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BASIL SODA COUTURE – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW

BASIL SODA COUTURE - PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW Nature Under the Microscope, the Spring/Summer Couture collection from Basil Soda treats the dress form as an extension of the body to be examined. The collection begins with more innocent, delicate pieces that use sheer and lace to then progressively transform into a more complex form. The…

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DIDIT HEDIPRASETYO COUTURE – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW & BACKSTAGE

DIDIT HEDIPRASETYO COUTURE  - PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW Indonesian designer Didit Hediprasetyo looked to India for the inspiration for his Spring/Summer 2012 collection.  Like his Debussy inspired collection from last season, music is a crucial aspect of creating the mood and presenting his show. Sitar music accompanied the models through their walk in the Hôtel de…

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ELIE SAAB HAUTE COUTURE – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW

ELIE SAAB HAUTE COUTURE - PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW Elie Saab is on to something good, and he knows it. His Spring/Summer 2012 Couture collection is essentially variations on the same long and sleek silhouette. In a range of light and springtime hued pastels, Saab picks up on the mint green trend that is catching…

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EVA MINGE – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW & BACKSTAGE

EVA MINGE - PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW In simple, loose silhouettes the Spring/Summer 2012 Couture collection from Eva Minge outlines and playfully shadows the woman’s form. Minge is able to perfectly conceal sex appeal while risking to expose it at once. Retro, short cropped jackets fell just over the breast or delicately over the back,…

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IRIS VAN HERPEN HAUTE COUTURE – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW

IRIS VAN HERPEN HAUTE COUTURE  - PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW On January 23, 2012, a large audience crowded in a converted 17th century convent to view “Micro”, the Iris van Herpen Spring/Summer 2012 collection. In actuality, this fashion collection of layered, spiraling forms leans more towards sculptural fine-art interacting with living human bodies than to…

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JULIEN FOURNIE HAUTE COUTURE – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW & BACKSTAGE

JULIEN FOURNIE HAUTE COUTURE - PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW Julien Fournié, one of the young designers invited by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture as a guest member on the official Haute Couture calendar, is pushing haute couture not just into modern times but into the experimentation of future technology. His collaboration with…

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YIQING YIN HAUTE COUTURE – PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW

YIQING YIN HAUTE COUTURE - PARIS S/S 2012 FASHION SHOW The Spring/Summer 2012 Haute Couture collection from Yiqing Yin gracefully drapes and folds around the female form. From lush, thick furs to slinky, liquid satin the textures, the weight, the silhouettes transform from one garment to the next. - Photography by Jodie Talbot for XXXX Magazine, "The Untitled…

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BACKLASH BY ISAMU KATAYAMA – PARIS F/W 2012 PRESENTATION

BACKLASH BY ISAMU KATAYAMA - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW This season, the Backlash man is a Nordic traveller turned to urban locales, hence the mash-up name for the collection, Norban Man. Isamu Katayama’s specialty is his leather work, and here with this collection, his combination of leather with wool, two natural, earthy fabrics that he manipulates…

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BERNHARD WILLHELM – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW & BACKSTAGE

BERNHARD WILLHELM - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Never expect the ordinary with Bernhard Willhelm. Paint splattered chaos presented in front of the most phallic fruit there is, his Fall/Winter collection jumps from plaids to bold graphic prints to big-stitched, exaggerated knits. Irreverent and taking names, Bernhard Willhelm injects a rough sexiness into blue collar jumpsuits,…

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CHRISTIAN LACROIX – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

CHRISTIAN LACROIX - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW With cross motifs, and a bit of kitsch thrown in with relaxed, classic menswear design, the Christian Lacroix Fall/Winter 2012 collection cautiously attempts to toe the line between safe and daring. The exceptional explosive print used in a sporty ensemble unfortunately stuck out like a bit of…

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DIOR HOMME – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

DIOR HOMME - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW This has been the season of military inspiration and Kris van Assche approached this trend head-on for Fall/Winter 2012 with the collection “A Soldier on my Own”. This Dior Homme army takes sportswear and tailors it to perfection. Like past seasons, which were minimalistic in approach, van…

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HENRIK VIBSKOV – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

HENRIK VIBSKOV - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW True to his reputation for staging a spectacle on the runway, Henrik Vibskov had his models walk down a series of moving boards controled by pulleys. A master of prints and knits, Vibskov’s eye is on point with this collection, pairing stripes, mini-optical illusions, tribal influenced prints…

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JULIUS – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

JULIUS - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW The foggy atmosphere and ambient music at the Julius Fall/Winter 2012 show matched the ambiguous and somewhat mysterious collection. Following the military trend this season with his thick boots and leather cargos, head designer Tatsuro Horikawa also stayed in his typically gothic direction. The collection was a bit…

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JUUN J – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

JUUN J - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Entitled Distended, the Fall/Winter collection from Juun J takes classical pieces and reinterprets them in a more exaggerated or modern manner, by altering the seams, creating new lines within the body of the piece, for example. The collection contains several boxy, oversized trenches, coats, and parkas that…

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MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW

MAISON MARTIN MARGIELA - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Incredible texture blends were the highlight of the Fall/Winter collection from Maison Martin Margiela, colorblocked in some instances, and layered in others. Combinations of camel hair coats, sheepskin, muskrat furs, vinyl, denim, and most peculiarly, polyethylene, aka plastic trash bag, parkas both intrigued and confounded. Athletic…

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QASIMI HOMME – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW & BACKSTAGE

QASIMI HOMME - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW Stretched between East and West, Khalid Al Qasimi kept his signature cultural blending trademarks in place for “Opus”, the Fall/Winter 2012 collection from Qasimi Homme. Although inspired by “dark romance”, what he showed was closer to an at times militant sportswear paired with a flowing softness that…

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SONGZIO – PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW & BACKSTAGE

SONGZIO - PARIS F/W 2012 FASHION SHOW The invitation for the Songzio show was an impressive bande dessiné, illuminating the vastness to be found in one’s own environment, steeped with an air of mystery and silently pending adventure. Songzio is sleek, quiet elegance in this abundance of coats, some detailed with soft lamb skin belts…

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