February Fashion Roundup: Our Favorite Shows & Looks
Though we’re all
about simple beauty, we’re in awe over this season’s elaborate looks.
February’s fashion weeks were all about the nitty-gritty with details and soft, minimal makeup. Here’s a roundup of our
favorite shows, looks, and beauty from the world’s fashion capitals.
J Crew made its mark outside the mall with clothes that
teetered between high street and high fashion. Their signature pattern trousers
never cease to make our wish list—along with their take on bright colors paired
with neutrals. Geek chic glasses didn't even look trite when worn with pea
green and stripes. Our favorite thing? We’re glad this is one collection that
won’t clean out our bank accounts.
The applause for Raf Simons
at Jil Sanders' might have been
long, but we'll argue the clothes also stole the show. Elegant pastels
juxtaposed with caramel browns, tasteful turtlenecks, and of course, lady-like
bustier dresses. Now if we could only figure out where we'd ever wear that dark
off-the-shoulder jumpsuit. Models had red-pink lips and bare eyes. 1940s
glamour might be overdone, but Jil Sanders proved we're not over it yet.
Tata-Naka wowed with a collection uniquely inspired by
Motown and Malawian tribes--meaning the silhouettes were mod and the colors
were motley. Boxy blazers became groovy in tangerine or grays, enhanced with
this season's high collar trend. We loved the models' curls and electric-blue
bottom eyeliner. And who can ignore those earrings.
drapes and shapes at Lanvin were voluminous and the colors
bold. Oranges, emeralds, and the chartreuse-trend continued with peplum
silhouettes. So it’s funny our favorite look was monochrome à la fifty’s
fashion: a swing skirt and sleeveless turtleneck. Long lashes were the only
beauty standout besides the models’ straight, middle parted hair—a look we’d
almost forgotten was so chic.
*images via Telegraph.co.uk and Huffingtonpost Detroit