Straightforward Stockholm – The latest edition of Sweden-based publication Stockholm S/S/A/W features four leading models for its autumn-winter covers including Aline Weber, Shu Pei, Hailey Clauson and Nimue Smit. The quartet was photographed by Kai Z Feng in black and white with styling by Tom van Dorpe. / Hair by Erika Svedjevik, Makeup by Anya de Tobon
Queen of the Rodeo – Aline Weber taps into her inner cowgirl for the May cover shoot of Vogue Turkey. In front of David Vasiljevic’s (Trouble Management) lens, the Brazilian stunner wears a wardrobe of all western inspired looks styled by Katie Mossman. With the help of hair stylist Tyron Machhausen and makeup artist Bok-hee, Aline delivers editorial gold in the designs of Balmain, Dries van Noten, Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford and others.
Rodeo Girl – Aline Weber is cowgirl chic while wearing a western inspired ensemble from Balmain’s spring 2012 collection for the May cover of Vogue Turkey. / Photo by David Vasiljevic
The Flower Girl – Photographed by Liz Collins, model Aline Weber is an ethereal vision on a bed of flower petals for Numéro #132. The Brazilian stunner wears a mix of ivory and lace ensembles selected by fashion editor Irina Marie for a romantic spring outing. A wardrobe featuring Jean Paul Gaultier, Ralph Lauren, Dolce & Gabbana and others is complemented by the understated touch of makeup artist Polly Osmond and crown braids from hair stylist Ali Pirzadeh.
Up and Coming – Korean label Coming Step enlists top model Aline Weber for its spring 2012 campaign. In front of Daniel Jackson’s lens, Aline wears contemporary looks such as androgynous outerwear and mini skirts styled by Alastair McKimm. With creative direction by Moss Creative, the images play with color and shape reflecting the hip clothing designs.
Keeping it Simple – Sonia Rykiel creative director April Crichton created a pared down showing of sophisticated knitwear and suiting for the label’s fall 2012 collection presented during Paris Fashion Week. Using a muted color palette of pewter, ash grey, black and sherbet, the Rykiel woman embraces mix and match separates for the new season with a modern edge. Asymmetrical hemlines, thin belts and cropped jackets all dominated the runway as models sported slick hair matched with headbands. A finale of mostly sheer black ensembles brought a sense of dark romanticism to the practical collection.
Isabel Marant’s Western Fall – Not a label known for following trends, the fall 2012 collection from Isabel Marant let its carefree spirit fly with the designer’s latest presentation shown during Paris Fashion Week. Inspired by southwestern style and cowgirls, autumn embraced feminine ruffles, floral detailing, casual denim and leather. Fringe and metallic accents brought an authentic touch to the well-tread theme. A muted color palette with pops of scarlet, electric blue and pink grounded the new season with a modern take on old west style.
Balmain’s Bejeweled Fall – Marking his second season as creative director of Balmain, French designer Olivier Rousteing look towards Fabergé eggs gave to Elizabeth Taylor as inspiration for the label’s fall 2012 collection. Balmain’s signature military inspired jackets took an elegant turn in the form of pearl and gem adorned skin-tight dresses, outerwear and velvet pants. Strong shoulders brought an androgynous edge to the ultra-sexy silhouettes in neutral hues of black, nude and mint green. Despite the classic reference, Rousteing still kept Balmain’s modern edge for the upcoming autumn with razor sharp precision.
Mugler’s Insect Fall – For fall 2012, Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti looked towards the archives for inspiration with Thierry Mugler’s 1997 “Insect” collection. The new season plays with arthropod shapes, featuring winged shoulders, furry sleeves, high slits and insect-like cut outs. A color palette of mostly black and white lets the shapes of autumn stand out. For the final section of the show, Formichetti sent out a parade of all black with lightweight hoods and sheer sleeves.
Black on Black – Gareth Pugh delivered his signature gothic style for his namesake label’s fall 2012 collection presented during Paris Fashion Week. Pugh ditched last season’s bondage inspired shapes for more tribal designs complete with fringe dresses, leather outerwear and fur embellishments. High necklines, some of which that even cover the face, were matched with thin headbands, clunky boots and winged shoulders in all black and grey for the new season. Whether donning zipped up capes or shaggy coats, the Pugh woman knows how to bundle up for the upcoming winter.