London’s runways were full of wildly vivid colors and dynamic and floral prints, yet what most caught my eye was Louise Trotter’s Joseph Fall 2015 collection. The simplicity of its neutral color palette and minimalistic aesthetic constructed from the finest luxe fabrics such as gossamer silk, swathes of cashmere, felt, shearling and lamb’s wool, stood out in a sublime fashion.
The tailoring may have been meticulous, particularly the coats, the tanks cut from wool and calf hair, and the perfectly cut slouchy pants, yet there was a certain fluidity (gossamer silk wrap skirts) to the looks that played beautifully against the precise tailoring.
Back stage the designer described the mood of the collection as wistful, saying, “I had this feeling of wanting to be…wrapped in protection…I think probably a reaction to things that are very austere.”
Totter’s Joseph collection were not the only looks I favored from London’s fashion week. Erdem and Burberry Prorsum’s melange of fabrics and patterns were divine, and Tom Ford’s nod to bohemia was an unexpected delight. Also, looks from Giles, Christopher Kane, Peter Pilotto and Emilio de la Morena were among my favorites.
Top Photos – Joseph Fall 2015 Collection
Bottom Photos – Erdem, Erdem, Burberry Prorsum, Tom Ford, Emilio de la Morena, Giles, Peter Pilotto, Christopher Kane, Tom Ford, Burberry Prorsum. All Fall 2015 Collection.
Photos courtesy of Style.com.
Lupita Nyong’os’ custom-made Calvin Klein Collection by Francisco Costa dress made from 6,000 natural white pearls, and worth a whopping $150,000, has been stolen from her London Hotel room in West Hollywood — apparently the dress was taken on Wednesday night. (Though I can’t imagine why it was still in her hotel room.) Sheriff’s Lt. William Nash said officers were checking CCTV footage for clues to who might have stolen the dress.
Here’s to hoping Calvin Klein Collection will offer a reward for recovery of the dress. After all, it not only was over-the-top expensive, but it was custom-made (I’m sure hundreds of hours of work), meaning there was only one of them crafted!
That dress is too exquisite to be worn only once. Who ever took the dress can never wear it, nor will it ever have the chance to be featured in a Calvin Klein Collection retrospective. If the dress is never found, no one will have the pleasure of seeing it worn again. The thieves would have to dismantle the entire dress to profit from it (selling the pearls). And what a shame that would be.