Summary Of The Fashion Weeks FW17

Folks! I get a lot of comments from you about the fashion weeks and that you feel that you haven’t had the chance to follow properly this year. So instead of doing another post on fashion week today, I think a summary will be better for us all! Here are all the posts on the fashion weeks FW17 (so far, lol):

Fashion Weeks FW17

New York

London

Milan

Paris

Trends Fall 2017

Street Style

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Folks, have a darling weekend! I’m gonna eat ice cream, wear pastels and dream about the Saab gown below! Xx

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20th Century Fashion History: 1960-1970

The 1960s often feels like a counterpart to what the 1920s were to the first 20 years of the 20th century. Corsets, body defying clothes and heavy fabrics were changed in favor of simple silhouettes, functional clothes and a fashion that eased the position of women. The past sentence is as applicable for the 1920s as it is for the 1960s. 40 years later and the liberation of women through clothes happened – again. Here’s the fashion history: 1960-1970.

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The Society during 1960 – 1970

In a lot of ways, the society of the 1960s continued on the same path of the 1950s. The technology kept on improving, so did the Civil Rights Movement and the life of adults and teenagers became more distinct. The 1960s were in many ways a decade of fear of WWIII but also 10 years of growing culture and major improvements for mankind. The obsession with space influenced the fashion heavily. So did also London, the music scene and icons such as Twiggy, Brigitte Bardot and Jane Birkin.

As the decade moved along, the focus on war would shift to politics in matter of equality as well as the environment. The hippie movement would emerged from the 1960s with the music festival in Woodstock 69’ being a major influence. 

Style of the 1960 – 1970

If there’s only one thing to thank the 1960s for – it’s the length of the skirts and dresses. Never in history had the length of women’s skirts been shorter. Women were not only allowed to show their calves but also their thighs during the decade. The miniskirt would be an important style feature for women’s liberalisation as they could move freely in the clothing piece and also show skin without being sexualized. The short length, in combination with the 20th century fashion history 1960-1970 | The Fashion Folksvibrant prints and colors, created a youthful and optimistic style vibe. The short skirts, tight tops and makeup of Twiggy was mainly a style for the young adults and the liberated fashion would indicate of the more progressive views of the new generation. Twiggy in specific would be a leading style icon as she embraced a boyish silhouette which contrasted the heavy curves of the 1950s. Some people blame the skinny ideal of the 1960s for starting “the skinny model” debate.

As for the adults, the style remained quite ladylike with sets of pencil skirts and blazers being a look for the office. The silhouette shifted from A-line to body defined with a small belt marking the waist. The colors and prints differed somewhat depending on what style you embraced. The ladylike office style (think Jackie O, Audrey Hepburn, Mad Men) was kind of colorful but remained refined in the style and heavily elegant. The youthful A-line style was both colorful and energetic with a lot of vibrant prints being 20th century fashion history 1960-1970 | The Fashion Folksmatched. This style was connected to Carnaby Street and London, which put London in center as the fashion capital. It was all about the Mod style.

Another fashion that was embraced was the one of the Space Age. The clothes were minimalistic, functional and were often white or silver metallic. The fashion, led by André Courrèges, was inspired by space and looked quite futuristic and emotionless. 

The clothes between 1960 – 1970

Which designer that should have the cred for the invention of the miniskirt? Some say it’s Mary Quant and others that its André Courrèges: I say it’s both. Nevertheless would the clothing piece be an important symbol for feminism and women’s rights with its short length and liberal style. The skirt would be embraced by Twiggy and become a popular go-to piece for teenagers. Another important piece, the shift dress, would grow into becoming a defining piece of the decade. No wonder as they were comfortable, existed in different colors and prints, and left room for food babies!

The miniskirts were worn with sweaters, cardigans or matching tops. Especially the long sleeved sweaters (sometimes with a turtleneck) would be a popular piece to wear under dresses and cardigans. Often in a contrasting 20th century fashion history 1960-1970 | The Fashion Folkscolor or print of the dress. The prints were often stripes, floral, geometric or optic print. Black and white became a popular color combination to work in prints and worked excellently with the bright orange, pink and pea green shades that were trending.

