Dubai based designer Zayan Ghandour reveals Zayan Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collection's lookbook. Of course it's already a mid of winter time, but I really felt in love with her creations, that's why I'd like to underline some of her looks, that might be of interest for you and you will buy it for the next fall season. Anyway, I'd like to say couple of words about this talented designer. She started her career in fashion with creation of a limited t-shirt edition. In 2004, Zayan co-founded the multi-brand concept boutique, s*uce, where she serves as creative director. So, thanks to this success she developed her eponymous fashion brand- Zayan. Today Zayan Ghandour is one of the well known designers in the fashion world arena and it's no wonder why she creates so modernized, lightweight and romantic creations, she's a talented person with a creative vision.
Jack McCollough and Lazaro Hernandez behind Proenza Schouler show us haute couture silhouette in their Autumn-Winter 2013-2014 ready to wear collection. The whole collection makes me think of sophisticated woman, who is serious, self-confident, she never fails and always goes further no matter if it's hard. So, you will see here round coats and jackets, slim, cinched sheaths, tweed bouclé jackets, tweed bouclé skirtsuits, dresses embroidered in long vertical chain links. The collection was inspired by deconstruction, the Zuma series of photographer John Divola. The color palette is mostly black and white, but there is a touch of peach, mint and light gray.
Let's have a look at this year's Autumn-Winter 2013-2014 collection of women's ready to wear outfits from the well known label Veronica Beard. The sisters-in-law Veronica Miele and Veronica Swanson Beard took inspiration from the Western and cowboy wear. As you all know, the label's DNA is jacket and outerwear, that's why we see amazing layers, like iconic and signature jackets, plaid field jackets, astrakhan wool car coats, herringbone jackets, oversized raccoon vest and many other layers. The brand was inspired by the wild west in its winter collection, that's why we see cowgirl staples in these looks, featuring rough denim, bandana print shirtdress, tapered pants, leather chaps, button-ups etc.
I see that I forgot to publish Opening Ceremony Autumn-Winter 2013-2014 collection, that's why I'd like to share with you this winter's must have's from the brand. My personal favorites are fitted bombers, knit fur sweaters, high-waist trousers and trimmed fur short slipdresses. The lookbook is about Vegas theme (opulent casino decor, neon light, sequined showgirls etc.), where Humberto Leon and Carol Lim presented crystal embellishments, checkboard prints, velvet, fur and many other interesting things. I personally felt like I am viewing kind of luxury suite looks, that are done in high-end fabrics (sheer, iridescent silk). I like the dark mood than features these clothes.
Let's cover women into the layers, as I'd like to share with you this gorgeous Autumn-Winter 2013-2014 collection of women's ready to wear looks by Zero + Maria Cornejo brand. Label's designer Maria Cornejo presented raw-looking shearling outfits and monochrome pieces. I personally have kind of tribal feeling about all these garments, but these pieces do not have a simple tribal touch, they are mixed with urban and elegant vibes. Models walk down the catwalk wearing cocoon coats, leather ski pants, red and black jacquard coats, silk dresses, stretch leggings, pencil skirts, suede booties and gorgeous evening looks. We see lots of leather fabrics that appear on the outfits, well it looks great to me.
Let's take a look at this pure luxe, rich and unique women's Autumn-Winter 2013-2014 collection, which was made by a well known designer Sylvie Schimmel. She creates amazing looks that are made of leather and fur, that's why her work is so popular and timeless. Today, we have chance to see this winter season stand out pieces that feature pure lines, creative designs and notable materials. Every piece is a ready-to-wear and practical, as each outerwear is ultra-light and it feels like you are wearing second skin. Here you will find this season’s trends like leather jackets, fur jackets, lamb coats, biker jackets, chic rock style layers, fur coats, resistant classic cinched leather jackets, striped tops and biker-like trousers. The chic style features a modern touch and perfect finishes.
During New York Fashion Show Gilles Mendel showcased his J. Mendel Autumn-Winter 2013-2014 collection's runway show, which was hard-edged, tough and luxuriously elegant. When you hear about elegance of motorcycle jacket think of J.Mendel first. So, this Fall-Winter collection is all about feminine aggressive side, which is interpreted in quilted leather panels, that are usually seen in biker's uniforms. Gilles Mendel was inspired by the colors and fabrics of German artist's Gerhard Richter kinetic abstract works. So, the outerwear is simply outstanding, as we are about to see quilted, zip-off motorcycle coats, formfitting jackets, glamorous fur coats, trim black coats, classic mink coats with racer zippers and quilted hooded brown parkas. Well, I tell you honestly, I felt in love with these moto-inspired looks. If we speak about evening dresses then you are about to see amazing cocktail looks, organza cloque A-line dresses, sleek pleated dresses, and bias-cut one-shouldered velvet dresses.
Let's get edgy this Fall-Winter 2013-2014 season, as I'd like to share with you VPL Autumn collection. Label's designer Victoria Bartlett showcased sharp angles and squared shapes that came along with downtown aesthetic. You are about to see red, white and black prints (kind of abstract to me) inspired by the work of artist Wade Guyton. I like that paradox: hard edge attitude which is expressed in fluid looks. My personal favorites from the show are faux leather motorcycle jackets, billowy wide-leg trousers and faux-leather tees.
Let's have a look at Italian label Leidiro and its Fall-Winter 2013-2014 collection, which is practical, high qualitative and affordable. Really, what I find here amazing is the quality, which is very high and the price of the showcased outfits makes this brand to stand out the other ones. I think you've already noticed the wide variety of the presented outfits, which are showcased in this post, here you will find elegant and feminine looks, as well as casual and relaxed one. Label's designers pay attention to details and trends, as well as to practical side and comfort. Leidiro brand turns your dreams into perfect solution! Love the multi-layers and tailoring pieces. I personally feel kind of vintage-Scandinavian touch which is mixed with contemporary negligence. Let's have a closer look at the felted wool creations, which come in soft, light, raw edge and two-tones as well as warm look, where my favorites are hooded wrap coats, double-breasted jackets, junky knit jackets and ruffle dresses.
I am going to share with you OLTRE's Autumn-Winter 2013-2014 collection's lookbook and campaign images, which feature feminine and ultra contemporary looks for this Winter season. The brand has divided its collection into two separate seasons" Fall and Winter, where autumn collection is about cropped pants teamed with heeled boat shoes, military print bombers, short jackets, office wear pantsuits and versatile separates, while the winter season comes with eyep-catching and cozy outerwear, like fur coats, puff jackets, puff parkas and heavy knits. Overall, the fall and winter collections have elegance, modernity, versatility and sobriety in common. Love those versatile and contemporary styles that perfectly underline women's sophistication and a minimalist approach. I advice you to take a closer look at those casual urban looks, including check designs.