Runway to Real Way. C’est L’Amour!

October 7, 2009 • Runway/Realway


Alia Rajput for Second City Style Magazine

Fall is here, and as the temperatures start to cool, the fashions are still heating up. For the past few seasons, designers have been using the concept of romance as a predominant theme throughout their collections.
Every facet of the feeling has been tapped — from tenderness to lust —
and always, Aphrodite is the underlying muse. To fan these flames of
desire, collections unfold on the runway in swaths of velvet, ruffles and lace.
And as fashion week season draws to a close, it seems fitting the final
installment takes place within the stylistic Tour de Force of Paris,
fashion capital and the best place on earth, to fall in love.

One of the fabrics being revitalized most these days is the
enchanting quality of lace. As commonly affiliated with romance as
flowers and chocolate, lace is one of the few fabrics that can be pulled off as either naughty or nice.
Though it can be found on the dainty gloves that a gentleman will kiss,
or threaded through the bodice of a white wedding gown, a more modern
take on lace has been shown in black, barely there styles. Dolce & Gabbana
provide a fierce peek a boo look that would make any man’s heart melt.
But for a more realistic, less exhibitionistic, take on the trend, try
the modern yet feminine stylings of DVF instead.

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