Monday, March 14, 2005

The Look Book for Fall'05 - (F)


Suits were sexy, without being too flesh-revealing.

Giorgio Armani had a comprehensive suit collection, all very modern and mostly in black. Some were more daring than others, with voluminous cropped pants, balloon skirts and blazars.

I also enjoyed Jasper Conran's collection of suits and related workwear. It was very feminine and elegant.

There were other collections like Alexander McQueen which staged more conservative, 1940s/60s-like suits with tweed, pastel colours and longer hemlines.

Suits are really one of the best things that happened to work wear. They are gorgeously tailored to flatter every silhouette, and they take the thinking out of deciding what to wear to work (you don't have to worry which top goes with which bottom).

While black, grey and browns are classic colours for suits, I think red really ups the whole look. But of course, you don't want to be sending the wrong messages to your colleagues.

And a suit is never complete without a good pair of shoes. Pumps work the best, although slingbacks and sandals can't possibly go that wrong either, as long as it matches your suit. Do leave your platforms/wedges for the weekend.

Oh and please don't underestimate good makeup and great hair.

Giorgio Armani

Alexander McQueen

Eley Kishimoto

Jean Paul Gaultier


Louis Vuitton


Jasper Conran

Antonio Beradi

Military trenchcoats

I don't think I have to elaborate on how fantastic this fall's trenchcoats are.

Balenciaga made the most luxurious, lustful trenches.

There were a couple of cropped trenches, but I think trenchcoats are at their full glory when they are show-stoppingly long.

So, a predominant theme for trench coats this fall is the military one. Coats were very structured and with that dirty green/ khaki colour and metal buckles.


Andrew Gn

Veronique Braquinho