Selections from the Runway
Written by Marianna Sheridan
The Holiday Season has arrived in full force! Everyone knows “it’s the most wonderful time of the year” thanks to an abundance of family, friends and fetes but don’t underestimate fashion’s influence on your holiday spirit! There’s no better way to feel festive and look fabulous than to take cues from the runway as you plan your holiday attire.
This season, current trends from top designers include incorporating bold color, feathers & fur, sparkling metallics and rich embellishment to day or evening ensembles. This broad spectrum of fashion options can make you feel very merry, bright AND current—whether your style is fashion-forward or elegantly traditional.
The classic glamour of this Fall 2013 Oscar de la Renta scarlet red gown, rich with detailing and craftsmanship, creates a silhouette that will undoubtedly make you the belle of the Christmas ball.
This holiday season, sheer silhouettes are all the rage. Whether a daring look like this Valentino gown, or a more subtle effect such as a sheer back or sleeves, this trend will get you noticed.
Feathers can add drama and excitement to any holiday ensemble. As if the sexy design of this Gucci gown weren’t enough, the feather detail add a touch of sublime decadence.
Peplums made a huge come back in 2013 and continue to enhance many 2014 designer collections. This sumptuous cocktail coat by Marchesa creates the perfect combination of holiday glamour and lady-like style.
No holiday look would be complete without a bit of sparkle and shine. This highly embellished cocktail dress by Naeem Khan is opulent yet tasteful—the epitome of chic.
There is no better time to indulge in luxurious fur than the holidays. From a simple mink collar on a cocktail suit to a jaw-dropping creation like this Vivienne Westwood full length wrap—any outfit is enhanced by the unparalleled effect of fur.
It’s no wonder that holiday décor and style often center on the color red. It’s vibrant, uplifting and always puts us in a festive frame of mind! The simple design of this Nina Ricci cocktail suit is transformed by the power of its saturated rich red hue.
Lace of all colors is found throughout the collections of top designers this season. As with this feminine creation by Dolce & Gabbana, lace is lovely, alluring and lavish—and always a good choice during the holidays.
This elegant gown combines several holiday trends including sheer fabric, a lace-effect and hand-sewn embroidery. If your holiday calendar doesn’t include an event appropriate for this creation, you may want to throw one yourself.