I decided that after telling you all my favorite makeup brands, I wanted to make a post about my favorite designers! I am so excited to share this post with you all, and I worked really hard to make this post. This post will be about my favorite famous designers, and will include the following: the most recent spring and fall collections, my all time favorite celebrity look and my all time favorite runway look. Here we go:
5. Victoria Beckham
The photos above can be found here and here. These come from the Victoria Beckham Spring/Summer 2014 collection from the most recent Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. I am absolutely in love with this collection, as the clothing is absolutely classic and sophisticated. My favorite look is definitely the pink and white ensemble on the far right of the first photo. The triangular print on the top along with the flared A-line skirt and white belt look absolutely incredible.
The photos above can be found here and here. These come from the Victoria Beckham Fall 2013 collection. These collection concentrated on outerwear and work clothing due to the season. I am in love with the use of deep colors and neutrals in the collection. My favorite piece of this collection is definitely the gray midi length dress on the right hand side of the last photo. The simplicity of the silhouette and the slit add the perfect balance of sophistication and sex appeal.
The photo can be found here. The photos above are just a collection of celebrities who have been spotted wearing clothing from the Victoria Beckham line. I did not have a particular favorite celebrity or runway look of the line, so I chose not to include any.
4. Herve Leger
The photos above can be found here and here. These looks come from the Herve Leger by Max Azria Spring/Summer 2014 collection. This collection was based on bronze undertones, with the clothing consisting of many metallic colors. As the Leader of the Bandage dresses, I am in love with Herve! My favorite look of this collection has to be the second look on the first photo, as the mix of silver fabric and leather trim is just so visually interesting.
The photos above can be found here and here. Herve completely revamped there aesthetic in the Fall/Winter 2013 collection by adding different silhouettes other than the iconic bandage dress. The creation of outerwear, tops and pants show the versatility of Max Azria. My favorite look of this collection must be the wine colored midi in the second photograph. Not only do I love the piece itself, but the styling with the black boots and matching belt is perfection.
Miranda Kerr can be seen here in classic Herve Leger at the Victoria Secret store launch in NYC (photos can be found here). This dress is so incredible in its simplicity. By matching the tight silhouette with a midi length, the dress stays sexy without becoming vulgar. The color also looks incredible on Miranda’s radiant skin.
The photo above can be found here. This dress appeared in the Fall 2012 collection, and is unique for its floor length and outerwear. This dress is a complete show stopper, especially through the black vest made of leather straps. I can’t exactly tell why, but this has to be my favorite piece of all.
The photos above can be found here and here. This comes from the Spring/Summer 2014 collection Marchesa. This designer is the epitome of classic, feminine pieces (the duo designed Blair Waldorf’s prom dress)!!! My favorite dress is the second one on the first photo, as I love the mix of a white feather-lace top and plain black pencil skirt.
The photos above can be found here, here and here. These were found in the Fall/Winter 2013 collection, and concentrate on more dramatic, Victorian-esque pieces in comparison to its Spring counterpart. I love the absolute drama of all the pieces through exaggerated volumes and deep colors. My favorite piece has to be the red long sleeved high low dress on the second photo. It actually reminds me of a kimono with the long cape!
The photo above is of Olivia Wilde in Marchesa during the 2011 Golden Globe Awards (photo found here). The gradient affect of golden sequin to black tulle emulates a beautiful night sky. Long, straight hair and a plum smokey eye completes this look which in my opinion put Ms. Wilde as the best dressed of the entire event.
The photos above can be found here. I fell in love with dress due to the incredible chain body on the front of the gown. If I could chose to emulate any style, it would definitely be this incredible gown.
The photos above can be found here. These looks all come from the Versace Spring 2014 collection at Milan Fashion Week. I love the rock n’ roll look that Versace embraced during this colleciton. The leather accents and outerwear add a tough edge to the looks found in this collection. My favorite look has to be first look on the second photo (you may recognize it from Selena Gomez found here). It has such an incredible amount of sex appeal with the black color and cutouts, along with a little bandage detail.
The photos above can be found here and here. These are all from the Versace Fall/Winter 2013 Milan Fashion Week show. The looks here are vintage Versace-inspired with a large amount of leather, tight-fitting silhouettes and exaggerated outerwear. My favorite look is definitely the second dress in the third photo, as I love the sequin sheer dress with the plain black slip.
Once again, this is just an assortment of celebrities who have been seen wearing Versace throughout the years. I have not single favorite look from Versace, as I have a love for there aesthetic as a whole. The photo above can be found here.
1. Zuhair Murad
The photos above can be found here. They all appeared in the Ready-to-Wear Zuhair Murad Spring 2014 show. I had originally put Versace as my Number 1 famous designer of all time, however, I realized that I kept on returning to Murad. His clothing are all show-stoppers; pieces that take your breath away. My favorite look above is the second to last dress on the second photo. the long sleeved simple white dress is accented by the gold sequined neckline.
The photos above can be found here. These all appeared in the Fall/Winter Haute Couture 2013 show. Due to the nature of the runway, the dresses are even more dramatic then before. My favorite piece is the first look on the second photo. Even though the jumpsuit is quite revealing, the sequin is just so incredible. The large gray vest adds even more drama to the look.
The photo above can be found here. It shows Taylor Swift at the 2012 Grammy Awards in a beautiful Haute Couture Zuhair Murad dress. This golden dress is absolutely stunning, especially with the high neckline and gold sequins. The hair and makeup on Taylor is so sophisticated and chic, giving this dress an A+!!!
The photos above can be found here and here. I don’t know why more people don’t wear capes to the red carpet, as I feel that when executed correctly, they can look spectacular! Both of these gowns tie as my favorite pieces by Murad, as they both take some form of inspiration from Grecian goddesses. The beauty just shows why Murad is my favorite designer!!!