Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Barbara Casasola Fall/Winter 2013

Not all evening wear is defined by a glittering spectacle of beads or flashy colours and ballroom skirts. Sometimes there is infinite beauty in the simplest of silhouettes and understated shades, all without an element of ostentation. This is the sharply defined picture pencilled in by Brazilian born designer Barbara Casasola. The young Central Saint Martins graduate gained work experience for the likes of Roberto Cavalli, with assignments for See by Chloe and Lanvin, before launching her own London-based label in 2012.

Casasola's minimalistic approach to glamour ideally suits the lifestyle of the modern girl, presenting looks that are wearable, unpretentious and elegant. Her Winter 2013 collection is tinted in a refreshing palette of purples, from indigo to aubergine, violet, lilac and lavender, accented by pale pink, ice blue and black. 

Barbara sets herself apart by the innovative use of graphic colour-blocking, geometric shapes and fluid designs. Midi to maxi dresses and slick jumpsuits are beautifully furnished with crushed pleating in sumptuous silks, sheer organza inserts and exposed cording.

Take a view into the gracious Fall/Winter 2013 range by Barbara Casasola.

Set 1

 Set 2

Set 3

Set 4

Set 5

Set 6

What are your thoughts on these sophisticated sets by Barbara Casasola?

*All images found via www.barbaracasasola.com


Jessica Mattioli said...

Hi Sam! Very nice collection, set 3 and 4 are my fav!! Hope you have a great day hon!

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Jenniya said...

nice collection! those are pretty pieces. :)

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Alejandra said...

I love the set 4!
Have a nice day pretty:)

miss b said...

Elegant and understated! I prefer the maxi length and my favourite gown here is definitely the first one in Set 6 - there is just something about it which is different and eye-catching.

Ionela said...

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Shreya Kulkarni said...

Always love to read your posts dear .. awesome outfit ideas ! loved all of them

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Sam, you are so right - there is such a beauty in the simplicity of the lines in these gowns!

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Jackie Harrison said...

Set 4 it so stylish.

Anonymous said...

Such unusual view on evening gowns, sophisticated simplicity! flowing dresses are always mysterious:)I love first dress from Set#6 because of such mystery:)

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Mª Pilar Domínguez said...

I have no favourite; I loved all sets. They are all so elegant . Kisses, Sam:)

ChocolateFashionCoffee said...

amazing collection :)

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Francy Stef said...

Gorgeous collection!!!
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ellie said...

Some great outfits. Its good to see white looking so trendy!

ivy said...

Lovely sets! Indeed!

Rakhshan said...

really like the jumpsuits in the collection! x

TheIndiansavage said...

Very amazing collection! I love the original dresses!
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Bruna Fernandes said...

thank's dear :)

Gloria la borsa di mary poppins said...

very nice!!:)


My Urban Market said...

I really like this fashion designer. Her creations are simple and "clean" and I appreciate that. The second set is my favorite. Kisses.


Grace said...

I love set 4! There's something about black wardrobe being sleek and classy for me!

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dim_3fs said...

I like the black dresses!!!


Keys of Anouk said...

I'm in love with set 4, beautiful! :) xo

Emmylou said...

I'm in love with set 4 too:) Thanks for sharing all these collections, Sam!

Dario Venuti said...

love set 3 e 4


getcarriedaway said...

wonderful selection, i love set 3 and 4! :)


Johanna said...

Love the all black section!

What is in the hat? said...

set 4 and 6 <3

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Mili said...

Love the long silhouettes, and even though I don't usually like purple clothes (despite it being my favorite color), these are beautiful!

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Always Maylee said...

The black dresses in set 4 are gorgeous!

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Fashion Lover said...

Lovely dresses!! I love them!


Caitie Schlisserman said...

love the black and white and super pale purple... so chic!

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ss fashion world said...

my favorite is set 4 :) probably because I love black color :)

Ileana said...

Love set 3 and 6! :D


Rouge said...

its a beautiful collection and set 2 and 4 really stood out to me!
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Paola Lauretano said...

Great collection, I love the cuts, the colors and the minimalistic approach to fashion of that designer!!!!
Tnx for sharing Sam!

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Busisiwe Mgoboli said...

I love the midi and floor length dresses..very sophisticated.

Denise Sabs said...

Wow, loved your selection! I loved the dress in the middle, of Set 1! Set 3, the 2 first dresses and Set 6, the 2 first dresses as well!!!!! So many nice things, I wish I were a bit thinner now to run to my dressmaker to make some of them! But maybe one day! Thank you so much for your lovely words always, dear Sam, they mean a lot to me, you know! I will write soon when I feel inspired :) denisesplanet com

Nee said...

woww her designs are amazing, set 3 is my favorite. all those colors together are so beautiful:)

lots of love xx

Rose said...

Chocolate Rose Style

Sachu said...

i looooooooooved the collection. Raspberry color is my new favourite!


Elisabeth said...

The exposed cording in set 5 is my favorite. Thanks for your wonderful comment Sam! What spring trends do you have? I would love to see the tartan dress you've made!

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Natalia | Fashioned by Love said...

Love the first two dresses in the last set - gorgeous shapes! x

Tamara Chloé said...

This post came right in time sweet Sammy!

I am noticing I am starting to become a bit more drawn to simplicity and clean styles!

This is exactly what I was looking for!
Simply gorgeous, modern yet very classy!
I love all these pieces.
Definitely a designer I will keep in mind!

Thanks for sharing doll.

Kisses and have a fabulous day:)))

xoxo Tamara Chloé


Sveva said...

love the sets 2 and 6!


Lera said...

I always prefer simplicity! Interesting sets.

Daniella said...

