Modern Fairytales: 2018’s Latest Footwear Trend
2018 is all about sparkling, shimmering, and sequined craftsmanship – continuing the maximalism designers have championed over the past few seasons.
From New York to Paris, the Spring/Summer 2018 collections saw some of the glitziest ready-to-wear outfits parading down the runway. If head-to-toe sequins might feel too much for you, then perhaps a sparkling fairytale-inspired heel would be the perfect alternative. Take a look at some of #ShoppersAlley’s top Cinderella-inspired picks for your shoe collection.
Shopper’s Alley Style Retrospective: Rihanna
More than the top designers and exciting new brands that rule the runways, we at #ShoppersAlley love highlighting some of the most stylish celebrities all over the world. Today, we take a look at Rihanna – a Grammy-winning R&B musician, occasional film actress, and nowadays, a head-turner on and off the red carpet.
From Music Star to Fashion Royalty: Get to Know Victoria Beckham
Known to many as a former Spice Girls singer, and the wife of one of the world’s most famous footballers, Victoria Beckham has finally made her own mark as a style icon. This year, she was awarded an Order of the British Empire for her contributions to women’s fashion, proving that she has truly gone beyond the idea of a celebrity clothing line.
Get to know Victoria Beckham’s thoughts on her life and career, and the Hollywood stars who have worn her designs in our latest luxury review.
Versace Spring/Summer 2018: In Praise of Femininity
Milan has become a city of celebration. As the curtain to the Versace runway drew open, out came some of the most iconic supermodels of the 1990s, all of whom were muses to former creative director Gianni Versace (who tragically passed away in 1997). Taking his place was his sister Donatella, who has since become a notable figure on her own, as she continued his brother’s legacy of empowering women to embrace their femininity and sexuality.
This spectacle was on full display at their latest runway show, where we saw luscious silk pieces and patterns inspired by the atelier’s archive. From Andy Warhol velvet print dresses, to opulent Renaissance-themed skirts, painting-like gold chain handbags, and bejeweled strappy stilettos – the collection is proudly glamorous yet surprisingly timeless. #FindYourLuxury and see Versace’s latest womenswear collection below.
Get to know: Jason Wu and Luxury Fashion
A Canadian artist and a New York-based fashion designer, Jason Wu got his biggest career mark after getting introduced by Vogue Magazine’s editor-at-large, André Leon Talley to then first lady of the United States, Michelle Obama. Wu designed her dresses on several occasions, including those worn during the first and second inauguration of American President Barack Obama. His early clients also included Ivana Trump, January Jones, and Amber Valletta. In June 2013, Wu was named as the Art Director of German fashion house Hugo Boss overseeing the entire womenswear range.
Dressing in Dreamy Velvet: The Latest Hollywood Style Trend
For grand occasions, one deserves to dress up in the grandest number. With rich fabrics being paraded down the runways, Shopper’s Alley takes a look at the latest trend among the ateliers: velvet gowns in various cuts and embellishments.
In our latest luxury review, we’ve picked out three of the most sophisticated ensembles from Hollywood’s A-List.
Pink Returns to the Catwalk
Everyone got obsessed with Camel Pantone in 2016. It became the color of feminine power, control, and style. This year, the original color of femininity is back: the eye-candy, youthful shade of pink. Style icons like Balenciaga, Valentino, and Givenchy have already ushered its arrival through their recent collections. Here are some of the looks to get you pretty in pink again.
2017 is the Year of the Man-Bag
Gone are the days when only women had high regards for their everyday companion: the bag. But as men become more aware and picky with what they wear, designers have begun tailoring equally functional and stylish bags that complement their fashion sense. 2017 and the next years are looking up for men’s new best friend, and here are some of the brands designing the revolution.
Visual Overload: Fall/Winter 2017 Handbags For Your Viewing Pleasure
Move over, minimalism! The latest fashions from Fall/Winter 2017-18 have presented handbags in a newer, flashier light. Clean lines and smooth textures have given way to exotic prints and intricate embellishments. From Dolce and Gabbana to Chanel, take a look at these upcoming it-bags soon to fly off the boutique shelves.
Shimmering, Sparkling Footwear: Late 2017 Footwear Trends
Say goodbye to the saying “less is more”, as today’s footwear brands value adornment over subtlety. These past few seasons have seen sleek minimalism give way to artful, sparkly maximalism, such as the romantic vision of Gucci, or the space-age excitement of Chanel.
In the field of footwear, there’s been a recurring theme from brands Oscar de la Renta to Giuseppe Zanotti, which is the bolder the shoe, the better. Read on as we highlight the greatest sparkling and shimmering shoes from this season’s runways.