Portraits of Style – Taking a look at the fall 2012 collections, Nordstrom enlists an all-star cast featuring Aline Weber, Anais Mali, Anouck Lepere, Codie Young, Diana Dondoe, Gertrud Hegelund, Hailey Clauson, Hanne Gaby Odiele, Hind Sahli, Jay Shin, Jeneil Williams, Julia Nobis, Kate King, Kori Richardson, Magda Laguinge, Marihenny Rivera, Marte Mei Van Haaster, Meghan Collison, Ondria Hardin, Ruby Aldridge, Tati Cotliar and Wang Xiao for its latest lookbook. The twenty-two girls pose in portraits featuring the autumn designs of Valentino, Erdem, Christopher Kane, Prada and many more with an atmosphere of pure elegance. / Photos by Daniel Jackson, Creative direction by Nordstrom and Petronio Associates
Modern Woman – Proenza Schouler’s fall 2012 campaign taps into androgynous style with a boyish looking Meghan Collison wearing designers Lazaro Hernandez and Jack McCollough’s Japanese-inspired pieces. Photographed by Alasdair McLellan with styling by Marie Chaix, Meghan keeps it casual in the black and white images shot on location in New York City. / Hair by Paul Hanlon, Makeup by Diane Kendal
McQ’s Military Chic – For fall 2012, Alexander McQueen’s offshoot line McQ looked towards British tradition and military inspired fashion with a collection of strict silhouettes featuring a gothic undertone. Model Meghan Collison dons the autumn designs in a color palette of army green, cream, black and oxblood. From cinched waists to bell-shaped skirts, the season toes the line between masculinity and femininity. Tops offer delicate lace and splashes of color with kaleidoscopic prints. Footwear is equestrian inspired matched with chain detailing. Accessories include bridle harness-inspired bags, tartan totes and leather bags. Overall, fall is a strong outing for McQ by Alexander McQueen with a unique take on youthful danger.
Youth in Revolt – Taking on a punk flair, Meghan Collison goes blonde with a pixie cut for Yasunari Kikuma’s rebellious portraits shot for Schon Magazine. Stylist Anna Trevelyan selects a wardrobe of slouchy shapes from labels such as Simone Rochas, Mugler and Yohji Yamamoto matched with facial piercings for an attitude of youthful nonchalance. / Hair by Abe @ M-0, Makeup by Yuki @ M-0
Owens’ Fiery Fall – Taking a dark turn from spring’s parade of white, designer Rick Owens was back to black and grey for his fall 2012 collection presented during Paris Fashion Week. All the usual trappings of Owens’ creations were out in full form–the long silhouettes, leather works and futuristic undertones appeared against a setting of fire. Models took to the runway wearing stark red lips and mesh masks in the post-apocalyptic designs. For the finale, Owens offered some prints in the form of checkered plaid matched with slouchy trousers layered under skirts.
Balenciaga’s Power Dressing – Balenciaga designer Nicolas Ghesquière sent out his own vision of 80′s power dressing with the label’s fall 2012 collection presented during Paris Fashion Week. Coats with puffed-up shoulders opened the show, featuring bright dresses in electric blue and scarlet layered underneath. Metallic detailing and graphic prints brought a futuristic appeal to the strong silhouettes. Besides outerwear, the autumn season also offered mid-length skirts and slouchy trousers.
Missoni’s Slinky Fall – After last season’s explosion of colors, the fall 2012 collection from Missoni muted the color palette and focused on form-fitting shapes for the new season. Designer Angela Missoni created cozy yet seductive knitwear in dreamy tones of sage green, camel, ash grey and burgundy. Accessories included thin belts above the waist, fur hats, latex gloves and boots with chunky heels. Of course, Missoni’s signature prints were also put on full display with a mix and match of luxe winter layers.
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.
Sportmax’s Structured Fall – Max Mara’s offshoot line, Sportmax, presented its fall 2012 show earlier today on the fourth day of Milan Fashion Week. As always, Sportmax had a youthful appeal with high hemlines, experimental shapes and lightweight outerwear. The color palette showcased a balance between electric blue, fuchsia, off white and inky black. Autumn had an Eastern influence with origami-like folds and kimono ties appearing on lush fur-trimmed coats and dresses. Models wore wedged boots and Milan’s go-to accessory of black gloves to complement the streamlined, almost androgynous showing.
Prada’s Technicolor Fall – One of the most highly anticipated shows of Milan Fashion Week, Prada, presented its fall 2012 collection on Thursday. Miuccia Prada placed focused on modified pantsuits, tailored coats and graphic prints for the new season. Opening with stark black looks, the Italian designer embellished coats and pants with beads or large jewelry pieces. As the collection progressed, color was introduced in the form of geometric patterns ranging from deep purple to orange marmalade. Moving on from last season’s pastel hues, Prada reinvented sixties staples such as long vests, tailored suiting and platform heels for the modern woman. Beauty for the show was almost as bold as the clothing itself, with models sporting ombre hair and smokey raccoon eyes for the new season.