Posen’s Eastern Fall – For fall 2012, Zac Posen transformed his signature evening wear looks into something a bit more Eastern inspired with models wearing high chignons and novel prints. Dramatic fishtail and mermaid silhouettes dominated the runway detailed with kimono-like belts. Shoulders held a strong shape, showcasing big, powerful folds of origami influence. Styled in bright red lips, look-at-me jewelry and fur coats; the Posen woman is certainly someone who will make an entrance for autumn.
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.
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.
Dream of Couture – Giambattista Valli played with hard and soft elements for his sophomore haute couture collection presented in Paris this week. Feminine touches of lace, flowers and sequins are juxtaposed with streamlined silhouettes for spring. Valli even included outerwear with sheer capes and a more embellished take on a sixties housecoat. Models also wore large floral hair ornaments to match stunning gowns in hues of plum, fuchsia, ivory and black.
Sparkling Trio – Anais Pouliot, Ming Xi and Kate King are tapped for the February cover of Vogue Russia. Patrick Demarchelier photographed the trio with styling by Ekaterina Mukhina.
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.
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.
Delta of Venus – Anais Pouliot brings a feel of dreamy decadence to this story lensed by Greta Ilieva for the latest issue of Zoo Magazine. Styled by Margaret Crow, Anais wears a variety of lush, fall selects from Marc Jacobs, Ralph Lauren, Moschino, Topshop Unique, Balmain, Emilio Pucci, Emporio Armani, Thierry Mugler and Sonia Rykiel. Make-up artist Philippe Miletto gives Anais a dramatic lip while hair stylist Michael Jones creates smooth, girlish waves.
The Fantasy – With a new season comes the latest Prada fantasy lookbook for fall, highlighting this season’s mod silhouettes with scrapbook style cutouts. Starring Arizona Muse, Hailey Clauson, Daphne Groeneveld, Nimue Smit, Ginta Lapina, Anais Pouliot, Sara Blomqvist and others, the fantastical images bring together lush backdrops for the Prada girl to explore.