February 26, 2012
by fashion pulse contributor
[All Images via Style.com]
T by Alexander Wang continues to wow us by doing what Wang does best: gauzy, over sized and uncomplicated knitwear, effortless maxis, and basics that are none other but manageable. Simple never looked so good. For Fall 2012, T by Alexander Wang introduced full-length leather pants (at $995, they’re a bit pricier than the rest of the line) alongside more feminine pleated skirts and cropped knit tops. The neoprene dresses are anything but submissive, yet parallel the rest of the mainly black, grey, teal and ruby collection rather nicely.
Fendi’s Fall 2012 collection of contrasts is nearly indescribable. Who knew nature and artificiality could compliment each other so well? The usage of furs and skins against streamlined skirts demanded attention, and we were equally as intrigued by the crown of warrior-like braids. Coats prevailed as the must-have item in the collection, however handbags came in at a close second place.
The collection was both dark and fresh, introducing subtle color blocking with burgundy and emerald. Those snake-like leggings were reminiscent of Avatar, and when paired with lace-up and furry boots, they were super sexy. With so much going on, it’s clear that Fendi is looking forward to the future of fashion.
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February 13, 2012
by fashion pulse contributor
[Images via Elle.com]
Max and Lubov Azria chose to tell a wild tale of good-girl-turned-bad in a collection centered around bondage dresses. However, the unexpected twist came at the bottom of one of the dresses where we saw an obvious pleating detail. It gave the clothing space for some breathability and movement, while it remained form-fitting up top. The models juxtaposed hard and soft while caged into their apparel via thick leather harnesses, buckling them in around their waists and shoulders. Still, nothing looked too dominatrix thanks to the dresses hitting around mid thigh in length. In an otherwise serious fall palette of black and browns, we did get pops of peach and red, not to mention some fur and studs.
July 24, 2010
If there is one thing that is essential in fashion, it’s combining comfort with style. Because who doesn’t like to feel and look fantastic in the clothes that they love? I know I do! This slouchy pant is truly one of a kind; a HUGE step up from the classic sweatpants with its pleated top, fitted shape, and cuffed ankles. Slap on with a pair of rockin’ pumps and you’ll discover that these Cuffed Slouchy Sweatpants, $24.50, can even make a drawstring look chic!
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February 25, 2009
Via our lovely friends at thefind.com:
The look in pleated skirts has gotten increasingly smaller and smaller – no we’re not talking the size of the actual skirt, I’m talking about the width of the pleats. Used to be pleated skirts were more school-girl style – and those are definitely still adorable! – but the latest trend is a more flowing, pleated look. These are great because they’re not as structured and therefore a little more forgiving in terms of how they fit and look on different body types.
These are especially great in solid colors, when you need a basic bottom but want something with a little more flare. Don’t forget to add a more structured top – like a boxy jacket or a fitted sweater or blouse. You’ll need to balance out the movement on the bottom with something more close-fitting on top.