Jan 10, 2020 3:24PM PT

Monochrome styling continues in 2020.

Brigitte Macron joined her husband Emmanuel Macron, president of France, along with the Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel and his husband Gauthier Destenay for talks about current European affairs at the Elysee Palace in Paris today.

For the occasion, Brigitte chose to layer pieces of the same color, a styling hack that took over celebrity closets in fall 2019; France’s first lady’s take on the trend included a navy blue midi-length coat over a matching navy high-neck knee-skimming dress.

the Elysee Palace, brigitte macron, emmanuel macron, president, france, first lady, blue

(L-R): Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel, French President Emmanuel Macron, Gauthier Destenay and Brigitte Macron at the Elysee Palace.

CREDIT: Shutterstock

the Elysee Palace, brigitte macron, emmanuel macron, president, france, first lady, blue

A closer look at Brigitte Macron’s heels.

CREDIT: Shutterstock

She continued her monochrome ensemble with a pair of dark blue suede pumps with a pointed toe and a tall heel.

The chief of the European Council, Charles Michel, joined the French president and Luxembourg’s prime minister along with his partner Amelie Derbaudrenghien. The group of European officials met to discuss the European Union’s priorities and current affairs as the new year kicks off.

the Elysee Palace, brigitte macron, emmanuel macron, president, france, first lady, blue

(L-R): European Council President Charles Michel, Emmanuel Macron, Amelie Derbaudrenghien and Brigitte Macron at the Elysee Palace.

CREDIT: Shutterstock

French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes with his wife Brigitte Macron Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel and his husband Gauthier Destenay at the Elysee PalaceMeeting at the Elysee Palace, Paris, France - 10 Jan 2020

(L-R): French President Emmanuel Macron welcomes with his wife Brigitte Macron, Prime Minister of Luxembourg Xavier Bettel and his husband Gauthier Destenay at the Elysee Palace, Jan. 10, 2020.

CREDIT: Shutterstock

Brigitte stepped out Wednesday for the launch of the 2020 Pièces Jaunes operation, at the Regional Hospital Center of Orleans, France. She chose a striped black pantsuit with silver button detailing and a high-neck white blouse along with studded almond-toe black boots for the event.

brigitte macron, black boots, pantsuit, white blouse, French president's wife Brigitte Macron and Didier Deschamps (France former head coach of the French national football team) during the launch of the 31st edition of the "Pieces Jaunes". 08 Jan 2020 Pictured: Brigitte Macron & Didier Deschamps. Photo credit: KCS Presse / MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA581305_002.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]French president's wife Brigitte Macron and Didier Deschamps (France former head coach of the French national football team) during the launch of the 31st edition of the "Pieces Jaunes". 08 Jan 2020 Pictured: Brigitte Macron & Didier Deschamps. Photo credit: KCS Presse / MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA581305_021.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]

Brigitte Macron in Orleans, France on Jan. 8.

CREDIT: MEGA

brigitte macron, black boots, pantsuit, white blouse, French president's wife Brigitte Macron and Didier Deschamps (France former head coach of the French national football team) during the launch of the 31st edition of the "Pieces Jaunes". 08 Jan 2020 Pictured: Brigitte Macron & Didier Deschamps. Photo credit: KCS Presse / MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA581305_002.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]

A closer look at Brigitte Macron’s black boots.

CREDIT: MEGA

The French first lady oftentimes favors Louis Vuitton when it comes to clothing, shoes and accessories. With footwear, specifically, she leans toward pointed-toe pumps with a stiletto or block heel usually around 4 inches high. Louis Vuitton’s Eyeline is one of her favorites and she also frequents the graphic-print Matchmake pump.

Click through the gallery to see more of Brigitte Macron’s style.

Want more?

France’s First Lady Gives Her Pantsuit an Edgy Twist With Studded Black Boots
France’s First Lady Wears a Chic Black-and-White Dress With Pointed Pumps in Ivory Coast

French First Lady’s Chevron-Print Coat & Blue Suede Pumps Are Fall-Ready on Shanghai Trip

Watch on FN

Salma Hayek dishes on some of her most iconic fashion looks. From crop tops to temporary tattoos, the Mexican actress is Hollywood’s unsung red carpet rule breaker. Early in her career, Salma struggled to get clothing from big designers and still put together looks that stand the test of time.

“Frida” photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Vogue, October 2002

Salma Hayek stars in LIKE A BOSS in theaters January 10

Director: Max Bartick
Director of Photography: Steven Tong
Producer: Vara Reese
Editor: Victoria Mortati
Visuals Editor: Olivia Horner
Visuals Producer: Kento Spanos

Still haven’t subscribed to Vogue on YouTube? ►► http://bit.ly/vogueyoutubesub

ABOUT VOGUE
Vogue is the authority on fashion news, culture trends, beauty coverage, videos, celebrity style, and fashion week updates.

