When we first shared the news that the third Olivia x Piaget Possessions campaign had taken place, what we didn’t get to share were all of the amazing images and videos that went with it. As they dropped each month since their original debut, the stunning jewels took center stage with some gorgeous supporting cast members thanks to pieces like a checked suit from Alena Akhmadulina, cozy knits from Tibi and Zara, a Chelsea + Walker dress paired with a Nells Nelson coat and a beautifully structured Johanna Ortiz blouse.
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Now, you can finally see them all in one place along with the final video compilation above. Shot by the talented Sebastian Kim at the Shangri-La Hotel in Dubai, now you can finally see all of the beautiful photos along with the final video compilation all in one place.
Miuccia Prada’s Miu Miu has always been a bit of a sweet spot for us. You see, when everyone else is jumping on temporary bandwagons, Ms. Prada is always coasting along in a well-built carriage of her own. For her SS19 range, she played with patchwork, 3D aesthetics, and mix & match style. There were shiny almonds, oxblood reds, steel greys, kohl blacks, light denim and hints of tomato.
The noir, double-breasted blazer dress with enlarged rosette was styled over a rose pink, silk button shirt, knee-highs, and platforms. This was shortly followed by the beige snakeskin pencil skirt, paired with a sheer red shirt, and grey checked blazer, three wearable pieces that could serve as a mini capsule wardrobe alone, or together. Let’s not forget to touch on the accessories! Glitter diamante strappy shoes, gem-encrusted sunglasses, lady bags, bucket bags, and every shape in between.
Our love for Miuccia Prada’s talent doesn’t stop at her runway shows but carries on into our daily lives. Each moment we pick out our favorite shirt, or sunglasses, or walk past an ornate Miu Miu window, we silently utter the words, “thank you”.
Giambattista Valli gave vacation wardrobe a whole new meaning for his SS19 lineup. This past year, Valli traveled to Morocco and India for various trips and we can clearly see the influence of those cultural expeditions bleed into his new collection.
There were kaftan dresses, summer wedding attire, work suiting, smart-casual frocks, print-mania ensembles and everything in between. A full noir sequin, two-piece suit in white lip detailing was a modern day occasion tux, while the white, lace paneled, a-lined mini kaftan was something out of bedouin tent dreams. The multi colored, coral embroidered maxi dress, with black waist piping, was reminiscent of swimming in the ocean before coming up for some cool Lassi, (Indian yogurt drink). And should you need an option for some evening stargazing, Valli offered up a ditsy floral printed beach maxi, with tiny bum bag for good measure.
If SS19 showed us anything, it’s that Giambattista is a consistent visionary that creates clothing that instantly elevates one’s mood and has us lusting for his pieces season after season.
What’s not to like about an Elie Saab collection? The designer’s winning formula of super-chic separates, effortless day-to-night outfits and beach-ready basics were all there and this season was perfectly tailored to a European summer. Think luxurious getaways to Capri, Corsica or indeed the Amalfi coast, preferably by boat, and preferably exploring all of them, thus needing the wardrobe to accommodate.
The Mediterranean inspired shapes and hues, a lace ankle length, camisole top dress had more than a little ‘senorita’ about it, while panelled designs incorporated bold stripes of Sicilian lemon, azure blue and sunset orange.
As with many collections shown this season, a fusion of 50s, 60s and 70s shapes were there, from headscarves and oversized sunglasses to full skirts, cinched at the waist with thin leather belts. A white pair of flares was teamed with a pussy bow blouse with wide bell sleeves.
Tailoring was a strong point, amongst the typical, covetable line of frocks. We loved a pair of navy wide-leg pants teamed with a white blouse, complete with a long scarf, giving a cape-like feel. This was the perfect summary for Saab – a look that takes you straight from office desk to rooftop bar – easy, breezy but oh-so-chic.
Pierpaolo Piccioli decided to serve us a healthy dose of escapism and we ate it up. He chose to bring that fantasy home, and touch on the fact that we should be present, in the here and now. “There were reasons why artistic people went off to places – so they could live their identities,” he said. “Today, everyone is talking about escapism. But I don’t believe in that—l think everyone should just live their identities in the city, or wherever they are.” How poignant.
If living vicariously through his clothing has anything to do with it, then consider us completely and utterly distracted. A dreamy cascade of couture came gliding down the runway in equal parts monochrome, equal parts print. A striped, shiny lame floor-length dress with cinched in waist gave us technicolor feels, while the sheer, eau de nil, shimmering tiered mini dress with Victoriana neckline and cuffs had us dreaming of fairy tales. Accessories were not to be missed during the reprieve-like show; straw hats with feather detailing transported us to the beach, while Carrie Bradshaw style shoes had us feeling like princesses.
