During every fashion month, we keep our hopes high that designers will show beauty looks that we can manage to copy in real life. Don’t get us wrong! We love over-the-top runway beauty! If something is too extra we can always try to tone it down and wear it in real life. SS 2019 PFW offered a little bit of everything. Here are the beauty trends that got us obsessed.
The Guy Laroche fall/winter 2017-2018 ready-to-wear collection showed off a distinctly ‘80s and ‘90s tone during Paris Fashion Week. From the show’s music to the ‘sexy throwback’ vibe that Adam Andrascik, the creative director for Guy Laroche was aiming for, elegance was in the air during this showing.
That could definitely be seen with the bright colors, sleek silhouettes, tube tops and plunging yet wide V-shaped necklines. The ribbed dresses were fun, if not exciting and the feel overall was not enticing but more along the lines of visually interesting.
Meant only constructively, I feel that when there is a throwback-designed collection, it is important to remember the things we have leaned since then. Making the same mistakes is madness; fashion evolves and we should recognize this. The layering of certain elements like the shirtdresses with black tube tops did not create a new element for us, reading more like something best left behind, as definition was lacking here.
Elongated versions of the dresses worn in the ‘90s by the heiresses were also seen. A lot of the pieces individually stood out brilliantly thanks to the details of richness that allowed for a piece to be indulgent. The knits and the leather trench coats, as well as the embroidered pants are perfect examples of this. The black ribbed turtleneck with the three-quarter-length skirt that had the thigh-high side slit and black boots was a favorite – it was beautiful, classic and clean and featured some of the indulgent detailing on both the top and bottom.
As an overall impression, the Guy Laroche fall 2017 rtw collection was fun thanks to the bright colors and flowy hems, but featured slim profiles. The middle of the road was taken up by the collection. It is still with the direction of progress fashion is taking, but definitely bogged down in the traffic of other middle lane options.
Fortunately, those who wish to add a touch of a throwback to a current outfit will not have to go digging in old clothes; they can put on an updated version form this collection and that is a charming prospect in and of itself. The collection was by no means a miss, just a bit off here and there.
The wraparound fur, for example, did not make the impression – I believe it was supposed to. Had it been wrapped differently, I believe that could have been the case. The most interesting part was the wrap on the left arm; had that been repeated on the other arm or wrapped another way I am sure a lot of people would have really been for it.
But all it takes is a starlet to wear something similar or that exact jacket and it will be all the rage, so there is hope! Otherwise, it was interesting, not awe-inspiring. The absolute highlight of the Guy Laroche fall/winter 2017 collection was the incredible tailoring on the pants – this is a gift as women’s slacks can be a nightmare. Every pair was gorgeous, every single pair.
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Rebellious and sober at the same time, the newest Guy Laroche spring/summer 2017 collection took Paris Fashion Week by surprise with its highly utilitarian patterns and ultra-chic refinement. For his spring 2017 collection, creative director Adam Andrascik mainly focused on an upgraded version of the Nineties, skillfully experimenting with fabrics and textures.
With utilitarianism being one of this fashion week’s most revisited motifs, and with Guy Laroche historically being one of the most ‘affordable’ haute couture houses of the fashion industry, London-based designer Adam Andrascik managed to translate the trend to its best, with even workwear touches helping the line-up get its flawlessly utilitarian look.
As usual, even when experimenting with new styles and even fabrics, Adam Andrascik managed to emphasize the contours of the bodies and silhouettes throughout this 25-piece collection, mainly focusing on the waistlines and the legs. In doing so, however, he followed a specific path.
While most of his colleagues chose to highlight the waists through cloth belts, Adam Andrascik opted for stretch, curve-hugging figures and tactic shaping, visible hems and contours. Only a few staples featured belts, and it was usually the trench coats.
As a whole, the Guy Laroche spring/summer 2017 collection was a pure pleasure to watch. Divided in three different sections, the line-up was, in fact, displayed in coherent blocks of colors and patterns, a choice many designers are actually using during this Paris Fashion Week too.
In the lineup’s first section, Andrascik treated us to his most utilitarian looks, with trench coats, fitted skirts and workwear-turned-couture dresses dominating the scene. Here he also experimented with see-through plastic materials, which surely added a sort of unconventional sensuality to the entire collection.
A bright yellow hue linked the first part’s staples with one another, confirming once again that the spring/summer 2017 season will be particularly bright in terms of colors.
The Guy Laroche spring 2017 ready-to-wear collection’s second part was, instead, more futuristic, with quirky metallic looks perfectly mixing street-style with high and low fashion. Super-short miniskirts, see-through blouses and Nineties-inspired rounded-neck t-shirts will likely become one of this spring’s most featured staples on the main social media, as they were basically meant to get viral easily.
