A Celebration – Celebrating fifteen years of his label, Matthew Williamson presented a fall 2012 collection that is as nostalgic as it is current. A color palette of turquoise, plum, citrus orange and dark chartreuse provided a rich variety with a combination of Williamson’s signature print work on display. Tailored trousers, lightweight gowns and above-the-knee skirts dominated the runway. Glittering sequins decorated the occasional dress paired with metallic fabric. The show closed with a partially sheer gown worn by Maryna Linchuk that was adorned with large crystals.
Farhi’s London Woman – For fall 2012, Nicole Farhi chose to make clothes for the modern woman with a moody outing of tailored jackets, form-fitting skirts and elegant dresses. A far cry from last season’s pastel hues–autumn was all about sleek, streamlined silhouettes in shades of dark emerald, black, ivory and bronze. The heavy outerwear was paired with thin belts around the waist, charcoal stockings and leather gloves. Farhi embellished the strong shapes with glittering sequins and paillettes, bringing a glamorous edge to the structured shapes.
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.
Posen’s Eastern Fall – For fall 2012, Zac Posen transformed his signature evening wear looks into something a bit more Eastern inspired with models wearing high chignons and novel prints. Dramatic fishtail and mermaid silhouettes dominated the runway detailed with kimono-like belts. Shoulders held a strong shape, showcasing big, powerful folds of origami influence. Styled in bright red lips, look-at-me jewelry and fur coats; the Posen woman is certainly someone who will make an entrance for autumn.
Gurung’s Sumptuous Fall – For fall 2012, Prabal Gurung presented an array of form-fitting, body hugging silhouettes in a deep palette of electric blue, gold and black. Continuing a use of psychedelic prints, this season also gave way to rich metallic fabrics, sumptuous leather and feather adorned gowns. Luxe coats and sweaters served as outerwear for fall with puffy sleeves and gloves. Overall, Gurung showcased an eclectic collection–part light and part dark–which ranged from traditional sportswear to stunning gowns.
Sparkling Trio – Anais Pouliot, Ming Xi and Kate King are tapped for the February cover of Vogue Russia. Patrick Demarchelier photographed the trio with styling by Ekaterina Mukhina.
Ming Xi dons a sheared cut and red lips on the January 2012 cover of Vogue China, photographed by Li Qi.
Hip Holiday – H&M taps top models for its holiday 2011 advertisements starring Abbey Lee Kershaw and her boyfriend Matthew Hutchinson, Karen Elson and her sister Kate, Georgia May Jagger and her mother Jerry Hall, Ming Xi and Sui He as well as signer Lykke Li and her sister Zara. The girls rock sheer looks with pops of bright colors and metallic accents.
Reverse Commute – The November issue of W Magazine highlights the resort 2012 collections with Sharif Hamza’s colorful, high gloss images set in the suburban areas of America. Featuring the quartet of Ajak Deng, Ming Xi, Alana Zimmer and Hannah Holman in pattern-filled selects by Giovanna Battaglia, labels such as Givenchy, Balenciaga, Michael Kors and Alexander Wang get a quaint makeover.
City Wear – Anna Jagodzinska, Jourdan Dunn and Ming Xi take to the urban streets for Mango’s “City Wear” collection which includes a mix of denim, eye-catching prints and comfy knits. Stepping out, the model trio also sports stylish accessories including fringe embellished purses, nude pumps and chunky jewelry.