As for the lady style, Chanel influenced the fashion. Her tweed jackets and matching skirts would define the decade and were loved by the ultimate style icon, Jackie O. The lady style mainly consisted of knee long dresses and coats that often were matching. The details were often buttons and the main focus remained on the shape of the coats. The coats were a brilliant extension of the early coats of the 1950s (last pic in this post). They were one of the most important pieces of the decade and worked for both the youths and adults. Also sweet pastels and bright colors (see left) were popular.

Beauty between 1960 – 1970

The beauty of the 1960s is still beloved today. The decade was kind of the first decade where people experimented with makeup, but still kept it wearable. Even though the makeup of the 18th century was more extravagant, it’s not something we can relate to today. However, the 1960s makeup is relatable in terms of heavy eyeliner, big lashes and a 20th century fashion history 1960-1970 | The Fashion Folksplay of bright eyeshadows and lines. Twiggy’s iconic makeup look was leading with the doe eyes and heavy eyemakeup. The lips were often peachy in the shade and white, bright blue and other pastels were popular as eyeshadows. Heavy lashes and eyeliner(s) remained in focus though.

As for the hair, well, similar to the 1920s when women cut the hair short: some women embraced a pixie cut during this decade (like Twiggy, again). The pixie cut worked well with the masculine ideal that grew popular (sans curves, straight silhouette etc). If you didn’t work the pixie style, your hair should only have one focus: be voluminous. Brigitte Bardot was leading in this hairdo with her iconic beauty look (see slideshow below). The fringe would be framing the face while the rest of the hair would be voluminous and bun-shaped. The name of a popular hairstyle? Bouffant. Another popular hairstyle? Beehive. We obviously need these names back in style (hairstyles too, lol).

Spotlight of 1960 – 1970: YSL

As talked about in last week’s 1950s post, YSL would define this decade through his powerful position in the fashion world. When he had conquered and convinced the fashion people with his designs at Dior, he moved on to have his own brand. Through his own-named label he would create iconic looks such as The Mondrian Dress (see left) and Le Smoking (a female version of a tuxedo). YSL kept on playing with the classic definition of womenswear and menswear by exceeding the previous lines. He gave women a simple silhouette, translated men’s clothes to women’s bodies and would continue on to set the tone for the decade. He mixed elegance with energy and wearability.

Transition to the 1970s

The later years of the 1960s would raise awareness of the gender gaps and injustice of the world. This would reflect the clothes as women’s fashion and men’s fashion would grow closer than before (naah, they were pretty similar during the 17th century tbh). But a unisex fashion would emerge, where women and men would wear the same, if not similar clothes. Both regarding style, colors and prints. The overall would be an important piece and the fashion of the bohemians was more or less same for women and men. As the 1970s arrived, the fashion had gone from strict, geometric and straight silhouettes to flowy fabrics, flower power, and a reflection of nature and earth. Pucci was an important designer for the transition, so was also YSL, Mary Quant and Guy Laroche.

And that’s a wrap on the fashion history: 1960-1970. Next week I’ll go powerful as in flower power, more unisex fashion and a mix of nature and disco! Oh btw, if anyone is wondering (giving the image below), I’m still madly obsessed with the coats of the late 1950s and 1960s. Like hello, give me them puhlease.

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Street Style Shoes Fashion Week 2017

If the street style is the highlight of the fashion weeks, the shoes are the spotlight. I have a never ending love for statement shoes and all the shoes used during fashion week are just at another level. Definitely regarding styling, but also the shoes in their own shape. Not convinced? Here are the street style shoes fashion week 2017.  Do note that all of these shoes are from the recent fashion weeks (aka winter time) = not that many colorful heels but more practical boots!

Green Boots

I am completely in love with these ones. They’re edgy, wearable and looks kind of comfy. The mix of colors and prints is a chic and fun combination. Like the classic brown leather meeting the snake print? So good! I also love that shaft height is high and the lacing around. Even better that they’re paired with a patent leather skirt (?). Don’t know how the whole outfit look but I’m sure it’s a stylish one!

