Thursday, March 26, 2015

Fall 2015 Ready to Wear Inspirations: Capes



The allure of the cape is that it is a garment that conceals and is filled with mystery but the draw is that its element of concealment is ultimately what makes it standout. Capes were a major trend on the runway for the Fall 2015 ready to wear season shown in many silhouettes and fabrics from flowy, innocent chiffon and lace to regal long wool and fur versions. The only cape I’ve ever worn is a vintage fur capelet belonging to my grandmother and when I would put it on I would immediately feel nostalgia for a more sophisticated time. A time when people dressed up for their nightly dinners and when they went out they accessorized with their best jewels, silk gloves, and perhaps a fur capelet. Life was an event to dress for and looking your best was expected. This idea of making a point to get dressed for everything you do has very much evolved today, but the allure and mystery of the cape is in full force this fashion season.

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Passion Pays: The Fashion IPO Pt. 3- Marc Jacobs

Marc Jacobs Fall 2015

It’s no secret that Marc Jacobs has been readying his brand for an Initial Public Offering. Making adjustments such as leaving his post at Louis Vuitton, hiring a CEO, and shuttering the Marc by Marc Jacobs line to ready the brand for expansion. And it’s about time…


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Thursday, March 19, 2015

The 1920’s: An Era That Roared for Individuality, Liberty & Independence


This month's "Decades" post is brought to you by Sacha Wilson @fashionhistoria on Instagram.  An account that in a witty and engaging tone tells the stories of fashion's history from as far back as the 1800’s to today. Keep reading for her narrative of fashion in the liberating 1920’s…

 Vogue, 1928 photographed by Edward Steichen

As the First World War met its end and the women’s rights movement took prominence, the 1920’s shook the core of America’s traditional values, resulting in the emergence of the iconic period of ‘The Roaring Twenties’. The few lucky young men, who once never thought they would make it out of the war alive, returned home with their sense of “live every moment like it’s your last”. Women, who were now granted the right to vote, were in the workforce and in colleges in record numbers. The sweet taste of life outside of simple housework had provided these women personal and financial independence, and as their men returned home they made it clear they had no intention of giving it all up. The war had put the United States on the map and prosperity for the middle class ensued, inspiring a sense of optimism, relaxation and rebellion. The nation’s newfound perspectives translated into just about every aspect of the American way and fashion was no exception.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Fall 2015 Fashion Trends: Paris


Balmain Fall 2015 

What I loved most about fashion week:

On the Runway: Paris never disappoints on the runway. The level of luxury in the garments and the styling is the highest in the industry. The shows that resonated with me most were Fausto Puglisi’s rejuvenation of Emanuel Ungaro, the Edward Scissorhands, Victorian collection from Alexander McQueen, and how cleverly Giambattista Valli mixed prints and fabrics in his collection. The most exciting moment of the week was the resurgence of Zoolander and Hansel on the Valentino runway to promote Zoolander 2. Seeing Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson was completely unexpected and it will be interesting to see how the movie parodies the fashion industry in the sequel.


Major trends from Paris Fashion Week after the jump…

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fall 2015 Fashion Trends: Milan



Fendi Fall 2015 Milan Fashion Week
What I loved most about fashion week:

On the Runway: The focus on luxury and regal dressing in the Milan collections was the biggest draw for me. From the velvet and embroidery at Alberta Ferretti to lace gloves at No.21 and the full leather looks at Tod’s. Italy is home to some of the best fabrics in the world and the designers this season took full advantage of this such as Etro’s interior design prints and the double knit jersey at Prada that gave a slick neoprene feel to the looks. This type of sophistication gives substance to the collections and allows for the history of the country and the brand to be reflected in the clothes.

Major trends from London Fashion Week after the jump…

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Origins: A Year With The Style Weaver: My Story



The Style Weaver is one year old! First, I want to say thank you to everyone who has stopped by, posted comments, read the posts or watched the videos. I hope you’ve been inspired by the stories of the greats in fashion, while learning about the best brands and designers that have created a global business from their passion for fashion, style, and luxury. This blog has provided an outlet for me to read, research, and write about the things I’ve always wanted to know about fashion while sharing my thoughts on an industry I have been passionate about for many years. From Origins to Passion Pays to the new Decades series everything I write about represents my curiosities and interests as they relate to the industry.  So much has happened this year to influence what you see on the blog today, and in this post I’m going to take you on the journey I took to create The Style Weaver, so here we go. This is my story…so far, anyway...

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