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London’s Finest Spring 2014, part 2

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Yeah, I know, I’m a bit behind schedule when it comes to my Fashion Week coverage since PFW is almost coming to an end and I have yet to review the last from London, Milan and Paris. But better late than ever, right? I already gave you the trends and spots 10-6 from LFW, now it’ time for the big reveal: Sweet n’raw’s top 5 colllections. I hope you liked them as much as I did and I hope you agree with the ones I chose. Ready?

J.Saunders

The clothes and the details were complex. The result was easy relaxed and easygoing. With a rich color palette and meticulous embroidery, Jonathan Saunders managed to make dressy garments for the free-spirited. His blooming bombers with a perfect fit were paired up with slouchy trousers and sheer bottoms. Degraded fabrics played a really important role in the collection, not only because of the visual impact but also because the color combinations used were really unexpected. The somewhat boyish pieces (boy shorts and track pants) were beautifully paired up with more feminine tops (sheer embellished cardigans and button-downs). It was fun, it was psychedelic and wearable. I have to get me one of those satin bombers next Spring.

antonioberardi

Pink will still be in next season! Antonio Berardi seems to think so and I thank him for that! For Spring 2014, the designer did two different things: he twisted some classics (pastel leopard jacquard, pretty bikers, pretty sweatshirts with sheer panels and embroidery) and he gave an urban edge to his always ladylike woman. The result was wearable enough and breathtaking. His oversize sleeves and tailored trousers had the right amount of sheer, his mullet dresses and multi-strap heels had just the right amount of sexy.

peterpilotto

If Mary Katrantzou is queen of prints, the designer duo behind Peter Pilotto are kings. For their Spring 2014 colellection, they whipped up interesting looks where the shapes and volume were as important as their patterns. Layering had a major role (it made everything more beautiful and complex), so did those full skirts with longer back hemlines. There were fuller skirts, there were pencil skirts but each and every one of the looks were beautifully constructed and the separates came together perfectly for an even more perfect result.

burberry

Christopher Bailey has made Burberry Prorsum the must-see show of LFW and I bet his Spring 2014 show didn’t disappoint. His color palette was packed with powdery and sugary shades (they make me weak in the knees). Nottingham lace and beautiful cashmere were all over Bailey’s collection. Lightweight coats and cute cardigans were placed over his midi pencil skirts. The shoes were as delightful as the clothes. And I really, really have to mention that mint, embellished trench coat, the dreamboat of all trench coats!

C.Kane

 

This was a no-brainer, Christopher Kane came in first because he can do no wrong! It was a botanical delight, flowers like you’ve never seen them before and that makes him even more genius than he already was. The sweatshirts with the Biology textbook prints paired up with midi skirts with lively petals were the highlight of the show. He experimented with new fibers and textures (metallics and plastic immediately come to mind), he also used more familiar ones like satin and organza. Who knew photosynthesis could be so fashionable? Apparently, Mr. Kane did and he killed it!

We are done with LFW (finally) now moving on to MFW, trends and best runway shows. Fashion Month is almost over, so is September!

Have a great week!

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: style.com

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LONDON’S FINEST, part 2

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Good morning, my sweet readers! And we are down to the top four from what was a marvelous Fashion Week. It’s always so hard to pick my favorite shows from London, there’s just so much talent to choose from. For this season, my top four have very different reasons. For innovation and visual impact, Christopher Kane. For prints that are mere works of art, Peter Pilotto. For wearable chic, Burberry Prorsum. And number one, because each and every one of her looks took my breath away, Emilia Wickstead. Let’s start reviewing!

kane

Christopher Kane has definitely left the rookie department in London. With each show, he gets closer and closer to becoming the ultimate star (think Proenza Schouler in New York). His always inventive and dramatic collections always have a positive impact among the fashion people of the world. For his Fall 2013, it was all about the details and the craftsmanship. Each piece was so elaborate, so meticulous and so painfully beautiful. Against a glossy and vivid ref runway, Kane’s creations seemed to pop even more with that kind of setting. Textures, volume and structure were all over, from the complex patterns to the breathtaking floral appliques. It was a beautiful show, beautiful is the only word to describe it.

pilotto

You better watch your back and step up that game, Mary K. Peter Pilotto just keeps getting better and better with their digital prints and their complex creations. They are developing a signature style that could be recognized from miles away. For their Fall 2013 collection, they were inspired by the Spanish Golden Age. They accompanied their colorful prints with sharp tailoring. From the separates to the form fitting dresses, it was all so perfect and in place. Their creations were all paired up with simple, classic, patent Ofxord shoes.

