BLOWN OUT PLAID
The power of plaid is indisputable. Nobility has paraded it, military has adopted it and rebels have owned it – from revolutionaries to the counterculturists. Plaid may not be as dogmatic today as it was in the past, but it still packs a solid punch for AW 2016.
For Fall 2016, designers reworked the checked fabric into edgy outerwear, statement pantsuits and daytime dresses. Miu Miu revamped the print in knickerbocker suits in deep plum and bottle green hues. While Vivienne Westwood recreated the pattern into a fairy tale realm, Alexander Wang diversified with black and red shades, Thakoon, Marissa Webb, Victoria Bekham and Wes Gordon brought splashed the pattern onto fall cover-ups like peacoatsm moto jackets and trenches. From buffalo checks to plaid embellished with with gems, there’s a tartan pattern for everyone this season.
Top 5 FOOTWEAR TRENDS OF SUMMER 2016
From sneakers to stilettos, classic to chunky heels, Veruschka gives you the 101 on all things trending this season in the world of shoes – where no heel is too tall and no detail too decadent!
Super high and super sexy upscale styles in gold and vibrant colors are everything this season. While norm core had its moments, pointed toe shoes, flatforms, pom pom accents and lace-up flat are definitely staying strong with elevated designs that recreate classic shapes.
The flatforms remain an important style with all of the height and none of the discomfort! The story in mules is elaborate, a touch romantic, and perfect for slipping off to hit the dance floor. We at Veruschka are the biggest promoters of towering heels, but the exception to the rule would be flatforms. You must avoid the sky-high flatforms. The higher the heel the heavier they will become, so they will start to feel and look like unappealing slabs of bricks when you walk.
2.LACE UP FLATS
Huge trends this summer is the lace-up flats, inspired by many cultures and they re-elaborate traditional costumes with a modern, at times futuristic twist. Mixing clothes and accessories from different cultures has become ultra cool. We say take the Roman road. Lace up both your flats and heels alike and pair them with feminine accentsto create a breezy summer look.
3.POINTED TOE HEELS
Pointed Toe heels are also reigning in this season. From stilettos to block heels, you can pick the style that most reflects your personality. Pair them with everything from pencil skirts to your most distressed denim or lace stockings for a chic French vibe. You can also complement these heels with tailored separates, such as cropped cigarette pants, wide-leg trousers, under a swingy top.
Bohemia is a lifestyle and the trend aesthetics can’t be characterized by distressed denims, fringe skirts, peasant blouses, macramé vests, or the quintessential floaty silhouettes alone. It is embraced in spirit, connecting with the world and nature – an amalgamation of casual, hippie, and 70’s style etched in languid vintage drama. Think counter-intuitively: Pair a printed ankle grazing frock or tweed blazer with boots, spectral tiara, fringed tote or a geometric necklace.
As of the summer runways, dreamy notions of the trend are taking form in classic, ethereal eveningwear. Whether it is a chiffon gown or an embellished tulle maxi dress, here are several bohemian—and utterly evening-appropriate—styles, breaking dogmatic stereotypes to step out in after hours.
THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL – ELIE SAAB’S AW 2016-17 COLLECTION
Danish singer Karen Marie Ørsted, famously called MØ, set the stage on fire at designer Elie Saab’s show at Paris Fashion Week. A departure from voluptuous silhouettes this collection explores a darker, denser vibe with a throwback to the 70’s influences. With Gypsy floor-length skirts, baroque jumpsuits, lace hoodies paired with crop tops and pants, and floral biker jackets paired with gowns this collection exudes slick sensuality intermixed with a girly gothic vibe.
No longer a night time staple, black has evidently been lauded as the new “white” and is the new couture favorite along with graphic prints, raw embellishments and the hippie homage.
This was a stark contrast to his recent showcase of an India-inspired collection during couture week in January; the final gown, worn by Kendel Jenner, was a striking silhouette in fierce leather cutouts and a studded choker. She was the only celebrity model cast by the Lebanese designer.
Elie Saab presented the collection at Jardin de Tuiliers for Paris Fashion Week.