22 posts tagged "Burberry Prorsum"
Ask any red-carpet vet or model who knows her way around a pose. Nothing gets the flashbulbs popping quite like peering over the shoulder of a dramatic open-back gown. Lately, designers have been translating that idea to daywear, adding interesting details to the reverse side of looks that are guaranteed to turn heads in the streets. Alexander Wang’s debut Balenciaga collection included a slinky split-back number paired with a sporty bandeau top underneath, and feminine knots adorned the rear views of LBDs in the Resort lineups from Nina Ricci and Burberry Prorsum. On Raf Simons’ Dior Couture catwalk, meanwhile, all eyes lingered on the unexpected, contrasting straps that delicately crisscrossed the models’ jackets as they slunk back down the runway. Talk about a grand exit.
As the men’s shows approach, the London Collections: Men (which will run from June 16 to 18) seems to be gaining more steam. Today, Dolce & Gabbana announced that it will open its fourth London boutique with a bash on June 15. Additionally, after being invited to kick off the season by London Collections: Men chair and British GQ editor in chief Dylan Jones, the brand will show its Spring ’14 tailoring collection during the event. Dolce & Gabbana, whose designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana noted in a statement that British tailoring is part of the house’s DNA, join high-profile names such as Burberry Prorsum, Rag & Bone, Paul Smith, and Jimmy Choo in presenting in London for the first time this season
It’s no secret that fashion is having an affair to remember with punk right now, so it’s fitting that vinyl and PVC also made subversive waves on the Fall runways. Donatella Versace ratcheted up the fetish factor with her “Vunk”-themed lineup full of the shiny stuff (left), while Joseph Altuzarra and Jonathan Saunders gave corseted looks a kinky kick by whipping them up in technical poly- and patent leather, respectively. (Speaking of kick, we couldn’t get enough of Karl Lagerfeld’s glossy thigh-high boots.) But slick synthetics weren’t exclusively used in a sexy context this season. The rain-resistant material was a practical yet eye-catching choice for the classic trenches and mackintosh coats that turned up at Burberry Prorsum, Maison Martin Margiela, and Salvatore Ferragamo, to name a few.
Here, our roundup of the best in vinyl, on and off the runway >>
Fashion loves a Bowie reference. And thanks to his latest album, The Next Day, his killer “The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” music vid, and the V&A’s new exhibition, David Bowie is, the luminary’s legacy—sartorial and otherwise—lives on. Fittingly, the Spring ’13 collections are teeming with glam-rock garb—from bold graphics to electric color. We even spotted some head-to-toe sequin stripes. Channel your inner Ziggy and shop our picks from Marc Jacobs, Alexander McQueen, Saint Laurent, and more, below.
1. Alexander McQueen jacket, $4,650, available at www.net-a-porter.com
2. Marc Jacobs jumpsuit, $8,065, available at www.mytheresa.com
3. CC Skye ring, $110, available at www.shopbop.com
4. Burberry Prorsum pumps, $695, available at www.net-a-porter.com
5. Saint Laurent lavaliere, $295, available at www.ysl.com
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