19 posts tagged "Rochas"
Each season, Style.com’s market director, Marina Larroudé, combs through every collection to find the most covetable accoutrements. In our Fall 2013 Accessories Index, she highlights the best and biggest trends—from funny furs and demure pearls to spikes, studs, and combat boots. We couldn’t help but pick our own favorites, so below, the Style.com editors reveal what we’ll be craving come fall.
“It’s a long process to work on the Accessories Index. We feature almost 200 brands and around 5,000 images. Every season, I like to discover new brands to add to our list. It’s unfair to ask me for a favorite accessory, but I would be happy to have Rochas’ earrings, any Prada shoe, or any Victoria Beckham day bag.” —Marina Larroudé, market director
“I love the schoolmarm-meets-sexpot look of this Narciso Rodriguez pump.” —Nicole Phelps, executive editor
“In my imagination, I’m that chic kind of girl who cabs to and from appointments in a pair of single-sole Manolos. In reality, I’m subway-ing everywhere and need shoes I can really stomp around in. These lug-soled Stella McCartney beauties are the footwear equivalent of all-terrain vehicles, placing them at the top of my must-have list for fall.” —Brittany Adams, associate fashion editor Continue Reading “The Must-Have Accessories of Fall 2013, According to the Editors” »
Nothing adds a royal touch quite like velvet, and we’ve noticed plenty of it in the recent pre-fall, Haute Couture, and even menswear collections. At Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton whipped up an ecclesiastical draped robe in cardinal red, while Stella McCartney, Rochas’ Marco Zanini, and Peter Copping at Nina Ricci were among the designers who incorporated the fabric into eveningwear. Christopher Kane, for his part, took the material in a more casual direction with a cool biker jacket. Velvet is getting play in the real world, too. Jessica Alba turned up to the Dior Haute Couture show this week wearing a sumptuous black topcoat, while Joséphine de la Baume gave off a witchy vibe in a crushed-velvet number at the Amy Winehouse Foundation Ball.
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From filmy bra tops to opera coats with the rumpled appeal of bed sheets, there was a delectable boudoir influence at the Spring shows. Channeling Helmut Newton by way of Lillian Bassman, Jason Wu’s slim leather harnesses and corsetry details had editors tweeting “Fifty Shades of Wu.” Still, the overall message was more lady than vamp. Satin slips that hugged the figure in all the right places turned up at Narciso Rodriguez, Rochas, Céline, and Valentino. A handful of times, the spaghetti straps on those numbers fell off the models’ shoulders, but then they’d push them back up again with such come-hither nonchalance, the incidents seemed to have been planned all along. Silky robes at Miu Miu and the Row, and meant-to-be-seen bralettes from Victoria Beckham and Jonathan Saunders rounded out Spring’s lingerie chest.
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Even among the boldest of street-style exhibitionists, floor-length gowns and poufy ball skirts are typically considered to be too dramatic for broad daylight. Make that were. At the recent Couture shows, Chinese singer Laure Shang (left) and Natuka Karkashadze both made convincing arguments for going long in the afternoon. The belted taffeta Lanvin look worn by Shang and Karkashadze’s houndstooth maxi had a certain demureness about them that reminded us of a few numbers from the latest Resort collections. If you’re daring enough to try, the collections have plenty of options to suggest. At Rochas, Marco Zanini whipped up a full-skirted dress that was spun-sugar sweet, while Valentino‘s Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Piccoli channeled the Warhol sixties with a gown featuring appliqued lace flowers, a high neck, and long sleeves. Sure, they’re meant for the gala circuit. But come the Spring shows in September, we wouldn’t be surprised if one or two hit the pavement before sunset.
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A blurry Twitpic of a label reading “Carine Roitfeld” has led to rampant Internet speculation that the former Paris Vogue editrix is working on her own collection. Will the world ever be the same? (Our guess: yes.) [Fashionista]
Lara Stone thinks she would make a great evil Bond girl. No disagreements here. You listening, Daniel Craig? [WWD]
Rochas designer Marco Zanini, on the other hand, thinks he could design Dior. We didn’t see it in the stars, but hey, you never know. [NYT]
And Gareth Pugh submits to Hint‘s “One Sentence or Less” interview. The strangest item of clothing in his closet? “A suit—very odd indeed.” [Hint]
Revealed: the guest list for Friday’s Royal Wedding. See you there, Mr. Bean (a.k.a. Rowan Atkinson) and the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and Raja Permaisuri Agong of Malaysia! [BBC]