@YSL showed their sleek and sexy Fall 2012 collection this past week in Paris. I must say this is one of my favorite collections shown during fashion month. Outgoing YSL creative director, Stefano Pilati, went out with a bang!
@kanyewest debuted his Fall 2012 collection in Paris yesterday. I see that he paid attention to fit this time and the collection was much more cohesive compared to his first collection. Like many of the collections shown during PFW, his collection was edgy and stuck to a color palette including only black, white, and tan. There were a few great pieces and the boots were hot!
Isabel Marant’s collections are usually cool, chic, and laid back. Her Fall 2012 range is no different, but this time it takes a nod to cowgirls. She told WWD before the show, “I love the way they were wearing very masculine trousers to ride horses with lace shirts.” So many cute looks!
(Sidenote: I’m still obsessing over her Bekket & Willow kicks!)
One of the recurring trends throughout Fall 2012 fashion month is this dark and edgy aesthetic. 30-year-old Pugh, kicks it up several notches by incorporating textures like fringed leather and fur in unique ways. Although this collection is considered somewhat “tame” for the avant-garde designer, the exaggerated cowl necks, sharp shoulders and asymmetrical hemlines in this collection scream Gareth Pugh. I’m really feeling the looks pictured above!
How I LOVE Elie Saab! I’ve been anxiously and impatiently waiting to see this collection. Saab always offers very stunning and breathtaking looks! His latest collection is a rainbow of soft pastel colors with beautiful embellishments. View the rest of the collection here.
This is the first spring/summer haute couture collection since John Galliano’s dismissal. Despite the fashion house moving on sans Galliano, dealing with the kabashed deal with Marc Jacobs and still having no official creative director; I did say Dior just proved they are doing better than okay. The elegance, and romance of Dior is very present in this collection minus the drama Galliano is known for. (Side note: This dress and this dress are by far two of my favorite Dior by Galliano dresses.) Although, I definitely LOVE the dresses pictured above! Check out the rest of the collection here. What are your top picks?
Plus, T Magazine covered the preparations the day before the show. They feature some great behind-the-scenes photos of the atelier and chat with Catherine Riviere, the directrice of haute couture for Dior.
If you plan on following the haute couture shows in Paris next week, the schedule is now available! Versace will be rolling out their collection first on Monday, January 23rd. I will definitely be posting looks from a number of these designers. I’m REALLY looking forward to seeing Elie Saab, Givenchy, Chanel, Stéphane Rolland…heck, all of them! Check out all of the designers showing collections next week.
Monday, January 23rd: Versace Christophe Josse Bouchra Jarrar Alexis Mabille Christian Dior Maurizio Galante Giambattista Valli Iris Van Herpen
Tuesday, January 24th: Chanel Worth Giorgio Armani Privè Atelier Gustavolins Stéphane Rolland Givenchy Alexandre Vauthier Julien Fourniè
Wednesday, January 25th: Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal On Aura Tout Vu Franck Sorbier Elie Saab Jean Paul Gaultier Maxime Simoens Valentino