Italian Fashion Brand Prada has unveiled its spring-summer 2016 campaign. The images captured by Steven Meisel feature two notable faces, Natalia Vodianova and Sasha Pivovarova, as well as model newcomer Yasmin Wijnaldum.
Fausto Puglisi unveiled his Emanuel Ungaro Spring/Summer 2016 ready-to-wear collection today in Paris Fashion Week.
Great designers’ greatness is stamped on our memory by the signature codes they leave behind them. Hence, when other designers succeed the house’s founder, they face a challenge: a delicate wrestle between the codes they have signed up to inherit and the urge to express their own point of view. Their own codes and Puglisi has his code,in fact Fausto Puglisi chose to focus on a set of sweetly provocative floral macramé looks, all froth and of-that-era liberation touched with a softened space Age futurism.Impressively, Puglisi re-established a connection with the Swiss factory that made Ungaro’s ’60s pieces to create a wonderfully psychedelic lace macramé of ochre flowers and paisley petals used in his last capelet—teamed with matching thigh-highs and a long loose skirt. The netted-check that ran throughout the collection, even down to the weave of the pressed-foam ruffles that edged many of these Looks, A harder, more Puglisi-ish preoccupation—expressed itself in the ringlet bonding on black vinyl and hot pink skirts, and as suspension on floral-scattered bustiers. “A little bit bondage, maybe, but also in romantic attitude. This is not a collection for wallflowers or delicate petals—but for a woman in search of punchy, in-your-face prettiness, it will have allure.
And The Balmain Army was out in force this afternoon at Le Grand Hotel in Paris, where Olivier Rousteing informed in the show notes that this season would feature different elements from previous collections. The cast included models -IT Girls- of the moment like Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn and Gigi Hadid.
His upcoming collaboration with H&M made him comb his own Balmain archives, reminding him of the wealth of material that was “the result of four years of hard work,” he said. Four years is a long time in his industry and as a result he deemed it time to introduce new ideas for spring and to broaden the Balmain DNA. that most prominently manifested in tiered ruffles (flounce is shaping up to be a big story next season): they cascaded on trousers, along sleeves, and bib-fronts adding a romantic femininity to the fierce sex appeal of the whip-stitching, fishnets and strong shoulders also out in force. This new found softness also rippled through via a pretty pastel palette – the nude tones, like the new silhouettes, all served to temper Balmain’s customary opulence.
Rousteing credited the power of the house’s social media presence as a vital ingredient to its success in moving forward, confident that all the dresses we saw this afternoon would be shared and shared again on various platforms very soon. .