As outside is opening up again, fashion is getting more artistic. Like peacocks dusting off their feathers, the glitterati are setting bold new standards for what to wear.
The 74th Annual Cannes Film festival just had its closing ceremony in Southern France. Over the past few weeks, the film festival has welcomed a bevy of A-listers to its infamous red carpet to show off their fabulous frocks. Model Bella Hadid certainly had the most buzzed about ensemble of the season, causing tongues to wag and heads to turn in a fresh off the runway Schiaparelli Fall/Winter 2021 Couture look, equipped with a strategically placed gilded double tree necklace that covered her bosom.
She took a risk that certainly paid off. Art is back in fashion.
The Valentino show closed the couture season with a gorgeously vibrant collection that creative director Pierpaolo Piccioli said, "[echoed] the colors, signs, and layers of painted work." The 84 looks for Valentino Haute Couture were created in collaboration with 17 artists. The result? Gowns that looked like they belonged on the wall of a museum.
Sumptuous tones like rich turquoise, yellow, wisteria, bordeaux, and shimmering coral were infused on fluid draping, layered silhouettes, topped off by floating feathered hats. Adding to the visuals of the presentation was a backdrop of a 16th century Venetian shipyard, whose architectural lines played against a buoyant tableau vivant of looks. The critically acclaimed show was a conversation between the distinct, yet symbiotic worlds of art of fashion.
Back stateside, celebrities flocked to movie premieres. The Space Jam Premiere had two of the boldest looks of the past week, with Lebron James's wife, Savannah James, opting for electric in an Alex Perry dress and Amina Muaddi sandals.
Red carpet favorite, Zendaya, also kept her look playful and fun in a Moschino Resort 2022 color block ensemble, offset with white Christian Louboutin pumps.
The overall mood as we emerge from Quarantine: Let's have fun with fashion.
Going bold and thinking outside the box is the new normal. As fashion is a reflection of culture, the State of Fashion right now is experimental, colorful, daring, vibrant, and artistic.
As Covid taught us, life can be fleeting, so let's live it to the fullest. And as Nia Sharma once said, "Life is too short to wear boring clothes."