The collection’s third part appeared to be the most polished, with evening dresses looking neither too elegant, nor to urban. To better create an eased-up look, in fact, Andrascik chose to dynamically interrupt the rigor of the silhouettes with either metallic patterns, or high and low combinations of tank tops and skirts in total black, which in return means that one single outfit is suitable for almost every occasion, both formal and informal, as it always happens when it comes to Gay Laroche.
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Chic sophistication is an understatement when it comes to describing the clothing collection that is in direct protest to the vast amount of streetwear that has appeared on the Fashion Week runways throughout the last few weeks, starting from the streets of New York and moving on into posh London, artistic Milan and now the fashion loving Paris. Moving away from the more popular trends, creative director Adam Andrascik focused efforts on showing off the spectacular beauty of the more old-school tailoring with grey colors dominating and lots of volume found throughout the Guy Laroche fall/winter 2016-2017 collection. In terms of the volume, we can clearly see peplums, sock skirts and sculptural sleeves.
The pieces were fashionable, looking rather lovely for the older personnel and quite fitting to the brand. The color scheme stuck to the black, white and grey, with a bit of cream to go. There were also some hand painted copper motifs, along with beaded embroideries that came from the inspirations as seen through the Flemish Primitive painters.
Other than the streetwear trend, there is also another top look that Laroche is vying to stay away from and that is the concept of layering that everyone else has been wholeheartedly embracing instead. “I felt that in the past couple of seasons in fashion in general, maybe even more in Paris, there is this idea about layering that seemed to be pushing to the forefront, and I really wanted to try and build a silhouette this season that you didn’t need 15 garments to do,” the designer said backstage, before mentioning that he prefers to be “more striking, more direct and more distinct.”
The silhouettes were certainly interesting, with high waists, peplums darting out at the rib level and skirts with double layers that came with elastic waists and hems. There are not that many looks to this collection but it sure is one to consider buying from, especially if a lady wants to bring in fashionably professional ensembles.
Unfortunately, a lot of the pieces just look way too formal now that the brand is set against the modern love for athleisure, instead opting for looks that are barely used and that have some space to develop into something great. There is even a cropped version to aviator jackets, complete with bouffant sleeves and a whisper of vintage we cannot do without. There are ruffles and frills, high waists and center buttons, short sleeves and midi hems, and so much more.
We notice the prints that have a floral effect, the embroideries that look to have been done by my grandmother, and the bare legs under the skirts, finally clad in some loafers and half boots. High necklines, blue and brown embroidery pure black getups and so much more is what awaits us at the Guy Laroche fall 2016 RTW collection, as per the Paris Fashion Week. We even love the coppery embossing of details for the dresses at the end of the working line-up.
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Since January 2015, Guy Laroche has undergone major changes in term of style. Founded in 1957, the fashion house has a new creative director since March 2015 – the American designer Adam Andrascik (no one knows why former creative director Marcel Marongiu has been replaced). Today, at Paris Fashion Week he debuted his designs for the house showcasing the Guy Laroche spring/summer 2016 collection that uses wartime references fused with tropical motifs. As a result, we witnessed one of the most wearable lines in terms of daytime clothing pieces, which still manage to look totally unique and creative when it comes to the unconventional designs.
Andrascik, who launched his first eponymous line in 2011 and who is mainly known for his deconstructed and sculptural cuts, defines his style as a ‘work in progress’, and is said to be very much influenced by Japanese and Belgian designers (especially by Martin Margiela). We shouldn’t thus be surprised to see a new, maybe even more contemporary perspective to future Laroche’s collections, the signature style of which has always been effortlessly chic and classique. For this spring 2016 collection, called ‘Trouble in Paradise’, Andrascik combined military-precision cuts with cool beach clothes, managing to find a good intermediary between these two completely different worlds. If that doesn’t sound brave enough to you, take a look at how he has recently explained his choices: “I felt that to be true to the spirit of the house, that we have to take some risks, we have to kind of see what works and what doesn’t and we go from there.”
The Guy Laroche spring 2016 collection, which for the most part features khaki and dark green trench coats, asymmetrically cut t-shirts and dresses, and golden appliqués of sunsets and palm trees, is nothing like the previous one, and looks for new forms of self-expression trough clothes that are neither entirely feminine, nor too masculine. In fact, although the collection features androgynous references, the wide trousers and longuette skirts seem to be perfectly meant for women’s curves, while the strategic cut-outs on deconstructed biker jackets expose sensual portions of bare shoulders, giving more balance to the figure. The more conventionally feminine side of the collection finds also a good ally with some delicate off-shoulders dresses and tied up crop tops, which will probably be the most worn items of the collection this spring. While only a few asymmetrical top and dresses reveal some naked arms, bare legs are most of the time the sole protagonist of the collection, shown through mini-skirts adorned with chunky chains and tied up mini-dresses and skirts.
