Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Loeffler Randall Spring 2012

Activewear that hits a highly feminized note is a big story for next season — and Loeffler Randall's Spring 2012 collection manages to strike that sporty-pretty balance perfectly. Here, designer Jessie Randall has mixed tech fabrics like Velcro, mesh, and wetsuit neoprene with natural materials like raffia, leather, and canvas — all in a Fragonard-inspired palette of Popsicle pinks, delicate nudes, and Springtime greens. Silhouettes are easy going with plenty of appeal; amidst Randall's signature twist-knot flats, there are also chunky platforms and high-rise pumps as well as a new round-peg heel shape. Also in the mix: metallic polka-dots, textural snakeskin, and a nice dose of contrast neon.

Monday, 24 October 2011

15 Designers Custom Create Harper's Bazaar Russia Covers.

Harper’s Bazaar Russia tapped 15 designers to do special-edition covers for its November 2011 issue, in honor of the magazine's 15th anniversary. Karl Lagerfeld sketched Natasha Poly, Jean Paul Gaultier used Russia as his collage cover's inspiration, and Dolce & Gabbana spattered leopard, lace, and stars amongst images of Poly, Alessandra Ambrosio, and Candice Swanepoel.

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Versace for H&M Lookbook.

The full Versace For H&M lookbook is here. The collection, which launches in select countries on Nov. 17 and in the US on Nov. 19, runs from $19.95 costume jewelry up to $299 for a leather jacket and the studded leather dress Anna Dello Russo wore. Also included in the offering for the first time — home decor, which consists of pillows, priced $29.95 and $39.95, and a bedspread, at $149.

“The collection for H&M is the essence of Versace,” Donatella Versace stated. “For the collaboration we’ve brought back from the archives, as well as from more recent collections, some of the icons of Versace, such as the bright prints, the Greek key, and daring cuts.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

Giambattista Valli Impulse for Macy's Holiday 2011 Collection Campaign.

Giambattista Valli brings his particular breed of French-Italian chic to Macy's for Holiday 2011. Retailing from $50 to $150, the capsule will be sold nationwide in 225 Macy's stores — as well as online at Macys.com — starting Oct. 26 and features a bevy of super-festive Holiday separates: Shiny leopard-print shifts, voluminous ruffled party dresses, sequined tees, and wildly-patterned tux trousers. “This capsule reflects my enduring loves, but is really a celebration of my biggest inspiration of all — the energy and vitality of women themselves," Valli explains. "This collection is a passport into my world and a chance to experience the passion and romance of my house and Paris itself." 

Monday, 17 October 2011

Charlotte Olympia Spring 2012

Charlotte Dellal looked to the sunshine-infused glamour of Miami and Beverly Hills for her Spring 2012 Charlotte Olympia collection. Ankle-strap platforms, sculptural heels, and Dellal's signature Pandora clutches get a dose of retro poolside whimsy with the help of suede leaf cutouts, raffia braids, and blush-colored feathers.

Prada Spring 2012

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Chanel Spring 2012

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Alexander McQueen Spring 2012