Handbags for Spring and Summer 2016

Doctor Bag

I love the shape, size and everything about the doctor bag, anyways for this season the doctor bag is comes with some embellishments. Fashion designers – Zac Posen, Valentin Yudashkin, Prada, Loewe, Elisabetta Franchi, BOSS Hugo Boss, Agatha Ruiz de la Prada, Daks, Emporio Armani etc.

doctor

Bucket Bag

I guess everyone is aware of bucket bags but for this season a lot of very small pretty bucket bags were seen on the runways. If you aren’t a fan of the small styles, some fashion designers also made the very big ones and you can put all you want there. Stella McCartney, Jw Anderson, Celine, Louis Vuitton, Dolce Gabbana, Elisabetta Franchi, Paul & Joe, Kate Spade New York, Alberta Ferretti etc.

bucket

Box clutches

Exude classic glamour with the beautiful Box clutches of this season. Valentino, Byblos Milano, Lanvin, Byblos Milano, Alena Akhmadullina etc.

box

Print Bags

A lot of print bags were seen on the runways this season, many having to be animal print and flowery print bags. Louis Vuitton, Max Mara, Dolce & gabbana, Ppq, Roccobarocco, Sophia Webster, Tommy Hilfiger, Valentino, Daks, Aigner, Vivienne Westwood Red Label, Etro etc.

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Metallic Bags

Silver, gold, bronze and even colour blocked metallic bags are going to make a lot of hands glitter and shine this season. Fashion designers – Iceberg, Roccobarocco, Akris, Zac Posen etc.

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Backpacks

The backpack for spring and summer season this year comes in really small sizes, but some fashion designers also made the big ones. Manish Arora, The Rebel, Burberry, Paul Costelloe, Ppq, Alberta Ferretti, Agnes etc.

backpack

Chain Bags

Gold and silver are the colours of chains trending this season. Although, other fashion designers made bags with coloured chains like Monique Lhuiller who designed a small colour blocked bag with a red colour chain. Carven, chanel, Dolce & Gabbana,  Elisabetta Franchi, lanvin, Msgm, Prada, Roccobarocco, Sophia Webster, Andrew Gn etc.

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Fringes

This season a lot of bags ranging from totes, satchels, beach bags, shopper bags, clutches and purses all have a fringe detail attached to them. Fashion designers naming a few – Tory Burch, dvf, Balenciaga, Loewe, Emilio Pucci, Laura Biagiotti, Alice Olivia By Stacey Bendet, etc.

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FALL/WINTER 2015/2016 HAIRSTYLE TRENDS

Center-part hairstyles

From British fashion designer Burberry Prorsum, to Duyos, Daks, Juana martín, Matthew williamson, Valentin yudashkin, Valentino, Wunderkind, Zimmermann, Ashley wwilliams etc, the center part hairstyle remains the same. It can be neatly done (Ana locking, Arche) or a bit messy with a sexy twist (PushBUTTON, LEE.doii, Mag & Logan).

center part

Red Hair Colour

Most fashion designers did make use of the natural red hair colour. There was also the red hair ombre. Giorgio Armani, Valentin Yudashkin, Monique Lhuillier, Milly, Badgley Mischka, next generation, etc

red hair

Wavy hairstyles

Wavy hairstyles from the nineties are huge this season (blugirl, Anthony Vaccarello, emilio pucci, etc). Also alot of tousled waves appeared on this season runway shows. Some of the tousled waves were gelled, making them really sleek and fine ( Anna Sui, Dsquared2, Emanuel Ungaro, fay, Burberry Prorsum, Francesco Scognamiglio etc). Bora Aksu also had some of it’s models wear their hair in curly ponytail and lastly, beautiful ringlets from Leitmotiv.

wavy hairstyles

Updos

I love the pretty updos from Jonathan saunders, Diane von furstenberg and Laura biagiotti. They had one thing in common- sleek and a little hair left out. The very sexy updos came from New york fashion designer Monique lhuillier and Spanish designers Andrés sardá and Duyos. Tata-naka and Nanette lepore had bang updos.