Contrasting fabrics and patchworks take the collection back to its unisex side, whereas layered skirts and deconstructed tops remind us of Andrascik’s passion for sculptural cuts. Knowing that, compared to his previous collection, the bar was set higher for this show, the designer has tried to both honor Guy Laroche’s heritage as well as his own personal background. At the end of the day, we have to admit he surely took some risks with his choices, but whether they are worth it or not, it’s just a matter of time.
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There’s something to be said for the French who manage to take a trend and entirely reconstruct it so that there is no doubt as to where it has come from. This is the case with the Guy Laroche fall/winter 2015-2016 collection presented on the Paris Fashion Week runway, wherein each of the leather bound and artfully crafted designs has a distinctively French touch to it. It truly is hard not to love any of the Guy Laroche designs, from the haute couture to the more practical women’s daily ready to wear pieces.
The creative director of the fashion house has newly been replaced with Adam Andrascik and has been busy the past 6 months putting together a collection that would wow us all. He’s got his own eponymous label as well, and we are quite happy to see him on board the Guy Laroche fashion train. While the company brand is very well known for its perfumes as well, we are certain that the women’s ready to wear collections will be even more popular soon enough, catered to by an ever diligent Adam Andrascik. When asked about the road down which he will lead the Guy Laroche label, his answer is less than satisfying but no less than intriguing; “Dark in a sense because my clothes always are… and youthful. There’s going to be an energy to it.” Considering he’s always admired Belgian and Japanese designers, we can be sure that there will be a great dose of energy in the new pieces and that is the spirit we want to see as well.
Black certainly makes the collection, what with the addition of silver and gold metallic assortments added and the white contrasts, while we are also presented with a few gorgeous designs in a lovely navy blue combination. Of these, one particular high round neck sheath dress falling to the middle of the calves catches the attention, with its navy center and the metallic silver sides, shoulders and arms, appearing as if the navy has been haphazardly painted onto a silver sheet of metal. The mahogany colored leather pieces are also just as darkly intriguing, somehow bringing vampires and hunting to mind, both in the same context.
Out of the trends we are faced with here, we have fallen for the black belts with the silver buckles, the ultra-tight leather pants, the plunging deep V-necklines, particularly in the silver metallic shirt ticked into the high waist leather pants and accentuated with the belt, while we find some of the prints seen here especially pleasing, including the gentle floral on white background with a clear black and white pinstripe block on one side of the jacket, as well as the whole multiple slit idea that has turned to many of the skirts into tastefully tattered pieces. Of course, we love the single slits up the thighs as well, as the 2015 trends dictate, while we are intrigued by the see through blouses that barely cover up the bust underneath. There seems to be a Chinese astrology inspiration in here as well since some of the garments are emblazoned with golden metallic Chinese character prints along with sun and starbursts. This certainly is a great start for Adam Andrascik and we look forward to his future Guy Laroche collections!
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“Whoever does not visit Paris regularly will never really be elegant”, once said Honoré de Balzac. Having lived most of his life in the French capital, one of the greatest novelists of France could not have been wrong. Paris is the epitome of the elegant, and after all, it is the city, which is often referred as “the fashion capital of the world”. And today, after journeying all around the world all the way from New York to Milan, the eyes of fashionista public turn to Paris for the next “fashion feast” on our list called Paris Fashion Week and we are going to present you some of the most interesting and elegant looks from the French catwalks in the upcoming 9 days, starting from the elegant Guy Laroche spring/summer 2015 collection, designed by Marcel Marongiu, who has been the artistic director of the brand since 2007.
For the Guy Laroche spring/summer 2015 collection the designer had mainly used blue, maroon and beige at the first part of the show. The pieces looked simple and very well-cut. The collection featured very delicate halter strap dresses in blue/maroon and beige with wide belts, dark blue jumpsuits with open backs, high waisted dark blue trousers with matching bikini tops with wide straps, classic high waisted shorts with matching jackets with notched necklines.
For the second part of the show Marongiu had used a lighter shade of blue and combined it with white creating very elegant and subtle pieces. First we had high waisted pencil skirts (note the side zippers running from the waist to the hem) in blue and white paired with long-sleeved and also sleeveless lacy collared shirts, zip-up knee length long-sleeved dresses with and without collars, then with the addition of bright yellow we saw high waisted pants and pencil skirts in yellow and blue snakeskin print paired with small tops and jackets in dark blue (which were actually “shoulder robed”, and not actually worn), high waisted shorts again in the same print paired with short-sleeved see-through tops and so on. The blue and yellow snakeskin had also been used in designing zip up sleeveless dresses and V-neck dresses with small cutouts up on the front.