burberry

Since Christopher Bailey took over, Burberry has become a favorite. The man sure does know how to please a crowd. Over the years, he has reinvented the trench (Burberry’s trademark) in the most unexpected ways. Last Spring’s metallic shower was not gonna be easy to outdo, he knew that and that’s why he pulled through. It was lovely, it was bold but at the same time wearable (expect Zara to copy those little hearts, here’s hopin’). The color palette was simple, the prints and textures were not. Rubber-like pencil skirts, trench coats in different materials (the half leopard half camel is driving me nuts), tight skirts paired with lovely knits (doesn’t get more ladylike than this) and flats, yes, all the shoes were flat. The highlight? The little hearts, I can’t help it, I’m obsessed.

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And finally, the number one show for me. This was a no-brainer, I knew as soon as I saw this collection for the first time. It’s not only about the beautiful use of powder pink (yes, I am a sucker fro pale shades of pink), it’s about the retro feel, the delicate silhouettes, the accessories, the tartan gone cute, the air of romance. It’s not as complex as Christopher Kane’s show, it’s doesn’t have the powerful prints from Peter Pilotto. But that’s the beauty of it, it doesn’t need to pull all the stops to take you breath away. The accessories? Pumps, ankle-straps and luggage bags, gorgeous luggage bags. The highlight? The pearl embellished pink dresses, I told ya, I’m a sucker for pink and pretty.

That’s a wrap! We are now moving on to MFW, then Paris and the we are done! Keep checking back for more Fall 2013 coverage.

Sweet kisses…

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LFW FALL 2013: The Trend Report

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Happy Sunday, my sweet readers! I’m catching up with our Fashion Week coverage as fast as I can. Today I have for you the second trend report, this time from the painfully beautiful and unique London. Even though I’m crazy about New York, Milan and Paris, I have to admit that London Fashion Week is the most interesting of the bunch. London is where young designers really get to show their stuff to the world. In London, innovation and creativity have no limits. London is crazy, Londn is fun, London has always something new happening. I have put together a list of the trends we got to see at Somerset House. Let’s start!

bloody redForget about Oxblood, next Fall red will get more dramatic than ever!

  • Erdem
  • Burberry Prorsum
  • Christopher Kane

skirts & sweatersVery ladylike, very Joan from Mad Men. The sweater and skirt combo is the next big thing.

  • House of Holland
  • Burberry Prorsum
  • Vivienne Westwood Red Label

roses are redNo, not floral prints this time, just roses galore!

  • Emilia Wickstead
  • Erdem
  • Matthew Williamson

pinkFor all of us, pink lovers, it’s pink season in London

  • Eudon Choi
  • Simone Rocha
  • Topshop Unique

shine onMetallic sheen continues its trendy streak in London as well.

  • Giles
  • Clements Ribeiro
  • Issa

uptown girl

“Uptown girl, she’s been living in her uptown world”.

  • Matthew Williamson
  • Moschino Cheap & Chic
  • Pringle of Scotland

wildcatAnimal print was everywhere in the London catwalks.

  • Burberry Prorsum
  • Tom Ford
  • Moschino Cheap & Chic

muppet

It’s time to color that fur and get crazy with it!

  • House of Holland
  • Simone Rocha
  • Tom Ford

the robeThink Gone with the Wind

  • Giles
  • Meadham Kirchhoff
  • Emilia Wickstead

PRINTSLondon Fashion Week’s trademark is better than ever: powerful prints

  • Peter Pilotto
  • Mary Katrantzou
  • Tom Ford

ladylikeLadylike is always in style, even more so for Fall 2013

  • Temperley London
  • Vivienne Westwood Red Label
  • Simone Rocha

tartanLeave it to the brits to do Tartan right

  • Mulberry
  • Emilia Wickstead
  • Roksanda Ilincic

bombersBombers are back!

  • Christopher Raeburn
  • House of Holland
  • Roksanda Ilincic

That’s is for today! Next up, the best five shows from LFW. Who will make the list? Check back tomorrow!

