It Appeal: Couture Class Denim

Milan Fashion Week always offers a mélange of pop coloured hues as the city’s bowerbirds do their best to stand out in the street style stakes, and the scene at Giambattista Valli’s collaboration with 7 For All Mankind at 10 Corso Como was no different.

The denim giant teamed up with Giambattista Valli to fashion a contemporary capsule collection, dominated by a bright palette of blush tones. ‘Denim fascinates me, as I am naturally drawn to exploring new grounds,’ explained the couture designer. ‘In this respect, 7 For All Mankind is an excellence, so pairing with them came as a natural choice. I used denim as a canvas onto which to project my vision. I worked on both shapes and fabrics, delivering jeans with a strong identity, quite unique for cut and treatment.’

The collection reinterprets the high-waisted skinny jean and wide-legged flare in salmon, blood red, magenta and a rather bold black and white big cat print. Priced from £210, the denim collection is available globally today through the jeans brand’s points of sale.

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It Appeal: Shrimp time!

Shrimps designer Hannah Weiland (star) trekked through Oz’s Emerald City for A/W 2015. Citing the work of German artist Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix, Weiland also toyed with new illustrative motifs and introduced tweed skirts and a striking Seventies palette for her signature faux furs. Leopard also roared into the equation, while on the footside she has once again teamed up with Sophia Webster on her furry kicks.

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Trending: Mary Katrantzou’s flared focus

Ahead of her upcoming London Fashion Week show, Mary Katrantzou’s first Prefall collection offers a sneak peak at what we may expect on the runway. Like many of NYFW’s A/W 2015 collections Katrantzou appears to be in a Seventies spin. Paisley, check and houndstooth take over flared pant silhouettes and Mod dress shapes in a retro renascent colour palette. For Prefall the designer has moved away from her signature digital prints almost entirely, instead working with vintage-like British heritage fabrications to explore texture and fine craftsmanship. Her playfulness, however, remains precisely in tact with the season’s paisley motif crafted from a string of typewriter keys, fused with pencils, brogue details, and clocks and symbols, just as houndstooth bricks are cut from postage stamps.

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Spy: Isa Arfen A/W 2015

In celebration of Isa Arfen’s A/W 2015 collection editors put their fashion hats on hold for a Valentine’s karaoke session at Winnie’s in New York, hosted by the Man Repeller Leandra Medine and designer Serafina Sama. Style.com’s Maya Singer was up for a tune in between her collection critique (just jokes it was all play this night), while everyone took a break from navigating NYFW beneath five inches of snow. The Brit’s collection, on the other hand, took a lighter winter approach than the puffers dominating the city’s streets. Rooted in the Nineties grunge era, crinkled slip dresses, minimalist tweed tailoring and off-the-shoulder blouses all voiced a message that was rebellious, while also possessing a sensual faded glamour.

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