As you know I attended Fide Fashion week last week and one of the highlights was the show of Chinese designer Guo Pei. It was one of the most fabulous shows I ever attended and also the longest (lasting more than an hour). As you can tell, this is no ordinary designer. Guo Pei’s designs are outrageous, glamorous and incredibly creative.

Her shows are not about wearability, but instead are a showcase of what Guo can achieve in terms of fabrications, embellishments and ideas.

As I mentioned before, I find fashion shows always full of inspiration. Even though you may not actually wear the looks as presented (certainly these would be a real challenge!) there is still plenty of inspiration to be found. Have a look for example at the glorious color combination of taupe, moss green and gold above. That could be an idea for your own outfits.

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This dress and print reminded me of Dutch Delft Blue pottery. It’s interesting how beautiful it can look as a dress!

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Or the delgihtful combinations of color of this dress.

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And how about creating an outfit that combines grey, silver and gold?

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Guo Pei even has the black and white trend covered. But with a twist of course…

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Purple, green and gold, another great color combination.

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Or gold and coral with lots of bling.

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Don’t worry I will not ask you to ‘translate’ any of these looks, but you still have one day to translate the last runway look for our dressing challenge (we will discuss results on Friday).

Can you look at these designs and draw inspiration from them for your own outfits? Which is your favorite from the outfits above?

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Sylvia

Sylvia is 40+style’s editor-in-chief and has been helping women find their unique style since 2011. She is devoted to empowering women of any age to look and feel their best. Read more about Sylvia and 40+style on this page.

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