Like his contemporary Karl Lagerfeld, Armani is also hell-bent on the future. Couture is an experimental playground for him. So there was a peculiarly appealing industrial edge to this collection. The coat of red vinyl strips studded with rhinestones was as unexpected as it sounds. The hard space-age cage that swaddled a torso was actually woven ribbon. The shimmer of a coatdress came from laboriously applied enamel studs. And all of it red. [FB]
Mabille’s general idea was to incorporate some element of a man’s wardrobe into each of the outfits. Nothing groundbreaking as far as concepts go, but it did produce one of the designer’s most restrained and accomplished offerings in some time. [FB]
A pearl-embellished band running diagonally across the right cheek functioned as a decorative bridge between the lower back and the upper bum, ostensibly holding the dress together. Such asset-flaunting bait will prove irresistible to Vauthier’s mega-muses: Rihanna, Bey, Kim, Rita. But with this collection, the designer ensured that there was more than enough of his mastery to go around, from a jumpsuit in a laser-cut pony hair that mimicked lace, to crystal-studded leather pants, to a slinky minidress covered in ribbons of python stitched to tulle. [FB]
Stars were in a sunny state of mind this week, with highlights consisting of summery motifs and fresh hues.
Here’s this week’s best dressed list.
On Sunday, Kiernan Shipka posed on the red carpet in a pink wool peplum Marni dress with jeweled embellishments at the Much Music Video Awards in Toronto.Hollywood rookie Nicola Peltz was statuesque in a light blue silk organza Prada column with a cutout bodice and embellished with crystals at the Transformers: Age of Extinction world premiere in Hong Kong.On Saturday, Nicole Kidman shimmered on the red carpet in an archival crystal-mesh gown from Dolce & Gabbana’s Fall ’07 runway at the Shanghai International Film Festival.On Thursday, Natalie Portman chose a fresh-off-the-runway white silk Dior Resort ’15 dress with a white cotton basque for the Miss Dior exhibition opening in Shanghai.On Tuesday, Chloë Grace Moretz charmed in a black-and-white printed Resort ’14 Christopher Kane frock at Coach’s summer party on the High Line in New York.Diane Kruger opted for a floral Elie Saab Spring ’14 Haute Couture gown belted at the waist for the Critics’ Choice Television Awards in Beverly Hills.Lizzy Caplan attended the Critics’ Choice Television Awards in a sheer black Valentino Pre-Fall ’14 gown covered in colorful butterflies.Maria Sharapova chose a white, croc-stamped double-breasted sheath with sheer detailing from Antonio Berardi’s Spring ’14 runway for the WTA Pre-Wimbledon Party in London.Michelle Dockery chose a plunging white Antonio Berardi sheath for the Cartier Queen’s Cup polo final in Windsor, U.K.There you have it. Beautiful ladies in the round! Check out next week who’ll make it to the cut. [FB]
Style Crush brings you yet another fashionista from the Eastern side of the world– Manila.
Aileen Belmonte is a resident blogger of Brewing Happiness.Her smart and chic style is ideal for the high school and college student who wants to stand out in class. Add up to your wardrobe this clean and sleek dress. Bold prints plus classic top. Rainy season is here– do the cover up! Or stay casual. Heart-shaped yellow peek-a-boo dress for errands. Galactic pattern and denim combo is cool. Hit the night club with this starry and sparkly combo. [FB]