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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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Paris Menswear Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2012 – Top 5 Shows


Yves Saint Laurent

A collection that entirely contained the color black may seem boring, but it was far from it. Creative Director Stefano Pilati went for quite a ‘mod’ look this season. Models sauntered down the runway in white shirts, black ties, loafers, etc… It all just fit together. There was quite a strong message traveling throughout the show, and it was to say…… WEAR LEATHER NEXT SEASON. Every single outfit that walked down the runway had a piece of leather included. The lapel on a blazer, the gloves, the jackets, the trousers, it all appeared everywhere. Of course we won’t complain about it as it was done so beautifully. Pilati really did it well this time, there was not a look out of place!

Yves Saint Laurent

Lanvin

I am always impressed with the fabric that is experimented in the Lanvin shows. For example the mohair surrounding the inside of a ‘mens’ coat or the orange striped PVC-like top. They never seem to disappoint. Tailoring was a huge part of this collection as it opened the show with an interesting color palette of  mustard, sky blue and deep red which then took us into black, which seems to be a big trend this season. With a wide range of choice, from chunky knit jumpers to patent leather, the Lanvin man will certainly be happy.

Lanvin

Balmain

This is only the second season for Creative Director Olivier Rousteing, but already it seems he has been there for years. Rousteing proved that he understands the house of Balmain inside and out. Skinny trousers paired with leather boots and exquisitely cut tailoring was shown throughout the collection. Not only did Rousteing show a collection of what we expected, he also showed pieces we did not. Like a wine velvet waistcoat or a chunky knit jumper he tucked into red trousers. All in all it was beautiful collection.

Balmain

Mugler

Three words….tailoring, tailoring, tailoring. Nicola Formichetti and Roamin Kremer decided to actually join the fashion industry with the tailoring trend this season instead of completely going the opposite direction. The show started quite safe with white shirts, black trousers and satin coats.  As the show continued fabrics such as PVC and colors such as wine and navy were introduced. The collection had a very minimalist feel throughout but had little twists here and there, like capes and even shirt dresses. I wonder who will wear those shirt dresses next season! Well done to Formichetti and Kremer, I wanted every piece.

Mugler

Louis Vuitton

Kim Jones created a collection for the man who travels this season. With oversized scarves, silk jackets and beautifully made trench coats, there was something for every man. Jones seems to have relaxed into his position as Creative Director for Louis Vuitton menswear because of his fabric choices. Kangaroo, Astrakhan, silk, need I say more? If the fabrics were adventurous, then it contrasted with the camel trench coats. Every man must have a trench coat and the ones in this collection were nothing but perfect. We must not forget the soft classic leather bags too. It all just came to a huge success.

Louis Vuitton

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Lanvin Petite


Glamorous, luxurious and very Lanvin. That is just one way to describe Lanvin’s new kids line. The 25 piece collection, which is available in November, are like mini takes on the womenswear dresses that flowed down the runway for the Fall 2011 show. Now mothers and they’re daughters can match in style and taste. After all, the collection is based on the realtionship between Jeanne Lanvin and her daughter. Such a great way to bring a relationship even closer.

Lanvin Petite

 

Lanvin Fall 2011

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BAZAAR


The August issue of Harper’s Bazaar proved to be quite peculiar this month. Instead of casting models for their accessories shoot, they used…….Smurfs. Yes, Smurfs. While celebrating the Smurfs 3D movie and promoting one of Fall’s key colors – blue, it is also a message that thinking outside the box is in for Fall. Models are out, Smurfs are in!

Smurf in Louis Vuitton

Smurf in Lanvin

Smurf in Dolce & Gabbana

 

Smurf in Marc Jacobs

 

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