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Style.com, Pinterest

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SPRING 2013 TRENDS: Palate Cleansers

PALATE COVERAlmost Friday, my sweet readers! Spring is almost here (at least that’s what I keep telling myself, the hope of Spring helps me bear this cold and cruel weather) and with it, new trends, new styles and new items to buy for our seasonal wardrobe. I know, the Zara coats and boots on sale are tempting, but you ought to start thinking about the coming season (also my favorite of them all). We long for sunny days, where a lightweight jacket is all you need, where our legs are not concealed inside a sticky pair of stockings. We long for days where our bare arms and legs can run wild and free (mine will definitely be pasty, Casper pasty). We long for Spring, we need it, we want it and we want it NOW! But since we can’t mess with the seasons and global warming, we can start by taking all that Spring fashion in while we wait for flowers to bloom and for those trees to grow back their leaves.

Last post was all about optical illusion, about a strong and head-turning trend: the stripes. It’s only fair that now we take on its complete opposite: the palate cleansers. Fall 2012 was all about baroque, strong prints (they are still around, thank God), textures and bold colors. For Spring and to detox a bit from all the madness, designers have given us the palate cleansers: neutral solids. Whether you put together a total look with these beautiful neutrals or use only one solid to tone down your outfit, you are going to be needing a lot of beige, blush and white in your life (at least this coming season).

WHO DID IT:

  • Christopher Kane / Helmut Lang / Victoria Beckham
  • Theyskens’ Theory /Jill Stuart / Mulberry

THE MUST-HAVE PIECES: A white bomber, the bomber is the new biker (don’t dare disagree with this bomber lover). A clean and cute dress, LITTLE NUDE DRESS? Sign me in! a pair of nude flats, you’ll wear them out before the season’s over. Last but not least, a wide range of button-downs: baby pink, white, cream, eggshell, blush, beige (you can never have enough of this babies).

Below you’ll find a steal/splurge selection of gorgeous palate cleansers! Keep on scrolling!

SPLURGE PALATE

  1. Blouse, The Row
  2. Shorts, Pinko
  3. Jacket, Maiyet
  4. Skirt, Alexander McQueen
  5. Dress, Theyskens’ Theory
  6. Sunglasses, Alexander Wang
  7. Pants, Vanessa Bruno
  8. Oxford shoes, Robert Clergerie
  9. Bag, Proenza Schouler
  10. Heels, Alexander Wang

STEAL PALATE

  1. Jumper, Romwe
  2. Blouse, Romwe
  3. Jeans, River Island
  4. Skirt, Topshop
  5. Sunglasses, ASOS
  6. Dress, Forever New
  7. Flat shoes, Zara
  8. Heels, Topshop
  9. Satchel, ASOS
  10. Bomber, Romwe

Liking the Spring trends so far? I still have a bunch more in the oven for you so you have to keep checking back with me!

Happy Thursday,

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources:  Net-a-porter, Style.com, Topshop, Polyvore, Farfetch, River Island, Target

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LFW COVERAGE: Rain, rain don’t go away. I wanna wear my metallic trench!

Happy Thursday, my sweet readers! It’s almost Friday and our fashion month is almost over. Lucky for you, since we still have a bunch of pending reviews, Fashion week will still be hanging around Sweet n’Raw for a few more posts. Today I am delivering to you another five shows from London: Christopher Bailey gets metallic for Burberry Prorsum, Mary Katrantzou’s breathtaking works of art, eccentric meets Disney for Meadham Kirchhoff and Christopher Kane in all his sorbet glory. Ready for it? Let’s go!

BURBERRY PRORSUM

Christopher Bailey has twisted and turned Burberry Prorsum through the seasons, making it one of the most important shows in LFW. This season, the designer didn’t fail to stun by presenting a collection in which metallic shades and lots of leg flashing had the main roles. The show started out as sexy as sexy can get: a coat and some hotpants (shiny, disco hotpants), confirming that we gotta start squatting and lunging since this little garments will be everywhere on Spring 2013. The color palette was bright and bold with a pinch of taupe and blush: bubblegum pink, teal, fuchsia, midnight blue and so on.

Color-blocking, peplums, lace, fitted dresses, cute and sassy capes (remember last show’s cropped bombers, it’s like that, only better), colorful lace (lots of it) and pencil skirts were among the elements presented on the catwalk. The highlight of the show? How Bailey managed to re-vamp, reload and reinvent the brand’s staple garment: the famous Burberry trench (satin, leather, lace, metallic, you name it). The model line-up? Sellar. The front row? Even more so.