Salma Hayek Breaks Down 13 Looks From 1996 to Now | Life in Looks | Vogue

It’s easy to get into a rotation of the same winter knits: chunky sweater, turtleneck, long sleeve black dress, repeat. But during the recent holiday season, we couldn’t help but notice a micro trend throughout our Instagram feeds, sported by celebrities, influencers, and our most fashionable friends. There’s been a major uptick in asymmetric necklines. Whether intentionally scooped right or left of center, or sporting a one-shoulder design, the modern silhouette is subtle yet transformative.
 
Asymmetry was a common thread across runways from New York to Paris, making an appearance on the Spring ’20 catwalks of Stella McCartney, Cushnie, and more. We love Simon Porte Jacquemus’ inventive take in which he managed to create a cardigan that doubles as symmetrical, or asymmetrical, depending on how you button it. 
 
The eye-catching trend void of ruffles, rhinestones, and flash but its anything but boring, And it adds an edge to the most basic rib-knit top. It’s a comfortable alternative to the off-shoulder look, and we’re so pro going lopsided, we’ve curated 14 of our favorite styles out there.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="It’s easy to get into a rotation of the same winter knits: chunky sweater, turtleneck, long sleeve black dress, repeat. But during the recent holiday season, we couldn’t help but notice a micro trend throughout our Instagram feeds, sported by celebrities, influencers, and our most fashionable friends.&nbsp;There’s been a major uptick in asymmetric necklines. Whether intentionally scooped right or left of center, or sporting a one-shoulder design, the modern silhouette is subtle yet transformative.
&nbsp;
Asymmetry was a common thread across runways from New York to Paris, making an appearance on the Spring ’20 catwalks of Stella McCartney, Cushnie, and more. We love Simon Porte&nbsp;Jacquemus’ inventive take in which he managed to create a cardigan that doubles as symmetrical, or asymmetrical, depending on how you button it.&nbsp;
&nbsp;
The eye-catching trend void of ruffles, rhinestones, and flash but its anything but boring, And it adds an edge to the most basic rib-knit top. It’s a comfortable alternative to the off-shoulder look, and we’re so pro going lopsided, we’ve curated 14 of our favorite styles out there.

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. The product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
&nbsp;” data-reactid=”11″>It’s easy to get into a rotation of the same winter knits: chunky sweater, turtleneck, long sleeve black dress, repeat. But during the recent holiday season, we couldn’t help but notice a micro trend throughout our Instagram feeds, sported by celebrities, influencers, and our most fashionable friends. There’s been a major uptick in asymmetric necklines. Whether intentionally scooped right or left of center, or sporting a one-shoulder design, the modern silhouette is subtle yet transformative.
 
Asymmetry was a common thread across runways from New York to Paris, making an appearance on the Spring ’20 catwalks of Stella McCartney, Cushnie, and more. We love Simon Porte Jacquemus’ inventive take in which he managed to create a cardigan that doubles as symmetrical, or asymmetrical, depending on how you button it. 
 
The eye-catching trend void of ruffles, rhinestones, and flash but its anything but boring, And it adds an edge to the most basic rib-knit top. It’s a comfortable alternative to the off-shoulder look, and we’re so pro going lopsided, we’ve curated 14 of our favorite styles out there.

At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. The product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.
 

View photos

<figcaption class="C($c-fuji-grey-h) Fz(13px) Py(5px) Lh(1.5)" title="

BDG Urban Outfitters One-Shoulder Long Sleeve Thong Bodysuit, $, available at Nordstrom” data-reactid=”28″>

BDG Urban Outfitters One-Shoulder Long Sleeve Thong Bodysuit, $, available at Nordstrom

View photos

<figcaption class="C($c-fuji-grey-h) Fz(13px) Py(5px) Lh(1.5)" title="

Jacquemus La Robe Maille Azur, $, available at Jacquemus” data-reactid=”48″>

Jacquemus La Robe Maille Azur, $, available at Jacquemus

View photos

<figcaption class="C($c-fuji-grey-h) Fz(13px) Py(5px) Lh(1.5)" title="

Eloquii Asymmetrical Neckline Top, $, available at Eloquii” data-reactid=”68″>

Eloquii Asymmetrical Neckline Top, $, available at Eloquii

View photos

<figcaption class="C($c-fuji-grey-h) Fz(13px) Py(5px) Lh(1.5)" title="

Lulus Soltera Black One-Shoulder Dress, $, available at Lulus” data-reactid=”90″>

Lulus Soltera Black One-Shoulder Dress, $, available at Lulus

View photos

<figcaption class="C($c-fuji-grey-h) Fz(13px) Py(5px) Lh(1.5)" title="

Cushnie Metallic Gold Silk Lame Asymmetric Mini Dress, $, available at Cushnie” data-reactid=”110″>

