Secret Retreat – After an initial preview, we have a full look at Valentino’s fall 2012 campaign starring Frida Gustavsson, Jac Jagaciak and Caroline Brasch Nielsen. The trio poses at the Sicilian Palazzo Valguarnera-Gangi in Palermo in the romantic images photographed by Deborah Turbeville. The collection’s leather pieces, Moroccan inspired prints and crystal embellishments shine in the elegant and ornate setting.
When Elegance Comes Easy – Frida Gustavsson is ladylike chic in pantsuits and tailored jackets photographed by Victor Demarchelier (Management Artists) for the August edition of Vogue Japan. Styled by Aurora Sansone, the Swedish beauty wears a wardrobe featuring the designs of Valentino, Max Mara, Givenchy and Salvatore Ferragamo amongst others in the studio images. For beauty, hair stylist David Von Cannon offers classic curls while makeup artist Alice Lane creates pastel eye makeup.
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Red Muses – Valentino taps a trio of stars–Frida Gustavsson, Jac Jagaciak and Caroline Brasch Nielsen for its fall advertisements shot by Deborah Turbeville. The Sicilian Palazzo Valguarnera-Gangi in Palermo provides the setting with its ornate interior and classic style. The girls wear red looks with matching updos in the elegant backdrop. (WWD)
No Time for Us – Frida Gustavsson shows off her maternal instincts for the latest issue of Stockholm S/S/A/W, lensed by Andreas Öhlund. Joined by Sadie and Finn, Frida bundles up in relaxed yet sophisticated autumn looks featuring the designs of WhyRed, H&M, Zara and Acne amongst others styled by Oscar Lange. Tousled tresses by hair stylist Henrik Haue and understated makeup by Anya de Tobon complete the family’s autumn outing.
The Perfect Ten – Marking ten years at Lanvin, creative director Alber Elbaz celebrated with some of his “greatest hits” for the label’s fall 2012 collection. From sculpted silhouettes to jewel encrusted garments, the new season certainly had a festive feeling with a showing of all skirts and dresses. Opening with vibrant jewel tones of electric blue, scarlet and canary yellow; body conscious silhouettes and luxe detailing such as dramatic ruffles, fur and lace accents dominated the runway. As the show progressed, the color palette became darker with inky blacks and dark metallic fabrics. Topped off with gloves and chunky jewelry, the Lanvin woman looks ready to party for the autumn.
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.
Owens’ Fiery Fall – Taking a dark turn from spring’s parade of white, designer Rick Owens was back to black and grey for his fall 2012 collection presented during Paris Fashion Week. All the usual trappings of Owens’ creations were out in full form–the long silhouettes, leather works and futuristic undertones appeared against a setting of fire. Models took to the runway wearing stark red lips and mesh masks in the post-apocalyptic designs. For the finale, Owens offered some prints in the form of checkered plaid matched with slouchy trousers layered under skirts.
Mugler’s Insect Fall – For fall 2012, Mugler creative director Nicola Formichetti looked towards the archives for inspiration with Thierry Mugler’s 1997 “Insect” collection. The new season plays with arthropod shapes, featuring winged shoulders, furry sleeves, high slits and insect-like cut outs. A color palette of mostly black and white lets the shapes of autumn stand out. For the final section of the show, Formichetti sent out a parade of all black with lightweight hoods and sheer sleeves.
Black on Black – Gareth Pugh delivered his signature gothic style for his namesake label’s fall 2012 collection presented during Paris Fashion Week. Pugh ditched last season’s bondage inspired shapes for more tribal designs complete with fringe dresses, leather outerwear and fur embellishments. High necklines, some of which that even cover the face, were matched with thin headbands, clunky boots and winged shoulders in all black and grey for the new season. Whether donning zipped up capes or shaggy coats, the Pugh woman knows how to bundle up for the upcoming winter.
Bottega Veneta’s Somber Elegance – For fall 2012, Bottega Veneta creative director Tomas Maier presented a collection of dark elegance during the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week. Opening with an army of somber black ensembles, the Bottega woman looks towards minimal yet form-fitting silhouettes for the new season. As the show continued, however, Maier introduced some color in the form of soft lavender, dark plum and abstract prints in shades of citrus orange. Many looks were matched with black gloves that ran far past the elbow. The display of understated elegance culminated in a finale gown of lush velvet, worn by spring campaign star Karmen Pedaru.