Style Fashion Week has begun! Now imagine me saying that as the MC with the blue hair from Hunger Games. And let’s congratulate SFW for becoming the OFFICIAL fashion week of Los Angeles. What a historical feat! We kicked off Fashion Week with Ina Soltani premiering her F/W ’14 collection, and might I say, it was enthralling. Known for her beautiful red carpet creations, she is one to look out for. This season, she hit us with leather, tough girl looks for the inner bad ass cat woman in all of us gals.
The look that caught my eye was the black leather “freakum” dress (thanks Beyoncé). With it’s plunging neckline and high hem line, this daring dress can turn a lackluster woman into a GLAMazon goddess. I love the way Soltani included shoulder pads; they draw the eye straight to the collarbone which is, in my opinion, the sexiest asset on a woman.
Soltani incorporated a series of blazers and jackets in her collection that could start a trend revolution. Leather studded blazers? Sign me up! The leather jacket with the half sleeve sort of reminded me of a vintage tweed jacket from Chanel. I love the modern twist she put on it. Quilted leather detail and a fringe on the edges. What got me was Ina’s attention to detail. Once the light hit the jacket just right, the fringe shimmered a bit. I love hidden assets in clothing, it adds much more value to the piece.
This high slit dress is calling my name. Because of the high neckline, the slit has the ability to show just the right amount of skin before sexy becomes too revealing. The back of the dress shows cut outs, lined with, you guessed it, leather. A woman’s back also eludes sex appeal which is why Soltani is right on point with this dress. The jersey knit gives it the perfect amount of movement while simultaneously hugging your body in all of the right spots.
Ina Soltani’s collection called for high slick pony’s to add a polished finish to the look. The model’s eyes were lined in dark liner while the rest of the face were made up to look more natural. Definitely a tough girl look.
Trend report: Leather. Leather. Leather! We’re getting down and dirty with the biker boys, but keeping it sexy and feminine.
What do you think? Are you ready to let out your inner cat woman?