London Fashion Week wrapped up earlier this week, and in the second installment of her London Fashion Week photo diary, InStyle Style Director Melissa Rubini snapped the rose-petal flurried finale at Burberry, her favorite spring/summer 2014 looks from Antonio Berardi and more. Click through to cross the pond and experience London Fashion Week for yourself. Missed out on her first LFW photo diary? See her capture everything, from her royally delicious breakfast to pretty prints at Mary Katrantzou.
The end of New York Fashion Week brings the beginning of London Fashion Week, and to prevent a case of FOMO (fear of missing out), you can virtually cross the Atlantic with InStyle Style Director Melissa Rubini. She’s been keeping a photo diary of her time at the English capital, documenting everything from her royally delicious breakfast to her favorite looks from the Mary Kantrantzou show. Click through to journey with her from morning to night, and show to show.
Everyone is obsessed with pictures (ahem, Instagram), so it’s no surprise that photos developed their way onto clothing and clutches. Photo printed items like tops and dresses first had a moment back in the late ’90s and early aughts, but unlike yesteryear’s teenybopper patterns, today’s versions incorporate sophisticated images on sleek silhouettes. Designers Mary Katrantzou and Tracy Reese took an artistic route and used silk as a canvas to print scenic landscapes on feminine shapes, while MM6 by Maison Martin Margiela captured a peaceful fire-escape scene and copied it onto a classic baseball-style tee. No matter which view you prefer—city skylines, carnival scenes, ocean views, or a lineup of antique automobiles—each item lends a sense of escapism. Click through the gallery to choose your favorite picturesque piece.
It was all about bold Mary Katrantzou prints for Sarah Jessica Parker, when she and husband Matthew Broderick stepped out in New York for the party to celebrate opening night of his late mother’s art exhibit, Patricia Broderick: Paintings and Works On Paper. The exhibit, on display at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, presents an overview of the artist’s work from her last decade before she passed away in 2003. Click through more celebrity-filled parties in the gallery!
With fall being a season of dark hues, we’re thrilled to see stars livening up the red carpet in bold prints. January Jones worked a pelican print Wes Gordon dress at the 41st Annual Peace Over Violence Humanitarian Awards, Michelle Pfeiffer opted for metallic Barbara Bui dress for the 8th Annual Elyse Walker Pink Party, Kerry Washington tried a tropical style by British designer Mary Katrantzou for The Details premiere, and Olivia Munn attended the Courage in Journalism Awards wearing a psychedelic patterned Peter Pilotto style. “You have to have a little bit of fun, especially with prints,” advised Katrantzou of wearing in-your-face looks. “We all need a little bit of color and humor in our lives. Wear it confidently.” Agreed! Tell us: Which of these prints would you wear?
Plus, see all of our favorite fall trends!
Our favorite outfits of this week—pulled from our Look of the Day top picks—boast graphic patterns and lacy embellishments. Our top five include: Mila Kunis in a plunging Christian Dior LBD, Penelope Cruz in a plum lace Emilio Pucci sheath, Kristen Stewart in baroque Balmain separates, Shailene Woodley in a mixed print Mary Katrantzou dress, and Emma Stone in Gucci‘s embroidered black gown. Who do you think linked best this week? Vote in our poll below! More
Our favorite outfits of this week—pulled from our Look of the Day top picks—focus on graphic black and white. Our top five include: Jessica Alba in a trompe l’oeil Alice + Olivia sweater and printed Topshop pants, Scarlett Johansson in a mixed-print Preen ensemble, Reese Witherspoon in a jersey Monique Lhuillier gown, Lea Michele in a sequin Jenni Kayne LWD, and January Jones in a peplum Mary Katrantzou look. Which one is your favorite? Vote in the poll below and let us know! More
Celebrities like Keira Knightley, Blake Lively, and Dianna Agron quickly caught on to Mary Katrantzou’s signature colorful prints, which is why were so excited when the London designer announced she’s launching a capsule collection for Topshop. “I can’t wait to see the Topshop girls in the bowl dresses and for the most daring to see them try print on print layering!” Katrantzou said of her nine-piece lineup, which includes tops, skirts, dresses, and leggings emblazoned with florals, digital prints, and vibrant colors. The capsule just went on sale on topshop.com today—and though it sold out within hours, you’ll still be able to shop the items when they land in U.S. stores February 29th. Get your shopping list ready by checking out the entire collection in the gallery.