MARY KATRANTZOU

She is the print, drama Queen and we all know it. She stunned with the lampshade dresses seasons ago, she has been doing the same ever since. For her Spring 2013 show, the Greek designer was all about post stamps and bills (yes, as strange as that may sound, it was a bold and beautiful move). The color palette is so hard to define, there’s so much going on with those prints that the colors are just one of the many elements you can find in one garment. About the shapes and lengths, you just have to keep it simple to make those prints pop: pantsuits, button-down shirts, flowy dresses and some cleavage. Trend spotting? Brocade, it’ll be everywhere next Spring (mark my damn words).

PREEN

We missed this show in the NYFW line-up, but it was definitely worth the wait. Prints and panels are definitely one of their signature styles and this time it involved python and flowers, navy and leather, printed chiffon and lace. The trousers were slouchy enough, the slits on the skirts were sexy and high and the sheer, well there was sheer in all the right places. Wild elements met romantic ones for a feminine look with an edge. The mix between python and those chunky roses was my favorite part of the show, so were the barely there shoes.

MEADHAM KIRCHHOFF

Why are they my favorite duo? Because they sure know how to get that over-the-top vibe to awesome heights. They enchanted me last Spring with their candy cartoon show, then came the crazy disco, and now they enchanted me all over again. The show had some opulent, Marie Antoinette-esque elements paired up with some Minnie Mouse t-shirts. Socks were high, hats were big, jewelry was lavish, bows were everywhere and the drama was on! If you ask me, I want to be wearing that black little number and the lace, pajama yellow jumpsuit right now and forever until the day I die and after the day I die. You might as well throw me into the casket and bury me wearing them but not just the garment, the accessories, the headpieces, the make up and even the curls.

CHRISTOPHER KANE

It was Frankenstein for Christopher Kane’s Spring 2013 show. But not the supermarket costume, green mask kind of Frankenstein. He managed to take the monster and transform him into a lady, a sorbet, sugary one (thank you, Mr. Kane, thank you for keeping those colors alive). Biker jackets were paired up with ladylike garments, sheer inserts and embellishments were held together by what looked like a sort of fabulous black, duct tape (in a very Victor Frankenstein fashion), even the simplest of the looks had that dark but subtle twist.

The color palette went from pastels to soft shades of gray and the textures, we’ll let the pictures speak for themselves.  For the accessories, the sandals looked almost like hardware, delicate hardware (if that is even possible and if it is, get me the number of that hardware store). Overall, a masterpiece. Oh Mr. Kane, you just make it so hard not to adore you. The critics may agree with me on this one, he is the star of LFW (even if my beloved Mr. Saunders may be hurt by this remark).

LOOK OF THE DAY

Well, I can’t stick to pastels and neutrals forever… I came up with this look thanks to the fabulous, Balmain inspired jacket. I added some boots and the crossover shorts to put more edge to it. The Givenchy clutch just belongs there, there’s no doubt about that!

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

It’s a wrap! Two down, two to go and then we will be moving on to MFW. Tomorrow’s Friday!

Sweet kisses…

Illustration: Ana Sofia Alanis
Image sources: style.com, Zara, Colette.fr, Chanel, Ssense

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Sweet’n’Raw’s NEON NATION: THE JACKET

How do you like your coffee, my sweet readers? Milk, one of sugar and a pinch of neon? Let’s start this day with a bright and electric post. This is the second one from our Neon Nation series and it’s the jacket’s turn. This Spring has been so bizarre that with the rain, wind and temperature swings, jackets always come in handy. Here’s a selection you can find online!

NEON SELECTION

TOP: Topshop / Christopher Kane / Christopher Kane

BOTTOM: Topshop / Christopher Kane / J Brand

LOOK OF THE DAY

Beach prints are also a huge trend this season, by mixing this two up you get an even trendier look. To enhance both garments, I added neutral accessories. What do you think? Do you like the result?

ACCESSORIES:

BEAUTY:

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

Have a great day, my sweet readers!

Sweet kisses…

llustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis 

Photos: Style.com

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Sweet’n’Raw’s NEON NATION: THE TOP

Hello, hello my sweet readers! As promised, I am back with a new post and it’s all about neon. Neon is definitely everywhere this season, from nail polish and accessories to dresses and suits. Today we are going to work with the top, whether you go for a cropped one, a sleeveless blouse or a sheer knit, you must have a fluorescent piece inside your wardrobe. Another thing about this trend, neon hues definitely compliments the skin (even more so when it’s tanned). Don’t be afraid to shine with this trend, you’ll definitely get some heads turning! Let’s start with a selection of tops available online.

