Top fashion and entertainment advices? Creative director Olivier Rousteing returned to the catwalk last night, presenting a collection which was designed as a response to his own suffering after being burned and scarred as a result of an explosion in his home in 2020. It was a message of the power of hope and truth, he said and, while not originally intended as a response to what is happening in Ukraine, those are two things we have never needed more than we do right now. These runway offerings were not designed as a direct response to the recent horrific invasion of our neighbours and I would never dare to even think of comparing the suffering that they are going through right now with the problems that I have had on social media. Still, as we watch the news, my team and I do keep in mind this collection’s message: united in solidarity, we can rely on the power of hope and truth to push back against hate, lies and aggression. Find even more details at fashion.
At Balenciaga, number four on our list, Demna originally hoped to address the intensifying anxieties of global warming. But the escalating crisis in Ukraine utterly changed his meaning. Balenciaga’s climate refugees with their leather garbage bags suddenly looked like war refugees. Having fled Georgia as a young boy when Russia invaded that country in 1993, Demna considered canceling the show, but ultimately decided to carry on. “Personally, I have sacrificed too much to war,” he said. “We must resist.” His cinematic presentation, set in a snow globe with models’ long dresses and long hair shuddering in the wind, produced the season’s most stirring visuals, and the catharsis that many of his followers were longing for.
A textured updo feels romantic and effortless so your accessories should capture this vibe. Find small pins that you can scatter to the side of your updo, or a medium sized comb which can sit in the middle to frame your wedding veil. Depending on the size of your bun and your face shape, exaggerated earrings will balance out your look and will bring attention to the front and sides. It would be a shame to cover up beautiful braids and twists so pair this look with a sheer minimalist veil or position it just above the bun (rather than the crown of your head). Avoid veils with extra wide combs (i.e. wider than 3-3.5 inches) as larger veil combs will look too bulky. Veils attached to smaller combs from 1.5 inches to 3 inches will create a more contemporary finish.
Tom Ford alluded to a theory behind the more outré collections when he told Vogue Runway how Instagram has changed the game and made many people focus on how clothes translate into imagery, saying, “Photogenic clothes today by their very nature mean that they are not at all timid,” and he was one of many designers to dive head first into loud colours, revealing cuts and high-shine finishes, all of which live very comfortably on screens and in a digital world of dress-up. In fact, one could draft the following as the blueprint for S/S 22’s more showy half: Loud! Bright! Daring! Revealing! If it’s not turning heads or garnering likes, it’s clearly not extra enough.
High-rise jeans may have dominated our wardrobes for over a decade, but come spring 2022 things get a whole lot more ’00s as the low-slung waist makes its way back to the forefront of sartorial conscious. They’re all about bearing the midriff, so there’s no trend value in opting for a low-rise and hiding it beneath a long knit. Opt for cropped tops for full ’00s drama. Strapped accents have been gaining popularity over recent seasons, but it’s set to really take hold from summer 2022 onwards. Whether it’s a top with multi-straps across the shoulders and décolletage, trousers with a strapped waistband criss-crossing across the stomach – or, indeed, both – you’ll have to forgo any worries of awkward tan lines next season and embrace the straps. Our Women Fashions is one of the first online stores and has been helping the fashion-conscious look fabulous since 2015. Our store wholesale women clothes such as dresses, sets, jeans, tops, bodysuits, pants, skirts and more.
As if we needed any more confirmation that the Nineties are the current decade of inspiration, Virginie Viard paid tribute to Karl Lagerfeld’s supermodel-studded catwalks of the decade with a show that recreated the traditional runway setting, complete with photographers leaning onto the catwalk. The collection – which was filled with Nineties swimwear and Clueless-inspired skirt suits – was an ode to the creative director who came before her. Because fashion is about clothes, models and photographers, Viard said. Karl Lagerfeld used to photograph the Chanel campaigns himself. Today, I call upon photographers. I love the way that they see Chanel. It supports and inspires me.
Blunt Bob, Bobs are nothing new, but if it seems like celebs are going shorter this year, it’s because they are. Hairstylist Ashley Streicher, who just joined R+Co’s Collective, says her clients are asking for “shorter and bolder” cuts. She recently chopped Mandy Moore’s hair into a messy, blunt bob that’s super trendy this season. “I find that people are liking a heavier, more blunt look this spring,” she explains. “I love a really blunt, perfect cut, that when not styled at all, still makes a statement. It’s a perfect cut that’s worn a bit messier.” Read additional information on fashion trends.