With Paris bidding adieu to Fashion Week and embracing itself for the winter, avid fashion lovers can be seen throughout the streets of Paris sporting Fashion Week inspired trends. Two of my personal new favorites include black leather ensembles and an abundance of brocade.
After further research on these trends, I noticed that both had been present on the catwalks during Fashion Week. Designers like Mugler and Ann Demeulemeester had black leather spread throughout their collections, and designs by Salvatore Ferragamo and Marchesa were sprinkled with brocade.
“It seems fashion week inspired the city of Paris to be daring and take up a “nouveau gothic” look…think Rooney Mara in “The G
irl With the Dragon Tattoo” meets dominatrix-chic. Feel free to wear dresses that mix leather with other materials. Don’t me afraid to wear oversized leather jackets, and if you’re really looking to get attention, this season you can even wear a skintight catwoman like ensemble
For those of you who want to take it back to a more classical period, however, these Baroque inspired outfits will make a perfect new addition to your wardrobe. Short gold brocade dresses as well as outfits with just a hint of brocade on the side are perfect for the upcoming holiday season.
Some hints to pull off these new looks this season are:
1) If you want to pull off the “nouveau gothic look” make sure to reference Jean Paul Gaultier’s Punk Collection and take a few risks by either doing something edgy with your hair, or darkening up your eye makeup and lipstick.
2) Brocade can either be cute and sweet, or serious and sultry. By adding a pair of cute pumps, pearls and a headband to your outfit, you will feel like you’re Blair Waldorf herself. If you want to opt for a more serious look, however, wear boots or stilettos and heavy dark makeup.
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