Words cannot explain how much I love this look by Balmain. Every little detail makes this outfit one hundred times better than it already is. The intricate print on the coat, the shape of it, the cut – it’s all perfect. Then you have the matching belt with the silver metallic trim which breaks it up just the little bit. To match the light shine from the belt is the choker and tiny rim of the bottom of the boots. Then there’s the colour of the boots! The whole look just flows so well.
2. Hervé Léger by Max Azria
Surely this must be coutour, no? Just look at the embroidery work throughout the whole dress, and mind you, this is just an image from afar. Could you imagine what it would be like up close in real life? I love how they have chosen to dress is a little bit down with a big puffy jacket and patent goth-style boots. The deep blue of this look is just what the doctor ordered (wish the doctor was me and this was arriving at my doorstep).
This gorgeous number looks like the perfect black-tie dress. Lanvin has found such an innovative way to incorporate ruffles without looking like you’re about to go salsa dancing. The contrast of the rose gold coloured ruffle-underside (sorry, couldn’t think of a better term) really ties in well with the overall darkness of the rest of the dress and the patterns give off a regal sort of vibe.
4. Marc Jacobs
This takes the cape to a whole new level. You thought your mid-length camel coloured cape was nice? Try this. The hand-sewn embroidery is absolutely stunning – definitely something I would like to see on the Cannes red carpet. Although this outfit looks quite dark, I think this could be worn with a cute full length nude bodycon gown with some sequins running through it.
5. Max Mara
Simple and clean. I always love seeing tailored menswear-inspired looks on the runway and I think this Max Mara outfit really shows off the best of this trend. Toughened up with some black leather gloves, but also a little bit playful with the baby blue shoes peeping out at the bottom, this is definitely one for the books.
[all images are from style.com]