Gavin Norton

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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



Stella McCartney

Wide Leg Leather Trousers

Proenza Schouler


Dries Van Noten


Haider Ackermann

Gothic Romanticism


Puffer Jackets

Peter Pilotto

Oversized Silhouettes

Jil Sander

1960’s Print

Miu Miu

Over Embellishment


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


Yves Saint Laurent



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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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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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Fall 2011 Trend Predictions

1940’s – The sunglasses might look 60’s, but the silhouette screams 40’s.

Miu Miu

1960’s –  Burberry’s fall show gave the essence of 60’s London.

Burberry Prorsum

1970’s –  Three words, fur, fur, fur.


Ladylike Shapes – Cinched waists and accentuated hips. Ladylike is back!

Marc Jacobs

Peplum – Jil Sander mastered it last season, now every designer has joined in.

Christian Siriano

Masculine vs Feminine – Menswear with a feminine touch. Guys and Dolls’ has hit the runways!

Dolce and Gabbana

Mixing Prints – Go crazy and make it your own.

Dries van Noten

Faux Fur – The best way to go this season, and it’s cheaper!


Polka Dots – They are everywhere. You cannot go through the season without them.

David Koma

Sequins – Brighten up your wardrobe with this seasons bold and defined sequins.

Louis Vuitton

Cerise –  A bright color for those dull days.


Kimono – Forget your coat. It’s all about the Kimono.

John Galliano

Emerald –  Deep and rich, perfect for everyday wear.


Patent –  Want to stand out from the crowd? Absolutely anything patent will do that for you.

Louis Vuitton

Bold Blue – Anything and everything will have a variation in blue next season.


Python – Dress up from head to toe!


Red – Every show had it, and so will every wardrobe.

Michael Kors

Wide Brimmed Hats –  Perfect accessory for a bad hair day!


White – If you don’t stain it, it’s with you for life.

Alexander McQueen


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