With Hedi Slimane and Raf Simons, the two ultimate icons of the contemporary Minimalist designers, being recently appointed as creative directors (Slimane for Yves Saint Laurent, and Simons for Christian Dior) there seems to be another trend-within-trend spotting going on here!
(image: courtesy of Fashionista.com)
The never-ending merry-go-around in the high fashion world seems to have come to a momentary halt, with the exception of our favorite Italian, mister Stefano Pilati, who has endured unending rumors of being replaced, season after season (though it is also *rumored* that he maybe in the top picks for being Giorgio Armani’s successor, they say *cough cough*). So for the time being, we’re turning our attention to this unintended battle of the minimalists at the helm of three of the most revered and coveted fashion houses: Slimane of YSL, Simons of Dior, and the one-and-only Phoebe Philo, currently of Celine. The archives for YSL with their signature ‘Le Smoking’ Suit, and Dior with its the ever-so-flamboyant Galliano designs as historic references, this should be quite interesting! Add to the race, the impeccable Ms. Phoebe Philo, who, with her midas touch has had a cult following circa her reign at Stella McCartney and Chloe, swooping in the once-sweet-girly aesthetics with her clean palette.
Come June & July, with the first round of showing from both Slimane and Simons at their upcoming couture collections for the houses, we’ll get to have a sliver of taste of what to expect during the much anticipated Paris Fashion Week this September. The exact quotient of paying homage to the history and the evolution of these fashion magnets vs. infusing each of their own signature designs will be critical to launching their next tenures as creative directors for the fashion mega-houses, YSL and Dior.
Despite the fact that all three of the creatives are drama- and fuss-free, staying under the radar, and quietly dominating the fashion world with their talent, no doubt, the fashion hawks in this small circle of world will be drawing comparison after comparison.
Regardless, I’m taking a deep sigh of relief and finding solace in that the fashion gods have once again played an interesting-to-say-the-least, impeccable and exciting choice of cards and players for more seasons of collections to come!
(Palazzo Blouse (White), $325; High-Waisted Shorts (Navy) $225; Knot Belt (Navy) $185)
Never mind the Spring Rain weather! Changing up the window to up the dampened mood (and shoes)! Here is a staff favorite ensemble of outfit, head-to-toe Daniela Corte, with a bit of added sparkle from Catalina de la Torre Jewelry!
Finally!!! Some Spring-y 60-degree weather! ”Fresh”en up your dull, dying-for-the-scorching-bikini-beachy-weather days with these handpicked selection, courtesy of our friendly neighbor, Fresh!
Finally! The never-ending fashion merry-go-around has come to a halt! At least for the time being, that is.