La Riviére Sans Retour – Ginta Lapina shows off her seductive side for Sean & Seng’s sultry images published in Numéro #133. Taken in a desert location, Ginta luxuriates in the glam selects of fashion editor Samuel François featuring the designs of Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Balenciaga and others. Vintage style curls by hair stylist Peter Gray and a bold red lip by makeup artist Gemma Smith perfect the blonde’s must have ensembles.
Express Yourself – Ginta Lapina shows off her commercial side in the spring 2012 campaign from fashion retailer Express. In front of Simon Cave’s lens, Ginta sports colorful denim and graphic t-shirts styled by Elizabeth Sulcer. Hair stylist Peter Gray and makeup artist Romy Soleimani give the blonde lush waves and pink lips.
La Prima Donna – Ginta Lapina is princess perfect in Chanel jackets for the April cover shoot of Vogue Mexico, shot by Nagi Sakai. Paired with other labels such as Givenchy, Sportmax and Roberto Cavalli, fashion editor Sarah Gore Reeves gives the ladylike outerwear a youthful twist. Sleek hair by Pasquale Ferrante and glam makeup by Charlotte Day perfect the casual outfits. / Creative direction by John Paul Tran
Gucci Glam – Ginta Lapina wows in Gucci for the April cover of Vogue Mexico, shot by Nagi Sakai. Styled by Sarah Gore Reeves, Ginta also sports red lips and a slicked back hairdo.
Retro Fantasy – As with every season, Prada releases its highly anticipated “Fantasy” lookbook and spring 2012 is no exception. The new season features a dose of nostalgia with handmade collages of vintage photographs from the fifties and sixties matched with images from backstage at the runway show. Models such as Lindsey Wixson, Kasia Struss, Ginta Lapina, Fei Fei Sun and Daphne Groeneveld make an appearance in photos shot by Phil Meech and artwork created by Jereon Koolhaas and Lok Jansen.
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.
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.
Gianfranco Ferré’s Streamlined Fall – Designers Stefano Citron and Federico Piaggi presented their second collection for Gianfranco Ferré with the label’s fall 2012 showing presented on the final day of Milan Fashion Week. The two embraced an androgynous aesthetic and used a color palette of inky black, silvery grey, navy and off white. Forgoing patterns or jewelry, the new season was all about shape with streamlined silhouettes that were modern if not futuristic. Ferré’s androgynous heroine also got a touch of glam with the use of lush fur and metallic fabrics for the upcoming autumn.
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.
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.