With Fashion Week quickly approaching, we’re excited to examine and highlight our thoughts on the newest collection – being referred to as a capsule by many – by Nina Cuso, one of the most unique and most sought-out new designers in today’s fashion industry.
Nina Cuso is considered an edgy, youthful addition to the industry, so this collection is a very much anticipated entrance for the young designer. Her label, which launched in 2018, featured trendy and eclectic spins on blazers, hoodies, and coats that entranced those in the industry and pinned her as a designer to watch. Cuso’s Fall 2018 collaboration with Jaxon Yang is a huge indicator that her coming capsule will be something to pay attention to. Their design expertise had collided to create some classic looks with unexpected twists, we’re talking unique necklines, high slits, and lines that are aesthetically pleasing to every eye – even the modern consumer who’s not watching the runway.
Cuso is expecting to steer the buzz of her upcoming capsule toward her platform, which is focused heavily on social change and inclusiveness of all gender identities and body shapes. Her movement focuses on respect and tolerance and promotes building awareness of social issues through her designs. She’s much more than all talk – her line is inclusive of all body shapes, sizes, gender expressions, and disabilities. She offers custom clothing designs that can be tailored exclusively for any and all body types and abilities, making her a force for change in a world that sometimes feels like it’s not opening up to everyone quite as much as it should.
With that in mind, Cuso is a designer to watch as Fashion Week approaches. With the next generation focused on the morality and beliefs behind every company they buy from, Nina Cuso may be starting the next wave of designers and businesses who use their powers for good social change – and looking good while doing it.
Chanel showcased an impressive SS19 Couture show this last week which took place at the Grand Palais in Paris. Despite cold and wintery conditions, Chanel transformed the Grand Palais into a summery holiday villa with palm trees and a central water feature.
A variety of A-listers attended and walked for the Chanel show during Paris Fashion Week. Including the likes of Actress Kristen Stewart, rapper Pharell Williams who attended and supermodel Kaia Gerber who walked the runway.
Karl Lagerfeld's latest couture collection was classy and elegant, a range of full-length gowns, fishtail hems, Bishop sleeves and fitted silhouettes where carried down the catwalk. Chanel, known for its distinctive boucle fabrics and two piece suites also displayed strong 19th century references.
Chanel produced a mature range of looks, A feminine colour palette of pastel blues and pink hues were mixed with heavily embroidered and floral embellished looks, overall creating a glamorous finish to this seasons SS19 Couture collection.
With much scrutiny following the news that Versace had been bought by Micheal Kors. Versace came to prove everyone that doubted the luxurious brand that nothing has changed and lack nowhere in the level of high fashion. Revealing their Autumn/ Winter 2019 collection with some black, white and red pieces with many bondage-inspired leather straps, it soon after got brighter with a range of hot pink jumpers and jackets, printed badge pins on trousers with striped shirts.
Being as it was Men's Fashion Week Versace like many other brands included some female looks also, gracing the catwalk with her beautiful presence and powerful walk Bella Hadid wore a bondage-inspired look with topstitched and crystal-embellished straps paired with a matching puffer coat.
Continuing with more stunning pieces to hit the catwalk such as silk boxing shorts with the embroidered logo and bold shades. Versace produced a collection that aims to create a conversation about what menswear is today by empowering people to explore and express the various aspects of their character through style choices.
Donatella in her words said, “What I wanted to show in this collection are the different faces of a man, who has gained the courage that he didn’t have before. If I had to find a word that defines today’s men, it would be daring.”
Reflecting on the modern concept of men and challenging notions and stereotypes Versace continues to push the boundaries that everyone is always so delighted to see.