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Autumn/Winter 2012 Top Trends


With the stores loading in their Autumn/Winter stock and the weather turning sour, here’s my pick of Fall’s hottest (well coldest) trends…

The Trouser Suit

Prada

Blue

Stella McCartney

Wide Leg Leather Trousers

Proenza Schouler

Oriental

Dries Van Noten

Tangerine

Haider Ackermann

Gothic Romanticism

Gucci

Puffer Jackets

Peter Pilotto

Oversized Silhouettes

Jil Sander

1960’s Print

Miu Miu

Over Embellishment

Lanvin

Avant Garde

Alexander McQueen

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Paris Fashion Week – Top 5 Shows


At last we come to Paris….

The atmosphere in Paris this week was exciting as designers continued to present enthralling shows to the fashion folk. Alber Elbaz’s 10 year anniversary show at Lanvin had the crowd cheering as bright and uplifting colours made their way down the runway and as Alber sang a solo to take his bow. Givenchy’s Riccardo Tisci is at the top of his game. The confident designer showed a gothic, romantic show. With a collection mostly containing black, it was the slight shift of colour at the end that made the show. The Yves Saint Laurent show was a special one. Since taking over the label in 2004 Stefano Pilati announced he was leaving. His final collection payed tribute to the great Saint Laurent with a Pilati twist! Alexander McQueen continued to be one of the star shows of Fashion Week. Sarah Burton’s feminine petal-like silhouettes took my breath away. Finally Louis Vuitton closed the four weeks of fashion shows. Marc Jacobs’ (Creative Director) 1930’s inspired show included Willy Wonka shaped glasses, servants carrying the models luggage and a steam train. Now whats more glamorous than that?

Louis Vuitton

Alexander McQueen

Lanvin

Yves Saint Laurent

Givenchy

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Oscar Style Prediction 2012


Champagne at the ready it’s Oscar time! Like every year, it’s not about what movie will win or what actor will have the once in a lifetime chance (for some) and win an award. For many of us all we want to know is who and what the biggest celebs in town are wearing.

Here are my style predictions for this years Oscars:

Christian Dior Haute Couture

Versace Haute Couture

 

Alexander McQueen

Ralph Lauren

Christian Dior Haute Couture

 

Versace

Armani Privé

Oscar De La Renta

Gucci

Oscar De La Renta

Armani Privé

Jason Wu

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Christmas Wish List!


Grey wool blazer - Topman

Check print trousers - Vivienne Westwood

Navy and gold bomber jacket - Alexander McQueen

Polka Dot shirt - Marni

Platform Brogues - Prada

Leopard print tie - Topman

Look 13 - Prada

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Elle Magazine Jan 2012


Elle have turned to Lady Gaga for the cover of their first issue of 2012. The issue offers two colorful covers with the grande dame of eye-opening fashion, dressed in an Alexander McQueen coral dress and Irish bred designer Simone Rocha’s lime green shear dress from the Spring/Summer 2012 runways.

Lady Gaga in Alexander McQueen

Lady Gaga in Simone Rocha

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A Good Choice


Every season a certain group of collections seem to stick out from the pack for the editors and buyers. Appearing in every store, every magazine and everyones conversation. They are known as the collections of the season; so here are the lucky chosen ones for Fall 2011.

Louis Vuitton

Louis Vuitton

Prada

Prada

Dolce and Gabbana

Dolce and Gabbana

Alexander McQueen

Alexander McQueen

Tom Ford

 

Tom Ford

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Paris Fashion Week Spring 2012 – Top 5 Shows


Balenciaga – The seats may have collapsed before the show and the guests may have had to stand, but once the collection hit the runway it didn’t seem to matter. Nicolas Ghesquiére (Creative Director) sent out unusual shapes with a new silhouette. Couture techniques and denim pants. What more could you want?

Balenciaga

Haider Ackermann – The new kid on the block proved at his show this season that he knows how to rock a colour palette. Every colour in the rainbow and beyond were present as the models moved slowly and swiftly down the runway. I have big hopes for this designer….very big hopes.

Haider Ackermann

Chanel – For Fall we were among the rocks and soils as models floated down the graveled runway in a colour palette consisting of mostly grey and black. This season we dug even deeper through the rock and soil, reaching the magical mystery of underwater. Karl Lagerfeld created contrast with a colour palette of white and cream compared to last seasons grey and black. A light and refreshing collection for Spring. To top it all off, Florence Welch appeared out of a sea pearl to debut her new song.

Chanel

Alexander McQueen – A lot of pressure was on Sarah Burton this season. It is the collection after the Royal Wedding dress. Did she impress? Oh yes indeed! Burton, like Chanel, had an underwater vibe to it. The range of sea creatures expanded as more and more shapes started to appear. Bravo Sarah, you have done it right again.

Alexander McQueen

Louis Vuitton – Marc Jacobs always has a way to shock the crowd. As guests took their seats facing the plain white runway, the center lifted up to reveal a caraousel with each model on white wooden horses. The crowds reaction set the exciting atmosphere.  A collection of pastels, peplums,feathers, and the amazing Kate Moss made it’s way around the rotating carousel. What will Marc do next?

Louis Vuitton

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Photo Shoot Day!


Here are some of the pictures from the Brown Thomas shoot in the September issue of Social and Personal. Your exclusive look behind the ‘seams’.

Enjoy!

Victoria Beckham

 

Gucci

 

Dolce and Gabbana

 

Alexander McQueen

 

Prada

 

Donna Karan

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McQueen’s Next Step


Finally Alexander McQueen has started advertising. This really shows how Sarah Burton will bring the brand into the future. What’s next for the most talked about brand of the year?

Alexander McQueen Fall 2011 campaign

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Do You See What I See?


Alexander McQueen

Prada

Dsquared

Burberry Prorsum

Givenchy

Louis Vuitton

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