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

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

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

The Blooming Beauty of Spring

With the disappearance of frigid temperatures…With the emergence of the welcoming sun…

With the stoppage of misty flurries and flakes of snow…With the presence of sparkling clarity and blooming beauty…

Spring has arrived.

Spring is a magical time of the year in which the coldness of previous months blows away, as an unparalleled welcoming warmth and awakening natural presence enters in a twirl of delightful energy and spirit. It is a time of the year in which nature has the ability to grow, to rise out of the once frigid ground and sprout in the new, fresh air of colorful, twinkling beauty. During spring, there is an appreciation for all that is in the natural world, for all the exquisiteness that the dazzling flowers, fresh greenery, majestic trees full of leaves emits into the atmosphere. Spring is a time when brightness is able to emerge in a graceful swirl of determination, allowing people to lay outside under the sun among nature’s blooming elements. And this wonderful beauty of spring shines and comes to life through painting and fashion, through Vincent van Gogh and Marni’s Spring 2014 RTW collection.

Vincent van Gogh created various paintings that evoke the beauties housed within nature and the beauties housed within the awakening atmosphere of spring. Through his thick, bold brushstrokes and use of breathtaking, rich coloration, he brings forth spring’s flowering strength and memorability, nature’s fantastic qualities of clarity and variety.

Whether it be his Daubigny’s Garden which heightens nature’s eternal beauty, spring’s world of vivacity, its fluid serenity of movement that flows wonderfully through each freeing stroke of paint…

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Whether it be his View of Arles Flowering Orchards which brings forth nature’s infinite kaleidoscopic presence, spring’s world of lovely brightness and various coloration, its magical blooming of life that shows through the orchard’s sprouting lands of textured growth…

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Spring rises and thrives. And it only comes to life further by the designer Consuelo Castiglioni in the Spring 2014 RTW Marni collection.

The flowers of Van Gogh and the flowers of spring sprout to life through fashion in this collection of nature’s vivacity and spirit. Spring is exhibited in its dazzling growth, in its blooming beauty of brilliant flowers and in its joyful atmosphere of creation. Spring shows its awakening enthusiasm, its desire to produce emotion and evoke the senses. Through fantastic use of textured appliqués and beautiful creativity, nature rises out of the fabric and spring fully shines in its wonders as it delightfully grows in the world.

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Spring states its presence–its unconfined beauty stands out. Through vibrant, sparkling hues of red, orange, aqua blue, light pink, yellow, and green…through the feelings of warmth and vivacity emitted from the fashions, the changing of the seasons is recognized.

Through Vincent van Gogh and the Marni collection, spring is embraced.

Spring comes to life.

Photo Credits (Marni Spring 2014): Vogue

A Joyous, Romantic Disappearance of the Cold

With the crystal snow blowing down from the cloudy winter sky…

With the chilly winds dropping the temperatures on the busy New York City streets…

New York Fashion Week continued on with a power and force that is undeniable.

For this Fall 2014 fashion week season, NYC was able to look past the frigid, bad weather and move forward, producing collections that were memorable in their design, structure, and individuality. On the runway, the weather forecasts were long forgotten, as warm energy rushed around in the atmosphere of fashion, creating an aura of strength and beauty. The collections this season are truly stunning in their wide array of unique elements, in their abilities to minimize and maximize, to look to the past, as well as look toward the future. Whether it is Diane Von Furstenberg’s bright, exciting collection of retro and modern flowers and golden dresses or Vera Wang’s dark, romantic collection of natural and stunning designs, the fashions of this Fall 2014 New York Fashion Week season are simply beautiful.

Diane Von Furstenberg

In this collection, Furstenberg beautifully combines what is retro and modern to form fashions that are brightly joyful and full of charming, wild fun. The fashions have within them this inherent zestful energy, this wonderful presence of excitement and thrill. Each fashion that walked down the runway holds within it this loudness, this ability to transfix the viewer on their retro prints and modern twists. With a focus on floral elements, a unique array of colorful, printed flowers were presented along with the other brilliant geometric lines and shapes. Besides these fantastic, cheery fashions, there were also a breathtaking collection of energetic, gold dresses presented. These golden dresses hold within them that same charming fun with touches of redefined regality, as well.

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With wrap dresses and shirts of fun, bold prints, airy blouses, creative sweaters, short and long printed outerwear coats, knee-length and longer skirts, fearless colored pants, joyous dresses and short golden gowns with shimmering, scalloped edges and v-cuts of lace and brocade details…with satin, fur, velvet, and sheer…with geometric, flowered, and star prints, with colors of black, gray, gold, red, purple, blue, yellow, maroon, pink, orange, and gold…All the fashions glistened in a magnificent way and gave off this feeling of thrill that was spectacular.

