Sunday, September 22, 2013

Dive into Spring 2014 : Classic Elegance Revamped

New York, London, Paris and Milan gave us the first glimpse of what fashion will look in the near future. The runways were nothing short of grand! This season, our favorite powerhouse designers gave us an unexpected twist by demonstrating classic feminine styles and another extreme of a modernist future. Both concepts exploded on the runways, building up anticipation for spring. Now we are pleased to not only show you these trends but also highlight which lingerie styles coordinate best with these concepts.  Today, we're starting with the theme Classic Elegance Revamped.  Here are our thoughts on the Spring trend:

Classic Elegance Revamped on the Runways

Jenny Packham
This season, Jenny Packham really brought the 'wow' factor to the runway - and we could clearly see that it was inspired by an Edwardian boarding school with a 1970's slant.  The British designer incorporated high necklines with collar details on luxurious colors like chartreuse, rust, powder blue and blush pink. It was interesting and exciting to see that Packham, known for her glitzy dresses, tried something new by incorporating gutsy plaid shirtdresses and halter neck numbers in pleated chiffon.

"I used to have a curiosity cabinet when I was a kid, and the whole idea here was taking different elements and braiding them together into one thing," said designer Georgina Chapman backstage before Marchesa’s Spring show. That vision for the collection stayed true to its word by combining extravagant evening wear, romantic lingerie silhouettes, and eclectic bohemian statements. To us, some of the most memorable and effective looks were comprised of skirts and delicate bralette tops that were sprayed with crystals, feathers, and embroidery.

Zac Posen
Zac Posen's name already epitomizes elegance and couture designs, but he's really gone above and beyond this season! Posen stands out as an innovator with his classic ball gowns and black tie attire by recreating these timeless looks again and again. While many other designers in his league are envisioning sporty and 1990’s inspired looks, he strays away and dares to be different. Hats off to Zac Posen for always giving us refreshing updates on our favorite dresses! 

Classic Elegance Revamped in Lingerie
                     Damaris                                      Kriss Soonik
Eberjey                    Angela Friedman          Angela Friedman

These lingerie items really exude that "feminine with a retro twist" feel. Angela Friedman’s Palais Collection has an urban-classic grounding with printed silks, lace and mesh.  The colors that create these designs are deep and vibrant, in keeping with Jenny Packham and Marchesa’s designs. Eberjey compliments on their vision perfectly by proving that less can be more, with subtle detailing and lace overlays. The light plum slip demonstrates a sexy vintage vibe that has bows and strategic seaming. Kriss Soonik also shares in the classical romanticism, but with a frilly and edgier style. Damaris' bra and panty sets light up and sync with the tulle ruffles of Zac Posen’s new collection: the frilly flower and ruffle borders of the lingerie make us swoon!

Join us next time for our recap of modern and futuristic styles on the runway- thanks for reading!

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