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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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Tom Ford Fall/Winter 2012


Tom Ford suprised me this month. For months and months we all wait in anticipation for his womenswear collection to be released. This time, 5 weeks after his Fall/Winter 2012 show, it was FINALLY released! But only in a sneak peek video of course and thats good enough for me. With his usual strong, sexy silhouettes, Ford seemed to have gone back in time to take inspiration from his former muse and former Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Paris Carine Roitfeld. Yet again it was the perfect combination.

Take a look at the vibrant coloured furs and Carine Roitfeld-esque collection here:

Carine Roitfeld

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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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Milan Fashion Week Fall 2012 – Top 5 Shows


Milan Fashion Week certainly is always the fashion week of glamour and this season it did not disappoint. As one of Milan’s strongest  Fashion Weeks ever, a strict and tough but romantic mood followed through the collections. From Gucci’s gothic romanticism to Roberto Cavalli’s daringly dark peplums, maybe the Rooney Mara rage has even influenced the designers! The wearable and covetable clothes got better as the week went on. It’s just what women want to wear. Whether it was the tears and standing ovation at Raf Simons’ last show for Jil Sander or the constant rumours about the Dior job (it has officially been a year), this Milan Fashion Week has definately been an eventful one

Here is my pick of the top 5 shows:

Bottega Veneta

Gucci

Prada

Roberto Cavalli

Jil Sander

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London Fashion Week Fall 2012 – Top 5 Shows


As always London’s new talent are ruling the runways!

Simone Rocha impressed many with her reinvention of the ‘Rocha’ look (started by her designer dad John) even though it is her first ever show at London Fashion Week!!! Erdem‘s prim and proper collection had an added edge  this season with his tweed-like leather and lace cut into flower shapes. It is his immense attention to detail that keeps him on the fashion map. Sarah Burton’s military approach for McQ had the audience on the edge of their seats as the models walked through rustling leaves. The atmospheric show will definitely draw the international fashion crowd to London next season. Does Christopher Kane ever get it wrong? His innovative use of fabrics such as leather silk and velvet prove why the designer is at the top of his game. The beaded, chinese like print that ended the show will appear at the top of every fashionista’s shopping list. Mary Katrantzou always finds a new way to do print. Her ever-changing silhouette is what causes peoples excitement for her show. Her interesting, bold colour palette of yellow, red, green and blue reacted perfectly with her coveted prints.

Simone Rocha

Erdem

Christopher Kane

McQ

Mary Katrantzou

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