Vera Wang

With a transfixing, mysterious darkness that traveled within each fashion on the runway, with untamed elegance, sensual mystery, and natural sentiment and beauty, Vera Wang’s Fall 2014 collection is mesmerizing in its breathtaking midnight hued romanticism. The designs carry within them this magical, naturalistic quality. There is this closeness to the untamed environment, to this raw expression and vitality. The designs carry within them this wide array of deep, obscure emotions. Within the fashions, an unmistakable passion is heightened, a captivating eeriness is strengthened. There is something hidden within the fashion, some fascinating secret, some impenetrable, dark vision.

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With a dark color palette of gray, black, moss-green, navy blue, and dark brown, this collection of black outerwear coats, of plaid suits, dresses, skirts, pants, sweaters, and button downs, of shadowy leather shirts, skirts, pants, jackets, and gloves, of water colored, flowered sheer gowns and long skirts, of naturalistically embellished knee-length skirts and tops, of shimmering dresses, of glistening, matching black blazers, of dark stunning gowns of breathtaking elegance with sheer and lace details, of brooches of nature’s creations, and of fur vests and scarfs, these fashions of Wang’s Fall 2014 collection were spectacular.

The chilly New York City air marvelously disappeared this Fall 2014 New York Fashion Week season.

Photo Credits: Vogue

A World of Many Definitions

Today’s world of couture is a world full of many definitions. Contemporary couture does not have a set look, a set, mundane appearance. In fashion’s modern environment, couture does not have a set of unbreakable restrictions, a set of guidelines or rules that prohibit creativity and modernity to rise to the surface, basking on the runway’s glow. Nothing is holding designers back. Nothing is stopping uniqueness from reaching its fullest potential. With newness and change, fashion has taken couture and redefined it in many different ways, created its many bold forms. Rather than concrete, couture is something airy and free, something that has the ability to alter and transform into something magical.

With the beautiful Spring 2014 couture collections appearing on the runways, this modern world of couture is shown. There is an inventiveness, a wonderful imaginative quality that allows it to shine. Whether it is Valentino’s nature infused designs of animals, plants, and creation or Maison Martin Margiela’s wonderful collection of printed, ornamented mixtures, both collections show the modern world of haute couture, with all of its vivacity and beauty.

Valentino

A wonderland of creation, of the rise of nature’s elements, of animals developing, of plants growing and flower blooming, of life taking form, Valentino’s Spring 2014 couture collection is absolutely magnificent in its ability to capture the wonders of nature and the beauties that it holds within its infinite paths. There is something so marvelous about these designs, something so breathtaking about their thematic elements on origination and natural development. It seems as if each fashion took a part of the outdoors and emphasized it in a way that was unforgettable. The viewer can not help but be drawn to both the intricate and simple pieces of the collection, seeing the wonders of nature blossom boldly and majestically.

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With accents of sheer, regal lace, and bold feathers…with designs and prints of plants, butterflies, lions, tigers, and cheetahs…with glitter, beading, and floral encrustations… with breathtaking gowns, oversized coats, daring capes, and skirts…with earthy and rich hues of moss-green, dark and light brown, off white, black, gold, gray, and red…the couture fashions in this collection of nature are exquisite.

Maison Martin Margiela

Unique, delightful wildness, uncontrollable spontaneity and thrill, Maison Martin Margiela’s Spring 2014 couture collection is incredible! Each piece in this collection is innovative, each piece carries something bold and fresh within it. In each fashion on the runway, commonness is pushed aside. Repetition is nonexistent. Margiela created a collection that houses within it a lively, individualistic mixture of colors, prints, materials, and designs. The pieces are extraordinary in their artistry and loud expression. Choice and freedom is powerfully embraced as a wonderfully chaotic voice of variety speaks for all to hear. In this collection, the modernity of couture rises to the surface.

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With prints of antique brocade, florals, stars, tattoo designs, and retro and geometric patterns…with accents of glitter, sheer, and foil-like wrapping material…with a variety of embellishments, glitter, and shine…with colorful striped pants, t-shirts, skirts, modern dresses, printed pants and matching jackets, short mod dresses, oversized coats, fearless trenches, printed kimonos, arm-wear of decorative eyes…with kaleidoscopic hues…the couture fashions in this collection of excitement are dazzling.

Today’s world of couture is certainly a world full of many definitions.

Photo Credits: Vogue