Balmain’s Fall/Winter 2014 show took place February 27 at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris. This season, creative director Olivier Rousteing took Balmain down a dramatically different path. Continue reading
Prabal Gurung, FW 2013 (c) SJ Chronicle, 2013
Fashion writer: Dara Avenius
Black and white: The colors are at the opposite ends of the spectrum, so powerful by themselves that just the mere presence of the color on a character can tell you whether they are sinful or innocent, predator or prey. And no doubt, these looks range from the demure and sweet to sleek and sexy.
Soft, silky and flowing – that perfectly describes Mirabelle‘s “Birds in Flight” dress, the birds oh so tender and tiny. Belying its sweetness however is the mullet-style bottom which shows a wide expanse of sumptuous thigh, tickling the senses and promising that perhaps she’s not so innocent after all!
Sandy understood – if you want to seduce your man, leave behind the innocence and slip on some sultry black leggings to hug your curves and catch his eye. Danny couldn’t help it anymore – he just had to make her his after that! Black leggings have not gone out of style since, but they have been updated here by A.L.C. Emmett to a sleek and sexy pseudo-leather look – adding an Angelina Jolie-infused kinkiness into an already power packed look. Toss on a silky black and white blouse (by Parker) or pair it with a long black tunic (A.L.C. Emmett) and you’ll look like you’re ready to hop on a motorcycle with your love and head off to a wild time!
But sometimes you need something in between naughty and nice – something chic, elegant and perfect for a party. Why not wear this Parker black and white maxi dress then? The long slit allows for both maximum comfort and supreme sexiness. Comfort and sexiness? Wow, two more things that are also on the opposite sides of the spectrum, but oh so perfect together, just like black and white!