ZOOM IN: Etro SS 2013 - The Asian legacy

I love the Asian continent. One of my dreams is to take a long and expanded voyage exploring new skylines. I think that the exotic sceneries, colors, clothings and the peculiar traditions of asian people are very inspiring, and it looks like I'm not the only one inspired by the influence of this rich continent, because several designers such as Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel and Giorgio Armani are often showcasing an oriental sense of fashion.

Well! It's official ladies, this summer's inspiration went all along the Far East, passing by the african handcraftsmanship, to bring us an ethnic influence to the Spring Summer 2013 collection by Etro.

May Flowers
The spring is coming so it's obvious that the floral print will come along, quoting the famous Editor in chief Miranda Priestly in the Devil wears Prada movie, ''Florals? for spring? Groundbreaking.''
Inspiration: Traditional Chinese paintings.

Lesson#1: As long as it's floral, you can wear any piece, and combine different styles. The perfect option is to pair a shirt with minimum floral details with a floral pant.


Street Style Inspiration: New York fashion week 2013

"And because no matter who you are, if you believe in yourself and your dream, New York will always be the place for you."  |Michael Bloomberg 


The Links a la Mode February 21st

The Circus of Fashion Goes On…

Edited By Taylor Davies A lot has been made of Suzy Menkes’ “Circus of Fashion” article, published recently in T magazine. We responded to it here on IFB, as did The Man Repeller and as you’ll see below – members of our community. To round out this week’s selection, a carnival of content if you will, from NYFW to uber-trendy shoes. Enjoy! LINKS À LA MODE: THE IFB WEEKLY ROUND UP: FEBRUARY 21ST
SPONSOR: Shopbop New: LA’t, Ace&Jig, Rue du Mail, Charles Phillip, Cleobella, Chrissie Morris, Minkoff Satchels, Alexander Wang Bags, La Vie Bobo, Ferragamo Flats, Jason Wu


Deja Vu: Fuzzy shoes

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” -Albert Einstein

Sources: Image1, Image2.


Guest Post: Styling tips by SoVain

SoVain Magazine is a digital fashion magazine published worldwide every 3 months. Its goal is to give girls and boys a simple guide to style with affordable fashion ideas to inspire them to create a unique personal style that reflects their personality.

We've been contacted by Stephanie Reed, the editor in chief of the magazine, she proposed us a guest post exchange, we were very excited about this new collaboration, so we said YES immediately.

Today we're hosting our first guest post, we wanted to make it a special one, therefore 7 common styling issues have been selected to be answered by the SoVain team. We hope you enjoy the article and don't forget to visit their website for more tips and ideas.


My Indian love story

Dear Mr. Sabyasachi Mukherjee,

Usually, I don't believe in love at first sight. But life surprises us very often, by proving us wrong, and teaching us that in love there are no rules to abide by. Love is a feeling we can't explain, not even to ourselves.
I fell in love at first sight with YOU. Please don't get me wrong, I fell for your genuine talent. At the very first look of your debut collection, spring 2007 ready to wear collection, you got me right away.

This is going to sound crazy, but... from the moment I first set eyes on you I haven't been able to stop thinking about you.
― Leigh Fallon, Carrier of the Mark 

During your LAKMÉ winter collection of 2009, I was crazy about the dazzling maxi sheer skirts and the marvelous harem pants.You made me enjoy a new facet of fashion, i.e the traditional indian style.


Street Style Inspiration: Stripes

"Women dress alike all over the world, they dress to be annoying to other women." -Elsa Schiaparelli


Fashion Forward: COSBO

1rst of January 1975, was the predicted time for the end of the world, people were frightened and excited at the same time, some of them took this news seriously and started preparing for the final episode of their lives, however some, considered it a challenge and an excuse to reinvent, those were the designers André Courrèges and Pierre Cardin. They always tried to anticipate the future and so they created a rather innovative shape overlooking the feminine anatomy, taking as their main inspiration: Architecture and technology.


Key Item: Maxi Skirt

I am the number one fan of MAXI skirt, since they give our outfits the right dose of femininity
and allow us to sport a BOHO style á la Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen following the footsteps of the KING of Boho Marc Jacobs.
The maxi skirt is a versatile piece, you can perfectly wear it with any style and stand out from the crowd so effortlessly, that you can even wear it when you are just heading to pick up your favorite fashion magazine (mine are Cosmopolitan and Elle).

Eventhough this fall the runways are full with an exquisite collection of  maxi skirts, we did not have the chance to see them in action very often, that is to say its shortage in the street style scene. Like Coco Chanel said once ''A fashion that does not reach the streets is not a fashion''.

It might be because it's kind of ticklish. In other words the maxi skirt could sometimes be a little bit awkward to carry out, especially if you are in a hurry, and a pair of jeans is the immediate shortcut.

Let us scrutinize some looks of this fall/winter runways, and uncover the best ideas and clues, to start flaunting our folksy and hippie side.

The Poncho skirt
The poncho is turned into a maxi skirt, made in warm fabrics, it's the best ally against the cold.