Amongst the noise and busy-body-ness of fashion month, a chance to escape is always welcome. We thank you for the daydream, Pierpaolo Piccioli
Olivier Rousteing looked beyond the Paris of today and instead focused on the city’s history when brainstorming his SS19 collection for Balmain. “Every morning when I wake up I see the Obélisque on La Concorde, and the Pyramide du Louvre . . . . I think it’s really important to mention that so much of the beauty of Paris is in its history, and its history is not only what we call French.” Rousteing is referring to the Egyptian influence on post-colonial Paris and its mirroring architecture.
Olivier’s work is by no means subtle, but his incorporation of a Cleopatra-esque woman and Egyptian heritage was a whisper in the wind of his Summer collection. Cara opened the show in a luxurious suit-piece in bright light white, showcasing queen-like shoulder padding, and silk movement, which was swiftly followed by Luna in an open-fan-pleated mini dress, and pale gold strappy sandals.
The creative director committed to a very strong monochromatic color range, with hints of baby mint, starship silver and faded denim – the kind Nefertiti would wear in a street style shot. A baby blue denim, ribbed fitted top with silver threading was styled over ripped, denim joggers; an ensemble suited for a Queen en route to brunch.
Much of Olivier Rousteing’s work can be identified from afar, however, it is his subtlety and depth in his work that keeps us coming back for more.
It was a day at the races during Hermes’s SS19 show. Models decked out in equestrian-style garb took to the runway showcasing looks which were both wearable and desirable. A palette of neutral shades such as marl grey, tan, dark eau de nil, signature orange, tomato red, almond, and steel made for an active, Summer range.
A tanned leather midi skirt with suspenders was paired with a black vest and chunky noir sandals, followed by a Hermes orange, rain jacket with leather buckled collar and cuffs, and heavy-metal detailing. Accessories were out in full-form ranging from multi-optional bucket bags with leather piping and short handles, to fold-over hobo totes and square paneled shoulder bags.
When we think of Hermes, we think of silk scarves, bangles, and belts, but the SS19 range begs to differ. And just like we are off to the races with a mighty fine closet.
Sportmax combined all the elements that today’s modern woman needs for spring/summer 2019, plus all those that we’ve come to eagerly anticipate from the Italian fashion house.
With a palette full of neutrals and muted pastels, relaxed tailoring combined with sportswear pieces; swimwear made way for matching cocktail dresses. Nonchalant styling cemented the realism of the Sportmax woman, who needs her wardrobe to take her straight from the day in to night. Heeled sandals were carried rather than worn, oversized boyfriend blazers were slung around the shoulders of glam one-piece swimming costumes and over flirty sequin mini-dresses.
This urban look then made way for some serious beach activity – all skin-tight, wet-suit-esque separates worn with chunky seashell anklets and utility belts, keeping one’s essentials in check. Toggled cagoules added to this more practical offering, loosely tied around the waist or adding voluminous layers over similar toned outfits.
Sporty details continued to inspire the collection, with dresses and simple outwear utilising the thick seams seen earlier on neoprene and toggles used to push up sleeves and cinch in the waist on a white ankle-grazing dress.
Given the heatwave that hit Milan during fashion week, the Tods collection was perfectly placed to have us lusting after spring/summer 2019 already.
There was a decidedly preppy feel to proceedings, a little retro in places with a core palette of 1970s mustard yellow, bitter chocolate and tan. Injections of cobalt blue and blush pink were used across fine, butter-soft leather jumpsuits, shirt dresses, cigarette pants and sports jackets. Hems were nonchalantly rolled up at the ankle, or elbow giving a relaxed feel.
Accessories were smart and chic – the Tods signature loafer was there, this season bedecked with tassels and subtle fringing. Boxy suede bags came with interesting leather chain-like straps or some serious silver hardwear. Monogrammed belts cinched waists while cute neckerchiefs completed this summer-in-the-city look.
Light summer tailoring in chino-like tones and loose-fit denim added to the casual classic theme, creating a wearable collection with the realities of Europe’s unpredictable summer weather in mind.
Always stunning, Olivia’s latest editorial sits with Grazia Australia and provides endless fashion and beauty inspiration worth taking more than just a single flip-through (or in this case, click-through). Here, Olivia sat down with Jessica Bailey to discuss all the things that inspire her and go into creating the Olivia Palermo brand. From her dedicated work ethic and organic approach to what she pursues, to what’s next for this ever expanding brand that she has been cultivating so tediously for the last 10 years.
Of course, we’d be remiss not to discuss the beautiful looks put together, (mostly Aussie designers of course). Stars like Toni Maticevski and Zimmermann are accompanied by exquisite designs via Salvatore Ferragamo, Jeffrey Dodd and Altuzarra along with accessories from Dior, Christian Louboutin and Piaget. Check out the spread in the slideshow above and let us know your favorite look in the comments below!