Having been in the fashion industry since the mid Sixties (first as a publicist then as a fashion designer), Carolina Herrera is an unstoppable trendsetter who always listens to the changes the modern society slowly embraces, never underestimating its power. The Carolina Herrera resort 2017 collection follows this philosophy, adopting the kind of technologic change the society has been demanding from the fashion industry for the past few years now.
Like Jeremy Scott and Tisci (just to name a few), she also concentrates all of her efforts towards targeting a younger, tech enthusiastic audience, who is all about sharing, confrontation and immediate response. For the first time ever, Carolina Herrera’s collection has made its debut on a social media, namely Snapchat, officially paving the way for a soon-to-be indisputable and replicated trend.
“We like to be the first to try things. It’s a way for us to reach new demographics — a broader demographic,” president and chief executive officer of Carolina Herrera, Francois Kress told Business of Fashion, who is clearly not giving up on his opinion of Carolina being a trendsetter.
To reinforce this concept, and to attract an even broader millennial audience, the iconic fashion house let 16-year-old actress Kiernan Shipka star in the collection’s lookbook, confirming Herrera’s willingness to study and learn everything from what is regarded as today’s most powerful (not only fashion-wise) generation.
“When we talk about bringing Carolina Herrera to a younger audience, we already have things for them (to buy). We also certainly want to plant the seeds for the future, whether it be for a formal occasion, or a wedding, or daywear,” continued Kress.
And to deeply plant such seeds, Herrera skillfully opted for an appealing marketing strategy, which is not only linked to the collection’s Snapchat unveiling, but to its fashion legacy as well.
This Carolina Herrera resort 2017 collection takes Herrera’s signature dramatic style just to turn it into a more glam rock, fresh kind of fashion, unveiling both colorful, cheerful pieces and intricately embellished proposals. Gowns adorned with gems, cascades of shimmery pearls and loads of tulle fabrics are thus alternated with more clean-cut, traditional ensembles, such as sinuous striped dresses and peplum blouses.
To fully charm current millennials, the collection veered to symmetric cut-outs, cute bows and feminine sweetheart necklines too, perfectly representing those consider fashion as something to feel cute and ethereal in. Those who like fashion to be unconventional and edgy, on the other hand, can then count on billowy cropped tops, multi-colored high-waisted shorts and sequined short culottes, which will surely fly off the shelves soon during next year’s trans-seasonal months.
Overall, the collection clearly denotes the label’s willingness to provide us with something to wear in our free time, whether we prefer fancier or more elegant kinds of fashions. It’s wearable and covetable, and the fact that it debuted on Snapchat surely creates a sort of momentum.
“For us, the bottom line is that we’re trying to stay as relevant and desirable as we have been for 35 years,” concluded Kerr, in what subtly appears to be an intriguing promise.
A beautiful must-have box bag from Mark Gross, this Grace Box Rattan Bag in ivory color is sure to be an added treasure to your growing bag collection.
Tickle the fancy of everyone by bringing it with you as you stroll along the park or at the beach and we bet that onlookers will probably think you are bringing a cute grown-up version of a lunch box. Don’t be surprised if people will come forward to you and ask “Is it picnic time yet?”
Made from textured leather and woven rattan, this bag also features gold-tone hardware with its signature red lining. It has a fold-over hinged box top with push-lock closure, interior zip pocket an exterior key accent with pocket detail.
This lovely box rattan bag stunner also has a detachable shoulder strap. You can wear it as a shoulder bag or hold it with you hands.
It measures 8.5′ x 6.5′ x 4.25′ (W x H x D) inches, priced at $2195 or €1979 euro.
As many of you know, I've had a Fendi thing for a while now. The 2Jours, the 3Jours, the fun charms, the Peekaboo and, of course, the classics--Fendi finds a way to make it all feel new every season, with new embellishments, themes and sizes. I, personally, like this approach. Stick with the bags doing really well for you, update them often, and then offer a new silhouette every so often to keep your lineup fresh: it's a great brand strategy.
