With Paris Fashion Week the fireworks of this 2-months long season have been lit. Magazines and online publications have flooded us with a diarrhea of images, reviews, looks, back stages, make-up and accessories. Moda Operandi has tempted us with trunk shows of Carven, Vionnet, Charlotte Olympia, Dries van Noten as if there were no future.
This is the first of a series which I called Trends Forward where I will address the trends of the season to come and show you how to incorporate them in the current one.
It may be the adrenaline of wanting what the runways have allured us with right now, it may be that we need to be forward, no matter what, since we've been like this since we remember the first Pitti Uomo show. Life is not a catwalk, you say, there are rare opportunities to wear the cover of Bazaar to work. Reality is, who's going to stop us from adapting the runway to our daily and feel like a princess? Or why not try and be happy to fit in the small bunch even when the bunch is far away. A blazoned slew of talented designers on their first collections as creative directors for historical fashion houses have wiped our eyes off with gorgeousness. Live streams and Instagram give us a pretty good idea of what it looks like sitting on first row.
To show my point.
Velvet Mary Janes with tweed hot pants or an intricately embroidered cardinal red dress with pointy flats, seen at Dolce & Gabbana: elegant and graceful flats.
An opening look with flat riding boots like Marni says it all.
Crown, brocade and flat oxford wingtips set the mood for a bad Lanvin girl.
Miuccia Prada docet: mean punk booties with fur jacket and crocodile bag.
The Olsen girls are the first ones to wear the collection which could be summed up as effortless chic, or as they described it 'easy without being easy'.
Flats during the day and in the evening are chic. It is just a state of mind: you got to try it. there's no such a thing in the outer world (being outside Miami) that platforms and skyscrapers heels are what to be worn to a business meeting or at night. It has nothing to do with being tall or short. It will just make you looking a chic million dollar babe. You can go against every rule that reigns in Miami and be elegant and chic without wearing heels. Here is all I could find in one website. My quest was outside Bal Harbour or the Design District, to show that you can be chic without compromising your paycheck. Good thing: they are all under $100 and this was just one website so that the shipping fees are saved too. They are modern, perfect, relatively good looking, they give a first good impression and they are not knock offs.