Jumpsuit of the Day: Stella McCartney In….Stella McCartney

Last night, the British Fashion Awards 2011 took place at the Savoy Theatre in London. Stella McCartney showed up in this jumpsuit straight from her Spring/Summer 2011 runway collection, and went home with the “Red Carpet Dresser of the Year” … Continue reading

Jumpsuit of the Day: Salvatore Ferragamo at Milan Fashion Week

Salvatore Ferragamo F/W 2011 RTW collection

Massimiliano Giornetti, creative director or Salvatore Ferragamo sent a stunning collection down the runway last Sunday at Milan Fashion Week. He used blacks, whites and greys in a variety of shades, prints and textures to create fashion forward separates, dresses and gowns. In fact, there was no colour to be seen throughout the entire show! However, lack of colour does not mean lack of style. The pieces shown at Ferragamo were exceptionally designed and  impeccably tailored.

These two jumpsuits were part of the Ferragamo collection. They appear to be feminine variations of the typical male suit, fit for any female boss at a bank, or a law firm. The phrase “women empowerment” comes to mind. The first is a pinstripe jumpsuit, worn with a matching blazer and trench. Though the pieces themselves may be extraordinary, it would have been nice to see the jumpsuit alone– it would be interesting to see what kind of sleeves (if any) accompany that plunging neckline. The second is black and simple. The tapered trouser and  contrast collar make the garment wearable for the workplace, and the cuffed, baggy sleeve allow it to be worn even at night. The models’ tightly pulled back hair and pink-cherry lips complete the overall look of the chic workwear.

To view other looks from the Salvatore Ferragamo F/W 2011 RTW collection at MFW, click here.

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Jumpsuit of the Day: Emporio Armani at Milan Fashion Week

Emporio Armani F/W 2011 RTW at Milan Fashion Week

 Armani showed his Fall/Winter 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection at Milan Fashion Week on Saturday. Blacks and greys dominated the runway, with a few pops of electric blue. The chiffons, silks, velvets and sequined embellishments accompanying the classic workwear materials showed the sheer versatility of the brand, in addition to its unwavering skill to incorporate glamour into the wardrobe of the working woman.

In each of  these two jumpsuits, Armani created a single ruffle, and attached it to the garment. On the first piece, the ruffle is made to look like a collar, and on the second it’s attached to the hip in a fish fin-like way. The ruffles act as the main feature of each jumpsuit; they are bold and overbearing, and what the eye is first drawn to.

Click here to see the rest of the Emporio Armani F/W 2011 RTW collection.

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Jumpsuit of the Day: 3.1 Phillip Lim at NY Fashion Week

3.1 Phillip Lim Fall 2011 RTW collection

Designer Phillip Lim showed these two  jumpsuits with his Fall/Winter 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection last Wednesday at New York Fashion Week. His colour palette consisted of bright blues, lime greens and subdued neutrals, with some touches of burnt red. He drew his inspiration from the concept of fashion on two wheels. “It’s about these chic women who ride bikes to work, to brunch, to a cocktail party,” said Lim.

What makes these jumpsuits unique is the pleating that starts at the naval, and continues down the front of each leg, making the overall look appear suitable for the office. With the right accessories, these outfits can even be taken from day to night, especially the blue piece!

Click here to see more pieces from the 3.1 Phillip Lim F/W 2011 Collection.

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Jumpsuit of the Day: Ports 1961 at NY Fashion Week

Ports 1961 Fall 2011 RTW

Designer Fiona Cibani drew from menswear inspirations for her Fall 2011 Ready-to-Wear collection that was shown on Wednesday at New York Fashion Week. Though the runway show lacked some femininity and evening wear, the models fabulously worked the work-wear.

This jumpsuit screams wonders to the modern fashionable woman who has difficulty finding her place amongst  co-workers in her male-dominated office. Cibani manages to do justice to the female figure while remaining tasteful, conservative and work-appropriate.

To see more from the Ports 1961 Fall 2011 RTW collection, click here.

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