This year Macy’s continued its annual Glamorama Passport Presents fashion extravaganza. The night’s theme was dubbed Artrageous. The name says it all. Art, fashion and outrageous performances by some of the top artists out there right now and to top it all off it was for a good cause! Performers included Ceelo Green and Far East Movement. The night highlighted fashion from Kenneth Cole, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs and Sonia Rykiel. It was also dedicated to a good cause: The Ronald McDonald Foundation. The Chicago Fashion Trends Examiner was absolutely touched and inspired by the story behind this years family story. Alisha Van Fossom was Macy’s Ambassador kid for 2011. You can check out her complete story here. Make sure you follow her on twitter and stay inspired! You can check her out here: @AlishaVanFosson – An inspiring kid with one amazing story!
Now, the fashion for the evening was extremely on trend for the season. The collections brought forth some excitement for fall. The top 3 of the evening included: Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse, Marc Jacobs and and Sonia Rykiel. Below you can find a break down of the trends and options for transitioning into them for the Fall. If you would like to see more behind the scenes pictures of the night from the after party as well as more fashion photos, stop by The Fashion Revolution for exclusives!
This season, Sonia’s fall line has been infused with touches reminscent of the 70’s era past. The deep colors that transition amazingly from fall into winter are offset by bold patterns like argyle, splashes of sparkle and hints of fur. The line feels a bit out of the movie “Saturday Night Fever”, but has a hipster edge to it that makes it feel tough, but elegant.Sonia’s line relies heavily on layering. Therefore, the best tips to take away when styling her garments include working in layering with outerwear and dresses that the line carries. Adding on gold accessories creates a complete look. You can pick up pieces from the Sonia Rykiel line here.
The A/W line for Marc Jacobs was filled with luxury. Marc had a 40’s/50’s Mad Men gone wild undertone to his line. From bold fur jackets to wasp waist pencil skirts and peplums, his vision was divine. His silhouettes were incredibly feminine, but were balanced with masculine military touches in some of the pieces. The best way to work these styles into your wardrobe would be a statement making piece at a time. The jackets were the most noteworthy and make a great addition to any professional wardrobe this fall. You can check out more of the pieces here.
Karl Lagerfeld for Impulse
The official viewing of this line has been a long time coming for Chicago. The line was absolutley worth the wait. Karl definitely had the working woman in mind when designing this collection. The pieces are all interchangeable separates that any professional fashion forward woman can add easily into her current wardrobe. The line isn’t too stuffy and has a bit of a 60’s mod feel with it’s shift dresses and leather leggings. Make sure you check out the accompanying slideshow here on the column to see some closeups of the impulse line. These items are listed at smart prices that any midwest gal could afford and are easily adapted to any current rotation of professional suits and separates. Pick up the looks here.
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