Seventies Set – Creative Director Maya Junger of German label Set once again evokes the seventies for the brand’s fall 2012 collection. The new lookbook images star Russian beauty Anna Selezneva posing alongside Greek male model Paraskevas. A boyish wardrobe of jackets and full-length pants is complemented by baroque touches, patchwork and hand-knit work in neutral tones for the autumn season. Anna also sports a healthy dose of animal prints and jewel tone hues in gold, mallard green, cognac and teal blue.
Wrapsody Rap – Sweden-based label Hunkydory taps Anna Selezneva for its fall 2012 campaign, photographed by Marcus Ohlsson (WM Artist Management). Stylist Lisa Lindqwister dresses Anna in military inspired cuts, glittering jackets and zipper-adorned denim from the autumn collection. On beauty are makeup artist Katarina Håkansson and hair stylist Mike Lundgren.
Cool Autumn – Feast your eyes on Mango’s fall 2012 catalogue starring Russian beauty Anna Selezneva. The Spanish label’s autumn collection is all about style with ease as shown by the large selection of casual knits, heavy jackets and denim. With looks that smoothly range from day to nighttime wear, Anna hits the town in modern ensembles featuring everlasting staples for the new season.
Dream of Summer – Spanish fashion brand Mango taps Anna Selezneva to model its summer 2012 collection. The Russian beauty wows in pale ivory, pastel pink, sapphire blue and neutral hues as she takes a trip to the desert in casual yet elegant pieces. Accessorized with sunglasses, gold jewelry and belts; Anna exudes a timeless glamour in the sun-drenched photographs.
Anna Doll – Anna Selezneva shows off her amazing face and physique for a studio shoot lensed by Liz Collins for Numéro #131. Outfitted by Irina Marie, the Russian beauty is all leg in designs from Fendi, Louis Vuitton, Alexander McQueen and Jean Paul Gaultier amongst others. Off-kilter makeup by Miranda Joyce and tousled locks by hair stylist Ali Pirzadeh give the classic ensembles a modern edge.
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.
Dior’s Classic Fall – Bill Gaytten looked towards the archives for inspiration with his second mainline collection for Dior’s fall 2012 presentation. With still no official word on a permanent creative director, the new season showcased demure forties and fifties inspired silhouettes in a muted color palette of taupe, black and burgundy. Despite the lack of Galliano opulence, Gaytten offered a lovely refinement for the autumn season with ballerina inspired shapes. Cinched jackets, pleated skirts and jewelry style embellishments dominate the Dior woman’s wardrobe for autumn.
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.
Valentino’s Demure Couture – Valentino under designers Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pier Paolo Picciol has found its own voice throughout the years and spring 2012 haute couture is no exception with a collection of demure romanticism. This season showcased florals, lace, and crystal embellished bodices, all made with the utmost attention to detail. Like many shows this haute couture season, the color palette was light–showcasing silvers, powdery blue and rosy pink for a feminine touch.
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.