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Carmen Negoita / 2013 / January
22 Jan

DARK SHADOWS

Black, the colour that goes with everything, is flattering to wear, hides a multitude of sins and makes us look slim, is officially back in fashion this season.   But it never really went away. No wardrobe is complete without a little black dress, staple since the 1920s when designers such as Gabrielle Chanel invented tailored knee-length shift dresses that were perfect for cocktail hour. In the 50s and 60s Givenchy dressed Audrey Hepburn in the films Sabrina and Breakfast at Tiffany's, in gamine-chic black trousers and a boat-neck knit and elegant black evening gowns.   So dears, black is to simple? Maybe...
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17 Jan

Spring 2013 Trend Reports

THE ART OF CONTRAST Seen at Marck Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Jil Sander and Celine, back-to-basics black and white looked right after seasons of brights, prints, and over-the-top embellishment. VEILED LOOKS Roberto Cavalli, Reed Krakoff, and Haider Ackermann, among others, adopted new transparency measures, using featherweight, sheer materials like silk chiffon, organza and mousseline. COLLAGE DEGREE Any which way you splice it, Spring's message was multilayered, courtesy of patchworks of exotic skins at Proenza Schouler, and mash-ups of patterns and textures at Rodarte, Derek Lam and Thakoon. EVERY FLOUNCE COUNTS Designer reclaimed the ruffle this season: Deep frills edged necklines at Gucci and Givenchy, while thigh-high slits of skirts at Balenciaga were flounced flamenco-style. ALPHA FEMALES From the boardroom to Le Bain, the power suit is Spring's power player. Olivier...
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14 Jan

Editorial #01

NO TIME FOR PLAYTIME Do you think opposites attract? Or do your eyes glaze and think "boring" when you see monochromatic black and white? If so, think again! The Black & White Monochrome Look is one of the few real trends in women's fashion. Monochrome is one of the simplest, most chic of looks to work whatever the year and never fails to gain attention when done well. Bright whites tempered with inky blacks can be used to create a truly bold statement. Using black and white will help create an almost sculptured look, and definitely draw attention to you! ...
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