Cushnie Metallic Gold Silk Lame Asymmetric Mini Dress, $, available at Cushnie

View photos

<figcaption class="C($c-fuji-grey-h) Fz(13px) Py(5px) Lh(1.5)" title="

IRO Coatli One Shoulder Puff Sleeve Silk Top, $, available at Verishop” data-reactid=”130″>

IRO Coatli One Shoulder Puff Sleeve Silk Top, $, available at Verishop

View photos

<figcaption class="C($c-fuji-grey-h) Fz(13px) Py(5px) Lh(1.5)" title="

Plus Asymmetric Snake Print Longsleeve Bodysuit, $, available at ” data-reactid=”150″>

Plus Asymmetric Snake Print Longsleeve Bodysuit, $, available at

View photos

<figcaption class="C($c-fuji-grey-h) Fz(13px) Py(5px) Lh(1.5)" title="

Lovers + Friends Cullen Bodysuit, $, available at Revolve” data-reactid=”170″>

Lovers + Friends Cullen Bodysuit, $, available at Revolve

View photos

<figcaption class="C($c-fuji-grey-h) Fz(13px) Py(5px) Lh(1.5)" title="

Pretty Darling Asymmetric Sleeve Jacquard Midi Dress, $, available at ASOS” data-reactid=”190″>

Pretty Darling Asymmetric Sleeve Jacquard Midi Dress, $, available at ASOS

View photos

<figcaption class="C($c-fuji-grey-h) Fz(13px) Py(5px) Lh(1.5)" title="

Alix Willett Metallic Thong Bodysuit, $, available at Shopbop” data-reactid=”210″>

Alix Willett Metallic Thong Bodysuit, $, available at Shopbop

View photos

View photos

<figcaption class="C($c-fuji-grey-h) Fz(13px) Py(5px) Lh(1.5)" title="

Bec & Bridge Anaconda Midi Dress, $, available at Shopbop” data-reactid=”250″>

Bec & Bridge Anaconda Midi Dress, $, available at Shopbop

View photos

<figcaption class="C($c-fuji-grey-h) Fz(13px) Py(5px) Lh(1.5)" title="

Nasty Gal Ruched Asymetric Slinky Body, $, available at Nasty Gal” data-reactid=”270″>

Nasty Gal Ruched Asymetric Slinky Body, $, available at Nasty Gal

View photos

<figcaption class="C($c-fuji-grey-h) Fz(13px) Py(5px) Lh(1.5)" title="

RtA Beckett Off Shoulder Sweater, $, available at 11 Honore” data-reactid=”290″>

RtA Beckett Off Shoulder Sweater, $, available at 11 Honore

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?” data-reactid=”294″>Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="These Are The Designer Deals To Shop Now” data-reactid=”295″>These Are The Designer Deals To Shop Now

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Virgil Abloh Says Streetweer Is Over” data-reactid=”296″>Virgil Abloh Says Streetweer Is Over

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="Rebecca Taylor Launches A Clothing Recycling Plan” data-reactid=”297″>Rebecca Taylor Launches A Clothing Recycling Plan

Learning how to apply makeup seems easy enough, but sometimes, beauty basics can be pretty darn baffling. Luckily, eye shadow isn’t as intimidating as it seems, and it can totally transform your beauty routine.

“Eye shadow can do wonders for drawing attention to the eyes. Depending on color choice, intensity and placement, it can provide shape and balance to the face and make your eye color pop,” said Glamsquad artistic director, Kelli J. Bartlett.

Whether you’re looking for some insider eye shadow application tips, the best shade for your eye color or the right tools to get you started, we’ve got you covered. TODAY Style consulted makeup pros to learn everything you need to know about mastering the art of eye shadow.

Make sure to stock up on quality makeup brushes before applying eye shadow.Getty Images

Eye shadow brushes 101

Before even attempting to master eye shadow application, you’ll want to arm yourself with the proper tools to get the job done. A good set of makeup brushes can make a world of difference, and can help you get a smooth, professional finish. But when it comes to eye shadow, there’s really no one-size-fits-all list of brushes you should own. That’s because the tools you use will depend on the look you’re trying to create.

“Eye shadow can be applied in a multitude of different ways, depending on how you want the finish to look. If you want the look to be soft and diffused, choose a fluffy brush. For more detail or higher saturation, choose a densely bristled brush to help apply shadow with specificity. For high-shine metallic formulas, your finger can be an excellent tool to burnish on shadow,” said Bartlett.

If you’re not quite ready to get fancy yet and are just starting your eye shadow brush collection, here are some good tools to look for:

  • A blending brush to help create a seamless look between different colors
  • A flat, small dense brush to hold plenty of color
  • A spare brush for when you’re applying multiple colors at once
Nov. 13, 201904:28

Stuff We Love

Get a daily roundup of items that will make your life easier, healthier and more stylish.

