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Elegant Dressing - Gucci Ready to Wear Spring / Summer 2016

Elegant Dressing - Gucci Ready to Wear Spring / Summer 2016

Alessandro Michele is the recently appointed Creative Director for Gucci and his second collection for Spring/Summer 2016 landed with a bang during Milan's fashion week last September.  At first glance I wasn't so enthralled as it seemed like a random mix of wild patterns, clashing colors and over-the-top flourishes of sequins, chiffon, lurex and grosgrain...

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Elegant Dressing - 70s Style for Spring/Summer 2015

Elegant Dressing - 70s Style for Spring/Summer 2015

70's fashion is back and for some of us there's a sense of "been there done that!"  However, the silhouettes have been refined and updated - I'm loving the cropped jackets, billowy dresses, woven wedged sandals and fringed bags. Etro's collection is pitch perfect in capturing that era's carefree bohemian spirit. Fabrics have customized dyeing, braiding and intricate embroidery giving the clothes an engaging mix of Native American-style details and Zandra Rhodes' gossamer, floaty handkerchief hems.  

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Elegant Dressing - Peter Copping Heads Oscar de la Renta

Elegant Dressing - Peter Copping Heads Oscar de la Renta

Peter Copping, who Oscar de la Renta chose to succeed him presented his first collection this week, just three months after taking on the role of artistic director.  Previously, he was at Nina Ricci for five years as artistic director.  Mr Copping managed to balance the de la Renta sensibility without being overly reverential, while subtly introducing his own.  He has moved the design house forward, making it more youthful and contemporary while maintaining the elegance, meticulous details and luxurious fabrics.

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Elegant Dressing - Inspiring Collections for Fall/Winter 2014 Part l

Elegant Dressing - Inspiring Collections for Fall/Winter 2014 Part l

Inspiring Collections for Fall/Winter 2014

PART I

For me, there were two exceptional collections for this Fall/Winter - one being Tomas Maier of Bottega Veneta.  There were no jackets or pants, just fabulous dresses, skirts, sweaters and coats.  On the face of it the clothes looked very simple, but it was all in the details of exceptional cut, fit and fabric.  The length was below the knee and hems gave a lovely swish when moving, without an excess of volume.  The graphic patterns and color combinations kept the looks fresh, yet very elegant. Take a look...

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