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Tag Archives | Spring / Summer 2012

  • Revisit In the Details- Fresh Spring Ideas at Milan Fashion Week You Shouldn’t Miss

    Prada Spring 2012

    With rich colors and prints a plenty, some of the more subtle and best ideas in Milan for Spring 2012 may have been easy to miss, so we thought it would be a good time to take a moment and look back before the crush of Paris takes over. Here’s a look back at some of the clever details that caught our eye. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Prada (and above) Vintage ladylike bags got revved up with ingenious graphic appliqué automobiles complete…

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  • Revisit Best of Paris Fashion Week- Balenciaga, Carven, Celine, Limi Feu, Rochas – Spring 2012

    Balenciaga Spring 2012

    Now that the month-long block of consecutive international fashion show’s has come to an end, here’s a look at our favorites from Paris, the city of light and superior design(in our minds). From Balenciaga’s thoroughly modern take on 60’s futurism to Limi Feu’s wearable avant-garde goods, there was plenty of high-style propositions for everyone. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Balenciaga (and above) After 10 years of riveting, out-of-this-world collections season in & season out, Nicolas Ghesquiere was back with another astounding sci-fi take…

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  • Revisit In the Details- Fresh Spring Ideas at London Fashion Week You Shouldn’t Miss

    Christopher Kane Spring 2012

    Since some of the best eye-catching ideas we saw at London Fashion Week for Spring 2012 may have been easy to miss at first glance, we wanted to look back and focus on the most surprising, clever and inspiring details that caught our attention. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Christopher Kane(and above) In a season full of flower power, Christopher Kane’s playful alternative featuring printed cut-out collage patches makes for one of the wittiest takes we’ve seen for such a femme motif….

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  • Revisit In the Details: Fresh Spring Ideas at New York Fashion Week You Shouldn’t Miss


    From Michael Kors graphic contrasting animalier patchworks to a witty anchor inspired update to the house logo at Bill Blass, some of our favorite ideas from New York Fashion Week for Spring 2012 may have been easy to miss at first glance. Here’s a look back at some of the clever details that caught our eye. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Anna Sui (and above) Sui took the season’s fascination with prints to a new level with this Beardsley inspired hard suitcase cleverly…

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  • Behind the Scenes at Alexander McQueen- The Beauty, the Splender, the Drama


     “I was thinking about a woman as an object of desire. We go to such lengths to adorn ourselves that we almost become our clothes or are taken over by them. This is a collection about excess – an exploration of ideals of beauty at their most extreme.” – Sarah Burton, Creative Director of Alexander McQueen How often do we have the rare chance to be mesmerized by the beauty and intimacy of a collection so magical? Sit back and…

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  • London Fashion Visits NY- The Best of London S/S 2012 at The London Show Rooms

    Holly Fulton

    Naveed and I popped by The London Show Rooms in New York last week to take a close-up and intimate look at some of London’s brightest designers. As always, we were mesmerized with the up close privilege of ogling at some incredible construction, innovative design, and left with a wish list days long from the generous talent of these young designers from “across the pond.”   I guessed right on wanting to see  Cate Blanchette wear Felicity Brown, as, ironically, she’s…

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  • Isabel Toledo Spring 2012 Runway Collection In Miami

    Isabel Toledo

    Besides having Michelle Obama as one of her most ardent celebrity clients, Cuban-born designer Isabel Toledo has been wowing critics and fashion fans including yours truly since she began her eponymous line in the mid-80’s with her artisinal-minded, avant-garde confections and her deliberately off-the-radar cult of personality. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Leave it to Toledo to debut her Spring 2012 collection just weeks after the fashion-show season has ended and all the way down in Miami…Miami? Well, it makes sense after…

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  • In the Details- Fresh Spring Ideas at Paris Fashion Week You Shouldn’t Miss

    Rochas Spring 2012

    After a month+ of consecutive international fashion shows, it can be hard to not only remember what we’ve seen, but to get a second to glance at all of the astonishing details seems sadly unlikely. That being said, we wanted to take a moment and look back at everything one could easily miss. Here’s a look at our favorite elements from all of the Paris shows starting with Rochas’ angular techno take on 50’s starlet glamor as seen above.  >> MORE: FASHION…

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  • Alexander McQueen Off The Runway, an Illustrated Look for Spring 2012

    Alexander McQueen Spring - Summer 2012 look 2 by Michalis Christodoulou

      Sarah Burton, creative director of Alexander McQueen, offered a truly inspiring collection for Spring/Summer 2012 and in our books, one of the most exciting shows during Paris Fashion Week. MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS As Burton said, the collection was an exploration of ideas of beauty at their most extreme and women as objects of desire. Models had beautifully veiled eyes and expertly lace-bound heads, which immediately triggered my inspiration for illustrating some of the looks. Featuring skirt suits, dresses with…

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  • Chloe – Spring 2012 Fashion Show Photos

    chloe spring 12

    CHLOE Fashion Show Photos / Runway Collection Spring  / Summer 2012 Paris Fashion Week MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS [nggallery id=28] Peek at CHLOE in store now: More Chloé… In their words… Chloé Spring/Summer 2012 In her first season for Chloé, Creative Director Clare Waight Keller considered the mood of the Chloé girl and discovered a multitude of feminine personalities that define the brand. “I looked at festival girls, girls on the street and David Bailey’s photos of Marie Helvin and Anjelica…

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  • Best of Milan Fashion Week- D&G, Jil Sander, Moschino, Prada – Spring 2012


    As per usual, from New York collections one can expect pragmatic sportswear(the kind that doesn’t often reinvent the wheel, maybe just spins it), from London one can expect out-of-this-world, well executed propositions and from Milan; riotous colors, bold adornments and brilliant uses of technological advancements in fabrications. And with that being said, Milanese designers did not disappoint. We saw a large variety of finessed, retro-inspired options full of energy, enticing plays on print and a generous dose of giddy sex…

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