Statement Heel

Aren’t these mules going kitten heels the cutest? I used to hate kitten heels when I was younger, but I love them now. Especially when they come with a statement heel in red that is reminiscent of a rope (or those strawberry string candy). I’d wear these with probably anything, perhaps a chic LBD or red culottes?

Lace Up Platform Shoes

I wasn’t sure whether or not to include these Miu Mius shoes. I’m sure you’ve seen the pink ballerina version on social media, but I do have to say that I kind of like these green platforms too. The match of the fabric of the ballerina and the material of the platform is kind of an awkward but chic contrast. Miu Miu definitely found a nice pitch with the gingham lacing. Cute, contemporary and chic!

Tan colored shoes

So it’s official, tan and yellow is a combination to count on. How chic aren’t these ankle boots with the yellow heel? I probably should know the label but I don’t (same one as the kitten heels above, right?). But nevertheless a chic option to play with colorful statement heels to regular shoes. I think they actually work surprisingly well with the grey (even though tan and yellow feels warmer), perhaps because it feels like a mix of the 60s?

OTK Boots

Another thing that’s official is that I’ve found my dream OTK boots. Seriously though, how stylish aren’t these? The OTK boots that have been trending are mainly slim ones in suede, but these ones are so fierce. I love the steady heel and the angular feeling of the material. I’m not even sure where these boots end though? Are they pants going on shoes or what? Love them, please give me them etc.

Spool Heel Shoes

And yes, I do love these spool shaped shoes. Hahah they’re kind of ugly tbh, but a fun and contemporary idea of the historic shoes. I love the awkward shape of the heel and how uncomfortable they look. The bows are a great contrast with the black and keeps the sweet feeling intact. Love the zip detail on the inside too. A bit off but kind of good!

Folks! Some favorites out of these street style shoes? Leave a comment below! Xx

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30 Ideas For Spring Fashion 2017

Folks! Spring is approaching and what’s a better way of embracing it than through the act of fashion? I know you like lists and so do I, so let’s keep it short and concise today. From color choices to ideas of print and accessories. Some classics that are more or less compulsory for spring but also details that are highly relevant for spring fashion 2017!

