Tag: Fall/Winter 2012

ALEXIS MABILLE – HAUTE COUTURE – FALL /WINTER 2012

ALEXIS MABILLE - HAUTE COUTURE  In Alexis Mabille's collection, eclectic fabric choices where assembled to create garments that resembled jewels and precious stones. His dresses revived the sparkle of diamonds through the aesthetic of the sumptuous fabrics and its elements. While such femininities were explicit, there was also a nod to the masculine in the…

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ARMANI – HAUTE COUTURE – FALL / WINTER 2012

ARMANI - HAUTE COUTURE  In Armani's collection, blue and purple pastels were coupled with black to define the overall look. Some degradation details on the fabric were present in the daily dresses, sloping towards the black. Black velvet pants, flat shoes, and exaggerated trousers suggested a futuristic classical taste. The evening gowns were worn with…

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CHANEL – HAUTE COUTURE – FALL / WINTER 2012

CHANEL - HAUTE COUTURE We can feel the 40s nostalgia in many of the accessories and cuts in Chanel's collection. The color palette varied little and had and vintage undercurrent (black, gray, pink and silver). Shimmering silver pantyhose were utilized to give a sense of uniformity to the collection of suits and dresses. Hair was…

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DIOR – HAUTE COUTURE – FALL / WINTER 2012

DIOR - HAUTE COUTURE  This was the first Haute Couture collection from Raf Simons for Dior and a delicate switch of simplicity could be detected--one that still managed to flawlessly represent the essence of the house. Mini dresses with an air of 50s Dior were worn over black silk tube pants that resembled peplums and…

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JEAN PAUL GAULTIER – HAUTE COUTURE – FALL / WINTER 2012

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER - HAUTE COUTURE Gaultier’s pieces in this collection evoke an aura of decadence--reminiscent of the Belle Epoque--while also nodding to the Baroque period. Men in corsets and gold and black “Chaplin” hats and turbans made for illustrious musings as to the source of his inspiration. It was like an eclectic reverie of…

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MARTIN MARGIELA – HAUTE COUTURE – FALL / WINTER

MARTIN MARGIELA - HAUTE COUTURE  In this collection, Margiela demonstrates his encompassing vision of finding beauty in everything. Margiela’s pieces speak to the very meaning of avant-garde. A bolero and jacket made out of baseball gloves seemed imported from the future. Ornate nets, studded with stones and crystals, referenced a sport--like fencing--and eerily hid the…

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VALENTINO – HAUTE COUTURE – FALL / WINTER 2012

VALENTINO - HAUTE COUTURE In the Valentino Haute Couture collection, Maria Grazia and Pier Paolo Piccioli evoked a sharply profound aura of deep blue romance and a sensual darkness. Evening dresses swept the floor and long vampiric capes billowed behind. It was impossible not to notice the striking details: modern brocades, tailored pants, crystal beaded…

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VERSACE – HAUTE COUTURE – FALL / WINTER 2012

VERSACE - HAUTE COUTURE  The Versace Haute Couture collection was showcased suitably at the Ritz Hotel in Paris, the location of Gianni Versace’s last show before his death. Short mini dresses and floor length gowns flounced down the runway. Dresses drew the lines of the upper body in hi-tech Japanese polyester. Voluminous skirts in some…

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NEW FALL/WINTER 2012 PRADA AD CAMPAIGN

Prada has just released the images for their latest ad campaign featuring their Fall/Winter 2012 collection and shot by Stephen Meisel.  The campaign was shot in New York and features models arranged on various levels of a futuristic, labyrinthine set that mimics that intensity of the colors and patterns in the fall Prada collection. Just…

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