Gavin Norton

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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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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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Filed under: Dolce and Gabbana, Donatella Versace, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Gucci, H&M, Jil Sander, Milan Fashion Week, Prada, Spring 2012, Spring/Summer 2012, Versace, , , , , , , , , ,

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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Do You See What I See?


Alexander McQueen

Prada

Dsquared

Burberry Prorsum

Givenchy

Louis Vuitton

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Prada Fall/Winter 2011 Campaign


Miuccia has done it right, yet again. Here is the campaign shot by Steven Meisel, and like Louis Vuitton, Mrs. P has used up and coming models. Must be another trend, but I must say I love it. Say goodbye to all the supermodels for now, the new girls are in.

Fall Campaign

Fall Campaign

Fall Campaign

Fall Campaign

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This Season’s Statement


Every season there is one big statement dragged through all the shows of fashion week, but this time it seemed to suprise quite a lot of the fashion folk. The eyebrow. Brush, darken, define, just make it noticeable. Models like Arizona Muse and magazines like Vogue just can’t get enough. Even Prada’s fashion show sunglasses had big cartoon eyebrows swirling on the frame. Look to designers like Dior for inspiration, or if you really want to be noticed, take a look a Balenciaga’s fall 2011 show, and look out for the blue uni-brows. Yes you heard that correctly!

Karlie Kloss

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The Way To Wear Your Bag Next Season


For next season designers have decided to concentrate on the bag. When Miuccia Prada showed her fascinating (as usual) collection in Milan, she had her models pout down the runway holding their bags up to their chest, as if it was a safety guard holding all their possesions. Isn’t that what a woman’s bag is anyway? This trend has spread through the streets and celebrity world already as I saw Alexa Chung carrying out the same thing at the Cannes Film Festival.

Prada Fall/Winter 2011

Alexa Chung in vintage Balenciaga

Louis Vuitton, Celine and Miu Miu had different visions for how a bag should be held. According to their shows, handles will not be needed next season. Of course a bag has to have a handle for the option, but why do we have to use it?

Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2011

Celine Fall/Winter 2011

Miu Miu Fall/Winter 2011

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Filed under: Alexa Chung, Autumn Winter 2011, Celine, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Louis Vuitton, Miu Miu, Miuccia Prada, Prada, Style, , , , , , , , , , ,

The Fab Forties


From Donna Karan in New York, through Prada in Milan and to John Galliano in Paris, the 1940’s has been a clear trend for the Fall/Winter 2011 season. Starting in New York, Donna Karan’s show was full of Pearls, cinched waists and hair Bun’s, leading on with a neutral clean color palette. It felt like a fresh of breath air compared to all the other shows from NYC, it was needed. This season Karan has gone for a softer structure to the garment, opposed to her usual bold and defined shape. With Erickson Beamon designing the pearls which felt as the core of the collection, it came to no suprise that she named it ‘Pearls of Wisdom’.

Donna Karan Fall/Winter 2011

Miuccia Prada was giving a clear message this season…..it’s all about the coat. The Minute the first model landed her Mary-Jane styled Python boots onto the two floored runway, it was obvious she was a Forties girl. Almost like she had just stepped off an airplane. As the color palette grew to a wider variety, we started to see more and more different fabrics used. Faux fur, being a big trend this season, was brushed and brushed to give off a fun and flamboyant look. Sequins closed the show giving off a fish scale look. She always knows how to please her crowd!

Prada Fall/Winter 2011

John Galliano was not present at his Fall/Winter 2011 show, but his designs sure made you feel he was. With a collection of only twenty looks, he was still able to squeeze out a Forties feeling. Starting off with Karlie Kloss wearing a tailored jacket with a wool pencil skirt and egg shaped top hat, it may not have been as styled as his previous shows, but it still gave off the Galliano effect. The collection may have given you the forties vibe, but the fabrics certainly did not. Like Prada, John used fabrics that you would not consider to have been apart of the forties era, like look two when a simple fur collared jacket was paired with a cream latex skirt or chains wrapped around the waist as a belt. It’s just the John Galliano touch.

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John Galliano Fall/Winter 2011

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Make It Faux


The fashion industry has finally given in. With the amount of protests from groups like PETA and the amount of red paint thrown at the fashion folk, next season (Fall/Winter  2011) fur is fake. It all started last year with Karl Lagerfeld’s take on the trend with Chanel, and eventually made its way to every show. As soon as September comes, rush down to your nearest store and grab some fabulous faux.

Prada's take on the Sixties

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