Farhi’s London Woman – For fall 2012, Nicole Farhi chose to make clothes for the modern woman with a moody outing of tailored jackets, form-fitting skirts and elegant dresses. A far cry from last season’s pastel hues–autumn was all about sleek, streamlined silhouettes in shades of dark emerald, black, ivory and bronze. The heavy outerwear was paired with thin belts around the waist, charcoal stockings and leather gloves. Farhi embellished the strong shapes with glittering sequins and paillettes, bringing a glamorous edge to the structured shapes.
Charm School by Marc – The fall 2012 collection of Marc Jacobs’ wearable offshoot line–Marc by Marc Jacobs–featured a parade of school girl inspired ensembles complete with pleated skirts, modest sweaters and no-fuss dresses. The color palette was grounded in traditional colors of black, red, navy and sapphire. Prints ranged from tartan to stripes to floral. For outerwear, Jacobs also played with bulky shapes reminiscent of his mainline show but with a less severe outcome.
Posen’s Eastern Fall – For fall 2012, Zac Posen transformed his signature evening wear looks into something a bit more Eastern inspired with models wearing high chignons and novel prints. Dramatic fishtail and mermaid silhouettes dominated the runway detailed with kimono-like belts. Shoulders held a strong shape, showcasing big, powerful folds of origami influence. Styled in bright red lips, look-at-me jewelry and fur coats; the Posen woman is certainly someone who will make an entrance for autumn.
Wu’s Armored Lady – Jason Wu delivered strict elegance with an homage to his Chinese roots for his fall 2012 show presented earlier today during New York Fashion Week. Form-fitting yet ladylike silhouettes hit the catwalk with sportswear undertones in the form of belted coats and capes. Military inspired jackets were accented with brocade, tassels and Swarovski crystals for a glamorous twist. Fall brought out a tougher, sleeker outing than what we would expect with high slits, leather and luxurious furs.
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.
Emporio Ladies – Models Tao Okamoto, Kendra Spears and Wang Xiao are visions in white for the spring 2012 campaign from Emporio Armani. The label’s designs were inspired by early twentieth century, cruise wear for the new season. (TFS)
Don’t Touch the Glass – A museum of natural history sets the stage for John-Paul Pietrus’ latest work published in Numéro China. Capturing Tao Okamoto in fall-winter looks of fur and killer shoes selected by fashion editor Tim Lim, the images highlight the decadent designs of Tom Ford, Givenchy, Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton and others with a stylish energy.
Freja Influence – Vogue China pays tribute to Danish beauty Freja Beha Erichsen with Lachlan Bailey’s street style shots featuring Tao Okamoto. With a casual rock and roll style courtesy of fashion editor Clare Richardson, Tao sports a wardrobe of leather jackets and denim with red lips by Sally Branka and tousled locks by Rudi Lewis.
Tunnel Vision – Dolce & Gabbana embrace an underground feeling for the fall 2011 campaign from their D&G line. Photographed by Mario Testino, models Tao Okamoto, Melodie Monrose, Marique Schimmel, Aiste Kliveckaite, Alexander Johansson, David Agbodji and Guy Robinson don the colorful and eclectic patterns with attitude.