NEON SELECTION

NEON YELLOW: Christopher Kane / Theyskens’ Theory / SuperTrash

NEON PINK: Topshop / Michael Kors / J Crew

NEON ORANGE: Alexander Wang / Topshop / Jil Sander

NEON LOOK OF THE DAY

Pairing neon with pastels is definitely a way of giving your looks a special twist. I prepared the outfit around this silky, sleeveless shirt from TOPSHOP. Jewel tones make the whole thing more special, try it out!

ACCESSORIES:

BEAUTY:

  • Violet Baroque nail polish, YSL

For all the details on today’s look, go to FASHIOLISTA

What do you think about the neon/pastel/jewel combo? I think it really works! Let me know what you thing about it.

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis 

Photos: Style.com

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Sweet’n’Raw’s NEON NATION

It’s a rainy Monday here in Milan (seriously Spring, where the hell are you?), and what better way to start the week and cheer us up than with a new and bright trend series. I’ve been giving a lot of blog space to my beloved pastels and florals, I must admit that I have definitely been neglecting another strong trend this season: NEON. It’s not that I don’t like it, I was just waiting for the right moment and since Summer is just around the corner, the neon time has come. During the next days, I will be showing you Sweet’n’Raw’s take on this colorful trend. What to expect? Neon with floral prints, neon with neutrals, neon with neon and as always, a total absence of black. Let’s open the series with some looks that painted  the S/S 2012 runways fluorescent.

NEON RUNWAY

TOP: Nanette Lepore / Proenza Schouler / Versace / Peter Som

BOTTOM: Reed Krakoff / Jason Wu / Salvatore Ferragamo / Doo.Ri

NEON SELECTION

A few gorgeous and eye-catching items you can find online:

  1. Bikini top, H&M
  2. Bikini bottoms, MATTHEW ZINK
  3. Box clutch, ZARA
  4. Biker jacket, CHRISTOPHER KANE
  5. Statement necklace, ZARA
  6. Fluo watch, ASOS
  7. Yellow top, THEYSKENS’ THEORY
  8. Skater dress, TOPSHOP
  9. Skinny jeans, J BRAND
  10. Skirt, CHRISTOPHER KANE
  11. Smart shorts, ELIZABETH & JAMES
  12. T-strap sandals, ZARA
  13. Orange satchel, MODCLOTH
  14. Jaipur bracelet, NOIR JEWELRY
  15. Crystal ring, LK DESIGNS
  16. Neon nail polish set, MODELS OWN

Sweet’n’Raw is heating up for Summer and you should start doing it too. Ready to light up your looks with some neon? Tomorrow we will start so be sure to check back!

Wishing you a fabulous week, sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis 

Photos: Style.com

All texts and collages are made by me, it’s forbidden to re-post without previous request (sweetnrawme@gmail.com) and images must link back to this site.

 

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THE GARDEN GODDESS SERIES

Well good Tuesday my sweet readers! As I promised you before, I’m here with Sweet’n’Raw’s newest series of posts: THE GARDEN GODDESS. Just by looking at the title and the image, you have probably deduced what it’s all about. Flowers have been around for a couple of seasons and this Spring they are back as one of the strongest trends. Like pastel colors, floral print is another obsession of mine (I would happily swallow a bunch of seeds if could grow flowers inside my belly), you can imagine my excitement. When you have a killer floral designer as a mother, you can’t help but love the whole gardening theme. Anyway, for this season is all about the real print, real looking plants and flowers. Garments should look as if wearing a lively, flower bed. Ready to try it out?

BLOOMING RUNWAY

TOP: Mary Katrantzou / Erdem / Proenza Schouler / Christopher Kane

BOTTOM: Balmain / Valentino / Dolce & Gabbana / Rodarte

BLOOMING SELECTION

  1. Top, Hermione de Paula
  2. Nail polish, Dolce & Gabbana
  3. Shorts, Elizabeth & James
  4. Biker jacket, Mary Katrantzou
  5. Swimsuit, Zimmermann
  6. Hat, Dolce & Gabbana
  7. Dress, Blumarine
  8. Skirt, TOPSHOP
  9. Bracelet, Les Nereides
  10. Pumps, Brian Atwood
  11. Clutch, Serpiu Marie
  12. Oxfords, Forever 21

It’s Spring and it’s time for flowers! During the next days I will be presenting different floral looks and ideas for you to try out at home. It’s all about pollination baby!

