Hilfiger’s Town and Country Fall – Tommy Hilfiger’s fall 2012 collection named, “Town and Country”, brought together a marriage of luxurious outerwear and leisurely silhouettes on the runway yesterday. This collection had two halves of a whole–the first featured relaxed shapes in the form of slinky dresses and sweaters, while the other honed in on the military trend which seems to be a popular influence for the upcoming autumn. The color palette also embraced rich autumn tones of burgundy, navy, chartreuse and black. With each passing season, it appears that Hilfiger’s prep chic girl is growing up into a sophisticated woman and fall 2012 is no exception.
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.
Gone for a Ride – Herve Leger by Max Azria’s fall 2012 collection was equestrian inspired with a hint of motorcycle culture thrown in for good measure. Beginning with a strong black, models hit the runway in body conscious ensembles cinched at the waist. Keeping with the equestrian theme, Leger’s signature bandage dresses were accented by leather harnesses, fringe and gladiator style boots. The hard look was softened with graphic prints, peekaboo cutouts and fur-adorned cropped jackets. Certainly not for the faint of heart, the fall collection is made for a woman who dares to walk on the rebellious side.
A Light Touch to Fall – Jill Stuart’s signature feminine, airy frocks were out in full force for her fall 2012 show presented earlier today during New York Fashion Week. The color palette was dark, with pops of metallic, plum and navy to lighten to mood. Not one to pass on demureness, Stuart also featured a mix of lace and ruffles with peekaboo cutouts and leggy hemlines for a sexy touch. Outerwear included puffy coats belted at the waist, making a strong contrast to the flirty dresses and skirts which dominated the runway for fall.
Layered Up – For fall 2012, Rag & Bone designers Marcus Wainwright and David Neville focused on layering with a strong, almost androgynous offering of outerwear in a dark color palette complementary to the winter season. Making this one of the duo’s most tailored collections to date, models walked down the runway in sharply suited jackets, eclectic prints and tapered pants. Despite this polished front, the Rag & Bone DNA was ever-present with sporty pieces featuring metallic fabrics, hooded coats and two-toned pants for a sleek and modern fall outing.
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.
The New Look – The March edition of Elle China marks a relaunch of the publication with the magazine going semi-monthly, giving double the number of issues and fashion. With its new look, Elle enlists the talent of designer Jean Paul Gaultier and Chinese top models Shu Pei and Kiki Kang. Gaultier styled the two girls with his own creations as well as other designers’ pieces. In front of Mark Pillai’s lens, the girls look like retro pin-ups with a rock and roll twist in the form of tattoo sleeves and bold makeup.
A Romantic Spring – Shu Pei returns as the face of Vera Wang for the third consecutive season with the label’s spring 2012 campaign. Captured by Carter Smith, Shu Pei sports a wardrobe of floral prints, dramatic gowns and sheer dresses in the romantic images.
A Girl from Shanghai – Photographed by Xiang Sun, model Shu Pei appears as the cover girl for the premier issue of Chinese fashion glossy–SHC Magazine. Wearing a wardrobe of fall ensembles from labels such as Louis Vuitton, Max Mara and Hermes styled by Eric Young; Shu is an absolute vision in the pared down images.
Black Magic – Shu Pei looks fantastic in Fendi for the October cover shoot of Harper’s Bazaar Singapore photographed in Seoul, Korea. Captured by Gan, Shu Pei is as graceful as ever in monochromatic looks that are a combination of soft allure and strong femininity selected by fashion editor Kenneth Goh.