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Tag Archives | Fall/Winter 2012

  • Maison Martin Margiela F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Maison Martin Margiela

    Subverted & tweaked plays on tailored workwear made for a sober yet challenging outing from the atelier of Maison Martin Margiela. And while and a bulk of the collection was composed of tricky slashed & spliced separates that evoked a linear silhouette, there was also plenty of reworked, rethought basics to add a witty albeit overtly conceptual twist to your repertoire. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Among the mix were a winning selection of classic outerwear and some terrific skirts to…

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  • Christophe Lemaire F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Christophe Lemaire Fall 2012

    Fall 2012 saw Hermes designer Christophe Lemaire once again working his eastern tinged, minimalist, masculine minded hand with a welcome addition of knits interspersed with smart utility pieces that were far from basic. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Imagined in the best of deluxe fabrications in moody autumnal hues, this designer continues to offer essentials so divine, they tend to have you dreaming of a maxed out uniform in the best of high quality fabrications with an ample dose of quiet, good…

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  • Azzaro F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Azzaro Fall 2012

    Hailing from Lanvin, Mathilde Castello Branco’s debut collection at Azzaro may not have been a game changer when it comes to the label’s signature, refined party dresses, but she did manage to add a few subtle notions to the label’s precise direction. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Amidst the pretty, pitch perfect gala ready offerings were a few unexpected pieces that had Lanvin’s more relaxed, off-kilter take on dramatic elegance and a felicitous card print featuring jacks & spades. And while…

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  • Bouchra Jarrar F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    Bouchra Jarrar Fall 2012

    Since leaving Balenciaga Bouchra Jarrar has made a name for herself amidst Paris mega labels with collections rife with chic tailoring and graphic cuts that stand on their own. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Fall 2012 saw the designer attempting to fill in the blanks of a working woman’s wardrobe with elegant suiting options with crisp, unadorned surfaces that make them sure to become closet constants for seasons to come. No tricks, no timely gimmicks, just straight forward, masterfully cut pieces…

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  • See by Chloe F/W 2012 Full Collection- Paris Fashion Week

    See by Chloe Fall 2012

    Although See by Chloe has remained a quiet yet increasingly salable & lucrative secondary line to high-end French go-to label Chloe, it comes as somewhat of a welcome surprise to see the offshoot finally make it’s runway debut after ten years in business. And while other respective labels like Marc by Marc Jacobs have been garnering rave runway reviews over the last decade, it seems as though larger European houses have been reticent to shine a light on their often more…

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  • Milan Fashion Week: Highlights of the Fall 2012 Runways

    Jil Sander Fall 2012

    While we’ve reported some of the best fall 2012 / winter 2013 shows that we’ve seen over the past few weeks with runway reviews, fashion show coverage & backstage beauty, we wanted to take a moment to consider the highlights & top trends to inspire an easy-chic wardrobe update from Milan F/W 2012. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Jil Sander- Raf Simons swan song for Jil Sander was a testament not only to the kind of refined couture sportswear the likes of Geoffrey Been & Bill Blass championed throughout their careers, but…

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  • Blumarine F/W 2012 Full Collection- Milan Fashion Week

    Blumarine Fall 2012

    Runway Review: An unexpected dose of sexuality and ultra-glam streetsmart fashion made Blumarine a Fall 2012 standout amidst Milan’s moodier collections. In their words: ‘POSITIVELY SHINING’ Fluid lines and shapes deconstructed by cut-out details. Understated urbanwear in the cold tones of white, hazelnut and dove grey, with glints of silver and platinum. Textural consistency and plastic volumes, with couture finishes and high-tech layers, create a new daily luxury with three-dimensional effects. Rubber, Perspex, Plexiglass, PVC and nylon in measured layers or strictly minimalist. Extra-glossy…

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  • Roberto Cavalli F/W 2012- Milan Fashion Week

    Roberto Cavalli Autunno Inverno 12-13 (5)

    Runway Review: From Cavalli expect a heady dose of deluxe fabrications that are certain to set your night a sizzle come Fall. “An earthly paradise populated by creatures of fantasy… the Eden of femininity … my creativity is expressed through clothes which make the Cavalli woman a sensual and mysterious being.” –Roberto Cavalli >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS In their words: The prints come from hand-painted canvas, exhibited backstage at the fashion show, representing animal skins. The ‘trompe l’œil’ effect is…

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  • Missoni F/W 2012 Full Collection- Milan Fashion Week

    Missoni Fall 2012

    Runway Review: A tour de force of masterful knits and pieces full of glorious texture with hints of leather in the mix made for a strong outing from Missoni for Fall 2012. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS In their words:  LIKE A HEROINE IN A CONCRETE JUNGLE Urban, but also pervaded with references to soil and moss, leaves and barks of trees, rocks and minerals, the woman of Missoni winter 2012 conceives fashion as an evocative adventurous fantasy, a dream in…

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  • Giorgio Armani F/W 2012- Milan Fashion Week

    Giorgio Armani Fall 2012

    Runway Review: Shorts seem to be on Mr Armani’s mind come fall as they made a more sophisticated appearance on his namesake runway. Peppered with saturated color and deluxe tweaks here & there, confidently styled looks were both ‘modern eccentric’ and evocative of untouchable, yet approachablly easy glamor. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS In their words: THE MODERN WOMAN LOVES TO DRESS IN ANDROGYNOUS AND MASCULINE CLOTHES, YET SHE DOESN’T WANT TO SACRIFICE FEMININE SUBTLETY AND LIGHTNESS. SHE APPRECIATES CLASSIC ELEMENTS LIKE TAILORING AND SEEKS…

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  • Emporio Armani F/W 2012- Milan Fashion Week

    Emporio Armani Fall 2012

    Runway Review: From Emporio Armani comes an assortment of wardrobe pieces perfect enough to update any wardrobe with, but the real story here were those directional Bermuda shorts that were the starting point for almost every look and were offset by a surprising girlishness. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS In their words: ‘LITTLE WINTER FOLLIES’ A play on clothes, fun little touches of pure fantasy: the more the search for form is calibrated, the more the collection becomes a surprising interpretation…

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  • London Fashion Week: Highlights of the Fall 2012 Runways- McQ by Alexander McQueen, Acne, more

    Acne Fall 2012 Runway

    While we’ve reported some of the best fall 2012 / winter 2013 shows that we’ve seen so far this season with runway reviews, fashion show coverage, backstage beauty, and home style inspiration too, we wanted to take a moment and look back at highlights from London’s top shows. As per usual, there was no shortage of statement making, thought-provoking, completely modern & individual outings from some of the city’s most talented -here’s some favorites to take note of.  >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS…

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