Gavin Norton

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The Met Ball 2012


The annual Met Ball made its way to town last night in NYC to celebrate the opening of Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada: Impossible Conversations exhibition. With the countless number of tulle, beaded and Prada gowns, here are my top 10 looks from the glamorous night:

Carey Mulligan in Prada

Lana Del Rey in Altuzarra and Joesph Altuzarra

Anna Wintour in Prada

Rihanna in Tom Ford

January Jones in Versace

Joan Smalls in Balmain with Olivier Rousteing

Kate Bosworth in Prada

Karolina Kurkova in Rachel Zoe

Tom Ford and Chanel Iman in a dress by the designer

Bruno Mars in Prada

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Fashion’s Dangerous Game


As high end designers continuously put in hours of effort, love and care into their products, the high street stores are producing knockoffs in a matter of weeks. So is it better that we spend a large amount of money on a valuble item, or is it ok to buy the cheaper version from the high street? In my opinion buying a high street product may eventually cost the same amount as a high end product. For example after you fork out a whopping €2,ooo on a Prada bag, you most certainly may not be going shopping the following week. When buying a high street product, it is likely you may be in the same store buying something new the next week, and end up throwing out those purchases after a year or two while the good quality of your Prada bag may still be as good as new! of course it is easy to spend money in a high street store without the bank balance guilt, but after you have ran out of the store with a few new jackets and €300 less in your wallet, you have practically bought a few high street pieces with a high end price tag. So what is the difference?

Lets take a look at some of the high street designer knockoffs this season:

Burberry

River Island

Versace

River Island

Miu Miu

Topshop

Mary Katrantzou

Penneys/Primark

Givenchy

River Island

Stella McCartney

River Island - Gavin Norton

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The Rooney Mara Look


With her jet black hair, perfectly cut fringe and classic but interesting style, the ‘Rooney Mara look’ has been gracing the runways from New York to Paris for Fall 2012. With designers such as Versace, Marni and even Calvin Klein (where she sat front row) on board, it’s time we all add a little bit of Ms. Mara into our wardrobe.

Rooney Mara

Calvin Klein

Versace

Marni

Givenchy

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Oscar Style Prediction 2012


Champagne at the ready it’s Oscar time! Like every year, it’s not about what movie will win or what actor will have the once in a lifetime chance (for some) and win an award. For many of us all we want to know is who and what the biggest celebs in town are wearing.

Here are my style predictions for this years Oscars:

Christian Dior Haute Couture

Versace Haute Couture

 

Alexander McQueen

Ralph Lauren

Christian Dior Haute Couture

 

Versace

Armani Privé

Oscar De La Renta

Gucci

Oscar De La Renta

Armani Privé

Jason Wu

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Milan Fashion Week Spring 2012 – Top 5 Shows


Prada – This season Miuccia Prada showed a variety of what I like to call ‘trailer trash chic’ looks. The esteemed designer excited the crowd with hints of leather, satin and pleating. Of course we must not forget the flames rising from the bottom of dresses and firing out the back of shoes. Can she do anything wrong?

Prada

Jil Sander – Very simple, very different, very white. The Jil Sander collection has impressed me yet again. From the time the first model walked out to the last, I thought of one thing. 1940’s nurses with a touch of elegance. The straight, shear white dresses were paired with nurse shaped hats and a net veil covering their face. I like to think that every designer has a ‘moment’, and this is Jil Sander’s.

Jil Sander

Dolce and Gabbana – As I watched the models walk down the runway, I became more and more hungry. Fruit and vegetables seemed to be quite a big theme. Chili’s, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, the list goes on. While sticking to their womanly shapes, Dolce and Gabbana showed a collection of fabulous Fifties females. Each look better than the next. Not surprising for a design duo who seem to know it all.

Dolce and Gabbana

Versace – This is a big year for Versace. Not only did they show an astounding collection, they have landed one of the biggest collaborations in history…..Versace for H&M. The almost fully white collection was true Versace minus the print. Sexy silhouettes and sky scraper stilettos where present on the runway. Well done Donatella, well done indeed.

Versace

Gucci – Frida Giannini (Creative Director) showed an art deco inspired collection leaning towards the 1920’s. There was a rock chick attitude to the models with a glamorous touch. Quite a strong combination. The embroidered, embellished and beaded collection has already been a huge hit amongst the editors. My favorite part? Most definitely the fringe. Nothing better thean some 1920’s fringe!

Gucci

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Lady Gaga’s Vintage Versace


Start digging into that archive, it’s time for some vintage Versace. Lady Gaga has yet again set another trend globally. For the first time ever Ms. Donatella Versace has opened the archive, giving Lady Gaga a whole new wardrobe.

Versace ad campaign

 

Lady Gaga decked out in Versace

Not only do we get to drool over the weird and wonderful prints that Gaga wears, but we might also get to wear them. Donatella, who is collaborating with H&M, is basing the collection on the archival prints. So let’s all jump back to 80’s in Vibrant Versace.

Lady Gaga in Versace print outfit

Lady Gaga mixing vintage Versace colors

 

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Versace for H&M


Yes you read that right! Versace is the latest designer to collaborate with high street store H&M. Donatella is opening Gianni Versace’s archives to re-create masterpieces from his spectacular shows. The collection includes 40 womenswear pieces, 24 menswear pieces and accessories. The collection hits stores on November 17, but will Donatella create as much excitement as Lanvin, which sold out just a few hours after the doors opened? Versace, we’re counting on you!

Versace Fall/Winter 2011

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Cannes Film Festival 2011 – Best Dressed


Uma Thurman in Versace

Tilda Swinton in custom made Haider Ackermann

Karolina Kurkova in Armani Privé

 

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Done with D&G


Fashion Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana for Dolce and Gabbana have decided to extinguish their diffusion line D&G. The hint flew across the fashion world when the brand closed 15 D&G stores in Japan earlier this year.

D&G SS/11 campaign

Domenico and Stefano are planning to merge the D&G label together with the Dolce and Gabbana label, making it a brand for all ages. The design duo have spoken out about the news revealing they had felt frustrated to design for two labels. The D&G label kept the ‘made in Italy’ tag for most collections, causing more expenses to be paid.

D&G SS/11 menswear campaign

This is not the first for an established design house to close down it’s diffusion line. Gianfranco Ferrre went the same direction with GF Ferre and Versace with Versace Jeans Couture. Spring/Summer 2012 is set to be D&G’s last collection. Start saving now!

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