Tag: Spring Summer 2012

NIGERIA IN FOCUS – MTN LAGOS FASHION & DESIGN WEEK – SPRING / SUMMER 2012

Spring/Summer 2012 saw a re-emergence of Africa-influenced fashion with fashion houses and designers such as Burberry Prorsum producing collections based on African inspired prints and themes. The message was loud and clear – Africa is in. Foremost in the focus on African inspired fashion are Nigerian designers. From First Lady, Michelle Obama, regularly photographed wearing…

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AGNES B – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Agnés B’s Spring 2013 collection for Paris’ fashion week ranged from casual to business chic with an array of light fabrics, patterns, and colors. Plaid and leather jackets were the highlight of the show with grey trousers and leather chaps. A pixelated long sleeve shirt stood out amongst the unique set of garments, exploring a variety…

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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

The buzz behind Alexander McQueen’s spring 2013 collection at Paris’ fashion week goes beyond their spectacular designs and honeycomb prints. Inspired by natural patterns found on bees and within beehives, their wasp-like dresses and shrouding headpieces dazzle on the runway. Silhouettes included a sleeveless honeycomb top with black and gold honeycomb leggings, and black heels in…

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ALLUDE – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Allude’s Spring 2013 collection at Paris’ fashion week emphasized casual chic. Checkered patterns and light fabrics made their appearance on the runway juxtaposed against leather and cashmere. The collection focused on simple cuts and alternativly presented eastern inspired pieces that stood out while the over all aesthetic maintained a sense of cohesion. Fashion Week Coverage…

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AMAYA ARZUAGA – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION WEEK

Amaya Arzuaga’s collection for Spring 2013 was highly charged with red tones for Paris’ fashion week. Blending shades of red with black, white, and green, the designer managed to fuse the dresses with drama. With a strong focus on detail,  the forms flowed down the runway. Highlights of the showcase include a white-collared v-neck shirtdress and…

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ANDREA CREWS – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Andrea Crews’ Spring 2013 collection at Paris fashion week lashes out in color and vibrance. The line titled "Kitten Hollogram" presents a rebellious look while blending a rainbow color palette with patterns into quirky themes. The relaxed fit of the collection was cool, giving off a whimsical urban vibe. Fashion Week Coverage by The Untitled Magazine…

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ANNE VALERIE HASH – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Chic satin fabrics and pastel toned ensembles ruled the Anne Valérie Hash collection at Paris’ fashion week. Fabrics featured black and beige patterns which were fitted to the silhouette, pushing a loose body-con form while complimenting the figure. We saw bustiers, strapless pantsuits, trousers that were paired with loose fitting jackets, and dresses with elegantly…

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AZRU KAPROL – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Azru Kaprol's show started off with a unique play on the traditional lined tuxedo dress, opting to emphasize the female form,most notably the hips, and setting the tone for the rest of the collection. As has been the case for a lot of the Spring/Summer 2013 lines, bold monochromatic and kaleidoscope motifs were the constant, always…

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BALENCIAGA – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Balenciaga has always crafted luxurious female garments that have pushed the fashion house in a modern direction, while preserving the classic silhouette of the female form. The Spring 2013 collection was no different, opting to do more with less. The garments all favored showing off some skin, with midriff-baring shirts and bralette tops that served as…

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CHANEL – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION WEEK

Chanel is, without a doubt, the singular name when it comes to modern, stylish women and fashion. Classic elements of Chanel's past pieces are still present for Spring / Summer 2013, including the classic square padded design that has come to define their line of handbags. This season, the most obvious element was a return…

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DEVASTEE – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Dévastée has made a name for itself with an aesthetic often cited as a form of gothic couture. The darker undertones were definitely present in the line's Spring/Summer 2013 line, with an emphasis on monochromatic geometric landscapes. These hyper-graphic pieces had a distinctly urban vibe, but managed to maintain a classic sense of the female…

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DIOR – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Dior's ready-to-wear show was long awaited and highly touted. The line opened with a series of refined pantsuits, with elegantly designed jackets and flamboyant scarves tied around the neck of each model. As the line progressed, it began to move more in the direction of elegant evening wear, with a pair of gorgeous balldresses (each…

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ELIE SAAB – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Elie Saab’s Paris runway for SS13 featured lacy eveningwear in black, red, white and blue, from full length, red-carpet worthy gowns to chic cocktail dresses. An impeccably tailored black jumpsuit with a wide-legged pant and sheer, lacy top was a highlight of the show, and gave an unconventional, dramatic twist to classic evening attire. Fashion…

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GROUND ZERO – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Ground Zero’s futuristic SS13 collection, shown at Paris Fashion Week served up dresses with inventive cutouts, made with prints reminiscent of classic comic book imagery. Other features included solid white, graphically cut dresses accessorized by overly large, silver boxing gloves and metallic eye masks. Satin blouses with the same print theme on the sleeves and…

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GUY LAROCHE – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

The Guy Laroche SS13 fashion show, designed by Marcel Marongiu , took place at Tuilerie Gardens. The airy collection featured attire that combined classic and modern elements of day to evening wear, with cropped white trousers paired with a matching bandeau and jacket, beige trenches and sleeveless maxi dresses in both black and white. Fashion Week…

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HEXA – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Hexa's inspiration for its Spring 2013 line was, interestingly, cited as the film version of Jane Eyre, with simple color palettes that ranged from off white and creams to dynamic and lush reds. Victorian-inspired buttons adorned shoes, and minute details, all designed using lazer cutting, made for a perfect mix of simple design and intricate…

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ISSEY MIYAKE – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Issey Miyake's spring 2013 show brought us a unique mix of tribal and linear prints mixing black & white with bright colors and a runway full of models enjoying every strut they took in these elegantly designed pieces. Vibrant hues and unique designs including diagonal stripes; zig zag pattern - clashing was the name of the…

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JEAN PAUL GAULTIER – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Jean Paul Gaultier is one of the definitive names in unique and alternative couture, and his Spring 2013 line was no different. Each model that strutted down the catwalk was dressed as a selection of the decade's most notable musicians. Everyone from Annie Lennox to Boy George to Grace Jones to the Material Girl herself…

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LIE SANG BONG – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW & BACKSTAGE

Motif might be an understatement when it comes to the use of Butterfly imagery in Lie Sang Bong's spring/summer 2013 line. While some of the pieces opted for butterfly design work (a pair of checker-patterned pants reveal, upon closer inspection, to actually be little butterflies running up and down the leg.) A couple of the…

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LIU FANG – PARIS – SPRING/ SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Liu Fang's pieces for the spring 2013 line were unlike any other, toying with the female form by crafting skeletal pieces that, when worn, gave new meaning to "you are what you wear." Knitted looks in off whites and gorgeous cremes took over the first half of the show, with white powder on each model's…

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