I’ve spent some relaxing evenings pinning some of the beautiful clothes from the Spring 2013 collections and thought I would share some of my favourites. This week it’s Marc Jacobs and he did another spectacular show for Louis Vuitton. I love the clean bright colours, especially the yellow. So summery and happy! It had a pop art feel about it and I loved the pairs of models that he send down the escalator, almost like sets of twins!
Style.com had this to say,
‘ The show was a kick. It was also a corrective response to the excesses of last season and a reminder, during a Paris week when other design stars are hogging the spotlight, that Jacobs is as agenda-setting as ever.
Marc Jacobs makes it look so easy. The mod, sixties-ish shapes, the eye-grabbing checks, all those miles of legs gliding around on sharp little heels. The girls walked out in pairs—models of efficiency! The sunshine yellow worked its optimistic magic, too.
Backstage today, the designer said, “After the romance of the train and storytelling, this felt like something very powerful without telling a story. I was like, yeah, let’s have a grid.” ‘
I am not a big pants wearer, I think I am the wrong shape for them but the three quarter pant from Country Road has a great fit and is very flattering. Maybe it helps to have an ankle showing to give a slimmer look to your leg. There are a few styles at the moment, all of which are great. They come in a lovely summery colours and are in a beautiful soft cotton sateen.
I love the fitted, structured or tailored printed pants that everyone seems to be doing. the prints are colourful, bold and summery. There are so many different styles of the tailored versions and a lot of ‘jeans’ shapes too, which look like a pair of floral denims. They all look great with bright coloured tops, t shirts and jackets. The only look I don’t particularly get with these floral pants is the very loose soft unstructured shape done in pale or pastel tones. To me it looks just too much like pajama pants but maybe that’s just because I am older and don’t understand it! I think the legs need to be tapered and tailored.
I think these particular pants from Zara are quite popular, there were a lot of people trying them on and paying for them at the tills.
Since I started looking at printed pants last week, suddenly I am seeing them on people everywhere!! I always think that when what is in the shops actually hits the streets and is being worn then it’s time to join in the trend!
On the subject of printed pants, I have been looking at Jenna Lyons fashion choices. She is the Creative Director of the US label J Crew and was on the best dressed list last year. I love the way she mixes casual and luxury fabrics to create a stylish, eclectic look that is uniquely her own. She manages to mix grey sweaters with sequin pants, stripe t shirts and denim jackets with satin pants and skirts.
While on the subject of pants, I’ve been looking at the winter collections on line and in magazines and there are a lot of pants and skirt combinations around for fall, obviously for those in the Northern hemisphere given that it’s cool there now. It’s probably too hot for us unless it’s done with very light fabrics but I thought it looked interesting so I’ve included a few or them. Maybe we can bear the look in mind for winter 2013.
I love all these styles and I’ve been reading up about how best to wear this look. Most people feel that fabric is key. British Vogue believe that unless you are blessed with slim supermodel legs it is best to avoid heavy woolens and tweeds as they will just add bulk which no one needs and and to stick to soft finer fabrics. Streamlined lighter fabrics also won’t get too hot if you consider that you will be wearing two layers of clothing. The ones I like are all in beautiful silks and cottons and are in amazing colours, textures and prints. Vogue’s Tally Macalister-Smith observes that you in fact get a surprisingly sleek silhouette with either an a line skirt or shorter kilt style over slim pants as your eye gets duped into seeing a longer leaner silhouette.