@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!

(photos via wwd)

@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!

(photos via global grind)

@LANVINofficial served up tons of elegance during their Fall 2012 runway show in Paris. 

Peplum, lace appliqué, ruffles and striking colors were used throughout the collection. As well as some chunky gems and medallions.

This past week has been extra special for Lanvin since their creative director, Alber Elbaz, celebrated his 10th anniversary at the oldest fashion house. Félicitations!

(photos via wwd)

Isabel Marant Fall 2012

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!)

(photos via WWD)

Gareth Pugh Fall 2012

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!

(photos via wwd)

Christian Dior Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2012

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.

(photos via Paris Vogue)

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:
Christophe Josse
Bouchra Jarrar
Alexis Mabille
Christian Dior
Maurizio Galante
Giambattista Valli
Iris Van Herpen

Tuesday, January 24th:
Giorgio Armani Privè
Atelier Gustavolins
Stéphane Rolland
Alexandre Vauthier
Julien Fourniè

Wednesday, January 25th:
Maison Martin Margiela Artisanal
On Aura Tout Vu
Franck Sorbier
Elie Saab
Jean Paul Gaultier
Maxime Simoens

(Source & Photo: vogue.it)