Jumpsuit of the Day: Cynthia Rowley Resort 2012

Wide-legged pants and funky necklines were the driving forces behind Cynthia Rowley’s Resort 2012 jumpsuits. She combined feminine prints with edgy silhouettes and bold pop colours, playing into some of the trends forseen for the next few seasons. Norwegian model Kat Hessen modeled the two jumpsuits, bringing a classy, yet youthful air to the art-inspired collection. The first was a high waisted yellow-printed jumpsuit with wide legs, bishop sleeves and a v-neck:

The second jumpsuit was a vibrant shade of red-orange, and featured a narrow slit-neckline and exaggerated wide-legged pants:

In both looks, Kat Hessen carries a plastic clutch, appearing to be a cross between an oversized pill and a sunglasses case; functional quirkiness at its best!

View the rest of Cynthia Rowley’s Resort 2012 collection on Style.com

Jumpsuit of the Day: Kourtney Kardashian at Redbook cover launch


Kourtney Kardashian stepped into the month of April in a beige wide-legged jumpsuit with a droopy, plunging neckline. Two weeks later, she experimented with a border-line farmer-style denim jumpsuit. But at the Redbook Kardashian cover launch, Kourtney, who arrived with her son Mason, finally did justice to jumpsuits by rocking a hot red piece! Continue reading

Jumpsuit of the Day: Viktor & Rolf at Paris Fashion Week

Dutch designers Viktor & Rolf showed the world their Fall/Winter 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection during the first week of March at Paris Fashion Week. As they walked down the runway, models looked as if they were marching to battle at first, with their rigid,  heavy-duty black garments and red painted faces. As touches of femininity were shown in pleating, floral prints and carefully crafted ruffles, it became evident that models were showcasing a look that fought for a  glamorous-yet-macabre sense of empowerment in fashion.

This jumpsuit is no exception. Its single feathered arm is reminiscent of a Black Swan-esque Natalie Portman fighting to be the best dancer, trapped in a delusional and horrifying state of mind. The perfectly tailored pants meet the fitted top with the use of a shiny, black, almost weapon-like belt, and the model’s red war-paint is reflected in her bright red pumps. Though the net insert adds punk appeal and attitude to the garment, perhaps it could have done without it altogether, and remained a one-shoulder piece.

More images from the Viktor & Rolf F/W 2011 RTW runway show can be viewed here.

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Jumpsuit of the Day: Topshop Unique at London Fashion Week

Topshop Unique F/W 2011 RTW at London Fashion Week

At the Topshop Unique Fall/Winter 2011 Ready-to-Wear runway show last month at London Fashion Week, Dalmatian-printed garments were spotted on the runway, including this steel-grey jumpsuit. The collection also featured a variety of other funky prints paired with various colours and textures.

This deep maroon jumpsuit gives off a quirky and youthful vibe, with its sleeveless top with a plunging V-neck, combined with a wide sash-like belt draped over her hips and knotted at the naval. The fabric appears to be a crepe-silk, and in movement, its diamond print shows hints of orange and purple shades. The free-spirited fashionista wearing this jumpsuit can definitely expect to turn heads for having a borderline diva-esque dress-sense.

To view the rest of the Topshop Unique F/W 2011 RTW collection, click here.

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Jumpsuit of the Day: St. John at NY Fashion Week

Jumpsuit by St. John at New York Fashion Week

The St. John Fall/Winter 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection was shown at New York Fashion Week early last month. Creative director George Sharp illustrated dramatic elegance in designing the garments–Fur accents, calf-length dresses, tailored bell-bottoms and flowy maxi skirts, embellished with belts, bows and striking costume jewelry.  

This lavish maroon colour of this jumpsuit makes it a perfect outfit for the holiday season. Nothing says “trendy” more clearly than the signature NYFW F/W 2011 flared pants, but combined with the dolman sleeves, there’s just too disproportional much volume– it probably should have been an either-or design decision.

To view the rest of the St. John F/W 2011 RTW collection, click here.

Fall/Winter 2011 Colour Trend: Red-Orange

With Fashion Weeks in Europe drawing to a close, a few colour trends stood out amongst the various collections. The Crayola shade of red-orange for instance, was used by designers in New York, London, Milan and Paris.

Carlos Miele, Proenza Schouler and Reed Krakoff in New York

Carlos Miele’s gathered jumpsuit will be a popular garment this fall season. Many neutral-coloured oversized blazers were spotted on the runways, but this Proenza Schueler piece is funky and eye-catching. And although black sheer dresses were a plenty amongst the New York collections, these sheer red-orange sleeves by Reed Krakoff give a fresh and cheery look to the trend.

Matthew Williamson, Issa and Betty Jackson in London

Matthew Williamson shows that red-orange pants can be edgy, and Issa gave grace and sophistication to this bright dress from his collection. Though Feretti’s outfit could have looked like a prison jumpsuit, the model carries it with a whimsical attitude.  

Gabriele Colangelo, Blumarine and Alberta Feretti in Milan

Designers in Milan showed that red-orange outerwear will definitely be trendy this Fall, and Blumarine used cut-out lace in the same colour for a spin-off of the sheer lace dress.

Lanvin, Sonia Rykiel and Rue du Mail in Paris

Lanvin impressed viewers with dresses that incorporated movement and body, while Sonia Rykiel included red-orange stirrup leggings in her runway show, and Rue du Mail mixed Halloween colours in his red-orange piece.  

Stay tuned for more colour trends from Fashion Weeks!

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