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Milan Fashion Week Spring 2012 – Top 5 Shows


Prada – This season Miuccia Prada showed a variety of what I like to call ‘trailer trash chic’ looks. The esteemed designer excited the crowd with hints of leather, satin and pleating. Of course we must not forget the flames rising from the bottom of dresses and firing out the back of shoes. Can she do anything wrong?

Prada

Jil Sander – Very simple, very different, very white. The Jil Sander collection has impressed me yet again. From the time the first model walked out to the last, I thought of one thing. 1940’s nurses with a touch of elegance. The straight, shear white dresses were paired with nurse shaped hats and a net veil covering their face. I like to think that every designer has a ‘moment’, and this is Jil Sander’s.

Jil Sander

Dolce and Gabbana – As I watched the models walk down the runway, I became more and more hungry. Fruit and vegetables seemed to be quite a big theme. Chili’s, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, the list goes on. While sticking to their womanly shapes, Dolce and Gabbana showed a collection of fabulous Fifties females. Each look better than the next. Not surprising for a design duo who seem to know it all.

Dolce and Gabbana

Versace – This is a big year for Versace. Not only did they show an astounding collection, they have landed one of the biggest collaborations in history…..Versace for H&M. The almost fully white collection was true Versace minus the print. Sexy silhouettes and sky scraper stilettos where present on the runway. Well done Donatella, well done indeed.

Versace

Gucci – Frida Giannini (Creative Director) showed an art deco inspired collection leaning towards the 1920’s. There was a rock chick attitude to the models with a glamorous touch. Quite a strong combination. The embroidered, embellished and beaded collection has already been a huge hit amongst the editors. My favorite part? Most definitely the fringe. Nothing better thean some 1920’s fringe!

Gucci

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The Next BIG Step


Former Vogue Paris editor Carine Roitfeld is starting her own magazine. The glamorous 57 year old left Vogue Paris in January 2011 leaving an amazingly  reinvented magazine behind her after ten years at the helm. Carine, who just published her own book, will certainly not disappoint. Her high fashion edge and Vogue Paris attitude mix well together. If she’s good enough for Vogue, she’s good enough for her own magazine. No title has been released yet, but the first issue of the quarterly magazine will appear on on shelves for the September issue next year. Don’t worry, this time it’s in English. Let’s Start the countdown.

Carine Roitfeld

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London Fashion Week Spring 2012 – Top 5 Shows


Mary Katrantzou – With Prints fabulously squashed together, Katrantzou showed 27 looks of pure wow factor.

Mary Katrantzou

Burberry Prorsum – As one of the biggest events on the LFW show calender, Burberry did not disappoint sending looks with a suprisingly winter feel down the everlastingly long runway.

Burberry Prorsum

Christopher Kane – Rumour Has it that at the end of Christopher Kane’s show,  guests were crying from the sight of phenomenal clothes that flew down the runway. A pastel palette, denim, lamé and flats. Now that is one brave designer.

Christopher Kane

Peter Pilotto – Using the signature Peter Pilotto print, the design duo created new and exciting silhouettes with a swimwear feel. Two words….fabulous combination.

Peter Pilotto

Jonathan Saunders – Saunders is really at the top of his game. No Suprise he received the title ‘show of the week’. Paisley prints, soft colours and luxurious kintwear were all included in this collection. This label will be around for a long time.

Jonathan Saunders

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Vogue October 2011


For the October issue, glamorous actress Michelle Williams has channelled one of Hollywood’s and fashion’s greatest legends, Marilyn Monroe. And there is nothing more glamorous than that.

Vogue October 2011

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 – Top 5 Shows


Oscar De La Renta – Mr. De La Renta really went for the wow factor this season. Opening his couture-like show with yellow, green and red ball gowns was nothing but trés allure.

Oscar De La Renta

Rodarte – With Vincent Van Gough’s painting’s splashed across the dresses in print, it created quite a fascinating colour palette. And there is nothing more glamorous than that.

Rodarte

Proenza Schouler – For Spring, the Proenza Schouler show had quite a handmade feel to it. Each look better than the next, revealing simple silhouettes and styles in a wide range of toned down colours and prints.

Proenza Schouler

Marc Jacobs – Western girls mixed with sportswear? I think I like it! Master showman Marc Jacobs did not dissappoint with his fringed edges, plastic and oversized sequined collection. So will the biggest fashion rumour come true? Will Marc Jacobs take over the helm of Dior? I certainly hope so.

Marc Jacobs

Jason Wu – At Jason Wu, it felt like the models were stepping out of a ballerina’s boudoir and into the real world. With a great use of colour from candy floss pink to lime green, Wu impressed the fashion folk with another wonderfully wearable collection.

Jason Wu

Roll on London!

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Beginnings


Fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg  gave out mini American flags at the end of her New York fashion show, which took place on the 10th anniversary of 9/11, in memory of the shocking day. The show was named beginning’s, and it certainly gave out that feeling.

DVF giving out American Flags at the end of her Spring 2012 fashion show

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Obsession


Sarah Jessica Parker’s latest fashion obsession is up and coming designer Prabal Gurung. Take a look at her best outfits.

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Prabal Gurung Fall 2011

 

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Prabal Gurung Fall 2011

 

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Prabal Gurung Resort 2012

 

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Prabal Gurung Fall 2011

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Filed under: Autumn Winter 2011, Fall/Winter 2011, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Prabal Gurung, Sarah Jessica Parker, SJP, Style, , , , , , , ,

A Night To Remember


Ready Set Go! It’s time to shop. Fashion’s Night Out takes place again tonight (September 8th) in stores all over the globe. From Australia to Mexico and everywhere in between. The world’s biggest shopping event is aboout to take place.

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With Individual events in stores around the world, this time everyone can come to the party. No invitation needed. And to get you even more excited, the cast of Glee have created a song and a music video to get us all hyped up for the evening of a lifetime. So go wild! Shop, shop and shop again. Log onto fashionsnightout.com for more information.

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Love For Lara


Love is in the air. Especially between Calvin Klein and super model Lara Stone. Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli, who are the Creative Directors of Clavin Klein, say they love Mrs. Stone so much, that they are dedicating their Fashions Night Out celebrations to the model of the moment.

Vogue Paris August 2011

Stone, who is famous for her gapped front teeth and ‘I don’t belong here’ runway walk, has been named the number 1 model in the top 50 models list and has landed major campaigns like  Givenchy, Giorgio Amrani and Calvin Kelin (of course!).

Calvin Klein campaign

So pop in to Calvin Klein (if you’re in New York) on Fashions Night Out for a room filled of photos of Lara, a specially designed t-shirt and a chance to meet the model legend.

Vogue Paris October 2010

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