McQ Style – For its fall 2013 collection, McQ Alexander McQueen offers a mix of militaristic inspired cuts and feminine silhouettes. Model Maria Bradley wears a moody color palette of grey, black and red with a dose of winter white. The autumn season also showcases menswear inspired trousers and double-breasted jackets. Animal prints bring an injection of powder pink, electric blue and yellow hes. / See the fall-winter McQ film under the cut
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.
Elizabeth and James’ Relaxed Sophistication – Fall 2012 marked Elizabeth and James’ first presentation for New York Fashion Week. Designers Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen put together a collection of classic staples for the modern woman. Fur-trimmed coats layered over knitted sweaters and button-up shirts bring a cozy yet luxurious tone to the new season. A muted color palette of ash grey, cream burgundy and metallic silver showcase pajama inspired silhouettes matched with leather gloves and monochrome suiting. / Model – Maria Bradley
Kors’ Casual Luxury – For fall 2012, Michael Kors offered up a relaxed sense of luxury with a strong opening of tartan, plaid and tweed. This season, Kors focused on layering with heavy blanket coats and fluid dresses for a contrasting effect. The color palette was simple–steeped in rich hues of crimson, inky black, chocolate and camel. As the show progressed, the clothing became more sophisticated and tailored with cinched waists and fur-embellished coats. For the finale, Kors ended on a sensual note with sparkling and slinky gowns reminiscent of an era gone by.
The Mad Hatter – For fall 2012, Marc Jacobs teamed up with milliner Stephen Jones to help envision his latest collection filled with oversize and floppy hats that could easily belong to Alice in Wonderland’s Mad Hatter. Playing with the fairytale theme, Jacobs offered a fantastical play on proportions in the form of bulky skirts and jackets layered expertly for the autumn season. The color palette was steeped in moody hues with accents of gold, powder pink and lilac. Patterns ranged from paisley to floral which broke up the heavy silhouettes with levity. The show ended on a more subdued note, featuring a few pared down ensembles that lengthened in hemlines and flattened in shape.
Donna Karan’s Strong Suiting – Last season it was the country of Haiti that inspired Donna Karan’s namesake line, and for fall 2012 it is the confidence and allure of woman–even in the menswear dominated field of suiting–which influenced the American designer’s latest collection. A color palette of grey, red and black was offered on the runway with models donning pinstripes, mohair and jersey in sharply tailored shapes. Outerwear also had a masculine influence made of boxy silhouettes and strong shoulders. Saving a sense of ultra-femininity until the end, Karan closed the show with drapey silhouettes that showcased bare arms and legs in slinky fabric.
On the Block – BCBG by Max Azria was dominated by color blocking for its fall 2012 runway show presented during New York Fashion Week on Thursday. Relaxed and slouchy silhouettes brought an elegant ease to the catwalk with models donning a variety of hues ranging from electric blue to eye-popping coral grounded in neutrals. Accented by furs and geometric prints, the fall collection is tailored for a woman who longs for luxury without any over the top thrills.
The Wang Factor – Designer Alexander Wang covers the January 7th edition of Spanish publication, S Moda. Wang appears alongside top model Liya Kebede on the cover while new face Maria Bradley dons designs from his spring 2012 collection for the main editorial. Captured by Amy Troost, the sporty chic designs show off Wang’s tough yet stylish vision for the new season. / Styling by Tony Irvine