The K-pop movement has been hitting the States with force especially with the SMtown tour of recent years. So, curiosity got us thinking about Korean fashion. The fashion atmosphere is Jeremy Scott meets hip hop and seems so easy to do. Printed tights can be found at H&M and Forever 21 while kitschy t-shirts can be found at JcPenney’s. I have one with owls from Jcpenney’s and a cat dj t-shirt from Forever 21.
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I fell in love with Phillipp Plein when I opened up the W Magazine March 2014 issue and saw a stunning ad featuring black models in the most amazing silver outfits; so I looked up the designer Phillipp Plein and this is what I found..
The German born designer launched his collection 10 years ago and has been dominating Europe ever since. He started as a furniture designer and them moved on to handbags and accessories using the left over pieces from his furniture materials and finally on to fashion design. His designs were mostly sold in Switzerland. His designs have prominently featured a laughing skull and that has become his signature. He is known for over the top couture designs featuring pop culture and punk. He designs for both men and women so check out his website for more designs http://www.plein.com
Phillip Plein Spring 2014 Collection
This hand detail is very well known in casual, punk and rocker styles but can more refined looks pull it off?
Paint splatter looks great on casual, punk and rock styles but other styles may find it hard to add paint looks to their wardrobe. Thankfully, designers have found more creative ways to add paint details to their wardrobes and these were our top picks for romance/vintage, classic and glam:
These paint styled prints are great for more pared down looks.
The sheer with the paint smear is glamorous because it flows while a paint splatter with minimal surface cover can be very romantic. The key to a softer hand painted look is the sheer fabric and a focus on paintbrush strokes for classic and glam looks. So if you are on the softer side of the style spectrum then look for sheer fabric with minimal hand paint detail.
Gingham has always been a staple in casual style. Who else can wear it?
Gingham is a great spring trend but versatility wise, I can’t help but wonder if it can be added to other wardrobe styles other than casual (with a country feel). In the above picture we showcased gingham in several different styles.
The first picture shows gingham in a classic look. The short crop gingham top is paired down with a long skirt and a short jacket. The best way to incorporate gingham into a classic outfit is shirts. A tailored pant or a hoop skirt takes the look into classic. Dress it up further with a jacket.
The second look is definitely vintage. The long sleeved bright colored gingham bright looks like a throwback from the 1970′s. The fitted skirt in a bright color adds a retro vibe. To make the look more romantic, switch the skirt from fitted to round (or flare) while keeping the bright color gingham print. Also trade the neon print for pastels.
The vegan leather accents on this black and white gingham dress makes it very rocker. Rock it up more with a moto jacket with stud accents. Punk it up more with bright colored stockings.
A gingham bottom is easier to dress up then a gingham top. For a more glamorous look, pair with a metallic top and statement heels.
Floral prints are very romantic but how do you incorporate it into other looks?
Floral print has so many looks this season, any fashion style can incorporate it into their wardrobe. This week we are going to focus on one spring trend and show how it can be added to any wardrobe. This style is very romantic and vintage so we will not cover this fashion style in this blog.
Small floral print and paint-like prints can be very classic.
For classic dressers, it is necessary to either go small or artistic. To pair down the look add a flowing pant or skirt in either a neutral or the base color of the floral print. A floral print shirt can be added to a pastel pant suit for work while a floral dress above can take the look to events and night life.
Small flowers on a broad canvas is great for everyday while large floral prints are great for a night out.
For casual dressers, add jeans to a random floral print shirt or tee (similar to the second from left). Random flowers on a pastel background can be very casual and can be found on t-shirts. For a more bold look, large Hawaiian like floral print can be worn for a night out.
Stick to black and white floral prints for rock and punk looks.
Black and white floral prints can be dressed with studs and spikes without overpowering the rocker edge. For punk dressers, color can be added on the bottom, pants or fitted skirts. Blazers and jackets can dress up the look to wear at night.
Adding trim to floral print makes it look more glamorous.
Adding trim detail in print or beading immediately adds glamor. We love the short suit above for a casual look but a long dress for night.