Sam what a beautiful collection! Very chic and stylish, I love the third look in set 1 and the first in set 4, both the looks have such perfect proportions! Thank you for sharing my dear :)

Take care,
Daniella xox

Ivana said...

I think that a girl can never have too many neutrals in her closet, and this collection is such a great source of inspiration! Those amazing fall colors, and classic shapes are literally screaming my name :)

I hope you are fine, sweetie, and that the winter is still as mild.

xx Ivana

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June said...

Nice collection! Set 1 and 4 are totally my style!!

Kim Alston said...

I really like the silver and black combinations. Looks great paired together.

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

I love the last combo!

Elsey Whisperingstyle said...

omg! I love this collection a lot! I agree with you, the simplest silhouettes can be so beautiful, stunning and sophisticated. I didn't know about this designer, Barbara Casasola, I'll check her work out. My favorite sets ar 2,4 and 6. I could wear those garments even to go do groceries, just to show of, because they are so elegant and stunning !! Great post Sam :) !!
love it!!!

Carmen said...

Set 4 and 5 look quite nice but I must admit that these are no pieces I would buy for myself. However I can imagine seeing them on some celebrities which will probably be able to combine them quite nicely ;)

Dressed with soul said...

I´m in love with this clear cuts and my fav is set #2 :)

It´s really beautiful on the place where we took the photos for my last post, but to be honest I won´t to live there because it´s very high in the mountains and in the winter there are tons of snow and the sun doesn´t shine there I think about 3 mounts because the mountains are too high for the winter sun … And the snow makes the streets there often impassable. But in summer on sunny days there it´s indeed a dream! Wie live about half an hour to drive away from the Austrian border.

Wish you a wonderful rest of the week, dearest Sam <3

xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena


Karolina said...

Nice collection!

xx Karolina

Michelle LL said...

Love the sophistication of her collection, modern and very wearable. Set 1 and 4 are my favourites. Thanks for always sharing amazing and fashion forward looks all the time, they are such an inspiration. Thank you also for the comment, much appreciated coming from you. Keep up the good work Sam you're doing a great job :)


Dawn Gibson-Thigpen said...

Hey Sam..

Wow! Set one just pops! I love it! Hope you are having a wonderful day!



The Marcy Stop said...

Great cuts and uses of color! Love how modern and sophisticated this collection is.

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Jessi said...

Ooo love set 2! So soft and flowy and feminine :)

Wendy said...

Love set 1 and 6 :)


Lilli said...

Hi Sam! Sorry for the lack of comments recently, have been off for the weekend and just come back, catching up on the blogs!:) Hope you are well and the week is going fine. Thanks a bunch for your nice words dear, I really appreciated them:) Btw, the collection is really interesting, I find the deisign and the lines really original and something not so much seen. My fav looks are the ones from sets 3 and 6, I like best the colors blocking scheme! Kisses my dear, have a goodnight! xo

andysparkles said...

Wow, I really love Set 6!



Adeola Naomi Aderemi said...

I think they are all sophisticated, opulent and posh but they are not direct toward young people.
I like set 6 the most.

Kat said...

wow i love the cuts of all these dresses!! soo beautiful :)


Pamela RG said...

These are unique designs. Looks geometric and futuristic in a way. Very nicely cut though.

Ashley of Southern (California) Belle said...

Set 3 is definitely my favorite. I love the clean lines!



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Zahra Sandberg said...

You really do make me fall in love with every designer you introduce me to! I am loving the simple elegance of these looks - and the unique combination of colors- which look so modern and cutting edge. I love Set 1 the most!

Hope you are having a great week!


Super Airam said...

Ms. Sam! I'm back! I hope you can still remember me. I created new blog again! Hihi. ^^

Followed you via bloglovin! By the way, I love the set 1, 4 and 6!

Have a great day! ^^

LoveT. said...

Amazing Collection! Love black ,Set 4 is my Fav. :)


Anonymous said...

I very much like sets 2 and 3. These outfits are great for special events; I would love to see more of this designer.

CoSMT said...

Great selection!


Patricia G. said...

Wow, love this collection, remember me last show of Dior!

loving-evelyn said...

great collection

Maddie said...

Really interesting collection! I really like how pretty some garments are draped! :)


Chic and Cliché said...

omg this collection is so beautiful! :) Love the colour palette!


BELULOVE said...

love the black ones!!! kisses

nicole said...

Oh wow oh wow oh wow. This is right up my alley! Thanks for sharing Sam (and for the wonderful comment on my blog).

Jessica Mattioli said...

Hope you have a great day hon!!

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mademoiselle mode said...

Perfect collection really ^^
Set1 is my fav ^^

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Imogen said...

The colours, especially in set 1, are quite incredible.

Denisa said...

So nice collection Have a great day.


Sandra Leiva said...

Beautiful pieces!!



Dascha Boonstra said...

Wauw, set 4 is amazing <3
So chique!


TheIndiansavage said...

My sweet girl! I miss your outfit :(....
Have a sweet sweet day.
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Sadie said...

Great designs, so simple and beautifully cut :) xx

Mary M. said...

Such a talented designer, there's not even an item on your list that I don't like, they're all incredible!

Have an amazing week,
Mary x

Stylish By Nature said...

Set 2 all the way :)

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Elle Sees said...

i love the lines and structure of these pieces

ELISA said...

Great collection, very clean and minimalistic!

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lalalaPatricia said...

I'd choose the white and black sets! Looks so elegant! Keep in touch! x


kim bim said...

Fabulous collections,so lush...

Katya R. said...

Set 3 and 4 look great :)
We can see you really put efforts into your posts, love that!

Sean J. Ashley said...

Amazing pictires. I love all these sets.

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