 of Rodarte are influenced by the Mulleavy's collection which took inspiration from Amish communities and Kansas. So we can see classic shoes with new pattern, for Erdem he just uses the print of the brand and put it on the shoes. In the end we can see a lcd shoes which is characteristic for the heel that reminds the "prickle heel" of Roger Vivier he just "moved" the prickle.

Anna dello Russo and Deacon's hat!

We all know extravagant style of Anna dello Russo and her unique hats become even year more exaggerate for the ball organized by Carine Roitfeld. During 2010 Anna wore a nice hat by Gareth Pugh and for this year she wore an hat by Stephen Jones for Giles Deacon. The hat is made by a red bird that could seem funny but it's really cool with the black Alberta Ferretti dress that she wore. The Giles collection was amazing and the hat is just perfect for that show, on Anna was so beautiful I like her unconventional fashion. Sometimes people find ridiculous her fruits hats or her outfits but I think that is amazing her courage that allows her to wear clothes directly from the runway and which are always innovative. If we pay attention to her style we can easily notice that she is always very balanced, in this case we can see the red hat matched with that simple black dress: extravagance-simplicity. The overall look appears cool and youth with the "dead bird" that could look "creepy" but is just right for that event.

Versace Atelier...f/w 2011!

Versace is often worn by the celebs on the red carpet and I think that its "couture line" Versace Atelier shows how good is Donatella in making dreams true. This collection is amazing apart from the first dress worn by Katy Perry which was horrible in that dress, but the other dresses are gorgeus. The geometries and the shapes of the dresses are very interesting, the sophisticated the aesthetic is perfectly matched with Versace DNA which is characterized by huge slits and some architectural shapes which underline the waist and highlight the body. The mix between young fashion and classical elegance is very cool and Donatella is one of the few designers which is able to mix these two style in the same collection. For example, the one with all those letters of the brand Versace it's absolutely modern and so perfect for  teenagers but the long dresses are so perfect for mature women so this collection is a couture one that is right for every kind of woman. 

Capes are always... trendy!

Capes are always chic. During f/w 2010 a lot of designers showed them and now the trend came back thanks to Alexander Wang, Valli, Burberry and Pilati which dedicated some outfit to the capes.  Alexander Wang used the cape to revision his own urban style and capes give to it a glamourous touch that sometimes is lost by a too urban aesthetic. Saint Laurent, Pilati, developed an absolutely new model maybe the chicest cape ever seen that is very very elegant. Burberry, Bailey, showed a transparent cape with black details that during rainy days would be the best choice. Azzaro added some fur to give a personal touch to the cape. Elbaz for Lanvin showed a very complex and sophisticated model  in a nice beige with a nice detail just on the neck: very easy, almost minimalistic, but with the characteristic Lanvin silhouette. Valli didn't show capes but he just use the characteristic shape of capes to "cover" the upper part of the dresses. Owens has a very unique style that allows him to mix his own metropolitan vision of the world with the chic appeal of Paris.
In conclusion capes are still one of the collect trends and I absolutely love them!
Alexander Wang

Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent

Alexander McQueen

Burberry Prorsum

Rick Owens


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Vogue Italia 

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