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.
Lam’s Classic Fall – Derek Lam’s fall 2012 collection had all the trappings of a classic, American sportswear outing with tapered trousers, chunky knitwear and kitschy prints on display for the upcoming season. Models hit the runway in slightly mussed beehives reflecting the sixties feel of the designs featuring wearable yet luxurious outerwear made of leather, lambskin and wool. Lam also lengthened his hemlines for fall, culminating in a modest and effortlessly chic black ensemble worn by model Katryn Kruger for the finale.
Gone for a Ride – Herve Leger by Max Azria’s fall 2012 collection was equestrian inspired with a hint of motorcycle culture thrown in for good measure. Beginning with a strong black, models hit the runway in body conscious ensembles cinched at the waist. Keeping with the equestrian theme, Leger’s signature bandage dresses were accented by leather harnesses, fringe and gladiator style boots. The hard look was softened with graphic prints, peekaboo cutouts and fur-adorned cropped jackets. Certainly not for the faint of heart, the fall collection is made for a woman who dares to walk on the rebellious side.
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.
Religiously – Model Emily Baker dons darkly romantic looks in this shoot by David K. Shields for Australian glossy, Stil Magazine. In neo-gothic selects styled by Chris Lorimer, Emily and male model Nathan Sutherland find a perfect mix of melancholy and romance in the cemetery. Wearing black, draped silhouettes, iconic jewelry and minimal make-up, Emily is a stunning vision. / Hair by Matt Benns, and Make-up by Heidi Beachen for Stephen Marr.
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.
Strict – Mert & Marcus bring the bondage theme to the September issue of Interview Magazine. Styled by Karl Templer, models Candice Swanepoel, Saskia de Brauw, Anais Pouliot, Zuzanna Bijoch and Emily Baker take on black, leather infused outfits from the likes of Azzedine Alaia, Salvatore Ferragamo, Marc Jacobs and Alexander McQueen in the naughty images.
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On the Frontier – DSquared2 went back to the pioneer days with its fall 2011 collection and its campaign also embraces the gritty side of things with models Saskia de Brauw and Emily Baker looking cool and rugged. Photographed by Mert & Marcus, the duo shines in the black and white images.
Song of the Siren – David K. Shields offers up a heavy dose of natural beauty in this latest FGR exclusive starring Emily Baker and Ella Verbenne. The very definition of relaxed solitude in stylist Chris Lorimer’s soft knit selects, the lovely duo looks out towards the shore with flawless hair and makeup by Richard Kavanagh for Redken and makeup by Heidi Beachen. / Special thanks to Ursula Dixon
The New Elegance – Emily Baker makes her Vogue China debut in the publication’s May issue donning relaxed and elegant looks styled by Marie Chaix. Photographed by Daniel Jackson, Emily is part minimalist and part maximalist in long silhouettes from Louis Vuitton, Fendi and Givenchy among others.