It feels like just yesterday I was brunching it up with mom, and now it's almost Father's Day! Kicking into gift buying gear is pretty easy for me when it comes to my pops, so I put together a list of all the things I'd want to buy him (from the practical to the ridiculous) in hopes that you can find some inspiration for your Father's Day shopping list as well. Check it out!
Who needs to have the perfect body when you're wearing garments that have a silhouette all their own--it would, in fact, be a blessing, the more we think about it. This Spring 2009, Valli showed, for example, those beautiful cocoon and traditional bell shapes that encourage you to put a warm meal and a good night's sleep above going to the gym at eleven o'clock at night. This kind of designer, however, would never put something "baggy" down the runway--these clothes can stand up just fine without having to be as tight as Herve Leger frocks. Valli's clothing is always the right mix of high fashion and classic feminine and with an aesthetic that is more democratic than, say, Balmain or Alexander Wang (tight and baggy respectively), we're guessing there will be many fans of his collection.
Before bug-like shapes were swarming at the couture shows, they were trailblazing on the Fall runways. Whether you like this structured, cocoon-conjuring silhouette or not, get used to it. I'm pretty girlie girl when it comes to bugs — I don't like 'em — and I'm still warming up to the notion. But there's no denying the keen craftsmanship that went into these stiff, innovative coats. Proenza Schouler's fluttering cape coat is pretty rad, and that chartreuse color is scrumptious.
Side note: This is a direct blow to the fast fashion retailers; it will be very hard to re-create the elaborate ease of such a silhouette on the cheap. Dun dun dun.
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