Suvi Koponen

versace Versace Fall 2012 | Milan Fashion Week

Versace’s Tough Glamour – Donatella Versace opted for a dark color palette with rock and roll undertones for Versace’s fall 2012 show presented during Milan Fashion Week. Sexy silhouettes, metal mesh and jewel encrusted Byzantine crosses dominated the runway as models donned short hemlines and fitted jackets for autumn. Embracing a dark edge, Versace matched form-fitting designs with leather gloves and severe hair. Adding to the glamazon looks were heeled boots made of more mesh that ended at the knee. The Versace logo was even incorporated on a few pieces in the form of bold, graphic lettering. For the finale, a gown of pure silver chains and metallic fabric hit the catwalk for an armored yet luxe end statement.

gucci Gucci Fall 2012 | Milan Fashion Week

Gucci’s Gothic Fall – For fall 2012, Gucci creative director Frida Giannini presented a darkly decadent collection of billowing gowns, relaxed suiting and lush coats for the first day of Milan Fashion Week. Slinky and sensuous silhouettes dominated the runway in moody hues of inky black, dark emerald, plum, burgundy and sapphire blue. Chiffon gowns brought a romantic touch to the dark palette. Luxurious materials of feathers, crushed velvet and leather also made an appearance. For the finale, Giannini sent out sheer dresses embellished with sparkling leaf shapes–a testament to the strong yet feminine spirit of autumn.

suvi koponen Suvi Koponen by Yelena Yemchuk for <em>Dazed & Confused</em> April 2011

The April edition of Dazed & Confused is titled the Money Issue, and Yelena Yemchuk’s contribution takes hobo chic to new levels with model Suvi Koponen as its star. Styled by Karen Langley, Suvi dons a pattern clashing wardrobe featuring the work of Yohji Yamamoto, Prada, Balenciaga and others in Eat the Rich.

For more information on the Money Issue, visit Dazed Digital

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