Source: Collage my own | Images: Vogue.co.uk
It is barely Summer and I am eager for fall collections to hit retail stores. These Autumn Winter collections are a few of my favourites.
Throughout the last seasons the brand Céline has proven to be more playful and stepped away from the strict minimalist aesthetic once enforced. The silhouette is still relaxed and refined as there is the right amount of smartness and femininity. Phoebe Philo has created the perfect balance by pairing up A-line boxy shirts and coats with maroon culottes and cropped frayed trousers. The sleeveless chunky mohair with the tie-side asymmetric top is genius not forgetting the khaki green wool felt pieces which come as a split coat and strappy dress with a draped layer.
The Dior woman conceived by Raf Simons is playful, elegant and almost sassy. Psychedelic abstract animal patterns on dresses and bodysuits were toned down under masculine tailored outerwear proportions or paired with fox furs dyed in shades of green, yellow and red. Bags were confectioned in exotic skins and matched with skin tight vinyl lucite heels boots which revived the collection and gave it a new sex appeal.
Christopher Kane has put a variety of looks stemmed from past collections and assorted it all in one. His take on the black smoking suit is elegant and detailed with bright velvet lapels, perfect for a woman in power and in touch with her sensuality. The collection progresses towards delicate ruffled silk frocks and 'ménage a trois' embroidered designs on swiss lace. Jewelled zigzag motifs were also translated in prints and as appliqué on delicate fabrics.