Paris Fashion Week - the end is near but not without a lil bit of Mui Mui and Louis Vuitton to end the fashion affair and obviously the daily dose of supermodels. From #pfw we have learnt a lot more about fashion in everyday life... Think catwalk looks are reserved for drama? Well Actually, that's not quite the case. While there are plenty of designers who prefer to dress up their models and put on a show —Rick Owens, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, and Jeremy Scott, to name a few — there are wearable outfits that strut the runway too; from Isabel Marant to Marni. The best part is pulling them off yourself doesn't cost a thing, using model off duty style as wardrobe inspiration in our previous posts, here at IMM we are now looking to the runway in order to create everyday looks.
We rounded up a whole handful of styling hacks we found on the Autumn'16 catwalks, all of which you can already master with the pieces in your wardrobe. Read on for several different ways to get ahead of the game. Regardless of what season it is, we're sure you're always open to a little tuck of the shirt here, an unexpected accessory add-on there.
Speaking of stripes..spotted on H&M,Marni and on model Bella Hadid off duty - stripes are definitely back! Mentioned in our previous post 'Florals, so 2015', pinstripes, rainbow stripes and horizontal stripes are on the rage - the trick is how to look part of #pfw gang. Taking inspiration from leading brand Marni; pair your striped tee with trousers in a totally unexpected shade - oranges with olive greens, pastel blues with mustard! However if you are looking for a smart look similar to styles created at the Michael Kors AW16 catwalk; polish your sweats by breaking them up with a crisp, collared shirts and pumps.
Amongst the Paris Fashion Week, the NEW Balenciaga made its arrival on the catwalk. The truth is the "new" Balenciaga under the direction of Vetements'Demna Gvasalia isn't all that new. In fact, the designer, who debuted his first Balenciaga collection at Autumn '16 Paris Fashion Week, offers a return to Cristóbal Balenciaga's archives with the proportional play and the exaggerated silhouettes you see throughout. Facing the pressure stepping in to fill the shoes at one of the industry's most celebrated design houses, he stated in a recent interview, 'My first priority was to understand the methodology of Cristóbal, his work around the body, and how to do it today, in 2016'. On the runway, He adapted the basics, things like jean jackets, trench coats, and parkas, with modern finesse. Here at IMM, we are taking inspiration from the clean palette of colours, nudes, camels and creams all of different shades - our styling hack is too try an outfit consisting of different shades of cream, similar to looks spotted on the models at Prozena Scholer - we can not get enough of this look here at IMM!
With Fashion week closing *sob* and us now investing in cream pants, cowboy boots and everything stripy! here at IMM we have been busy with endless shoots for our #newfaces from new editorial pieces (coming soon) one model is definitely on our mind; Jake B is our model of the week. Shooting for leading fashion magazines in the UK and recently shooting with the talented London based photographer Hugo Knapp, we can't wait to see what the rest of the year brings for Jake. See the rest of Jake's portfolio here!