Tisci Couture – Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci created a dark outing for the label’s spring 2012 haute couture show. Models including Natasha Poly, Kristen McMenamy and Saskia de Brauw wore oversize bullrings and earrings which also made an appearance in Givenchy’s menswear show earlier this month. These unusual accessories bring a certain harshness to the ten couture looks made of crocodile scales, leather and hand beaded crystals. Despite the change from last season’s ethereal gowns of ivory, Tisci managed to create an enchanting collection that was a cross between punk rocker and turn of the century glamour girl.
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.
Dream of Couture – Giambattista Valli played with hard and soft elements for his sophomore haute couture collection presented in Paris this week. Feminine touches of lace, flowers and sequins are juxtaposed with streamlined silhouettes for spring. Valli even included outerwear with sheer capes and a more embellished take on a sixties housecoat. Models also wore large floral hair ornaments to match stunning gowns in hues of plum, fuchsia, ivory and black.
Couture Mood – With spring 2012 Haute Couture, Dior atelier Bill Gaytten delivers a ladylike collection featuring a tame color palette of ash, black, plum and ivory. Cinched waists, sheer tops and full, pleated skirts dominate the runway this season. Playing with prints, the Dior woman also wears hounds tooth, floral patterns and gradient lines for spring. The finale dresses were demure as well, showing a moody mix of black and grey with just a touch of sparkle.
Sporty Chanel – Saskia de Brauw and Joan Smalls get some outdoor activity for the spring 2012 campaign from luxury label Chanel. Captured by the label’s creative director Karl Lagerfeld, the duo hits the beach wearing lightweight dresses and outerwear in these classically styled images shot at the Hôtel du Cap Eden Roc.
Spring Gazing – Saskia de Brauw and Joan Smalls wear matching slicked back hairdos for the spring 2012 campaign from Chanel. The duo posed for Karl Lagerfeld in black and white for the new season.
Seasonal Greetings – Here is another look at the holiday 2011 campaign from fast fashion retailer, H&M. These new images feature some of our favorite models including Karen Elson with her sister, Joan Smalls, Edita Vilkeviciute, Tony Ward, Georgia May Jagger and her mother Jerry Hall. Everyone seems to be in the holiday spirit with cheerful smiles and stylish winter frocks on full display.
See our previous coverage of the holiday campaign here.
Wrapped Up – Joan Smalls and Benjamin Eidem cover the fifth and sixth covers of i-D’s winter issue. Photographed by Benjamin Alexander Huseby and Willy Vanderperre wit styling by Jane How and Olivier Rizzo, the models look ahead towards a stylish winter.
Let’s Go Cruising – V Magazine’s model issue takes a look at the cruise collections with some of the industry’s leading faces including Candice Swanepoel, Joan Smalls, Daphne Groeneveld, Saskia de Brauw, Sui He, Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, Bambi Northwood-Blyth and Lindsey Wixson all photographed by Terry Richardson. (WWD)
On the Pulse – Macy’s takes on it fourth designer collaboration for its Impulse line with Italian designer Giambattista Valli’s opulent style on full display. We have a look at the campaign images starring Sasha Pivovarova, Joan Smalls and Hanaa Ben Abdesslem in a fitting room setting. Bold colors, loud prints and voluminous shapes all define the new capsule collection with prices starting at fifty dollars.