Back to Nature – English author Beatrix Potter’s botanical illustrations inspired Preen designers Justin Thornton and Thea Bregazzi for the label’s fall 2012 collection. The pair, originally from Britain, brought a bit of the English countryside to New York Fashion Week with floral patterns, butterfly prints and bold color blocking on the runway. Silhouettes hinged on classic with ’40s inspired dress shapes and tapered pants. The final section embraced a ladylike demureness with sheer lace tops and sequin embellished skirts.
Altuzarra’s Traveling Woman – For fall 2012, Joseph Altuzarra explored a fusion of French and Moroccan style with a showcase of tailored jackets, relaxed trousers and Middle Eastern inspired prints. This season offered up a naval influence with decorated coats and dresses covered in silver medallions like souvenirs from one’s sea travels. The Paris meets Marrakesh affair resulted in a polished display of outerwear paired with mid-length skirts which ooze modern luxury for the upcoming autumn.
On the Block – BCBG by Max Azria was dominated by color blocking for its fall 2012 runway show presented during New York Fashion Week on Thursday. Relaxed and slouchy silhouettes brought an elegant ease to the catwalk with models donning a variety of hues ranging from electric blue to eye-popping coral grounded in neutrals. Accented by furs and geometric prints, the fall collection is tailored for a woman who longs for luxury without any over the top thrills.
Reflections on Lanvin – Embracing the runway show’s mystic elements, models Aymeline Valade, Marte Mei van Haaster and Othilia Simon are tapped for Lanvin’s spring 2012 campaign featuring snakes, mirrors and mystery. Photographed by Steven Meisel, the girls are joined by male models Aaron Vernon, Johannes Schulze and Angus Lowe at a dinner party setting. Spring is the season of danger with sharply tailored silhouettes, python prints and glittering accessories.
Welcome to the Club – Club Monaco unveils its spring 2012 collection with a new style book starring Aline Weber and Othilia Simon. The new season is inspired by nature, backed by a color palette of soft neutrals including taupe, grey, brown and yellow. Silhouettes are loose-fitting and bohemian with lightweight outerwear and accessories such as beaded scarves, leather bags and metal jewels.