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Spring Fashion 2017

    1. Pastels – There’s no better time to embrace pastels than during spring and summer. The colors are sweet, flower-like and easy to pull off. Try the pastels with each other, white or denim if you want to keep the color shade bright. How about a baby pink blouse and flared jeans?
    2. Floral prints – I don’t even need to refer to Miranda Priestly here, we know that florals are returning each season. They’re pretty, versatile and there’s a floral print for everyone. Match it with stripes or keep it pulled together by matching the colors of the flowers.
    3. Monochrome white -I don’t know what’s spring if not a bright monochrome look. Especially white is a gorgeous one to do (with red lips). Make it pop with a colorful clutch too!
    4. Navy Stripes – Nautical vibes are also a matter of spring to many. To do this the best way, embrace the navy stripes (white/navy blue combo). 
    5. Blouses – We are certainly living in a time of blouses. Go for one with statement sleeves to keep it stylish for 2017. The light fabric works perfectly for spring.
    6. Trench coats – Not only are they classic, they’re also a chic jacket option for spring. The light jacket is a great one for layering as well as keeping things classic.
    7. Layers – The never ending issue of spring is either being dressed too hot or too cold. Well, go for a layered look and take off a layer as the day passes by. Easy as one two three.
    8. Pea Green – In case you’ve missed, pea green is the color of the year and inevitably a great color for spring. Read here on how to match it.
    9. Distressed jeans – People might have been wearing them through fall and winter too, but they’re obviously a great choice for spring too. Keep the contrast between edgy and preppy by adding a blazer.
    10. Print mix – Go for a statement by mixing prints this year. Clothes in prints are common for spring, which makes your job easier. Pair stripes with florals or dots with squares. Contrasts folks!
    1. Pastel color + Jewel tones – So here’s a fashion secret for you: The pastel colors you love exist in the same color but darker for fall. They’re our beloved jewel tones. Try therefore to match bright green with emerald green. Baby pink with burgundy or baby blue with navy. It’s a chic one!
    2. Fedora hat – A hat for spring is not only stylish but also a great addition for a detailed look. A fedora hat will surely do that work and save you from bad hair days. 
    3. Monochrome – Don’t only go for a white monochrome look but embrace monochrome in all shades (skip black though, you can push yourself further than that). Try bright grey, all pink or all navy?
    4. Distressed/uneven hemline – A trend for spring fashion 2017 is the uneven denim hemline. I talked about it in this post! Style it with your flats or feels to keep it matchy. 
    5. Sneakers – Congrats folks, spring is the season of sneakers. Go for white, colorful or printed ones to keep the spring feeling intact. Obviously a chic choice to do with denim as well as A-line dresses.
    6. Blush pink – Another trend for spring fashion 2017 is the color blush pink. It’s sweet, easy to style and flattering. Read more here.
    7. Culottes – These beloved pants were a hit last season and you can definitely stick with them this year too! Go for flowy, prints, colors or statement. Match with heels or flats to keep the look balanced.
    8. Jumpsuit – If you don’t own a jumpsuit yet, spring is where you should buy one. They’re perfect for spring weather as they’re light yet covering. Go for a print or color you like and I’m sure you have yourself a new favorite piece.
    9. Velvet details – Some people think that velvet is not a fabric for spring as it’s quite heavy. I don’t agree tbh, but if you’re uncertain: Go for velvet details instead. Velvet shoes, bags, scarves and chokers. It keeps the luxury of the fabric without its heavy feeling.
    10. Print + Colors – It’s easy to go for a neutral color (black, grey, nude etc), when going for print. But pick up a color from your print and wear the matching clothing piece in that shade. It keeps it balanced yet colorful.
  1. Blue/white striped blouse – The classic blouse/shirt is a wardrobe staple to many and a fresh choice for spring as well. Go classic with denim or more fashion with culottes.
  2. Popping colors – Spring is where you embrace colors full on. Dare to go for neon yellow, orange, bright red or any other color with intensity. They work so well with bright denim, other popping colors as well as white.
  3. Fishnet tights – The fishnet tights are also fashionable for spring fashion 2017. Try them with denim as suggested here, or why not under a midi coat?
  4. Statement sunnies – Folks, the time is here. The time for going full on statement with your sunnies. Don’t stop at your classic Ray Bans but go for a fun frame, an exaggerated shape or anything beyond the regular selection.
  5. Parisian Chic – Paris and spring is a perfect and romantic combination, so no wonder that Parisian chic feels like the perfect embodiment of spring. You know the drill, go for denim, stripes, beige coats and hats and you’re pretty Parisian looking!
  6. Patent Leather – Also a big trend for spring 2017, read here. Balance the fabric with light fabrics in pieces as blouses, shirts, basic tees!
  7. Denim on Denim – Feels like I’ve talked about it way too much these past weeks but it’s a fierce match, okey? Go for the same shade if you dare or contrast the top and bottom if you’re insecure. Break the look off with a bag or hat in a popping color and you’ll be good to go.
  8. Colorful nails – Perhaps not a fashion thing but I’ll sneak it in here anyways. Go for colorful nails as in pastels, popping colors or white to achieve the spring vibe. Even though I love dark nails, the colorful ones are more matchy to spring fashion.
  9. Crop tops – Crop tops aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Match crop tops this season over your shirt, like here, or go for high waisted skirts or pants to keep it stylish. Why not one in a fun color or print?
  10. Midi skirts – Spring and it’s time to embrace the midi skirts again. Take your favorites and match with colorful tops and layers. I have one in red I like to wear with white tops as well as pink and orange. You know, keeping the life colorful!

Folks! How are you planning to embrace spring fashion 2017? Leave a comment as always! Xx

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Highlights From The Fashion Weeks 2017

Folks! I think it’s time to slowly begin to wrap up the fashion weeks and I do only have a few posts left. I thought it would be about time to pin down some highlights from the fashion weeks 2017.  Looks that were genius in one way or another and deserves a(nother) round of applause. I’ve talked about some before and others are new! And yes, I’d like to apologize in advance for being a hypocrite on this. The past weeks I’ve been praising all the popping colors and prints we’ll see this fall and my highlights includes….zero? Ouch. Sorry about that!