updos

Tuck it behind your ears

Not only to make you comfortable while the wind is blowing to prevent hair getting into your eyes but it’s a major hair trend this season. Most designers who did this trend, first had the hair gelled. Ailanto, David Koma, Narciso Rodriguez, Iceberg,etc.

tuck it behind ur ear

Sleek and Smooth

Sleek and smooth hairstyles can make anyone look beautiful and polished and we saw a lot of fashion designers adopting the look for this season. naming a few, Spanish designer Esther Noriega and Iris van Herpen did an all back sleek look like Jonathan saunders, for Prada, it was a sleek updo while Oscar de la renta it was a sleek ponytail.

sleek n smooth

Side part hairstyles

As seen on the fall/winter 2015/2016 runway shows, this hairstyle can be worn in different ways.

1) More volume is added to a part of the hair, making it higher (Bora aksu, Jasper conran, Jesús Lorenzo, Teresa helbig ).

2) A bit slantly, that’s not cut in a straight line (Daks, Esther noriega, Zac posen).

3)Perfectly straight (María escoté, Rochas, Osman)

4) A bit messy ( Saint lauren, Sonia rykiel).

side part

Tuck into your clothes

Keeping warm this season is of topmost priority and tucking your hair into your clothes can give you that. this particular trend was a must do last fall/winter season and now its back. BCBG Max Azria, Christian Siriano, Edun, Jason wu, Charlotte Ronson etc

tuck in clothes

Ponytail

The low ponytail was really very common on the catwalks but other types of ponytails were also significant like the high ponytails worn by the models of prada, the braided ponytail worn by models of John Richmond and Giles and the twist n turns ponytail worn by models of Nicholas K and Hervé Léger by Max Azria. Other fashion designers – Derek Lam, Kenzo, Loewe, Maison Rabih Kayrouz, Misha Nonoo etc.

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Bangs

Sleek side swept bangs (Ailanto, Bora aksu, Christian wijnants, Hannibal laguna). Parted bangs ( Valentino, Matthew williamson, céline). Curly bangs ( Barbara bui, Anthony vaccarello). Choppy bangs ( Cédric charlier, Roberto verino). Blunt bangs ( Saint laurent, Tata-naka).

BANGS

Braids & Twist

Braids- Giles, Francesca Liberatore, I’M Isola Marra, John Richmond, Au Jour Le Jour etc. Twist- Iris van Herpen, Christophe Guillarme, etc.

braids n twist

Highlights

Highlighting your hair which is to colour some of your hair strands is a must do trend this season. Most trending is the blond highlighting.

Blond

Dirty blond highlights- Alvarno, Saint laurent and Fashion east. Natural blond highlights – H&M, Dsquared, Karen walker and Max mara. Light blond highlights- Guy laroche, Ermanno scervino, Marco de vincenzo etc

Brown hair caramel

Brown hair also got its own share of highlighting. Fashion designers include Vivetta, Valentino, Trussardi, Robert musso, Paul & Joe, Mother of pearl, Missoni etc.

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Short hairstyles

Short wavy hairstyles (Michael van der Ham, Paco Rabanne, Dries Van Noten and Jasper Conran). Shoulder length hairstyles (Saint Laurent, Olympia Le-Tan, Akris and Barbara Bui). Pixie hairstyles (Mugler, Fashion East, Pringle of Scotland, Chanel and Saint Laurent).

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HOW TO WEAR JEANS, FRINGES AND FLOUNCE THIS SUMMER SEASON

JEANS

For casual

A back cut-out jeans dress ( if not comfortable with the cut-out, you can wear something like a tank top inside) or dungaree which is a huge spring and summer 2015 fashion trend, a gladiator flat and a multicoloured bag. pair your dungaree with a white tank top (white actually make blue appear very classic) & a head band.

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For office ( dark blue colour straight dress- should be well fitted, no zips, no visible sewing lines)

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For parties

Get a jeans corset, a white jeans trouser and pair with a multiple chain necklace which is all the rage right now as seen on fashion shows of Moschino, Jean paul gaultier, etc. Add a black purse and a black high heel shoe.
OR
Pair a jeans crop top with a jeans skirt and a black jeans blazer an add a multiple chain necklace and loop earrings preferably gold because it adds some colour to the outfit. Then your black purse and high heel shoe.

