Ferragamo’s Strict Elegance – For fall 2012, Salvatore Ferragamo tempered tropical prints in exchange for black leather and lace with its latest collection previewed during Milan Fashion Week. Coats had a military inspired cut with sweeping shapes and gold accents, while skirts came in flirty shapes paired with belts in black or chocolate. As the show progressed, black transformed into plum, taupe and dark scarlet hues. Designer Massimiliano Giornetti ended on a romantic note–featuring sheer dresses with brocade detailing and billowing shapes.
Dolce & Gabbana’s Baroque Woman – Dolce & Gabbana’s Italian glamour took a turn for bejeweled, Baroque inspired beauty with designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana’s fall 2012 showing presented during Milan Fashion Week. Influenced by Sicilian art work, models took to the runway in brocade and cherub tapestry prints. Accessories for the show included bejeweled headbands, gold jewelry and pearl adorned handbags. Delicate lace work was also on display with ladylike dresses that reached the knee and black veils worn like the Madonna. Bringing some sex appeal to the demure showing, Dolce sent out lingerie inspired bustiers and hot pants for a cheeky take on the Baroque influence.
Pucci’s Pared Down Fall – Emilio Pucci’s bohemian chic took a turn for glamorous minimalism with its fall 2012 presentation shown during Milan Fashion Week. Creative director Peter Dundas opened with a strong showing of black dresses in slinky silhouettes. Luxe crocodile, crystal detailing and sheer cutouts brought some sex appeal to the minimal designs. As the show progressed, some color was introduced in the form of sky blue and nude tones. Menswear inspired looks such as modified tuxedo jackets and tailored pants also made an appearance. With the lack of prints and fringe, it appears that the Pucci woman might be growing up, but as Dundas’ designs suggest–it doesn’t mean a loss of sex appeal for the upcoming autumn.
Fendi’s Furry Fall – For fall 2012, Fendi was in its element presenting a collection of extravagant fur outerwear and structural-based silhouettes on the second day of Milan Fashion Week. Designers Karl Lagerfeld and Silvia Venturini Fendi chose a color palette of tawny blonde, navy and ash grey to tell a story of winter glamour complete with leather dresses, pleated skirts and puffed-up shoulders. The season’s separates were divided by an oval belt, accentuating the waist and creating a classic feminine shape underneath voluminous coats. Beauty for the show including thick coils as pigtails and icy eye shadow for a look suited to a mountainous region.
Sui’s Delightful Fall – Anna Sui continued to reign as one of New York Fashion Week’s most whimsical designers with her fall 2012 collection featuring playful prints, youthful shapes and owl caps. Overlooking the more quirky elements, however, the showing also delivered solid fashion featuring divine color and fabric combinations ranging from fuchsia silks to olive-green velvets. Light layers with a hint of 60′s flavor dominated the runway with large kaftans, tweed skirts and faux fur coats.
Calendar Girls – With its latest issue guest edited by Carine Roitfeld, VMAN presents a striking calendar featuring some of fashion’s most beautiful models–Victoria’s Secret bombshells to boot–including Adriana Lima, Doutzen Kroes, Miranda Kerr, Candice Swanepoel, Chanel Iman, Lily Donaldson, Izabel Goulart, Joan Smalls, Anne Vyalitsyna, Karolina Kurkova and Alessandra Ambrosio. Captured by Willy Vanderperre, the twelve stunners wear sexy push-ups and custom jackets from American Apparel in the pin-up style images. / Styled by Carine Roitfeld
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Blue Sky Thinking – Lily Donaldson smolders in the spring 2012 campaign for Calvin Klein White Label, shot by Sebastian Kim. Posing in front of blue sky and desert, Lily stars alongside male models Danny Beauchamp and Vladimir Ivanov in the collection’s minimal designs styled by George Cortina.
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.
Hot Summer – Lily Donaldson stars alongside Vladimir Ivanov for the spring 2012 swimwear campaign from Calvin Klein. Captured by Sebastian Kim, the British model shows off a marmalade swimsuit with attitude.
Hugo’s Day Out – Eniko Mihalik, Lily Donaldson and Dree Hemingway are all smiles for the fall 2011 campaign from Hugo Boss’ Orange line. Captured by Matt Jones, the lovely trio joins male models Jon Kortajarena, Casey Taylor and Ryan Thomas for a day of youthful joy in casual autumn layers.