When to apply eye shadow in your routine

Once you’re ready to work some eye shadow magic, the question remains: Should you apply your eye makeup before or after foundation? It’s all personal preference, really, but taking care of your eye makeup looks first can save you a bit of cleanup later.

“When applying eye shadow I suggest applying the eye shadow first before you apply foundation to avoid the fallout. First apply a thin layer of eye shadow primer, then eye shadow and eyeliner where you desire,” celebrity makeup artist Billie Gene said.

Applying eye shadow first can also help if you’re creating a pretty intense look. “If you are looking to create a smokey eye or vibrant look then it is a good idea to start with your eyes in case you make any mistakes or have eye shadow fallout,” said Claudia Soare, president and creative director of Anastasia Beverly Hills.

If you’re more experienced and prefer to take care of your concealer and foundation first, you can always save eye shadow for later. “Just put some translucent powder onto a brush or pad and dab it under your eyes. Make sure to apply enough powder, so that if there is any eye shadow fallout it lands on the translucent powder. Then you sweep it off when finished,” said celebrity makeup artist Desirae Cherman.

How to apply eye shadow

There are many different ways to apply eye shadow and, with practice, you’ll develop a few shortcuts of your own to help achieve the look you’re craving. But there are a few basic tips that can get you started.

Prepping for eye shadow application:

  1. Prep the skin: “I like to wipe the eye area down with micellar water before I start makeup to remove anything that could be on the face. Oil is your enemy, as is anything slippery on the lid,” said celebrity makeup artist Mary Irwin.
  2. Start with an eye shadow primer: “It’s good to set your eye shadow by starting with a primer. This helps to not only hold the shadow in place, but also preps the eyelid, getting rid of discoloration,” Cherman said.
  3. Concealer: Still have some dark spots? Irwin recommends using a neutralizing concealer to create a totally clean canvas.
  4. Set the eye shadow: Bartlett recommends finishing with translucent setting powder dusted over the look.
Nov. 13, 201904:26

Basic eye shadow application:

  1. Use an eye shadow the color of your skin all over, from lashes to brows.
  2. Follow up with a neutral color all over the lid up to the crease (you can use a matte or satin finish)
  3. Add dimension with a slightly darker color in a matte finish to the outer corner of the crease and blend well.
  4. Add an eyeliner of your choice.
  5. Take a highlighter or shimmery eye shadow lighter than your skin tone on the inner corner of the eyes to brighten things up.

Expert eye shadow application tips:

  • Want to add depth and dimension? Bartlettrecommends using a small flat brush and dark shadow pressed into where the lashes grow.
  • Want to make an area stand out more? Use a lighter color. “You can also use multiple colors to create varying levels of dimension,” Cherman said.
  • Want to add more intensity? Gene suggests applying loose shadow with a slightly damp brush.
  • Consider your eye shape! “If you have hooded eyes, you want to create the appearance of depth and a crease. You would add eye shadow just above the fold of the eye, to give a pushed back appearance. If you have more round eyes you want to soften a little and create a wider look. You would use eyeliner to draw along the lash line and push just based the outer edge,” Cherman said.
  • Bartlett suggests using a fluffy brush and a windshield wiper motion to apply color all over the eye.
Here’s how to pick the right eye shadow for your eye color.Getty Images

Eye shadow for your eye color

Knowing how to apply eye shadow is great and all, but figuring out which hues complement your eye color is a whole other matter.

“To enhance your eye color, you want to use shades that are opposite. For instance, if your eyes are blue then use warmer shades with hints of orange or coral. If you have brown eyes use blue shades, and if you have green eyes use violet shades,” Soare said.

Whether you’ve got baby blues or gorgeous green eyes, the following eye shadow colors will help you emphasize your best asset:

  • Blue eyes: Try brown, gold or yellow tones.
  • Brown eyes: Aim for gold, purples and other warm tones.
  • Hazel eyes: Pink, purple and green eye shadows are your best bet.
  • Green eyes: Warm tones like gold and lavender will complement your peepers.

Searching for a wedding dress that expresses your personal style? Look no further


We’ve gathered a variety of flattering, locally sourced gowns. Find one you like, then head over to the shop and try it on, easy-peasy. You’ll look great walking down the aisle, and even better dancing the night away at a romantic venue like Dandy, the site of this photo shoot.


Photography by Aliza Baran
Styling and text by Elisabeth Wallock
Hair and makeup by Maggie Banks and Kristin Bose
Flowers by Feisty Flowers; Shot on location at Dandy

ORNATE BEADWORK and Swarovski crystals make up the bodice of this fairytale number. Delicate layers of tulle add movement to the floaty ballerina skirt without weighing it down.

Allen dress by Sottero and Midgley, $2,349, at Eva’s Bridal Center (100 E. Oak St., Oak Creek).


THIS FROCK’S tie bow sleeves lend a vintage vibe, and  the swiss dot silk fabric makes it equal parts playful and ultrafeminine.

