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Altuzarra


Joseph Altuzarra has had no formal fashion training. No contacts, no money, no college degree; Just a guy with a dream. Somehow for Altuzarra it worked! After three major jobs with Marc Jacobs, Proenza Schouler and Givenchy it was finally time to set up his own company. Since then Altuzarra has become an overnight sensation with his Fall 2012 collection catching every editors eye, launched a range for J Crew inspired by Lana Del Rey and won the 2011 CFDA/Vogue annual fund. Not bad for a guy with just a dream! This Saturday, Altuzarra will show his Spring/Summer 2013 collection, expectations are high and everyone who is anyone will be there. The future looks bright for Joseph Altuzarra.

Altuzarra Fall 2012

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Vogue September 2012


It’s their 120th anniversary issue and there is no one better to grace the cover then Lady Gaga.

Vogue’s 916 page September issue was released today I must say I approve! Lady Gaga photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott in a Marc Jacobs hot pink dress especially designed for the cover gets me so excited to see what else is inside.

Do you approve?

Vogue September 2012

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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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The Rooney Mara Look


With her jet black hair, perfectly cut fringe and classic but interesting style, the ‘Rooney Mara look’ has been gracing the runways from New York to Paris for Fall 2012. With designers such as Versace, Marni and even Calvin Klein (where she sat front row) on board, it’s time we all add a little bit of Ms. Mara into our wardrobe.

Rooney Mara

Calvin Klein

Versace

Marni

Givenchy

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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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New York Fashion Week Fall 2012 – Top 5 Shows


New York Fashion Week (NYFW) took an unexpected turn this time. Instead of the established designers taking over the spotlight, it was all about the up-and-coming (with the exception of Marc Jacobs and Alex Wang of course). From Rodarte’s Australian dream, Proenza Schouler’s collection of protection, Altuzarra’s traveling warrior, Alexander Wang’s monochrome magic and Marc Jacobs’ fantasy of reality, this week certainly delivered a wide range of variety but with an overall tough edge. Here are some of my favorite looks from my pick of NYFW’s top 5 designers:

Marc Jacobs

Alexander Wang

Altuzarra

Proenza Schouler

Rodarte

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Fall Leather


Leather seems to be THE trend of Fall/Winter 2012 for men. Take your pick between leather trench coats, trousers or tops. Unless you want to go all out and wear them all together, it’s your choice. Be careful not to dip into the fetish trend though, that was sooo Fall 2011!

The Trench Coat

Valentino

Leather Trousers

Acne

Leather Head to Toe

Yves Saint Laurent

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