Feb 15, 2016
New York Fashion Week fall 2016: Everything you need to know
The Royal visit begins.
The Royal visit begins.Source: Getty
What does one wear to meet your couple BFF's when they're arriving for a visit to your home? Well, when that couple are royals, and you're there in your capacity as the Prime Minster's wife, it's got to be good.
Sophie Gregoire Trudeau kept things Canadian last night, wearing aubergine Tanya Taylor to welcome Will and Kate to Canada. If you're looking to copy Sophie's look, too bad - the dress is apparently a custom piece.
Backstage at Rodarte SS17
Backstage at Rodarte SS17Source: Imaxtree
Brides, take note.
The best new bridal party activity is courtesy of Rodarte's spring/summer 2017 show, where hairstylist Odile Gilbert and her team used leftover scraps of fabric from the clothing to create about 80-90 custom hair accessories.
"We bought some headbands and barrettes, and created some flowers and ribbons," explains Gilbert of the process. "You cut into the material, you twist it and tie it and put it on a barrette in an easy way. It’s nothing special, everybody can do that. It's something you don't think is easy, but it’s easy."
The project took them one day – "[There was a] big table and music," says Gilbert. For a bridal party, try using material cut from a dress that was altered, or buy fabric specifically for the task if none if available. The key to preventing the accessories from falling out is buying quality barrettes: Gilbert used a classic French brand, but see what is available at your drugstore.
Models were outfitted with a minimum of three accessories – a combination of barrettes and headbands, placed in "unexpected ways" – and sometimes more, depending on the outfit. "We wanted the accessories to look like a kid did it in school, like if it's Mother’s Day and instead of buying something you create something for your mom," says Gilbert. They were placed so not to be visible from the front, leaving the focus on the dress. "In the back, you have the surprise," she adds.
"There was no inspiration. It was Rodarte. It’s based off the collection," Gilbert notes. "It's funny, because everybody always asks, 'Is it the '20s, is it the '30s?' No, no: It's 2016, going into 2017. So it’s today. A girl who wants to look pretty and beautiful, that's the inspiration."
Kudos to these A-listers, who found yet another unconventional way to style a jacket.
When it comes to this new look, the cool factor clocks in at a hundred, and the practicality at zero. But when has that ever stopped the fashion world?
Kim Kardashian has been the unofficial frontrunner in the quest for new ways to wear a jacket, first wearing the "I'm just going to drape my jacket over my shoulders and never use the sleeves" look.
Then came the "Oh is this a jacket? I thought it was a shawl" look.
And now she's rocking the "One of my shoulders dropped and I'm going to pretend I haven't noticed" look.
What's interesting is that the trend was spotted at London Fashion Week just a few days ago, with Peter Pilotto, Christopher Kane and more sending models down the runway in jackets and sweaters that slumped down one shoulder. Simone Rocha went even further, not using the second sleeve of the toppers she paired with her delicate vintage-y blouses and dresses.
Take a look at all the other stylish celebs who beat the London designers to the punch.
Li Lui, JKline and ALOGON at Vancouver Fashion Week
Li Lui, JKline and ALOGON at Vancouver Fashion WeekCredits: ELLE Canada Source: VFW
The looks that caught our eye on day 2 of Vancouver Fashion Week.
We love the luxurious and delicate fabrics used in Li Lui's "Memoirs of a Geisha" inspired Spring 2017 collection. Re-worked kimono silhouettes? Yes, please!
Futuristic shine, sharp lines and a clean palette make Georgian designer Julia Jgenti's collection one of our favourite shows so far.
The utilitarian trend was alive and well at 3-year-old Korean label ALOGON. A belt bag and a backpack? Just think of all the things you could carry.