Past and Present – Missoni celebrates its sixtieth anniversary this year, and to commemorate the occasion it offers limited edition reproductions from its archives also featured in the Italian label’s spring 2013 campaign. Models Ophelie Rupp and Juliette Fazekas pose for Alasdair McLellan in relaxed portraits showcasing the colorful styles of past and present. (Vogue Italia)
Playful Mix – Sonia by Sonia Rykiel gets playful for its fall-winter 2013 collection featuring classic staples with Rykiel’s signature touch. Denim is a main textile of the season; featured in flannel patches, printed silk georgette, lacquered denim and denim marl knits. Silhouettes are easy and loose-fitting while the color palette is grounded in nuanced blues, chambray, worker, gauloise and a dash of red. Whimsical patterns are paired with graphic stripes and blocks.
Start Each Day Like it’s Your Birthday – Rising stars Kolfinna Kristófersdóttir, Kate King, Ophelie Rupp, Moa Aberg and Lena Hardt don shimmering makeup looks for the winter edition of i-D Magazine. Photographed by Richard Bush (Trouble Management) and styled by Veronique Didry, the beauties shine in studio portraits with hair and makeup courtesy of Raphael Salley and Mathias van Hooff. / Casting by Barbara Nicoli & Leila Ananna @ Trouble Management, Manicure by Charlene Coquard @ Artlist
Rocking November – The November style book from Mango enlists Ophelie Rupp for a collection of rock and roll inspired looks. An outing of masculine silhouettes with suits and pants made of velvet, leather and tweed offer sharp lines for autumn. Contrast takes shape with ladylike evening wear looks encompassed in peplum tops, lace and sequins as well as more casual selects.
Snow Bunnies – Moschino once again enlists Juergen Teller to capture its fall 2012 campaign, this time starring Ophelie Rupp and Ymre Stiekema. Heading to the slopes for a snow-filled outing, the duo wears army inspired looks in shades of black, red and blue for the new season.
Rorschach – Embracing summer colors, Enrique Badulescu captures a stunning beauty story for the latest edition of Gravure Magazine. Starring Ophelie Rupp in Rorschach-like makeup creations by Karan Franjola, the images focus on neon hues and full lashes to make the French beauty’s eyes pop.
Keeping it Simple – Sonia Rykiel creative director April Crichton created a pared down showing of sophisticated knitwear and suiting for the label’s fall 2012 collection presented during Paris Fashion Week. Using a muted color palette of pewter, ash grey, black and sherbet, the Rykiel woman embraces mix and match separates for the new season with a modern edge. Asymmetrical hemlines, thin belts and cropped jackets all dominated the runway as models sported slick hair matched with headbands. A finale of mostly sheer black ensembles brought a sense of dark romanticism to the practical collection.
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.