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FLOUNCE STYLE

A flounce strapless dress

For casual……..

A black flounce dress fitted at the waist, alot of bangles (very trendy as seen on spring and summer 2015 catwalk e.g Chanel), tank top to wear inside the dress to make you look not too exposed, clog wedge which is also very trendy right now or gladiator flat and cross body bag to add colour to your outfit.

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For any occasion (church, parties etc) the shirt is worn inside the dress.

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For the office

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FRINGES

Just a fringe mini dress

For casual, tuck your mini fringe dress into your shorts or get a print skirt and do the same. You can wear your mini fringe dress over your shorts too.

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For the office, pair with a very fitted straight skirt. Tuck in the fringe mini dress.

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For any occasion (church, parties etc) since it’s a mini fringe dress, it is definitely not acceptable for church and certain occasions. So pair with a very fitted straight skirt. you can tuck in the fringe mini dress or wear it over the skirt. When worn over the skirt, the skirt should be at knee lenght or slightly above the knee.

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FALL/WINTER 2012/2013 FASHION TRENDS

SLIT UP

I love blumarine embellished leopard double slit up dress. ‘Elegante’. Alot of designers either did a front or side slit.
Anyways, viviene tam, bottege, lanvin, bcbg, michael kors, hugo boss, bill blass, donna karan, roy, sonia rykiel, hermes, bebe and of course emilo pucci did show more skin with all their slitted clothes in their fall/winter 2012/2013 collections.

blumarine
blumarine
nina ricci
nina ricci
roy
roy
bill blass
bill blass

COLOUR BLOCK

The runways of many fashion designers were lit up during the fall/winter 2012-2013 fashion week with alot of colour blocking apparel.
With a beautiful colour block coat in blue, green and purple from burberry prorsum, other fashion designers did combine different colours excellently well.

burberry prorsum fall/ winter 2012 2013
burberry prorsum fall/ winter 2012 2013
diane von furstenberg fall/ winter 2012/2013
diane von furstenberg fall/ winter 2012/2013
paul smith fall/winter 2012/2013
paul smith fall/winter 2012/2013
moschino cheap and chic fall/winter 2012/2013
moschino cheap and chic fall/winter 2012/2013

METALLIC, SEQUIN, EMBELLISHMENTS.

Models walked the fall/winter 2012-2013 runways with apparels made with different shades of metallics, sequins and lots of embellishments.
Fashion designers like Reem acra, Blumarine, Marchesa, Elie saab, Matthew williamsom, Chanel, Bottega, Nicole farhi, Philosophy di alberta ferretti etc had their runways sparkle and shine with this wonderful pieces.

bottega fall/winter 2012/2013
bottega fall/winter 2012/2013
elie saab fall/winter 2012/2013
elie saab fall/winter 2012/2013
reem acra fall/winter 2012/2013
reem acra fall/winter 2012/2013
blumarine fall/winter 2012/2013
blumarine fall/winter 2012/2013

PEPLUM

This ‘giver of figure’ style appeared in almost every designer’s fall/winter 2012-2013 collection. Etro, Lanvin, Roland mouret, Dsquared2, Burberry prorsum, John galliano, Roy, Elie saab, Sonia rykiel, Christian dior and Carolina herrera to name a few.

christian dior fall/winter 2012/2013
christian dior fall/winter 2012/2013
burberry prorsum fall/winter 2012/2013
burberry prorsum fall/winter 2012/2013
elie saab fall/winter 2012/2013
elie saab fall/winter 2012/2013
roy fall/winter 2012/2013
roy fall/winter 2012/2013

COATS

Fall/winter 2012-2013 fashion weeks came showing coats of different shapes and sizes. Band of outsiders and Alberta ferretti had very long coats in their collections, Dsquared2 and Moschino short military coats and three quarter lenght coats from Paul smith and Bcbg.

