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Tag: Spring Summer 2012

LOUIS VUITTON – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Louis Vuitton's spring/summer 2013 line did not disappoint the masses that surrounded the catwalk, with vivacious color and sharp symmetry (a carry-over from New York) dominated. Creative director Marc Jacobs did what he does best, and toyed with the female silhouette with thematically intense yellow stripes that highlighted every models' physique and frame. The pallet…

LUIS BUCHINHO – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Bright pinks contrasted by blacks and violets for Luis Buchinho’s Spring 2013 show at Paris fashion week which had a strong architectural influence. "The search for metals, wood and glass influenced my choice of colors and textures for my new collection." The colorful fabrics were juxtaposed with metalics. Some pieces featured silk patchwork textures in vibrant colors while…

LUTZ HUELLE – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Shrouded in satin, cottons and translucent patterns, Lutz Huelle’s Spring 2013 collection for Paris’ fashion week keeps cool with light fabrics while focusing on draped, fluid fabrics. Elegantly designed, some garments had a caftan effect  while other outfits bared skin over zebra-printed hooded shirts. Predominately monochromatic with flashes of intense canary yellow, green and mauve, the…

MANISH ARORA – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

For Spring Summer 2013, Manish Arora goes back to his roots to pay a tribute to India. The country’s rich artistic legacy of ornamentation continues to inspire the world, with its vibrant colors, decorative arts, intricate architecture and unique handicrafts. Indian jewelry provides insight into ancient Indian culture and with his signature style, Manish has…

PACO RABANNE – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW & BACKSTAGE

Paco Rabanne's spring/summer line was defined largely by the music that filled the room once the show started: "The Crystal Ship" by the Doors. The gleaming power of crystals and the smooth movement of ships passing gracefully were the perfect images to have settle in before the show started, considering that the garments and the…

PEACHOO + KREJBERG – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Peachoo+Krejberg’s focus for spring/summer 2013 Paris fashion week was gothic and mysterious juxtaposed with a minimalistic aesthetic. Highlights from the show included a white sleeveless dress with a silver, skeletal chest plate. The collection featured gothic / medieval inspired pieces with a strong emphasis on textures such as lace and detailed beading mixed with leather. Peachoo Datwani…

TALBOT RUNHOF – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Just as we saw in New York Fashion Week, deep blues (of both the navy and royal variety) were on display in Talbot Runhof's gorgeous Ready-To-Wear SS2013 line. According to the fashion house's press release, one of the biggest initial influences of the season's line were photographs of the ruins in Detroit. With a strong…

VANESSA BRUNO – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Vanessa Bruno was thinking of the modern woman when she designed her SS2013 line, with an eye for what makes the female form such a stunning centerpiece for gorgeous garments. The pieces were all expertly tailored as Bruno focused on suiting, achieving just the right level of androgyny, all while keeping the line in muted…

VIKTOR & ROLF – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Viktor & Rolf'S 2013 line was all female fantasy, with monochrome pleats and belts made up of shards of mosaic glass. Every model that graced the catwalk donned Rapunzelesque hair, with simple make-up and an elegant strut that made every movement seem straight out of a fairy tale. The soft flesh-tones mixed with dark shades…

VIONNET – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

The Spring 2013 collection from Vionnet designed by newcomer Goga Ashkenazi showcased attire in a basic palette of nude, cream, black and red. Classic pantsuits featuring heavily draped sleeveless tops, and flowing, monotone evening gowns with sweeping, asymmetrical décolletages were thematic throughout the show. Standing out, was an off-white silk jumpsuit, with elbow-length sleeves and a…

YVES SAINT LAURENT – PARIS – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Yves Saint Laurent (now known as Saint Laurent Paris) kept the emphasis on eccentric and classic as usual with a series of gorgeous ready-to-wear pieces that called back to everything that makes YSL a staple, while keeping an eye on all that's modern about today and tomorrow. Precise shoulders, sharp lapels, bell-hop style jackets, hats…

AMINAKA WILMONT – LONDON – SPRING/ SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Aminaka Wilmont’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection showcased elegant cuts and demure, yet strong prints. Inspired by the process of creating perfume, Wilmont used floral undertones, namely rose petals in pinks and oranges, and soft, feminine silhouettes to execute their vision. Beautifully constructed, form-fitting gowns that look at once vintage and contemporary stood out in particular. Fashion…

ASHISH – LONDON – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Using 90s-era grunge-glam as a main inspiration for his Spring / Summer 2013 collection, Ashish’s runway was bursting with baggy denim—including a jumpsuit, blue and white two-toned jeans and cutoffs, and a baggy jacket, tied and draped to look adapted for the 21st century. Also heavily present were skimpy sequined tanks and cocktail dresses, as…

ASHLEY ISHAM – LONDON – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Ashley Isham’s collection for Spring / Summer 2013 is inspired by "Orphism" and is delicately hand-crafted and hand-draped which juxtaposes with his razor sharp tailoring which is soft, sophisticated and feminine. The Orphism movement was named in 1912 by the French poet Guillaume Apollinaire. Inspired by Sonia Delaunay, a French artist that co-founded the Orphism movement, she is…

BERNARD CHANDRAN – LONDON – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Bernard Chandran’s Spring/Summer 2013 collection at London Fashion Week focused on what the designer called "the rough edges of a close friend's love tale," focusing on the powerful woman's triumph over heartbreak. The collection was chic and sporty, featuring triangle patterns and zebra prints, and playing largely with geometry—a familiar theme this year. The shimmering…

BORA AKSU – LONDON – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Inspired by Queen Marie of Romania,the grand-daughter of Queen Victoria, Bora Aksu created ensembles to mimic the majesty of the late queen for London’s Fashion Week. Equipped with elaborate crowns and dramatic up dos, Aksu offset the hairstyles by utilizing botanical inspired patterns and solid colors palettes for his dresses. The playful collection was majestic…

BURBERRY – LONDON – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

Burberry’s collection for Spring/Summer 2013 during London’s Fashion Week was a mixture of the classic trench juxtaposed with short shorts and slender capes. This season's collection—without a doubt, Burberry's most colourful to date—was said by Chief Creative Officer Christopher Bailey to be inspired by British fashion photographer Norman Parkinson, especially his work from the 40s…

CORRIE NIELSEN – LONDON – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

At London’s Fashion Week Corrie Nielsen played with tradition by adding volume to her silhouettes that dramatically pushed the boundaries of shape and form. Her show, which was titled "Florilegium" was inspired by flora and fauna.  Neilsen researched the collection at the Royal Botanical Gardens and by studying botanical blueprints conceived by Makoto Muryama. Romantic and feminine…

CRAIG LAWRENCE – LONDON – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

CRAIG LAWRENCE - LONDON - SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW Craig Lawrence’s goal of “Knitting with unconventional materials to create voluminous, fluffy and shiny knits” was thoroughly achieved, and on display at London Fashion Week. Knit dresses that shimmered and shone in metallic hues, with matching leg and arm warmers were notable. A full-length…

DANS LA VIE – LONDON – SPRING / SUMMER 2013 FASHION SHOW

For Rira Sugawara of Dans La Vie, her Spring 2013 collection titled “Moving Print Bodies” is self-explanatory. Vivid patterns reach beyond what’s currently wearable, outside the boundary of modern art. Silhouettes include a mutated, half-leather / half-plastic blazer with chaps. Another outfit incorporated a cameo design with blue detailing. Every look made a statement with dramatic…

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