Gucci’s Gothic Fall – For fall 2012, Gucci creative director Frida Giannini presented a darkly decadent collection of billowing gowns, relaxed suiting and lush coats for the first day of Milan Fashion Week. Slinky and sensuous silhouettes dominated the runway in moody hues of inky black, dark emerald, plum, burgundy and sapphire blue. Chiffon gowns brought a romantic touch to the dark palette. Luxurious materials of feathers, crushed velvet and leather also made an appearance. For the finale, Giannini sent out sheer dresses embellished with sparkling leaf shapes–a testament to the strong yet feminine spirit of autumn.
Wang’s Pared Down Fall – After last season’s array of prints and racing motifs, Alexander Wang chose a more pared down approach for his fall 2012 show featuring an all-star cast including Gisele Bundchen, Shalom Harlow, Frankie Rayder and Karolina Kurkova amongst others. This season went back to Wang’s roots albeit a tad more polished with leather coats, netted masks which covered models’ lower faces and knitted sweaters. The collection was minimal with a focus on embellishments such as military inspired accents on trench coats, chiffon tops and sculpted shoulders. Despite its simplicity, the showing turned out to be one of the designer’s strongest efforts yet proving less is indeed more.
For the Girls – Natasha Poly and Isabeli Fontana are Prada beauties for the March cover of Vogue China, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.
Tisci Couture – Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci created a dark outing for the label’s spring 2012 haute couture show. Models including Natasha Poly, Kristen McMenamy and Saskia de Brauw wore oversize bullrings and earrings which also made an appearance in Givenchy’s menswear show earlier this month. These unusual accessories bring a certain harshness to the ten couture looks made of crocodile scales, leather and hand beaded crystals. Despite the change from last season’s ethereal gowns of ivory, Tisci managed to create an enchanting collection that was a cross between punk rocker and turn of the century glamour girl.
Spring Festival – Natasha Poly attracts all the boys for the spring 2012 campaign from DSquared2. The new season is inspired by traditional music festival wear–from ripped denim to leather to plaid. Natasha is surrounded male models Dimitri Tanner, Paolo Anchisi, Matt Woodhouse and Ton Heukels in the sun-drenched images lensed by Mert & Marcus.
Gasoline Girls – After a preview, we have a full look at Prada’s spring 2012 campaign starring some of the industry’s top girls including Natasha Poly, Guinevere van Seenus, Elise Crombez, Meghan Collison, Katryn Kruger and Ymre Stiekema. Captured by Steven Meisel in a fifties style gas station, the group wears Miuccia Prada’s vintage silhouettes paired with colorful car motifs and kitschy patterns. Soaking up the sun, the girls appear to be luxuriating before hitting the road.
Jil Sander Movie – Natasha Poly and Daria Strokous are enlisted for the spring 2012 campaign from Jil Sander. Photographed by Willy Vanderperre with styling by Olivier Rizzo, the duo looks like they belong in a classic horror film with creepy shadows and fifties inspired silhouettes.
Pin-up Proenza – Proenza Schouler gives us a modern take on retro inspired silhouettes for its spring 2012 campaign starring Natasha Poly. Captured by Willy Vanderperre with styling by Olivier Rizzo, Natasha bares some skin in the sexy secretary chic looks. Hair by Recine and makeup by Diane Kendal perfect the elegant looks.
Nature Squared – Natasha Poly gets yet another spring 2012 campaign with the steamy advertisements from DSquared2. Photographed by Mert & Marcus, Natasha is joined by male models Dimitri Tanner, Paolo Anchisi, Matt Woodhouse and Ton Heukels on a camping trip.
Prada Daze – The spring 2012 campaign from Prada enlists a cast of all star models and newer faces including Natasha Poly, Meghan Collison, Elise Crombez, Ymre Stiekema and Katryn Kruger. Steven Meisel returned this season to photograph the girls at a gas station–an appropriate location for a collection featuring colorful car motifs. (Fashionista)