Teresa Helbig: P/W 2014

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“Teresa Helbig did a wonderful job yesterday at MBFWM, which I simply couldn’t ignore. Here, I’ve chosen my favourite outfits, which I feel deserve a special mention.

Great work with the geometric studded patterns, and somewhat Joan of Arc inspiration skirts. I loved those.

The nude “parachute” dress, as I like to call it, I have totally fallen in love with. Nice colour combinations and lovely geometry: almost like hydraulic tiles!

On the white section, everything is simple perfection: special mention to the fur embellished outfit; left me speechless.

To sum up, my only reccomendation is to stay away from that long-sleeved mohair romper, which to me, doesn’t seem to fit well with the rest of the collection (although its very beautiful). Great shoes too. Congratulations Teresa Helbig!”

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OW TO: Khaki + Black]

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“Although the middle look is argueably similar to that of Riccardo Tisci’s Givenchy, I really like the take Jason Wu has taken on Pre-Fall 2014. These covetable cashmere sweaters are a great match to those army-like stilettos. All in khaki and black, here you have an interesting set of inspiration if you dare mixing up both those colours. Personally, I find the tulle skirt + ribbed sweater combination (middle) beautiful, without caring who did what first.”

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[TREND ALERT: Fur Bags]

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“These are some ideas on how to do this season’s hot trend: fur bags. Some of these are faux, and some of them are real fur… no matter what your preferences on animals are, there’s an accessory out there for you. My favourite? The black Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane. I have recently been having a melancholic phase, missing the classic Downtown and Muse bags… No wonder it has taken me some time to start liking the Maison’s new designs! Ps. If you’re a fan of DIY’s I can spot an easy one for that Kzeniya clutch with the pompom. Get going!”

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[WESTERNIZED: Chanel Paris-Dallas]

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“Coming up: the best of the red (literally) indian looks. As you can see, the accessories are key to the outfits: on the head, classic Sioux feathers or large Navajo-style necklaces around the closed neckline. Long, ruffled -or fringed- skirts are combined with chunky Texan boots. Perfect match between feminine and masculine.”

 

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“On the American-inspired side, we can see Lagerfeld’s tweed jacket in their Wild Wild West version. The skirts become longer and fuller, just like carriage traveling outfits. Hats add the extra characterization. Perfect use of wool and leather to create a texturized effect on the pieces (left). The six-button jacket is, for me, the winner look (right).”

 

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 “Falling slightly out of topic, we can find these dresses which have a clear Lagerfeld stamp on them. Almost too similar to things the Kaiser has previously shown us, these looks seem both exciting and boring at once. Again, what’s best of these is the simple combination of long skirts and ankle-boots. Nonetheless, and although I extremely like the cut on the shirt (left), I can’t imagine any saloon dancer wearing any of these outfits.”

 

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“Explosion of white, nude and beige at Chanel’s. If I had to choose a single outfit to bring together the whole show, that would be the combination of ruffled skirt and romantic shirt (right). The symmetry between the collar and belt pieces is beautiful, like it just came out of Little House on the Prairie. The choice of boots truly couldn’t be better: squared, chunky and loose. This outfit preserves the tweed essence of the Maison, adding the extra distressed feel with fringing in three layers. The skirt in the middle is interesting too, but the choice of shirt is certainly improvable.”

“Chanel’s Paris-Dallas PreFall 2014 collection demonstrates that Ralph Lauren is not the only master of the deep american cliché. With a superb execution of the pieces and a thoughtful interpretation of the texan lifestyle, Lagerfeld has once again made us dream within its own dream of the Wild Wild West!”

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