Last week, GUESS by Marciano debuted their 2011 Holiday Collection with an exclusive cocktail party co-hosted by VOGUE in Beverly Hills. The retro-centric party, complete with “pop-up fashion presentations” throughout the evening and a special performance by synchronized swimming troupe, “The Waterlilies,” complemented its retro-inspired high-glamour evening wear and versatile separates. As expected, classic denim pieces were on display which have the look of vintage denim, but are actually both feminine and luxurious in feel.
At bit more sophisticated yet flirty, the Holiday Collection makes it easy for the professional woman who wants a bit more sass in her wardrobe, from faux fur and sequin embellishments, to animal prints and bold asymmetrical cuts. In contrast to the gowns, the suit separates offer earth hues that are made to pair well with skinny jeans for a quick-change from a day to Happy Hour look.
Photos: John Shearer, WireImage. For more information, go to Guess online.
—Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: fashion shows, Guess, GUESS by Marciano, Guess jeans, vintage denim, vintage jeans, winter jeans
Famed photoblogger Tommy Ton just released some street style pics, snapped outside of the recent AW2011 menswear fashion shows in Florence, Milan and Paris. He has been doing double duty for Style.com (pictures below) and GQ. Life imitates art imitates life, when we see pops of vibrant color in details, footwear and accessories amongst the masses, before seeing more hot pinks, yellows and neon orange colors on the runway — a departure from what one might expect for the usual (and expected) dark and gloomier Autumn-Winter collections. The show before the show can be quite interesting in itself! It’s still winter in Europe, we last checked, but the ladies were out in their sheer tops and denim shorts, too. Why else but to show off all the architectural shoes! Captured in the following shots were how people chose to spotlight denim with bright footwear and upturned selvedge hems, or “hid” denim pieces in the layers and textures of their ensembles.
View the entire slideshow at Style.com.
–– Kathy Ng Hassan
Tags: fashion shows, Florence, Milan, Paris, Tommy Ton