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New York Spring 2013 Top 5 Shows


New York was great this year. Between collections of 1960’s glamour and innovative silhouettes and prints came covetable, wearable clothes. These 5 shows I have chosen as my favorite was a hard choice considering the extremely successful collections each designer delivered. Strong trends came through right from the start and the New York Fashion Week hype buzzed around the city better then ever before!

Alexander Wang

Spring 2013

Altuzarra

Spring 2013

Marc Jacobs

Spring 2013

Proenza Schouler

Spring 2013

Calvin Klein

Spring 2013

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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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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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Filed under: Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, Fall/Winter 2012, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Marc Jacobs, New York Fashion Week, NYFW, Proenza Schouler, Rodarte, , , , , , , , , ,

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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British Fashion Awards 2011


The annual British Fashion awards took place last night (November 28th) with a start studded guest list. Everyone got dressed up in their Monday best to celebrate the fun and daring British Fashion industry. Here is the list of the lucky winners.

Emerging Talent Award – ready-to-wear: Mary Katrantzou.

Emerging Talent Award – accessories: Tabitha Simmons

Emerging Talent Award- menswear: Christopher Raeburn

Model Award: Stella Tennant

Designer Brand Award: Victoria Beckham

Menswear Designer Award: Kim Jones

British Style Award: Alexa Chung

Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Sam Gainsbury

Red Carpet Award: Stella McCartney

BFC Outstanding Achievement in Fashion: Paul Smith

Accessory Designer Award: Charlotte Olympia

New Establishment Award: Christopher Kane

Designer of the Year: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

And now some photos from the glitzy and glamorous evening…..

Alexa Chung

Kate Hudson

Stella Tennant

Amber Le Bon

Georgia Jagger

Kristen McMenamy

Colin and Livia Firth

Giles Deacon

Matthew Williamson

Poppy Delevigne

Henry Holland

Olivia Palermo

Marc Jacobs and Victoria Beckham

Sarah Burton

Daphne Guinness

Kate Moss and Stella McCartney

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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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The Job No One Wanted


As the first looks came down the glossy runway there was a sigh of relief. Bill Gaytten who is acting Creative Director for the house of Dior, has done it right. Unlike the couture show in July, the fashion show was a success as simplicity is the key. Yet again there is no word on who will become John Galliano’s successor, but sources have said we will know in the next few weeks. Does this mean the Dior directors have selected they’re future Creative Director from the pick ‘n’ mix of designers? We have guessed them all, Marc Jacobs, Sarah Burton, Tom Ford, Riccardo Tisci, Azzedine Alaia, but all the possibilities have been denied. Who could it possibly be? My final guestimate…….Giambattista Valli or Olivier Theyskens. Lets wait and see.

Giambattista Valli Fall 2011

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New York Fashion Week Spring 2012 – Top 5 Shows


Oscar De La Renta – Mr. De La Renta really went for the wow factor this season. Opening his couture-like show with yellow, green and red ball gowns was nothing but trés allure.

Oscar De La Renta

Rodarte – With Vincent Van Gough’s painting’s splashed across the dresses in print, it created quite a fascinating colour palette. And there is nothing more glamorous than that.

Rodarte

Proenza Schouler – For Spring, the Proenza Schouler show had quite a handmade feel to it. Each look better than the next, revealing simple silhouettes and styles in a wide range of toned down colours and prints.

Proenza Schouler

Marc Jacobs – Western girls mixed with sportswear? I think I like it! Master showman Marc Jacobs did not dissappoint with his fringed edges, plastic and oversized sequined collection. So will the biggest fashion rumour come true? Will Marc Jacobs take over the helm of Dior? I certainly hope so.

Marc Jacobs

Jason Wu – At Jason Wu, it felt like the models were stepping out of a ballerina’s boudoir and into the real world. With a great use of colour from candy floss pink to lime green, Wu impressed the fashion folk with another wonderfully wearable collection.

Jason Wu

Roll on London!

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BAZAAR


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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Filed under: Autumn Winter 2011, Dolce and Gabbana, Fall/Winter 2011, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Harpers Bazaar, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Marc Jacobs, Smurf, Style, , , , , , , , ,

Louis Vuitton Fall/Winter 2011 Campaign


Louis Vuitton has released their Fall winter 2011 ad campaign. After a show of feathers and fetishism with a 40’s feel, it was interesting to see how they interpreted the collection through an image. They did not disappoint. Marc Jacobs (designer for Louis Vuitton) wanted to use up-and-coming models in this campaign, which is different for the brand as they usually use a celebrity or supermodel. 16 year old Nyasha Matonhodze has been picked as one of the lucky girls to be the face of the brand. Quite an achievement, don’t you think?

Nyasha Matonhodze

 

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