Tag Archives: Fall 2012

Paris Fashion Week Fall 2012: Haider Ackermann!

6 Mar

There is a reason why this designer was named by Karl Lagerfeld as a possible successor for the haute couture powerhouse Chanel. Anyone who understands how to sculpt luxe fabrics around the body with such sartorial precision, with a consistently accurate play of colour, texture, tailoring, draping, layering and those waist cinching effects…words fail me.

Presenting my best picks from the Fall 2012 collection of one of my favourite ever designers..Haider Ackermann! *big grin*

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Look out for the Lanvin collection, it was pure gorgeousness.

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Photo credits: Elle.com

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NY Fashion Week Fall 2012 – Hervé Léger by Max Azria

15 Feb

There’s too much fantastic fashion coming out of New York for Fall 2012, it’s an endless parade of art, creativity and great tailoring. I almost can’t keep up with them, 300 designers is a long list. Will see how much I can go through before London Fashion Week starts on Friday.

It impresses me immensely when a designer takes the usual and makes something completely different yet relevant with it. Hervé Léger has become synonymous with the bandage dress but with this collection, the style has been given a completely different spin. Lots of harnesses, the equestrian influence is clear, someone was definitely inspired by horses. Beyond that, lots of detailing, there were patterns on Hervé Léger! Ombre shades, there were longer lengths and some regal, graceful looks. Great direction for the label.

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Photo credits: elle.com

NY Fashion Week Fall 2012: Victoria Beckham

14 Feb

Victoria Beckham is on a roll, she’s just running, guns blazing, stamping her image on the fashion world and simply not letting up.

To coincide with Fall fashion week, she launched a new bag named after baby Harper. Different from the typical VB bag but a beautiful addition to the pack, she’s becoming pretty unpredictable and that’s a good thing.

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With the Fall 2012 collection, she takes me right back to the place where I first fell in love with the line. It screams sleek sophistication, elegance, feminine allure and has got so much gravitas, simply head turning, simply stunning. Military accents that seem to be trending already are present in the collection as well.

The surprise element has to be those tough looking boots, very edgy and a complete contrast from the heels we’ve come to expect. Interestingly, the look works perfectly well, if there’s anyone who can make boots look feminine and sophisticated, it’s Victoria Beckham. These here are my best looks from the collection.

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Photo credits: elle.com

NY Fashion Week Fall 2012: Rachel Zoe

13 Feb

New York Fashion Week hit the ground running and it’s been beautiful fashion all around, so far I can already see some trends. Military is for sure making a come back but it’s still too early to tell how major it’s going to be, pleats are showing up again and colour and prints are going nowhere.

I will be kicking off my reporting with my new designer bff Rachel Zoe *big grin*

There’s so much to love about RZ’s first runway show, so much to love. As always, the seventies influence shines through with the pussy bow blouses and sequinned dresses. More impressively, I love the disregard for the somber hues that characterize fall fashion, there was so much colour. The variety of fabrics, texture, patterns plus impeccable tailoring gave the collection that eclectic, passionate vibe that Rachel Zoe herself exudes. Love the richly draped silks, they caught my eye, nothing says luxe like silk.

I give this collection an A+, Rachel Zoe is soaring to the top.

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Lace found its way into the collection and completed it for me. Minus the faux fur – because I’m not particularly crazy about fur – this has to be my best look of all.

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Photo credits: elle.com