Lunar, Geometric Splendor

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These two fashions from the Roksanda Resort 2016 collection are two fashions that I greatly admire. They are fashions that encompass a geometric modernity, bold colorations, and a subtle hint of a solar eclipse in the breathtaking, wondrous sky.

In these fashions, shapes and hues come together in an effortless way. The blocked colorations of black, off-white, white, pink, orange, and red create a contemporary design and structure that is simply marvelous. As you look at the dress with the a-line skirt (image left), you see rectangles, circular figures, and more, with defined, yet united edges–they are shapes that fit together as if puzzle pieces, they are shapes that collectively link. As you look at the dress with a form-fitting three-tiered skirt (image right), you see wraparound pinks, off-whites, and oranges creating a fantastic, vivid linkage of artistry–the smooth fabrics connect seamlessly.

There is this celestial atmospheric beauty to these fashions, circular orbs of moon-like appearance that bespeak to the extraordinary eclipses of the sky. In both fashions, a circle, a transformative moon, appears in all its enchanting glory. In the dress on the right, the eclipse boldly shows amid a backdrop of dark and light hues–the moon blocks the glowing solar light and materializes into a pitch black circle. The thin white borders surrounding the orb become the hints of the sun peaking around the moon, radiating in the Earth. In the dress on the left, it is as if the eclipse begins to disintegrate in a fascinating, otherworldly, magical way. The sphere embodies a mixture of black, gray, and white colorations that stretch and elongate, undergoing a mystical change–a change that leads to something unknown, a change that shows how vast and remarkable our universe truly is.

Image credits: Style.com

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The Pairing of Color

Within the incredible color spectrum, there are magnificent color hues of all different varieties–a plethora of dazzling shades. These engaging colors have a voice, emitting words of strength and sophistication, expressing confidence and liberation. Colors grasp your attention. They shine brightly for all to see. And when colors are paired together, something magical occurs…

In fashion, the relationships formed between individual color hues create something absolutely thrilling. Through these combinations, the colors voices and expressions unite with one another to create a feeling entirely of its own value and wonderful individuality. By embracing the unification of different shades and developing a fresh palette of distinction and allure, fashion sparkles in uniqueness. This couture season, two collections delved into the powerful pairing of color…

Armani Privé and Bouchra Jarrar.

Armani Privé

In this Fall 2014 couture collection, Armani explores the striking color combination of classic red and black. This pairing of memorable, powerful colorations gives off this undeniable feeling of strength. There is this distinct daringness housed within each breathtaking design. Red and black, when united, emanates confidence, an empowering stance of glorious beauty. The vivid red and black couture fashions in this collection, whether it be a stunning strapless dress of red encrustations and black netting, a lively red short-length suit, or a dark, leather top and lush outerwear coat, speak loudly and proudly.

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Bouchra Jarrar

Bouchra Jarrar emphasizes the timeless, sleek combination of neutral color hues in her Fall 2014 couture collection. This color pairing of dark and light shades, of white, off-white, gray, and black, breathes this aura of sophistication, of exquisite simplicity. A feeling of modernity thrives within these elegant designs of colorations of everlasting appeal. The couture fashions express this edgy, sporty look of contemporary beauty. With sharply polished, lined pants of glisten and zippered vests, tops, and dresses with leather accents in the neutral palette, the couture fashions speak with marvelous style.

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The shades of the color spectrum are beautiful. The shades of the color spectrum have a voice.

Photo Credits: Vogue

Boldness within Geometry and Color

A collection that is bold in its futuristic glory, in its strong geometric shapes and structures…

A collection that is bold in its inviting hues of warmth, in its inherent, lively confidence…

Collections that show the importance of standing strong and being unafraid.

Roksanda Ilincic

The fashions in this magnificent Resort 2015 collection are beautiful in their ability to bring to life the boldness and power within them, to allow these characteristics to shine freely for all to see. The strong designs are magnificent in their geometry–in their full circles, rectangles, and defined lines of straightness and slant. Each piece in the collection gives off this undeniable sense of modernity, this strong simplicity of brightly colored, sharp accents, this fresh, fluid look of the future. With aqua, yellow, dark blue, light pink, orange, green, black, and silver hues glistening on sharply structured, knee-length dresses, long overcoats, quilted sweatshirts and skirts, matching suits, and beautiful gowns of smoothness and texture, this collection is fearless.

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Alberta Ferretti

This Resort 2015 collection delves into the powers that color truly holds, the daringness and vivacity it beautifully emits. The collection shows how color has this ability to step forward and make a statement of energy and passion. The fashions in this collection delve into the vivid colorations of light and deep purples, bright oranges and yellows, exquisite mixtures of pink and reds. With these hues strongly merging within the collection’s feathered-like designs of majestic printed wings, with these hues merging within the collection’s watercolor fields of intermingled glory, with these hues being their own entity within the collection’s solid colored dresses, jackets, coats, skirts, and pants, this collection is striking.

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These collections show the boldness within geometry and color.

