Candy Couture – Elie Saab presented a romantic collection of ivory and pastel hues of powder blue, rose and wheat for his spring 2012 haute couture show in Paris earlier today. Known for designing many red carpet creations, this season had its fair share of Oscars ready fare ranging from crystal embellished floor length gowns to leafy prints in mint green. The delicate showing also offered ladylike lace works and sequined paillettes for a sweetly refined take on couture.
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.
Couture Mood – With spring 2012 Haute Couture, Dior atelier Bill Gaytten delivers a ladylike collection featuring a tame color palette of ash, black, plum and ivory. Cinched waists, sheer tops and full, pleated skirts dominate the runway this season. Playing with prints, the Dior woman also wears hounds tooth, floral patterns and gradient lines for spring. The finale dresses were demure as well, showing a moody mix of black and grey with just a touch of sparkle.
Hip Holiday – H&M taps top models for its holiday 2011 advertisements starring Abbey Lee Kershaw and her boyfriend Matthew Hutchinson, Karen Elson and her sister Kate, Georgia May Jagger and her mother Jerry Hall, Ming Xi and Sui He as well as signer Lykke Li and her sister Zara. The girls rock sheer looks with pops of bright colors and metallic accents.
Let’s Go Cruising – V Magazine’s model issue takes a look at the cruise collections with some of the industry’s leading faces including Candice Swanepoel, Joan Smalls, Daphne Groeneveld, Saskia de Brauw, Sui He, Hanaa Ben Abdesslem, Bambi Northwood-Blyth and Lindsey Wixson all photographed by Terry Richardson. (WWD)
Backstage at Lanvin – Lanvin offers a behind the scenes look at their spring 2012 runway show with appearances by designer Alber Elbaz and models such as Karlie Kloss, Ruby Aldridge, Josephine Skriver and Sui He. The exclusive atmosphere gets a gentle touch with backstage images and film.
Dramatic Lace – Camilla Akrans shoots a hauntingly blonde Sui He in this Vogue China editorial. Fashion editor Julia von Boehm creates a lacey, ultra feminine vision with structured selects from Blumarine, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Rodarte, Tom Ford, Louis Vuitton, Valentino, Delfina Delettrez, Emilio Pucci and others. Make-up artist Yumi Mori (Frank Reps) keeps her palette soft, emphasizing a bold brow, contrasting with Sui’s lightened tresses.
No Name Woman – Models Sui He and Jia Jing bring stylish mystery to this editorial lensed by KT Auleta for the eighth issue of Dossier Journal. Stylist Polina Aronova creates grand looks that combine street fashion with Eastern style from the likes of Givenchy, Proenza Schouler, Comme des Garçons, Jason Wu and 3.1 Phillip Lim. Haunting makeup by Ralph Siciliano and sleek tresses by Shin Arima add the right touch of mystery to the looks. / Menswear Editor – Timothy Chernyaev
Tuxedo Glamour – Sui He and Xiao Wen steal the show from male models Joan Mirangels, Ryan Kennedy and Paolo Anchisi for the latest issue of Numéro Homme. Photographed by Greg Kadel, the duo dons elegant gowns from Gucci, Tom Ford, Versace and others styled by Charles Varenne while the guys take on sleek tuxedos.