Monday, June 2, 2014

'IT'S NOT COMPLICATED'. Calvin Klein, Jil Sander and Helmut Lang...........Get the look for less.



SS14

TREND

Modern Classicism....



After a sea of florals, neon's and embellishments,
a pared back look shines out.
This seasons 'new minimalism'
cannot fail to deliver.


Calvin Klein Collection : Spring/Summer 2014
 



Calvin Klein's creative director Francisco Costa, came to the role in 2003. He has been hugely credited for revamping the label with his reworked minimalism, and attention to detail.
In a recent interview he was asked if there was a single word to sum up the women who wear his clothes?
He said it would be 'confident'........ "I think the women that we dress, the women who buy our clothes, they have a certain strength. It could be about the clothes. It could be about themselves.
 It's just attractive".

 Dressed head to toe in Calvin Klein,
I would feel pretty damn confident too!



Jil Sander : Spring/Summer 2014




 

Jil Sander is the 'queen of clean'.
 She launched her label in 1969 to give professional women an alternative to the 'stuffy secretary' look of the time. "Beautiful things give you strength", the designer once said.

Her first name is 'Heidi', but felt it sounded too sweet and German, for the label's minimalist concept, and so used a shortened version of her other name's (Jiline Sanderborn) instead.


Helmut Lang : Spring/Summer 2014






In the late 70's, Helmut Lang went into fashion, because he couldn't find the 'perfect' jacket and T-shirt in the shops,
 so decided to make his own.

Making his international debut in Paris during March 1986,
he was the most copied designer of his generation.
His legacy of urban, unadorned, clean lines, has become the uniform adopted and loved by models and fashion editors for nearly three decades.


Watch Helmut Lang A/W 88/89 Paris.


Proving what goes around comes around, many of his pieces from this early show, could easily be re-worked into today's looks. 


In 1999, Prada bought a share in the brand. Five years later,
unhappy without his 100 per cent creative control,
Helmut Lang walked out.

"I have no more shopping rituals, since Helmut Lang closed"
 said French Vogue editor Carine Roitfeld.

The company is now owned by Link Theory Holdings Japan,
who also own Uniqlo.




Carine Roitfeld
Image via


 Carine Roitfeld wearing Helmut Lang in the early 2000's



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see it, love it, buy it.




Zara : Spring/Summer 2014

 Image 4 of STUDIO CROPPED SLEEVELESS TOP from Zara

CROPPED SLEEVELESS TOP £39.99 ZARA
 CULOTTES £69.99 ZARA


 Image 5 of LEATHER SANDAL WITH BUCKLES from Zara

LEATHER BUCKLE SANDAL £59.99 ZARA

Image 1 of DRESS WITH MESH SLEEVE from Zara

DRESS WITH MESH SLEEVE £29.99 ZARA

Image 2 of LEATHER SHOPPER RUCKSACK from Zara

LEATHER BAG £109 ZARA


Image 6 of COATED PLEATED SKIRT from Zara

COATED PLEATED SKIRT £39.99 ZARA

Image 8 of COMBINED SHIFT DRESS from Zara

DRESS £39.99 ZARA


 Mango : Spring/Summer 2014

Sartorial vest


Sartorial vest


SLEEVELESS JACKET £59.99 MANGO 
BLACK OR OFF WHITE

Chiffon transparent top

CHIFFON TRANSPARENT TOP £19.99 MANGO

Belted sartorial trousers

TROUSERS £29.99 MANGO


Kitten sunglasses

KITTEN SUNGLASSES £24.99 MANGO


Wrap skirt dress

WRAP SKIRT DRESS £34.99 MANGO


Leather flatform sandals

SANDALS £69.99 MANGO





River Island : Spring/Summer 2014




CROPPED TANK £25 RIVER ISLAND


METALLIC CHUNKY SOLED LEATHER SANDALS
 £50 RIVER ISLAND


LONG SHORTS £28 RIVER ISLAND


RETRO SUNGLASSES £10 RIVER ISLAND



LEATHER JACKET £180 RIVER ISLAND






NET-A-DRESSER



 NOTEBOOK





Intelligent dressing, clean, simple, stripped back.
 'It's not complicated'.



HELMUT LANG BLAZER
WAS £555 NOW £222 THE OUTNET


Combi cuff

CUFF £14.99 MANGO

 


JUMPSUIT £30 F&F




COLVILLE MEWS NAIL POLISH £11 NAILS INC




HELMUT LANG NEBULA GAUZE AND SATIN DRESS
WAS £320 NOW £128 THE OUTNET 




METALLIC CLUTCH BAG £15 BOOHOO

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 This is Minimalism to the max.......


