Dolce and Gabbana Fall 2013

Dolce and Gabbana’s Fall 2013 collection is quite literally inspired by classic art pieces.  The nature of the fashion beast is that nothing is entirely new.  With such a large number of fashion houses walking their collections two times a year, I find things getting mundane from time to time.  But I find absolutely nothing trite about this beautiful collection by DG.  Artistic, beautiful, flattering and intricate…the looks featured are some of my favorites.

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I strongly encourage you guys to check out this entire collection of 72 looks, courtesy of Refinery29.

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Fall Fashion Week Teasers

Greetings fabulous readers!  As most of you know, Fall Fashion Week(s) have been going down across the globe.  My personal favorite is London, where edgier street-styles rule the runway.  I’m still in the midst of researching the shows and compiling a more comprehensive post on my favorites, but in the mean time here are a few good links for you to check out from my foremothers, Refinery29 and Vogue.

Vogue London Fashion Week

Check out Vogue’s Ten Things I Loved About London Fashion Week Fall 2013.

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For more inclusive and extensive coverage for my serious students out there, peep Refinery29’s Fashion Month.

Peace, Love and Leopard!

Rihanna for River Island Shows at London Fashion Week (kinda, but not really though…)

Rihanna’s design collaboration with British high street brand River Island showed last night in London.  The British Fashion Council claimed that Rihanna was not part of the official London Fashion Week line up, and her show was held off-site of the official event.  Fashion critics and UK news publications are ripping Rih’s collection a new one, calling it “horrendous” “uninspired” “slutty” and “A fright night in K-Mart”.  ouch

I will leave the slander to the pros and  simply say that I find the collection quite lackluster and yes, uninspired.  I feel that this poor showing stems from a lack of actual hands-on effort and creativity from the superstar herself.  In short, her potential much outweighs her product.  According to sources, Rih didn’t have much to do with designing the line at all, but contributed most of her input to co-designer Adam Selman via phone-calls and video-chats.  But, in a Vogue UK interview with Selman, he had the following to say regarding their collaboration:

This collection is very based upon Ri’s style and her mood – so it’s evolved a lot. There were things that she couldn’t find in the shops – for example simple, black, beautiful dresses, so she created her own. She was really interested in how things sit on the models and how they’re cut. This all comes from her – it’s very personal. She’s at the top of her game right now in terms of her career and in herself. She’s in a really good place.

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Rihanna and co-designer Adam Selman

Below are some looks from the collection, straight from the runway.

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RI21RI22RI24I appreciate some of the more covered up looks and the minimalism of their design.  The entire collection has a markedly 90’s feel from the designs to the hair and makeup to the curvier models.  I like the unusual degree of diversity among the model line-up as well.

What do you guys think?

Shop the reasonably priced collection at River Island starting March 5th.  Peace.