Deemed one of fashions must see young designers, Simone Rocha’s F/W 2012 keeps up with the buzz. Rocha uses a plethora of textiles ranging from detachable knit collars to wild mohair. Her use of lace, light colors and short dresses work seamlessly with her signature perspex sole shoe. This clunky white flat helps bring some [...]
Roksanda Ilinic’s F/W 2012 collection elegantly juxtaposes feminine and masculine shapes, textures and colors. The structural blazers and trousers adorned with fur keep one moving back and forth from the notion of bold masculinity to elegant femininity. The palette ranges from eggplant purple to copper to electric blue perfectly encompassing the feeling of fall.
Pringle of Scotland presented its clean and streamlined F/W 2012 collection with a mix of fabrications. Boucle wool suiting, cashmere’s in contrasting colors and textures, and patterned jacquards were shown in a palette of soft pastels and deeper, retro reds, oranges and browns.
Marios Schwab’s F/W 2012 collection was all about layering and lace. Whether it be a delicate lace capped sleeve on a stark white base or a sleeve-to-ankle dress in sheer aubergine layered over carefully placed shimmering slip, the look is light and felt very grown-up.
Luxury urban-chic is how we would describe Thomas Tait’s F/W 2012 collection. A myriad of wardrobe staples were presented in slick silk, velour, and leather-jersey combos. A basic palette of mustard, fern green, and pumpkin brought us back to the 70s while thoughtful details such as pleated leather in cuffs, collars and hems kept pieces feeling [...]
The Jonathan Saunders F/W 2012 range is incredibly dynamic. Metallics mixed with orange, red hues and soft greys set a satiating palette. Formal stripes and fine geometrics are met with woven jackets, softening the finished look. The collections floral prints were also a nice highlight. The wearability is undeniable,
For his F/W 2012 collection Peter Pilotto offered body conscious silhouettes with form skimming, wrapping cut outs. Pilotto’s signature prints worked from a vibrant palette of red, neon blues and greens, adding all-over beading and accenting velvet swathes of fabric. For Fall/Winter, we loved the collection’s puffers and the bright, color blocked furs.
Whilst viewing the designs of the J.W. Anderson collection we’ve learned that you can never underestimate the power of stitching. Much of the collection takes block color and gives rise to texture and print using simple stitching. Lines are tapered and
Geometric and often art deco prints epitomize almost all of Holly Fulton’s collections. F/W 2012 was no exception. Whether it be a sexy sternum revealing slit, the use of PVC, a feathered collar, or perhaps a studded coat of armor, each and every new piece had the stand out effect that we have come to [...]
Tactility was an essential part of the Giles Deacon F/W 2012 collection with crisp cottons blending with velvet, feathers and sheers. Again we saw the edge taken off bold designs with use of soft cuts and full skirts. A feature of many designs this F/W has been jaw skimming necklines and
Collars and cuffs defined J. Js Lees’s F/W 2012 range. An androgynous compilation of silky grey, off-whites and staple blacks give rise to a very simple silhouette with dynamic layering. Triple lapels create surprisingly understated soft lines and pants are split at the knee and spliced with contrasting textures,