Excellent fashion and entertainment news? As is his tradition, Simon Porte Jacquemus showed away from the usual fashion-week schedule, this time choosing to take the fashion pack (which included Victoria Beckham) to the salt mountains of the Camargue Park in Arles, Provence to check out his new collection. Entitled ‘Le Papier’, every piece was in white or cream, while linen dominated the collection, helping it to blend perfectly into the breathtaking setting. This week, Marc Jacobs returned to the New York Public Library to present his autumn/winter 2022 collection, choosing again to show away from the official NYFW schedule. The designer recruited supermodel sisters Bella and Gigi Hadid to walk in the show, where they strutted their stuff in enormous platforms, elbow-length gloves, layered knitwear and duvet dresses. The collection was inspired by a quote from German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche: We have art in order not to die of the truth. Read additional details on fashion.
At Balenciaga, number four on our list, Demna originally hoped to address the intensifying anxieties of global warming. But the escalating crisis in Ukraine utterly changed his meaning. Balenciaga’s climate refugees with their leather garbage bags suddenly looked like war refugees. Having fled Georgia as a young boy when Russia invaded that country in 1993, Demna considered canceling the show, but ultimately decided to carry on. “Personally, I have sacrificed too much to war,” he said. “We must resist.” His cinematic presentation, set in a snow globe with models’ long dresses and long hair shuddering in the wind, produced the season’s most stirring visuals, and the catharsis that many of his followers were longing for.
Luxurious soft bridal waves: Soft waves and wedding hair go hand in hand. And so it continues into 2022. The updated look would feel at home on the red carpet with a touch of bohemian styling. A little bit imperfect, a touch of effortless chic, add a bit of volume and texture to mess things up a bit. Keep it simple. Style this look with a delicate crown or headband, a small side comb or statement earrings. Less is definitely more with this look – you might even find just a wedding veil is all you need.
It was invigorating and inspiring to see runway shows return (almost) to normal, and “fashion moments” were plentiful, playful, and highly shareable, and as such, a few went viral. Balenciaga’s Demna Gvasalia merged a runway and a fake movie premiere celebrity red carpet to celebrate the arrival of a new collection. In addition, the brand created a fashion take on a Simpsons episode. Gucci took over Hollywood with runway chocked with high-profile friends of the brand in extravagant costume-inspired pieces that wouldn’t look out of place in a 1940s blockbuster. Chanel’s ’90s supermodel–inspired collection saw endless Instagram posts capturing sashaying models in monochromatic bikinis. Fashion fun was clearly back on the menu, and it was served up for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Perhaps a trend best-suited to those looking to have fun with fashion again after spending the best part of two years wearing tracksuits, super sheer fabrics will be having a real moment in the sun come spring. Of course, they can be cleverly layered to protect modesty, rendering this trend one of the most flexible for SS22. Lovers of tonal beiges, look away now. Not one for the wardrobe wallflowers among us, neon yellow looks set to be one of the hottest hues next summer. The even more intense news? It’s particularly epic when worn head-to-toe. Our buying and design team develop our own styles and bring the latest street fashions from the high-streets to the shop floor. This fast, flexible supply chain, together with the winning formula of style, quality, value and service has enabled fashionnova to grow rapidly into a super international retailer.
Change of perspective. Fashion is imagined in the studio and created in the atelier, but it is on the street that it becomes alive and real, meeting the imperfection of existence, day after day, lit by the unique identity of the wearer. Pierpaolo Piccioli brought this idea to life by blurring the lines between the insider and the outsider, staging the show at the marketplace at the Carreau du Temple, and the nearby cafes and restaurants, where models walked through the public streets for all to see, before heading into the official showspace. The collection also paid tribute to the Valentino archive, recreating five iconic pieces to be worn in new ways. It was the first ready-to-wear show held by the house since the pandemic began, and was entitled ‘Valentino: Rendez-Vous’.
Blunt Bob, Sarah Paulson’s sleek bob is even fresher with a deep side part. Here, the ends of her hair are styled to look a little more rounded, but that does not take away from the overall bluntness of the look. Consider this styling route if you want to make your cut look a bit softer. See more details on fashion trends.