SPRING/SUMMER 2014 RUNWAY COLLECTIONS

Anthony Vaccarello F/W 2012
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Celine F/W 2012
With Phoebe Philo very pregnant with her third child, the Celine label decided to opt for two relatively intimate fashion shows for the season. Nevertheless, Phoebe was able to churn out a well-received, rather personal, collection, headlined by drop-shoulder oversize coats, which she herself was seen often wearing last fall to protect her fast-growing baby […]

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Balenciaga F/W 2012
Nicolas Ghesquière is nothing if not visionary, constantly propelling fashion forward with each collection. And this F/W 2012 Balenciaga collection is no different. Although always drawing from the roots of the legendary house to inspire his haute couture constructions, Ghesquière put a lot out on the runway. His signature exaggerated shoulder jackets, floating above the […]

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Anthony Vaccarello F/W 2012
After making a mark with tight abbreviated, asymmetrical dresses in Spring/Summer 2011, Anthony Vaccarello does what any progressive designer would do and flips the script in his latest follow-up collection. “I wanted something more masculine, more strong,” he said of his tailored suiting pieces and distinct military vibe. Indeed, the dark suits that strutted the […]

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Anne Valerie Hash F/W 2012
Anne Valerie Hash manages to keep a girl covered up, yet still sleek and stylish with this season’s latest Yves-inspired collection. Using the timeless Smoking jacket as a somewhat loose motif, Hash presented a deconstructed, more casual take on the silhouette, while still retaining a certain formality through the use of Mikado silks, satins, and […]

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Akris F/W 2012
While big, bold photo prints have been Akris’s signature look the past few collections, its latest collection had a more geometric angle, with graphic prints and color-blocking patchwork. A decidedly more simple, sophisticated look inspired by Franz Kline’s Painting No. 7, the pieces were perfect odes to the American Abstract Expressionist’s trademark dynamism and easy […]

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Givenchy F/W 2012
The opening sound of galloping horses was no understatement for what was to come at Givenchy’s  F/W 2012 show in Paris. Designed by Riccardo Tisci, the collection featured an inventive mix of feminine and masculine pieces. As the models trotted down the runway in big disc earrings and leather riding boots you couldn’t help but […]

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Alexander McQueen F/W 2012
“A beautiful future… a kind of soft futurism. Not cold and structured, but optimistic and forward-looking,” says Sarah Burton about her collection this season. Whereas her late boss and mentor, Lee McQueen, was also fascinated by nature, albeit the darker, more mysterious side, Sarah explores the dreamlike and organic aspects in a decidedly dramatic collection. […]

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Balmain F/W 2012
Everyone knows a Balmain collection is all about sculptural shoulders. This season, though, under Olivier Rousteing’s creative eye, the trademark jacket has been redesigned to form a boxier, slightly oversized, silhouette. Manifested in both jackets and blazers, the outerwear came in an array of colors and designs, from quilted needlepoint and exaggerated pockets to Baroque […]

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Chloé F/W 2012
In her second season as the label’s Creative Director, Clare Waight Keller injected her British sensibility into the signature French femininity at Chloe.  The look was sporty and sophisticated while retaining the label’s polish, and mixed street-cool with refinement, showing voluminous shapes and proportions.  Masculine trousers and jackets were contrasted nicely against lace, silks, pleats, […]

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Gianfranco Ferrè F/W 2012
It will be a sharply styled winter over at Gianfranco Ferre’s. And everything will be about fabric folds and the effect that reflection creates on darkly hued garments. This collection of Stefano Citron and Federico Piaggi was not about the color palette. It was about the impeccably styled confidence of the woman inside these designs. […]

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