Jewels for Autumn – Despite the autumn-winter season, Oscar de la Renta chose a jovial color palette of sky blue, powder pink and neutrals for his fall 2012 collection presented yesterday. Alongside the usual elegance from de la Renta, the showing was dominated by light layering, ladylike hemlines just above the knee and jewel prints made of actual photographs. Models also had jewels decorating their hair with crystal-encrusted headbands. Luxurious fabrics of silk, fur, lace, chiffon and cashmere brought a playful ambiance to the new season.
Slip into Fall – For fall 2012, Vera Wang embraced slinky silhouettes in autumn hues of wheat, marmalade, blue and ink black. The new season offered lightweight layers with a sensual, skin baring appeal in the form of sheer fabrics. As for outerwear, the coats presented were fur-embellished with geometric prints for an androgynous contrast. For the finale, Wang matched crystal-adorned bodices with airy fabric for an almost bohemian effect.
Wu’s Armored Lady – Jason Wu delivered strict elegance with an homage to his Chinese roots for his fall 2012 show presented earlier today during New York Fashion Week. Form-fitting yet ladylike silhouettes hit the catwalk with sportswear undertones in the form of belted coats and capes. Military inspired jackets were accented with brocade, tassels and Swarovski crystals for a glamorous twist. Fall brought out a tougher, sleeker outing than what we would expect with high slits, leather and luxurious furs.
Casual Luxe – Donna Karan’s Casual Luxe collection follows in the steps of the designer’s mainline range featured last month during New York Fashion Week. With safari and tribal inspired clothing, the Donna Karan woman dons light layers, neutral hues and chunky accessories for the new season. Wrinkled fabric and off the shoulder knits bring a lived-in look to the new range. / Photos by Seth Sabal, Styling by Nicoletta Santoro.
Norman Jean Roy’s The Life Rhapsodic takes some of industry’s top black models and swaths them in bohemian inspired looks for the spring. Styled by Edward Enninful, beauties Ajak Deng, Joan Smalls, Jourdan Dunn, Arlenis Sosa, Chanel Iman and Anais Mali give high energy performances in colorful looks from the likes of Oscar de la Renta, Roberto Cavalli and Yves Saint Laurent alongside celebrity subjects.
See the behind-the-scenes film on Vogue.com
Interview takes their first look at the spring collections with Solve Sundsbo’s Double Vision. Starring Melodie Monrose and Anais Mali, the seductive story brings the latest designs from Versace, Dolce & Gabbana and Prada to life with fashion editor Ludivine Poiblanc at the helm.