>> The models were dressed to look like smudge-faced metal workers, and the setting — complete with steaming pipes and industrial lighting — made to feel like the inside of a factory. The product? Pamela Love's strong, intensely sculptural jewelry. Following the architectural trend that is emerging for Fall, many of Love's pieces loosely referenced steel beams for building. Countering this notion of industry was the use of turquoise, which added an earthiness to the collection as well as a welcome jolt of color.
Posts for February 10th 2012
Melding sculptural tailoring with soft details, Peter Som played with the differences between masculine and feminine aesthetics for his Fall collection. He cited Katharine Hepburn and Marlene Dietrich, Hollywood icons who mastered menswear, as muses for the clothing. "I wanted to convey a sense of strength and beauty — this collection is about a streamlined and bold silhouette with lots of textural mixes inspired by John Chamberlain and Brancusi." Balloon-sleeved wrap jackets and peplum tops gave pieces a sculptural feel, while the use of organza and fur offered Som fans more glamorous options.
>> There's girls gone wild, then there's the Fall 2012 collection of Creature of the Wind, which is more like grannies gone wild. Vintage-inspired duds were vibrant in color and print and modest in silhouette and cut. The off-kilter collection included mixed prints, A-line styles, midcalf lengths, and menswear-inspired cuts. Plaid-on-plaid lent an eclectic touch, while ruffled frocks and circle skirts served as demure counterparts. And of course, it wouldn't be granny-chic without a little crochet.
>> Mary Katrantzou's 10-piece capsule for Topshop hits stores on Feb. 17, exactly one week from today. Now, thanks to UK Vogue, the collection's entire assortment has been revealed — and it doesn't disappoint. The collection features easy shapes — structured dresses, clean-lined tops, and slim trousers — covered from top to tail in a wild mix of Katrantzou's pretty prints. Priced from $63 to $550, they're just the thing to kick-start Spring.
>> Charlotte Ronson offered up a Fall 2012 collection rich in dark plums, maroon, hunter green, and camel. Take a look at the entire runway show, here.