Parisian designer Laure de Sagazan‘s collection of bespoke wedding dresses are enough to make me want to get married all over again . . . and again. Her elegant silhouettes are accented to perfection with delicate french lace details, simple pearl buttons, and pretty pleats. I do, I do, I do!
Maria Grazia Chiuri and her design partner Pierpaolo Piccioli brought an emotional Valentino to his feet as their show closed the Spring 2013 couture season. Inspired by wrought-iron gates and secret labyrinths of formal gardens, the duo stuck true to the brand’s identity with show-stopping artisanal dresses adorned with hand painted organza, luxe embroidery, hand-rolled crepe piping, stamped wool, and intricate crystal beading. Dramatic and romantic perfection.
Nostalgia came knocking on our door yesterday in the form of Ulyana Sergeenko‘s second couture collection. Envision a Russian Scarlett O’Hara walking out of some of our favorite childhood stories like The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Little Red Riding Hood, and The Wizard of Oz - figuratively and literally (models walked out of a life sized fairy tale book) – and donning dramatically cinched waists, exposed damsel in distress shoulders, hand embroidered animal details, floor sweeping dresses, oversized straw hats, and apron topped burlap skirts. Collection after collection, Ulyana has us wishing we were living in the fantasy she’s so brilliantly imagined.
Trained as a pattern cutter on London’s Savile Row, newcomer Alexander Lewis has launched his sophomore collection and honestly, it’s impressive. Shiny brocade mimicking birch tree bark, color-blocked knitwear and blouses, trousers resembling retro ski pants, and cowboy inspired booties were all inspired by Aspen’s golden age in the 70′s. Love. It. All.
Maison Scotch‘s spring lookbook is clashing with prints and color and we love every bit of it. Animal prints mixed with geometric patterns, earth tones combined with pops of neon, ethnic embroidery combined with tie dye . . . each and every ensemble is exactly what we would pack for an exotic trip abroad this spring.
Inspired by a young woman’s journey through love, Prabal Gurung has created an 80-piece collection for Target that is right in line with his brand. I’m most excited for the bright floral prints in romantic silhouettes as well as the delicate sandals and heels. And how apropos that the collaboration launches right before Valentine’s Day. Love will truly be in the air!