The Fall/Winter 2012 Mugler collection has to be my favorite collection since Nicola Formichetti took the role of Creative Director a few seasons back. I see these pieces as art, at the level of Alexander McQueen pieces. There are very few that can take it to the extreme and do it well.
There is something very new and appealing about this collection. The silhouettes are really great as well. I like that all the pieces were structured this season compared to the previous desert inspired collection where everything was very free. Although many of the looks were extreme, there were some wearable pieces. You can see the collection below.
A western inspired Fall/Winter 2012 Isabel Marant collection walked down the runways at Paris Fashion Week. There was suede, leather, eyelets, and floral embroidery to the max. There were also some studs here and there.
There is something about this collection that I find really appealing. It may be all the suede though. There was no article of clothing that was not made in the skin this season. She showed some jackets, shirts, pants, boots and all were made of the fabric. I hope this means more suede styles by the big name denim brands.
Isabel also brought back the return of her lace-up styles as well as pink jeans and featured some red waxed jeans. I can see these pieces on the many Marant lovers already. You can see the collection below.
Paris Fashion Week is the best Fashion Week of all of Fashion Month each season. The designers that show in the fashion capital are not scared to take risks, but take them in a chic way. You can always find something in each collection that will make you lust over it.
The new Fall/Winter 2012 collection by Dries Van Noten was not an exception. The prints were amazing, the color palette was perfection and the silhouettes are sure to be favored among many ladies. They were feminine and structured. I think those are the two key details that every woman looks for in their clothing. You can click through the collection below.
Can Balenciaga get any cooler? It probably can as it does each season. Balenciaga is another brand that I have to look at the detail first before the actual look. The cuts, the texture, and the inspiration is always unique.
For this season it was inspired by something that doesn’t actually exist, well sort of, Balenciaga Inc. Nicolas Ghesquière came up with the concept of Balenciaga being a company in the 80′s and these being their uniforms. I think if this company was actual life, this would definitely be uniforms. It has that same drama in the clothing that was very relevant in that era. I can see Christina Applegate’s character in Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead swooning over these pieces. You can see the collection below.