By Kupluthai Pungkanon
Gaysorn introduces its latest collections in a multi-brand show
Luxury lifestyle mall Gaysorn recently joined leading international brands from all over the world in presenting their new season collections by playing host to “Gaysorn’s Style Experience Autumn/Winter 2014 Press Presentation”.
The event showcased three new fashion trends from the Autumn/Winter 2014 season: “Sophisticated”, “Fashion Forward”, and “Easy Spirit”.
The first is a classic trend that emphasises simple yet elegant styles with neat cutting, dark colours and minimal-looking luxurious fabrics. Designers play with dark-coloured suit or wool jackets matched with long skirt or trousers and accessorised with classic bags and shoes. Dior is one house that stands by this format and brings out the brand’s DNA with square silhouettes and neat, tailoring cutting completed with colour-block matching. The colour contrast of the Be Dior flap bag completes the simple and elegant look with contemporary flair.
Bally also uses genuine leather and suede to create square-shaped bags and understated ladies’ shoes inspired by gentlemen’s footwear while MaxMara features sports masculine flair with coats and jackets made of wool, tweed and delicate leather in grey, black and brown, paired with classic pencil skirts.
Guys also get sophisticated with classic items such as suits and coats. Brioni’s are inspired by kimono fabrics while BOSS stands its ground with two-button suits, tuxedo suits and vests in grey, black and beige, completed with square leather bags.
Fratelli Rossetti flaunts their velvet-rimmed leather shoes – James Bond style. Accessories wise, Montblanc and TAG Heuer opt for neat and classic timepieces.
For those crave something outstanding and unique, Fashion Forward brings eye-catching materials, patterns and colours come into play.
This season’s Louis Vuitton by Nicholas Guesquiere is inspired by the ’60s and ’70s flair, as seen in items with unusual prints, knitted fabrics and laser cuts. The new bag collection, Doc, takes reference from the brand’s timeless classic and comes in Epi leather as well as sheepskin with the signature monogram.
Raf Simons, Dior’s artistic director, brings brightness and fun to this season’s accessories. One must-have is the Diorissimo that perfectly combines haute couture with the craft of bag making and is completed by flower embroidery details. Another fashion forward piece is the jewelled, Dior evening clutch, the runway piece for ultimate evening-time glamour.
From the house of Emilio Pucci, Peter Dundas devotes the new collection to ethnic prints and silver studs, “Fratelli Rossetti” also does matching accessories; high heels and flats with cross-stitch details and fur on leather bags. Cool looks are added by a crystal necklace from Elie Saab, ear cuffs from Erickson Beamon at SoL & Gravite, Olympia Le-Tan bags from Cloud 9, crocodile skin bags from Kwanpen and bags with water snake skin details from Emden.
The casual, relaxing “Easy Spirit” trend is inspired by sportswear and street wear. With street wear revolutionising the fashion industry, designers turn to comfortable wear such as sweaters, polyester nylon jackets and sports shoes.
SportMax, the latest addition to MaxMara, shows off its street wear spirit with oversized knit jackets with abstract prints as well as dresses and skirts with street art. Alexis Mabille at SoL & Gravite completes the sporty look with shoulder bags with ribbons.
Menswear in the Easy Spirit trend can be found at Bally where the whole new collection is casual – from patched leather sneakers, boat shoes in colourful leather and suede matched with leather bags inspired by sports bags. Montblanc’s woven string wristbands give off a casual vibe, while lifestyle brands such as Tumi, Rimowa and “Leica” all launch new items to celebrate the new season.