The last part of the Guy Laroche spring/summer 2015 collection show presented us interesting combinations of straight beige pants with white and yellow diagonally strapped tank tops, rather flowy deep V-neck spaghetti strap satin dresses in yellow and maroon-white. The designer also didn’t forget about floral patterns, which he had scattered on black backdrop creating very effective pieces thanks to the contrast.
The footwear from the new Guy Laroche spring/summer 2015 collection consisted in high heeled sandals with very interesting straps going all the way behind the heels.
With his new spring 2015 collection, Marcel Marongiu had managed to created memorable and timeless pieces not using too many colors and textures or intricate layering. They were simple and utterly gorgeous in their simplicity!
Photos courtesy of Vogue UK
The most flabbergasting and extremely chic suggestions found their fresh and matchless ways of interpretation once more, and this time it’s the amazing Guy Laroche fall/winter 2014-2015 collection that came as the newest and one of the most successful conglomerations of all-time best pieces, unveiled for Paris Fashion Week. The trendiest shades taken with some shimmery fabrics enhanced the wonderful effect of the collection even more. Finally, the last component of the absolute chic of this line was the shapes, which combined the diversity and the innovative approach nicely.
In this way, the Guy Laroche fall/winter 2014-2015 collection starts with the all-black looks, which come introduced with a nice and a bit relaxed T type top, fluttery skirt with multiple layers, and chic gloves and boots for the ultimate chic. The A-line shape and the turtleneck sweatshirt used for the following combo represent the second successful interpretation of this kind of looks.
The comfier looks are presented with a warm and absolutely wanna-have grayish coat, and some masculine suit jackets matching the nicely patterned and designed skirts greatly. The chic brownish shades used for the following combo presented with a jacket and a fare skirt are also quite remarkable. So are the leather jacket and skirt combinations.
Rounded shoulders are the following design detail used for the next T-shirt. Similar patterns can also be found for tops with long sleeves. Pleated designs are also quite interesting and cool, especially when coming matched with asymmetrical looks.
Further, after an array of floor length pieces, we see the catchy and very impressive abstract prints made of black and white on blue background and used for cute knee and tea length dresses. The sumptuous fur elements and the very curious and great dotted designs on transparency were the final hits of the Guy Laroche fall/winter 2014-2015 collection, making it an irreplaceable option for those loving diversity and fresh approach. So if you are one of them, this collection is exactly what you need for the perfect and absolutely flawless looks.
Photos courtesy of Vogue
Science fiction movies are not just fun and entertaining; they are also good for inspiring some people. It’s even better when the person is the talented designer Marcel Marongiou of Guy Laroche. Two fantastic films such as the “Gattaca” and “Metropolis” are more than enough to impress him sufficiently to come up with the new Guy Laroche spring/summer 2014 collection, showcased at Paris Fashion Week.
The looks are perfectly suited to wear to business meetings, classy concerts, theatres or fancy parties. All of them have a common and catchy element; that’s the amazing elegancy and subtle delicacy to choose the right shapes, colors and materials to make the dresses more spectacular and impressive. The artistic ruffles on plain dresses make the apparels more aristocratic and ravishing. You see abstract prints and abstruse lines running crazily on the fabrics. There are also some cozy pants and comfy shorts to make your spring as enjoyable as possible.
The talented designer chooses elegant and positive colors to make the apparels more satisfying and harmonious. The graceful combination of black and white is the starting point of the delicate Guy Laroche spring/summer 2014 collection. There are other trendy and attractive looks such us one-color simple dresses. The fashioner uses creamy, yellow and gray to create these looks. The materials are just soft, enjoyable and delightful. Cotton and silk seem to be the main fabrics on the catwalk.
The first arrival on the podium was a pitch-black classy skirt worn with a loose cozy sweatshirt. It gives you a slight emo impression, though has a touch of carelessness and causality. The white crispy shirt with black elegant pants makes a perfect outfit for an office job in a governmental sector. The same shirt with a black classy short skirt gives you a sophisticated student look. The simple fit black dresses with tiny white lines over make you look sassy and hot. The yellow dresses are stunning and will be ideal outfits for a cocktail party.
If you have much going on in your career and personal life you should consider checking out the new sophisticated Guy Laroche spring/summer 2014 collection.
Photos courtesy of WWD