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Spring/Summer 2012 Trend Report


It’s time for the Trend Report. Here is the best of the trends you’ll be wearing for Spring/Summer 2012. This season Designers seemed to be inspired by what is happening around them, from sports wear (The London Olympics) to 1920’s glamour (the re-make of The Great Gatsby film) and everything in between. Originality and individuality also proved to be on designer’s minds from tribal wear to a 1950’s housewife, it’s time to make up your own mind.

Pastels

Louis Vuitton

Peplum Waist

Jason Wu

Bandeau Tops

Proenza Schouler

1950’s Housewife

Marni

Tribal

Donna Karan

PVC

Marc Jacobs

Modern 1920’s

Gucci

Satin

Haider Ackermann

Pleated Skirts

Celine

Floral

Valentino

Sportswear

Alexander Wang

Cowboy Boots

Marc Jacobs

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Feisty Feet


No comment needed but…..WOW!

Prada Spring/Summer 2012

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The Place To Be


Seems like Tokyo is rising up the fashion thermometer for hot new cities to show a collection. It’s SO HOT, that Mrs. Prada has now started to show her covetable collections in the Japanese capital. So why is an established brand like Prada spending even more money on another fashion show every season? I can only think of one reason….boosting  sales! I say a fourth fashion week should be added to the overflowing events on fashionistas calenders and get those sales higher and higher for designers. A recession free fashion industry could be on the horizon. Anna Wintour; take note!

Prada Spring/Summer 2012

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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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Tom Ford Spring/Summer 2012


It is that time yet again when the master of fashion, Tom Ford,  releases his women’s ready-to-wear collection. For Spring 2012, Ford created the essence of  a glamorous woman traveling to glamorous cities around the globe. There is only one thing you need to complete your outfit when wearing Tom Ford, and that is a highly fabulous personality! Here is a selection of my favorite looks.

Tom Ford

 

Tom Ford

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Tom Ford

Tom Ford

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Tom Ford

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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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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Do You See What I See?


Alexander McQueen

Prada

Dsquared

Burberry Prorsum

Givenchy

Louis Vuitton

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Done with D&G


Fashion Designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana for Dolce and Gabbana have decided to extinguish their diffusion line D&G. The hint flew across the fashion world when the brand closed 15 D&G stores in Japan earlier this year.

D&G SS/11 campaign

Domenico and Stefano are planning to merge the D&G label together with the Dolce and Gabbana label, making it a brand for all ages. The design duo have spoken out about the news revealing they had felt frustrated to design for two labels. The D&G label kept the ‘made in Italy’ tag for most collections, causing more expenses to be paid.

D&G SS/11 menswear campaign

This is not the first for an established design house to close down it’s diffusion line. Gianfranco Ferrre went the same direction with GF Ferre and Versace with Versace Jeans Couture. Spring/Summer 2012 is set to be D&G’s last collection. Start saving now!

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