Preview Look #3: Patch Pocket Tunic
Archive for January, 2012
The fashion world is a crazy one, just as the current winter season is gradually coming to end we are already flooded with next year’s pre-fall collections. On the plus side, there is an advantage of getting ahead in the game by spotting trends early on and playing with them before next year arrives.
One trend that we spotted in the Pre- Fall 2012 collections was inspired by Dark Romanticism, a movement that took place during the 1800s originating from the pessimistic nature of the Romantic Literary Movement by authors such as Edgar Allan Poe, Lord Byron, and Nathaniel Hawthorne.
This trend can also be seen in the Rachel Zoe, Zac Posen, and Balmain collections.
Preview Look #2: Double Scallop Dress Continue reading ‘VICTORIA: Look 2′
New pieces join the outlet selection today from Alice by Temperley and Joseph.
From Alice by Temperley, we’ve added an assortment of dresses, including a grey, long sleeved silk dress which features black floral prints throughout. With a self fabric belt attached to the waistline, slip in and out of the design easily with the concealed gold zip fastening at the back.
We’ve also added a variant of the eternally classic little black dress. This black, short-sleeved piece features a sheer polka dot patterned overlay and is belted at the waistline with velvet texture, pleating downwards.
As for the Joseph additions, we have another round of classic and timeless pieces, including several blouses, and dresses in neutral colors. Also, another little black dress is among the Joseph arrivals: featuring a cropped sleeve and pleating down the center, with key-hole detail at the back, this silk dress is also available in an off-white.
Shop the latest selection, and much more online!
Preview Look #1: The Mini Tiered Dress. Continue reading ‘VICTORIA: Look 1′
AlOthman Fashion is proud to announce that we are adding a very exciting new brand to our repertoire: VICTORIA Victoria Beckham, the debut collection. We’re the first boutique in Kuwait set to carry the highly-anticipated line, which has just launched. The collection is scheduled for release at our store next week.
To highlight the local launch of VICTORIA Victoria Beckham, we will be starting a ‘lookbook countdown’ on the O Blog. Our plan is to unveil the upcoming selection of pieces that will be made available at AlOthman over the next week, by posting a new look every day, starting today.
Starting in just a few moments…
We’ve added some new Resort ’12 pieces from the Elizabeth & James, Peter Som & Zac Posen collections.
Here’s a look at personal favorites from the latest items to hit our racks:
From Elizabeth & James, we’ve got this gorgeous silk chiffon dress. Available in bright pink and black, the front is cut at mid-thigh, while the back drops mid-calf. My favorite element about this piece is the black safety pin detail that circles the cuff, loving the contrast with the vibrant pink!
Next up is a selection from Peter Som, whose Resort collection has also been released. I picked a classic look from the assortment, a black lace dress. Simple, demure & elegant, this is is the kind of design that never goes out of style.
Come in and check out the rest of our latest arrivals at AlOthman Fashion.
We began at Elie Saab to look at his first Pre Fall collection ever. There were beautiful dresses with lace yokes and backs and a sentiment of Roman Goddesses with the pleating and draping of the skirts.
Next was a trip to Balmain. The collection was my absolute favorite of all. Inspired by the Faberge Egg and Tsar ruled Russia, there were pearls quilted into jackets, burned velvet kaftans, and incredible floral printed seperates. I truly wanted every piece.
We then went to see Rabih Kayrouz in his old theater showroom. Violets and ecru dominated his colors with an introduction of a print too. Long flowy gowns that elongated the figures and tiered skirts added glamour to the already very elegant line.
Hockley was the next stop and he went mad with ideas for Pre Fall. Crazy bright colors on full jackets, and animal prints on tied cover-ups. Also my favorite degrade blue to brown vest.
Our last stop was to review Prabal Gurung. Lovely sequins in pale pinks, printed sheaths covered in embroidery, and a classic black shirtdress modernized with a full skirt and cool leather belt.
That’s all I have for now…except for the fab InStyle mag I picked up with Nicola Roberts rocking Preen.
Much more to come in two weeks when I cover the shows at New York Fashion Week.
Today’s schedule I loved because it was a collection of some of my favorite brands.
The Row began the day with amazing rust tones and patchwork furs. Leather made an appearance in the forms of cropped jackets and motorcycle leggings.
Next was Proenza Schouler. Royal blue was the color of the season with additions of orange and red. Inspiration was a jaunt through the Himalayas that the boys took recently.
Diane Von Furstenburg was the following appointment. She took a lady’s wardrobe and made it rock- beautifully cut tweed jackets toughened up with chains and a slight elegant buttery leather blazer roughened up with studs. Envelope clutches with spaces for i-pads and laptops were ideal for todays travelling girls.
Carolina Herrera’s candlelit showroom was our next stop after lunch. The collection was incredible! Huge origami bows decorated bare backs, grosgrain ribbons in duck egg blue brought in the waists, and lace covered full sleeves of blouses worn with ball skirts.
The last stop of the day was to Roland Mouret. The colors were enchanting. Pale dusk pink, vivid bottle green, deep ocean blues, and a dark burgundy.
An amazing day of collections.
Today was a busy busy day.
We began at Elizabeth & James. It was colorful and fun, with high-lo skirts, plaid blazers, and white feathers trimming jackets and skirts.
Next stop was to Pierre Balmain who had fantastic studs on leather jackets, bright buttons on puffa’s, and a fantastic silk fringing on winter coats and tees. The shoes were all about spikes and studs and basket woven leather.
Preen came after with an amazing array of colorful dresses. Blue and white porcelain china inspired with splashes of bright oranges.
We were then off to cool brand Acne with their amazing showroom (our requested water arrived with a lemongrass speared through satsumas and a selection of chocolate truffles and spiced popcorn)! Colors were royal blue, metallic silver, acid yellow with oversized shapes and mongolian fur trims.
Lastly we ended up at Matthew Williamson. Sparkly cocktail dresses with open backs, geometric tile prints, and elegant palazzo pants.