Accessories are often the best part of an outfit. You can wear the simplest monochrome ensemble and transform it into the trendiest outfit with some extra details. And we have to let you know that spring 2019 will be all about standout accessories of all types. Paris Fashion Week brought so many trends in the jewelry, hat, and eye-wear departments. Check out the statement accessories to shop in Spring 2019.
As we are approaching the end of another Paris Fashion Week, it’s time for a recap. Since not everyone has the time to spend hours on the internet looking at the Spring 2019 collections, we rounded up the 8 best that were fabulous and out of this world. You’ll see designers such as Alessandro Michele and Gucci, Anthony Vaccarello from Saint Laurent, Virgil Abloh with Off-White and more. They all stuck to their recognizable aesthetics, but strongly respected the DNA of the labels they design for.
Maria Grazia Chiuri relied on timeless elegance for her Christian Dior Couture Fall 2018 lineup. It is a year of a royal engagement, royal wedding, and multiple tours where the new Duchess captivated the world with her ultra-feminine style. Ladies around the world are definitely rethinking modest elegant dressing and the new Christian Dior collection might be the right place to search for building a Duchess-like wardrobe.
Maria Grazia Chiuri offered plenty of conservative choices for duchessing around. From classic black dresses to an endless spectrum of nude choices, her couture designs are a feast for the eyes. In a time when the beauty industry is teaching the world a lesson that nude is not one color, Chiuri is doing the exact same thing through her designs. From pale nude dresses to deeper taupe and brown numbers, there are multiple options in the Christian Dior Fall 2018 Couture collection.
The entire lineup feels much more intimate and timeless than her regular sheer offerings with exposed logo underwear and feminist slogans. “Couture is about something hidden, ” Chiuri explained to Vogue. “We have this big opportunity to work with different definition of time. Craftsmanship is long, it is a dream for the future,” the designer added. The couture collections reflect the intimate relationship between the designer and the client. Although we love seeing those naked Dior ensembles in the spotlight, Maria Grazia Chiuri is making sure that her designs are suitable for off-the-red-carpet events too.
However, if you are a fan of the naked fashion and want to have your own free-the-nipple moment, the Christian Dior Fall 2018 Couture collection sure has a lot to offer. For a Bella-Hadid-meets-Dior look, there is an array of completely sheer dresses mostly done in nude color. It’s important to note that Chiuri still kept the silhouettes very elegant and feminine. There is no need to sacrifice on the couture aesthetic while flaunting whole a lot of skin. After all is sort of an artistry to show off your nipples in an elegant way, but Chiuri is well-aware that her Dior gals can pull it off.
The Christian Dior Fall 2018 Couture involves a lot of luxe and class and is meant for women who aren’t obsessed with the latest trends. As with every couture collection, it’s not only about how it looks, but how it feels and makes one feel. This time Chiuri stepped away from her recognizable loud feminist aesthetic and relied on classic silhouettes instead. Without a doubt, she is capable of doing everything with excellence!
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Kim Jones left Louis Vuitton at the beginning of 2018 with a memorable show. Just a couple months later he is ready for new challenges. The famous menswear designer has been announced as the new creative director of Dior Homme. The British designer will replace Kris Van Assche, who left Dior just recently. He was at the helm of the menswear sector of Dior since 2007.
Kim Jones has reshaped the menswear arm of Louis Vuitton in many revolutionary ways. The designer preserved the luxury travel feel of Louis Vuitton but added cool streetwear elements in its collections. The street aesthetic is insanely popular now, and Jones managed to make pieces that were always in a high demand. The designer also led Louis Vuitton’s collaboration with the infamous streetwear label Supreme. Fans from all over the world had been waiting for days and hours in front of their pop-up stores to get their hands on the exclusive collaborative collection. The pieces were later sold for 1.5 times or more of their original price. These two brands had legal issues in the past which made this collaboration even more exciting. In 2000 Supreme received a cease-and-desist order from Louis Vuitton for using their monogram on a skateboard.
Altogether Kim Jones turned Louis Vuitton into a leading menswear brand. With friends such as Kanye West and David Beckham with their family sitting front row, the brand’s shows were a celebrity affair. Van Assche, on the other hand, had been running Dior Homme successfully, but without big jumps. He succeeded Hedi Slimane at Dior, who is now the new creative director of Celine. Kris Van Assche continued to nurture Dior Homme’s sharp aesthetic throughout his career at the fashion house. Dior most certainly wishes for some changes in the future. Kim Jones undoubtedly knows how to keep a brand’s heritage while designing pieces that are relevant to nowaday’s customers. With his arrival at Dior Homme, we should expect a certain change in the aesthetic.
There isn’t really anything impossible for Kim Jones. The designer managed to convince Kate Moss to walk for Louis Vuitton on his last show. The former supermodel was off the runway for years and Jones was the one who brought her back. He closed the show together with Moss and Naomi Campbell. It was an iconic closure for an end of an era. We expect to see another exciting show from Kim Jones, this time for Dior in Paris. Hang tight until June for the first collection by the designer.
Tulle skirts can be so diverse, seen mostly on ballerinas and occasionally a punk rock princess. Recently, however, we have seen it making an appearance as a new favorite among the street style gurus. It can be a tricky piece to pair, so I have picked out my favorite looks and sourced the perfect pieces to show you how to wear tulle skirts.
Here is a similar look I found but with a lace skirt and striped shirt dress.
