Winter in all its glory always makes me drawn to the colour white, in just about everything. I think its the lack of sun light in combination with the reduced hours of light, which makes me crave light, bright and white, in clothing, accessories, homewards and everything in between. White just brightens the mood and lifts the spirit bring on the winter whites.
The resort collection used to be about the well to do having the appropriate vacation wear to travel to far off places, which included swim suits, kaftans, dinner dress, light weight coats as you travel to get away from the cold, to a resort hence the name. But with each passing year the difference between the collections seem to be less and less in the sense of variety of apparel due to the temperate controlled life we lead in today's modern age, a heavy coat is only necessary when travelling from the office to the train station or car park depending on your choice of commute. So what in essence is it all about these days? Well Karl seems to use these resort collections to explore an idea to its fullest potential. This year was all about the Middle East set in Dubai, Chanel showed a range of glamourised jeanie pants, kaftans, slim leg pants under long calf length dresses with crest moon motif used through out. The Chanel resort collection seems to symbolise the importance of the Middle East market to western luxury brands
April is Autumn, it's cooling, ever so slightly every day, little by little we slide in to winter. April is about brining out the scarf, while still wearing sandals. It's about breakthrough sunlight in the ominous rain clouds overhead. It's about finding that perfect spot in sun and drinking it in before it's too cold to sit outside. In April I'm forever the optimist, wearing my summers favourites just one last time, before they get pushed to the back of the closet. I feel the soft blues, Dior grey, crisp white and weak coffee, are the colours of April. Looking forward to one last hurrah!
Dress: Millicent Elizabeth, Sandals: Acne
The Spring Haute Couture shows are already over, the focal point for this season is the waist, so Christmas is now over, and not everyone's waist looking the best, better get your new years resolutions on track! Which brings me to my next point, sport luxe is back again this season if Chanel is anything to go by! Designer kicks who could say no!