Gavin Norton

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Fashion’s New Shape

For a while now designers have been focusing on two new shapes: wide, oversized coats and full peplum skirts. Of course these shapes are more flattering than they sound. The wide, oversized coats is working magic for your legs as it sits well away from the body in a structured manner. The full peplum skirts are pulling concentration to the waist making it appear much smaller as the shape widens from the smallest part of the torso. Lets take a look at some of the designers joining in the fun:

Oversized Coats

Yves Saint Laurent

Jil Sander

Peplum Skirts





Filed under: Burberry, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Jil Sander, Rochas, Style, Yves Saint Laurent, , , , , , ,

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



Filed under: Alexander McQueen, Fall 2012, Fall/Winter 2012, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Givenchy, Lanvin, Louis Vuitton, Paris Fashion Week, Yves Saint Laurent, , , , , , , , , ,

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


Leather Trousers


Leather Head to Toe

Yves Saint Laurent


Filed under: Acne, Fall/Winter 2012, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Style, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, , , , , , ,

Eugenio Recuenco

I recently came across a Spanish photographer named Eugenio Recuenco. He has done work for fashion houses like Loewe and Yves Saint Laurent and has photographed portraits of designers like John Gallino and Jean Paul Gaultier. I was amazed at the photos and videos he creates. Such an inspiration! Here are examples of his fascinating work.

(PS. click on the photos for a better effect)

Eugenio Recuenco's work

Eugenio Recuenco's work

Eugenio Recuenco's work

Fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier

Fashion designer John Galliano

Visit to see more from the master.


Filed under: Eugenio Recuenco, Fashion, Gavin Norton, Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Loewe, Yves Saint Laurent, , , , , , ,

Wedding Of The Year (Apart From The Royals)

Kate Moss married Jamie Hince in a vintage looking John Galliano gown. Quite a brave step to wear a designer who has not been in the good books lately, but I must say I’m glad she did. This may be Galliano’s key to re-open the gates of fashion. I am quite happy that Kate chose a dress to please herself and knowone else. If you have the guts to do that, then do! Jamie Hince (Moss’ husband) also chose a nice Yves Saint Laurent outfit. It was nice to see a groom in something other than a black tux. This was one stylish wedding!

Kate Moss and Jamie HInce


Filed under: Fashion, Gavin Norton, Jamie Hince, John Galliano, Kate Moss, Style, Yves Saint Laurent, , , , , , ,

Yves Saint Laurent Resort 2012

Opening with a striking red leather trench coat, Stefano Pilati (Creative Director of YSL) ventured for a sailor themed show. After all it is Resort.  Anchors were featured on most of the looks, splattered all over shorts or attached as a pin to a pair of wide leg trousers, It seemed to be the core of the collection.

YSL Resort 2012

Ropes were also used to a great amount in this collection. Whether printed on a dress or used as a statement necklace, it tipped off the shows theme with a great effect. While using questionable fabrics in summer, like leather, I can say that the show successfully steered it’s way to shore!

YSL Resort 2012



Filed under: Fashion, Gavin Norton, Resort 2012, Stefano Pilati, YSL, Yves Saint Laurent, , , , , ,

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