Fashion Confession: I’m Gray, Queen of the Closet

What excites us about this gray trend is how it has become the ultimate wardrobe warmer this Spring. Not only is it softer than white, subtler than black. Haven’t you noticed that gray is such a classic tint that even in the ancient times, women always look so futuristic with it?

Whether ancient or futuristic, gray has this unexplained power to make women walk with a much straighter back and an unidentifiable fierceness. Take it from Kimberly Ovitz where one girl is dressed in a dead-on shimmer of gray, ready to party and walk high. Ohne Titel  goes sporty in a short one-piece tracksuit with vertical orange stripes, a great contrast to its pale gray background. Prabal Gurung hustles with ruffles in high waistlines and sheer fabrics. For romantic notions, Naeem Khan, eyelet rose prints are a hit at Naeem Khan.

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Jenny Packham sends her girls in lighter shades of gray, each look not missing any dab of metallics.

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Hermes opts for a clean slate, remaining true to the minimalist look. Christopher Kane highlights what gray can do to a halter dress- gives it power. Clerical fashion is always in at Christian Dior, having a darker shade of ash on a double-breasted peplum suit. Florals appliques on a button down top matched with white is Chanel’s perk for the season.


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Acne goes light on stripes.  Vivienne Westwood twists up a suit, puts nervy stripes on the garb and twists the longer hemline with a leg peek. Corporate and streetstyle becomes a successful attempt at Loewe. And finally, for some graphic art, Oscar de la enta brings the metropolis into the runways on a partly see-through getup, embellished with glitz that reminds one of technology and modernized cities around the world.

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Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2013: Trends As Friends


The fashion scoop on this year’s Parisian ramps:
Supersurfaced Florals


Don’t bother to ask if florals would ever leave Spring because it’s the strongest symbol of the season. This year, flower patterns are bolder and more modern. Designers make florals bloom in appliques and bright and rich colors.
Cropped Cover-ups

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Prepare to bare you midriffs. Karl Lagerfeld and Roland Mouret made upper outerwear to a crop. While Chanel tweed jackets were only shortened to some extent, Mouret’s motor-inspired jacket was intensely cut to a copped top.
Tomboy Shorts


Hemlines for shorts have added some inches down revealing boisterous silhouettes. This style, as compared to flesh-flashing hotpants, miniskirts and thigh high slits, attempt a more modest trend in fashion and clearly looks more laid back. If you’re going for comfort apparel, don a pair of this trendy long shorts in denim, tailored and printed versions.
Ruffle Huffle


Nothing bursts with drama like ruffles on the runway. Louder than fringe, ruffles manage to out-do lace in terms of sexiness. Who needs that subtle flirting lace when you can tease and please with free-spirit ruffles all season long?
Double-breasted Styles

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Powerdressing is among its best in outerwear and pantsuits. Double-breasted tailoring refines corporate clothes as inspired by the 80s and tuxwear.
Denim Class

No one in the right mind would want to make denim go away, even if he or she is in a position to do so as this hot trend proves to have a permanent spot in any rack, shelf o closet. Denim is everywhere from dresses to maxi skirts to suits to embellishments, making it clear that it goes beyond the jeans department.
Blue Bludgeons


Be pleased to see blue in as many shades as possible. Some blues look paler and more cozy, while others include darker shades and well-defined shoulders.
Sheer Stratums


Wear sheer in layers as seen at Stella McCartney. It’s the best way to flirt without a word this season.
Colorblock Revivals

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Before you say it isn’t new, take a good look at suits of leather and bold colors. Nothing ever bounces at our eyes like great colorblocking in bigger clothes.