narciso rodriguez fall/winter 2012/2013
narciso rodriguez fall/winter 2012/2013
moschino fall/winter 2012/2013
moschino fall/winter 2012/2013
giambattista valli fall/winter 2012/2013
giambattista valli fall/winter 2012/2013
band of outsiders fall/winter 2012/2013
band of outsiders fall/winter 2012/2013

HATS AND FACE CAPS

The runways of fall/winter 2012-2013 were filled with all kinds of hats and face caps. Moschino cowboy hats, floppy hats from Marios schwab, berets from Christian dior and more from Louis vuitton, Prabal gurung, Blugirl, Marc jacobs, Burberry prorsum, Hermes, Ktz and Donna karan.

dsquared2 fall/winter 2012/2013
dsquared2 fall/winter 2012/2013
marios schwab autumn/winter 2012/2013
marios schwab autumn/winter 2012/2013
burberry prorsum fall/winter 2012/2013
burberry prorsum fall/winter 2012/2013
donna karan fall/winter 2012/2013
donna karan fall/winter 2012/2013

SUITS

Prada, Balmain, Christian dior, Miu miu, Bebe, Elie saab, Hugo boss, Stella mccartney and Sonia rykiel are a few of the designers who showed different styles of suits in their fall/winter 2012/2013 collections.

stella mccartney fall/winter 2012/2013
stella mccartney fall/winter 2012/2013
hugo boss fall/winter 2012/2013
hugo boss fall/winter 2012/2013
bebe fall/winter 2012/2013
bebe fall/winter 2012/2013
prada fall/winter 2012/2013
prada fall/winter 2012/2013

CUT-OUT

Fall/winter 2012-2013 fashion trends will be soo… incomplete without the style ‘cut-out’.
Emilio pucci, Michael kors, John galliano, Blumarine, Christian dior, Temperly london, Donna karan, Bill blass are some of the few fashion designers who made sure this style is a must have.

prabal gurung fall/winter 2012/2013
prabal gurung fall/winter 2012/2013
blumarine fall/winter 2012/2013
blumarine fall/winter 2012/2013
temperly london fall/winter 2012/2013
temperly london fall/winter 2012/2013
jil sander fall/winter 2012/2013
jil sander fall/winter 2012/2013

PRINTS

Designers like Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Mulberry, Marc jacobs, Burberry prorsum, Louis vuitton, Roland mouret, Chanel and Mary katrantzou have made sure prints stay as a fall/winter 2012-2013 fashion trend.

lola fall/winter 2012/2013
lola fall/winter 2012/2013
lanvin fall/winter 2012/2013
lanvin fall/winter 2012/2013
chanel fall/winter 2012/2013
chanel fall/winter 2012/2013
etro fall/winter 2012/2013
etro fall/winter 2012/2013

JACKETS

Balmain’s military and double breasted jackets simply spells out that jackets are going to be very classic this season.
Short jackets from Carolina herrera, Dsquared2, Chanel, Louis vuitton and Blumarine.
Blazers from Blugirl, Donna karen, Hermes, Miu miu, Paul smith, Roccobarocco, Max mara and Jonathan saunders.

roccobarocco fall/winter 2012/2013
roccobarocco fall/winter 2012/2013
balmain fall/winter 2012/2013
balmain fall/winter 2012/2013
balmain fall/winter 2012/2013 collection
balmain fall/winter 2012/2013 collection
carolina herrera fall/winter 2012/2013
carolina herrera fall/winter 2012/2013

FUR

Fur ia a hit (in fashion trends) this season. Coats, dresses, vests, shorts etc. All had fur attached to them. Fur coats were in all kinds of colour, even colour blocked (moschino cheap and chic).

custo fallwinter 2012/2013
custo fallwinter 2012/2013
moschino cheap and chic fall/winter 2012/2013
moschino cheap and chic fall/winter 2012/2013
blumarine fallwinter 2012/2013
blumarine fallwinter 2012/2013
herve leger by max azria fall/winter 20122013
herve leger by max azria fall/winter 2012/2013

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