Skyline Couture – Karl Lagerfeld appeared to be inspired by air travel and stewardess uniforms for Chanel’s spring 2012 haute couture collection presented earlier today. The Grand Palais was transformed into the interior of an airplane with models walking down the aisles in elongated silhouettes and extended shoulder winged sleeves. Playing up the jetsetter theme, blue was a dominate hue for spring with sky blue, sapphire and navy all making an appearance. Amid the blue display, there is crystal beading, drop pocket dresses and pleated 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.
Dinner Party – Lanvin’s spring 2012 campaign takes to a dining room setting with models Aymeline Valade, Marte Mei van Haaster, Aaron Vernon and Angus Lowe. Captured by Steven Meisel, spring is a dark contrast to fall’s dancing beauties with snake accessories and a moody atmosphere.
Seeing that we are in the thick of spring, the latest TEST magazine seems to have the right idea with this ethereal, spring-themed shoot photographed by Chiara Romagnoli. Featuring Marte Mei Van Haaster, Michelle den Hollander and Katharina Hessen, In Bloom bursts with floral prints, wreaths and bold prints styled by Lilia Toncheva-O’Rourke.