One Shoulder dresses were seen on almost every catwalk for the Cruise Collections so this won’t be the first montage of images sporting the look. Although Mizrahi has recently moved to help revamp the Liz Claiborne look, he found time to hit a home run with his latest Cruise collection. The styles showcased were ladylike and simplistic. The lines were clean and flattered the female form. Cinched waists were seen throughout – and once again we see the flower playing a part in fashion, this time on the waist (as opposed to the shoulder, hair or lapel). I didn’t think I would be a fan but after re-examining the look I am in love!
As a side note, it was an interesting idea to keep the makeup and hair as nude and simple as possible. The eye is instantly focused on the clothing and the model is definitely an after thought. DVF could stand to take a hint or two here. For her Cruise Collection I was too focused on the gigantic bows strapped to the models’ heads to take a second glance at what wrap dresses she would be releasing this time around.
Kors has only just recently opened a store in London and from I can ascertain it has become quite the place to be seen flashing the cash. I have been wearing Michael Kors for years and more than once have been asked where I purchased a dress only to be met with a blank stare when I would mention his name at a London party. So I am very pleased to welcome him into the London fashion fold. He is an American classic and the closest thing to Ralph Lauren that I can find on the catwalk. His cruise collection is yet another reason for me to make sure the American Express black card is in full working order. And what did I say about the one shoulder trend here?
Bold colours, bold prints: it’s what we have come to expect from Matthew Williamson. After his successful sell out at H&M he has become more of a household name than ever. Again we see a great emphasis on the waist with cinched dresses and skirts or belt detailing. The gold jacket is to die for! Please God, don’t let there be a waiting list!