Here is the new Pierre Balmain Fall/Winter 2012 collection. Though lower priced, the fashion house did not shy away from the luxury, cool aesthetic that is well associated with the brand.
For this season, the pieces were more minimal than the previous. The silhouettes were slim and body-con, yet had an ease to them. There are many great pieces. The jackets, like always from Balmain and Pierre Balmain, were perfection. The studded one above is to die for. I am also lusting over the canvas jacket with the shearling collar for the men. There is another piece that I am quite fond of and that is the harem pants. You can see the collection below.
The designs of Gareth Pugh are also pieces that I see more as art than actual clothing. The detail of these pieces is what amazes me. The cuts are just amazing. I find them to actually flatter the female form as opposed to just hanging on the body.
Like the collections from the previous seasons, the Fall/Winter 2012 had the same somber vibe. The pieces were kept dark, as well as the styling of the collection. Almost as though the models were bats flying in the night. You can see the collection below.
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.