Sense and Sensuality
I borrowed the title from the famous English novel, and then movie, but unlike what you think I am not going to do a movie review. Instead, because it’s still summerish outside, I will overcome my major need to talk about the massive trend of the upcoming winter, which is woolen knits combined with wool skirts, because only by spelling these words combined, my temperature rises. Although it’s still worm during daytime, at night it’s more than OK to have something extra with you just in case it gets chillier. What I am about to say is a “new” fashion trend that has to do with sexy. Of course sexy and sensual in fashion and in general is in the eye of the beholder and each one of us interpret it completely different. But fashion is that golden section where every opinion and every style can meet in peace. That is why fashion has such a huge influence in our lives.
Enough with theory, this winter, fashion connoisseurs say the key word is “tantalizing”. A bit of sexy but not vulgar. A bit provocative but not extremely outrageous, conservative but sensual at the same time. How they do that I have no idea. You better ask Alberta Ferreti, Emilio Pucci and Valentino who all rocked these styles at the catwalks.
It’s no secret that fashion is running around in circles and it’s also no secret that fashion designers get influenced and inspired by fashion and art. Especially the latter plays an extremely crucial role in fashion evolution, where we can observe that no matter how conservative, poor or wealthy the times were, women always depicted wearing something that affected fashion many centuries afterwards.
The most representative example is “Women at her Toilette” from the school de Fontainebleau which pictures a young woman sitting at her boudoir wearing a completely transparent blouse whilst the sleeves and neck at their longest.
Christian Louboutin accordingly, “borrows” art portraits from the 16th and the 19th century from Benoist (1800), Clouet (1571), de la Tour (1640), Corot (1850), Whistlers (1871) and Zurbaran (1648) and in collaboration with photographer Peter Lippmann creates his ad campaign for 2011.
And after an introduction at history of art, lets get back to what we do best: fashion and catwalks.
I wouldn’t ever ever think I’d see in Emilio Pucci collections such vast décolletages.
Emerald is the hottest color for the following winter. Don’t tell no one told you so!
All these wonderful clothes are best worn with velvet shoes, which is also a must for the upcoming winter. The color choices are numerous and we picked up the best from TopShop in blue, emerald and burgundy red.