STYLE GURU STYLE: Retrograde

While abroad in Paris, there was the opportunity to embrace the trends of Paris Fashion Week first hand. Collections ranged from romantic and delicate, to raw and luxurious. One of the main developments I noticed was an innovative space age trend. Designer Jonathan Anderson particularly stood out with his spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection for Loewe. His unconventional use of fabric and material resulted in a dazzling collection that visually appealed to artists and retailers.

I was particularly interested in translating his innovative use of leather and techniques into my everyday style. A few months ago, I picked up a straight lined, faux leather dress that subtly relates to the trends of fashion week. It resonates with the unconventional materials of the Loewe collection while reflecting a certain retro appeal as well. Although the majority of his garments were quite avant-garde, I took inspiration from his retail ready clothing to create my own look. One look that particularly stood out to me was a long, leather dress, paired with white booties.

The vintage, space age trend can inspire many looks, whether it is the avant-garde pieces of Loewe, or the translation of my own outfit. In the end, I wanted to emphasize sleek silhouettes and unconventional fabrics, as well as a combination of textures. The sweater contrasts with the light pink dress to soften it in the most appropriate way. I finished off my look with small, gold jewelry to play down the extravagant gold jewels of Jonathan Anderson’s collection.

Get My Look: 1. Leather dress. 2. Contrasting sweater. 3. Small gold details.