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Years after Alexander Wang brought it to the runway, sporty mesh is still being repurposed as high fashion. The intricate texture really brings out the beautiful lines of this ruffled skirt and crop top on Nausheen Shah at the Elie Saab couture show in Paris.
Italian blogger Gilda Koral Flora of Thank God It’s Friday wore a cool sculptural Rick Owens jacket to the designer’s show in Paris.
The lowly sweatshirt is getting embellished with jewels this fall. In this particularly pretty version, it’s a sweatshirt dress dripping with delicate crystals in faux-diamand and topaz form. Also note how she has smartly styled it with a crisp white button down underneath.
Welcome to Milan fashion week! First show: Gucci. We’ve seen a lot of black and white on the streets this season but not a lot of gray, which may be why this elegant and sporty look in gray and white seemed like such a breath of fresh air. Also note the boots – just above the ankle is the way to go for fall.
Russian Glamour‘s Oksana On wore a striking gray dress to the Roberto Cavalli show in Milan. As in many of the fall/winter 2013 shows, the clothes on the street have been getting more muted, save for the occasional fashion week peacock or two, with the focus shifting away from bright colors and returning to sharp tailoring.
One thing I have personally been obsessed with this past fall is sheer black stockings. Formerly relegated to the back of the drawer in favor of opaque tights, they’ve made a huge comeback. Always ahead of the curve, Caroline Seiber paired a gorgeous gray dress (gray – also very au courant) with sexy sheer black stockings at last February’s Theyskens’ Theory show.
We photographers have a certain obsession with Wonderland editor Julia Sarr-Jamois’ style, and it’s gotten even keener since the last Fashion Month. She is now a cover girl for J.Crew and in print ads all over the U.S. Obviously we aren’t alone in admiring her cool, individualistic style! At the Emporio Armani show she wore an abstract houndstooth print skirt paired with a gray sweatshirt and purple leopard print clutch. The bright red sunglasses that match the skirt are the crowning touch.
Born in the U.S. and raised in England, model Sojourner Morrell is one of the newer faces on the scene and one of my favorites. Outside Milk Studios she wore tough-cool layers of gray denim.
Vests have been a popular sartorial choice for men not just at this 1920s-themed party but on the streets of New York. Look for more of them when the weather gets cooler this fall.
Bright colors and kooky outfits may be catnip for street style photographers like me, but what do you wear if you want to look chic but professional for work? Lane Crawford’s Sarah Rutson sets the bar with her cool business attire. At Marni in Milan, she wore gray layers on top with a hint of pattern and embroidery at the sleeve, plus a luxe leather skirt with a slight teal sheen to it. Pulled together and gorgeous.
Style Bubble’s Susie Lau, aka Susie Bubble, was beautifully and quixotically attired all week, often opting for emerging designers or vintage when everyone else went for the big established names. At Lanvin in the Tuileries she wore a palette of grays, pinks and blues, spring’s new neutrals.
Though in my last post I complained about the sea of gray at NY Fashion Week, I’m now going to do a 180 and post this photo of a guy in gray. Why? Because saying one thing and turning around and doing the opposite is so fashion, darling!
But really: one advantage of a neutral palette is that it brings the focus to texture and material, like this chunky knit sweater under a herringbone wool coat and a plaid hat. The unzipped patent leather boots keep it from getting too conservative.