Pleasure Garden. Magda Butrym SS23

For spring-summer 2023, Magda Butrym invites us to her, as the collection’s title suggests, “Pleasure Garden“. The Polish designer, whose clothes are red carpet favorites among actors and artists like Natalie Portman, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Olivia Rodrigo, just knows what women want: a certain sort of chic that’s romantic, yet bold, mature, yet mood-boosting. The latest offerings has plenty of Butrym’s signature florals, which return in form of artful appliqués as well as in tone-on-tone embroidery across a white standout maxi and curve-hugging black set. In a dreamy sea of neutrals with pops of pale lilac and bubblegum pink, find hand-draped floral forms punctuating the necklines of slinky jersey halter tops and ultra-high side slits, and unfurling in structured ruffles trimming the ruched cocktail dresses. The designer also takes a look back at the 1970s jet-set style with a toffee suit made from finest suede, and charming denim embroidered with even more florals. Butrym doesn’t really go for straightforward themes, and that makes her vision of a woman feel so distinct and true-to-her-style every season.

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Effortless Luxury. Michael Kors AW15

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Michael Kors knows that simple luxury is the best. This fall, he didn’t surprise us (when did he?), but this doesn’t mean that the collection was a bore – it had a lot of interesting features I personally thought were “cool” – definitely, the fox fur worn by Natasha Poly above. Ground-breaking. Then, the vintage-like doctor bags. The voluminous midi skirts made out of wool (warm classic). More? Well, the collection itself is built of wearable, normKORS basics. The collection might be SO GOOD right now, but next year we are going to forget whether this combination of clothing and styling was presented last year or two years ago. This is a very neutral look at fashion, Michael.

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