Layered Up – For fall 2012, Rag & Bone designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville focused on layering with a strong, almost androgynous offering of outerwear in a dark color palette complementary to the winter season. Making this one of the duo’s most tailored collections to date, models walked down the runway in sharply suited jackets, eclectic prints and tapered pants. Despite this polished front, the Rag & Bone DNA was ever-present with sporty pieces featuring metallic fabrics, hooded coats and two-toned pants for a sleek and modern fall outing.
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.
On the Safari – Karmen Pedaru and Simon Nessman play nature lovers for Michael Kors’ spring 2012 campaign. Joined by a tour guide and male model Armando Cabral, the duo soak in the sights with Kors’ safari inspired creations featuring animal prints, satchel bags and tawny jumpsuits styled by Brana Wolf.
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.
Back to the Runway – Atelier Versace makes its first appearance on the runway since 2004 with the fashion house’s spring 2012 couture show. This season, the Atelier line has all the trappings of a classic Versace collection–body hugging silhouettes, metallic accents, bustier cuts and jewel tones which all scream sultry elegance. Spring also showcases a variety of lacework with sheer cutouts for a romantic touch. Beauty for the show included a high ponytail paired with a seductive smokey eye.
Two of a Kind – Karmen Pedaru and Kate King get tapped as the faces of Chloe’s spring 2012 campaign, shot by Glen Luchford. Chloe showcases minimalism at its best this season by placing focus on the clothes and accessories rather than setting. This is the first campaign under newly appointed creative director Clare Waight Keller.
Chloe Beauties – For the spring 2012 season, Chloe enlists photographer Glen Luchford for its latest campaign which stars Karmen Pedaru and Kate King. The brunette beauties sport voluminous dresses in teal and nude in the minimal studio setting. (Vogue France)
Gucci Glamour – Abbey Lee Kershaw and Karmen Pedaru are fierce visions in the spring 2012 campaign from Gucci. Photographed by Mert & Marcus, the sensuous duo sports the label’s art-deco inspired designs alongside male model Greg Nawrat. Wearing metallic accents, Abbey Lee and Karmen smolder with slicked back hair and smokey eyes.
Gucci Pair – Abbey Lee Kershaw and Karmen Pedaru star in the spring 2012 campaign from Gucci. Wearing the label’s art deco inspired designs, the duo poses for Mert & Marcus in an opulent setting. (TFS)
Karmen Pedaru marvels in green for the spring 2012 campaign from Bottega Veneta. Captured by Jack Pierson, the Estonian beauty poses against an ocean backdrop for the new season. (TFS)