Von Furstenberg’s Sensuous Fall – From the first look, it was clear that Diane von Furstenberg had a sensuous woman in mind for her fall 2012 collection with draping, body conscious shapes presented during her runway show earlier today. Elegant silhouettes and leather gloves dominated the runway with a color palette of black, red, teal and plum injecting some color into the new season. Von Furstenberg also embraced her signature print work which hinged on the surreal side with jigsaw like intensity. Autumn showcases a marriage between youthful seduction and ladylike sophistication in the form of clinging dresses layered underneath oversize coats.
Gone for a Ride – Herve Leger by Max Azria’s fall 2012 collection was equestrian inspired with a hint of motorcycle culture thrown in for good measure. Beginning with a strong black, models hit the runway in body conscious ensembles cinched at the waist. Keeping with the equestrian theme, Leger’s signature bandage dresses were accented by leather harnesses, fringe and gladiator style boots. The hard look was softened with graphic prints, peekaboo cutouts and fur-adorned cropped jackets. Certainly not for the faint of heart, the fall collection is made for a woman who dares to walk on the rebellious side.
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.
Pop Goes the World – Photographer Christian Anwander (De Facto Inc.) captures this wildly cartoonish shoot with the creative touch of pop artist Barry Reigate for fall’s 10 magazine. Marike Le Roux dons a dangerously sexy wardrobe entirely of Louis Vuitton styled by Sophia Neophitou. Marike’s slicked back hair by Akinora Shirakawa, and avant-garde make-up by Ralph Sicilano create the perfect canvas for Reigate’s cartoon clowns, logs and bubbles.
Marike le Roux photographed by Horst Diekgerdes and styled by Cathy Kasterine
Keeping up with the trend of alternative hairstyles, this month’s Flair features Wilhelmina‘s Mirke le Roux donning an electric blue hairstyle as wears notable dresses of the season. Captured by Beau Grealy and styled by Kate Sebbah in feminine and airy looks from Valentino, Prada, Roberto Cavalli and others, Mirke brings her own brand of beauty to New Romantic.