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hermes Bette Franke Leaps into Action for Hermès Fall 2012 Campaign by Nathaniel Goldberg

Autumn LeavesHermès’ advertisements always seem fall into the fantastical if not whimsical category, and the French luxury label’s fall 2012 campaign is no exception. Captured by Nathaniel Goldberg, model Bette Franke leaps across a setting of autumn leaves in a grey cloak and leather boots for the new season.

dsquared7 Daphne Groeneveld, Bette Franke & Frida Aasen Go Back to School for DSquared2s Fall 2012 Campaign by Mert & Marcus

School Mates – Sticking with the runway show’s theme of a sixties prom, the fall 2012 campaign from DSquared2 takes place in a high school classroom setting, lensed by Mert & Marcus. Models Daphne Groeneveld, Bette Franke, Frida Aasen and male models Simon Van Meer­venne and Liuk Bass are casual in denim, knit sweaters and decorated eyewear styled by Katie Grand. / Art direction by Giovanni Bianco, Hair by Paul Hanlon, Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury

bette franke3 Bette Franke Keeps it Casual Chic in Amy Troosts Twin S/S 2012 Shoot

Sitting PrettyAmy Troost captures a lounging Bette Franke for a story published in the spring-summer edition of UK-based magazine, Twin. Styled by Joanna Schlenzka in a mix of paisley prints and tartan patterns, Bette is geek chic as she romps around the city in converse and loafers. Mussed tresses by Charles McNair and understated makeup by Pep Gay perfect the Dutch beauty’s relaxed ensembles.

bette franke4 Bette Franke by Marc de Groot for Vogue Netherlands April 2012

She Likes to MoveBette Franke is a dancing queen in the premier issue of Vogue Netherlands, shot by Marc de Groot. Wearing flapper inspired looks from the likes of Gucci, Ralph Lauren and Etro styled by Marije Goekoop; Bette wows from head to toe with a shock of curly hair by and glam makeup by beauty artist Irena Ruben. Art deco accessories and platform heels complete the retro inspired ensembles.

isabel marant Isabel Marant Fall 2012 | Paris Fashion Week

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.

nina ricci Nina Ricci Fall 2012 | Paris Fashion Week

Ricci’s Dark Elegance – For fall 2012, Nina Ricci creative director Peter Copping delivered dark elegance with an autumn color palette of inky black, plum, burgundy and ash grey dominating the runway. Despite the gothic colors, the Ricci woman was still her ladylike self with fur embellished gloves, hourglass silhouettes and modest hemlines. Lush wool coats were matched with sheer chiffon pieces and heavy knits. Using a mix of the classic and the modern, Copping managed to give the signature Ricci sophistication a slight edge for the upcoming autumn.

balmain Balmain Fall 2012 | Paris Fashion Week

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.

dries van noten Dries Van Noten Fall 2012 | Paris Fashion Week

Dries’ Eastern Fall – For fall 2012, Dries Van Noten embraced an Asian inspired outing with lush coats, tailored suiting and patterned jackets influenced by designs in London’s Victoria and Albert Museum. The Van Noten woman takes her trip to the East with streamlined silhouettes and dragon or floral prints matched with fur adorned parkas. The Belgian designer’s distinct menswear influence loosened at times, providing delicate dresses and skirts in kaleidoscopic hues of citrus orange, turquoise, jade and ivory. Despite using a well-established theme, Van Noten brought something fresh and distinctly modern to the upcoming autumn.

dsquared DSquared2 Fall 2012 | Milan Fashion Week

DSquared2′s Teenage Dream – Well known for collections with quirky themes, the fall 2012 showing from DSquared2 designers Dan and Dean Caten went back in time for their own take on 1960′s high school fashions. Opening with modified versions of the pencil skirt, knitted cardigan and cigarette pants, models walked the runway with cigarettes in gloved hands and teased tresses. A color palette of powder pink, forest green, canary yellow and light blue transformed into black as the Catens took on evening wear or “prom fashions”. Black, slinky gowns adorned with jewelry and sparkling sequins closed the show for a more sumptuous take on the upcoming autumn.

salvatore ferragamo Salvatore Ferragamo Fall 2012 | Milan Fashion Week

Ferragamo’s Strict Elegance – For fall 2012, Salvatore Ferragamo tempered tropical prints in exchange for black leather and lace with its latest collection previewed during Milan Fashion Week. Coats had a military inspired cut with sweeping shapes and gold accents, while skirts came in flirty shapes paired with belts in black or chocolate. As the show progressed, black transformed into plum, taupe and dark scarlet hues. Designer Massimiliano Giornetti ended on a romantic note–featuring sheer dresses with brocade detailing and billowing shapes.

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