PRADA MAKES CLOTHES FOR TRAVEL WITH RESORT 2017 COLLECTION

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Prada resort 2017: Miuccia Prada embraces sporty shapes and bold color combinations
Prada resort 2017: Miuccia Prada embraces sporty shapes and bold color combinations

For resort 2017, the Prada woman gets prepared to travel. Designer Miuccia Prada delved into sporty territory for the transitional season with bold color combinations and oversized jackets. A-line shaped dresses are paired with utilitarian accents including thin belts, backpacks and attached bags at the waist. Free fabric attached to the back of looks creates an almost parachute shape while jackets and pants with a sheen finish bring to mind a luxe version of the track suit. Large tote come attached with umbrellas or heels for the jet setter that has to travel.

Prada resort 2017: The Prada woman wears a jacket around her waist with daisy embellished sandals
Prada resort 2017: The Prada woman wears a jacket around her waist with daisy embellished sandals
Prada resort 2017: A black wrap dress with kimono style sleeves appears on the runway
Prada resort 2017: A black wrap dress with kimono style sleeves appears on the runway

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ALYSSA'S SPORTY, SUBTLY PATRIOTIC SWIMSUIT FOR JULY 4

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Photo: Flagpole Swim

Fourth of July weekend is upon us, and with it comes the unofficial uniform of blue jeans, white t-shirts, bandanas and, of course, stars and stripes galore. Basically, the more closely your outfit resembles the cover of Bruce Springsteen's "Born In The U.S.A.," the better. While I'm certainly proud to be an American, themed dressing isn't my thing, so I prefer to take a more subtle approach when it comes to paying sartorial homage to a holiday.

Full disclosure: I bought this sporty Flagpole Swim one-piece in black last summer, and its flattering fit and chic silhouette make it fully worth the high price point — and have me considering scooping up another color. This cherry red version would be a great way to make a patriotic statement for the fourth of July, without going full-on American flag. As an added patriotic bonus, Flagpole's designs are made right here in New York City.

If, for some reason, I decided to venture out somewhere besides the pool or beach, it could even double as a bodysuit with some high-waisted shorts, a long skirt or breezy wide-leg pants. But if we're being honest, I don't plan on wearing much more than this until Tuesday — unless you count the glass of rosé permanently attached to my hand as an accessory. Happy Independence Day, friends!

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Givenchy Couture Fall 2016 Looks from Menswear Runway Show

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Givenchy is slowly getting us used to its It-squad of supermodels that strives to change the way we treat fashion (like we did in the Nineties), and the latest Givenchy Couture fall 2016 collection’s runaway show is here to prove it once again. The show reminded us also of another trend that could become a common practice in the near future: showcasing men’s and womenswear line-ups together.

Givenchy Couture Fall 2016 Collection

Riccardo Tisci unveiled both his Givenchy spring 2017 menswear and the Givenchy Couture fall 2016 womenswear collections together in Paris, and all the looks showcased perfectly recalled the iconic, edgy approach the Italian designer loves to take when it comes to haute couture.

As for the models, who had the chance to be the first to wear Tisci’s couture creations, Kendall Jenner, Mariacarla Boscono, Irina Shayk and Bella Hadid were asked to join the catwalk along with Lea T, Joan Smalls, Natalia Vodianova and Yasmin Wijnaldum. Powerful and iconic, the squad features both longtime catwalk habitué Shayk and newly acclaimed models, such as Gigi Hadid’s sister Bella, whose first ever runaway experience was Chanel’s couture show back in January.

Tisci also tapped transgender model Lea T to walk for his show, who, besides being one of the most iconic and beloved models of the moment, reminds us about Tisci’s commitment in making the industry a more inclusive and accepting environment indeed.

As for the looks we spotted at the show, the overall theme was all about the Twenties and Thirties, with looks that combined gender-bender patterns with evening outfits that channeled pure femininity and elegance. All of the looks created an intriguing contrast with the men’s collection, the warrior-like ensembles and overall black and military green color palette of which gave the whole show a sort of street-wear and slightly futuristic allure that was a pure pleasure to watch.

Givenchy Couture Fall 2016 Collection

Although greatly varying in style, all of the aforementioned models wore one thing in common: ladylike drop earrings with gem embellishments. Although small details, these accessories enhanced the models’ facial features, just like the side-parted, super-sleek hairstyles with an edgy wet effect.

Jenner’s look kind of recalled Kris Jenner’s Great Gatsby themed birthday party. Still, at Tisci’s runaway show Kendall was seen showing off a more ladylike dress with frilled details and a one-shoulder neckline that got revamped with a modern black pattern underneath. A more mannish design was instead Shayk’s choice, whose embellished coat was one of the collection’s key staples.

Sweetheart necklines, wrapped tops and quirky shirtdresses were some of the most noteworthy designs at the show, with ties keeping the attention high on the whole gender-bender theme.