The Cambridge dress by Lela Rose, at Gigi (234 W. Florida St., Suite 110). Earrings by Sara Gabriel Ashley, at White Dress Bridal Boutique.


BRIDAL JUMPSUITS are now widely accepted as a chic and modern alternative to the traditional dress. Not quite bold enough to suit up for the ceremony?  Slip into one for the reception, and dance all night.

Nicki jumpsuit by Jill Stuart, $328 at BHLDN. AB93E004 pave checkerboard earrings by Alexis Bittar, $365 at Faye’s (1505 W. Mequon Rd., Mequon). Star cuff by Hayley Paige, at White Dress Bridal Boutique. Blaire two-piece dress sandals by Material Girl, $50 at  Macy’s (2500 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa).

THIS DRESS has pockets, need we say more? 

Nouvelle Amsale dress by Camilla at White Dress Boutique. 


ROMANCE IS in the air. Featuring a cascade of 3D floral appliques, this dreamy gown would be a vision at a garden ceremony.

The Primrose Hill dress by Lela Rose, at Gigi. Renee Pawele Midori earrings, at White Dress Bridal Boutique.


Flower Power

We asked Jaclyn Millonzi – founder of Feisty Flowers – to spruce up our shoot, and we couldn’t have been happier with her work. To create the bouquets and floral backdrops shown here, she applied white and metallic spray paints to swathes of greenery and paired them with big blooms in complementary colors.

Millonzi says painted florals could become even more popular in the coming year, along with textural foliage, like Pampas grass, and bold-colored blooms. “Colors are coming back,” she says. “People are taking risks more.”

Lindsey Anderson


BOHEMIAN BRIDES will fall in  love with this ethereal dress bestrewn with handmade embroidered florals. Skip 2019’s flower crown and opt for an interesting headpiece made from in-season blooms.

Carla dress by Made With Love, $2,799 at Bucci’s Bridal (617 Ryan St., #210, Pewaukee). Alex earrings by Sara Gabriel, at White Dress Bridal Boutique.


A CELESTIAL-INSPIRED wedding dress is perfect for the unconventional bride who isn’t afraid to make a statement. The gold and silver stars that stud this whimsical gown are sure to leave your darling moonstruck.

50601 (Orion) dress by  Willowby by Watters, at White Dress Bridal Boutique. Renee Pawele Midori earrings, at White Dress Bridal Boutique.


Fine and Dandy

Even before they decided to open Dandy, the vintage boutique on Vliet Street featured here, Jessica and Ryan Day spent a lot of time scouring local thrift stores for one-of-a-kind finds. And before they tied the knot in August 2018, they knew exactly where they’d host their wedding and how they’d furnish it. They converted a large portion of their 7,000-square-foot storefront into a makeshift wedding venue and decorated it with antique rugs (borrowed from the owners of Loom House) and their own merchandise. Ryan wore a quirky captain’s blazer that he bought from Goodwill; Jessica painted the tablecloths that lined the reception tables herself.

The event went over so well that the couple has since started renting out Dandy to others. “It’s still emotional whenever people have an event here, whatever they’re doing,” Ryan says. “Because you know your sweat is tied
to it. Wouldn’t trade it  for anything.”

Lindsey Anderson


THE CLEAN lines and minimalist aesthetic of this dress intersect with edge and drama when paired with a white leather jacket and attachable billowy overskirt.

Kayla dress by Amsale Nouvelle and Opera overskirt by Martina Liana, at White Dress Bridal Boutique. Hair comb by Sara Gabriel, at White Dress Bridal Boutique. Stud earrings by Faye’s, $19 at Faye’s. Hazel pointy toe pump by Sam Edelman, $120 at Nordstrom (2424 N. Mayfair Rd., Wauwatosa). Leather jacket, stylist’s own.


SIMULTANEOUSLY SEXY and elegant, this form-fitting dress puts a spin on the deep V-neck trend with sheer overlay and a detachable collar necklace.

Style 1821 dress by Kenneth Winston, $1,765 at Eva’s Bridal Center. Drop earrings  by Faye’s, $19 at Faye’s. 





This story is part of Milwaukee Magazine‘s Milwaukee Weddings 2020 issue. 

Find the issue on newsstands or buy a copy at milwaukeemag.com/shop.

Be the first to get every new issue. Subscribe.


Comments

comments

| PEOPLE.com | PEOPLE.com

this link is to an external site that may or may not meet accessibility guidelines.

Earlier this month at London Fashion Week: Men’s FW20 we saw dozens of designers offer up their interpretation of this season’s biggest upcoming trends. Martine Rose celebrated leather with her selection of pants and thigh-high heeled boots, while the likes of Paria Farzaneh and Ahluwalia Studio showed us how to pull off big, bold prints.