Sweet kisses…

Chictopia’s second article is now out, click HERE to read it!

llustrations: Ana Sofia Alanis 
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LFW COVERAGE: Bombers & Bows

Good Monday my sweet readers! A new week is beginning and with it, another LFW post. What we have seen so far has been beyond amazing, London has always that eclectic and fun vibe. For you today, five more runways reviews, including three Fashion Week titans: Burberry Prorsum, Christopher Kane and Peter Pilotto. Your favorite? You’ll tell me after I’m done reviewing…

J.W. ANDERSON

J.W. Anderson’s mind is always on repeat, that means three times one look but with different colors. And you know what, it seems to work. The show was called ‘Chamber of Isolation’, and you could clearly get the concept by looking at the first three, white and quilted looks. It was a fashion forward show, even classic shaped pieces were modernized with rare textures and colors. Coats were shapeless, coordinates were shiny in PVC, plaid was paired with quilted and colorful collars, all together to create an unexpected result. The young designer kept his signature, masculine tailoring (even for the many A line skirts he sent out the runway) and complemented each look with heavy footwear.

CHRISTOPHER KANE

With every collection, Christopher Kane continues to develop his very unique signature style and us fashion people are beginning to easily recognize it. The designer went for a purple setting for this season’s show. The collection´s mood was dramatic and dark, in a chills down the spine kind of way. His prints and textures were, as always, exciting and show-stopping. His Gothic shapes were executed to perfection:  knee-length dresses, sporty garments, leather cutouts, sleek trousers and beautiful knits. The color palette (red, black, purple and some white) was as diverse as the textures he used (leopard print, PVC, sheer materials and more). We are getting used to Mr. Kane’s fabulous futurism, we are seriously into it!

BURBERRY PRORSUM

Christopher Bailey can sure put together a hell of a collection, just have a look at what he gave us for the next season. A mix between girly and ladylike was the result of putting together stripes, bows, peplums and more.  It all looked so young and fresh, just like gorgeous Cara Delevigne, the show’s closer. The designer payed special attention to the waist, even the thickest of coats was cinched with beautiful belts. One of the key pieces of the exhibition has to be the cropped, puffy bomber, a must-have item for next fall.

The color palette was rather earthy with some violet and teal (in rusty versions) popping out every once in a while. Prints were floral with a retro take on them, mid-length trend was also present and those laid-back lace-ups that are bound to be one of the most coveted on the footwear department. The show ended with snow (yes, I said snow) and a final walk with umbrellas. This was a hit for Bailey, not only because of the beautiful clothes, but also because it was so different from what he had given us before.

PETER PILOTTO

Last season this was one of the best shows of all Fashion Week and this is why. Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos are true artisans when it comes to digital prints, this show is tangible proof. The color palette was a mixture of blue, green, yellow and poppy red. Some of the textures and shapes were accompanied by beautiful fur collars (I’m still gasping for air after seeing the blue-green-white one). The mood was somewhat futuristic with a touch of fetish. Pants were skin-tight, dresses mid-length. There was a bondage theme going on in some of the looks with sexy cutouts. The detailed shoes are worth mentioning, and worth dying for.

TOPSHOP UNIQUE

It was a very different show form the one we saw in Spring, 360º degrees different and better. It was a runway filled with separates: leather skirts, short shorts, volume coats and slouchy skirts. There was a clear military influence on the collection. The strongest color on the exhibition was olive and there was an utilitarian vibe to it all. At last, a show that shows a lot of leg, just the way I like it. The gray and black bootie? That piece I can actually afford and will be definitely buying next season.

LOOK OF THE DAY

Oh how I love the ladylike look. This time is a cream colored frenzy. I chose a beautiful lace, skater dress from ASOS. I accented the waist with a skinny, golden bird belt. I added a double-breasted blazer with a pearl button detail, also from ASOS. For some leg coverage, cute polka dot tights. The nude and white combo goes perfectly with the rest of the ensemble. For the shoes, a retro touch: tan intage looking t-strap pumps from Francesco Morichetti.

For the bag, a pearl embellished box clutch from COAST. For accesories, keep it simple: a pair of tan leather gloves from Forzieri and pearl studs for an air of sophistication. Last but not least, pretty and soft lips courtesy of Tom Ford’s Spanish pink lipstick.

This look is definitely one of my favorites of all Sweet’n’Raw’s times. Do you fancy it? Don’t hesitate to leave your much appreciated comments!

All details from this outfit can be found at FASHIOLISTA.

Sweet kisses…

Illustrations: Ana Sofía Alanis
Photos: style.com

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