Von Furstenberg’s Sensuous Fall – From the first look, it was clear that Diane von Furstenberg had a sensuous woman in mind for her fall 2012 collection with draping, body conscious shapes presented during her runway show earlier today. Elegant silhouettes and leather gloves dominated the runway with a color palette of black, red, teal and plum injecting some color into the new season. Von Furstenberg also embraced her signature print work which hinged on the surreal side with jigsaw like intensity. Autumn showcases a marriage between youthful seduction and ladylike sophistication in the form of clinging dresses layered underneath oversize coats.
Lam’s Classic Fall – Derek Lam’s fall 2012 collection had all the trappings of a classic, American sportswear outing with tapered trousers, chunky knitwear and kitschy prints on display for the upcoming season. Models hit the runway in slightly mussed beehives reflecting the sixties feel of the designs featuring wearable yet luxurious outerwear made of leather, lambskin and wool. Lam also lengthened his hemlines for fall, culminating in a modest and effortlessly chic black ensemble worn by model Katryn Kruger for the finale.
Gurung’s Sumptuous Fall – For fall 2012, Prabal Gurung presented an array of form-fitting, body hugging silhouettes in a deep palette of electric blue, gold and black. Continuing a use of psychedelic prints, this season also gave way to rich metallic fabrics, sumptuous leather and feather adorned gowns. Luxe coats and sweaters served as outerwear for fall with puffy sleeves and gloves. Overall, Gurung showcased an eclectic collection–part light and part dark–which ranged from traditional sportswear to stunning gowns.
Gaultier’s Ode to Amy – Walking to his own beat, Jean Paul Gaultier did not present an array of gowns for his spring 2012 haute couture show, but instead offered an ode to late singer Amy Winehouse with a collection of tailored jackets, form-fitting skirts and bustiers. Models wore Winehouse’s signature beehive and had cigarettes in hand as they strutted down the runway with the singer’s tunes playing in the background. The color palette was a somber black with splashes of citrus and lime to reveal lacy undergarments, silk dresses and belted waists.
Spring Reflections – Alana Zimmer stars as the face of Ports 1961′s spring 2012 campaign. Photographed by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin with art direction by Giovanni Bianco, Alana shows off a cool attitude in sleek silhouettes with colorful accents.
Siren Couture – After last season’s tribute to Japan, Giorgio Armani dreamed up a sultry, siren-like vision for the Armani Privé spring 2012 collection. The season’s most standout color was undoubtedly green–from neon chartreuse to forest green–the unlikely hue had its moment in Paris Haute Couture after appearing at Atelier Versace earlier this week. Slinky silhouettes were draped like waves onto the ocean, making the models appear as otherworldly sea creatures as the emerged on the runway. Armani also embraced metallic with techno silver suiting and beaded gowns. Continuing with the underwater theme, sea snake patterns brought a hard edge to the already striking display of gowns.
Couture Mood – With spring 2012 Haute Couture, Dior atelier Bill Gaytten delivers a ladylike collection featuring a tame color palette of ash, black, plum and ivory. Cinched waists, sheer tops and full, pleated skirts dominate the runway this season. Playing with prints, the Dior woman also wears hounds tooth, floral patterns and gradient lines for spring. The finale dresses were demure as well, showing a moody mix of black and grey with just a touch of sparkle.
Scandinavian Spring – Filippa K enlists Alana Zimmer for its spring 2012 campaign which features lightweight silhouettes with North African influences. Alana appears in front of an ocean backdrop with windswept hair and sun-kissed skin.
Facing. from Naq Lee on Vimeo.
Naq Lee shares a project taken during spring 2012 fashion week starring some fashion’s brightest faces. Capturing the beauty of Abbey Lee Kershaw, Alana Zimmer, Aline Weber, Anabela Belikova, Anaïs Pouliot, Anja Rubik, Antonia Wesseloh, Aymeline Valade, Bruna Tenorio, Catherine McNeil, Daphne Groeneveld, Frida Gustavsson, Hyoni Kang, Iekeliene Stange, Isabeli Fontana, Jessica Stam, Jules Mordovets, Karolina Kurkova, Kasia Struss, Kelly Mittendorf, Natasha Poly, Sara Blomqvist, Sigrid Agren and Valerija Kelava–Lee gives a treat to all the model lovers.
Reverse Commute – The November issue of W Magazine highlights the resort 2012 collections with Sharif Hamza’s colorful, high gloss images set in the suburban areas of America. Featuring the quartet of Ajak Deng, Ming Xi, Alana Zimmer and Hannah Holman in pattern-filled selects by Giovanna Battaglia, labels such as Givenchy, Balenciaga, Michael Kors and Alexander Wang get a quaint makeover.