In Designer, Fashion, Paris Fashion Week on March 15, 2012 at 1:37 PM
Sarah Burton stuck to white, pink, red, black and silver for her fall/winter collection for Alexander McQueen. the looks were nothing if not voluminous. and light.
each look was accessorized by a think element around the neck, either that of fur or a Elizabethean-like column of organza, as well as a metallic wraparound eye piece (i am not sure if they can be called sunglasses?) and metallic belts in various sizes- often outfitted with a bold accent piece in the center. tufts of mongolian fur wrapped around the ankles, and fur found its way around the calves in a pair of heel-less boots that will be a key edition to editorials this summer.
:: images via style.com.
In Designer, Fashion, Paris Fashion Week on March 15, 2012 at 1:21 PM
last year Marc Jacobs amazed with a childlike runway show featuring a merry go round and a doll-like Kate Moss. this year, Jacobs had to out show himself- and since Karl Lagerfeld had already beat him to inserting a glacier into his runway for the Chanel Fall/Winter 2012 show- Jacobs had to bring in the next best thing : a (reported) $ 80 mil. steam engine.
models de-boarded alongside their personal porters, clad in oversized jackets, wide legged cropped trousers and tall, droopy wide hats designed by Milliner Stephen Jones. the looks referenced the time period when travel by train was the norm, but truthfully it took me immediatley to Harry Potter. the bags carried by the models and their porters were oversized and amazing, an amazing reference to the look Jacobs was going for.
:: designer Marc Jacobs. images via style.com.
In Designer, Fashion, Paris Fashion Week on March 15, 2012 at 12:35 PM
Rick Owens collection was layered and dark, both figuratively and physically. the models made their way down a runway dotted by fire. the looks were reminiscent of columns, long and tall with the models faces masked by sheath-like head pieces.
Owens brought in a lighter element with his cropped, camel leather coats with muted fur lining and the black and white plaid print element shown on pullover jackets.
:: designer Rick Owens. images via style.com.