Back in December 2019, Dior tapped Shawn Stussy for a collaboration that introduced leather and snakeskin prints, while New York-based label KOZABURO took to Rakuten Fashion Week Tokyo to show off pearl necklaces and an updated take on bondage gear with its intriguing selection of belts.

As a whole, the fashion industry is changing. Emerging names such as Charles Jeffrey LOVERBOY, Art School and Kiko Kostadinov brought skirts, dresses and tights to the forefront of their shows, encouraging androgyny while breaking down gender stereotypes. It’s not just the fashion world that is changing, but the world around us and its attitudes, too. As a result, pioneers are paving the way for a more adventurous wardrobe — Louis Vuitton’s pleated skirts and Raf Simons’ graphic dresses being just another example. 

Runway shows are the birthplace for trends. But how do we take these looks and apply them to our daily fit, no matter how adventurous they may seem? HYPEBEAST has compiled a list of this season’s seven best trends and just how to wear them — before the rest join you in envy.

Leather

Séfr Sin Faux-Leather Trousers

Swedish label Séfr is known for its masterful silhouettes, and its Sin Faux-Leather Trousers are arguably its best example. These trousers are an affordable (and vegan) way to approach the world of leather pants, and thanks to their slim cut, are more Jim Morisson circa 1970 than a badly-executed ‘80s throwback. Pair with a Cuban heel and a plain white T-shirt for a nod to another big trend this year. 

Rick Owens Leather Shirt Jacket in Black

Statement makers and fans of the Lord of Darkness’ work rejoice — Rick Owens’ Leather Shirt Jacket could be the piece for you. This piece is heavily indebted in workwear design cues, via its pointed collar, press-stud fastening, dual chest pockets and exposed seams, yet is updated using soft-touch smooth grain leather. The lamb’s leather will develop a beautiful, unique patina over time, and can be worn as a singular upper piece or over a complementing Rick Owens T-shirt. 

Pearls & Gems

Alan Crocetti Pearl in Heat Sterling Silver & Pearl Necklace

Pull off a power move with Alan Crocetti’s Pearl in Heat Sterling Silver & Pearl Necklace. This pendant is a showcase of craftsmanship and refinery, with a piece of sterling silver carved into the shape of a flame complementing the graceful freshwater pearl — together making a sort of visual oxymoron around your neck. And as with all Crocetti pieces, this necklace is handmade.

Sweet Lime Juice Classic Ball Chain Necklace with Blue Denim Clear Stone

East London-based jewelry atelier Sweet Lime Juice is the brainchild of the Swarovski Innovator Competition 2017 winner Simpson Ma. Its glitzy, sparkling gem-heavy offerings dissolve gender stereotypes, as shown here in its blue denim clear stone pendant. On the one hand, Sweet Lime Juice injects masculinity with its .925 sterling silver ball chain, and on the other, adds fun and flair with this heavy gem — step away from the Cuban links and throw this over your daily look for more of a statement.

Playful Prints

KANGHYUK Airbag Camo Print T-Shirt

Prints don’t get any bigger than KANGHYUK’s offering this season. Its Airbag Camo Print T-shirt is — like its entire collection — made from deconstructed deployed car airbags, making this piece just as durable and sustainable as it is utterly unique. This piece picks up on a lot of forthcoming trends, ticking the box for print, sustainability, high necks and boldly contrasting colors.

Off-White™ Short Sleeve Snake Print Shirt

Animal prints have been championed by the likes of Fiorucci and Dior for Fall/Winter 2020, and now Off-White™ explores the trend with its Short Sleeve Snake Print Shirt. Last season’s neon hue is still going strong for FW20, here with the addition of big prints for a piece that’s atypically Off-White™. Aside from the aesthetics, the shirt incorporates a timely camp collar and adds a touch of utilitarianism with its chest branding. 

Bondage

1017 ALYX 9SM Black Tri-Buckle Leather Belt Bag

Buckle up, because bondage is big business. One of the most accessible ways to get into it is through 1017 ALYX 9SM and its harness-esque pieces, such as this Black Tri-Buckle Leather Belt Bag. This Matthew M. Williams-designed piece goes beyond the tactical trend thanks to its minimalist approach, which is further elevated and in-tune with the season thanks to its premium black leather construction, metal hardware and off-kilter positioning.

Balenciaga Incognito Trench Coat

Leather trench coats were a common site on showgoers at London Fashion Week: Men’s FW20. Balenciaga’s Incognito Trench Coat is a masterclass in getting the look done right — long line, glossy but not oil-slick and double-breasted. It’s packed with details from the buckled cuffs and waistline to the notched collar and branded funnel neck, which comes together to offer up one of this season’s strongest pieces, tapping multiple subgenres at once.  

