Back to Nature – English author Beatrix Potter’s botanical illustrations inspired Preen designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi for the label’s fall 2012 collection. The pair, originally from Britain, brought a bit of the English countryside to New York Fashion Week with floral patterns, butterfly prints and bold color blocking on the runway. Silhouettes hinged on classic with ’40s inspired dress shapes and tapered pants. The final section embraced a ladylike demureness with sheer lace tops and sequin embellished skirts.
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.
Hilfiger’s Town and Country Fall – Tommy Hilfiger’s fall 2012 collection named, “Town and Country”, brought together a marriage of luxurious outerwear and leisurely silhouettes on the runway yesterday. This collection had two halves of a whole–the first featured relaxed shapes in the form of slinky dresses and sweaters, while the other honed in on the military trend which seems to be a popular influence for the upcoming autumn. The color palette also embraced rich autumn tones of burgundy, navy, chartreuse and black. With each passing season, it appears that Hilfiger’s prep chic girl is growing up into a sophisticated woman and fall 2012 is no exception.
Wang’s Pared Down Fall – After last season’s array of prints and racing motifs, Alexander Wang chose a more pared down approach for his fall 2012 show featuring an all-star cast including Gisele Bundchen, Shalom Harlow, Frankie Rayder and Karolina Kurkova amongst others. This season went back to Wang’s roots albeit a tad more polished with leather coats, netted masks which covered models’ lower faces and knitted sweaters. The collection was minimal with a focus on embellishments such as military inspired accents on trench coats, chiffon tops and sculpted shoulders. Despite its simplicity, the showing turned out to be one of the designer’s strongest efforts yet proving less is indeed more.
Gurung’s Sumptuous Fall – For fall 2012, Prabal Gurung presented an array of form-fitting, body hugging silhouettes in a deep palette of electric blue, gold and black. Continuing a use of psychedelic prints, this season also gave way to rich metallic fabrics, sumptuous leather and feather adorned gowns. Luxe coats and sweaters served as outerwear for fall with puffy sleeves and gloves. Overall, Gurung showcased an eclectic collection–part light and part dark–which ranged from traditional sportswear to stunning gowns.
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.
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.
Jovial Jourdan – Jourdan Dunn is pretty in pink for these recent portraits shot by Damon Baker. Styled by Genevieve Garner, Jourdan sports classic pin-up style with a modern ombre hairdo. / Makeup by Valeria Ferreira, Hair by Claire Rothstein
Cover Up – Jourdan Dunn and Saskia de Brauw join Anja Rubik and Hailey Clauson for the next two covers of i-D’s winter issue. Lensed by Alasdair McLelllan and Daniel Jackson respectively, the top model duo covers up for winter with painted nails and full faces of makeup. / Styling by Elgar Johnson and Alasdair McLellan
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.