Outer Limits – Highlighting fall’s ladylike yet nontraditional shapes, the August issue of Vogue China taps eight new comers for studio portraits lensed by Daniel Jackson. Models Andie Arthur, Anniek Kortleve, Codie Young, Julia Frauche, Laura Kampman, Magda Laguinge, Melissa Stasiuk, Ondria Hardin, Tian Yi and Xiao Wen dons a luxe selection of outerwear styled by Alastair McKimm. Designs from the likes Balenciaga, Jil Sander, Haider Ackermann and Celine take the spotlight with transformative hair and makeup by Yadim and Yannick D’iS.
Cool by Chloe – Chloe’s offshoot line, See by Chloe, keeps it coolly modern with its resort 2013 collection featuring slouchy shapes and vibrant colors. Modeled by Julia Frauche, the transitional season is inspired by a traveling girl who stops by the Californian deserts in a palette of orange, tan, fuchsia pink and terracotta. Trousers for the season come in a variety of styles ranging from baggy denim to tailored skinnies matched with knits and printed tops. Accessories include maxi-clutch bags, pointed-toe heels and large totes giving a feminine touch to the boyish silhouettes.
Ultraviolet – Julia Frauche gets a little dirty in an automobile wasteland for the summer issue of Exit Magazine. In front of Benny Horne’s lens, Julia dons edgy high fashion looks styled by Melissa Ventosa Martin, including selects from labels such as Louis Vuitton, Jen Kao, Alexander Wang, Proenza Schouler, Maison Martin Margiela, Marc Jacobs, Altuzarra, Isabel Marant, Armani and Christopher Kane. / Hair – Shin Arima, Make-up – Chiho Omae
Don’t Be a Drag, Just Be a Queen – i-D’s spring issue is all about royalty and for one of its stories, the publication showcases armored regalness with looks modeled by up and comers Julia Frauche, Karlina Caune, Daga Ziober and Maria Bradley. Captured by Amy Troost with styling by Alastair McKimm, the girls take on fierce frocks from some of fashion’s biggest names including Lanvin, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga and Versace. Spiky locks by Rita Marmor and understated makeup by Pep Gay complete the gladiator inspired ensembles.
Luxe Eyewear – Julia Frauche and male model Luca S pose for David Vasiljevic’s (Trouble Management) lens in the new Gucci eyewear campaign shot for the spring season. Taken in black and white, the pairing cozy up in the simple portraits with flawless hair and makeup by Michael Silva and Megumi Itano. / Art direction by Ruini Studio
Isabel Marant’s Western Fall – Not a label known for following trends, the fall 2012 collection from Isabel Marant let its carefree spirit fly with the designer’s latest presentation shown during Paris Fashion Week. Inspired by southwestern style and cowgirls, autumn embraced feminine ruffles, floral detailing, casual denim and leather. Fringe and metallic accents brought an authentic touch to the well-tread theme. A muted color palette with pops of scarlet, electric blue and pink grounded the new season with a modern take on old west style.
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.
Balmain’s Bejeweled Fall – Marking his second season as creative director of Balmain, French designer Olivier Rousteing look towards Fabergé eggs gave to Elizabeth Taylor as inspiration for the label’s fall 2012 collection. Balmain’s signature military inspired jackets took an elegant turn in the form of pearl and gem adorned skin-tight dresses, outerwear and velvet pants. Strong shoulders brought an androgynous edge to the ultra-sexy silhouettes in neutral hues of black, nude and mint green. Despite the classic reference, Rousteing still kept Balmain’s modern edge for the upcoming autumn with razor sharp precision.
Balenciaga’s Power Dressing – Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière sent out his own vision of 80′s power dressing with the label’s fall 2012 collection presented during Paris Fashion Week. Coats with puffed-up shoulders opened the show, featuring bright dresses in electric blue and scarlet layered underneath. Metallic detailing and graphic prints brought a futuristic appeal to the strong silhouettes. Besides outerwear, the autumn season also offered mid-length skirts and slouchy trousers.
Cavalli’s Sumptuous Fall – Roberto Cavalli presented a sumptuous fall 2012 collection made of pure glamour for the final day of Milan Fashion Week. Cavalli’s vision of autumn included short dresses in jewel toned colors of emerald-green, plum, fuchsia, electric blue and burgundy. Animal prints, fur and leather gloves dominated the runway as models sported long bohemian locks matched with smokey eyes. As the show continued, Cavalli introduced maxi dresses layered underneath long overcoats. Saving the best for last, supermodel Naomi Campbell closed the show in a stunning beaded gown with a plunging neckline.