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33 comments

  1. OMG!! Love the F&F white strapless jumpsuit....race you to the nearest Tesco's stocking that fabulous little number!! Some amazing style steals here! xx

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    1. It does look pretty good, and done in black as well, could be a contender for Autumn??!! xx

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  2. That LWD from ZARA is what I need in my wardrobe. And those RI shorts. Fabulous post.

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    1. If the sun would shine too, then it would be a perfect match! xx

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  3. Really like the white Zara dress with the mesh sleeves.
    Love the whole whiteness of your post with just that touch of black here and there xx

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    1. O'h thank you, I am loving the idea of white at the mo, but just need some good weather to wear it!!

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  4. Some gorgeous pieces & I especially love the white F&F jumpsuit which looks very similar to a black one I got last year from Zara - just gorgeous.
    Jane xx
    My Midlife Fashion

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    1. It looks to be a real hit, Tesco do seem to have a few hidden treasures! xx

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  5. I love the pared back look and especially white on white for summer:) Great pieces you have chosen!
    ~Anne xx

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    1. I love this look too, and you don't have to try too hard, which I love even more! xx

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  6. So many beautiful pieces to take in - loved reading a little fashion history too! Even though I love brights for summer right now, I also love seeing all white, so simple and chic. Seriously, Zara and Mango look straight from the runway, great finds as always...off to shop! ;-)

    Tracy
    www.TracysNotebookofStyle.com

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    1. Oh I hope I didn't go into over load with all of this!!......Tracy glad you liked the all white theme too! xx

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  7. These are all such fabulous looks. I'm really loving the minimalism from these designers. Even the accessories are so chic! Those black kitten sunglasses from Mango are amazing.

    THanks for your comment on my blog :) I really like yours, so I'm glad you commented. I'm now following you on GFC and Bloglovin.

    xo Azu

    www.raven-locks.blogspot.com

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    1. You are welcome, It's great to have the feedback! xx

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  8. Dear, I found your blog randomly and I’d like to say it’s fabulous! You have amazing photos & style! Everything is perfect!

    will be happy if you’ll find a minute to visit my blog)

    www.dianacloudlet.com

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    1. Hi Diana, thanks for the nice comments.....I will definitely take a visit to yours too! xx

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  9. The less the better,this is my favorite style Philosophy.

    Love your blog

    Royal Wang

    http://www.fashionculturediary.blogspot.it/

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    1. Yes, it does really work, in all aspects of life too, not just fashion! xx

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  10. Oh I loved this post - so much I want now in the shops. Aren't Zara amazing the way they so quickly pick up on the catwalks...adore the first look...and I'm now trying to justify another pair of sandals - those River Island ones are amazing. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Avril x

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  11. These minimalism pieces are stunning! Of course Helmet Lang and Calvin Klein did them so well, I love the lang piece with the long white dress with tall side slits, they are so good to layer over!!! Glad I clicked on your comment on ATLANTIC PACIFIC's blog and got led back here to yours. Your blog's pics and layouts are great too, keep it up! Just followed on GFC and bloglovin' <3 I just posted my version of a FRENCH CHIC BIRTHDAY ensemble, with a really cool neckerchief, ALEXANDER WANG leather cut out trousers, ACNE blazer and clutch, it's one of my MOST popular and coolest looks, it would mean lot to me if you comment on it, MERCI BEAUCOUP! #FRENCH

    xx The Provoker
    http://www.the-provoker.com/2014/06/formulating-french.html

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    1. Thank you, it's great to get feedback! xx

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  12. Zara always making us feel part of the haute couture fashion!

    Thank you for your lovely comment! Of course we can follow each other! I'd be so glad to keep in contact like you said :) and what about other social media? That way I won't miss a thing! I'll leave mine on the links below <3 


    Facebook / Instagram /Twitter / Chicisimo / Bloglovin

    Hannah's Heels

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    1. Yeah it's so good how they make it accesable for all xx

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  13. Oh my goodness, such a stunning post. In fact I'm going to have to start at the beginning and scroll through again. Just love the minimalist look

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    1. Ahh thanks Helen......I adore this look too! xx

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  14. such a lovely post!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

    ps. there's £250+ of beauty products up for grabs on my blog! click here.

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    1. Thanks, I have just had a little visit to yours and its looking good! x

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  15. Followed you via GFC and BLOGLOVIN!
    HOPE YOU COULD FOLLOW ME BACK! I'll be expecting! <3

    Here's the link so you can follow me EASILY!
    Follow The Slim Kid Inside on GFC, HERE!
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    Monique (The Slim Kid Inside)

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  16. I really love the second look from Jill Sander. These are all great picks, I really like the white jumpsuit and chiffon transparent top!

    prosecco in the park

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  17. I always see something I love and find myself instantly in search of recreating the look for less. This is awesome inspiration!

    Heidi
    www.wishesandreality.com

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