Photo Credits: Vogue

Simplicity and Intricacy Dazzling in the Sparkling Sunshine

Whether a piece of fashion is soft and simplistic or loud and intricately detailed…

Whether a piece of fashion is solidly hued and unembellished or a kaleidoscope of varieties and ornamentations…

Both pieces of fashion emit this wonderful, undeniable burst of energy. Both fashions give off this spirited warmth and endearing quality that captivates the eye and gravitates the mind. The simplicity or the intricacy delves deep into and thrives within the powers of design and artistic glory. For Resort 2015, there are two collections, Bottega Veneta and Louis Vuitton, that respectively explore these beauties and feelings of effortlessness and of embroidered, textured sensation.

Bottega Veneta

With a marvelous feeling of ethereality and glowing, floating vivacity, this collection really speaks to elegant easiness, to this sense of smooth, bright enthusiasm. There is this charming simplicity to each of the Bottega Veneta fashions, with beautifully fluid floral and tie dye colorations as printed accents. The glistening, sunny dresses accentuated with solid belts, the wonderful, matching button downs and skirts, the rosy printed trench coat, the exquisite, gentle gowns, the lightly hued pastel colorations of yellow, pink, blue, and purple, give off this summery, welcoming feel of delight.

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There is a gravitating mixture of prints, textures, and designs within this resort Louis Vuitton collection. There is this indisputable vigor housed within each embellished creation, this intricate splendor. The collection brings with it this artistic diversity, this wonderful distinctiveness inherent in each fashion. The boldly hued, sleek pants, the skirts and dresses of growing coral-like patterns and sparkling, glossy embellishments, the lacy tops and detailings, the overall feelings of daringness prospering within the red, aqua, yellow, black, and infinite other hues, give off this splendid gaiety and style.

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Simplicity and intricacy wonderfully shine.

Photo Credits: Vogue

Joy in the Summer Sun

With the sun beginning to escape from the covered, cloudy skies…

With the chilly temperatures beginning to be replaced by delightful warmness…

With wonderful, relaxing beaches, majestic blue waves, and fun-filled pools slowly beginning their emergence, entering the novel, brightly sparkling atmosphere…

The colder days of windy bursts of air and snowy mists are being forgotten. The warmer days of outdoor excitement and dazzling growth are being anticipated and readily welcomed.

And in excitement over those sunny, beautiful days in the growing glow of nature, in eagerness to dazzle on the sandy beaches, to explore around fresh lakes and ponds, to relax by vivid blue pools, to swim amongst the refreshing waters, and to wear bathing suits that emit your individualistic spirit into the glittering environment of radiance, here are an array of bathing suits from the past decades that exhibit the wonderful, undeniable beauty of history and the fantastic days of warmth and sun.

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The Locations of Modernity and Daring Fashions

Throughout history, there have been a variety of dazzling, meaningful locations that have allowed modernity to prosper. These locations ignored restrictions and welcomed radical ideas, the nonconforming populations of freeness and spirited joy. There was an undeniable lack of restraint in these worlds of sparkling change and daring action. There was an indisputable embracement of choice in these worlds of elimination of past moral judgments and removal of what is not of current, beautiful modernity. Throughout the changing times in society, these locations awakened sensual abandonments and independent thoughts. These were the locations of individuals. These were the locations of modern, bold fashions.

A wonderful variety of breathtaking fashions thrived within these magnificent places of delightful freedom. In these locations of sparkling thrill, fashions truly rose to their fullest power. They freely shined with an unforgettable boldness and a rejection of constraining ideologies. The fierce styles that emerged from the magical entrances of these novel locations carried within them this wonderful quality of modern beauty, this ability to to take hold of the contemporary and to never let it go. The fashions dazzled with this energetic movement, this inherent and viewable vivacity that twirled and danced to the sounds of the new world.

And one of these locations of modernity and daring fashions was the speakeasy.

During the 1920s, the times of prohibition in the United States, the times of the rejection of Victorian moral constraints, the times of the wonderful evolutions in the arts, the times of new, freeing fashions, the times of bold, powerful flappers…the speakeasies in America rose to great appeal and shined in their rejection of societal codes and repressive, moral rules. These significant locations of the Jazz Age did not let unjust laws or past ideologies prevent their existence and prevent their successful glorification of the modern world. In thrilling speakeasies, the illegal liquor flowed without constraint. The freeing, rich sounds of jazz played with a contagious beat. The past worlds of limitation were long forgotten. The independent, modern flappers gathered together in fearless dance, in fearless personality, and in fearless fashions.

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Fashions of the ’20s speakeasies and of the 1920s, in general, were fashions of independent strength and wonderful freedom. They were fashions that rejected the conservative, stationary corset styles before them. They were fashions of the flappers, fashions that roused liberating activity. In the speakeasy’s inviting air of modern warmth, flappers continued to do what they wish to do and wear what they wished to wear. They dazzled themselves in creations of loose-fitting, freeing glory, in fashions of sparkling, ornamented fearlessness. They dressed with fantastic confidence, without care about what others would say. In the speakeasy environment of welcomed wonderful variety and rejection of antiquated tradition, fashions of sparkling, embellished drop waist dresses and shining, colorful t-strap heels, fashions of lush fur coats and boldly jeweled headpieces, fashions of captivating silks and powerful velvets, fashions of unashamed individuality and of a hedonistic flavor spoke loudly and unforgettably, embracing modernity…

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The modern location in history stimulated freedom, choice, and daring fashion.