Skyline Couture – Karl Lagerfeld appeared to be inspired by air travel and stewardess uniforms for Chanel’s spring 2012 haute couture collection presented earlier today. The Grand Palais was transformed into the interior of an airplane with models walking down the aisles in elongated silhouettes and extended shoulder winged sleeves. Playing up the jetsetter theme, blue was a dominate hue for spring with sky blue, sapphire and navy all making an appearance. Amid the blue display, there is crystal beading, drop pocket dresses and pleated skirts.
Dream of Couture – Giambattista Valli played with hard and soft elements for his sophomore haute couture collection presented in Paris this week. Feminine touches of lace, flowers and sequins are juxtaposed with streamlined silhouettes for spring. Valli even included outerwear with sheer capes and a more embellished take on a sixties housecoat. Models also wore large floral hair ornaments to match stunning gowns in hues of plum, fuchsia, ivory and black.
Back to the Runway – Atelier Versace makes its first appearance on the runway since 2004 with the fashion house’s spring 2012 couture show. This season, the Atelier line has all the trappings of a classic Versace collection–body hugging silhouettes, metallic accents, bustier cuts and jewel tones which all scream sultry elegance. Spring also showcases a variety of lacework with sheer cutouts for a romantic touch. Beauty for the show included a high ponytail paired with a seductive smokey eye.
Facing. from Naq Lee on Vimeo.
Naq Lee shares a project taken during spring 2012 fashion week starring some fashion’s brightest faces. Capturing the beauty of Abbey Lee Kershaw, Alana Zimmer, Aline Weber, Anabela Belikova, Anaïs Pouliot, Anja Rubik, Antonia Wesseloh, Aymeline Valade, Bruna Tenorio, Catherine McNeil, Daphne Groeneveld, Frida Gustavsson, Hyoni Kang, Iekeliene Stange, Isabeli Fontana, Jessica Stam, Jules Mordovets, Karolina Kurkova, Kasia Struss, Kelly Mittendorf, Natasha Poly, Sara Blomqvist, Sigrid Agren and Valerija Kelava–Lee gives a treat to all the model lovers.
The Fantasy – With a new season comes the latest Prada fantasy lookbook for fall, highlighting this season’s mod silhouettes with scrapbook style cutouts. Starring Arizona Muse, Hailey Clauson, Daphne Groeneveld, Nimue Smit, Ginta Lapina, Anais Pouliot, Sara Blomqvist and others, the fantastical images bring together lush backdrops for the Prada girl to explore.
Spirit of Albion – Swathed in the warm layers of fall, Sara Blomqvist teams up with Ben Toms for the October edition of Harper’s Bazaar UK. Wearing a wardrobe of heavy coats and pants from the likes of Gucci and Chanel styled by Mattias Karlsson, Sara wanders the countryside with an austere and elegant beauty.
Style Crimes – Swedish retailer, NK Stockholm, enlists Andreas Sjodin for their latest campaign which takes strict fashion rules and breaks them with a bold elegance. With art direction by Garbergs, model Sara Blomqvist gets swathed in fall layers and cotton candy hues from the likes of Max Mara, Rodebjer, Nicole Farhi, Acne, Moschino and Jimmy Choo styled by Robert Rydberg
Darkly Romantic – Valentino enlists Jac Jagaciak, Caroline Brasch Nielsen, Ruby Aldridge, Sara Blomqvist and Kim Dall Armi for its fall 2011 campaign. Captured by David Sims and styled by Karl Templer, the girls are on the mysterious side of glamour as they pose in lightweight dresses paired with elegant accessories.
The Hills Have Eyes – The latest issue of Twin highlights Rodarte’s spring 2011 collection with a relaxed outdoor feature starring Sara Blomqvist. Styled by fashion editor Celestine Cooney and lensed by Ben Toms, Sara gets in touch with nature as she poses alongside an owl companion in the California redwood inspired designs.
The latest issue of L’Express Styles enlists Jean-François Campos for a spring collections story starring beautiful brunettes Anna de Rijk and Sara Blomqvist. Styled by Mika Mizutani, the duo sports notable ensembles from the likes of Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Givenchy in Revue de Saison. / Hair by Kenna, Makeup by Régine Bedot