Monday, 20 July 2015

Punk Luxe in high fashion

The Fashion Talk

Ripped clothes, safety pins, spikes and a provocative manner: fashion was never a means of rebellion as much as in the seventies for the working class youths.
A battle versus the upper society, kindling with the desire of destroying the ideals of the bourgeois, was the chief motive for Punk Luxe to burst. Since the young and rebellious working class thought theirselves alienated, alien they decided to look like, using fashion as a powerful way to impose their personality and dissatisfaction.
Ironically born to fight against conformism, globalisation and brands, the Punk Luxe is now glorified and rather glamorized on red carpets and high fashion catwalks. Its wide commercial success last emerged in 2010; after five years punk elements are still widely used to create couture looks with a little extra attitude.
The punk luxe as a high fashion style never allows daring elements to completely take over, but with a little balance and discipline those edgy items can be mixed and paired with more classy garments.

Versace’s safety pinned dress worn by actress Elisabeth Hurley is famous for its elegant yet edgy and risky appearance. People seem to like it, it gives attitude and energy to a classy look and softens it up. This black dress became so popular that it is often referred to as "THAT dress".  It's 2014, Elisabeth is accompanying Hugh Grant to the premiere of Four Weddings and a Funeral, in a dress made of lycra and silk, held together by oversized gold safety pins. The dress is perhaps Versace's best-known creation, clearly recalling the Punk Luxe golden age with a touch of elegance.

Most noticeably are then Balmain’s skin tight ripped jeans and studded leather bags, Jean Paul Gaultier’s tartan and PVC, or the skull scarves and bondage undertones of Alexander Mcqueen.
Creative, provocative and rebellious are now the adjectives used to critique the punk luxe style on catwalks, appreciating that bit of edginess and aggressiveness added to high fashion looks.


Friday, 3 July 2015


The Fashion Talk

You will see it constantly and everywhere, crowding the streets with his energetic luminosity and its reckless courage: it's a controversial hue, loved and then hated, feared and thought to be either too bright or too feeble. But still, summer 2015 definitely got it as a chief trend and, depend upon it, love it or not you will learn to appreciate it by looking at the stunning examples of high couture designers. 

Yes, it's the classic, underrated yellow. Since the human species origins, yellow was always a primary colour, the brightness or the sun, the daintiness of spring flowers and the thrilling peril of the top fire flames. Yellow was then somehow copied by human, and started to be used as a clothing color in different shades; always loved in art, in fashion this color went through some tough days. It's his audacity, mostly, that makes people feel uncomfortable about their choices of wearing such a glowing, intense hue.

Yellow, the color of sunshine, that stands for freshness, happiness, energy, optimism, enlightenment and joy, is shaking up this summer, making everyplace of clothing look fresh and delicately but still firmly joyous. What better chance to have a blast and fun-full summer on a pair of cream sandals and a yellow swimsuit?

Seems like Dolce and Gabbana had this idea in a beautiful swimsuit, a  boost of proteins provided by the color... simple... but effective. 

For a classy night out, a fresh dress from Chloe, looking stunning in its simplicity, full and flimsy

Or you can spice it up a little and get slightly more complicated and refined dress like this one from the Balmain, spring-summer collection 2015

To draw conclusions, in the fashion fold there's a lot to risk and still a lot to go for... the rule is be fashion, make it, be reckless and people will love it. So don't be afraid, go buy a bright yellow garment and you'll definitely look amazing and for sure you'll be keeping up with this summer's latest trends.

Have a good day, everyone
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