Heeled Boots

Vetements Metal Texan Leather Boots

Heels have been popularized by everyone from avant-garde fashion heads wearing Maison Margiela Tabis to those on the streets of London Fashion Week: Men’s. One of the biggest footwear trends as of late is the Cuban heel, and Vetements’ Metal Texan Leather Boots is a killer example of how to master the look. Touching on the sought after Calvin Klein 205W39NYC look of last season, Vetements opts for a slightly higher heel and more metal, making for a pair that you’re sure to hear before you see. 

Gucci Black Kitten Chain Strap Boots

Gucci’s Alessandro Michele continues to digress from strict fashion genres with this pair of Black Kitten Chain Strap Boots. This is a boot that is destined to bring out the strongest of strutters, putting their best foot forward to showcase that all-important gold-toned metal hardware — leaving the boot-less behind for them to watch those “KITTEN”-studded heels hit the ground with prowess. 

Skirts & Dresses

Louis Vuitton Pleated Skirt

Virgil Abloh’s vision for Louis Vuitton is unconventional, introducing hyper-masculinity through utilitarianism alongside fluid tailoring, sheer fabrics and androgyny — all of which is wrapped up in this pleated skirt. It’s made from tailored wool-canvas and utilizes the exquisite Plissé technique, giving the piece a floaty, elongated look. It’s a daring choice, but as LV showcases, wearing it with suit pants and a simple top can create a stunning monochromatic look.

Raf Simons Labo Coat with Fron Yoke

Joining skirts in the crusade for androgyny is the dress, and while Raf Simons’ Labo Coat is technically a slip-on-tunic-poncho hybrid, its length gives the allusion of a dress. Designers such as Yohji Yamamoto and Kiko Kostandinov have explored this look seasons ago,  but here Simons makes the dress more accessible. The ecru hue gets a subtle masculine edge thanks to its raw hem and “Youth” pin — the latter component being a trend in itself, as brooches and pins are on the rise this year.

Show Some Skin

Our Legacy Policy Lace Shirt

Our Legacy’s Pre-Spring 2020 collection championed sheer, nude, see-through and skin-peeping pieces, with one shining example being its Policy Lace Shirt. This shirt combines a sheer floral-lace weave with mother of pearl buttons, a strong pointed collar and a relaxed boxy fit, ticking plenty of sartorial boxes while encouraging you to explore your fun side. 

Helmut Lang Pink Organza Masc Little T-Shirt

Helmut Lang is playful yet easy to wear, allowing you to add the accent of its hazy “Prism Pink” hue to any toned-down fit. It’s made with craftsmanship in mind, with its rib-knit cotton jersey crewneck collar giving the T-shirt form to prevent it from losing its shape. Helmut Lang finishes this standout piece with “HL” embroidery on the front. 

Read Full Article
spring summer 2020 fashion trends

Cosmopolitan UK

The fashion trends for spring summer 2020 already have us excited for the return of warmer weather and longer days. And if the New York, London, Paris and Milan runways are anything to go off, this might just be the chicest season we’ve seen in years.

Whether you religiously overhaul your wardrobe each time the weather starts to turn, or just like to be across what’s going on in the fashion world, look no further for a round up of the biggest designers are buzzing about right now.

From the colours and prints having a ‘moment’ right now, to the ‘It’-pieces you’ll want to invest in ahead of time, here’s our Fashion Editor’s round up of the nine biggest trends set to dominate spring/summer.

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

1. Shirt dresses

Fit for the office or spontaneous trips to the seaside, the shirt dress is a summer wardrobe staple for a reason: it’s versatile AF. Opt for a classic white oversized style or, alternatively, add some zest to the look by selecting a pastel hue or print. Our recommendation? Ice-cream tones with subtle pinstripe lines in different directions is an instant winner.

As seen at: Nina Ricci

Shop the trend

Daniela tie-embellished striped cotton-voile midi dress, £210, Acne

BUY NOW

Shop the trend

Leda shirt dress in pink, £70, Wolf & Badger

BUY NOW

Shop the trend

Cotton shirt dress, £30, Mango

BUY NOW

2. Victorian necklines

Call it the Little Women effect but 2020 is set to be a year-long homage to the time of Jo March. High necklines on billow-sleeved blouses and prairie dresses, coupled with intricate button detailing, is the order of the day and we are soooo okay with it.

As seen at: Zimmermann

Shop the trend

Floral shirred neck belted skater dress, £20, Boohoo

BUY NOW

Shop the trend

Ruffle collar silk shirt, £95, & Other Stories

BUY NOW

Shop the trend

Tiger-print puff-sleeve cotton shirtdress, £200, Ganni

BUY NOW

3. Short suits

Meet the summer-approved alternative to your beloved oversized trouser suit: the short suit. Now, we know what you’re thinking… ‘I can’t possibly wear that without looking like a twit’, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Stick with utilitarian styles in neutral tones with oversized pockets and you can’t go wrong.

