See some of our favorite looks from Paris and Milan, and get fresh inspiration for your favorite Burda patterns!
Jason Wu’s most recent collection featured long, lean silhouettes that are softer than past shows. Bias cut slip dresses skimmed the body. This shape is sensual but effortless, especially with a tough jacket thrown on top.
Get this look with shimmering fabrics (think high shine satin, metallic lame, or beading) in simple, bias cut silhouettes. We like the Slip Dress in white satin, or the V neck Sequined Tank. Top it off with a Slouchy Satin Jacket, Lambskin Jacket, or soft Biker Jacket.
The latest Dior collection by Raf Simmons had plenty of excitement, with bright pops of color in lemon, fuchsia, cerulean, and lollipop pink. With lots of volume and a bold color, you don’t need many fussy details. For fans of wild extras, we did spot a few dresses with undone corset lacing at the waist.
The Folded Dress has crisp structure, and looks good in black or white. For a pattern with a peplum that hits below the hip, make the Pleated Mini Skirt in a heavy silk with some body. You could also try the Sleeveless Shift Dress or undone Batwing Dress in cotton candy pink. It’s not a floor length tank dress, but it has the same effortless, breezy confidence of Raf Simon’s voluminous designs. The real trend is eye-catching, can’t miss color.
The runway show also featured painted on latex eye makeup in bright turquoise. Try this crazy shade on your nails instead if you’re not stomping down a catwalk any time soon.
Giorgio Armani’s sedate Fall 2014 collection was called “Fade to Grey,” but the main color to notice was pops of pistachio and lime green peeking out from sheered out blacks and greys. This show featured beautifully cut jackets and slinky evening gowns, but we’re in love with these skirt and top combos. The skirt at left has a little late nineties sheer sparkle, toned down with a black top. Copy the structured shirt with our Cap Sleeve Top.
For these looks, you’ll want a slinky bottom layer, like the Infinity Mini Skirt, High Waist Wrap Skirt, or the Layered Skirt. The Layered Skirt would be beautiful with a grey overskirt and pastel underlayer. Add some contrast with a structured black top. The Satin Bustier gives drama to any outfit. Finish off with mermaid waves, glossy lids, and a peach or nude lip.
These are just a few of our favorite looks from recent shows. While we’d love to copy all the drama straight from the runway, sometimes it’s easier to just pick a few trends. A little extra volume at the hip, an unexpected fabric combination, or a daring new color. Let us know which designers inspire you!
All runway images: Getty