A charming first for the spring/summer 2018 haute couture runway shows happened at Jean Paul Gaultier’s catwalk when Coco Rocha walked the runway with her two-year-old daughter, Ioni James Conran, beside her … in matching outfits. From the pale blue lamé gowns, elbow-length black gloves and white tights to the angular wig with spiral ponytail, the mother-daughter duo mirrored one another. Gaultier put his surrealism in full blast, but his muse, Coco Rocha, who has a history of memorable catwalk moments, took this show to a new level with her daughter – taking Paris by storm!
Yesterday, a first: four fashion insiders – Joe Zee – Creative Director, Elle; Rachel Zoe – Designer and Stylist; Ken Downing – Fashion Director, Neiman Marcus and Coco Rocha – Model and Mentor, “The Face” – came together for – Style Talk Live, a Hangout on Air with Google+. They spent 30 minutes answering questions on spring fashion dressing. Beyond the florals and floral trends, people wanted to know what’s trending this spring. According to these fashion influencers, here is the recap …
… orange is the new neutral and goes with everything; orange handbags are the “it” bag for spring: blues in every shade: black and white graphic prints, especially chic with colorful cobalt blue accessories: big, wide cabana stripes: maxi skirts: gladiator sandals: boy-inspired dressing and the tomboy look will continue to be super chic through the fall: lightweight, warm weather leather, especially bomber jackets …
… and how to dress at the office? Ken: “for work, a dress always looks polished … I’m a huge fan of the dress.” Coco Rocha: “I think it’s important for women to show it up, be proud of who you are!” Rachel Zoe: “It’s finding that balance of being very chic, slightly sexy, and strong and powerful … a great tuxedo is impossibly chic at the office.”
This conversation was fun – I hope they come back for more!
What do you think?