A quiet revolution has taken place on catwalks this season with the revival of strong and deep jewel-toned clothes and accessories. From New York to Milan and from London to Paris, designers like Gucci, Akris, Giles, Emilio Pucci, Chanel, Valentino and Donna Karan have demonstrated their love for rich jewelled hues and have injected some life into our winter wardrobe. This Sapphire blue look by Diane Von Furstenberg is a great day look; it is also an alternative to black. Our Fashion Director Hala Di-Maio says “jewel-toned clothes take their inspiration from the early eighties, wear different shades of blue together and accessorise with black or dark brown.” Here is a selection of our favourite jewel sapphire clothes and accessories available to buy on our online fashion marketplace.
Archive for August, 2011
Floral prints are rich and in abundance this autumn, from extravagant colourful patterns to luxurious splendid twirls; designers like Kenzo, Mary Katrantzou, Emilio Pucci, Jil Sander and Etro, showcased fantastic artistic silk designs which they teamed up with fur, velvet, tassels, lace and chunky knitwear. This trend is not for the faint-hearted, it’s fun, loud and full of character. The feature catwalk look in this blog is by Mary Katrantzou and it is typical of next season’s floral extravaganza.
We asked our fashion team to shop for their favourite floral printed pieces, which are available to buy from stilorama’s online fashion marketplace and here is what they chose:
AW2011 fashion has drawn its inspiration from the fabulous forties’ glamour and sophistication; designers like Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, Moschino, Gucci and Donna Karan have revived the pencil skirt and accessorised it with fantastic fur shrugs and trimmings, leather gloves and plenty of pearls; it seems that no expense or detail was left out, hair is sleek and feminine, makeup is defined and classy. Our Fashion Director Hala Di-Maio says “to pull-off this year’s forties look, accessories have to also take centre stage, they are as important as the outfit; a typical forties’ wardrobe would consist of a pencil skirt, two silk blouses, printed tea dress, pearl jewellery, a fur shrug, and leather gloves.” Below are some ideas to help you on your way to absolute forties’ fabulousness; all designer clothes and accessories are available to buy on our fashion luxury marketplace:
Forties catwalk look from Miu Miu AW2011 RTW www.miumiu.com
Liven up your 2011 autumn by introducing some vibrant vivid coloured coats to your wardrobe. Catwalks have witnessed a big surge towards designer statement bold and cheerful outerwear. Fashion houses like Burberry, Celine, Prada and Gucci brought a fresher and a spiced up colour palette to coats, macs and jackets. This Burberry Prorsum AW2011 catwalk look of a Collarless Tangerine wool coat, is one of our favourite this season, it symbolises youth, style and comfort.
Team up bold coloured coats with black patent ankle boots, a designer statement handbag, and a funky hat. Here is a selection of the most-wanted AW 2011 designer coats which are available to buy on our online luxury marketplace.
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Snakeskin has seen a big come back on catwalks this autumn with designers like Prada, Versace and Gucci charming us with a new-wave of sexy handbags, shoes and boots as well as sophisticated outwear like snakeskin coats and jackets. Among the most popular were dark-grey snakeskin accessories and clothes which were teamed up with bright block colours like red and orange or with more subtle earthy tones like khaki and camel. Fashion designers also demonstrated the true spirit of sophisticated glamour by teaming up snakeskin fabrics with fur and silk. This snakeskin AW 2011 RTW catwalk look by Prada www.prada.com will no doubt be copied and re-vamped by fashionistas all over the world. Here is selection of some of our favourite designer snakeskin accessories and clothes chosen by our fashion director Hala Di-Maio:
Create the ultimate feminine silhouette by investing in a stylish pencil skirt which according to stilorama’s fashion team is one of next season’s most sought after trends. With its beautifully simple cut, the pencil skirt is the ultimate tool to flattering a woman’s figure. For the day wear the pencil skirt with a draped silk blouse or a cotton shirt teamed up with a pair lace-up shoes or platform pumps; For the evening wear your pencil skirt with an off-the-shoulder silk top and a pair of cutout sandals.
We love this AW2011 catwalk look by Victoria Beckam www.victoriabeckham.com and to help you copy it, here is a selection of our favourite designer pencil skirts available from our online luxury marketplace:
Bianca Jagger: Former actress and Fashion Icon , she was known for her cool and laid-back glamorous fashion sense and flawless style.
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis – 1929-1994: One of our favourite style icons, who made large-round sunglasses the most desirable fashion accessory of all times.
Farrah Fawcett – 1947-2009: Best remembered for her feminine hair style which was also referred to as the “Farrah Flick”. She was by far the most fresh-faced style icon of the 1970s.
Diane Von Furstenberg: Fashion Designer and Fashion Icon, famous for designing the 70s jet-setting wrap dress and for introducing some glamour to our day-to-day wardrobe. She is a true style muse and an inspiration to all of us.
Lauren Hutton: Is undeniably the queen of cool and understated seventies glamour. Lauren was a muse for many fashion designers and an inspiration to women of all ages.
Sophia Loren: A Style icon and a sex symbol of the 1970s. Known for her voluptuous feminine figure which she showed off by wearing elegant dresses with feminine cuts; Sophia Loren’s style makes her a style icon and a muse for many generations to come.
Raquel Welsh: She was known as one of the leading sex symbols of the 1970s. Her looks led Playboy to famously name her as “the most desired woman” of the 1970s.
Debbie Harry: She is the undisputed queen of cool punk and the original seventies Rock Chick; famous for her strong sense of fashion which included hot pants, studded belts and thigh high boots. Also famous for her bleached blond hair and glossy lips which became her trademark and launched a trend that is still copied today.