The Fendi Baguette can easily be considered one of the most iconic bags of the modern handbag era; it started out among fashion people and crescendoed with Carrie Bradshaw and the many versions she carried on Sex and the City. I had my hands on one of the newer versions in the past few weeks and fell in love.
The Fendi Baguette Whipstitch Leather Shoulder Bag pairs the expected shape with an added whipstitch trim touch. Keeping in line with what many bag designers are moving toward, the guitar shoulder strap is removable and the sample Fendi sent me to play with had a matching whipstitch shoulder strap, which really makes the bag pop. The best part: Fendi has a plethora of strap options (some of my favorite are here, here, here, here and here) so you can customize your bag any way your heart desires.
As for the bag itself, the FF buckle stands front and center and obscures a snap closure, and the interior has fabric lining and one zip pocket. I love the length of the shoulder strap, and because the bag is a bit more compact, it's lightweight. This is just a super cool version of the Baguette that doesn't need to be carried only at night or with a nicer outfit; it's ready for daily use and that's exactly why I love it so much.
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Black leather WOC with studs, SGD3470, black leather and golden metal brooch,SGD620, golden metal bracelet, SGD940
It’s the collection between Métiers d’Art and F/W16, and what Chanel likes to call its‘starting point’ for the coming season. Based loosely around its previous haute couture collection, this one is definitely best-suited for those who love classic Chanel, because it’s a collection that’s full of it, from pearls and leather chain-link accessories to bags and SLGs in black and gold, all perfect accompaniments for that glitzy night out on the town.
Golden exotic and black leather WOC, SGD4580, black resin and metal gold cuff with fantasy pearls, SGD1870, golden metal earrings, SGD990
Navy blue leather bag with herringbone pattern, SGD4950, black leather and golden metal belt, SGD1040
And because the full collection isn’t in the stores yet (it’s still the Métiers d’Art and the S/S16 collections selling at boutiques now), I’ll just leave you with some stills of the gorgeous bags and accessories for now and do another update soon in the coming weeks. Enjoy.
Valentino is making a resounding quick-witted comeback with its Rockstud Quilted Bag that looks absolutely a million-dollar beauty in all its angles. The Rockstud Bag already earned its name, it is a popular accessory from Valentino but for this season, the creative team behind this fashion brand designed the Rockstud shoulder bags with quilt effect.
Though Chanel is undeniably known for its quilted bags, Valentino on the other hand is quietly making a big competition with its quilting and studding effects that makes its bags stand out from the crowd.
Part of Valentino’s 2016 Fall Collection, we are definitely eyeing this Rockstud Quilted Bag. We are predicting that this will be another “IT” bag to watch out for, so make sure to include it on your list.
Aside from the diamond quilt and rockstuds, we are amazed by the eye candy color! The light peachy color looks feminine yet with a modern touch. And oh, the delicate chain is also swoon-worthy!
The interior features one internal patch pocket and zip pocket, measuring 10 x 20 x 5 (H x W x D) cm, priced at $2375 USD or €1550 via Luisa Via Roma.
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The iconic Lady Dior bag is the most coveted Dior bag of all time. Yes, it is that famous. It comes in different sizes and materials but this time around, the Lady Dior is in a mini version with a Jeweled Swan effect.
If you take a good look at it, this bag screams fashion attention as if telling the world “Look at me, look at me.” A classic bag on its own, the Lady Dior already made its name but it keeps coming back for more. Talk about surprises, this mini bag is in black ceramic-effect deerskin with an embroidered jeweled swan on the front.
A timeless classic, it is also made up of silver-tone jewelry. The D,I,O,R charms also added a beautiful effect to this equally beauty of a bag. It has a chained shoulder strap so you can carry it over the shoulder, cross body or just carry it in your hands.
It measures 17 x 15 x 17 cm. Price is still not yet published but once we get the word, we’ll let you know first hand.
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