As seen at: Eudon Choi

Shop the trend

Julie double-breasted gabardine blazer, £260, Frankie Shop

BUY NOW

Julie pleated gaberdine shorts, £130, Frankie Shop

BUY NOW

Shop the trend

Stone fitted suit woven jacket, £35, PrettyLittleThing

BUY NOW

Stone suit shorts, £20, PrettyLittleThing

BUY NOW

Shop the trend

Double-breasted satin-trimmed crepe blazer, £630, Frame

BUY NOW

Satin-trimmed pleated crepe shorts, £255, Frame

BUY NOW

4. Ankle chains

Good news: it’s time to channel your inner noughties kid and bring back ankle bling. Forget tiny woven string and beaded pieces, this season it’s all about flashing that statement gold and silver hardwear. Better yet, shop shoes that have them built into the strap for instant chic. Wear with understated co-ords, and finish with a vintage jacket.

As seen at: Prabal Gurung

Shop the trend

The Wondering Traveller embellished suede sandals, £360, Alighieri

BUY NOW

Shop the trend

Wide fit wholesome pointed block heels with chain anklet in ochre velvet, £35, ASOS

BUY NOW

Shop the trend

Shiloh 100 leather sandals, £950, Jimmy Choo

BUY NOW

5. Mixed florals

Florals, spring – you’ve heard it all before, right? But what if we told you that this season it’s all about floral-on-floral energy? Yup, maximalism is alive and well with the ‘more is more’ mantra ringing truer than ever before. This summer-loving Isabel Marant combo is practically made for long days at the beach.

As seen at: Isabel Marant

Shop the trend

Fara floral-print silk mini dress, £110, Rixo

BUY NOW

Shop the trend

Mixed floral print shirt, £546, Stella McCartney

BUY NOW

Shop the trend

Print mix panel dress, £50, Hush

BUY NOW

6. Racer checks

Racing checks are fast becoming one of the defining prints of 2020, with everyone from Kylie Jenner to ASOS’ latest designer collaboration repping the distinct lewk. Keep it classic in the black and white colour palette, or mix things up by donning a neon-hybrid mix.

As seen at: Ashley Williams

Shop the trend

Chunky trainers, £20, ASOS Design x Christian Cowan

BUY NOW

Shop the trend

Jitney 1.4 checkered tote bag, £995, Off-White

BUY NOW

Shop the trend

Mini crossbody bag, £7, ASOS Design x Christian Cowan

BUY NOW

7. Boilersuits

Boiler suits made a high fashion revival last season and, from the looks of things, they’re sticking around for another strong stint. This means that those of you who were bold enough to invest in one will get another season’s wear out of it. Alternatively, if you were a bit on the fence when you first saw the long-sleeve jumpsuit was making a comeback, now’s your chance to get in on the trend.

As seen at: Chanel

Shop the trend

Floral-print linen jumpsuit, £850, Zimmermann

BUY NOW

Shop the trend

Black topstitch jumpsuit, £52, Warehouse

BUY NOW

Shop the trend

Belted woven-flannel jumpsuit, £165, Kitri

BUY NOW

8. Chunky soles

Pack a punch with high impact footwear that’s equal parts sturdy and chic. Partner the punk staple with romantic summer dresses to instantly toughen up to your outfit.

As seen at: Shushu/Tong

Shop the trend

Head T-the-bar cleated shoe, £35, NastyGal

BUY NOW

Shop the trend

Suede platform sandals, £645, Prada

BUY NOW

Shop the trend

Chunky Chelsea boots, £45, Monki

BUY NOW

9. Denim dresses

The ‘70s revival is only getting stronger, with Studio 54 vibes slowly but surely taking over the runways. Not sure how to wear the look? Think Farrah Fawcett-era Charlie’s Angels, when fitted silhouettes, big hair and platform heels were all the rage. Swap the sky high shoes for retro Nike trainers and the denim one-piece looks just as effortless during the day.

As seen at: House of Holland

Shop the trend

Zip-detailed denim mini dress, £100, Alexa Chung

BUY NOW

Shop the trend

Dark stonewash denim belted shirt dress, £32, Simply Be

BUY NOW

Shop the trend

Stretch denim button down shirt, £39, Topshop

BUY NOW

Fashion Director: Amy Bannerman
Photographer: Rosaline Shahnavaz at ADB Agency
Model: Cai Lee at Wilhelmina
Hair: Sven Bayerbach
Make-up: Jessica Mejia

Advertisement – Continue Reading Below

Leather Belt-Buckle Single Earring

Loewe matchesfashion.com

$265.00

To be honest, this buckle earring made me laugh and piqued my interest at the same time. (I’ve decided I love it and I want it.) If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind design to add to your jewelry collection, this baby’s it.

•••
For more stories like this, including celebrity news, beauty and fashion advice, savvy political commentary, and fascinating features, sign up for the Marie Claire newsletter.

SUBSCRIBE HERE