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Love: My Favourite Cuts ✂️ From #PFW Fall RTW 2016 part 3

Catch up with Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven’t already! Balmain At what point will you have Kendall Jenner heading a fashion show, along with Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn walking directly after? At Balmain, it seems. And if this isn’t quite the return of the supermodel, then I don’t know what is. If you ever expect majestic notions, expect it from Balmain. The main difference in this collection as opposed to others was there was not necessarily a stand-out piece but more so, a stand-out outfit. It was indeed a head-to-toe affair, some of which in one colour or tones of, with a focus on fabric and textures. At first, there was Kendall, who walked out in iced silver. It is not often a model is fully covered as such (minus the weird and creative side of fashion), but along with Kendall’s new bleached blonde tresses, it made for a strong statement. Baroque is definitely not a new theme, especially when concerning Milanese and Parisian fashion. But I felt Olivier Rousteing so carefully …

Love: My Favourite Cuts ✂️ From #PFW Fall RTW 2016 part 1

A moodiness is always present at Paris Fashion week. Something sinister. An attitude that wears the clothes, that brings to the clothes a new life or is it vice versa? Either way, wearing all-black never gets old, but do be surprised when you do see colour, even in the slightest. Roland Mouret One of the best things that the designer find solutions for is how a woman should dress for her figure. How best to accentuate the feminine curves of the body and the solution that Roland Mouret found for that was in the cut, in the panelling to be exact. The opening look was so strong. Applying shape to a fabulously shaped body already is quite the formula to make. From top to bottom she was covered but it was every inch sensual and bold with the fabric combinations, and said panelling. The sweeping curved lines hugged under and over the hip, under and over the bust. It was definitely a lesson in understanding the human female body more. Then, there was the pop of colour …

Love: My Favourite Cuts ✂️ from #MFW Fall RTW 2016 part 3

Emilio Pucci Known to not be a shy brand, Emilio Pucci really stepped it up a few notches this season! Last season, was a bit of a miss – lacking a boldness, something Pucci-esque that although Massimo Giorgetti looked to the archives for, failed to translate successfully. It was a bit soft, and I wished that certain aspects were elaborated on more, exaggerated to full effect. Print galore perhaps? Italian Fashion has to not be shy!  Fashion has to not be shy! And given more time to sink his head into the archives of Emilio Pucci, boy, did Massimo Giorgetti deliver! At foremost, it started with the obvious roots of Pucci – geometric print which felt like something old, but something new. It then exploded into more graphic, vivid prints, including the mountains motif which was more than appropriate – graphic danger, risqué. Not least, there was also play with silhouette and proportion, large overcoats over an otherwise lean physique, slim-fit top paired with an A-line skirt that hit just below the knee, oversized sweaters. Athleticism …

Love: My Favourite Cuts ✂️ from #MFW Fall RTW 2016 part 2

Continued from part 1 of my #MFW highlights. Jil Sander There are brands that you immediately fall in love with, and there are brands that are on a slow-burn, that you love more as time goes along. Jil Sander is the latter (or at least for me anyways). If there is something to know about Minimalism, is that it is not boring at all. With a monochrome palette, much was achieved in this collection. Shape, form, a real sensual understanding of the female body with hints of sci-fi that felt empowering and fresh. What interested me the most was the metallic textures upon a stark black which although was subtle, appeared incredible upon close-up and added a whole other dimension to the collection. The tailoring, was fabulous as always; beginning with a white double-breasted coat with strong shoulders and proportions that were just right. It then followed with some artfully draped looks such as the ‘shirt dress’ with excess fabric that wrapped around the waist gorgeously or the more, loose and effortless oversized dress. Ports 1961 …

Love: My Favourite Cuts ✂️ from #MFW Fall RTW 2016 part 1

You can always count on Milan Fashion Week for a history lesson in Fashion and Dress. What I love about the Milanese (and other fellow Italian) brands and fashion houses is that they keep tradition alive, which appears to be something so rare today in the instantaneity of Instagram and such. Sure, in Fashion, we are always re-creating looks so how can it ever be tradition? Some of these brands will make you re-think again. DSquared² I am more familiar with the Menswear side of DSquared² as opposed to the Womenswear, but great – as this presents an opportunity to know more about them overall. DSquared² to me, embodies the new era of tailoring that’s modern, sleek, but doesn’t lose out on youth, on creativity. If you ever wondered what it would be like to mash-up  Samurai, Victoriana and Military, DSquared² has the answer for you. There are collections that I have seen and thought, ‘that is the woman that I want to grow into, the woman that I want to become’, and then there is this collection that …