Red: not only for Christmas parties, but also during the day, even in the office.
The color preferred by Valentino is definitely the trendiest nuance of this season Fall / Winter 2017-18.
A color that is often associated with parties, galas, and evenings, which I wanted to reinterpret and present in a more casual key to show you just how portable it is in a business version; just blend it with a neutral palette.
I wanted to call this post "The New Classic" because I had fun imagining and telling you what is the classic, for me, in 2018: a modern reading of a clean, simple, minimalist look, but at the same time a fresh and young one. What I - a 30 year old Italian girl - would wear to go to the office, based all on contrast and unusual details.
I wanted to play with the lengths, making the pants and the sweater coming out of the coat in the same way, leaving a bare ankle to give breath and not bundle the figure. I also played with fabrics and patterns, gender bending between the Prince of Wales printed woolen trousers and the light-colored coat with clean and feminine lines.
Yes pants, but in a culotte style, a line that has made us literally fall in love over the last few years because it fits mostly everyone and slenders the figure, especially if worn with heels.
Even the accessories are new, fresh, contemporary: the pearls are reinvented with youthful lucky charm, the ring goes to the phalanx, for an unusual look: classic does not mean trivial or boring, but "of class".
The glasses are the highlight: I am now madly in love with Céline's models, and I really find they are among the most feminine, versatile and timeless that there are in circulation.
As a shoe, the "classic" black décolleté, an evergreen model that we all have in the closet and that we never use enough. Immediately gives an aura of power, charm, seduction, makes the legs appear more tapered, goes with everything and never goes out of fashion.
It's fresh, it's modern, it's mundane and charming.
It is the new classic.