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Miu Miu Autumn/Winter Ready-To-Wear 2016/17

As we are always looking forward in the Fashion World, We have been absolutely excited for Miu Miu’s 2016-17 Ready-to-Wear Collection for Autumn/Winter. However, we were not expecting it to be THIS GOOD! Take a look at Miu Miu’s astonishing look’s and a little commentary from Sarah Harris to really put this collection into perspective for you.

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If there is a show that sums up the spring/summer and autumn/winter debate – specifically, what season to show when, and exactly when it should be available to buy – then Miu Miu this afternoon was it. A collision of every season jumbled into one collection, the clothes echoed the principle that it’s always summer somewhere in the world – no bad thing. The show itself began with a series of cotton poplin shirting, light and summery with straps falling off shoulders to a soundtrack of Marvin Gaye’s I Heard It Through the Grapevine. There were white bloomers and blue shirts, tails gathered into pillowy puffballs. Variations on the denim jacket came next, some embroidered with badges, others with white guipure lace collars partnered up with denim maxi skirts. Then came the golden fox-fur coats and a series of dark damask florals, a heavyweight fabric that seemed more akin to upholstering a sofa. It was reworked in duchess-style maxi skirts – often with hemlines hoiked up with buttoned straps, and grand coats cinched with wide velvet belts. Also on the heavier side were flocked overcoats, waxed hunting jackets and wool breeches and shooting jackets. The latter popped up at Prada’s hit show in Milan last week. There were other parallels, too, such as the selection of argyle knits which, here, were styled with crisp white handkerchiefs popping out of breast pockets. After a hiatus, Katie Grand is back on board at Miu Miu and it was evident also in the casting; from Gigi Hadid to Adriana Lima, Lara Stone, Irina Shayk, and even an appearance made by Emily Ratajkowski. All served up with sweet pearl necklaces and jewelled heels with bows. This was a show with oomph. (Sarah Harris)

Xx, B

Paris Fashion Week Fav

Although, I must say some of the designers on the runway this year displayed absolutely amazing pieces… Saint Laurent was the Paris Fashion Week Fav!

SAINT LAURENT

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The lights went on and the stage went up, and Hedi Slimane put on yet another raucous, rocking collection, titled “Pretty Boy.” It was pure punk, edgy,  and we can’t wait for the Hedi haters and lovers to battle over this one. The runway was classic to what Paris Fashion Week is all about, Glamour and the Pretty Boy theme complimented this classic catwalk perfectly. He’s been accused of a lot of “Same-y” styles season to season, but this season none of these accusations would stand a chance. The clothes and the vibes change. Slimane just likes it skinny, short, and a little dirty whether its 80’s kids, 70’s disco, or this seasons edgy punk. Saint Laurent is well-known and respected for its thorough characteristics in black and also a point of reference for many other designers. Slimane should be applauding himself for this seasons “Pretty Boy” Punk Collection.

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Slimane’s girl’s displayed a personality of party and were dressed to kill in fit-flare party dresses that ran the from polka-dotted numbers with tulle underskirts for an extra bounce to skintight animal prinkt minis barely hiding under furs in electric hues. The girls fishnets were torn and eye make up caked on to complete the ready-to-go party girl vibe.

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But, these were not even our favorite styles of the collection. Yep, it gets better! For fall there were pretty girls dressed as boys in sinfully skinny cropped pants, white shirts, suspenders and slim ties- so good. To keep the pretty with the boy, Slimane added a hot fiery red lip. The double-breasted pea coats, done in leather and wool made the absolute perfect finish to this edgy pretty boy. These were mixed in with the party crew to balance sass with swag.

Slimane also showed us that he likes it rough, with zippers that unzip across a breast or way up the thigh. Clean up the makeup and men the tights and you’ve got some seriously sexy crafted clothes that sizzle with femme appeal, pretty boy or not. This is a context element. Take all of the attitude and naughty styling away and a leopard cape is opera-worthy, a stapless gown with chiffon peaks sticking straight is red carpet ready, and a binding leather mini unzipping itself to reveal contrasting fabrics beneath looks ready for a chic, exclusive after party.

The context is Slimane displayed was so simple, but if you analyze the styles and take away certain aspects the theme was crafted intelligently and intentionally. The “Pretty Boy” punk theme knocked Saint Laurent right out of the park. It was without a doubt one of our Paris Favs!