Co

I do very much indeed realize that the cape has no opening for the arms and it makes it highly impractical, but who cares? It’s gorgeous. (If you can find the opening for the arms though, please let me know). I’ve always thought that capes are on the balance of fashion drama and elegance, so a cape for fall is kind of a go! That exact length and camel shade, are both trendy features. The statement button might not have been my first choice, but a nice detail that adds to the excitement. The boots (let’s hope it’s fake) are a fashionable touch and underlines the camel color. I was about to praise the subtle pocket, but as I look at it again, I’m not even sure what it is. The opening for the arm? Lol, folks, whatever this look is: I love it. It looks like an everyday cape for a fashion hero, or something. See full collection here.

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Calvin Klein

The most celebrated look from Raf Simons’ first collection for Calvin Klein is this yellow one with the plastic cover. I’m not too hooked up on that look, but more in love with this all denim look. It’s definitely a nod to denim’s brilliance, but its also a nod to the American fashion heritage. The look ticks off the classical features of an outfit that would be considered as lack of style, but does it with a refined and more sophisticated touch. It’s denim on denim, which to many is either a hit or miss. Above that, it’s paired with a white turtleneck, that looks more uncomfortable than good, and also paired with clumsy shoes that are quite ugly. But. it. still. works. I’m not completely sure what it is, but the exact shade of denim being matches and the simple lines of the jacket are all so good. I love the pointy collar and the pockets too. Well, it shouldn’t work, but it does! See full collection here.

Alberta Ferretti

I know, I know. I’ve already dissected this look to its seams, but can we just embrace it one time more? Because yes, it is that good and I’m far from being over it. First of all, the color choice of navy and white is a perfect classical combination. Secondly, the choice of doing the stripes natural and like brush strokes adds a nice contrast to the preppy feeling. The flow of the dress and the shorter jacket creates a nice balance in the silhouette. That exact choice of hat is not only unusual but feels like an hat for strolls in the city on any given day? Why this looks excels to me is that it presents an idea beyond the material of clothes. Like Paris or Venice. So yes, hands down to this look one more time. See full collection here.

Marchesa

I feel like I have to throw in at least one look that embodies glam as we want it: with fringe, embellishment and a touch of the 20s. And where else to turn if not to Marchesa and their precise feeling for red carpet glam? This blood red dress is a gorgeous creation with the layering of fringe and embellishment. The placement of the two sculptures the dress and frames the body perfectly. The center part is done gorgeously not to mention the effect the long fringe creates. Dramatic, a bit smokey and a modern feeling of the 20s with the length, the features and the neat styling. See full collection here.

 

Carolina Herrera

Okay fine, this look is not genius. It’s quite plain and perhaps a bit too conservative to feel contemporary and upbeat. By its first impression: it lacks energy, excitement or a fun statement to keep the interest going. But but but, take another look at that collar. Yes, that’s damn right. That collar is a work of art. It’s quite simple with its simple lines and all white shade, but the work of layers balanced with the small bow is so good. The collar extends to a statement of shoulder which is a nice, if yet subtle, touch. The three layers of fabric are not only something else but also a nice demonstration of how simple details can take a look far. Cute and delicate might not be your cup of tea, but that collar surely should be everyone’s. See full collection here.

Balenciaga

I talked about this look only a week ago but my crush remains. This contemporary 1980s festive evening gown is fashion geniusness. The petite top of the dress is a perfect contrast to the heavy bow as well as the fall of the lower part. The fabric looks luxurious as few and embodies simple elegance. This dress is a great example of doing a subtle statement: it’s highly visible but not tooo attention-seeking (making sense here). The bow adds a fun twist, but the rest of the dress’ simplicity still keeps it in the safe zone. A lot of us, if not all of us, would choose another pair of shoes – but hey – it’s a fun twist to say at least. On another note: How heavy is that bow? See full collection here. 

Folks! Which one is your favorite look, if it’s even one of these? Leave a comment below and have a darling weekend! Xx

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