The Layered Lady – For fall 2012, Carolina Herrera embraced a story of layering complete with a cool palette of navy, robin egg blue, ash, eggplant and black. The new season introduced lengthened silhouettes, cozy cowls and abstract prints. Touches of fur, tweed and sequins brought a certain amount of lavishness to the sensible silhouettes. For the finale look, Herrera delivered drama in the form of a coral ball gown worn by model Aymeline Valade.
Layered Up – For fall 2012, Rag & Bone designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville focused on layering with a strong, almost androgynous offering of outerwear in a dark color palette complementary to the winter season. Making this one of the duo’s most tailored collections to date, models walked down the runway in sharply suited jackets, eclectic prints and tapered pants. Despite this polished front, the Rag & Bone DNA was ever-present with sporty pieces featuring metallic fabrics, hooded coats and two-toned pants for a sleek and modern fall outing.
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.
The Power Issue – Model Cara Delevingne joins British singer Bryan Ferry for the 80′s issue of S Moda, published January 26th. In front of Simon Emmett’s lens, Cara dons form-fitting black dresses from labels such as Jean Paul Gaultier, Mugler and Tom Ford styled by Alberto Murtra. Lush curls by hair stylist Ernesto Montenovo and colorful eye shadow by makeup artist Sarah Reygate bring a modern touch to the 80′s tribute.
Skyline Couture – Karl Lagerfeld appeared to be inspired by air travel and stewardess uniforms for Chanel’s spring 2012 haute couture collection presented earlier today. The Grand Palais was transformed into the interior of an airplane with models walking down the aisles in elongated silhouettes and extended shoulder winged sleeves. Playing up the jetsetter theme, blue was a dominate hue for spring with sky blue, sapphire and navy all making an appearance. Amid the blue display, there is crystal beading, drop pocket dresses and pleated skirts.
Best in Class – The January edition of W Magazine enlists Emma Summerton for a story featuring some of the most standout looks from the spring-summer collections. Starring an all-star cast including Lily Donaldson, Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevingne and Nyasha Matonhodze; the girls wear an extraordinary wardrobe including the designs of Yves Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton, Chanel and others selected by fashion editor Edward Enninful. Red lips by makeup artist Amanda Joyce (Streeters) and slicked back hair by Odile Gilbert give a classic touch to the dark images.
Spring Couple – Cara Delevingne joins English actor Eddie Redmayne for the spring 2012 campaign from Burberry Prorsum. Photographed by Mario Testino, the couple sports Burberry’s signature trenches and bags. (WWD)
Fallen Angels – Sølve Sundsbø photographs some of the season’s most ethereal looks with these stunning images featured in the December issue of Vogue China. With Cara Delevingne as an angel on earth, fashion editor Nicoletta Santoro selects a wardrobe of ivory gowns from labels such as Versace, Givenchy Dior and Alexander McQueen to complement the otherworldly landscape. / Makeup by Polly Osmond, Hair by Shon
Season Change – Cara Delevingne models Burberry Prorsum’s pre-fall 2012 collection in these lookbook images featuring the label’s signature trenches and accessories. For the new season, rustic hues of pewter grey, mahogany and dark chartreuse appear to be a focal point in terms of color palette. Waists are cinched with ruched bow belts and bags are art deco inspired with abstract prints. Knitted sweaters with animal drawings bring a whimsical touch to the finely tailored looks.
October Storms – Burberry’s October campaign is out, and the British label is looking forward to the upcoming winter with evening-wear styles and heavy outerwear shot by Mario Testino. Starring Jourdan Dunn, Cara Delevingne and Edie Campbell alongside male models Thomas Penfound, Johnny George and Rob Pryor, the group splits into three pairs with a romantic undertone.