Season Change – Magdalena Frackowiak shows off some of spring’s most popular trends in a dynamic studio shoot captured by Giampaolo Sgura for the March issue of Vogue Spain. Styled by Geraldine Saglio, the Polish stunner slips into elegant selects from labels such as Gucci, Givenchy, Balmain and Ralph Lauren. Hair and makeup by Seb Bascle and Christelle Coquet perfect the spring ensembles. / Fashion direction by Belén Antolín
Fresh Fall Fashion – Juicy Couture’s fall 2012 lookbook taps models Magdalena Frackowiak and Toni Garrn to display the new collection of youthfully fashionable ensembles. Embracing color for the new season; paisley, stripes, plaid and animal prints serve as the main styles for fall. For outerwear, Juicy uses fitted blazers and faux fur as a coverup for the cooler months. Accessories include fedora style hats and mini clutches which bring a sophistication to the flirty autumn pieces.
Under the Sun – Magdalena Frackowiak shows off her swimsuit form in a sun-soaked shoot for the April issue of Vogue Paris. In front of Lachlan Bailey’s lens, Magdalena dons knitwear paired with beach ready pieces from the likes of Nina Ricci, Louis Vuitton and Mango selected by fashion editor Geraldine Saglio. The bombshell looks are only perfected by hair stylist Rita Marmor’s tousled waves and makeup artist Yadim’s flawless touch.
Caught Up in the Rapture – Magdalena Frackowiak is a seventies vixen in Claudia Knoepful and Stefan Indlekofer’s romantic images shot for Vogue Russia’s April edition. Garbed in bohemian prints selected by Veronique Didry (Trouble Management), Magdalena hits the bar in the designs of Louis Vuitton, Kenzo and Gucci amongst others. Lush curls by hair stylist James Rowe and flawless makeup by Christelle Cocquet complete the luxe ensembles. / Manicure by Huberte Cesarion
The Perfect Ten – Marking ten years at Lanvin, creative director Alber Elbaz celebrated with some of his “greatest hits” for the label’s fall 2012 collection. From sculpted silhouettes to jewel encrusted garments, the new season certainly had a festive feeling with a showing of all skirts and dresses. Opening with vibrant jewel tones of electric blue, scarlet and canary yellow; body conscious silhouettes and luxe detailing such as dramatic ruffles, fur and lace accents dominated the runway. As the show progressed, the color palette became darker with inky blacks and dark metallic fabrics. Topped off with gloves and chunky jewelry, the Lanvin woman looks ready to party for the autumn.
Dior’s Classic Fall – Bill Gaytten looked towards the archives for inspiration with his second mainline collection for Dior’s fall 2012 presentation. With still no official word on a permanent creative director, the new season showcased demure forties and fifties inspired silhouettes in a muted color palette of taupe, black and burgundy. Despite the lack of Galliano opulence, Gaytten offered a lovely refinement for the autumn season with ballerina inspired shapes. Cinched jackets, pleated skirts and jewelry style embellishments dominate the Dior woman’s wardrobe for 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.
Black on Black – Gareth Pugh delivered his signature gothic style for his namesake label’s fall 2012 collection presented during Paris Fashion Week. Pugh ditched last season’s bondage inspired shapes for more tribal designs complete with fringe dresses, leather outerwear and fur embellishments. High necklines, some of which that even cover the face, were matched with thin headbands, clunky boots and winged shoulders in all black and grey for the new season. Whether donning zipped up capes or shaggy coats, the Pugh woman knows how to bundle up for the upcoming winter.
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.
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.