Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.
The haute couture instalment of Paris fashion week had its few short days in the spotlight, now rolling to a complete stop. But a strong week it was, filled with breathtaking runways and an array of eye-catching street style. Day 4 brought more of the latter to the streets of Paris, and at the gallery you’ll find a round-up of what the show-goers were wearing.
Chevron candy stripes, mary-jane heels and a tie-up cropped shirt – in combination – run the risk of being saccharine. Add in a studded clutch and tough aviator sunglasses, however, and the sweetness is counteracted by just enough spice.
Could there be a more perfect backdrop for a menswear shoot – a menswear shoot that celebrates sartorial elegance and dapper details – than Melbourne’s own Double Monk? The Fitzroy shoe store is about more than merely shodding feet: it’s about purveying a particular lifestyle that appeals to a particular type of gent (it’s equipped with a well stocked bar, after all). And that gent…
Paris couture week continues, and the stream of outfits parading the streets encompasses everything from the elegant to the quirky. Highlights from yesterday include the simplicity of black cropped culottes, the surrealist print of Elsa Nailin’s sweater, and a pairing of sheer skirt and gladiator sandals courtesy Tina Leung. At the gallery: 12 highlights from the street yesterday in Paris.
What would it look like if For Love & Lemons created a knitwear line? Like a feast of instant cult hits – styled, of course, to neo-grunge perfection. Debuting for fall / winter 2014, the brand’s “Knitz” line works cropped woollen sweaters, cable-knit flares, knitted sheath dresses and oversized beanies into a too-cool vision of sex appeal.
Filled with stardust and mirrors and dancing, with the lithe frame of Karlie Kloss carrying the strength of a flapper and the plunging necklines of a modern day heroine, is Donna Karan’s fall 2014 campaign. Steven Sebring’s photos give the impression of movement, and offer more by way of mood than detail. No matter: it works for Karan’s shimmying, draping pieces.
And yes, you can see them all after the break. The ultra-sexy Isabeli Fontana, a topless Magdalena Frackowiak, Bond Girl-esque Karmen Pedaru, and barely-covered Emily DiDonato all feature on their own covers for the July/August 2014 issue of Lui Magazine. The covers were shot by Mark Segal. See the rest below.
With ruffled layers and tulle veils dusted with polka dots like rains of confetti, the Armani Privé fall 2014/15 couture collection had a doll-like magic. In just a few short words, the collection’s title somehow says it all: Red, white and black from a lacquer box. View the full Armani Privé collection here.
From Elena Perminova‘s thigh high boots and cowgirl sweater to Anya Ziourova’s mix of delicate lace and leather biker; the street style darlings were bringing it as usual on day 2 of Paris couture week. At the gallery, 10 of the best outfits to grace the streets.
From masculine tuxedo to full, feminine frocks; from Miroslava Duma’s voluminous coat to Ulyana Sergeenko’s floral silks and mysterious bucketed hat. Couture week always brings out the dressiest ensembles, and yesterday – day 1 of Paris fashion week, Haute Couture fall 2014 – was no exception. At the gallery: 11 looks from the street in Paris.