Month: April 2012

AUGUSTIN TEBOUL – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION PRESENTATION

AUGUSTIN TEBOUL - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION DESIGNERS Augustin Teboul, the label founded by Annelie Augustin and Odély Teboul, presented their Fall 2012 collection, “The Thread of Ariane,” in one of Paris’s chicest concept store, L’Eclaireur.  The labels designs are a marriage of imagination and flawless construction.  Some pieces resembled feminine armor, such as padded,…

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW For the Alexander McQueen Fall 2012 collection, Sarah Burton incorporated McQueen’s signature style, hoof-like shoes, dramatic silhouettes, and an intensity of detail, with Burton’s lighter sensibilities.  She described the collection by saying, “It’s futurism with softness, not cold futurism.”  The traditional McQueen elements were all in place,…

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ALEXIS MABILLE – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

ALEXIS MABILLE - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW The Fall 2012 collection of Alexis Mabille was all things bow tie.  The collection, appropriately titled “Let Me Be Bo-Bow,” featured bow tie prints, embroideries, earring, and shoes, all commemorating the neckwear that put Mabille on the map at fashion houses like Dior and YSL.   Mabille designed…

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ALLUDE – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW AND BACKSTAGE

ALLUDE - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Allude designer Andrea Karg, sought to portray intellectual, bohemian chic in her Autumn/Winter 2012/12 collection.  The collection, completely in cashmere, managed to create heavily layered looks that simultaneously fell close to the body, creating a trim, polished silhouette.  The colors of the collection were inspired by the “allure of…

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AMAYA ARZUAGA – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW AND BACKSTAGE

Amaya Arzuaga’s Fall 2012 collection was shown in the sumptuous Spanish embassy, a highly appropriate venue considering Arzuaga’s Spanish background and design influence.  Sonia Delaunay’s paintings and textiles inspired the looks in the collection, as well as the artistic movement started by Sonia’s husband, Robert Delaunay, called Orphism.  Sonia’s artwork was translated into the garments…

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ANDREA CREWS – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW AND BACKSTAGE

ANDREA CREWS - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW For her Fall 2012 collection, which also happens to be the 10th anniversary of her label, Andrea Crews focused on the idea of clothing worn for hunting and fishing, and gave it a touch of modern, French sophistication.  Crews reimagined traditional outdoorsman garb, utilizing camouflage, quilted nylons,…

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ARZU KAPROL – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

ARZU KAPROL - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Arzu Kaprol drew from the aesthetics of modernism and Bauhaus to craft his highly architectural Fall 2012 collection.  Kaprol’s fall collection was a study in structure: formfitting leather dresses, military silhouettes amplified by silk and furs, and sheer panels paired with leather harnesses.  The collection was sharp, angular,…

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BALENCIAGA – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

BALENCIAGA - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW The Balenciaga Fall show took place on the 27th floor of a Paris skyscraper that had been designed by artist Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster to Nicolas Ghesquière’s specifications.  The result was a neon-lit office with a panoramic view of Paris where the models represented different employees, such as CEOs, interns,…

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CHANEL – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

CHANEL - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW The Chanel Fall 2012 collection was presented in a room covered in crystals growing from the floor and ceiling, mimicking the crystal adornments that dripped off of every hem, high heel, and even eyebrow, sewn with crystals by famed couture embroidery house Lesage, that came down the runway. …

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JACKIE ASTIER HONORED AT HERITAGE AUCTIONS LUNCHEON – NEW YORK

On April 26th, Heritage Auctions honored The Untitled Magazine's new fashion director, Jackie Astier, for her "style and creativity", in a luncheon celebrating the forthcoming, annual Spring Luxury Auction, which will take place both live and online on April 29th. Other luminous fashion elite honored at the luncheon included Mary Alice Stephenson, Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, Veronica Miele…

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CLARISSE HIERAIX – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION PRESENTATION

Born in Guadeloupe and taught in Paris, Clarisse Hieraix has a sophisticated understanding of haute couture that she is able to translate into her gowns and cocktail dresses season after season.  Loose, flowing evening gowns in graphic prints that looked resort ready were mixed in with exceptionally tailored, monochromatic pantsuits, that were kept fresh by…

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CORRADO DE BIASE – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW AND BACKSTAGE

CORRADO DE BIASE - PARIS F/W 2012 BACKSTAGE Corrado de Biase’s third Ready-to-Wear collection mixed 20s modernism with 70s London style embodying Biase’s philosophy that, “fashion is an imaginary place for impossible meetings of people, styles and eras across time and space.”  The collection consisted of classic British looks, given an update in fabric and proportion.…

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CUNNINGTON & SANDERSON – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

CUNNINGTON & SANDERSON - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW After winning the On|Off Visionary Award, British design duo behind Cunnington & Sanderson, Matthew Cunnington and John Sanderson, presented their Fall 2012 collection for the first time in Paris.  Cunnington & Sanderson use experimental folding, cutting, and draping as a means to sculpt dresses for a…

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DÉVASTÉE – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW + BACKSTAGE PHOTOS AND INTERVIEW

DÉVASTÉE - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Dévastée, the fashion label formed by Orphelie Klere and Francois Alary, created a dark, haunting, and humorous Fall 2012 collection.  The duo describe their style as “mignon-macabre,” or cute-, and this collection was precisely that.  Models with super pale faces had black lipstick smeared up the sides of their…

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DIOR – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

DIOR - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Since Galliano’s departure, the house of Dior has been in upheaval, but Billy Gaytten’s second collection for the label, influenced by “soft modernity,” takes a look back at some of Dior’s greatest hits, including the New Look and Bar jacket.  Emphasis was put on the small waist, with…

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ELIE SAAB – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

ELIE SAAB - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW The Fall 2012 “Urban Elegance” collection from Elie Saab attempts to encapsulate the modern incarnation of the Elie Saab city girl.  The collection felt precise and tailored, with clean lines and nipped waists.  Daywear included meticulously crafted peplum skirts and dresses, designed in both crêpe georgette shifts…

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FATIMA LOPES – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW AND BACKSTAGE PHOTOS

FATIMA LOPES - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Fatima Lopes, the first Portuguese fashion designer to show at Paris Fashion in 1999, kicked off the Ready-to-Wear collection for F/W 2012-13 with her sexy collection that accentuates the internal and external structure of the body. The small waists and narrow shoulders of the garments almost resembled a…

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GARETH PUGH – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

GARETH PUGH - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Gareth Pugh maintained his traditional, gothic aesthetic, but eschewed last season’s themes of bondage, in favor of an almost tribal, post-apocalyptic woman for his Fall 2012 collection.  The collection was dominated by bold, dramatic looks including long sleeved, high neckline, yeti coats and dresses, fully fringed rompers, and…

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GIAMBATTISTA VALLI – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

GIAMBATTISTA VALLI - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Giambattista Valli has fallen, “in love with New York all over again,” and he’s channeled this passion into his Fall 2012 collection.  Valli’s excitement comes from having just opened a showroom by the High Line, and so he wanted his Fall collection to represent a “Nolita Girl gone…

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GIVENCHY – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

GIVENCHY - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW The Givenchy Fall 2012 collection focused on fierce tailoring with precise construction in crafting their take on traditional riding clothes that played with masculine and feminine elements.  Riccardo Tisci named seemingly disparate ideas such as, “horse riding, Guy Bourdin, and Paris in the 70s,” as sources of influence…

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