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Tag Archives | Fall/Winter 2012

  • Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2012 Womenswear Collection

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    Burberry Prorsum Autumn Winter 2012 Womenswear Collection Runway Review: Burberry’s Christopher Bailey looked to the directional trend of contrasting elements and fabrications and the house’s history and combined  town & country elements with rigorous styling that gave off a personal, quirky vibe.  MORE: Burberry Brand Overall, the collection had a tight selection of silhouettes that all boasted a cinched, figure defining waist that was ladylike while at the same time universal in its age spectrum. Diagonal ruffled skirts were part of the mix while pencil skirts, sculptural…

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  • Mulberry Fall 2012 London Fashion Week Show Recap & Launch of Latest It Bag

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    Mulberry’s  Fall 2012 outing at London fashion week was a heady mix of textures, shimmer,glam and fur. On view was a typical fun ride from the luxe leather goods label with voluminous hairy fur skirts and coats echoed by the two giant monster-sized Yetti guards at the runway entrance along with the label’s traditional runway dog appearance featuring an adorable Puli dog in a Mulberry coat on the catwalk- he has his own Yeti fur, thank you. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS SHOPPING GUIDE: Best Bags If it’s…

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  • Issa London Fall 2012 Runway Recap

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    Designer Daniella Helayel of  ISSA London made major waves stateside when Kate Middleton chose to wear ISSA for her engagement portrait.  BUY: Issa at Shopbop If the Duchess of Cambridge gets her groove on, we may be seeing her in one of Issa London’s rich colorations and deftly drawn prints inspired from a Trans-Siberian journey from Moscow to the Forbidden City in Beijing. Any woman can find ease and style in one of Issa’s vibrant frocks that honor the natural curves of a…

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  • New York Fashion Week: Highlights of the Fall 2012 Runways

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    The FocusOnStyle team of Alix, Naveed, Brad and myself have been busy covering New York Fashion Week and although each of us has a slightly different P.O.V, our universal voice is here to help each of you get inspired to bring a little bit of new style into your life- can-do chic as I like to call it! While we’ve reported some of the best fall 2012 / winter 2013 shows that we’ve seen this week with runway reviews, fashion show coverage, backstage beauty, and…

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  • Take the Catwalk Home- What you can expect in Home Trends next fall

    The BCBG runway and some home inspiration by way of the Ampersand Color Block Duvet set.

    Use fashion show inspiration to style your home!  New York Fashion Week just ended but don’t be surprised if what you saw on the Fall 2012 / Winter 2013 fashion runways ends up as inspiration in your home style. READ: Color Chic, How To Add Color To Your Home Or consider looking at the future fashion trends to think about how YOU can get the look in your home right now. Colorblock Adds PunchBCBG Max Azria‘s color block rollover from their spring collection will…

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  • Norma Kamali OMO & Kamali Kulture Fall 2012 Presentation

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    As long time fans of Norma Kamali’s ever-expanding namesake fashion line the first thing that comes to mind when perusing her latest offering for Fall 2012 is that Kamali just may well be one of America’s most consistent designers around ever. Never one to cater to trends or experiment for experiments sake, she has continually delivered well made finery with an utterly universal, timeless appeal and as the saying goes ‘if it ain’t broke, why fix it?’ rang true for…

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  • Ralph Lauren Collection Fall 2012 Runway

    While Ralph Lauren may not be one you turn to when looking for collections that reinvent the wheel per say, he does remain America’s finest at envisioning the kind of sportswear that helped the U.S become a major player in the fashion arena by offering something once never seen before -true American sportswear. And judging by his latest outing, he’s picked up on the craze that hit television show Downtown Abbey has brought to the sartorial forefront by revisiting some…

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  • Michael Kors Fall 2012 Runway Review


    Runway Review: Women of a certain age will have no problem finding plenty of modern, sophisticated glamour Another Michael Kors collection exuding American luxury hits the runway; this time it is dressed as fall 2012, and not a single detail of opulence has been overlooked.  >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS  Plush cashmere sweaters, soft brushed wools, sequins, leather, and more fur than you can find backcountry. Fur was a major statement, and not shearling, but long hair furs with shine and…

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  • Everyday Hair With The Right Amount of Attitude at Proenza Schouler

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    Backstage Beauty Notes: For Proenza Schouler’s Fall 2012 outing hair was kept simple and fuss-free for a look that played on each model’s individual style while maintaining the label’s cool cult status with styles that weren’t too polished or precious. The team behind one of New York’s top collections has a few tips for you to keep in mind when going au natural: Inspiration:For stylist Paul Hanlon, less was definitely more when it came to the look of the Proenza…

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  • Narciso Rodriguez Fall 2012 Runway Review


    Runway Review: Body conscious, well-tailored and asymmetric dresses with expert seaming and unusual folding and pleating are what really draw my attention to this collection… The fall 2012 Narciso Rodriguez collection was a seamless continuation of what we saw in pre-fall with structured outerwear, oversized and voluminous silhouettes, asymmetrical draping and folding, seaming, and color blocking. Very true to it’s identity, the perfectly tailored, clean line is a home run.  The warm chestnut browns and smoky greys were kicked up with saturated…

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  • Custo Barcelona Fall 2012 Runway Review


    Runway Review: Wild yet wearable, Custo sticks to its style roots and remains the collection to push your fashion boundaries The fall 2012 Custo Barcelona collection takes the brand’s iconic textures, psychedelic colors and prints, and one of a kind designs to a new roughed up and tough level. At the same time it comes off as one of the most wearable, wild collections that I can recall. Lots of raw edges, pieced mixed fabrications that appear torn, zippers and…

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  • Marc by Marc Jacobs Fall 2012 Complete Runway Show

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    Marc by Marc’s latest offering had a clean sensibility about it mixed with the hit master’s signature plays on vintage standbys and references galore that made for a winning outing. Working as a clean slate of propositions that have a universal, foundational appeal that thankfully this time around didn’t veer on the too young or trying too hard to be cool appeal, the collection’s major statement could be considered to be that fuss-free, everyday fashion needn’t be riddled with over…

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