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.
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.
Outdoor Feeling – Y-3′s fall 2011 campaign juxtaposes the label’s sporty wear with outdoor landscapes created by artist David Benjamin Sherry. Photographed by Collier Schorr, Kristina Salinovic and Robin Ahrens are serene and calm in Jay Massacret’s layered styling. / Creative Direction by Lloyd & Co. , Hair and makeup by Holli Smith and Benjamin Puckey
Lanvin’s Resort Getaway – Designer Alber Elbaz was inspired by a myriad of influences ranging from Madame Grès to the royal wedding for Lanvin’s resort 2012 offering. Modeled by Daphne Groeneveld and Kristina Salinovic, the pre-spring collection takes on swimwear, loose-fitting jumpers and effortlessly chic gowns in muted hues of neutral and off-white.
Groovy Thinking – From glam rock to disco dancing, the seventies was filled with iconic looks that the latest issue of Pony Step manages to capture with Ben Weller’s Never Let Me Catch You With Your Groove Down. Styled by fashion editor Phoebe Arnold, a cool cast of characters including Kristina Salinovic, Rosanne De Vos, Ylonka Verheul, Jeneil Williams and Toon Martens take on relaxed looks from the likes of Gucci, Emanuel Unagaro, Yves Saint Laurent and others in the glam shoot.