This is another great collection I have been in awe over. I love all the silk foulard printed shirts an shorts (minus the denim waistband). I never would ever fall for print or color, but I have. The line of course feature tons of denim like it does each and every season.
I’ve been noticing a trend in this show as well as the Chanel Resort show that recently showed. They featured denim waistbands. I can’t say I am a fan of the look. They have a resemblance to ombre jeans but in an awkward way. But that aside, I’m still a fan of these looks. The prints are just too great. You can see a few of the looks below.
Being bold is definitely the trend for the men during the Men’s Fall 2011 Fashion Week. D&G showed their Fall collection with many colors and I mean many. None of the usual neutral earth tones that the brand is associated with.
I am a huge fan of this collection. Much more than their Dolce & Gabbana line. The styling is just amazing for D&G this season. It is young and fresh, something that I am not used to seeing by the fashion house. There is a lot of bright, bold colors. Something that we don’t usually see in a men’s line, but the silhouettes and styling are so well thought out, they make the colors work. I even love that the collection was cropped heavy. I have been a fan of the cropped look and happy to see that it is popping up on the runways of a big fashion house. I would love to own all the pieces from this collection. You can check out many of the looks below.
Recently, the focus in the denim world has been raw or vintage denim. Brands like Current/Elliott shot to popularity as a result of their worn in and faded looks. However, denim designers may now be shifting away from old and toward luxury.
Spanish denim producer, Tavex, has created a fabric, which appears in their Spring collections, featuring a blend of linen, Cupro as well as silk and taffeta. Resulting in a truly luxurious fabric. The firm’s marketing director sees these types of developments as the future of the denim business, “ “We sense there is an evolution away from vintage to more high-end, ready-to-wear-inspired fabrics,” David Bardin said.
Other brands, such as Hugo Boss and D&G have been adapting fabrics made from a cashmere blend. (How luxurious!) But as Jean Ivor, Product Development head at Nudie states, the development serves a purpose greater than just luxury, “We’re not into [noble ﬁbers for the sake of it]…it’s more about ﬁnding ﬁbers that will wear well, such as cashmere which ages really beautifully.”
Other brands, such as Notify and Naked and Famous have also been experimenting with cashmere blends, noting the blend’s comfort and memory retention as selling points. The selling prices, however, also are reflecting this new-found luxury, some pairs starting as high as $390.
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D&G is always one to show denim in their line. They also showed tons of color, something that New York was definitely lacking and florals was a huge fixture in the show this season. They had the print in many lively colors such as lime green, pinks, reds, and yellow. The denim pieces of the collection consisted of some super wide-leg high-waisted jeans, a denim apron dress, and a blazer as well as a bag. They also featured a jacket with some denim piping.
I think this collection just oozes Spring. It just looks so cheerful, fun and easy. I find the styling of the show to be kind of hilarious. It looks to be inspired by Italian wine stompers or maybe jam makers. It makes me think of an I Love Lucy episode and if you’ve seen the show, you know what I’m talking about. You can check out some of the pieces from the collection below.