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Maria Grazia Chiuri once again made a case for gender-bending fashion in her latest collection. The Dior designer is one of the first ones who presented her strong feminist views throughout clothing. Even from her first presentation for the luxury brand, everyone knew that Maria would be an authority in the fashion industry. For Pre-Fall 2018, the designer paid tribute to two of her main agendas: powerful women and the heritage of Christian Dior.
This time, Chiuri found inspiration in Claude Cahun, a French-Jewish artist, sculptor, photographer, and writer, known for her surrealist approach to art. Claude was born as Lucy Schwob but decided to adopt an equivocal name. She didn’t want to be defined by her gender, name or looks. Instead, Cahun decided to go against all odds and present self-portrays that show off different personas.
“At that time, in Paris, the modern woman was born. In a way, it’s very close to the idea that you use fashion and dress in a way that is very personal and at the moment, as you would like to represent yourself. Sometimes, when you read about that, you feel that people were more modern at the time than they are now. I think that we have to remember these women, remember it’s possible to do what you want in life.’- Grazia explained during the presentation.
Marlene Dietrich stands as the second muse, who stimulated Grazia’s creative process. Inspired by her fierce style, the designer decided to involve more masculine cuts and confident tailoring. She focused on darker shades such as black, gray, navy, with hints of white, nude and camel.
Maria best proves that gender shouldn’t be a limit for anything through her wonderful mix of male and female cuts. The tomboyish looks and masculine suits in the collection are as chic as the elegant ones. And that’s the whole point of the Pre-Fall 2018, to encourage and empower women to dress however they want.
The second, more glamorous part of the collection is packed with Dior’s stunning eveningwear. See-through dresses and tops once again dominated in the elegant section. Maria found a way to cheer these designs up with delicate prints, shiny sequins, and amazing embellishment. According to her, the choker necklace will still be the must-have accessory this year.
The designer’s forward-thinking and her unique views of fashion deserve a praise. Thanks to her powerful messages through clothing the industry is becoming more and more inclusive.
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“Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” – Maria Grazia Chiuri asked during her Paris Fashion Week Spring 2018 show with a simple black and white striped sweater. Model Sasha Pivovarova, once an art student, carried the question on her chest and she knew the answer. You can also find it in the art historian Linda Nochlin’s essay in which she explains the reasons why women were excluded from art throughout history. It wasn’t easy ( or it was impossible) for women to express themselves through art in the past. Even after so many years, women face challenges of this and similar kind in the modern society.
Maria Grazia Chiuri is well aware of this unacceptable situation and once again she celebrated women in her campaign. Sasha Pivovarova opened the PFW Spring 2018 Show and now she fronts the campaign for the same collection in the same cult sweater. We have yet to see if this “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” sweater will dominate the streets like the “We Should All Be Feminists” white slogan tee. The bottom line is that Maria Grazia Chiuri once again brought an important topic on the table.
Dior’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection paid tribute to the sculptress and artist Niki de Saint Phalle who found relieve from her traumatic life in Dior’s Marc Bohan designs. Maria Grazia Chiuri borrowed her reptilian motifs to add an artistic twist to the latest Dior Collection. The Russian model Sasha Pivovarova also infused the collection with an artistic vibe with her own paintings. You could see her next to paintings of women with large faces and dreamy eyes while holding a brush. The story and the aesthetic of the campaign took cues from “the ’60s, and with them a spirit of that’s equal parts artistic, feminine and cheekily playful.’
The looks shown in the campaign are modish-meets-bold. The dazzling silver mini dress is paired with low heeled knee-length metallic boots because the pain will go out of style in 2018. Young women won’t sacrifice their comfort in order to meet the society’s standards for feminine and sexy. So don’t expect sky-high heels from Maria Grazia Chiuri. Besides the casual jeans and sweater combo we mentioned earlier, there are a few Parisienne- approved looks. The legendary Patrick Demarchelier, who is an artist behind the lenses shoot the Dior’s Spring/Summer 2018 campaign.
Last night the Council of Fashion Designers of America and Vogue celebrated the 14th anniversary of their fashion fund. Each year they have a contest. The purpose is to help emerging American designers in their career. At the exclusive dinner in Brooklyn appeared fashion forces and finalists of the contest. Among the celebrities, you could find big modeling names such as Martha Hunt, Ashley Graham, Taylor Hill, Karlie Kloss, Lais Ribeiro and more.
Telfar Clemens and his eponymous brand Telfar is this year’s winner. The designer will be awarded a monetary prize of $400,000. His unisex designs are already famous among A-list celebrities such as Solange Knowles. The two runner-up awards ended up in the hands of Becca McCharen-Tran from Chromat and Ahlem Manai-Platt and her brand Ahlem Eyewear. Each one of them will receive $150,000, to use for the growth of their companies. As an addition to this, all three winners will get a mentor to help them expand their brands. The CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund Awards support up-and-coming designers to build a renowned brand.
Everyone presented impeccable looks, but there were several standouts of the night. Ashley Graham looked stellar in a body-hugging white dress by Victor Glemaud. The model matched it with sophisticated silver sandals and a white clutch. She proved that simple pieces can lead to statement looks. Lais Ribeiro flaunted a black suit with flared pants and long fitted blazer. Karlie Kloss, on the other hand, went full glam. The model wore a striking long Dior gown. The dress was embellished with beautiful black and purple sequins and featured long sleeves. As an addition to her stunning dress, Karlie rocked silver pointed flats. She and Maria Grazia Chiuri from Dior were the ones who made the announcements throughout the dinner.
Flip through for the best fashion looks from the 14th CFDA/Vogue Fashion Funds dinner and gala.