Givenchy Couture Fall 2016 Collection

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See All the Womenswear Looks from Balmain’s Menswear Spring 2017 Show

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Presented on Saturday in Paris, Olivier Rousteing’s Balmain spring 2017 menswear show hit it big indeed, with It personalities in the fashion world rocking both the catwalk and the front row. As promised, Rousteing also showcased a jaw-dropping selection of the womenswear spring 2017 looks, with models Sasha Luss, Cindy Bruna, Alessandra Ambrosio, Doutzen Kroes and Joséphine Le Tutour strutting down the runway.

Balmain Spring 2017 Womenswear Collection

“The beauty of the girls has to be matched with the boy. There’s a very definite beauty with the girls. They’re all very different, and they’re from all over the world. It’s very democratic in that way. But there’s a beauty and a confidence and a sexiness about them. And we really wanted to match that with the boys;” Jess Hallett, Balmain’s London-based casting director told Vogue, giving us a glimpse of what designer Rousteign looks for in a runaway show.

And if the beauty of the girls had to match the style of the boys, music literally played a huge role in capturing the collection’s main theme too. A live orchestra performed some of Phil Collins’ and Seal’s biggest hits form the Eighties and Nineties.

Although being not purely/solely Eighties/Nineties-inspired in style, both the women’s and menswear line-ups featured characteristic details from those decades, such as sheer and denim appliqués, floor-length airy gowns and cut-outs on the shoulders.

Balmain Spring 2017 Womenswear Collection

The women’s looks were ultra colorful and never boring, which is something both the Eighties and the Nineties had in common although in different ways (while multi-colored rainbow patterns were a must in the Nineties, the Eighties focused more on multi-colored retro prints and bright color-blocking motifs).

For this reason, the Balmain’s spring 2017 women’s looks feature both vibrant solid-colored ensembles, such as the shocking orange maxi dress, and mini dresses with sheer embellishments that got colored with a more modern, if not even sophisticated version of the tie-dye print. Nineties-inspired skimpy crop-tops got combined with sinuous high-waisted maxi skirts with side slits, the color-blocking orange and blue patterns of which are super covetable.

Like some of the men’s proposals, the womenswear line also focused on warrior-like, street-style outfits: an off-the-shoulder top combined with billowy khaki trousers and a wide belt cinched at the waist perfectly captured this style.

Balmain Spring 2017 Womenswear Collection

Asymmetrical gowns got paired with zig-zag-patterned kimono cardigans, denoting Olivier Rousteing’s passion and forethought on proportion. Besides matching the women’s and men’s proposals with one another, the designer put a great emphasis on the importance of balancing the figures either with embellishments, such belts, or geometric colored patterns on the fabrics, never missing the chance of giving an almost theatrical dynamicity to the entire collection.

Lastly, aside from a very few total black and total white staples, all of the women’s (and some of the men’s too) proposals featured tassel adornments either on the waists or necklines, which draw our attention to the astounding accessory line he created for spring.

Balmain Spring 2017 Womenswear Collection

Balmain Spring 2017 Womenswear Collection

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Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Fall 2016 Makeup Collection: First Look

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The wait is over! We can finally have a look at the long-awaited Lancome x Sonia Rykiel fall 2016 makeup collection, and guess what? We are in love with every piece of it! Set to become internationally available for purchase at LancomeSephora and Nordstrom on August 10, 2016, the limited-edition collection comes packed with joie de vivre and bright colors, inspired by Saint-Germain-des-Prés and greatly influenced by Sonia Rykiel’s aesthetics.

Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Fall 2016 Makeup Collection

It was back in the beginning of March when we learnt about the upcoming collaboration between the French luxury cosmetics brand and the French fashion designer. When you redouble the French factor, as expected, the makeup line turns out to be all about Parisian allure, something we can never have enough of in the fashion world.

It’s not just the colors of the products that highly appeal to our senses, but also the vibrant packaging decorated with Sonia Rykiel’s signature colorful stripes, as well as fun lip, eye and heart prints. Like her runway collections, her makeup line also inspires to be eccentric, innovative, joyful and to create your own memorable style.

Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Fall 2016 Makeup Collection

This is what the Lancome x Sonia Rykiel fall 2016 makeup line offers for real Parisian ladies:

Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Eyeshadow Palette (Limited Edition)

Featuring 6 versatile and easy-to-wear colors each, these eyeshadow palettes allow endless mix-and-matching possibilities, so sky is the limit when it comes to the looks you can create using these shades. One of the palettes is all about warm earth tones, while the next one brings in muted subtle blues, greens and shimmering silvers.

• Parisienne Spirit – browns and nudes
• Saint-Germain – muted blues and greens

Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Fall 2016 Makeup Collection

Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Le Crayon Khôl (Limited Edition)

Lancome’s iconic Le Crayon Khôl comes in four lively shades, from blues to greens to vibrant pinks, urging you to create a sensual, intense eye makeup look. Thanks to the soft, creamy formula, the eye pencils apply effortlessly and blend smoothly delivering a rich color. Dare to wear all the four colors together for a bold rainbow look that’s all the rage now!

