Pre-Spring/Summer 2015. (#8)

Spring is coming and are you ready guys?! I’m totally ready for it!
We experienced (and are still experiencing) a long and brutal winter in NY, and I am totally ready to wear some lighter clothes now! As I was looking through my favorite website/brand, Opening Ceremony, I came upon their Blog Section—OCTV.

Originally being a big fan of Opening Ceremony, I really love this Pre-Spring/Summer 2015 Collection!
And lookbooks, which are supposed to inspire both the runway and street wear for that season, I thought this would be perfect for us fashionistas to try out for this upcoming spring and summer!

Pictures from Vogue

Pictures from Vogue

Before I say anything, check this video out!

This is not a normal runway but it shows how the ready-to-wear clothes can be worn on a everyday basis by letting the runway be the streets of NY. I think this is such a great idea of attracting people’s attention as well as getting an audience who can observe the collection without being “invited” to a show. To me when I first saw this, I didn’t think of this as a runway. I thought it was just a video lookbook so the customers and audience can get a sense of where the clothes can be worn. That’s why I chose this video as the lookbook of the Pre-Spring/Summer 2015 collection. 

The collection itself is a very easy-going one and with the different types of models, we can see how anyone can really wear this collection. I personally love the denim outfit (2nd from left) because it looks spring-like and can also be worn in a formal sense.

Pictures from Vogue

Pictures from Vogue

And if you look closely at the clothes, you can tell that first, the colors are mostly blue which is this spring and summer’s color. Also the exotic prints such as the stripes and palm trees really give that spring/summer vibe. For the thicker fabrics, they all have a their own unique textures. But what’s my favorite is the simple cuts and minimalistic cuts and designs of the shirts, jackets, dresses, and skirts.
And of course—most of us may not be able to afford this high branded items but why not get inspired and create outfits based off of these collections?!

What do you guys think of this collection? Do you think Opening Ceremony has a good concept and lookbook for their Pre-Spring/Summer 2015 Collection? I would totally go for it!
pika.

GUCCI’S DEPARTURE INTO IT’S NEW COLLECTION (#4).

How’s everyone enjoying the beginning of fashion week so far?!
As a New Yorker and fashion student, missing fashion week is the sadest thing for me! (But oh well! I’ll just enjoy the rest of my stay here in Japan!)

As I was looking through some of the collections and read some articles from The New York Times, I came upon a pretty awesome article. ABOUT GUCCI! And to be honest, I’m not a big fan of Gucci and don’t own any of their products. But this article amazed me and was impressing to hear about this news.

Here’s the link to those who may want to read the article: www.nytimes.com

Well to some up the article, the article was basically about the change in Gucci’s style due to a last minute change. After the start of fashion week, there was news that “…Frida Giannini, Gucci’s creative director since 2006, and Patrizio di Marco, her partner and its chief executive, would leave the house after of the presentation of” the first launch of Gucci’s mens. But it ended up being the week before instead after the show. Ms. Gianni abruptly left the company leaving this collection to a halt & having to cut all the booked models.
When that happened, her deputy and head accessories designer, Alessandro Michele, stepped in, taking her spot—working and producing a new collection and booking new models within the week.

And the new collection was something like this:

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Pictures taken form The New York Times

The theme being “Urban Romanticism”, for a menswear collection, it looks girly.

GUCCI CHIFON BOWS

Pictures collected from google images.

As Style.com describes Gucci, the collection included, “Inevitably, the droopy, androgynous languor of the show and its blurred gender…”
The design was formal yet elegant. But in some of the designs, by including the chiffon bows, it created a feminine look.

But Gucci also include many simplistic looks, like this:

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Google Image.

In addition to the chiffon bow collections with the colors of red, burgundy, burlap/beige and exotic prints, Michele was able to also produce simple shirts and pants with a smooth fabrication to create the soft look.

Unfortunately, the blog from The New York Times haven’t given me enough details from this collection, which is giving me a hard time to give you guys great details about the fabric. But from what I’ve seen, corduroy, silk, leather and wool can be used. Corduroy for the double breasted collared burgundy jackets and the wool for the full on coats. Leather is used in the picture above for the shirt. Silk for the chiffon ribbons. I fell in love with this collection with the wide variety of fabrications used and soft color hue used to create a feminine look for the 2015 F/W collection.

Look up “Gucci Menswear F/W 2015 Milan Collection” or something like that on google and see the remainder of the collection!

pika.

MERCEDES-BENZ CUSTO 09/08/13: PART TWO.

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Both the interior and exterior of Mercedes-Benz was unforgettably awesome. Would love to experience this again.

The pictures may look repetitious but they’re just similar… by the way.

Went with a great friend of mine, Konstantina.
(**Cool Fact: She’s from Greece!**)

pika.

p.s. probably going back to Lincoln Center to see more of the radiant people and their wonderful clothes!! Gahh I LOVE Fashion Week!