• French Soutire
• French Baiser
• Parisian Audace
• Parisian Spirit

Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Fall 2016 Makeup Collection

Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Lipstick (Limited Edition)

While the focus of the Lancome x Sonia Rykiel fall 2016 makeup line is placed on the eyes, there is also a lovely lipstick color available for you to create those iconic Parisian lips!

• Parisian Lips

Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Cushion Blush Subtil (Limited Edition)

The collection features two vibrant blush colors that deliver the same healthy, dewy glow that the brand’s iconic product boasts.

• Sorbet Rose – bright rose
• Splash Corail – vibrant coral

Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Fall 2016 Makeup Collection

Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Cushion Case for Lancome Miracle Cushion (Limited Edition)

If you want to carry your favorite Loncome Miracle Cushion compact foundation in style, you definitely don’t want to miss this colorful cushion case that is available in limited quantities like the rest of the products in this line.

Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Fall 2016 Makeup Collection

Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Vernis In Love (Limited Edition)

Last but not least, the Lancome x Sonia Rykiel makeup line also brings in four new colors of nail polish that will help you create fun nail art designs mimicking Sonia Rykiel’s style.

• Café Blanc – pearl white
• Saint-Germain – marine blue
• Café Philo – muted olive
• Joie de Vivre – bright coral red

Lancome x Sonia Rykiel Fall 2016 Makeup Collection

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Moschino’s Resort 2017 Show in LA Was a Color Festivity

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Jeremy Scott has just taken a step further toward futuristic fashion by not only showcasing his Moschino resort 2017 collection virtually, but also utilizing a revisited kind of the see-now-buy-now formula that is probably even more appealing. The Moschino resort 2017 and men’s spring 2017 live-stream ran yesterday at 7.30 pm Pacific time worldwide, while the actual runaway show took place in Los Angeles.

Moschino Resort 2017 Collection

The live-stream was both two- and three-dimensional, although the chances to watch it in 3D were very few; Jeremy Scott teamed up with virtual-reality streaming platform Livit, whose cardboard headsets were given to only 50 shoppers at Moschino’s New York and Los Angeles stores. As for the rest of Moschino customers, they had the chance to enjoy the show’s 2D live stream on Moschino.com.

Aside from this innovative way of showcasing a collection, Jeremy Scott also made it possible for the clothes to be ready for purchase right after the show, which is a great marketing formula many brands support now and that will surely bear fruit season after season. The fashion designer perfectly knows how to keep his followers and the brand’s customers in great expectations, for sure.

With the Moschino resort 2017 collection, Scott wanted to make us feel happy as well as cherish life in general, and the key to that buzz was feminizing women’s classics in a more youthful, colorful and modern way. Pin-up-inspired ensembles, such as high-waisted pencil skirts, Seventies crop-tops with off-the-shoulder necklines and optical printed designs, and even Nineties grunge t-shirt dresses were all updated with a modern touch that not only captures a sense of freshness and newness, but also seems to be particularly brought to life from anymillennial’s dream.

Moschino Resort 2017 Collection

Moschino Resort 2017 Collection

Many celebrities such as Katy Perry, Bella Thorne, Soko, Jhene Aiko, Christina Milian and Vanessa Hudgens were seen in the front row, which actually reinforces such a sentiment. Of course, some of the most famous Insta-Girls (such as Miranda Kerr, Hailey Baldwin and Chanel Iman) walked the catwalk as well, sharing the entire collection through their beloved IG filters.

“It’s Jeremy, so only the best and most vibrant and colorful is what you expect. His shows are always very entertaining. That’s why I come to support; he’s a creative genius. And I don’t have to travel all the way to Paris to see him, so it’s awesome,” declared Amber Rose after the show, perfectly summing up the whole concept behind the astonishing 62-piece collection.

Although featuring two separate line-ups, the overall show was quite uniform in style and mood, and both the men’s and women’s lines joined forces to celebrate colors, vibrant prints and movement. Even the total-black proposals featured rainbow-soaked details, not to mention the accessory line that was anything but boring.

Moschino Resort 2017 Collection

Moschino Resort 2017 Collection

Hawaiian flower leis completed most of the looks, adding overall peace & love hippy vibes to all of the different themes showcased. Scott played with different fashion movements, bonding them through a common joie de vivreattitude. Ye-ye girls, Goth bats, hippies and pin-ups can all find an updated version of their fashion persona, and Scott is particularly proud of that.

“I like the idea of all those kinds of different hand techniques and cultural things. I even did Pop Goths in all black with sunny embroidery or appliques. I was trying to play with different archetypes like the cool girls who would be, like heading down Melrose totally done up in the daytime. I just played with what I think about L.A. Maybe it’s my heightened-volume, turned-up version of it, but it’s how I see it and what I love about it. I hope people enjoy the show but also just enjoy the whole atmosphere,” Scott told WWD backstage.

Moschino Resort 2017 Collection

Moschino Resort 2017 Collection

Moschino Resort 2017 Collection

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